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  • 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.

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    Donald Trump’s trade war to nowhere

    We are on the edge of a full-fledged trade war. The US has raised tariffs, China is hitting back and businesses are watching anxiously as tensions rise and uncertainty grips the market. Amid this muscle-flexing comes a story from a place in Missouri, USA, called Butler County, where Trump won almost 80 percent of the vote in the 2016 election.

  • Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, says PM bowed to Chinese pressure, cites report of shelving new army unit

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today cited a media report to hit out at Narendra Modi‘s visit to China in April, saying never in India’s history has a prime minister “capitulated to pressure from a foreign power as this one has”. Gandhi, who took to Twitter to attack the prime minister, tagged a media report which claimed that the Army has

  • Explosion at chemical plant in China kills 19

    Beijing: An explosion at a chemical plant in southwest China left 19 dead and injured another 12, authorities said today, the latest industrial accident in a country where lax regulations often lead to tragedy.

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    The US is only helping China

    The Trump administration’s declaration of a trade war with China has implications for that country’s latest round of ambitious economic reforms as well as for global economic development generally. China refuses to be bullied by Trump’s imposition of $34 billion in tariffs and the threat to impose $500 billion more. China has swiftly retaliated with its own $34 billion in tariffs on US goods.

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    Real fear of a global trade war

    Setting off fears of a global trade war, last Friday the US and China, the world’s largest and second largest economies, slapped on each other tit-for-tat import tariffs. To begin with, $34 billion worth of each other’s imports would attract punitive tariffs. Donald Trump, the US President, seemed undeterred by the retaliatory Chinese imposts, warning that at this rate he would target all of Chinese imports into the US. Weeks ago, Trump