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China: Experts blame perfume, hair-gel for fueling smog in Beijing

Chinese experts have blamed the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in hairspray, perfume and air refreshers for the recurring air pollution in China as the dreaded smog returned to haunt the capital city of Beijing today.

24 Sep 2018


China: Woman throws garbage out of car, biker teaches best-lesson-ever

How many times have you been upset with litter on the roads? Or how many times has your stroll on the street been obstructed by garbage? Uncountable times right?

25 Aug 2018


China: Fire breaks out at hotel; 18 killed, 19 injured

At least 18 people were killed and 19 others injured after a fire broke out at a hotel earlier on Saturday in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

26 Jul 2018

Republic TV

Blast near US, Indian embassies in China, no casualties

A blast ripped through the area outside the US embassy in Beijing this morning. The Indian embassy is located nearby.

24 Jul 2018


Ryan Lochte, Olympic gold medalist, suspended by USADA

Ryan Lochte, the 6-time Olympic gold medalist has been suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for 14 months.

06 Jul 2018


India justifies Air India changing Taiwan to "Chinese Taipei"

A day after Air India, on Beijing's demand, made a change on its website to refer to Taiwan as "Chinese Taipei", the Indian government has justified its action.

05 Jul 2018


Air India follows other airlines to call Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei'

Prodded by Beijing, and following on the footsteps of several major airlines, Air India has now modified its website to show Taiwan as "Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport, TPE, Chinese Taipei".

19 Jun 2018

North Korea

Kim Jong-un's two-day visit to China following Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on a two-day visit to China's capital Beijing, only a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump, the Chinese state media reported today.

24 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

SCO Defense and Foreign Ministers' meetings begin in Beijing

The meetings of Defense and Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), being attended by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, began in Beijing today.

23 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

MEA Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to discuss bilateral ties.

23 Apr 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj asks Indians, Chinese to learn each other's language

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today asked Indians and Chinese to learn each other's language as it will help them overcome communication barriers, resulting in further strengthening the relationship between the two nations.

22 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, discusses bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Sunday and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship.

21 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

No bilateral-meetings between Indian, Pakistani Ministers at SCO in Beijing

There will be no bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistani counterparts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) ministerial meets to be held in Beijing on 24 April.

15 Apr 2018


China: Using fountain pen, passenger holds attendant hostage mid-air

In a bizarre incident, a passenger used a fountain pen as a weapon to hold a flight attendant hostage on Air China's Beijing-bound flight today.

02 Apr 2018

Donald Trump

China hits-back at US, imposes tariffs on imports worth $3bn

Days after proposing tariffs on American products, China has made it official for 128 items imported from the US, including pork and wine.

28 Mar 2018

North Korea

Kim pledges to denuclearize Korean-peninsula in meeting with China's Xi

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first known trip abroad since 2011 with an 'unofficial' visit to Beijing.

25 Mar 2018


Beijing issues major smog alert, third time in 3 months

Just a day after being named the top performer among 28 Chinese cities which took special measures to check pollution, Beijing has issued a three-day-long smog alert.

05 Mar 2018


China ups defense spending to 8.1%, fueling global concerns

For the second year, China's economic growth forecast for 2018 (6.5%) stood at the lowest since 1992.

12 Feb 2018

Climate Change

These 11 cities, including Bengaluru, to run out of drinking-water

Cape Town is set to run out of drinking water on 11th May.

17 Jan 2018

Air Pollution

China to tackle pollution with world's biggest air purifier

In a bid to tackle China's chronic smog problem, the country has reportedly built the largest air purifier in the world.

02 Jan 2018

Xi Jinping

Xi's new year message: Beijing will actively push for OBOR

Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out Beijing's priorities to realize the "Chinese dream" in his new years message.

01 Dec 2017

Barack Obama

All smiles as "veteran cadres" Obama and Xi reunite

Former US President Barack Obama met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, weeks serving American President Donald Trump's maiden state visit to China.

23 Nov 2017


What can India learn from Beijing's Odd Even formula?

The debate surrounding the merits of Delhi's proposed odd-even scheme for cars has continued to rage amid worsening air quality.

10 Nov 2017

North Korea

Trump softens stance on China during visit to Beijing

US President Donald Trump lavished praise on his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing.

09 Nov 2017

Donald Trump

Xi Jinping rolls out red carpet for Trump's "state visit-plus"

President Xi Jinping has rolled out the red carpet for Donald Trump at Beijing's Forbidden City in what's being billed as the US president's "state visit-plus."

15 Oct 2017


Bhutan discusses PLA activity near Doklam with Beijing

Despite ending the Doklam standoff, China has reportedly increased its troop presence close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

30 Sep 2017

North Korea

UN sanctions: Beijing orders North Korean companies to close shop

World powers seem determined to put maximum pressure on North Korea, in order to discipline Pyongyang for its rogue behavior.

07 Sep 2017

South Korea

Chinese military conducts 'sudden attack' drills near North Korea

An anti-aircraft defense battalion of the Chinese air force conducted an exercise close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday.

07 Aug 2017

South China Sea

South China Sea: Beijing diplomatically scores over ASEAN

In a new development, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to China's terms for negotiations and refrained from insisting the legal bindingness of the South China Sea (SCS) Code of Conduct.

31 Jul 2017


Apple bans VPN apps from its China App Store

Giving in to the pressure created by the Beijing Internet regulators, the tech giant and one of the strongest voices of online freedom, Apple has removed all virtual private network (VPN) services from its Chinese App Store.

27 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: NSA Doval visits Beijing as China demands Indian withdrawal

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has arrived in Beijing, where he will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterparts from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries for a multilateral security meet.

20 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: Ex-Chinese diplomat says Indian troops must withdraw or die

Liu Youfa, a former Chinese diplomat, said the Indian troops deployed at the disputed Donglang area (also called Doklam) could withdraw, be captured or killed.

08 Jun 2017


China making preliminary preparations for manned lunar mission

According to a senior Chinese space official, the Asian superpower is making "preliminary" preparations for sending a man to the moon.

26 May 2017

Pakistan News

Two Chinese nationals abducted in Pakistan, Beijing raps Islamabad

Beijing has expressed displeasure at the kidnapping of two of its nationals inside Pakistan, saying Pakistan needs to take more concrete measures to ensure protection of Chinese nationals.

02 May 2017


CPEC to help China meddle in Kashmir: Chinese media

Reports in the Chinese media suggested that Beijing's massive investment in the CPEC projects makes it necessary for it to mediate over the Kashmir conflict.

28 Apr 2017

North Korea

Donald Trump: "Major conflict" with North Korea possible, seeks diplomacy

US President Donald Trump told Reuters in an interview that, "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea."

First Uighur claims of allegiance to IS in new video

In what is seemingly Islamic State's "first direct threat" against China, a half-hour video has surfaced, featuring China's Uighur militants vowing to return home and "shed blood like rivers".

Chinese weightlifters fail doping tests; stripped off medals

Three Chinese weightlifters were stripped off their 2008 Beijing Olympic medals after they were tested positive for doping under International Olympic Committee's re-testing programme.

09 Sep 2016

Rio de Janeiro

Ryan Lochte handed a 10-month suspension

The US Olympic Committee has handed Ryan Lochte a 10 month suspension and a fine of $100,000 for lying about being robbed while at Rio de Janeiro.

01 Aug 2016

United Kingdom

China supplies nuclear reactors to Pakistan, contradicts NPT

The Arms Control Association on 15th July, 2016 released a report which assessed progress on non-proliferation.