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  • In Beijing: Perfume, hair gel to blame for smog

    Beijing: Chinese experts have blamed the volatile organic compounds in hair spray, perfume and air refreshers for the recurring air pollution in the country as the dreaded smog returned to haunt the Beijing city on Monday. The air quality index in Beijing climbed to 213, which is categorised by the World Health Organisation, (WHO) as “very unhealthy”.
    Beijing, the city of over 21-million people, every year experiences the problem of air pollution, which

  • America seeks to disturb Xinjiang policies: China

    Beijing: China on Thursday accused the United States of seeking to “disturb” its security policies after a US congressional report said Beijing’s mass internment of Muslim minorities may constitute “crimes against humanity”. The report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China described the situation of human rights in China as “dire” and worsening, a trend epitomised by the internment of as many as one million Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the far

  • gandhi jayanti, bollywood, bollywood stars, bollywood pays tribute to father of india, father of nation, mahatma gandhi, swachh bharat abhiyan, 148th birth anniversary of mahatma gandhi

    Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday commemorated in China

    Beijing: Mahatma Gandhi’s popular quotes and bhajans resonated on Tuesday in the sprawling Chaoyang Park in central Beijing where people from all walks of life gathered to commemorate his 149th birth anniversary. A cultural team from the Indian Embassy here sung Gandhi’s most popular bhajans and some of his popular quotes were recited by the Chinese school children. The statue of Gandhi carved by China’s acclaimed sculptor and artist Yuan Xikun was

  • Chinese military opposes US ‘provocation’ in South China Sea

    Beijing:  The Chinese military on Tuesday voiced firm opposition to a US Navy warship’s entry into waters around China’s islands and reefs in the South China Sea. “The USS Decatur guided missile destroyer arbitrarily entered waters off China’s islands and reefs in the South China Sea on September 30,” said Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian, noting that a Chinese Navy vessel carried out identification and verification procedures and warned the US vessel off,

  •  Xi Jinping greets Maldives prez-elect Solih; hopes to better ties

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has greeted the Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who defeated pro-China incumbent Abdullah Yameen, raising concern in Beijing over its big investments in the strategically located country in the Indian Ocean.China, which has invested millions of dollars in different projects in the Maldives, is weighing its options in the country as Yameen has been trounced by Solih, widely regarded as a pro-India leader.Xinhua reported about Xi’s congratulatory

  • China welcomes election of Solih as Maldives’ Prez

    Beijing : Hoping for continued conducive business environment for Chinese firms in Maldives under the new government, China on Tuesday congratulated Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, widely viewed as an ally of India, a day after he defeated the pro-Beijing President, Abdullah Yameen, in the Presidential election.

  • Can’t hold US trade talks with knife to throat: China

    Beijing : China said on Tuesday it was impossible to hold trade talks with the United States while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like “holding a knife to someone’s throat”.

  • China ups tariffs on US imports

    Beijing : China imposed new tariff hikes on US goods on Monday and accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth.

  • Alibaba won’t create 1 mn US jobs: Jack Ma

    Beijing : Alibaba founder Jack Ma has backed off on his promise of creating one million jobs in the United States due to the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington. Citing CNN, Ma told Xinhua the tariffs slapped by the two countries in the past few months had forced him to abandon the plan.

  • After trade war, US tirade against China

    China has openly stated they are actively trying to impact and change our election by attacking our farmers, ranchers and industrial workers because of their loyalty to me.   —Prez Trump.

  • Kyrgios ‘pep talk’ umpire suspended

    Los Angeles : The US Open umpire criticised for giving Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a pep talk has been hit with a two-week suspension, reports said.

  • Mangkhut hits China 2.45 million people evacuated

    Beijing : China has relocated over 2.45 million people and cancelled over 400 flights as super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in southern Guangdong province on Sunday after battering Hong Kong and killing 64 people in the Philippines.

  • One’s search history linked to phone nos

    Beijing : Google has developed a prototype of the censored search engine for China codenamed “Dragonfly” that links users’ search history to their personal phone numbers, the media reported.

  • China rejects report of Pak’s renegotiation on CPEC

    On September 10, Pakistani Commerce Ministry issued a statement that remarks cited by Financial Times were out of context and distorted its original meaning. The Pakistan side refused to recognise this report , Geng Shuang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

  • Officials vandalising crosses, burning bibles in China: Group

    Beijing : China’s government is ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to pastors and a group that monitors religion in China.

  • Ma to step down next year, names Zhang as successor

    Beijing : Jack Ma, the pioneer of China’s internet industry, announced on his 54th birthday on Monday that he would step down as Alibaba’s executive chairman in one year to make way for the next generation of leaders at the $420 billion e-commerce giant.

  • Ma to unveil succession plan today

    Beijing : Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma will unveil a succession plan on Monday, according to the South China Morning Post Sunday, with a company spokesman denying a New York Times (NYT) report that he would retire that day.

  • Alibaba chief to pursue philanthropy

    Beijing : Alibaba co-founder and chairman Jack Ma plans to retire from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to devote his time to philanthropy focused on education, he told the New York Times in an interview. Ma was an English teacher before starting Alibaba in 1999 and built it into a multibillion-dollar internet colossus, becoming one of the world’s richest men and a revered figure in his homeland.

  • China blocks website of Australian broadcaster

    Beijing : China’s internet regulation authority confirmed on Monday that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) website has been blocked for flouting national laws.

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