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France challenges Beijing in South China Sea

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

PARIS: France is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, sending warships through the South China Sea and planning air exercises to help counter China’s military build-up in disputed waters. In late May, the French assault ship Dixmude and a frigate sailed through the disputed Spratly Islands and around a group of reefs that […]

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Beijing protests US warship operation in South China Sea

By   /  May 28, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BEIJING: China has voiced “strong dissatisfaction” after two US warships sailed by an island claimed by Beijing in the disputed South China Sea, adding to simmering tensions in the strategic waterway. The foreign ministry issued a statement expressing “resolute opposition” to the US sail-by of the territory in the disputed Paracel Island chain on Sunday. […]

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Beijing 2022 could have global impact on Paralympic movement

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) — The Beijing 2022 organizing committee’s third project review conducted by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ended on Wednesday. Organizers presented up to date information about the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in the two-day meeting. The ten themes both sides discussed include venue constructions, sports, and barrier-free facilities. The organizers […]

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India, China end standoff with joint military drills

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on India, China end standoff with joint military drills

NEW DELHI: A resumption of joint military exercises between India and China will reduce tensions between the two nuclear-armed adversaries, experts said on Friday. The two countries hold annual military drills, known as hand-in-hand exercises, but failed to agree on a joint exercise in 2017. Now, according to local media reports, Beijing has asked New […]

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US, China have not held any trade dispute talks yet, says Beijing

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China and the US have still not held any bilateral talks over trade frictions, China’s Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. The US submitted a file to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on April 17 claiming that they are willing to negotiate over the trade dispute with China, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

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Taiwan says Beijing ‘sabre rattling’ as China starts military drills

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  World  /  Comments Off on Taiwan says Beijing ‘sabre rattling’ as China starts military drills

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s defense ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing was using “cheap verbal intimidation and sabre rattling” to threaten Taiwan, as China’s military began live-fire drills in the sensitive Taiwan Strait amid growing tension. The exercises are taking place off the southeastern Chinese city of Quanzhou, in between two groups of islands close to China’s […]

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8th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF)

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

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Chinese scientists find ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

By   /  April 15, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature and may be used in flexible electronics. Fulfilled by researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, the harvest was published in journal “Nature Materials”, reports Xinhua news agency. Ductility is common in metals while […]

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China’s trade surplus with US surges, calls for patience

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  Business  /  Comments Off on China’s trade surplus with US surges, calls for patience

BEIJING: China’s trade surplus with the US surged by a fifth in the first three months of the year with China calling Friday on Washington to be patient as tensions between the economic superpowers simmer. Fears of a trade war have been rumbling since last month as President Donald Trump has threatened a series of […]

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