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Coronavirus poses a challenge to China’s place in global affairs, its political leadership

February 11, 2020 10:08 am

Optimists hope that a sharp drop in economic activity in the current quarter will be followed by a steep uptick in growth in the next when the virus is contained and normalcy returns. Pessimists, however, suggest that the economic disruption could have lasting effects.

Coronavirus: Modi writes to Xi, offers help

February 10, 2020 7:24 am

This is their first communication on the issue since the outbreak last month. Expressing solidarity with the “Chinese President and the people of China”, Modi, in a letter to Xi, offered his condolence at the loss of lives due to the outbreak.

Where’s Xi? China’s Leader commands coronavirus fight from safe heights

February 09, 2020 3:25 pm

Senior officials would almost certainly have been informed of the emerging crisis by the time national health authorities told the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, but neither Xi nor other officials in Beijing informed the public.

Beijing’s old habits kept world in dark as an epidemic grew

February 02, 2020 10:01 pm

The government’s initial handling of the epidemic allowed the virus to gain a tenacious hold. At critical moments, officials chose to put secrecy and order ahead of openly confronting the growing crisis to avoid public alarm and political embarrassment.

Coronavirus outbreak HIGHLIGHTS: UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

January 31, 2020 2:19 am

Coronavirus outbreak Latest News Updates: One student in Kerala, who just returned from Wuhan tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and was admitted to the isolation ward in Thrissur District Hospital, state Health Minister KK Shyalaja teacher said Thursday.

Xi Jinping orders resolute efforts to contain new virus as China reports 3rd death

January 20, 2020 11:14 pm

Chinese authorities said a third person died over the weekend from coronavirus infection in Wuhan city where the virus was first reported.

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”.

Xi starts Myanmar visit today, Beijing hopes to draw new power lines in Bay of Bengal region

January 17, 2020 7:46 am

In Myanmar to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Xi is expected to nudge his hosts to implement stalled Chinese infrastructure projects, consolidate Beijing’s status as the most important economic partner of Naypyidaw.

Major differences among UN members over India's permanent membership in UNSC: China

January 16, 2020 10:12 pm

China, which has veto power in the UNSC being one of its five permanent members, has been stonewalling India's efforts to become permanent member of the powerful UN body for years.

US signs first phase of trade deal with China

January 16, 2020 12:30 am

Trump said during a White House ceremony that the deal is "righting the wrongs of the past."


'Welcome to India': Xi Jinping arrives in Chennai, meets PM Modi

October 11, 2019 7:49 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Chennai Friday for a two-day informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, some 50 km away from the city.

Stroll by lake side, boat ride, discussion over tea: Modi-Xi bonhomie on full display

April 28, 2018 6:59 pm

PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday began their last round of one-on-one talks on the second day of a two-day informal summit. They met at the East Lake and took a brisk walk while interacting with each other. They also enjoyed a boat ride over the lake.

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".

Glimpses from G20 Summit: Captains of industry discuss terrorism, climate change at Hamburg

July 08, 2017 1:09 pm

PM Modi was among the many dignitaries present at the Twelfth G20 Summit held at Hamburg, northern Germany. US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull were also present.

Top Frames: China's Military Parade, Vladimir Putin's workout, Europe migrant crisis

September 05, 2015 8:00 am

Chinese troops staged a celebration of the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II in Beijing; Vladimir Putin worksout in an open-air gym; Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus.

PM Modi meets Sharif in Ufa; Dalai Lama's birthday and monsoon in Delhi

July 11, 2015 10:21 am

Narendra Modi accepts Nawaz Sharif's invitation to visit Pakistan for SAARC summit in 2016; a three day celebration of Dalai Lama's 80th birthday; monsoon arrives in Delhi.

Xi Jinping flies back home

September 19, 2014 4:19 pm

Chinese President XI Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan are ready to fly back to China.

Modi showcases Gujarati culture at Xi Jinping's reception in Ahmedabad

September 18, 2014 12:46 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi showcased Gujarati culture at Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan in Ahmedabad.

Xi Jinping meets President and PM, gets guard of honour

September 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed the hope that China and India will take their strategic and cooperative partnership to a higher plane.

Tibetans living in India protest ahead of Chinese President's visit

September 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Ten Tibetans were detained this morning after they staged a protest outside Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.


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.

China and Taiwan leaders to hold landmark talks in Singapore

November 04, 2015 2:08 pm

The two are expected to handle the meeting in a delicate manner with no signing of agreements or the making of joint statements.

BRICS SUMMIT: PM Narendra Modi meets China and Russia

July 15, 2014 6:03 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaving Hotel Seara Praia to meet China President Xi Jinping at Hotel Grand Marquise.