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China, Kiribati sign MOU on Belt and Road Initiative after restoring diplomatic ties

Updated  2020.01.06 23:02 GMT+8 CGTN China and Kiribati on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Beijing, months after  the two countries restored diplomatic relations . China is willing to integrate the BRI with Kiribati's 20-Year Vision development plan and expand pragmatic cooperation, President Xi Jinping said during a meeting with his Kiribati counterpart Taneti Maamau. China encourages more Chinese companies to invest in Kiribati, Xi said. Beijing has signed MOUs with all the 10 Pacific island countries that have diplomatic relations with China. The two countries should strengthen political mutual trust, Xi told Maamau. China always treats all countries – both big and small – as equals, and China supports Kiribati in choosing a development path that suits its national conditions, Xi stressed. China recognizes efforts by Maamau's government to promote its economic growth and improve people's livelihoo

Two dead, 12 wounded in Quetta blast

Pakistan Web Desk The News , Pakistan January 07, 2020 A powerful blast was reported near Liaquat Bazaar on McConaghey Road in Quetta QUETTA: At least two people were killed and 12 injured on Tuesday when a powerful explosion rocked a neighbourhood near Liaquat Bazaar on McConaghey Road in Quetta. Police said that the injured persons have been shifted to the Civil Hospital, where an emergency has been declared and additional medical staff summoned to treat the blast victims. Scene from the Civil Hospital in Quetta where emergency had been declared following the blast. One of the wounded was reportedly in critical condition. The area was cordoned off as an investigation into the blast got underway. Initial investigations suggested that explosive material might have been used in the blast. Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove condemned the blast, saying that anti-state elements are trying to destablise the law and order situation. The provincial minister directed that the wounded should be