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China-India Stand-Off Along LAC In Ladakh Comes To End, Claims Beijing

New Delhi: China and India on Wednesday began their simultaneous withdrawal of troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, according to an official statement issued by the Chinese government. If the Chinese official statement is to be believed, the nine month-long stand-off between the two Asian giants has come to an end. […]

China Rejects US Call For UNSC Meeting On Hong Kong

Beijing: China has rejected the US’ request for a UN Security Council meeting to address Beijing’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, saying that the matter was an internal one that does not concern the world body. In a statement on Wednesday, the US Mission to the UN denounced that the actions of the […]

5G signal now available on Mount Everest peak

Beijing: Climbers to Mount Everest from the Chinese side can now enjoy high-speed 5G coverage after the world’s highest-altitude base station started operation in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, the state media reported on Friday. Built at an altitude of 6,500 metres, the base station which became operational on Thursday, is located at the […]

31 injured in China earthquake

Beijing: Thirty-one people were injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian County in China’s Sichuan province, authorities said on Sunday. Rescuers have sent the injured to hospitals for treatment. None of them are in critical condition, Xinhua news agency reported. The quake struck at 10.29 p.m. Saturday, at a depth of 10 km. The epicentre […]

16 killed in China rains

Beijing: Sixteen people were killed and 12 were reported missing after torrential rains caused havoc in China, authorities said on Tuesday. In Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, week-long downpours have triggered floods in six cities and 32 counties, killing nine and affecting over 360,000 people, reports Xinhua news agency. The floods have damaged more than 1,300 […]

First fully albino giant panda filmed in China

Beijing: A fully albino giant panda has been filmed roaming bamboo forests in China — the first ever recorded in the wild, an expert said on Monday. The footage was taken on an infrared camera in April at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, in Sichuan province, reserve management authorities said on Saturday. Li Sheng, a […]

Jaish chief Masood Azhar now global terrorist; India, France welcome it

Beijing: In a huge diplomatic victory for India, the UN Security Council on Wednesday declared Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, a move that was being blocked by China for nearly 10 years. The decision of the UNSC’s 1267 Sanctions Committee came about two and a half months after the JeM […]

This restaurant in China employs only deaf waiters

Beijing: A restaurant in China’s capital is offering opportunities to people that are hard-of-hearing by employing a team of deaf waiters who communicate with customers aided by guide cards. With a look of concentration and a timid smile on his face, Cao Xueting goes about serving food to diners in a quiet but determined manner […]

26 firefighters die battling China forest fire

Beijing: At least 26 firefighters have died while battling a forest fire in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, authorities said on Monday. Thirty people were reported missing on Sunday after being trapped by a sudden change in wind direction in Liangshan prefecture in Sichuan province, the South China Morning Post reported. The Emergency Ministry said on […]

Sri Lanka to get $1 bn Chinese loan, sign free trade pact

Beijing: Sri Lanka will get a $1 billion loan from China, its biggest lender and might sign a free trade agreement with Beijing, becoming the third country to ink such a pact in India’s neighbourhood. Sri Lankan envoy to Beijing Karunasena Kodituwakku, who made the announcement here, said it was wrong to accuse China of […]

US-China trade talks extended till Wednesday

Beijing/Washington: The trade talks between US and Chinese officials that began in Beijing on Monday, has been extended till Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the American Trade Representative. The extension was a fresh sign that discussions were moving in a positive direction as staff for the two sides meet face to face for the […]

China passes law to have its own version of Islam

Beijing: China has passed a law that seeks to “Sinicize” Islam within five years and might do that with other four religions in the country, according to the state media. Under the all-powerful Chinese President Xi Jinping, China has heavily cracked down on religion, especially Islam practised by most Uighurs in the country’s Xinjiang province […]

Apple appeals against broad iPhone sales ban in China

Beijing: Apple has appealed against a Chinese court ruling that banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple, a stunning decision that comes amid the trade war between the US and China, CNBC reported. Apple accused Qualcomm of playing dirty tricks, including asserting a patent that had […]

China to build underwater bullet train route

Beijing: The Chinese government has approved a project to build the first underwater bullet train route in the country, a media report said on Thursday. The line will connect Ningbo, a port city south of Shanghai, to Zhoushan, an archipelago off the east coast, CNN reported. The proposed underwater tunnel will be a part of […]

5 children killed as car rams into school kids in China

Beijing: At least five children were killed and 18 injured on Thursday as a car rammed into a group of school children who were crossing a road in China’s Liaoning province. The media reported that the accused has been identified as the son of a top Communist Party official. The accused has been arrested. The […]

India, China to discuss border, other major issues

Beijing: India and China will discuss their vexed boundary dispute and try to sort out major issues at the 21st round of two-day border talks beginning on Friday in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Beijing said on Wednesday. The two countries, which fought a war in 1962 and have had several skirmishes since then along […]

5G to be expected on world's longest cross-sea bridge

Beijing: The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge, the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, is expected to have 5G service in the future, authorities said on Sunday. The 55-km bridge that opened last month connects the mainland province of Guangdong with Hong Kong and Macao, reports Xinhua news agency. “The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge now has good coverage of 4G […]

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14 kids injured in China knife attack

Beijing: A woman attacked and injured at least 14 children with a kitchen knife at a Chinese kindergarten in Chongqing on Friday, police said. She was arrested. The 39-year-old woman entered the school in Banan district when the children were in the playground, the BBC reported. Although the authorities have not said anything about the […]

Chinese-made world's largest amphibious aircraft completes successful flight

Beijing: China’s home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, claimed by Beijing as the world’s largest, carried out its first take-off and landing on waters on Saturday. Developed and built by the state-owned aircraft giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the seaplane took off from the Zhanghe Reservoir in Jingmen, Hubei’s province, at 8.51 a.m., and stayed airborne […]

India biggest hurdle for China in promoting Buddhism

Beijing: India is the biggest roadblock for China to promote its Belt and Road project through Buddhism that can also help curb terrorism and separatism, Chinese scholars have said. At a two-day symposium of Tibetan monks and scholars in Northwest China’s Qinghai Province on Tuesday, one of them said that the Dalai Lama had set […]

China tests three hypersonic missiles at one go

Beijing: China has achieved a feat of testing three types of hypersonic aircraft missiles at the same time, a media report has said. The tests of three scaled-down models of “wide-speed-range vehicles”, which can fly at, from hypersonic velocity to lower than the speed of sound, were carried out on September 21 at the Jiuquan […]

Union Bank sues Nirav Modi in Hong Kong court: Report

Beijing: The Union Bank of India has sued fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi in a Hong Kong court, a media report said. A report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post said the Union Bank claimed in a writ filed at the High Court on Wednesday that the Mumbai-born businessman, wanted for a massive […]

Gut microbiota can aid in early diagnosis of liver cancer

Beijing: Chinese researchers have identified gut microbiota as a new biomarker of liver cancer, that can help in early diagnosis as well as treatment of the condition. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Due to the absence of specific symptoms in […]

New AI model helps assess brain injury in patients

Beijing: Chinese researchers have built an artificial intelligence (AI) model with medical imaging that would help determine whether patients with severe brain damage might regain consciousness. Severe brain injury can lead to disorders of consciousness (DOC). Some patients can recover from an acute brain injury but others fall into chronic DOC, also known as a […]

Chinese rover set to explore far side of Moon

Beijing: China’s space agency has revealed images of the exploration vehicle with which it hopes to reach the far side of the Moon by the end of this year, a feat no country has ever accomplished, the media reported on Thursday. In December, the vehicle will travel aboard the unmanned lunar probe Chang’e 4, which […]