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Prove independence, else will freeze funds: Donald Trump warns WHO

19 May 2020

Prove independence, else will freeze funds: Donald Trump warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) hasn't served America's interests and it would be unfair to fund the body with taxpayers' money, United States President Donald Trump told the apex health body in a strongly-worded letter on Tuesday.

China desperately tries to contain coronavirus, cancels New Year celebrations

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.

Here are some of the unbreakable records in badminton

25 Jul 2019

Here are some of the unbreakable records in badminton

Badminton has become a popular sport across the globe and it is gaining prominence with each passing championship.

Rafael Nadal: Five lesser known facts about the legend

22 Jul 2019

Rafael Nadal: Five lesser known facts about the legend

12-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal is one of the GOATs of tennis.

Move over YouTubers, TikTokers are the new in-thing at VidCon

17 Jul 2019

Move over YouTubers, TikTokers are the new in-thing at VidCon

Judge TikTokers all you want to, but they're on everyone's radar and they're turning the tide.

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

05 Apr 2019

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that the United States and China could wrap up trade talks within four weeks after making quick progress on the potentially "epic" deal.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Vikram Misri takes charge as India's new envoy to China

08 Jan 2019

Vikram Misri takes charge as India's new envoy to China

India's new ambassador to China Vikram Misri took charge of the post yesterday, and met top Chinese officials during which they discussed Sino-India ties.

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

20 Dec 2018

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.

White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

14 Dec 2018

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.

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

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.

Lessons Delhi should learn from Beijing in tackling air pollution

22 Nov 2018

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.

Now, Chinese authorities can identify people from their walking style

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.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in China, seeks bailout money

02 Nov 2018

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.

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

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.

Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger

24 Oct 2018

Himalayan Viagra, costlier than gold, is in danger

Nicknamed 'Himalayan Viagra', an expensive caterpillar fungus, which is more valuable than gold, is becoming harder to find due to climate change, say researchers.

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

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.

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

15 Oct 2018

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.

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

29 Sep 2018

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.

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

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?

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

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.

Blast near US, Indian embassies in China, no casualties

26 Jul 2018

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.

Ryan Lochte, Olympic gold medalist, suspended by USADA

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.

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

20 Jul 2018

7 more medal events added to 2022 Beijing Winter Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a number of crucial decisions with respect to the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games.

India justifies Air India changing Taiwan to "Chinese Taipei"

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.

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

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".

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

19 Jun 2018

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.

China needs to engage in direct-dialogue with Dalai Lama: Pompeo

13 Jun 2018

China needs to engage in direct-dialogue with Dalai Lama: Pompeo

Ahead of his Beijing visit, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US should express publicly that China needs to engage in meaningful and direct dialogue with Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, to lower tensions.

Nokia X6 launched with iPhone X-like notch, dual rear-cameras

16 May 2018

Nokia X6 launched with iPhone X-like notch, dual rear-cameras

HMD Global has launched Nokia X6, the company's first Nokia smartphone to embrace the on-trend notch, in Beijing.

Nokia X: Design leaked, might launch on May 16

04 May 2018

Nokia X: Design leaked, might launch on May 16

HMD Global's upcoming smartphone Nokia X6, which might also be called Nokia X, has been leaked in a video that showcases the complete design of the phone.

SCO Defense and Foreign Ministers' meetings begin in Beijing

24 Apr 2018

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.

MEA Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan

23 Apr 2018

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.

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

23 Apr 2018

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.

Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, discusses bilateral ties

22 Apr 2018

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.

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

21 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.

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

02 Apr 2018

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.

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

28 Mar 2018

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.