Syndicate content

China riled by India-Japan aircraft ‘deal’

Reacting angrily to a report that Japan plans to sell search-and-rescue aircraft to India at a lower cost, China on Tuesday said it would consider such a move “disgraceful” if it is aimed at pressurin

Murder sparks debate on poverty in China

Mother kills 4 children, ends life after being denied low-income allowance

China reforms rights law amid global heat

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Amid global criticism over its rights record, China on Monday announced reforms in laws protecting human rights as well as outlined measures to improve the conditions of prisons and detention centres.

Mao’s body endured time, critics to get embalmed

This photo released by China’s official news agency Xinhua shows former Chinese leader Mao Zedong. (Photo: AFP)

Days after Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong died 40 years ago the problem of what to do with his corpse was becoming increasingly heated — literally.

China gets world’s longest bullet train track

China’s high-speed railway which is making a big pitch to compete in India and global markets has completed over 20,000 kms of track network in the country, becoming world’s longest bullet train netwo

Chinese banks lay off thousands of employees

Bank of China said its headcount at the end of June 2016 has decreased by 6,881 to a total of 3,03,161 employees.

Retrenchment in four big government banks follows similar moves in Army, steel industry.

Visitors flood, close glass bridge


Visitors cross the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge above a valley in Zhangjiajie, in China’s Hunan province. (Photo: AFP)

Couples seek divorce over real estate rumours

Chinese couples looking to buy house in Shanghai city are queuing up to seek divorce amid rumours about new regulatory measures increasing down payment to 50 per cent to buy a new flat, official media

Top 500 Chinese companies in red


China’s top 500 enterprises reported their first annual decline in combined revenues in 15 years, with a 0.07 per cent drop last year, as the economy continued to slow down amid falling oil prices and

Mars 2020 mission: China unveils rover

An artist’s rendering of a concept design for China’s Mars rover and lander provided to the Xinhua news agency. -AP

China showed off its first images of a rover that it plans to send to Mars in mid-2020.

Open discord appears to have begun in the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on the nature of one of its main enemies — the Bharatiya Janata Party — whether it is “right-wing authoritarian” or “no ord

The Akbar-Birbal stories contain some tales of how Birbal solved situational problems by simple methods without breaking any ground rules previously laid down.