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3 people confirmed dead in landslide in China

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Beijing: Three people were confirmed dead in a landslide in China’s Yunnan province, authorities said on Sunday.

Landslide_0The landslide occurred around 7 p.m. on Saturday at a village in Funing county, Xinhua news agency reported.

Till early Sunday, eight people were unaccounted for after government workers visited households in several villages, according to the county’s publicity office.

Witnesses said they saw people passing by the road when the disaster occurred. The landslide site is 32 km from the county seat.

More than 200 rescuers, along with 11 excavators and four sniffer dogs, are searching for the missing people in the debris.

(IANS)

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China and Pakistan reach a Consensus on Defense Relations

The Prime Minister said Pakistan is willing to enhance strategic cooperation and pragmatic exchanges in all sectors with China, and ensure the smooth development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and contribute to the regional development and prosperity.

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He said the two militaries should also promote their defence relations comprehensively in the new era, maintain the common interests of the two countries and peace and stability of the region as well as the world.
Visiting Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia. Wikimedia Commons.

Visiting Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia has said the Chinese and Pakistani militaries should implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two counties and enhance strategic communication and pragmatic cooperation.

Zhang made the remarks during his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, appreciating that the Pakistani side firmly supports China over issues related to China’s core interests, Xinhua news agency.

He said the two militaries should also promote their defence relations comprehensively in the new era, maintain the common interests of the two countries and peace and stability of the region as well as the world.
Pakistani Prime Minister. Wikimedia Commons.

He said the two militaries should also promote their defence relations comprehensively in the new era, maintain the common interests of the two countries and peace and stability of the region as well as the world.

For his part, Abbasi said Pakistan and China have been seeing close relationships and have carried out broad and deep defence cooperation, adding that Pakistan firmly sticks to the one-China policy.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan is willing to enhance strategic cooperation and pragmatic exchanges in all sectors with China, and ensure the smooth development of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and contribute to the regional development and prosperity. IANS.

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