Beijing

  • US spying allegations are serious, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel July 7, 2014

    Beijing: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about. The case risks further straining ties with Washington, which have been...
  • Chinese pet dog is a smoking addict July 1, 2014

    Beijing: A two-year-old dog owned by a smoker in China has picked up his master's habit and become so addicted to smoking that it must have a cigarette before going to sleep. The husky in Anda, Heilongjiang province began smoking last year, when it was adopted, according to its owner,...
  • Malaysia jet passengers likely suffocated: Australia June 27, 2014

    Sydney: The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, a new report released by Australian officials on Thursday said. In a 55-page report, the Australian Transport Safety Board outlined how investigators had arrived at this...
  • Search for Malaysia Airlines jet shifts south June 26, 2014

    Sydney: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will shift further south in the Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said on Thursday, ushering in yet another new phase of the long, costly and so far fruitless search. The Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8 shortly after...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Pratibha Patel's visit to China June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha's take on former President Pratibha Patel's visit to Beijing. She visited Beijing to meet the President of China. The meeting was high on ceremony and light on policies. ...
  • Blast in apartment in China kills three June 9, 2014

    Beijing: Three people were killed and four others were injured in a blast in an apartment in southwest China's Yunnan province on Monday. The blast, which occurred at around 2:30 am (local time), ripped through the fourth floor apartment on Ziyun Street in Chuxiong City, state-run Xinhua news agency reported....
  • China keen on working with the Narendra Modi government: MEA June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-hour long meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India and China in New Delhi was useful, cordial and productive, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Stating that it was a new productive beginning between the Indian and Chinese governments, Akbaruddin said that the latter supported...
  • 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown: 'Tankman' and other iconic photos from June 4, 1989 June 4, 2014

    China on Wednesday imposed smothering security in central Beijing on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, a bloody watershed in history that remains a taboo topic in the communist nation. The United States demanded the release of scores of people detained in the run-up to the anniversary, as...
  • Eyewitness: Tiananmen, the night dreams became nightmares June 4, 2014

    Beijing: "They're shooting!" The cry spreads through the Beijing crowd at 11:30 pm, as the first clicks from the army's AK-47s ring out into the darkness. On the Avenue of Eternal Peace, the wide street running north of Tiananmen Square, one protester refuses to believe it. "No, no, they wouldn't shoot," he...
  • Security tight in Beijing on Tiananmen anniversary June 4, 2014

    Beijing: Authorities in Beijing blanketed the city center with heavy security on Wednesday on the 25th anniversary of the bloody military suppression of pro-democracy protests centered on Tiananmen Square. Police and paramilitary officers patrolled the vast plaza and surrounding streets, stopping vehicles seeking to enter the area and demanding identification from...
  • MH370: Relatives of passengers accuse Malaysia of withholding data May 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Families of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 on Wednesday accused Malaysia of withholding crucial satellite data, saying a long-awaited report is incomplete and does not prove the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Authorities on Tuesday released a 47-page summary of communication logs from the Malaysia Airlines plane recorded...
  • Father beats daughter to death for copying homework in China May 21, 2014

    Beijing: An 11-year-old Chinese girl was beaten to death by her father for copying her classmate's homework, media reports said on Wednesday. The father, surnamed Zhang, ordered the girl to kneel down, tied her hands and beat her at about 8:30 pm on Monday when he discovered she had copied...
  • Richie Mehta's 'Siddharth' wins Tiantan award at Beijing film festival April 25, 2014

    Beijing: Director Richie Mehta's Indo-Canadian film 'Siddharth' won the Tiantan award for best feature film at the 4th Beijing international film festival. Mehta, a Canadian director of Indian origin, got inspired to make the film after meeting a man on the streets of Delhi who was searching for his missing son. Rajesh...
  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale April 10, 2014

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors late...
  • 'Chindia' still vibrant idea: Jairam Ramesh March 27, 2014

    Beijing: 'Chindia', an idea projecting the joint rise of China and India remains a vibrant concept, but it can only be a reality if both nations can overcome suspicions and establish reciprocal partnerships, says Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who coined the phrase. "Ten years ago, when I proposed the concept...
  • Suspected debris of missing Malaysian plane may have sunk: Australia March 21, 2014

    The international team hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has not turned up anything so far, and Australia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspected debris may have sunk. Aircraft and ships have renewed a search in the Andaman Sea between India and Thailand, going over...
  • Australia says suspected debris of Malaysian plane may have sunk March 21, 2014

    The international team hunting for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean has not turned up anything so far, and Australia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspected debris may have sunk. Aircraft and ships have renewed a search in the Andaman Sea between India and Thailand, going over areas...
  • Australian press conference on missing Malaysian plane: As it happened March 20, 2014

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. ...
  • Satellite finds 2 objects possibly from Malaysian jet MH370: Australia March 20, 2014

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. "New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search ... in the south Indian...
  • 'Missing Malaysian plane: Co-pilot spoke the last words' March 17, 2014

    The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline's chief executive said on Monday, as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as one possible explanation for the disappearance. ...
  • Timeline: How Malaysia's Flight MH370 went missing March 17, 2014

    Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, March 8: (all times are local Malaysian, eight hours ahead of GMT) 00:41 - Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departs from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Investigators look for motive in Malaysia plane disappearance March 16, 2014

    Police are combing through the personal, political and religious backgrounds of pilots and crew of a missing Malaysian jetliner, a senior officer said on Sunday, trying to work out why someone aboard flew the plane hundreds of miles off course. No trace of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has been found...
  • Malaysian Air Force chief says missing plane may have turned back March 10, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as scores of ships and aircraft from across Asia resumed a hunt for the plane and its 239 passengers. There was still no confirmed sighting of debris in the seas...
  • Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing vanishes, suspense on false IDs March 10, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. There were no indications of sabotage nor claims of a terrorist attack. But the passenger manifest issued...
  • Beed woman among passengers of missing Malaysian flight March 10, 2014

    Beed: A 44-year-old woman, hailing from Beed district of Maharashtra, was among the 239 people onboard the Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines flight that is presumed to have crashed into sea off Vietnamese coast. Kranti Shirsat was one of the five Indians onboard. The Boeing 777-200 Flight MH370 disappeared last night at...
  • Vietnam says oil slicks seen as it searches for Malaysia plane March 10, 2014

    Vietnamese rescue planes have spotted large oil slicks and a column of smoke off its coastline, but it was not clear if they were connected to a missing Malaysia Airlines carrier, a transportation ministry official said on Saturday. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went...
  • Malaysian plane still missing; questions over false IDs March 10, 2014

    A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast on Saturday, and European officials said two people on board were using false identities. There were no reports of bad weather and no sign why the Boeing 777-200 would have vanished from...
  • Chinese boy stabs self with needles for scoring just 99 pc March 2, 2014

    Beijing: In a shocking incident, a 9-year-old boy in China inserted four sewing needles into his stomach as a form of self-punishment for scoring 'only' 99-per cent in his exam. Doctors in Heilongjiang Province spent over two hours removing the needles that were buried in the child's stomach. The boy's father...
  • Beijing eases one child norm as China adopts new policy February 21, 2014

    Chinese capital Beijing relaxed its one-child per couple birth control policy on Friday, allowing them to have a second offspring if either parent is an only child. An amendment to Beijing's population and family planning regulations was approved at a meeting of the standing committee of the Beijing municipal people's congress...
  • Delhi beats Beijing as the world's most polluted city February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi has beaten Beijing to the dubious title of world's most polluted city as the air pollution is literally choking this city. It has been tagged as having the worst air quality in the world, beating Beijing in terms of particulate matter pollution which causes cancer and various...