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China sets up global quantum communications network

Beijing: China has begun establishing quantum communications networks in several cities, and is currently building a 1,000-km quantum communications line connecting Beijing and Shanghai. Based on the principles of quantum physics, quantum communication provides a new way to process information, including encoding, storage, transmission and logic operations, as well as the precise manipulation of photons,

Kerry urges China to obey maritime laws as bilateral talks start

Kerry urges China to obey maritime laws as bilateral talks start Beijing: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is visiting Beijing for the eighth session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue that kicked off on Monday, has urged China to obey the rules of international law to resolve the South China Sea issue.

US warns China against building ‘Great Wall of Self-zisolation’

Washington: US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has warned China against aggression in the South China Sea, saying the nation is bucking positive regional cooperation in Asia in pursuit of its own ambitions. Carter made the remarks on Friday at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, an annual conference addressing security

Bible story removed from text book in China after criticism 

Beijing: Chinese authorities have removed the Bible story from secondary school text books, days after its inclusion in the curriculum sparked a controversy in the communist nation. The co-compiler of a Chinese textbook used in Beijing secondary schools said the “controversial Bible story” has been removed from the book after facing criticism that it spread

CHINA: Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future

Shanghai: Wal-Mart’s tiny warehouse in eastern Shanghai doesn’t look like much. But it’s a key part of the company’s strategy to win over grocery customers in China who are fast heading online. Inside, on a recent visit, a reporter found six-packs of toilet paper and bottles of oil on the concrete floor next to piles

China-Rain: Heavy rains to lash flood-ravaged south China

Beijing: Heavy rains and hailstones will lashsouth China, where rain-triggered floods have already displaced tens of thousands of people, in the next three days, a Met department forecast said today. More rain and even hailstones are on the way for China’s southwestern and southern provinces as well as regions along the Huaihe and Yangtze rivers,

China issues blue alert for heavy rain

Beijing: China’s weather authorities on Saturday issued a blue alert, the lowest level in its four-tier warning system, for heavy rains in the southern region in the next 24 hours. From 8.00 a.m. Saturday to Sunday, heavy rains and storm are expected in many southern provinces, including Guangdong, Hainan, Fujian and Yunnan, the National Meteorological

Aditi Ashok set to make cut in China

Shanghai (China): Young Indian golfer Aditi Ashok overcame another rough start to close at a modest two-over 74 in the first round of the Euros 600,000 Buick Championship here. Aditi, who has turned professional only this season, and made the cut last week at Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco, had three bogeys in first seven

China has deployed more troops near Indian border: Pentagon

Washington: China has increased defence capabilities and deployed more troops along the Indian border, the Pentagon has said, as it warned of increasing Chinese military presence including bases in various parts of the world, particularly Pakistan. “We have noticed an increase in capability and force posture by the Chinese military in areas close to the

Breaking- Punjab-China Investment meet in Oct-Nov this year, Shanghai investors give thumbs up to state investment drive

Chandigarh: Shanghai investors give thumbs up to Punjab investment drive. One company commits 50 million dollar investment. Others propose to invest several hundred million dollars more. Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal announces opening of Punjab Invest office in Shanghai. Agreement firmed up between Chengdu investment promotion centre and Punjab Govt to promote investment in

Ludhiana’s cycle manufacturers becoming traders due to tough competition from China

Ludhiana: City-based cycle industry is seriously contemplating to overcome the situation arising due to tough competition being given to them by the cycle industry in China. China was giving so much completion to local bicycle industry was losing its basis. The situation has become so grim that local bicycle and bicycle parts manufacturers were becoming

Facebook wins trademark case in China

Beijing: In a signal that China may soften its stand against social networking giant Facebook, the Beijing High Court has ruled in favour of the Cupertino-based company, saying that a Chinese company should not have been allowed to register the “face book” trademark back in 2014. The Zhongshan Pearl River Drinks Factory in southern Guangdong

China warns of geological disasters due to rains

Beijing: China’s meteorological authority has warned the public of possible geological disasters in the south with heavy rain predicted for the region. Parts of Anhui, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces was expected to see torrential rains, the National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said in a statement yesterday. The NMC said precipitation could reach up to 95 mm in

India banned import of milk, some mobile phones from China

New Delhi: India has banned import of milk and milk products, certain mobile phones and a few other items from China after finding them sub-standard or not following security codes. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha that India banned import of milk and milk products from China as their quality was unacceptable. Sitharaman

Should meet half-way to resolve Sino-India border dispute: China

Beijing: China and India should “meet each other halfway” to reach a “fair and reasonable” political solution to the border dispute acceptable to both sides, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said in an indication of Beijing’s willingness to make concessions on the vexed issue.As National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who along with his Chinese counterpart

India, China for ‘mutually acceptable’ border solution

Beijing: India and China on Wednesday agreed to adhere to ‘peaceful negotiations’ to settle the vexed border issue and reach a ‘fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution’, amid negativity over Beijing’s blocking of India’s bid in the UN to ban Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar. The decision was taken during the annual 19th round of

Beijing backs Delhi’s odd-even scheme

Beijing: China has come out in support of the odd-even traffic scheme, the second phase of which began on Friday in Delhi with a view to battle pollution.”The traffic situation in Delhi can become better and traffic structure be optimised if the odd-even license plate formula is followed properly,” a top official in Beijing’s transport

Parrikar on a 5-day visit to China

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hold talks with top Chinese political and defence leaders during his five-day visit to that country beginning today which comes amid strains in bilateral relations over Beijing’s move to block India’s attempt in the UN to clamp a ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar. Defence Ministry sources said the

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