Foreign and Military Affairs

No Chinese citizens taken hostage in Pakistan

Updated: 2011-05-23 19:10


Twitter Facebook Myspace Yahoo! Linkedin Mixx

BEIJING - No Chinese nationals were taken hostage in a terrorist attack on an air force base in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi late Sunday night, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu confirmed in a press release here on Monday.

A total of 13 Pakistani army personnel including 11 navy officers and two rangers were killed in the fight which broke out about 10:30 pm local time Sunday night, according to the latest local report.

Jiang said, as a friendly neighbor of Pakistan, China supports the efforts of Pakistani government and people in maintaining the country's social stability.


Thawing out

After a deep freeze in sales during the recession, China’s air conditioner makers are bouncing back

Preview of the coming issue
Cool Iron lady
Of good and evil

European Edition


Memory lanes

Shanghai’s historic ALLEYS not just unique architecture but a way of life

Great expectations

Hong Kong-born singer songwriter rises to the top of the UK pops.

A diplomat of character

Belgian envoy draws on personal fascination to help build China ties.

Her story is history
Sino-US Dialogue
Drunk driving