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China’s Didi suspends night rides for a week to fix app after woman passenger raped, killed
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

The 20-year-old woman from Zhejiang province had used the companies "hitch" service. She was allegedly raped and killed by the driver last month.

China: First income tax cut in 7 years, hiked from 3500 yuan to 5000 yuan per month
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

Personal income tax in China ranges from three per cent for monthly taxable incomes of RMB 1,500 per month (Rs 16000) to 45 per cent for taxable incomes greater than RMB 80,000 (Rs 8.45 lakh) per month.

Surveillance State: E-platform in China to air ‘safe, true news’ from govt media
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

It will be called Piyao, which means ‘denying a rumour’ in Chinese. It will include a website, a mobile app and social media accounts with social media giants Weibo and WeChat.

India, China working on hotline for their defence ministries
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Modi and Xi, during their informal summit in Wuhan in April, reached a consensus on managing various aspects of India-China relations, including the two militaries, especially in the backdrop of the Doklam standoff. 

Chinese doctor commits suicide after being targeted online
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

A video of the incident was posted on Chinese social media allegedly by the boy’s family, stating that a minor was assaulted by a government employee.

Chinese given the right to larger families, but few interested
Wed, Aug 29, 2018

Couples have increasingly delayed having even one child as they devote more time to other goals, such as building their careers. The skyrocketing cost of raising children in booming China has also given many prospective parents pause.

Drowning In Debt: Chinese company pays off bank debt with 900 tonnes of liquor
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

The World Health Organisation and a Lancet report say that per capita consumption has risen from 4.9 litres per year to 6.7 litres. When non-drinkers are excluded, the per capita consumption soars to 15.1 litres annually.

China plans patriotism classes for intellectuals
Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The key aspect of the initiative will be to strengthen the “political guidance” of intellectuals and bring their “ideological and political identification” in line with the party’s overall goals.

With a new stamp showing parent pigs, 3 piglets, China signals shift in child policy
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

Commentators see the imagery used as an indication of China planning to abandon birth restrictions and a likely announcement to this effect by the end of the year.

China: Raising national flag a must at all religious sites
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The move is seen as an attempt by the Chinese Communist Party to extend its control over religious life.

Blast near US, Indian embassies in China, man held for detonating explosive device
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Video footage of the blast showed smoke billowing from a building and police forming a cordon outside the blast radius.

Thousands of children injected with faulty vaccines in China
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

The outrage was not confined to social media platforms. State-run newspapers have also been critical about how the pharmaceutical industry is being regulated.

Chinese premier calls for crackdown on vaccine industry amid outcry
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Keqiang's statement comes against the backdrop of growing nationwide outrage after reports emerged last Friday that Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology had sold some 252,600 substandard DPT vaccines to the Disease Prevention and Control Centre of Shandong Province.

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”.

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