Xi Jinping

  • Rawat urges PM to reconsider proposal to China for finding alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar 1 week ago

    Uttarakhand government on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider his proposal to China for finding an alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar, saying an alternative route to the Sarovar was not in sync with the ancient Hindu scriptures. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, in a letter to Modi, said...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi raises contentious issues with China, accepts invite for APEC meet July 15, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Modi-Xi meeting in Brazil strategically significant: China July 7, 2014

    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," Vice...
  • Wang Yi's trip to India is of great significance: China June 10, 2014

    Beijing: China on Tuesday said Foreign Minister Wang Yi's just concluded visit to India is of "great significance" and sent out a message that Chinese leaders pay high attention to bilateral ties and their mutual interests far outweigh disputes. "From this visit, we know that Sino-India relation is now in a...
  • Chinese President praises Modi's leadership, envoy conveys message June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister and Special Envoy Wang Yi on Monday conveyed a message from his President to Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising his leadership and seeking "peaceful cooperation" and "inclusive development" by working together. "Under your leadership, India will achieve greater development and progress. India and China are partners...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman briefed on trade issues with China June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was briefed by a top diplomat on trade issues between the countries. "Briefed by Indian Ambassador to China Mr Ashok K Kantha on issues and possibilities in mutual trade between India and...
  • French minister caught on film saying that food served at state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was 'disgusting' March 29, 2014

    France's trade minister had to eat humble pie on Friday after she was caught on film saying that food served at a state dinner for China's President Xi Jinping was "disgusting". President Francois Hollande and Xi were all smiles at the dinner Wednesday at the Elysee presidential palace. But Foreign Trade...
  • China celebrates 120th birthday of Mao Zedong December 26, 2013

    China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, on Thursday, but with scaled-back festivities as President Xi Jinping embarks on broad economic reforms which have unsettled leftists. Mao has become a potent symbol for leftists within the ruling Communist Party who feel that three decades of...
  • Chinese leaders start meeting to set new wave of reforms November 9, 2013

    China's ruling Communist Party on Saturday kicked off a key leadership meeting here to finalise a "new wave of reforms" to halt the slide of the world's second largest economy and revitalise growth. The four-day 'Third Plenary Session' of the 376-member Central Committee, one of the party's highest policy-making bodies, will...
  • Chinese dancers do Bharatnatyam at state dinner in Beijing October 23, 2013

    Beijing: A Bharatnatyam recital by Chinese dancers, Indian and Chinese music and dishes comprising golden fungus soup, crisp duck rolls and dessert of cream of wolfberries and honeylocust fruit was on the menu during a banquet hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in...
  • India-China move towards improving ties, sign border agreements October 23, 2013

    Beijing: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday signed several agreements including one on border defence along the Line of Actual Control with China in Beijing. Singh, in China on a three day visit, met his counterpart Li Keqiang on Wednesday morning to sign the deals. The Border Defence Cooperation is major...
  • India-China talks begin in Beijing, likely to sign new border agreement October 23, 2013

    Beijing: A new border agreement is likely to be signed between India and China as Prime Minister Manmohan met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Wednesday morning. The Prime Minister is expected to raise the border incursions along the Line of Actual control as well as stapled visa issue. He...
  • Manmohan to discuss border cooperation, LAC row, trade with China October 22, 2013

    Beijing: India and China are expected to sign Border Defence Cooperation Agreement during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Beijing while Confidence-Building Measures (CBM) in the military field along the Line of Actual Control is likely to be upgraded. Setting up a hotline between border commanders, holding frequent meetings between the...
  • China braces for verdict on disgraced leader Bo Xilai case on Sunday September 21, 2013

    China, on Saturday, braced for the verdict of its most politically sensitive trial involving disgraced Communist Party leader Bo Xilai, who till last year posed a major challenge to the current reformist leadership with efforts to revive hardline Maoist ideology. The Intermediate People's Court in Jinnan city, which conducted Bo's unprecedented...
  • China must follow world trend of democracy: Dalai Lama September 17, 2013

    China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "No matter how powerful it may be, China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information," the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner told reporters of Hospodárske Noviny (a...
  • China kicks off major military exercise September 10, 2013

    Beijing: China on Tuesday kicked off a major military exercise to test battle readiness of the world's largest standing army "under real war circumstances" that would also test the logistic ability of moving its troops. 'Mission Action 2013 A', the first phase of the military exercises, began in eastern and southern areas...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton tops Barack Obama in receiving gifts from foreign leaders August 31, 2013

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outpaced President Barack Obama in 2012 in receiving lavish gifts from foreign leaders. Clinton received gold jewellery worth half a million dollars from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The State Department said the gift included a necklace bracelet, ring and earrings. The white...
  • In overture to China, Japan PM may skip visit to war dead shrine August 2, 2013

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely skip visiting a shrine for war dead on a traditional remembrance day this month, a move he hopes will open the door to a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and mend badly frayed ties. Whether Xi, faced with huge domestic challenges, is willing...
  • China charges politician Bo Xilai with corruption July 25, 2013

    Jinan: China charged disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai with bribery, abuse of power and corruption on Wednesday, paving the way for a trial that is seen by many as a test for legal reform and President Xi Jinping's commitment to combat corruption. Prosecutors in the eastern city of Jinan in Shandong...
  • China is ready to invest $160 billion in different sectors in AP July 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: China is ready to invest about USD 160 billion in different sectors in Andhra Pradesh and improve bilateral ties with India, according to economic advisor to the President of China. Shoosan Maa, the economic advisor to Xi Jinping and also the Member of Parliament, met Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar...
  • Hard issues on table at Obama, Xi 'informal' summit June 9, 2013

    Rancho Mirage: US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, launched straight into discussing thorny issues at an informal summit and may delve deeper when they meet again on Saturday. The two-day talks at a desert retreat near Palm Springs, California, was meant to be an opportunity for Obama...
  • US welcomes 'peaceful rise' of China: Obama June 8, 2013

    Washington: Welcoming "peaceful rise" of China as a world power, US President Barack Obama on Saturday greeted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at Palm Springs in California for a two day summit, with both leaders calling for a new approach to ties between Washington and Beijing. "The United States welcomes...
  • Barack Obama welcomes Xi for talks on cyber security June 8, 2013

    Rancho Mirage: President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) have opened two days of meetings with a handshake at a California retreat. Obama is welcoming Xi to a sprawling desert estate for talks on high-stakes issues, including cybersecurity and North Korea's nuclear threats. It's the first meeting between...
  • China president takes charge of sweeping economic reforms May 17, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken charge of drawing up ambitious reform plans to revitalise the economy, sources close to the government said, shunning policy stimulus for fear it could worsen local government debt and inflate property prices. A consensus had been reached among top leaders that reforms would be...
  • 7.0 magnitude quake hits China, 161 killed April 20, 2013

    Beijing: At least 161 people were killed and more than 5,700 injured when a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China's Sichuan province on Saturday, flattening more than 10,000 homes in a seismic mountainous region that suffered a catastrophic quake in 2008. The quake struck the province on the edge of...
  • 7.0 magnitude quake hits China, 113 killed April 20, 2013

    Beijing: Over 110 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured on Saturday when a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China's Sichuan province, causing massive destruction in a region that suffered a catastrophic quake in 2008. The quake hit Lushan county of Ya'an city in southwest China's Sichuan province at...