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China against India's plan to hold G20 meeting in J-K

China against India's plan to hold G20 meeting in J-K

Rediff.com4 days ago

China on Thursday voiced its opposition to India's reported plans to hold the next year's meeting of G-20 leaders in Jammu and Kashmir.

China launches 3rd aircraft carrier, eyes extending range in Indo-Pacific

China launches 3rd aircraft carrier, eyes extending range in Indo-Pacific

Rediff.com17 Jun 2022

The Fujian was launched at a brief ceremony held at the Shanghai shipyard, the official media reported from the eastern metropolis.

Relief for professionals, students as China lifts Covid visa ban on Indians

Relief for professionals, students as China lifts Covid visa ban on Indians

Rediff.com14 Jun 2022

Separately, China is also processing requests of thousands of Indian students studying in Chinese universities who have conveyed their interest to re-join their colleges and universities.

Some US officials trying to add fuel to fire: China on US gen's Ladakh remark

Some US officials trying to add fuel to fire: China on US gen's Ladakh remark

Rediff.com9 Jun 2022

Zhao said some US officials are trying to add fuel to the fire and pointing fingers.

China lauds India's 'great efforts' to help Lanka, says S Asia its priority

China lauds India's 'great efforts' to help Lanka, says S Asia its priority

Rediff.com8 Jun 2022

Rajapaksa said China indicated that it would help Sri Lanka, while adding that "usually they don't like" lending out more money to cover earlier debt payments.

US-promoted Indo-Pacific strategy bound to fail: China ahead of Quad summit

US-promoted Indo-Pacific strategy bound to fail: China ahead of Quad summit

Rediff.com22 May 2022

The US "Indo-Pacific Strategy" is bound to be a failed strategy, Wang said in the comments posted by the Chinese foreign ministry on its website.

Omicron: Beijing shuts metro stations, schools; to test 21 mn people daily

Omicron: Beijing shuts metro stations, schools; to test 21 mn people daily

Rediff.com4 May 2022

Beijing reported 53 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total to over 500 cases as the capital continues enforcing strict anti-virus measures and postponed school reopening for a week as a precautionary measure.

Beijing begins 3-time Covid testing of 3.5 mm people as 51 die in Shanghai

Beijing begins 3-time Covid testing of 3.5 mm people as 51 die in Shanghai

Rediff.com25 Apr 2022

Beijing's health officials on Monday announced 29 fresh cases taking the total cases to 70 in the city.

Covid cases continue to surge record high in Shanghai amid public anger

Covid cases continue to surge record high in Shanghai amid public anger

Rediff.com15 Apr 2022

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 3,472 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, besides 20,782 asymptomatic cases, according to the National Health Commission.

India's Shanghai consulate shuts in-person services as Covid cases worsen

India's Shanghai consulate shuts in-person services as Covid cases worsen

Rediff.com13 Apr 2022

Indian citizens in Eastern China Region may apply at the Embassy of India, Beijing for availing urgent consular services, the Consulate said in a notice issued on Tuesday.

China to host third FMs' meet on Afghanistan on March 30, India kept out

China to host third FMs' meet on Afghanistan on March 30, India kept out

Rediff.com28 Mar 2022

China will host the third meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan's neighbours in Tunxi, central China's Anhui province, on March 30-31, the spokesperson said.

China plane crash: 183 pieces of wreckage found so far

China plane crash: 183 pieces of wreckage found so far

Rediff.com25 Mar 2022

The possibility that the data storage unit of the cockpit voice recorder was damaged cannot be ruled out at present.

China plane crash: Damaged black box recovered, hope fades to find survivors

China plane crash: Damaged black box recovered, hope fades to find survivors

Rediff.com23 Mar 2022

Two days on, distressing videos have emerged showing the Boeing 737-800 on a domestic flight nose-dived into the mountains on Monday crashing with an explosion leaving its debris in a vast forested area making rescue efforts difficult.

China may allow small number of foreign students to resume studies

China may allow small number of foreign students to resume studies

Rediff.com14 Mar 2022

China on Monday said it is planning to allow a small number of foreign students with 'actual needs' who are stuck in their countries for about two years due to its COVID visa bans to return to the country.

China asks US to respect Nepal's sovereignty as Kathmandu gives nod to MCC

China asks US to respect Nepal's sovereignty as Kathmandu gives nod to MCC

Rediff.com28 Feb 2022

Much to the surprise of Beijing, Nepal's Parliament on Sunday ratified the contentious US-funded $500 million Millennium Challenge Corporation compact along with an interpretive declaration a day ahead of the February 28 deadline set by Washington.

Will work on early return of stranded students: China to India

Will work on early return of stranded students: China to India

Rediff.com22 Feb 2022

The Chinese foreign ministry has informed the Indian Embassy here "they are cognizant of the welfare of all foreign students, including Indian students".

China to help Pak build space centre, launch more satellites

China to help Pak build space centre, launch more satellites

Rediff.com28 Jan 2022

China on Friday announced plans to boost space cooperation with Pakistan, including the development of a space centre and launching of more satellites for its all-weather ally.

Xi wants army to set up elite force to fight and win wars

Xi wants army to set up elite force to fight and win wars

Rediff.com4 Jan 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday issued a new mobilisation order for the training of armed forces with a focus on developing an elite force capable of fighting and winning wars.

China builds data centre in Tibet; to benefit Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan

China builds data centre in Tibet; to benefit Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

China is building the world's highest-altitude cloud computing data centre in Tibet that will meet the data storage needs of the country and South Asian nations like Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, official media reported on Thursday.

China's top film actress reappears after 3 month vanishing act

China's top film actress reappears after 3 month vanishing act

Rediff.com3 Oct 2018

Fan Bingbing, who has been ordered to pay $130 million (Rs 952 crore) for tax evasion, was reportedly kept at a "holiday resort" used by investigators in a suburb in the coastal province of Jiangsu.

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