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40 injured as Tibet Airlines plane veers of runway, catches fire

40 injured as Tibet Airlines plane veers of runway, catches fire

Rediff.com5 days ago

The Tibet-bound plane was carrying 113 passengers and nine crew members, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China to permit 'some' Indian students to return

China to permit 'some' Indian students to return

Rediff.com29 Apr 2022

China on Friday announced plans to permit the return of 'some' Indian students stranded in India for over two years following the visa and flight restrictions imposed by Beijing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blood of Chinese can't be shed in vain: Beijing on Pak blast

Blood of Chinese can't be shed in vain: Beijing on Pak blast

Rediff.com27 Apr 2022

China demanded that the Pakistan should apprehend and punish the perpetrators to the full extent of the law.

Beijing orders Covid tests for its 21 million people

Beijing orders Covid tests for its 21 million people

Rediff.com26 Apr 2022

The Chinese capital, which is battling the spread of the Omicron variant similar to Shanghai, has ordered mass testing from Tuesday in 11 of its districts, virtually covering all its 21 million population.

Beijing starts mass Covid testing as Shanghai reports highest deaths

Beijing starts mass Covid testing as Shanghai reports highest deaths

Rediff.com25 Apr 2022

Beijing on Monday began mass COVID-19 testing of over 3.5 million people in one of the city's high-profile districts following a spike in cases, while Shanghai reported a record 51 deaths in a day as the eastern metropolis continued to grapple with the Omicron variant for the fourth week.

China's Xi calls for Asian unity against outsiders

China's Xi calls for Asian unity against outsiders

Rediff.com21 Apr 2022

'Countries around the world are like passengers aboard the same ship. For the ship to navigate the storm and sail toward a bright future, all passengers must pull together'

Shanghai's COVID-19 death toll in rises to 17

Shanghai's COVID-19 death toll in rises to 17

Rediff.com20 Apr 2022

China reported 17,166 asymptomatic cases with a majority of them in Shanghai, China's business hub of 26 million.

Shanghai reports 1st Covid deaths since fresh lockdown

Shanghai reports 1st Covid deaths since fresh lockdown

Rediff.com18 Apr 2022

Apart from Shanghai, 15 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local Covid cases .

Pakistan always first in our neighbourhood policy, says China

Pakistan always first in our neighbourhood policy, says China

Rediff.com14 Apr 2022

China on Thursday told Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif that it will always put its "all-weather ally" as a priority in its neighbourhood diplomacy as it praised his commitment to promote the USD 60 billion CPEC initiative.

Shanghai starts new round of mass testing amid record Covid surge

Shanghai starts new round of mass testing amid record Covid surge

Rediff.com6 Apr 2022

Shanghai's single-day infection numbers also beat China's previous all-time high of 13,436 cases recorded in Wuhan on February 12, 2020, where the coronavirus outbreak first emerged.

'Keenly felt' India and China are no threat to each other: Wang Yi

'Keenly felt' India and China are no threat to each other: Wang Yi

Rediff.com29 Mar 2022

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that during his recent visit to India, he "keenly felt" that both sides had agreed to adhere to the leaders' consensus that the two countries are not a threat to each other and handle and manage their differences.

No survivors found so far in China plane crash: Official

No survivors found so far in China plane crash: Official

Rediff.com22 Mar 2022

Aircraft debris and some personal belongings have been found at the air crash site in Tengxian County of Wuzhou City, but no survivors, state-run CGTN reported on Tuesday.

No news of survivors in China plane crash, rescue efforts continue

No news of survivors in China plane crash, rescue efforts continue

Rediff.com22 Mar 2022

There is no official announcement yet on the fate of the 123 passengers and nine crew members as hopes receded about finding any survivors, considering that the plane crashed and exploded in a mountainous area.

China plane with 132 on board crashes; no sign of survivors

China plane with 132 on board crashes; no sign of survivors

Rediff.com21 Mar 2022

The plane crashed in the city of Wuzhou, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China, causing a forest fire, Sputnik reported citing China Central Television (CCTV).

China reports first Covid deaths in over a year

China reports first Covid deaths in over a year

Rediff.com19 Mar 2022

The latest surge in cases in the last few weeks was a two year high in the country, denting official claims of China being one of the best performers in curbing COVID-19 pandemic.

India, Pak should launch probe into accidental missile firing: China

India, Pak should launch probe into accidental missile firing: China

Rediff.com14 Mar 2022

'We called on relevant countries to have dialogue and communication as soon as possible and launch a thorough investigation into this incident, strengthen information sharing and establish a notification mechanism in time to ensure the recurrence of such incidents and prevent miscalculation'

China on brink of biggest Covid crisis since Wuhan as cases triple

China on brink of biggest Covid crisis since Wuhan as cases triple

Rediff.com13 Mar 2022

Shenzhen which has been battling an Omicron surge since late February, will carry out three rounds of citywide COVID-19 tests next week.

With 2000 new infections, China's daily Covid cases hit 2-yr high

With 2000 new infections, China's daily Covid cases hit 2-yr high

Rediff.com13 Mar 2022

The former British colony also reported COVID-related 87 deaths taking the overall toll to 3,729, the report said.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to step down in sweeping leadership change

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to step down in sweeping leadership change

Rediff.com11 Mar 2022

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who is at the helm of managing the country's economy for a decade, said that he will be stepping down this year, setting in motion the once-in-a-decade sweeping leadership change in the Communist country.

China offers to restore peace in 'grave' Ukraine

China offers to restore peace in 'grave' Ukraine

Rediff.com11 Mar 2022

Premier Li, replying to a question on China's refusal to criticise Russia's military action against Ukraine, said that utmost efforts should be made to support Russia and Ukraine in carrying forward ceasefire negotiations.

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