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30 Apr 2024


China delivers first Hangor-class submarines to Pakistan

In a significant move, China has handed over the first of eight Hangor-class submarines to Pakistan.

26 Apr 2024


Chinese woman uses frozen embryos to conceive, sparks inheritance controversy

A woman has triggered a stir across China after she used frozen embryos to conceive a son after her boyfriend's death.

11 Apr 2024


Nijjar killing: Trudeau blames ex-government for being 'cozy' with India

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau testified at a hearing that his government was committed to defending Canadians, including addressing the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

'Senseless attempts': India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh 

The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday voiced its strong disapproval over China's recent attempt to rename various locations in Arunachal Pradesh.

30 Mar 2024


MINI Aceman EV revealed in leaked renders: Check design, features

Images of the MINI Aceman, an electric crossover, have surfaced online ahead of its official unveiling at the Beijing Motor Show on April 24.

26 Mar 2024


Mumbai overtakes Beijing as Asia's top spot for billionaires

Mumbai, the financial heart of India, has now surpassed Beijing to claim the title of Asia's billionaire capital, as per the latest findings from the Hurun Research Institute.

22 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Explained: Significance of PM Modi's 2-day Bhutan visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday embarked on a two-day official visit to Bhutan.

21 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

US 'strongly opposes' China's claim over Arunachal Pradesh

The United States recognizes Arunachal Pradesh as Indian territory, a senior official of the Joe Biden administration has said.

20 Mar 2024

Hong Kong

What's Article 23, Hong Kong's new draconian national security law? 

Hong Kong has approved a new national security law—Article 23—which gives lawmakers sweeping powers to quell opposition.

03 Mar 2024


Stop bullying: Taiwan responds to China objecting Taipei official's interview

After the Chinese embassy in India objected to an interview of Taiwanese Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu conducted by an Indian news outlet, Taiwan slammed China for dictating how its neighbors operate.

25 Dec 2023


China relaxes grip on online gaming after $80bn market drop

China has approved 105 domestic video games, including titles from major companies such as Tencent and NetEase, reports Bloomberg.

Violated sovereignty: China on US warship's presence in disputed SCS

China on Monday slammed the United States (US) after an American warship—USS Gabrielle Giffords—allegedly entered the disputed South China Sea near the Second Thomas Shoal.

23 Nov 2023


China: WHO requests details on 'mysterious' pneumonia outbreak affecting children

While China is still recovering from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a mysterious pneumonia outbreak is reportedly sweeping through schools in the country.

27 Oct 2023


Former Chinese premier dies of heart attack at 68

Former Chinese Premier Li Keqiang suffered a sudden heart attack on Thursday and passed away in the early hours of Friday in Shanghai at 68, Xinhua reported.

22 Oct 2023


China continues to develop military infrastructure along LAC: Pentagon

China continues to maintain a considerable military presence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, The Times of India reported, citing the Pentagon's yearly assessment of Chinese military capability.

18 Sep 2023


Taiwan detects 103 Chinese warplanes near island in 24 hours

The Ministry of National Defense of Taiwan expressed grave concerns on Monday over the increased military activity of China after it reportedly detected more than 100 Chinese warplanes around the island within a 24-hour period.

10 Sep 2023

G20 Summit

Italy to withdraw from China's Belt and Road initiative: Report

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has privately informed Chinese Premier Li Qiang of her country's intention to withdraw from Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Italian media reported, per Reuters.

18 Aug 2023


Submitting fingerprint for Chinese visa not required for Indians

In a major development, the government of China has reportedly made significant changes to visa application requirements for Indian citizens.

16 Aug 2023

Line of Control (LoC)

India, China say military talks 'positive,' but no immediate breakthrough

The 19th round of military talks between the senior commanders of India and China to resolve the standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh failed to yield any immediate breakthrough, The Times of India reported.

01 Aug 2023


China: 11 dead, dozens missing following Typhoon Doksuri

At least 11 people died and 27 others were reported missing as heavy rainfall continued to lash Beijing, China, for the fourth consecutive day, CCTV reported on Tuesday.

Chinese spy balloon reportedly used US tech for spying

The Chinese spy balloon that was spotted over the United States (US) early this year used technology made by America that helped it gather audio-visual data, reported The Wall Street Journal, citing preliminary findings from a closely held probe on Wednesday.

27 May 2023


Taipei claims Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

The defense ministry of Taiwan claimed that the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday accompanied by two other ships.

20 May 2023


China boycotts G20 meeting in Kashmir, Turkey may follow suit 

China said on Friday it would skip a crucial G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar which will reportedly be attended by over 60 international delegates, including those from the United States.

13 Apr 2023


Why is China reportedly using spies on Uyghur Muslims

In a new campaign of repression against Uyghur Muslims, Chinese police are reportedly using spies to ensure Uyghur Muslims do not fast during the holy month of Ramzan.

09 Feb 2023


China: No new variants found since zero COVID-19 policy lifted

China reported no new COVID-19 variants during the recent spike in cases since the country relaxed its strict zero-COVID policy, according to a study released in the medical journal The Lancet.

08 Feb 2023


Chinese 'spy' balloons targeted numerous countries, including India: Report

China operated a fleet of spy balloons to target numerous nations like Japan and India, according to media reports. The reports come just days after the United States (US) military shot down a Chinese surveillance craft hovering over the country's sensitive installations.

01 Jan 2023


China can see 'light of hope' in COVID-19 battle: Jinping

In his New Year message on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the "light of hope is right in front" even as China continues to battle a spike in COVID-19 cases.

31 Dec 2022


COVID-19: Share specific, real-time data on situation, WHO asks China

The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again asked China to share real-time and specific data regularly on the COVID-19 condition in the nation amid the recent spike in the cases after Beijing decided to relax its strict "zero-COVID" laws.

20 Dec 2022


COVID-19 may engulf 60% of China's population in 3 months

China is facing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, with healthcare and crematorium facilities becoming overwhelmed, according to reports.

28 Nov 2022


Anti-lockdown protests intensify across China as demonstrators, police clash

As China is struggling to contain rising COVID-19 cases which are breaking records with every passing day, anti-lockdown protests are said to be growing in the country's major cities with reports of clashes.

16 Sep 2022


Chinese delegation banned from seeing Queen Elizabeth's coffin in parliament

The United Kingdom has refused permission for a Chinese government delegation to attend Queen Elizabeth's lying-in-state, causing a new diplomatic rift with Beijing.

01 Sep 2022

Xi Jinping

Potential 'crimes against humanity' on Uyghur Muslims in China: UN

In a revelatory report released on Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) has accused China of severe human rights violations in Xinjiang province.

09 Aug 2022


Taiwan accuses China of using drills to 'prepare for invasion'

Following days of massive Chinese war games, Taiwan's military held an artillery drill on Tuesday simulating defense against an attack, as Taipei alleged Beijing was preparing to invade the island.

China: President Xi faces growing dissent over enforced COVID-19 lockdowns

Despite the Communist Party of China's iron-clad authoritarian leadership, led by President Xi Jinping, fissures between Beijing and the public are considered to be widening.

02 Aug 2022


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reaches Taiwan amid China's warnings

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly landed in Taiwan late on Tuesday evening as part of her Asia tour, amid repeated "warnings" against her visit from China.

30 Jul 2022


Chinese rocket's uncontrolled return to Earth raising concerns

Debris from China's most powerful rocket is anticipated to crash land on Earth this weekend in an uncontrolled re-entry, BBC reported

07 Jul 2022

United Kingdom

FBI, MI5 raise alarm over Chinese espionage in joint address

In a joint address, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray and United Kingdom MI5 director General Ken McCallum on Wednesday asked businesses to be wary of China's espionage threat.

21 May 2022


Beijing: 13,000 COVID-19 negative people forced into quarantine

To achieve the "zero-COVID-19" goal in China, over 13,000 Beijing residents who tested negative have been forced into quarantine.

29 Apr 2022


China: Shanghai eases COVID-19 restrictions as cases decline

Chinese authorities on Friday said nearly half the population of Shanghai is now in lower-risk areas, meaning as many as 12.38M residents can now step out of their homes.

25 Apr 2022


Beijing: Mass testing amid 'grim' COVID-19 situation triggers lockdown fears

Panic seized residents of China's capital city, Beijing, on Monday as the government ordered mass COVID-19 testing in the city's biggest district, Chaoyang.

03 Jan 2022

Hong Kong

Hong Kong news publication shuts amid clampdown on dissent

In light of declining press freedom in Hong Kong, the online news service Citizen News announced on Sunday that it will discontinue operations.

03 Nov 2021


China imposes curbs as COVID-19 rears its head again

COVID-19 is rearing its head again in China, from where the deadly disease is believed to have emerged.

09 Sep 2021

North Korea

North Korea suspended from 2022 Winter Olympics for Tokyo no-show

North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 Jul 2021


Typhoon to bring heavy rains to Taiwan, China over weekend

A typhoon is forecast to bring heavy rains to Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, days after the worst flooding on record in a central province caused at least 33 deaths.

31 Mar 2021


BBC correspondent leaves China amid safety concerns

A veteran BBC correspondent whose coverage angered China has left the country amid concerns for his safety, BBC and a journalist organization said.

09 Jan 2021


Beijing on alert after COVID-19 spike in neighboring Hebei province

Beijing has gone on an alert mode following a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring Hebei province even as China has administered nine million coronavirus vaccines so far in a stepped-up nationwide drive to contain the virus.

28 Dec 2020

Xi Jinping

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

A 37-year-old citizen journalist was on Monday sentenced to four years in prison by a Chinese court over her coronavirus outbreak reporting, more than a year after the virus emerged in Wuhan.

25 Sep 2020


Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

08 Sep 2020


LAC: Amid brewing tensions, China claims Indian Army fired shots

In a new development that is sure to heighten tensions at the already volatile Line of Actual Control (LAC), China claimed that Indian soldiers fired warning shots at the Southern bank of Pangong Lake.

04 Sep 2020


Jackie Chan forced to vacate luxurious Beijing apartments for auction

Jackie Chan is facing a weird problem in his personal life.

01 Sep 2020


After recent flare-up, China claims India "disturbing" border peace

Reacting to India's claims that China transgressed in Ladakh on the intervening night of August 29 and 30, Beijing said on Tuesday that it was the Indian Army that violated the consensus and "illegally trespassed the LAC."

29 Jun 2020


China: 4 lakh people under lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

China has reimposed a strict lockdown in a province neighboring capital Beijing after detecting new coronavirus cases in the region.

19 Jun 2020


Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

A total of 76 soldiers of the Indian Army were injured in the clash with China's People Liberation Army (PLA), on Monday, and all of them are recuperating, several reports said.

13 Jun 2020

Liu He

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh coronavirus cases

Authorities at China's capital, Beijing, are moving hastily to stem a fresh wave of coronavirus after few new cases were reported in the last two days.

24 Jan 2020


China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

China is struggling to stop a deadly virus from causing more damage than it already has. The coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan has claimed 25 lives so far and has affected over 800.

22 Mar 2019


China's residential hub gets first-of-its-kind, high-tech 'robot watchman'

A residential community in China's capital Beijing has adopted a first-of-its-kind "robot watchman" that integrates facial recognition, man-machine communication, and infrared thermal imagery, replacing human night patrol.

05 Mar 2019


Gurugram is now officially the world's 'most polluted city'

With the air quality worsening in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), Gurugram has emerged as the most polluted city in the world, according to a report.

28 Jan 2019


Noted Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4.5 years jail-time

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced today to 4.5 years in prison for state subversion, a northern Chinese court said.

14 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

United States President Donald Trump's trade negotiators will hold "tough" talks with China, a senior White House advisor said yesterday while cautioning against watching day-to-day reports on the negotiations.

25 Nov 2018


#BlackMirrorInAction: China's rating system bans millions from flights

The ominous effects of China's controversial social rating system, which is set to roll-out across the country by 2020, are already coming to light.

22 Nov 2018

Air Pollution

Lessons Delhi should learn from Beijing in tackling air pollution

Beijing and Delhi were at par in terms of air pollution levels up until 2013.

09 Nov 2018


Now, Chinese authorities can identify people from their walking style

Chinese authorities are taking public surveillance to a whole new level by implementing a new 'gait recognition' technology.

02 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, seeks bailout money

Imran Khan arrived in Beijing today, in what is termed as the most significant visit to China by a Pakistani Prime Minister in recent years.

02 Nov 2018


FlexPai: The world's first foldable smartphone by a start-up

In the race to launch the world's first commercial foldable smartphone, California-based start-up Royole has beaten heavyweights like Samsung and Lenovo.

22 Oct 2018


The world's fastest growing economy is choking on toxic air

India might be the world's fastest growing economy, but it is fighting an increasingly uphill battle against air pollution.