Free Press Journal
  • China blast: Explosion heard outside US embassy in Beijing

    Beijing: A loud blast occurred near the US embassy in Beijing today, according to multiple eyewitness reports on social media. Video clips posted online showed smoke in the air outside the diplomatic compound in the Chinese capital and police roping off a perimeter around the area, with witnesses saying an explosion had occurred.

  • China moves WTO to take on US tariff on $200 bn goods

    Beijing : China announced that it filed a World Trade Organisation challenge on Monday to US President Donald Trump’s proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods, reacting swiftly amid deepening concern about the economic impact of their spiralling technology dispute.

  • Won’t gang up against China in Indo-Pacific, assures India

    Beijing : India and China on Friday discussed maritime security issues and prospects for bilateral cooperation for the first time since Prime Minister Narendra Modi had enunciated India’s policy on the strategic Indo-Pacific region amidst Beijing flexing muscles in the South and East China seas.

  • China hails Air India’s move to change Taiwan’s name 

    Beijing : China on Thursday welcomed Indian flag carrier Air India’s decision to refer to self-ruled Taiwan as Chinese Taipei, saying foreign companies must respect the country’s sovereignty.

  • l Plans to enhance the ability to attack US bases on Chinese side of the second archipelago line with strategic bombers and ‘deter US military intervention’ in the event of a defence operation involving Chinese islands

    China’s PLA holds high altitude drill in Tibet

    Beijing : Chinese military stationed in Tibet has carried out a drill to test their logistics, armament support capabilities and military-civilian integration in the remote Himalayan region, official media reported here on Friday.

  • China mum on FATF’s grey listing of Pakistan

    Beijing : China on Friday declined to comment on Pakistan being placed on the grey list for failing to curb anti-terror financing by the Financial Action Task Force, but heaped customary praise on its close ally, saying the world should recognise “enormous efforts and sacrifices” made by Islamabad to combat terrorism.

  • China not ‘expansionist’  but won’t give up territory: Xi

    Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping told US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday that China has no plans to create chaos in the world — although he defended his country’s claim to disputed islands in the South China Sea.

  • Trump looks to crack down on Chinese tech investments

    Washington : President Donald Trump is set to announce new measures this week to target growing Chinese investment in key technologies in the US, according to media reports, which could further escalate the trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

  • England vs Argentina final, says Beckham  

    Beijing : Former captain David Beckham has tipped England to play Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final, reflecting rising optimism about the Three Lions’ chances after a positive start in Russia.

  • Kim in China to chalk out his next course of action

    Beijing : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived here on Tuesday for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping to chalk out his next course of action after his summit with US President Donald Trump where it was agreed to denuclearise Korean peninsula.

  • China slaps more tariffs on $50 bn worth of US goods

    Tariffs for 545 items worth about $ 34 billion, including agricultural products, vehicles, etc will be effective from July 6, 2018, China’s Customs Tariffs commission said.

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    Now, lift sanction on pyongyang, says china

    Beijing : As US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un held their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, a wary China made out a case for lifting of UN sanctions against Pyongyang and highlighted its central role in working out a new peace mechanism for the Korean Peninsula.

  • 2 Indian-origin ministers played key role

    Singapore : Two Indian-origin ministers in Singapore, Vivian Balakrishnan and K Shanmugam, are playing a key role in facilitating a hassle-free summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un here on Monday.

  • India, China will work out differences: Indian envoy

    Beijing : India and China will work out their differences to ensure that they progress and prosper together, Indian envoy here Gautam Bambawale said on Wednesday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit this week – their second meeting in less than two months.