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Wednesday, January 22, 2020



A new virus

January 22, 2020 1:19 am

Mystery flu in China should put health authorities on alert, especially since it coincides with vacation time in that country.

China coronavirus claims 4 lives, WHO emergency meet on Jan 22: All you need to know

January 21, 2020 1:46 pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for an emergency meeting of experts on January 22 to assess whether the coronavirus outbreak constitutes an international emergency.

China confirms person-to-person spread of new virus as fourth death reported

January 21, 2020 1:44 pm

The outbreak has spread from the central city of Wuhan to cities including Beijing and Shanghai, with more than 200 cases reported so far. Four cases have been reported outside China - in South Korea, Thailand and Japan.

New coronavirus outbreak in Chinese city of Wuhan

January 20, 2020 3:59 pm

There were more than 200 confirmed cases of patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus as of January 20th.

China announces plan to ban single-use plastic by 2022

January 20, 2020 1:23 pm

In a move to reduce the degrading environmental consequences caused by single use plastics, China aims to reduce the sale,use and production of non-biodegradable plastics.

China confirms 139 new cases of pneumonia over weekend, virus spreads to new cities

January 20, 2020 7:32 am

Two of the new cases were reported in Beijing and another in Shenzhen

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

January 19, 2020 12:18 pm

In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the city of Wuhan, where the virus appears to have originated.

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

January 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Xi and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi signed 33 agreements shoring up key projects that are part of the flagship Belt and Road Initiative, China’s vision of new trade routes described as a “21st century silk road”.

Explained: What China's lowest birth rate says about the country's one-child policy

January 18, 2020 1:07 pm

This fall in birth rate can be largely attributed to China’s one-child policy, which came into force in 1979 under then-leader Deng Xiaoping. According to a Deloitte Insights report, China’s population has aged faster than elsewhere, which will slow down the country’s growth potential.

Births in China fall to lowest level in nearly six decades

January 18, 2020 10:08 am

The number of babies born in China last year fell to a nearly six-decade low, exacerbating a looming demographic crisis that is set to reshape the world’s most populous nation and threaten its economic vitality.


Hong Kong protests intensify as students ready bows and arrows against police

November 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Protestors armed with bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications that they had built on Hong Kong university campuses as they anticipated clashes with the police while they disrupted morning commute in the capital for the fourth consecutive day.

China marks 70 years of communist rule with military parade

October 02, 2019 9:04 am

After the military parade, dancers and floats lauding China’s history, achievements and its regions passed by, along with portraits of China’s previous leaders and Xi himself, which got loud cheers.

Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

March 08, 2019 1:35 pm

The annual meeting of China's legislature had many quirky moments and offbeat details which lurked around the edges and behind the scenes.

China kicks off world's biggest ice festival

January 11, 2019 6:54 am

The festival, which began on Saturday, has drawn millions of visitors from around the world every year since its inception in the early 1980s

Photos of world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai

October 24, 2018 11:47 am

China officially opened the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau on Tuesday.

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

July 27, 2018 6:50 am

The red, white and blue banners for US President Donald Trump’s second-term campaign are ready to ship, emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great!” But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of Trump’s own making as he ratchets up a rancorous trade dispute with Beijing.

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

June 12, 2018 1:33 pm

Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu advocated greater exchanges in the fields of culture, education and other areas to promote mutual understanding.

The secret rendezvous: When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping met

March 28, 2018 12:38 pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un travelled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a "secret meeting".

Breathtaking pictures from China's Harbin ice and snow festival

January 07, 2016 11:38 am

Check out these stunning images from China's famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

China landslide: After more than 60 hrs, 2 people rescued alive from Shenzhen landslide

December 23, 2015 12:27 pm

In the China landslide, more than 70 people are still missing when a mountain of construction waste material and mud collapsed and flowed into an industrial park in Shenzhen.


On Doklam and surgical strikes, Modi says Congress' comments were childish

July 21, 2018 11:10 am

Replying to the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that when it came to Doklam, the Congress was all over the place when asked about meeting Chinese officials. And on surgical strikes, he said, the party's comments were childish.

Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff? Watch video

July 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Doklam standoff: On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides.

Exiled Tibetans criticise China for deploying missiles

February 19, 2016 8:11 am

Dharamsala, Feb 19 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile on Friday criticised China’s move to deploy surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The recent move by China stoked tensions between China and its Asian neighbours and the US. Tibetan government-in-exile spokesman Tashi Phuntsok said the move shows that China has imperial ambitions. He added that since there are claims and counter claims over South China Sea, which is an important sea route, international conflicts are bound to happen. Meanwhile, another Tibetan parliamentarian-in-exile Yeshi Phungstok said China might have maritime ambition to approach the Indian Ocean.