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  • Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter May 11, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Army of fake fans boosts China’s messaging on Twitter

    China’s advance on Western social media is one part of a much broader infrastructure of influence that has shaped how Hollywood makes movies, what Western publishers print and what overseas Chinese-language media outlets communicate to China’s vast diaspora.

  • Dhaka joining Quad will harm ties with Beijing: Chinese envoy to Bangladesh May 11, 2021 09:57 AM IST

    Dhaka joining Quad will harm ties with Beijing: Chinese envoy to Bangladesh

    Calling Quad a 'narrow-purposed' geopolitical clique, the Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh reportedly said Dhaka will not draw any benefits from it.

  • China's population grows to 1.41 billion: Census data May 11, 2021 08:04 AM IST

    China's population grows to 1.41 billion: Census data

    Chinese officials said that the country had maintained a mild growth momentum in the past decade, amid fears that an ageing population and slowing birth rate pose a looming demographic crisis for China.

  • When COVID Hit, China Was Ready to Tell Its Version of the Story May 10, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    When COVID Hit, China Was Ready to Tell Its Version of the Story

    Both the media and vaccine campaigns are intertwined with China’s “Belt and Road” global investment campaign, in which Chinese support comes with strings attached, including debt and expectations of support in key votes at the United Nations.

  • China iron ore, steel prices hit record as supply worries prompt speculative buying May 10, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    China iron ore, steel prices hit record as supply worries prompt speculative buying

    The most active iron ore futures contract on the Dalian Commodity Exchange, for September delivery, soared to an all-time high of 1,326 yuan ($206.20) per tonne.

  • China to set up separation line on Mount Everest over COVID-19 fears May 10, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    China to set up separation line on Mount Everest over COVID-19 fears

    Over 30 sick climbers were evacuated from base camp on the Nepalese side of the world's highest peak in recent weeks as Nepal faces a deadly second wave, raising fears that the virus might ruin a bumper climbing season.

  • China setting up villages in Bhutan to gain military advantage over India: Report May 10, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    China setting up villages in Bhutan to gain military advantage over India: Report

    Beijing is "building" three new villages, two of which are already occupied and one under construction, in an open violation of the terms of China’s founding treaty with Bhutan.

  • Chinese military and health officials discussed weaponising coronavirus in 2015, claims 'leaked' document May 09, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    Chinese military and health officials discussed weaponising coronavirus in 2015, claims 'leaked' document

    The document shows the Chinese officials describing SARS coronaviruses as heralding a "new era of genetic weapons” that can be “artificially manipulated into an emerging human disease virus", the Australian media reported.

  • NASA denounces China over 'irresponsible standards' after its rocket disintegrates over Indian Ocean May 09, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    NASA denounces China over 'irresponsible standards' after its rocket disintegrates over Indian Ocean

    The debris from China's Long March 5B rocket re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere at 10.24 am Beijing time and fell into an open sea area at 72.47 degrees east longitude and 2.65 degrees north latitude, China's Manned Space Engineering Office said.

  • Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean May 09, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    Chinese rocket segment disintegrates over Indian Ocean

    Authorities in China said that most of the Long March 5B Yao-2 rocket segment disintegrated and was destroyed during re-entry into the the atmosphere.

  • Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO May 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO

    The US has backed India's proposal to temporarily suspend key clauses of a global intellectual property rights rule to boost vaccine availability. But having introduced it seven months ago, and systematically securing the support from 120 middle- and lower-income nations, New Delhi is now content to let Washington convince the European Union, United Kingdom, Japan, and China.

  • India holds up wireless approvals for China-made devices, delaying launches May 07, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    India holds up wireless approvals for China-made devices, delaying launches

    Imports from China of finished electronic devices - like bluetooth speakers, wireless earphones, smartphones, smartwatches and laptops - containing wifi modules are being delayed, the sources said.

  • MCX Aluminium hits lifetime high, LME price nears $2,500/tonne amid supply disruption May 06, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    MCX Aluminium hits lifetime high, LME price nears $2,500/tonne amid supply disruption

    Mounting supply side stress amid an improved demand outlook for aluminium and other industrial metals might continue to support the prices in the near term.

  • China rejects G-7 criticism on human rights May 06, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    China rejects G-7 criticism on human rights

    A spokesperson for China's foreign ministry said that the G-7 should be working on improving access to Covid vaccines for developing countries instead of talking about human rights in China.

  • Tesla developing a data platform for car owners in China May 06, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Tesla developing a data platform for car owners in China

    Tesla is making electric Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport-utility vehicles at its Shanghai factory. It aims to launch the data platform this year, it said in a statement.

  • As cars go electric, China builds a big lead in factories May 05, 2021 03:09 PM IST

    As cars go electric, China builds a big lead in factories

    China is erecting factories for electric cars almost as fast as the rest of the world combined.

  • EMA opens review of China's Sinovac coronavirus jab May 04, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    EMA opens review of China's Sinovac coronavirus jab

    The EMA's human medicines committee's "decision to start the rolling review is based on preliminary results from laboratory studies (non-clinical data) and clinical studies," the Amsterdam-based agency said.

  • Tesla, under scrutiny in China, steps up engagement with regulators: Sources May 03, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    Tesla, under scrutiny in China, steps up engagement with regulators: Sources

    Tesla's change of strategy leading to more behind-the-scenes interaction with policymakers in Beijing compared to relatively little previously shows the seriousness with which the U.S. automaker views the setbacks in its second-biggest market.

  • Asia off to slow start ahead of US data deluge May 03, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    Asia off to slow start ahead of US data deluge

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was all but flat after taking a bit of a spill on Friday. Japan's Nikkei was shut for a holiday, but Nikkei futures edged up 0.2%.

  • China has given 270.41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 1 May 02, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    China has given 270.41 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 1

    China's vaccination pace has quickened recently. However, because of its large population, China still lags behind the United States in terms of the proportion of the administered population per 100 people.

  • Keeping it real: appraisers sift China second-hand luxury market for fakes May 02, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Keeping it real: appraisers sift China second-hand luxury market for fakes

    Enter the "luxury appraiser", an eagle-eyed differentiator of real from fake, trained to triage handbags, belts and garments for dodgy serial numbers, stitching and logos.

  • India third largest recipient of FDI in 2020: Report Apr 30, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    India third largest recipient of FDI in 2020: Report

    In January, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development had said that India's FDI inflows had jumped 13 percent to $57 billion in calendar year 2020, mostly boosted by investment in digital economy and start-ups.

  • Xi Jinping sends condolences to PM Modi over India's COVID-19 situation, says China 'willing to enhance cooperation' Apr 30, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Xi Jinping sends condolences to PM Modi over India's COVID-19 situation, says China 'willing to enhance cooperation'

    Jinping's outreach to Modi comes four days after Beijing's state-run Sichuan Airlines suspended all its cargo flights to India for 15 days, thereby disrupting the private traders' efforts of procure the much-needed oxygen concentrators from China.

  • COVID-19: India begins accepting foreign aid for the first time in 16 years Apr 29, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    COVID-19: India begins accepting foreign aid for the first time in 16 years

    Around 16 years ago, Manmohan Singh had announced that New Delhi will not accept aid from foreign countries.

  • China's 'space dream': A Long March to the Moon and beyond Apr 29, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    China's 'space dream': A Long March to the Moon and beyond

    Beijing has poured billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022 and eventually sending humans to the Moon.

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