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  • As China doubles down on lockdowns, some Chinese seek an exit May 20, 2022 11:01 PM IST

    As China doubles down on lockdowns, some Chinese seek an exit

    The urge to leave contrasts with the authorities’ triumphant narrative of the pandemic, which says their rigid controls have made China the only safe haven in a world devastated by the virus.

  • BRICS bank to open India's regional office in GIFT City in Gujarat May 20, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    BRICS bank to open India's regional office in GIFT City in Gujarat

    Working in close coordination with the NDB Headquarters, the Indian Regional Office will focus on project origination

  • New Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto to visit China on May 21 May 20, 2022 03:02 PM IST

    New Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto to visit China on May 21

    This would be Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's first bilateral visit abroad since assuming office last month, the Foreign Office said, adding that the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar and senior officials will also be part of the minister's delegation.

  • Watch: Man slips down waterfall and slams into rocks in stunt gone wrong May 20, 2022 02:47 PM IST

    Watch: Man slips down waterfall and slams into rocks in stunt gone wrong

    A man who tried to run across a waterfall in a daring stunt came to regret his decision after slipping down and slamming into a pool of rocks.

  • China condemns Canada's 'groundless' Huawei 5G ban May 20, 2022 02:11 PM IST

    China condemns Canada's 'groundless' Huawei 5G ban

    Canada's long-awaited move follows the United States and other key allies, and comes on the heels of a diplomatic row between Ottawa and Beijing over the detention of a senior Huawei executive on a US warrant, which has now been resolved.

  • Asian shares jump as China cuts key lending benchmark May 20, 2022 08:13 AM IST

    Asian shares jump as China cuts key lending benchmark

    China cut its five-year loan prime rate (LPR) by 15 basis points on Friday morning, a sharper cut than had been expected, as authorities seek to cushion an economic slowdown, though it left the one-year LPR unchanged. The five-year rate influences the pricing of mortgages.

  • Chinese Hackers Tried to Steal Russian Defense Data, Report Says May 19, 2022 09:54 PM IST

    Chinese Hackers Tried to Steal Russian Defense Data, Report Says

    Research showed that despite the countries’ deepening ties, China appeared to view Russia as a legitimate target for the theft of sensitive military technological information.

  • World's highest weather station installed on Mount Everest May 19, 2022 08:36 PM IST

    World's highest weather station installed on Mount Everest

    The weather monitoring system, powered by solar energy, is supposed to measure various meteorological phenomena like air temperature, wind speed and direction, air pressure, change in surface height of snow, and incoming and outgoing short and long wave radiation.

  • China plans world's 1st nearby habitable planet search with space telescope May 19, 2022 07:27 PM IST

    China plans world's 1st nearby habitable planet search with space telescope

    The project will observe about 100 Sun-like stars 32 light-years away on a long-term survey, and will hopefully discover roughly 50 Earth-like planets or super-Earths, planets that are up to about 10 times the mass of Earth

  • China in talks with Russia to buy oil for strategic reserves May 19, 2022 05:40 PM IST

    China in talks with Russia to buy oil for strategic reserves

    Refiners in China have been quietly buying Russian crude since the invasion, even as a Covid-19 resurgence dents consumption in the world’s biggest crude importer.

  • WHO authorises China's CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine May 19, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    WHO authorises China's CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccine

    "The vaccine meets WHO standards for protection against Covid-19 and... the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh risks," the UN health agency said in a statement.

  • Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China May 19, 2022 10:26 AM IST

    Biden visits Japan, South Korea carrying warning to China

    By Trevor Hunnicutt, David Brunnstrom and Michael MartinaWASHINGTON/SEOUL/TOKYO Joe Biden will visit Japan and South Korea on his first Asian ..

  • China relaxes some COVID test rules for US, other travellers May 19, 2022 06:57 AM IST

    China relaxes some COVID test rules for US, other travellers

    The slight relaxations were made in response to factors including the "characteristics of coronavirus variants", according to notices from Chinese embassies and consulates that did not provide further details.

  • Oil prices rise on China demand recovery expectations, supply concerns May 18, 2022 05:20 PM IST

    Oil prices rise on China demand recovery expectations, supply concerns

    By Rowena EdwardsLONDON Oil prices rose on Wednesday on expectations that easing COVID-19 restrictions in China will boost demand and as suppl..

  • Wheat Export | Global safety net against hunger is frailer than you think May 18, 2022 04:48 PM IST

    Wheat Export | Global safety net against hunger is frailer than you think

    The expectation that a dearth in one food basket would always be counterbalanced with surfeits in other ones had seemed trustworthy. Unfortunately, a changing climate shifts those expectations

  • Tencent scores no growth in Q1 topline amid China freeze on fresh game licence May 18, 2022 04:35 PM IST

    Tencent scores no growth in Q1 topline amid China freeze on fresh game licence

    Chinese gaming and social media giant Tencent Holdings reported virtually no growth in first-quarterly revenue, its worst

  • China in talks with automakers on EV subsidy extension May 18, 2022 11:49 AM IST

    China in talks with automakers on EV subsidy extension

    The move by policymakers comes as the world’s second-biggest economy has slowed sharply – and auto sales along with it – after cities led by Shanghai imposed tight COVID-19 lockdowns from March. The curbs have shut stores, disrupted supply chains and slashed spending, including on new homes.

  • Stellantis to launch its first EV in India under Citroen brand next year: CEO Carlos Tavares May 18, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Stellantis to launch its first EV in India under Citroen brand next year: CEO Carlos Tavares

    The group, which was formed by the merger between Italian-American conglomerate Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and French PSA Group, plans to bring EVs in both the compact sub-four metre segment and multi-purpose/sports utility vehicles segment in India.

  • Petrol in India cheaper than UK, Germany but costlier than US, China, Pakistan, SL May 18, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    Petrol in India cheaper than UK, Germany but costlier than US, China, Pakistan, SL

    Rising fuel prices in India have led to considerable debate on which government, state or central, should be lowering their taxes to keep prices under control. The rise in fuel prices is mainly due to the global price of crude oil (raw material for making petrol and diesel) going up.

  • China, US are racing to make billions from mining the Moon's minerals May 18, 2022 07:13 AM IST

    China, US are racing to make billions from mining the Moon's minerals

    Just like in the era of Sputnik and Apollo more than half a century ago, world leaders are again racing to achieve dominance in outer space.

  • India intends to operate S-400 missile system to defend against threats from Pakistan, China: Pentagon May 18, 2022 06:48 AM IST

    India intends to operate S-400 missile system to defend against threats from Pakistan, China: Pentagon

    As of October 2021, India's military was seeking to procure advanced surveillance systems to strengthen its land and sea borders and boost its offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

  • China Vice Premier Liu soothes tech firms, supports overseas listings May 17, 2022 09:18 PM IST

    China Vice Premier Liu soothes tech firms, supports overseas listings

    Last month, China's powerful Politburo, in a meeting chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping, also said it will step up policy support for the world's second-largest economy, including the platform economy.

  • As China’s plan to harvest demographic dividends comes apart, should India be wary? May 17, 2022 04:12 PM IST

    As China’s plan to harvest demographic dividends comes apart, should India be wary?

    Political Lysenkoism is also about quick-fix solutions. In a politically sensitive year when Xi Jinping seeks to cement his grip on power with a third term, he may be tempted to dial up hostilities with India 

  • Market surges over 1.6%, 4 factors pushing Indian shares higher May 17, 2022 12:46 PM IST

    Market surges over 1.6%, 4 factors pushing Indian shares higher

    Investors will closely monitor the earnings report and the US Federal Reserve chair’s speech scheduled later today

  • Beijing reports 43 new symptomatic COVID cases, 9 asymptomatic cases May 17, 2022 06:34 AM IST

    Beijing reports 43 new symptomatic COVID cases, 9 asymptomatic cases

    The city also reported nine asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 for May 16, down from 15 a day earlier.

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