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Zeeshan Shaikh

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After Dangal earns Rs 1300 crore, Chinese experts want India to fill China’s Hollywood void
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Aamir Khan's Dangal continues to be the most popular Hindi movie of all time in China, raking in Rs 1300 crore which is nearly half of the total collections of eight Indian films (Rs 2784 crore) released in the Chinese market over the last three years.

Chinese province bans burials in some of its cities, wants to promote cremations
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

China has also been promoting sea burials where unlike tradition where the ashes of the deceased are kept in smaller tombs, they can be interred into the sea.

China helps Pakistan launch satellites including one indegeniously developed
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

In 2016, China and Pakistan had signed an agreement to launch a special remote sensing satellite. The main reason for signing the agreement was to monitor the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

Black comedy on low-cost, life-saving Indian drugs is a surprise hit in China
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Dying to Survive has been released in the backdrop of increasing calls for cooperation between India and China in the pharmaceutical sector.

China’s problem now: ageing population
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

According to the UN, in just 20 years, the proportion of China’s elderly will double from 10 to 20 per cent (2017 to 2037) and rise as high as 44 per cent by 2050.

China’s popular app Douyin asked to stop commercial ops over ad making fun of war hero
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

China's internet watchdog has asked Douyin to hold rectification programme and promote socialist values and patriotism amongst employees as penance

Big Brother in rural China: Informants to snoop via phones and TVs
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

The system allows a selected group of citizens to log in to the public surveillance system around their neighbourhood through an app, monitor the area through their TVs or mobile phones and inform local authorities about “suspicious activity”.

China plans personal income tax reform, raises tax threshold from 3500 to 5000 yuan per month
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending, China is carrying out its first major tax reform in the last seven years. The country plans to raise the minimum threshold for personal income tax.

Qingdao Diary: Tight security at SCO summit
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

With heads of more than a dozen countries, including Russia and China, arriving in Qingdao for the SCO summit, the Chinese security apparatus went to extraordinary lengths for security sanitisation of the city.

Qingdao Diary: Shanghai Cooperation organisation Summit ends
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

It was not all work no play for the 3,000-odd journalists covering the two-day SCO summit in the coastal city of Qingdao.

SCO summit ends: India stays firm, refuses to back China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

New Delhi was the lone dissenting voice against the project in the joint declaration that was signed Sunday following the conclusion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China.

Chinese President accepts India invite as PM Modi, Xi keep up Wuhan spirit, say armies should talk
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

At Qingdao, PM Modi also met the SCO general secretary, Rashid Alimov, and participated in delegation-level talks with other members of the organisation, on the sidelines of the summit. He held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

SCO Summit: Six weeks after Wuhan, Modi, Xi meet again; pacts signed amid talk on bilateral issues
Sat, Jun 09, 2018

This is the first time India is participating in the summit as a full-time member of the SCO. India, along with Pakistan, became full-time members during the 2017 summit in Kazakhstan.

Chinese police seize one lakh wireless devices in crackdown against cheaters in Gaokao exams
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Nearly 9.8 million Chinese high school students will appear for the Gaokao exams Thursday which is deemed the most important competitive test in China. China has listed cheating in the exam as a criminal act in its amended Criminal Law, which came into effect on Nov 1, 2015.

For first time, China releases blacklist of 169 facing travel ban for breaking law
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Under the controversial system, each individual is rated on financial history and behaviour in public.

China says it has evidence to prove its 5,000-year history
Wed, May 30, 2018

On Monday, China’s State Administration of Cultural Heritage held a press conference to announce that it had physical proof to suggest that Chinese civilisation extends back 5,000 years.

Beijing orders almost 1 million unused bicycles off city roads
Sun, May 27, 2018

Among the complaints are that riders would park their bikes anywhere they chose, they cause traffic chaos and problems for pedestrians.

China: Seven school students killed, 12 injured in knife attack
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

A statement by the local government said the incident had occurred at Mizhi County number three at around 6 pm local time.

This is why PM Narendra Modi is meeting Xi Jinping in Wuhan
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Wuhan, which lies at a distance of 1162 kms from Beijing, was reportedly chosen as a venue for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping's meeting as Beijing is said to be keen on showcasing the central region of China to the Indian PM.

No pacts, Modi, Xi to have ‘heart-to-heart’ talks to build trust; India maintains position on BRI
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

A statement released after the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) foreign ministers’ meeting said ministers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan had reaffirmed support for BRI. India was not mentioned in the statement.

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