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  • Urbanising India best bet for Chinese steel 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will be the lone bright spot for Chinese steelmen trying to cut bloated inventories as Asia's third-largest economy embarks on a once-in-a-generation urbanisation drive under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Urban dwellers will double to more than 800 million by 2050, a scale of mass urbanisation only seen...
  • Narendra Modi a big hit on microblog 'Weibo': Chinese media 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Beijing: China's official media on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to open an account on the popular Chinese social microblog Weibo, saying he scored a "big hit" ahead of his visit here next week. "Modi scores big hit with micro blog in run-up to visit," read the headline in...
  • Narendra Modi's three-nation tour to China, Mongolia, South Korea from May 14-19 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a three-nation official visit to China, Mongolia and South Korea from May 14-19. In China, Modi will visit Xian, Beijing and Shanghai from May 14-16. He will hold bilateral meetings with the country's leadership and participate in cultural and business events. The prime...
  • China's Xi Jinping warns against Taiwan independence 16 hours 31 minutes ago

    Beijing: Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping on Monday warned against Taiwan being seen as a country as he met the head of the island's ruling party, the first such encounter in seven years. Xi, who is also national president, welcomed Kuomintang (KMT) party head Eric Chu, local media reported. Photos...
  • Narendra Modi makes debut on Chinese social media ahead of China visit Yesterday

    Beijing: Ahead of his visit to China next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made debut on Chinese social media platform 'Sina Weibo', becoming the first Indian leader to open an account on the popular miocroblog with over 500 million users to reach out to the Chinese people. "Hello China!...
  • Illegal betting has taken a toll on China, India: Chris Eaton Yesterday

    Jordan: Betting fraud and match-fixing are part of the reason why China and India have achieved little in soccer despite their huge populations, anti-corruption expert Chris Eaton said on Sunday. Eaton, the executive director of the non-profit-making International Centre for Sports Security, urged governments to take more control of the problem...
  • US urges India to enact a law against camrips 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India is facing flak for having lenient laws towards intellectual property. The country, along with neighbouring China, is being criticized by the US government for being amongst the worst nations at snuffing out counterfeit goods. The office of US Trade Representive Ambassador Michael Froman brought this in notice...
  • Indian Army mistakenly flies into Nepal's sensitive China border 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Army chief said on Friday that the Indian Army made one flight into Nepal's northern region bordering China due to a misunderstanding of Nepal's geography. Addressing his first press conference after the devastating earthquake at Nepal Army headquarters, Gen. Gaurav Sumsher Rana said, "Yes, I admit that one Indian...
  • India's swift response in earthquake-hit Nepal stumps China, officials fear death toll may cross 15,000 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Even as Nepal struggles to come to terms with its worst earthquake disaster in over eight decades, rescuers from around the world are scrambling to locate survivors and bring succour to the needy. Humanitarian efforts have poured in from all parts of the world, from the day the disaster...
  • Chinese military guarded on LAC standoff ahead of Narendra Modi's visit 4 days ago

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here on May, the Chinese military on Thursday gave a guarded response in dispelling apprehensions of yet another military standoff at the LAC saying that it "strictly abides" by agreements to maintain peace and stability on the border. "Chinese border troops have always...
  • US names India, China as partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights, hurt economy 4 days ago

    Washington: The United States on Thursday kept India and China on its Priority Watch List of trading partners that fail to protect intellectual property rights (IPR), hurting the economy. In its annual Special 301 Report, the Commerce Department's US Trade Representative said there were now 13 trading partners on its Priority...
  • China builds 57-storey skyscraper in just 19 days 4 days ago

    Changsha: A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world's fastest builder after erecting a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. The Broad Sustainable Building Co put up the rectangular, glass-and-steel Mini Sky City in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha using a modular method, assembling three...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit ArunachalPradesh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will undertake a three-day visit starting on Friday to Arunachal Pradesh, just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to China. Parrikar will visit Army stations in the state and will also attend the Tawang festival. Modi is scheduled to travel to China in May. China...
  • Chinese investment in Pakistan neither loan nor grant: Nawaz Sharif 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the billions of dollars being pumped-in by close ally China in Pakistan is not a loan or grant but an investment. "The money being spent by China in Pakistan is not a loan or grant but an investment", the state-run Radio Pakistan...
  • Tennis: Divij Sharan, Karunuday Singh advance at China International 6 days ago

    Anning: Indian qualifier Divij Sharan saved a match point against local wild card Wei Qiang Zheng in a three-set contest, while Karunuday Singh ousted eighth seed David Perez Sanz to move to the singles second round of the China International 2015 on Tuesday. The left-handed Indian came from behind to beat...
  • Apple's profits rise sharply, sells more phones in China than in US 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Apple on Monday reported a sharp rise in its quarterly profit, lifted by robust sales of its iPhones and a jump in revenue from China. The California tech giant said profit rose 33 per cent from a year ago to $13.6 billion, lifted by sales of 61 million iPhones...
  • No competition with India on aid to Nepal: China ex-diplomat 1 week ago

    Beijing: There is no competition between China and India in extending humanitarian assistance to quake- hit Nepal as it is the "bounden duty" of a country to help a neighbour in crisis, a former Chinese diplomat said on Monday. "We do not have competition with India and other countries. There is...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 31st in Shanghai, China's Wu Ashun wins title April 26, 2015

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur ended with a modest one-under 71 to finish tied 31st at Volvo China Open on Sunday even as Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to win a European Tour event on home soil when he held off a spirited challenge from England's David Howell. Kapur, who started the...
  • Wu Ashun wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title April 26, 2015

    Shanghai: Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour title on home soil when he beat David Howell by one stroke to capture the Volvo China Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old Wu, who plays primarily on the Japan Tour, was the steadiest player during the final round,...
  • Alibaba partners China Telecom to sell cheap smartphones April 26, 2015

    Shanghai: Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed 'Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets', will come installed with either an app for easy access to Alibaba's...
  • Nepal earthquake: China sends search and rescue teams April 26, 2015

    Beijing: A 62-member China International Search and Rescue Team left for Nepal at around 6 am on Sunday at Beijing time for humanitarian rescue following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday. With six sniffer dogs and relevant rescue and medical equipment, the team is expected to arrive in Kathmandu midday on Sunday...
  • Shiv Kapur drops to tied 47th in Volvo China Open April 25, 2015

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur, hit by a triple bogey and three other bogeys, dropped to tied 47th after carding a three-over 75 and in round three of the Volvo China Open on Saturday. Kapur, who was seventh after the first day, is now one-over 217 after a round that had three birdies,...
  • Holder Alexander Levy in four-way tie for China Open lead April 25, 2015

    Shanghai: Defending champion Alexander Levy failed to capitalise on a super start to his third round and was forced to settle for a four-way share of the lead at the European Tour's China Open on Saturday. The Frenchman began the day as joint leader with compatriot Julien Quesne but burst out...
  • China to crack down on exotic dancers at village funerals April 25, 2015

    China will crack down on strippers who perform at rural funerals, the Ministry of Culture said on Thursday, taking aim at performances it described as illegal and which corrupt "social morals". State media have said burlesque shows at some funerals aim to draw more mourners and show off the family's wealth,...
  • China-Pakistan rail link should be through Islamabad-Karachi April 24, 2015

    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...
  • Shiv Kapur lets slip steady run with two closing bogeys in Volvo China Open April 24, 2015

    Shanghai: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur was left ruing his back-to-back bogeys in the final holes on back nine as he fall behind to tied 15th at the midway stage of the Volvo China Open on Friday. Kapur, who was going steady at two-under through 16 holes and was inside Top-10, finished...
  • PM Modi's China trip: Trade gap, market access on the table April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: India will take up the issue of a widening trade deficit and greater market access for domestic products during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China later this month, a top commerce ministry official said. "The key items (which India will raise) are how to address the large trade...
  • Chinese court directs father to change daughter's name April 24, 2015

    Beijing: A Chinese court has declared "illegal" a "poetic" name given by a father to his daughter, as under the new rules parents have to name their wards after close relatives to discourage new trends of fashionable or unorthodox names. Lyu who sued police over their refusal to register the birth...
  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open April 24, 2015

    Shanghai: Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall score. "We...
  • Evolution of leadership is also a challenge in democracy: Infosys China CEO April 24, 2015

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's China visit in May, Infosys CEO of China spoke to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about his expectations from that trip. "In terms of education, having access to different resources, and job creation, China has done well. It has progressed far better compared to India," said...