CHINA

  • Bharti Airtel, China Mobile to collaborate on 4G 7 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian telecommunications carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd said it would collaborate with China Mobile Ltd on growing fourth-generation (4G) mobile data services. The two companies will also work on a joint strategy for procurement of 4G devices including smartphones, Bharti Airtel said in a statement. Bharti Airtel operates 4G networks...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action 9 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • Watch: China's Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 3 days ago

    China on Saturday tests its Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 which is being projected as rival to the US Air force F-2. ...
  • China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts 3 days ago

    Beijing: Some of China's largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said. Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings, Baidu, Sina Corp affiliate Weibo Corp and other companies deleted the accounts in a...
  • China's world no.1 Xu Xin confirmed for Asian Cup TT in Jaipur 5 days ago

    Jaipur: Table Tennis giants China have made a few changes in their squad for the Asian Cup to be held here from March 13 to 15 at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium. With the preparation in full swing for the big event, the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) has finalised...
  • Lankan Foreign Minister on maiden visit to China on Friday 5 days ago

    Beijing: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will embark on his maiden visit to China on Friday to hold talks with the top leadership in Beijing on some of the big- ticket Chinese investments, including the USD 1.5 billion Colombo port project that is being reviewed by his government. Samaraweera will...
  • Budget may back off fertiliser subsidy reform 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Investors looking for India's budget on Saturday to tackle fertiliser subsidies are likely to be disappointed, because sources say the government plans to largely maintain the current regime. The government was widely expected to deregulate urea prices after freeing up diesel following a fall in crude prices, but two...
  • British MP to retire after 'cash for access' sting 6 days ago

    London: A senior British lawmaker on Tuesday announced his retirement from Parliament and quit as the chairman of an influential parliamentary security committee after he was secretly filmed offering his services to a fictitious Chinese company in return for thousands of pounds. Sir Malcolm Rifkind also stepped down as chair of...
  • China tops patent applications list in 2014 1 week ago

    Beijing: China has received 9.28 lakh patent applications last year, making it the highest recipient of requests for patents globally for the fourth successive year even as experts say the world's second largest economy lacks competitive edge despite the large numbers. The number of invention patent applications filed to the State...
  • China protests PM Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, says it isn't conducive for bilateral relations February 21, 2015

    Shanghai: China said on Friday it had lodged an official protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to a border region claimed by both countries. China disputes the entire territory of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it south Tibet. Its historic town Tawang, a key site for Tibetan Buddhism, was briefly occupied by...
  • China shuts down 65 dating, matchmaking websites for obscenity February 20, 2015

    Beijing:China's Internet watchdog has shut down 65 dating and other match-making websites for allegedly spreading obscene content. "These websites allowed registration with false names,leaked customers' information, connived some users' fraud and spread obscene and lascivious content," the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said. "The circumstances were serious and the impact was terrible,"...
  • Xiaomi is now China's smartphone market king; dethrones Samsung: Report February 19, 2015

    Shanghai: Upstart Xiaomi was the top smartphone company in China last year with a 12.5 per cent market share, narrowly outpacing South Korea's Samsung, market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC) said today. Samsung was just behind with 12.1 per cent market share based on shipments by vendor in 2014, slipping...
  • Depleting numbers stretch IAF as Pakistan and China modernise their air force at a rapid pace February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's air force risks a major capability gap opening up with China and Pakistan without new western warplanes or if local defence contractors can't produce what the military needs in a timely manner. A 2012 agreement to buy 126 Rafale fighters from France's Dassault Aviation has stalled due to a...
  • Happy to see friendly ties between India and Sri Lanka: China February 17, 2015

    Beijing: China ON Tuesday reacted guardedly to new Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's India visit, saying it is "happy to see" close and friendly relations between them and emphasised that sound ties among the three nations will be conducive to the entire region. "Sri Lanka and India are friendly and...
  • China shuts 65 'obscene and lascivious' dating, matchmaking websites February 17, 2015

    Beijing: China's Internet regulator has shut 65 dating and other match-making websites after accusing them of spreading obscene content and allowing registration with false names, Xinhua state news agency said on Tuesday. Sites closed included ones with names like "Get a one-night stand" and "Playing with you net", Xinhua said, citing...
  • Alibaba CEO Jack Ma unhappy with the company's performance in 2014, says staff will not receive traditional Chinese New Year gifts February 14, 2015

    Beijing: Internet tycoon Jack Ma has said his employees will not receive traditional Chinese New Year gifts because 2014 had not been "exceptional" for the company, despite its world-beating IPO listing on Wall Street. Chinese bosses ordinarily hand out "hong bao" -- red envelopes filled with cash -- to staff ahead...
  • Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates meets with China's technology minister February 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Bill Gates, Microsoft's former CEO, met with China's technology minister this week, said a statement on the ministry website, days after U.S. tech groups expressed concerns over Chinese regulation damaging their businesses. In the meeting with China's Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, in which Gates was representing the...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

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  • Ahead of PM Modi's visit, China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing...
  • 'India, China need to show flexibility to settle border issue' February 11, 2015

    Beijing: Calling on India to adopt a more "pro-active approach" to resolve the boundary issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expected May visit to China, a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuseday that both sides need to demonstrate "flexibility and innovation" to reach a settlement especially over Arunachal Pradesh. In...
  • It's official: India is fastest growing big economy February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Taken at face value, India on Monday became the fastest growing major economy in the world after its statisticians changed the way they measure Asia's third-largest economy and showed it clocked faster growth than China in the December quarter. It marks a dramatic turnaround for an economy that a...
  • China asks India to sign a new Code of Conduct on Border management February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 18th round of Special Representative Boundary talks between India and China, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi in Munich on the sidelines of a international security conference and discussed steps to deepen the bilateral cooperation. China asked India to sign...
  • China assisted Pakistan to build 6 nuclear reactors February 9, 2015

    Beijing: China has assisted Pakistan to build six nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 3.4 million kilowatts, a top Chinese official said on Sunday as Beijing plans to build two 1100 mw reactors in Karachi with USD 6.5 billion assistance. Outlining China's nuclear technology exports, Wang Xiaotao, vice...
  • New era is beginning in India-China ties: BJP February 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A new era is beginning in India-China relations due to the synergy between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, BJP leader Tarun Vijay on Saturday said. "A new brave era is beginning in India-China relations due to the wonderful synergy between Prime Minister Modi and President...
  • China to have most robots in the world by 2017: Report February 6, 2015

    Frankfurt: China will have more robots operating in its production plants by 2017 than any other country as it cranks up automation of its car and electronics factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said on Thursday. Already the biggest market in the $9.5 billion global robot trade - or $29...
  • PM Modi to visit Germany, France, China, Russia in coming months February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit four major countries- Germany, France, China and Russia- in coming months. Modi himself disclosed his plans to visit France in April when French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on him on Thursday, telling him that he looked forward to the visit. The Prime Minister's...
  • Chinese teen chops off hand to cure Internet addiction! February 5, 2015

    Beijing; In a grisly incident, a 19-year-oldboy in China chopped off his left hand with a cleaver in order to cure his Internet addiction. Xiao Wang (pseudonym), a high school senior, in Nantong, Jiangsu Province is recovering after doctors were able to successfully reattach his hand. He performed the amputation...
  • To filter 'pornographic' content China bans fake, parody accounts on internet February 5, 2015

    Beijing: Further tightening its control over Internet use, China has barred use of nicknames like 'Obama' and 'Putin' in cyberspace and put in place processes to filter out "malicious" and "pornographic" content. Fake and parody accounts pretending to be government organisations, celebrities and officials are banned, the Cyberspace Administration of China...
  • India, China bound by 'unbreakable bond': PM Modi February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India and China are bound by an "unbreakable bond", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while advocating that the two countries should know and understand each other better. Citing the legacy of ancient civilization, he said India and China have had "some bond of relationship" for thousands...