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Saturday, August 08, 2020



China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

August 07, 2020 3:51 pm

Ye Jianhui was sentenced on Friday by the Foshan Municipal Intermediate Court in the southern province of Guangdong.

China opposes US orders against TikTok, WeChat, to defend interests

August 07, 2020 2:56 pm

Beijing will defend the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese businesses and the United States would have to bear the consequences of its actions, ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters during a daily briefing, without giving details.

US will end reliance on China, other nations for pharmaceuticals and medical supply:Trump

August 07, 2020 7:56 am

"We cannot rely on China and other nations across the globe that could one day deny us products in a time of need. We can't do it. We can't do it. We have to be smart," the US president said.

Explained: What is the tick-borne virus spreading in China?

August 07, 2020 7:02 am

A disease called Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, caused by the tick-borne virus, has killed seven and infected at least 60, setting off alarm bells among health officials in China. 

Seven dead, 60 infected by new infectious disease in China: Report

August 07, 2020 4:42 pm

At least seven people have died in Anhui and East China's Zhejiang province due to the virus, the report said.

Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

August 04, 2020 12:43 pm

Another six cases were brought by Chinese arriving from overseas.

WHO advance team ends visit to China to probe Covid-19 origin

August 04, 2020 11:29 am

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the “international team” will deploy to Wuhan, the city where the pandemic is believed to have erupted late last year.

Ideas Explained: What is the geopolitics of TikTok

August 05, 2020 9:40 am

The new American consensus appears to be in sync with India’s own recent turn towards decoupling from China, writes C Raja Mohan.

Iran looks to partner with China, as the West steps back

August 03, 2020 7:54 pm

The proposed deal between Iran and China is partly a result of Tehran's disappointment at the EU's failure to stand up to the United States. But not all Iranians think the agreement is a good idea.

ExplainSpeaking: On August 5, another blow likely to the Nehruvian ideal of the state

August 05, 2020 9:44 am

Right now, the attempt in the ruling establishment seems to be to talk up the temple while avoiding confrontation over Article 370 – which for the BJP is done and dusted.


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.