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  • Rammasun toll in China climbs to 33 Yesterday

    Beijing: Beijing, July 21 (IANS) The number of people killed by typhoon Rammasun in China has increased to 33, officials said Monday. Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to hit China in four decades, brought downpours and floods affecting more than 8 million people in the southern coastal provinces of Hainan, Guangdong, Yunnan...
  • Typhoon kills 11 in Vietnam; China death toll mounts to 26 2 days ago

    Hanoi: A typhoon that barrelled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people, while in China the death toll from the strongest storm to strike the country's south in four decades rose to 26. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Vietnam over the weekend, triggering heavy floods, destroying homes and crops,...
  • Typhoon Rammasun kills 18 in China 2 days ago

    Beijing: The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit southern China in over four decades, reached 18 on Sunday, officials said. Typhoon Rammasun killed nine people and left five missing after hitting Hainan island off China's southern coast on Friday, the civil affairs ministry said in a...
  • China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops 4 days ago

    Beijing: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven...
  • Typhoon Rammasun to rage through weekend in China 5 days ago

    Beijing: China's meteorological authority on Friday forecast that typhoon Rammasun will continue to rage through the weekend before it starts weakening on Monday. It also warned that the typhoon, the ninth this year, may make landfall again in the coastal areas of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwest China late Friday...
  • Rising India is ameliorating influence on China: US 5 days ago

    Washington: The US has said a rising India is going to be an ameliorating influence on China as there will be areas of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants to work on. "A rising India is in some ways going to be an ameliorating influence on China and...
  • 45 dead in China rains, red alert issued for typhoon Rammasun 5 days ago

    Beijing: At least 45 people were killed and 21 others injured over the past week by heavy rains and landslides in China as authorities on Thursday issued the first red alert for the typhoon Rammasun which is all set to hit the southern region of the country. China's Meteorological authorities issued...
  • IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help 6 days ago

    Brasilia: The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender. The IMF's managing director, Christine Lagarde, said the lender would like to work with the BRICS in the new fund, which pools together...
  • Chouhan lauds BRICS bank, calls it a matter of pride for India 6 days ago

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed happiness over India getting the opportunity to become the first president of the proposed BRICS Development Bank. "A moment of pride for India on becoming the first President of The New Development Bank of BRICS," Chouhan said in a tweet. In another tweet, Chouhan...
  • BRICS to set up $100 billion development bank, first President to be from India 1 week ago

    Fortaleza: In a major victory for India, the agreement on the much anticipated 100 billion dollars BRICS Development Bank has been sealed. The BRICS Summit on Tuesday decided to establish the new development bank with an initial authorised capital of USD 100 billion for which the initial subscribed capital will...
  • India likely to get first presidency of BRICS Development Bank July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India is likely to get first presidency of BRICS Development Bank. The BRICS summit commenced in Brazil on Tuesday amid an understanding that the five member nations will have equal shareholding in the proposed $50 billion BRICS Development Bank. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, "BRICS...
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  • Negotiations to launch new BRICS bank at impasse - sources 1 week ago

    Fortaleza/ Brazil: Hours before launching a joint development bank to challenge Western dominance over global finances, the BRICS emerging market nations on Tuesday had still not agreed on where the new lender will be headquartered, senior officials involved in the talks told Reuters. Leaders of the five BRICS countries were expected...
  • Modi raises contentious issues with China, accepts invite for APEC meet 1 week ago

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brazil. Modi raised the contentious border issue in the 80-minute long meeting and also accepted an invitation to attend the APEC meet in China in November. Modi said, "This meeting holds a...
  • Divergent views in BRICS, a motivating factor: Xi 1 week ago

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said the diversity of the five BRICS countries with their divergent views should be a motivating factor instead of impeding its growth, as he called for new dynamism and cooperation in the grouping. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) members should...
  • China invites Modi for APEC summit but rivalry simmers 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping invited India on Tuesday to attend a summit of the APEC trade group in November, sending a message of cooperation during the first meeting between the new leaders of the world's most populous countries. But behind the smiles at Xi's 80-minute meeting with Prime Minister...
  • About 720,000 people affected in China rains July 15, 2014

    Beijing: About 720,000 people from 240 townships in central China's Hunan Province have been affected due to heavy rainstorms since early Monday, flood control officials said on Tuesday. Initial investigation showed that 465 homes in the province have been toppled and 149,400 local residents have been relocated as a result of...
  • China tells US to stay out of South China Seas dispute July 15, 2014

    Beijing: China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension. Michael Fuchs, US deputy assistant secretary of state for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs,...
  • 'China's Apple' Xiaomi to enter Indian smartphone market today; likely to launch Mi3 and two other smartphones July 15, 2014

    Update: Xiaomi Mi 3 - The Chinese electronics giant comes to India with its flagship phone priced at Rs 13,999 New Delhi: Xiaomi, which is often referred to as 'Apple of China', is all set to enter the highly competitive Indian smartphone market today. The company, which will announce the launch...
  • PM Modi meets Chinese President in Brazil, calls for a solution to the border issue July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his delegation are in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the sixth BRICS summit. Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit, for the first time after assuming power. The two discussed the contentious boundary issue with the PM pushing for a resolution...
  • PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend the BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Brazil on Sunday to attend the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15. The summit is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank and seek reforms of the United Nations and international financial organisations. "I look at...
  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media July 12, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data", and even state secrets,...
  • China tells reporters to work within state media July 11, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the...
  • 'Apple iPhone a danger to China's national security' July 11, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. A report by broadcaster CCTV criticized the iPhone's "Frequent Locations" function for allowing users to be tracked and information about them revealed. "This is extremely sensitive data,"...
  • China resumes Google services cut off during Tiananmen's 25th anniversary July 10, 2014

    Beijing: Users in China were able to access online services for Google Inc on Thursday, after more than a month of severe disruption that almost completely blocked people from using features such as its search, maps and e-mail functions. The Google disruption began in the run-up to the 25th anniversary of...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China July 10, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Company said on Thursday that it was "urgently" investigating allegations that one of its suppliers in China employed children and underage students. China Labor Watch (CLW) said the supplier, Shinyang Electronics, was believed to have hired at least five workers under the age of 16. The New York-based watchdog...
  • Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case July 9, 2014

    Beijing: US technology giant Apple has lost a lawsuit against a Chinese state regulator over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", a Beijing court said. The legal battle begun in 2012 when Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology pursued Apple for allegedly infringing its Chinese patent with Siri,...
  • China, US vow to end old rivalries July 9, 2014

    Beijing: China and the United States on Wednesday launched high-level talks, with Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the world's two biggest economies to break old patterns of confrontation. Given their different histories and cultures "it is natural that China and the US may have different views and even frictions on certain...
  • North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul July 9, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests on Wednesday, South Korea said. A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the North had fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles from its western...
  • Government rules out release of Henderson report on 1962 India-China war July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday ruled out release of the classified Henderson Brooks Report on the 1962 India-China war that is said to be openly critical of the Indian political and military structure of the time, saying its disclosure would not be in national interest. ...