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  • China resumes Google services cut off during Tiananmen's 25th anniversary 10-07-2014 06:17 PM

    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...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China 10-07-2014 02:00 PM

    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...
  • Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case 09-07-2014 02:08 PM

    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...
  • China, US vow to end old rivalries 09-07-2014 10:52 AM

    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...
  • North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul 09-07-2014 07:20 AM

    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...
  • Government rules out release of Henderson report on 1962 India-China war 08-07-2014 08:03 PM

    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. "This (the...
  • Disclosure of Henderson Brooks Report not in national interest: Government 08-07-2014 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: The Henderson Brooks Report on 1962 Indo-China war is a "top secret document" and disclosure of any information about it would not be in the national interest, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "This (the Henderson Brooks report) is a top secret document and has not been...
  • Modi-Xi meeting in Brazil strategically significant: China 07-07-2014 05:43 PM

    Beijing: China on Monday said that the first meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Brazil next week will have "significant strategic importance" to bilateral ties. "Xi will have first bilateral meeting with new Indian Prime Minister. So the bilateral meeting will have significant strategic importance,"...
  • Switzerland gets the edge on EU with China trade deal 07-07-2014 12:04 PM

    Basel: Switzerland has one-upped its European Union neighbours with a free trade deal with China that its politicians and business sector say is crucial to boosting ties with the world's second-largest economy. The free trade agreement (FTA), in force since Tuesday, is China's first with a mainland European country and...
  • Test cricket cannot be a 10-men club, says N Srinivasan 06-07-2014 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Believing firmly in the primacy of Test cricket, new ICC chairman N Srinivasan has said that the traditional five-day format "cannot be a 10-member club" forever and added that China are keen to enter the fray if cricket becomes an Olympic sport. "Test cricket cannot be a 10-men...
  • Gas blast traps 17 in China coal mine 06-07-2014 12:21 PM

    Beijing: At least 17 miners remain trapped in a coal mine in China after a gas blast, media reported on Sunday. The blast occurred at 8.43 p.m. on Saturday when 20 people were working inside the mine in Xinjiang province. Three of them have been rescued. Rescuers have started pouring...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets 04-07-2014 11:55 PM

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to...
  • Australian Open champ Li Na, coach part ways 04-07-2014 10:49 AM

    London: Two-time major champion Li Na and coach Carlos Rodriguez are parting ways after nearly two years together. Li's agent, Max Eisenbud, says Rodriguez is no longer able to travel on the tennis circuit. Instead, Rodriguez will spend more time at his tennis academy in Beijing. In August 2012, Li...
  • World's lightest material auctioned for $1.6 million 02-07-2014 06:08 PM

    Beijing: The world's lightest solid material - carbon aerogel - created by Chinese scientists has fetched a staggering $1.6 million at an auction. With a density of just 0.16 milligrams per cubic centimeter, a sixth of air's density, the carbon aerogel was developed by scientists at Zhejiang University last year....
  • Xiaomi, 'Apple of China', to make India debut on Flipkart; expected to launch two phones this month 01-07-2014 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: Following the footsteps of Motorola, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is also teaming up with e-Commerce major Flipkart to launch its handsets in India. Touted as the 'Apple' of China, Xiaomi had launched its official website in India earlier this month, announcing its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian...
  • Congress slams Modi for price rise, China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh 30-06-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising prices and China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh, taunting him on his election campaign claims that a strong government in Delhi could set them right. Party's spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad said the "upward trend" in the prices of food items...
  • China signs yuan accords with France, Luxembourg 30-06-2014 11:01 AM

    Shanghai: China's central bank said it has signed agreements for yuan clearing arrangements with France and Luxembourg, with the aim of promoting greater use of its currency overseas. The People's Bank of China (PBoC) said it would designate Chinese banks as the yuan clearing institutions in the two European countries...
  • North Korea confirms latest missile test 30-06-2014 08:59 AM

    Seoul: North Korea confirmed on Monday its second missile test in recent days, with leader Kim Jong-Un overseeing the drill just days before Chinese President Xi Jinping visits South Korea. The South Korean military said that the test on Sunday was of two short-range Scud missiles with a range of...
  • Chinese troops make bids to enter Indian waters in Ladakh: Reports 29-06-2014 05:03 PM

    Leh/New Delhi: After making incursion bids in Ladakh through land route, Chinese troops have made several attempts to enter Indian waters at Pangong lake nestled in the higher reaches of Ladakh with the latest incident reported on Friday. According to reports reaching various government agencies, the Army had a face-off...
  • China for new security architecture along with India, Myanmar 28-06-2014 07:39 PM

    Beijing: China on Saturday made a strong pitch for a "new architecture" of Asia-Pacific security cooperation along with India, Myanmar and others as it targeted the US on the Iraq imbroglio, saying any attempt to oust the legitimate regime of a country through illegal means should be opposed. Quoting Rabindranath...
  • Presidents of India, China and Myanmar greet each other 28-06-2014 07:21 PM

    Beijing: As India, China and Myanmar celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel Treaty, Presidents of the three countries greeted each other while reaffirming their commitment on the five principles of peaceful coexistence. President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, saying the five principles serve as guiding light...
  • Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts: MEA 28-06-2014 05:26 PM

    China on Saturday released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. The Ministry of External Affairs maintains that the northeastern state is a part of the Indian nation. "Cartographic depiction doesn't change facts. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and has already been raised...
  • India and China have to narrow down differences: Hamid Ansari 28-06-2014 04:16 PM

    Beijing: India and China have to narrow down differences and build on convergences by exploiting the potential of Panchsheel, the five principles of peaceful coexistence propounded by the two countries along with Myanmar in 1954, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Saturday. "In our respective bilateral relations, our common interests...
  • China riles India, new map shows Arunachal Pradesh as its integral part 28-06-2014 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Vice President Hamid Ansari is in China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, the Chinese government has stirred a new controversy. China has released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. This is the latest in a routine dispute between...
  • Development in India and China adds to the CO2 emission: Obama 27-06-2014 03:32 PM

    Washington: The fast developing economies of India and China are adding to the emission of carbon dioxide, US President Barack Obama has said asking Americans to be ready and adopt more and more green technologies. "Hurricane Sandy may not be as unusual as it used to be. You see higher...
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  • Copyright piracy has reached alarming level in China, India: Report 26-06-2014 09:41 AM

    Washington: An influential Congressional caucus in a latest report has expressed concern over alarming level of copyright piracy in four countries China, Russia, Switzerland and India. It has added India to the 2014 Watch List. The report "2014 International Piracy Watch List," by International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus highlights the...
  • Union Cabinet gives nod to MoU with China for industrial parks 25-06-2014 10:09 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to Beijing, the government on Wednesday gave an in-principle approval for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and China for setting up industrial parks in the country. The details of the agreement will be available only after the...
  • Import ban on milk items from China extended by one year 24-06-2014 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: The government has again extended the ban on imports of milk and its products from China for one more year till June 2015. "Prohibition on import of milk and milk products(including chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionery/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient)...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Pratibha Patel's visit to China 22-06-2014 09:22 PM

    Cyrus Broacha's take on former President Pratibha Patel's visit to Beijing. She visited Beijing to meet the President of China. The meeting was high on ceremony and light on policies. ...