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  • China-Pakistan rail link should be through Islamabad-Karachi Yesterday

    Beijing: With the USD 46 billion Sino-Pak Economic Corridor unveiled by President Xi Jinping stirring up a controversy in Pakistan, Chinese experts on Friday waded into the debate by suggesting that the proposed railway route be built through Karachi and Islamabad for commercial viability. A railway route along the eastern part...
  • Pakistan stood by us when China was isolated on world stage: Xi Jinping 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Islamabad stood by Beijing at a time when it stood isolated on the world stage, said visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping during his address to a joint session of Pakistan's Parliament on Tuesday. Xi extended best wishes to the "brotherly people of Pakistan" on behalf of the 1.3 billion people...
  • Look of the day: Anushka Sharma exudes timeless glamour in a polka-dot dress by Rajesh Pratap Singh 5 days ago

    Anushka Sharma is currently in Beijing attending their International Film Festival and while posing for the photogs, at a press meet, for 'NH 10', the lissome beauty raised her style stakes in an off-the-runway look by designer Rajesh Pratap Singh. The 26-year-old looked pretty in the polka-dotted...
  • China ready to sign friendship treaties with all neighbours: Xi Jinping March 28, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said that China stands ready to sign treaties of friendship and cooperation with all its neighbours to provide strong support for the development of bilateral relations as well as prosperity and stability in the region. Treaties of friendship have been signed with eight neighbouring...
  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank March 28, 2015

    Washington: US resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power. South Korea, one of America's closest friends in Asia, announced yesterday it will...
  • Reuters websites blocked in China March 20, 2015

    Beijing: Reuters news websites were inaccessible in China on Friday, the latest Western news organisation to be blocked in a country where censors keep a tight grip over information. Attempts by people in China to open the agency's English- and Chinese-language websites returned only an error message saying that the page...
  • Modi's Jaffna visit interference in Sri Lankan affairs: Chinese think tank March 20, 2015

    Beijing: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Tamil-dominated Jaffna as "interference" in Sri Lanka's affairs, an official Chinese thinktank on Friday said the recent "incidents" in Sino-Lankan ties are sufficient to "merit Beijing's attention." "Modi's trip to Sri Lanka has courted attention from media outlets of many countries including...
  • Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: A year without a clue to the tragedy March 8, 2015

    A Malaysian Airline flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard mysteriously disappeared. A year after, there is no clue about the flight and families of the people on board are still waiting for their loved ones. ...
  • A year on, MH370 passenger's family awaits her return March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Even after a year, families of MH370 passengers are awaiting their return. The Malaysian Airline flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard mysteriously disappeared. Prahlad Shirsat, husband of one of the passengers, scours the Internet every morning looking for some lead, somewhere. His wife Kranti who had...
  • It has been a frustating wait for answers, says missing MH370 Indian passenger's husband March 7, 2015

    MH370 passengers' families still live in uncertainty as one year passes. "After a year we are back to where we started. We don't know where the plane is, where the passengers are, we don't know what happened, why it happened, we don't know who did what. It's a wide open...
  • Beijing yet to approve MH370 commemoration: Relatives March 6, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Friday they were still waiting for permission from authorities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the plane's disappearance. Two-thirds of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were from China, where the stability-obsessed ruling Communist Party...
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 March 1, 2015

    Wellington: The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the...
  • Jackie Chan's son, freed from jail, apologises to the public February 14, 2015

    Beijing: Jaycee Chan, son of movie star Jackie Chan, began the process of rehabilitating his image on Saturday as he appeared in public for the first time following a six-month jail sentence on drug charges and apologised for his actions. Speaking softly and wearing a dark-coloured suit and collarless shirt, the...
  • PM Modi will visit China in May 2015: Sushma Swaraj February 1, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said ahead of her meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. "Modiji is going to come in May. I will give them dates. This is a preparatory visit," she told the Indian media...
  • China warns India against ulterior motives of the United States January 27, 2015

    Beijing: As the world witnesses India expand ties with the United States, the Chinese government has expressed its displeasure with the Indo-US joint statement which mentions maritime disputes, referring specifically to the South China Sea. China even warned that India should not fall prey to the ulterior motives of the...
  • 2015 edition of Mumbai Marathon begins with 40,485 participants January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The 2015 edition of the Mumbai Marathon started on Sunday at 5:40 am in which around 40,000 people took part. This year's edition of the marathon will both start and finish at the Azad Maidan sports ground in South Mumbai and will bring together thousands of long-distance runners, senior...
  • Son of Jackie Chan jailed for six months in China on drugs charge January 9, 2015

    Beijing: Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, was jailed for six months in China on Friday on a drugs charge, the latest celebrity felled by the government's aggressive anti-narcotics campaign. The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was formally charged last month with "the crime...
  • Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year December 31, 2014

    Sydney: After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite from the gloom will converge on the beaches...
  • What's happening with the search for Flight 370? December 30, 2014

    Sydney: As hundreds of search crews frantically scour the waters off Indonesia where AirAsia Flight 8501 went down, a couple of ships a few thousand kilometres to the south are quietly combing another patch of ocean for perhaps the most infamous missing plane of all time - Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • China charges Jackie Chan's son over drug offence December 23, 2014

    Beijig: China's state prosecutor said on Monday it had formally charged Jaycee Chan, son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, with a drugs offence, meaning he is almost certain to face trial. The younger Chan, a 32-year-old actor and singer, was arrested in Beijing this year after testing positive for...
  • Thai flight returns to Bangkok after passenger tosses hot water at crew member December 13, 2014

    Bangkok: A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said on Friday. A statement from the budget airline Thai AirAsia said the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening charter flight to Nanjing berated the crew...
  • Looking forward to PM Modi's visit to Beijing: Chinese Premier November 13, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had his first meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who said that China is looking forward to the Indian leader's maiden visit to Beijing. Modi met Li at the Myanmar International Convention Centre on the sidelines of the back-to-back India-ASEAN and East Asia...
  • US, China sign symbolic emissions plan, play down rivalry November 12, 2014

    Beijing: The United States and China announced a largely symbolic plan on Wednesday to implement new limits on carbon emissions, the highlight of a summit between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which both leaders played down suggestions of differences and rivalry. US officials said the commitments by the world's two...
  • Barack Obama urges China to be partner in ensuring world order November 10, 2014

    Beijing: US President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it. Speaking to growing concerns among US and other companies about the Chinese business environment...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing November 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator. Protest numbers have dwindled since mass rallies mobilised tens of thousands demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader. But demonstrators are...
  • Hong Kong activists regroup; police chief warns safety at risk October 18, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong pro-democracy activists recaptured parts of a core protest zone from police early on Saturday after hours of turmoil that the city's police chief warned undermined order and jeopardised public safety. Dozens of people were injured in the skirmishes, including 18 police, which raged through the night as...
  • China to launch world's largest exhibition complex in 2015 October 18, 2014

    Beijing: China is building a $2.4 billion exhibition complex in Shanghai which is expected to be the world's largest upon completion next year. The National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, expected to be completed in March 2015, is set to host it's first exhibition as a trial run from...
  • Hong Kong protests at crossroads as traffic, frustration pile up October 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's dwindling pro-democracy protesters relaxed blockades of key places on Tuesday, allowing some business supplies in and out, although traffic was still largely snarled and talks with the government offered little hope of a quick solution. Hundreds of protesters in the second week of their campaign for greater...
  • Eight killed in China vehicle pileup October 5, 2014

    Beijing: A vehicle pileup in China's Guangdong province left eight people killed, authorities said on Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon in Zijin County when a truck collided with a car and a minibus. Eight people in the minibus, including the driver, died in the accident, Xinhua quoted public security authorities...
  • China's Buddhist temple receives holy relic from Thailand September 24, 2014

    Beijing: More than 100 Buddhist monks arrived at China's oldest Buddhist temple to present a precious sarira gifted by Thailand, authorities said. The sarira, a bead-shaped object said to be collected from the ashes of the Buddha, will be placed in a Thai-style garden at the 1,946-year-old Baima temple in Luyong...