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  • India wants to resolve all issues with Pakistan through talks: NSA 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that there are no problems which cannot be resolved, India on Tuesday said it would like to address all its issues with Pakistan through talks while having an "effective deterrence" to deal with terrorism emanating from there. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval also emphasised that India wants to...
  • China has nearly 60,000 centenarians 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    Beijing: A total of 58,789 centenarians are living in China, and the oldest is 128 years old, the Gerontological Society of China revealed on Tuesday. Three-quarters of the long-living people are women, and most of them are living in the countryside, Xinhua reported citing the society. Provinces with the most centenarians are...
  • Chinese hackers may have have infiltrated Apple iCloud 9 hours 15 minutes ago

    Boston/Beijing: Apple's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using a method called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, unknown hackers interposed their own website between users...
  • China says Hong Kong protests an attempt to seek independence Yesterday

    Beijing: China has termed the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong an attempt to seek self-determination and independence, as it grappled to deal with the student-led movement that has occupied parts of the financial hub for more than three weeks. For the first time, the ruling Communist Party's official organ the People's...
  • Li Na denies tennis comeback 2 days ago

    Singapore: Recently-retired Li Na of China on Sunday ruled out returning to the tennis circuit. "I'm already 32. I have to take care of my family right now because over the last 32 years I was trying as hard as I can on the tennis court. I am not going to...
  • China, US to fight Ebola epidemic together 2 days ago

    Beijing: Setting aside their differences, the US and China agreed to cooperate in stepping up efforts to control the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Visiting Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State John Kerry, who met in Boston, agreed to enhance cooperation on fighting the Ebola epidemic, Chinese...
  • Hong Kong activists regroup; police chief warns safety at risk 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • China's most advanced space launch centre to start work soon 3 days ago

    Beijing: China has completed construction of its most advanced space launch centre, designed to handle next generation rockets and space station modules, and it will be operational soon. Work at the Wenchang Satellite Launch Centre in Hainan province, which is the fourth but the most advanced rocket launch centre, has...
  • After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences. India, which under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck an assertive national security posture, also agreed to China's request to...
  • Al Pacino set to return to Broadway in David Mamet's 'China Doll' 4 days ago

    New York: Oscar- and Tony-winning actor Al Pacino will return to Broadway next year in the world premiere of "China Doll," a new play by David Mamet, its producers said on Thursday. The play, which Mamet wrote for Pacino, will begin performances in October 2015, according to producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry...
  • PM to meet top military commanders today, ceasefire violation, India-China border likely to be discussed 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. He is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and the recent developments...
  • PM to address top military commanders on Friday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the country's top military commanders for the first time on Friday at a conference during which he will outline his strategic vision and get a briefing on the overall security situation. The Combined Commanders' conference of the three Services is expected to...
  • China FDI goes up to $87.36 billion this year: Government 5 days ago

    Beijing: China received $87.36 billion in FDI this year, down 1.4 per cent compared to last year, but on course to achieve the official target of $120 billion and help the government's "Made in China" drive. China's outbound direct investment (ODI) by non-financial firms rose to $74.96 billion up 21.6...
  • No one can warn India: Rajnath Singh to China 5 days ago

    Manesar (Haryana): With China reacting sharply to government's plans to construct a border road in Arunachal Pradesh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today sent a strong message, asserting that no one can warn India. "Today, no one can give warning to India. We are a very powerful country," he told reporters on...
  • Hong Kong Police pepper sprays protesters, China blocks BBC's website 5 days ago

    Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Thursday to stop pro-democracy protesters from blocking a major road near the office of the city's embattled leader amid public anger over the police beating of a protester a day earlier. At police headquarters in the nearby entertainment district of Wan Chai, hundreds of...
  • China says no need 'so far' for PLA deployment in Hong Kong 5 days ago

    Hong Kong: China sees no need "so far" for its army to be deployed in Hong Kong to contain democracy protests, a Beijing official said today, without ruling out the prospect after violent overnight clashes. Rumours have frequently swept protest camps that the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which maintains a garrison...
  • India, China sign deal on clean water technologies 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday signed a deal with Canada on clean water technologies, with a focus on Prime Minister's Clean Rivers Mission. An MoU was signed in this regard between the two countries in the presence of Union Minister of State of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh, Canadian Minister...
  • Hong Kong tycoon calls for protests to end after tension over police beating 6 days ago

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Police arrested about 45 protesters in the early hours...
  • Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US 6 days ago

    Vienna: Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif, quoted by Iran's Fars news agency, was speaking after...
  • China on the lookout for the Siberian tiger Putin's released into the wild after it crossed the border in search of food 1 week ago

    Beijing: China is on the hunt for a Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, state media said on Thursday, after the animal roamed across the border, likely in search of food. The tiger, named Kuzia, was one of three of the rare wild cats that Putin...
  • Pakistan briefs P-5 about security tensions on LoC, IB 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday briefed the envoys of five permanent members of the UN Security Council about the tensions on the LoC and International Border with India. In a statement, Pakistan Foreign Office said Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz briefed the ambassadors...
  • India may impose safeguard tax to check Chinese imports: DIPP October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday said that it could consider imposing "some kind of safeguard duties' on Chinese imports to bridge the huge trade gap as it cannot be sustained in the long run. "This trade deficit (between India and China) is not sustainable in the long run and therefore...
  • World's biggest cave discovered in China October 12, 2014

    London: Explorers have discovered the world's largest cave by volume in China. Researchers have found that Miao Room Chamber in China is the largest in the world with a volume measured as 10.78 million cubic metres. This is approximately 10 per cent larger than Sarawak Chamber in Malaysia, the previous...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress targets PM over his ceasefire violations remarks October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks that issues like ceasefire violations should not be a matter of debate for political gains, Congress on Friday said Modi himself had centered his Lok Sabha campaign over border tensions with Pakistan and China. Dubbing Modi as BJP's "Prachar Mantri"...
  • China arrests 25 in media coverage extortion case October 10, 2014

    Beijing: Twenty-five employees of Chinese media, including journalists of a prominent business newspaper website, have been arrested for allegedly extorting money from companies in return for favorable coverage, in a crackdown on paid-news in the country. The Shanghai Prosecution Service arrested Liu Dong, president of the 21st Century Business Herald's...
  • Communist China, Vietnam show overwhelming support in favour of free markets: Study October 9, 2014

    Washington: Enthusiasm for free markets runs higher in communist China and Vietnam than in traditional capitalist bastions the United States and United Kingdom, the Pew Research Centre reports. A world-topping 95 per cent of Vietnamese say that most people are better off in free-market economies, and 76 per cent of Chinese...
  • Hong Kong sympathisers plan 'Occupy Tiananmen' campaign October 9, 2014

    Beijing: The "Occupy Tiananmen" movement has posted a request on Twitter for Beijing residents to take to the streets with umbrellas next Saturday in a show of solidarity with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has the umbrella as its symbol. The tweet recommends that supporters come out from 11 am...
  • Indian steel manufacturing firms eye Chinese technology October 9, 2014

    Beijing: Top Indian steel manufacturing firms are eyeing Chinese technology and low-cost equipment as India's steel capacity is expected to soar in the next 15 years, driven by growth in infrastructure construction in the the country. "We will need Chinese equipment and technology suppliers for our steel industry's growth, since...
  • Xi Jinping's book on governance provides window to world about China October 9, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has penned a book offering an insight to the world on governance in the world's most populous nation, becoming the first CPC leader in recent years to have written a book while in office. 'Xi Jinping: The Governance of China', which has been published in...