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    Donald Trump hits where it hurts most

    American president Donald Trump’s recent tweet that US tariffs on imports from China are working ‘big time’ and that the stock market in China has crashed by 27 per cent in four months may be an exaggeration but there can be little doubt that China has been severely hit. The Chinese economy was riding on the strength of the import boom in the US market and there was a smug sense of

  • Workers sign protest letter over China Google: NYT

    Washington : Hundreds of Google employees have signed a protest letter over the company’s reported work on a censor-friendly search engine to get back into China, The New York Times said.

  • China may be training pilots to target US: Pentagon

    Washington : China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and “likely” training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report.

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    Magnitude-5 earthquake hits China, 18 injured

    Beijing: Eighteen people were injured after a moderate earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities have said. The quake damaged over 6,000 homes and affected more than 48,000 residents in Tonghai and Huaning counties and in the district of Jiangchuan, all administered by the city of Yuxi, the provincial civil affairs department said in a statement. The injured are being treated in a hospital and

  • Demolition of mosque halted as Hui Muslims stir in China

    Beijing : Chinese officials have delayed the plan to demolish a newly-built mosque in the country’s North West after hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims held sit-in protests in what is said to be the largest standoff in Beijing’s efforts to clampdown on Islamisation, a media report said on Friday.

  • US unveils next round of tariffs on Chinese imports

    Washington: The Trump administration said today it was moving ahead with a stiff 25 per cent tariff on additional USD 16 billion worth of imports from China, intensifying a trade war between the two economic giants. After coming to power, the Trump administration has initiated steps to address the issue of massive balance of trade with China and to the alleged Chinese theft of intellectual property.

  • China wants differences with US to be resolved

    Singapore : China is willing to resolve differences with the United States on an equal footing, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Friday after meeting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but added they did not address their trade war too specifically, reported Reuters.

  • Sushma ji prostrated in Doklam: RaGa

    New Delhi : Just a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj claimed a diplomatic success in the Lok Sabha in the 73-day long military standoff at Doklam in Bhutan last year, Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed her for buckling before China, betraying the Indian jawans.

  • Rahul Gandhi slams Sushma Swaraj over Doklam, says ‘Amazing how she buckled’

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over the Doklam issue, alleging that she had “buckled and prostrated herself in front of Chinese power”. His assertion came a day after Swaraj told Parliament that the India-China face-off over Doklam was resolved through “diplomatic maturity without losing any ground” and status quo has been maintained.

  • Weak JLR sales drive Tata Motors to Rs 1,862 cr loss

    Mumbai : Tata Motors group on Tuesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1,862.57 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, dragged down by multiple challenges that its British arm JLR faced in major markets, including China, UK, Europe and the US.

  • BRICS’ utility may lie in business ties

    The BRICS summit in Johannesburg has indulged in the same cliché-ridden statements that summits like this are known for but mercifully, paying lip service to combating terrorism is not the lone fallout from it. When, at the last summit in Xiamen in China, the five-member grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa named two Pakistani terror outfits— Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad — in its final declaration as rogue outfits there was

  • 86 killed, 23 million affected by China floods, landslides

    Beijing: At least 86 people have been killed and around 23 million have been affected due to floods, landslides and other natural disasters in China, official disaster relief authorities said on Friday.

  • China back in action in Doklam: US lawmaker

    However, Minister of State for External Affairs Ministry V K Singh told Rajya Sabha on Thursday that there have been no new developments at the site of the face-off with China in Doklam and its vicinity, and status quo prevails in the area.

  • 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, Bhutan discuss boundary dispute post-Doklam

    Beijing: Post-Doklam, China and Bhutan have discussed their boundary dispute and reached “many agreements” during the visit of a senior Chinese minister to the Himalayan kingdom, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, accompanied by a high-level delegation, paid a two-day visit to Bhutan which ended on Tuesday. Kong also invited Bhutan to take part in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

  • Tibetan students in China banned from taking part in religious activities

    Beijing: Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported. The Global Times quoted an education official in the regional capital of Lhasa as saying that students were required to sign an agreement to “not take part in any form of religious activity” during the break.

  • Modi and Xi to meet during BRICS, discuss US trade war

    Moscow : China and India will discuss the US’ trade war and its protectionist trade policy when President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

  • Okuhara stands in Sindhu’s way again at World C’ship

    New Delhi : India’s premier shuttler PV Sindhu might have to upstage defending champion and familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara as the two finalists of the previous edition are drawn to meet  in the quarter-finals of the World Championship, to be held from July 30 to August 5 in Nanjing, China.

  • 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.