All stories by K J M Varma
40 injured as Tibet Airlines plane veers of runway, catches fireRediff.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 returnRediff.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 blastRediff.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 peopleRediff.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 deathsRediff.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 outsidersRediff.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 17Rediff.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 lockdownRediff.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 ChinaRediff.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 surgeRediff.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 YiRediff.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: OfficialRediff.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 continueRediff.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 survivorsRediff.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 yearRediff.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: ChinaRediff.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 tripleRediff.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 highRediff.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 changeRediff.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' UkraineRediff.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.