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Friday, March 05, 2021



China's parliament to delay Hong Kong legislative vote, overhaul electoral system

March 05, 2021 3:25 pm

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in his government work report delivered to parliament on Friday that China will "resolutely guard against and deter" interference by external forces in Hong Kong's affairs.

China hikes defence budget to USD 209 billion, 6.8 per cent increase

March 05, 2021 10:19 am

Defending the increase, Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the NPC, told the media here that China's efforts to strengthen the national defence do not target or threaten any country.

To reduce China role, India takes first steps to make cargo containers

March 05, 2021 7:58 am

India has currently no capability to manufacture its own cargo containers. They are all manufactured by foreign players, mainly Chinese.

China advisers meet amid pandemic, Hong Kong crackdown

March 04, 2021 5:32 pm

In his opening address, the head of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Wang Yang, pledged support for calls that only "patriots" who show undivided loyalty to the ruling Communist Party should be allowed to hold elected office in Hong Kong.

China poses serious challenge to international system: Blinken

March 04, 2021 9:45 am

"We will manage the biggest geopolitical test of the 21st century: our relationship with China," US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said.

US 'concerned' about dangers of installing networks with equipment that can be manipulated by China

March 04, 2021 8:26 am

"We are concerned about the dangers of installing networks with equipment that can be manipulated, disrupted, or even controlled by the People's Republic of China, which as we know, of course, has no regard for human rights or privacy," Price said.

Explained: China's cyber eye and India

March 04, 2021 10:37 am

In the latest in a series of surveillance and hacking attempts, a Chinese state-backed hacker firm has been reported to be targeting Indian vaccine makers. Why is this happening, and what are the implications?

China proposes free travel to US based on recognition of Covid-19 vaccines

March 02, 2021 9:27 pm

Chief Epidemiologist of Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wu Zunyou said China and the US should work jointly to lift mutual travel restrictions in August or September when the US is expected to reach herd immunity, suggesting priority be given to official, business travel and overseas study.

The thaw in Ladakh

March 02, 2021 7:45 pm

How India and China succeeded in working out a disengagement plan on the LAC

China’s seniors, seeking retirement homes, find scams instead

February 28, 2021 2:05 pm

China’s looming elder care crisis has provided an opening for fraudsters and Ponzi-like investment schemes. By 2025, more than 300 million people in China will be 60 or older, according to the Chinese government. By 2050, that number is estimated to rise to a half-billion.


How heavy rains caused flooding in these Asian countries

August 02, 2020 4:21 pm

Seasonal heavy rainfall across the Asian continent have resulted in flooding the streets, towns and villages of several countries impacting daily life.

China's Wuhan begins to lift its coronavirus lockdown

March 31, 2020 6:51 pm

Wuhan accounts for about 60% of China’s coronavirus cases, but they have fallen sharply in recent weeks, a sign that the measures are working. The last confirmed locally transmitted case of the virus in Wuhan was on Monday.

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".


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

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

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.

World news wrap: Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms, secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

June 08, 2020 11:36 am

World news wrap: Watch news from Facebook, Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and the Guatemalan Baby's rescue

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

June 22, 2020 6:57 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.