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In China
September 14, 2017 10:24 am gmt |
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The world’s oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37, more than 100 years in human years, her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave “Basi” an emotional send-off befitting a minor celebrity. Basi outlived most of her peers by nearly two decades – pandas in the wi...
In Technology
September 5, 2017 10:32 am gmt |
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Google’s search service may be banned in China but parent Alphabet Inc is hunting for workers in a further sign it has ambitions in the world’s biggest Internet market. At least 20 positions based in Beijing are advertised on the company’s careers site, spanning engineering and marketing to product m...
In China
September 5, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold extensive talks on bilateral ties with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference Centre on Tuesday. The Prime Minister and other leaders of the BRICS bloc adopted the Xiamen Declaration at the ninth ...
In China
September 4, 2017 10:39 am gmt |
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China’s foreign ministry said on Monday (September 4) that U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet that the U.S. was considering cutting trade to any country doing business with North Korea was “not objective and not fair”. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular bri...
In China
September 4, 2017 7:53 am gmt |
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China will provide 500 million yuan ($76.35 million) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday (September 4). Xi also told a plenary session at a BRICS leaders’ summit in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen that China would give $4 mil...
In China
September 1, 2017 11:56 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka is in talks with China to establish a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) power plant in the south of the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told participants at an event today that discussions are underway with China to have an LNG plant in Hambantota, the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) news r...
In China
September 1, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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An exhibition showcasing the personal collection of the film and fashion legend Audrey Hepburn launched in Hong Kong on Friday (September 1) ahead of an auction in London. A selection of Hepburn’s personal items including her script for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, her jewellery ...
In Technology
August 27, 2017 9:20 am gmt |
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The Robot Combat Competition kicked off at the World Robot Conference on Sunday (August 27) in Beijing with enthusiasts bringing along their robots crashing and tackling with the others trying to be the winners. Three hundred and thirty teams from across the country participated in the competition wh...
In China
August 16, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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China overtook Japan to become the world’s largest holder of U.S. Treasury securities in June, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Tuesday. China’s holdings of U.S. treasuries increased by 44.3 billion U.S. dollars in June, the fifth consecutive monthly rise, with ...
In China
August 10, 2017 6:07 am gmt |
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The world’s first quantum satellite has achieved three pre-set major scientific objectives, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced last week. Chinese scientists have become the first in the world to realize the quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, and the ground-to-...
In China
August 9, 2017 5:00 am gmt |
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A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted Jinghe County at 07:27 Wednesday in the Bortala Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region following Tuesday’s strong earthquake in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, according to the ChinaEarthquake Network...
In Srilanka
August 7, 2017 10:23 am gmt |
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The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, on Saturday assured Sri Lankans that China will never use Sri Lanka’s strategic location in the Indian Ocean for its strategic and security needs, News in Asia reported. Speaking at the reception to the Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace at the Co...
In World
August 7, 2017 9:37 am gmt |
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To mark International Friendship Day, renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Saturday (August 05) created a sculpture in the holy city of Puri to give out a message of peace amid ratcheting tensions between India and China.  Pattnaik created a five feet high sculpture which showed flags of India a...
In Colombo
August 6, 2017 10:38 am gmt |
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A Hospital Ship of the People’s Liberation Army Navy of China ‘Hepingfangzhou’ arrived at the port of Colombo today (06, August) on a goodwill visit. The ship was welcomed in accordance with naval customs by Sri Lanka Navy. Deputy Area Commander Western Naval Area, Commodore Sanath Uthpala and senior...
In America
August 6, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by U.N. resolutions and stop provoking “the international community’s goodwill” with missile launches and nuclear tests. Mr. Wang spoke to reporters in Manila after meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yon...
In Srilanka
August 4, 2017 10:15 am gmt |
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On a request made by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, China has given laptops to Parliamentarians, the Speaker’s office said. Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang handed over the laptops to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in Parliament today....
In World
August 4, 2017 5:51 am gmt |
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Beijing demands New Delhi must ‘immediately withdraw troops’ from disputed border amid Donglang stand-off. China says India has been building up troops along its side of the border and demands an “immediate withdrawal” amid an increasingly tense stand-off in a remote frontier ...
In Business
August 3, 2017 9:28 am gmt |
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Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company’s decision to comply with the Chinese government’s demand it remove VPN software from the App Store. Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight restrictions on internet use. The company has been hea...
In World
July 28, 2017 10:34 am gmt |
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China said it was on high alert to statements from countries “playing up” tension in the South China Sea on Friday (July 28) after Britain said it planned to send a warship to the disputed waterway next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises. Britain would increase its presence i...