CHINA

  • Chinese official under scrutiny for wearing expensive belt 19 hours 28 minutes ago

    Beijing: A government official in China's central province has been placed under judicial investigation after a photograph of him seen wearing an expensive Louis Vuitton belt went viral on social media. Li Jianguo, general manager of a state-owned hydropower company in Rucheng county in Hunan Province, was lambasted by users on...
  • China to test its Ebola vaccine on humans 2 days ago

    Beijing: China on Thursday said it has developed a vaccine to combat the spread of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 7,000 people in three West African countries, and the test of the drug on humans would begin this month. Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun told reporters that...
  • Yearender: Swimming, athletics endure dope tainted year 2014 2 days ago

    Beijing: The fight against doping went into its climax in the second half of the year when top names from track and field, swimming and badminton fell from grace. The anti-doping in the first half of 2014, however, had got its fair share in the limelight when six offenders were exposed...
  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching. "2014 has been a very good year for me. I...
  • Chinese surgeons punished for taking photos with patient 4 days ago

    Beijing: Several surgeons and nurses of a hospital in China have been punished with a three months salary cut and warnings after they posted pictures posing alongside a patient undergoing surgery. Public anger was sparked when one of the doctors posted five of the pictures from the hospital in Xian,...
  • China: Miraculous escape from death 1 week ago

    A cyclist miraculously escapes death after bumping against a 14-wheel truck in China. ...
  • SC defers verdict on Sahara plea to raise more debt on hotels December 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred a verdict on embattled Sahara conglomerate's plea seeking permission to raise more debt on its three overseas hotels, crucial to secure bail for its jailed chief Subrata Roy. Sahara needs to deposit an initial $1.6 billion to secure bail for Roy, held in a...
  • China industrial activity shrinks in December, calls grow for more stimulus December 16, 2014

    Beijing: Activity in China's factory sector contracted in December for the first time in seven months, the latest in a string of weak economic indicators that will intensify calls for more stimulus measures to head off a hard landing. The flash HSBC/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index(PMI) fell to 49.5 in December...
  • India 3rd on black money list; $440 billion flows out in 10 years December 16, 2014

    Washington: As India continues its pursuit of suspected black money stashed abroad, an international think-tank has ranked the country third globally with an estimated $94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit wealth outflows in 2012. As a result, the cumulative illicit money moving out of the country over a ten-year...
  • Chinese woman refuses chemotherapy to save foetus, dies December 13, 2014

    Beijing: A pregnant Chinese television presenter's poignant gesture of opting to die by refusing to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer in order to save her unborn child has moved millions of people. Qiu Yuanyuan, 26, from Zhengzhou, in the central province of Henan, died on Friday exactly 100 days after...
  • Thai flight returns to Bangkok after passenger tosses hot water at crew member December 13, 2014

    Bangkok: A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said on Friday. A statement from the budget airline Thai AirAsia said the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening charter flight to Nanjing berated the crew...
  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma richest Asian: Survey December 13, 2014

    Beijing: Jack Ma, the founder of China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, has been ranked as Asia's richest person by a Bloomberg survey published on Friday. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the 50-year-old Ma, with a net worth of $28.6 billion, surpassed Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong property and ports tycoon,...
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • Pakistan, China among top 10 worst countries for Internet freedom December 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan is among the 10 worst countries along with Iran and China on the index of internet freedom, according to a global survey released today. Freedom House released its 'Freedom on the Internet 2014' report, which surveyed 65 countries and listed the index on obstacles to internet access, limits placed...
  • China: 92 million people living in poverty December 6, 2014

    Beijing: China, the world's second largest economy, has identified about 1.28 lakh impoverished villages with 92 million people living in poverty. Liu Yongfu, head of the State Council leading group office of poverty alleviation and development, said though the poverty has declined substantially in China, the country still has s...
  • India records highest deaths among under-five children December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India reports the highest number of deaths among children below the age of five years, annually due to pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to an international report, the government told Lok Sabha on Friday. India has 3.18 lakh under-five children deaths annually due to the two diseases and the countries...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 3, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India will exceed China's growth rate; 2014 a landmark year: RIL chief Mukesh Ambani December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited chairperson Mukesh Ambani in an exclusive interview with Network18 said internal stability will help India increase its growth rate. "I have no doubt in my mind that we will be the fastest growing economy in the next two or three years," said Ambani. The business tycoon referred...
  • Alien rock brimming with traces of life on Mars December 3, 2014

    London: An international team has performed a detailed analysis of organic carbon traces from a Martian meteorite, concluding that life on Red Planet is more probable than previously thought. The scientists argue that carbon could have been deposited into the fissures of the rock when it was still on Mars by...
  • China's Baidu, Tencent to be fined for spreading porn: Report December 3, 2014

    Beijing: China's ministry of culture said it would fine 11 Internet companies including Tencent Holdings and Baidu for spreading pornography and violence, state news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. China launched an anti-pornography campaign in April as part of wider efforts to "clean up" the Internet. The move has coincided with...
  • India joins project to build world's largest telescope in US December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India joined the elite group of countries including USA, China and Japan to build the largest telescope in the world. The next-generation 30-meter telescope, which is being built at Mount Mauna Kea on an island in Hawaii at a height of 4,050 meter (half the size of Himalayas),...
  • Steep rise in number of Indian students in European universities November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of Indian students going to European universities for tertiary level education has increased from 3,348 in 2000 to 51,556 in 2009, a statement said on Sunday. The number of Indian students is the second highest after the Chinese students going to the European universities for education. According to...
  • Nawaz Sharif kicks off China-Pakistan Eco Corridor with motorway project November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: China and Pakistan have kicked off their multi-billion dollar Economic Corridor project that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by laying the foundation of a fenced four-lane motorway, setting in motion a mammoth project connecting the two countries. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the groundbreaking of a section of the...
  • Tarun Gogoi urged PM Modi to take up issue of 'China dams on Brahmaputra' November 30, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise with Beijing the reported construction of dams on Brahmaputra by China. "It is learnt that China is constructing some dams on the Brahmaputra river in the portion flowing through Tibet. This has created many apprehensions in the minds...
  • India wary of assertive China, intrusive Pakistan: IAF Chief November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: With the strategic gravity shifting from west to east, especially to Asia and Asia Pacific, "India faces security challenges in the region due to an assertive China and an intrusive Pakistan", the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Saturday. "The situation is not good for the environment,...
  • Telangana CM invited to China's Sichuan province November 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: China's Sichuan province has invited Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to visit the region to strengthen friendly relations and promote business and cultural cooperation. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Zhang Tao, deputy director general of the foreign affairs office in Sichuan, said both the Chinese province and...
  • I believed I could beat Lin Dan: Kidambi Srikanth November 29, 2014

    Having created history by defeating Lin Dan of China in his own backyard at the China Open Super Series Premier, K Srikanth said he always believed in his abilities. ...
  • World Snooker: Yan Bingtao pots World title November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Yan Bingtao, the 14-year-old prodigy from China, created history by becoming the youngest player to win the men's title in the IBSF World Snooker Championship after he overcame Pakistani's Muhammad Sajjad 8-7 in a cliff-hanger final on Saturday. In a match that kept the result in suspense, both Bingtao and...
  • Airlines give discounts, enhance capacity for holiday season November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the upcoming winter holiday season Indian passenger carriers on Saturday announced discounts and capacity expansion. National passenger carrier Air India announced discounts on its global networks. Calling its discounts the 'global sales' campaign the airline said it will provide discounts on its major international routes in...
  • Family of four killed in restaurant fire in China November 29, 2014

    Beijing: Four members of a family were killed and another two injured today when a fire broke out at a fast food restaurant in east China's Zhejiang Province. The dead include three men and a woman. The fire broke out at about 1 AM at the restaurant in Cixi City and was...