Free Press Journal
  • Amid border standoff, China conducts live-fire drill in Tibet

    Beijing: China’s military on Monday said it has conducted live-fire exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region to test its strike capability on plateaus, amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector.

  • Donald Trump may come back to climate deal: Emmanuel Macron

    “We spoke in detail about the things that could make him come back to the Paris accord. The US president told me that he would try to find a solution in the coming months” French President Emmanuel Macron,

  • 18 killed in floods in China

    Beijing: At least 18 people were killed and as many remained missing in floods in China’s northeastern Jilin province, officials said today. Heavy rains in the central and eastern parts of the province on Thursday and Friday left the region inundated. The city of Jilin was severely flooded and more than 110,000 people had to be relocated, according to the city’s flood control and drought relief office. A 32,360-strong search and rescue

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin from today

    New Delhi: The Monsoon session of the Parliament is to begin from today. The Opposition is likely to raise the issue of China, Jammu and Kashmir and Darjeeling unrest, impact of Goods and Service Tax (GST) and other issues. Apart from this the Centre will also introduce 16 new bills in both the houses of the Parliament for consideration and passing.

  • Beijing should ‘keep calm’ about India’s rise: Chinese media

    Beijing: India is receiving a “massive influx” of foreign investments which will greatly enhance its ability to develop the manufacturing sector and China should “keep calm” and start working on a more effective growth strategy for the new era, a state-run newspaper said on Sunday.

  • China house blaze kills 22, arson suspect held

    Beijing : A suspect has been arrested of setting fire to a two-story house in China’s eastern Jiangsu province that killed 22 people on Sunday. The fire broke out before dawn at a two-storey residential house in Yushan town in Changshu city near Shanghai, Xinhua reported.

  • Corruption may hit CPEC: Expert

    Brussels : China is concerned about the impact of Pakistan’s rampant corruption on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to a leading European expert on South Asian affairs.

  • China meddling in Kashmir affairs, Mehbooba tells Rajnath

    New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the valley in the wake of the Amarnath terror attack and said that “unfortunately China has also started interfering” in matters pertaining to the state.

  • Karman Kaur Thandi a win away from title

    New Delhi : Karman Kaur Thandi earned herself an opportunity to win her maiden ITF singles title by breezing into the final of the USD 25000 ITF event in Niman, China.

  • Dissident Liu Xiaobo cremated, China claims his wife is now free

    Beijing : China’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated today after succumbing to cancer while in custody, even as Beijing said his wife was “free so far” but must “avoid trouble” amid international pressure to let her leave the country.

  • Sino-Indian standoff cannot be ignored

    It is a month since the standoff between Chinese and Indian troops began on the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan but there are no signs of either side yielding ground to the other. India has been circumspect in its response but China has been breathing fire, its leaders and media making exaggerated comments that seem to suggest a sinister design. Diplomatic channels are being used to de-escalate but so far there

  • Chinese dragon and the decay within India

    Demand is being raised that Indians should boycott Chinese products. Indeed, it is a matter of deep concern that our imports from China are nearly ten times our exports to that country. More alarming is the fact that our exports of goods have been shrinking continuously in the 18 months to May 2016. Our exports to Latin America, Commonwealth of Independent States (formerly Russia), and Africa have contracted by about one third

  • China didn’t expect Indian role in Doklam: EU leader

    China may have anticipated that Bhutan would not be able to retaliate through force, and believed that construction of the road would be completed within weeks,  opines vice-president of European Parliament.

  • Awarding Nobel to Liu was blasphemy: Beijing

    Beijing : China on Friday said that awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo amounted to “blasphemy” and lodged protests with several countries, including the US, for making “irresponsible statements” on the death of the prominent dissident.

  • Doctors “made every effort” in treating late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

    Beijing: The supervising physicians of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer at a Chinese hospital while still under police custody, said on Friday that they did everything they could to save his life. “Since the day Liu Xiaobo was admitted, the hospital has made every effort in his treatment,” said a senior doctor of the oncology department, First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang.

  • Indira secured Sikkim as China watched

    Those among us who nurture this craving for a strong figurehead are besotted with both Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi in equal measure.

  • India snubs China on Kashmir offer

    New Delhi: Rebuffing China’s offer, India on Thursday ruled out any third party mediation on Kashmir about which it is ready to talk to Pakistan at a bilateral level as terrorism is at the core of the problem between the two countries.