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India has ‘Plan B’, ready for any challenge from China: Air Force chief

India has ‘Plan B’, ready for any challenge from China: Air Force chief

New Delhi, Oct 6  Air force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Thursday said India is prepared to counter any threat from China and was also ready to face a two-front war. Addressing the annual press conference of the IAF ahead of Air Force Day,...

Trump to visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Philippines

Washington, Sep 30 US President Donald Trump will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from November 3-14, the White House said on Friday. The White House had earlier confirmed Trump’s plans to travel to China, South Korea...
WhatsApp blocked in China

WhatsApp blocked in China

San Francisco, Sep 26  Instant messaging service WhatsApp has been largely blocked in China, the media reported. The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), a global observation network for detecting censorship, surveillance and traffic manipulation,...

China to donate $147bn for peace in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Beijing, Sep 21  China has announced it will donate $147 billion to help restore peace and stability in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where a military offensive has led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim minority community. China’s...
India needs Rs 3-4 lakh cr investment in aviation: Jayant Sinha

India needs Rs 3-4 lakh cr investment in aviation: Jayant Sinha

New Delhi, Sep 20  India would need Rs 3-4 lakh crore investment in aviation infrastructure in the next 10-15 years to reach 50 crore passenger trips, like China and the US, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said on Tuesday. “We...

Ready for talks to reopen Nathu La pass, says China

Beijing, Sep 12 China on Tuesday said it is ready for talks to reopen the Nath La pass for Indian pilgrims, which it had closed in mid June over the military standoff at Doklam. “China is ready to keep communication with Indian side in regard to...
China announces $76 mn for BRICS economic cooperation

China announces $76 mn for BRICS economic cooperation

Xiamen (China), Sep 4  China on Monday announced 500 million yuan (about $76 million) for economic and technological cooperation and exchanges among BRICS countries. Beijing also said it will allocate $4 million to the New Development Bank(NDB). “I...
China passes national anthem law

China passes national anthem law

Beijing, Sep 1  China’s top legislature on Friday passed a national anthem law to ensure its appropriate use, with violators set to face criminal prosecution or up to 15 days detention. The law will come into effect from October 1, reports Xinhua...
Dattatreya attends BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet

Dattatreya attends BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meet

New Delhi, July 28  The BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers Meet in China on Thursday ended with adoption of a declaration on a number of areas of critical importance to all member states and sought strengthening collaboration and cooperation on...
China says Kashmir has attracted global attention

China says Kashmir has attracted global attention

Beijing, July 12  China on Wednesday said the “situation” in Jammu and Kashmir has attracted international attention and urged India and Pakistan to avoid escalating tensions. Without elaborating what it meant by “situation,”...
China must promote economic zones around India: Chinese daily

China must promote economic zones around India: Chinese daily

Beijing, July 12  China must pursue economic integration with countries like Bangladesh to promote “a string of active economic development zones surrounding India”, a Chinese newspaper has reported. “China should keep a close eye on...

Modi arrives in Germany for G20 Summit

Hamburg, July 7 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday from Israel to attend this year’s G20 Summit on July 7-8. On Friday, Modi will attend the leaders’ retreat where heads of state and government of the G20 countries will...
US, China, India to be top prospective destinations for FDI: UNCTAD

US, China, India to be top prospective destinations for FDI: UNCTAD

Geneva, June 8  The US, China and India are considered to be the most prospective destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI), predicted the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Wednesday in its annual report on investment. According...
China to block India’s NSG bid again

China to block India’s NSG bid again

Beijing, May 22 China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi’s plea at the plenary session in Bern next month. “China’s...

China, Russia play role in world peace, stability

Beijing, May 15  Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that Beijing and Russia have played their due role in safeguarding regional and global peace and stability. The two countries, which have been committed to seeking political solutions to the...
China blocks Taiwan from participating in international meeting

China blocks Taiwan from participating in international meeting

Taipei, May 4  China has blocked Taiwan from taking part in an international meet on diamonds taking place in Australia, the Taiwanese officials said, at a moment of renewed tensions between the two parties. “Mainland China resorts to all conceivable...
China, UAE agree to advance strategic partnership

China, UAE agree to advance strategic partnership

Beijing, May 3  Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli met with UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan here, vowing to promote bilateral friendly cooperation under the framework of Belt and Road construction. China and...
China to construct 74 airports by 2020

China to construct 74 airports by 2020

Beijing, Feb 20  China is planning to construct 74 more civil transport airports by 2020, an official report said.The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) report provides the blueprint and sets the goals for the development of China’s...
New Zealand, China meet to discuss climate change

New Zealand, China meet to discuss climate change

Wellington, Feb 18  Ministers from China and New Zealand met here on Friday to discuss climate change, and experience and expertise in the field, a media report said.After the bilateral talks, New Zealand Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said :...
China to send 30 missions into space in 2017

China to send 30 missions into space in 2017

Beijing, Jan 4  China plans to conduct some 30 space launch missions in 2017, a record-breaking number in the country’s space history, said China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.Long March-5 and Long March-7 rockets would be used to...