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19-Jul-2020 Beijing

Turmeric compound could kill certain coronaviruses

Aficionados of Indian food already know about the medicinal properties of turmeric. Now researchers have found that a natural compound found in this commonly used spice could help eliminate certain viruses.This compound in turmeric, called "curcumin", can prevent...

09-Feb-2020 Beijing

Coronavirus death toll hits 811, over 37,000 infected

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 811, authorities said on Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases have crossed 37,000.Chinese health authorities said it received reports of 2,656 new confirmed cases of novel...

24-Jul-2019 Beijing

12 killed, 34 missing in China landslides

At least 12 people have been killed after two landslides hit China's Guizhou province, authorities said on Wednesday.State broadcaster CCTV reported that a landslide on Tuesday night buried 21 houses and caused 11 deaths in Guizhou province's Shuicheng...

20-Jul-2019 Beijing

15 killed in China gas factory blast

At least 15 people have been killed and 15 others severely injured after an explosion ripped through a gas plant in China's Henan province, authorities said on Saturday.A device in the gas factory owned by the Henan Coal...

17-Jul-2019 Beijing

Over 8 lakh affected as heavy rain batters China

More than 8.1 lakh people have been affected as heavy rain battered China's Guangxi region, officials said on Wednesday.Rain in the area began on Friday but the precipitation came to an end by Wednesday evening. It affected a total of 816,523 people while...

05-Jul-2019 Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.Calling China and Bangladesh traditionally friendly neighbours, Xi said that "consolidating and developing the strategic partnership...

30-Jun-2019 Beijing

F1: Max Verstappen pips Leclerc in Austria thriller

Red Bull's Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2019, after the Dutchman overtook Ferrari's Charles Leclerc with two laps to go  in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.In a thrilling race that stood in stark...

17-Jun-2019 Beijing

6 killed, 75 injured in China earthquake

Six people were killed and another 75 were injured after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattled China's Sichuan Province at 10:55 p.m. Monday (local time), according to local authorities.The epicentre, with a depth of 16 km, was monitored at 28.34 degrees north...

14-Jun-2019 Bishkek/Beijing

China wants Indo-Pak ties to improve : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that Beijing was for the improvement in ties between New Delhi and Islamabad but at the same time pushed for the expansion of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), a multi-billion dollar connectivity...

01-Jun-2019 Beijing

Hrithik Roshan thrilled to meet Jackie Chan in China

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan had an incredible experience meeting international cinema icon Jackie Chan in China, where he said that his soon to release film "Super 30" is about the "triumph of spirit"."Meeting Jackie Chan was a revelation at so many levels....

31-May-2019 Beijing

Military ties with US 'stable': China

The relationship between the armed forces of China and the US is stable and the two sides have been engaging in normal exchanges and communication, China's Ministry of National Defence said."The relationship between the two armies is generally stable," Wu...

22-May-2019 Beijing

Have plenty of curd daily to reduce anxiety

Having probiotics can not only regulate gut bacteria -- trillions of microorganisms in the gut which perform key functions in the immune system and metabolism -- but also improve brain function and, thus, reduce anxiety, find researchers.Probiotics are living...

28-Apr-2019 Beijing

Pakistan a priority for China, Xi Jinping tells Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met Chinese President Xi Jinping here on Sunday for bilateral talks, with the latter saying Beijing considers Islamabad a priority in its diplomacy."Pakistan is China's all-weather strategic cooperative partner. China and Pakistan...

12-Apr-2019 Beijing

6 dead in China as train derails, hits house

At least six people have died after a freight train carrying aluminium ore derailed in China's Henan province and crashed into a house, authorities said on Friday.The train, owned by a branch of the logistics subsidiary of Aluminium Corporation of China,...

10-Apr-2019 Beijing

How chronic stress promotes breast cancer development

Chinese researchers have revealed the mechanism of how chronic stress promotes breast cancer development, shedding light on future clinical treatment for cancer.Cancer patients often suffer negative emotions such as anxiety, despair and fear, which are risk...

01-Apr-2019 Beijing

Scientists discover new prospect of treating autism

Chinese scientists have discovered that absence of a certain protein in flies causes intestinal flora imbalance and makes them show symptoms similar to autism in humans.The team, led by Professor Liu Xingyin of Nanjing Medical University in China, said the discovery...

31-Mar-2019 Beijing

Working in shifts may increase heart disease risks

People who workin shifts are at heightened danger of heart disease and the risk increases with years they work in shifts, finds a Chinese study of more than 300,000 people.Shift work "can earn more profit, but it can also cause harm to the health of employees....

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

China chemical blast toll increases to 47

The death toll from a blast that ripped through a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province has increased to 47, with 90 others seriously injured, authorities said on Friday.The blast took place at 2.48 p.m. on Thursday following a fire that broke out in...

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

7 dead after man ploughs car into crowd in China

A man was shot dead by the police on Friday in China after he ploughed his car into a crowd, killing six persons including a child.The incident was reported at about 6 a.m. at Taiping city in Hubei province.The 44-year-old driver was identified as Cui...

22-Feb-2019 Beijing

Saudi Crown Prince meets Xi, $10 bn refinery deal signed

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday as Saudi oil company Aramco signed a pact to develop a $10 billion refining and petrochemical complex in China as 35 other economic deals worth $28 billion were inked by the...

02-Jan-2019 Beijing

Taiwan independence a 'dead end' : Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called on Taiwan to reject independence by terming it a "dead end" and embrace "peaceful reunification" with China.Xi made the remarks at a gathering to mark the 40th anniversary of the issuing of the "Message to Compatriots in...

29-Dec-2018 Beijing

5 killed in China coal mine accident

At least five workers were killed, while one remained trapped in a coal mine accident in China's Fujian province, authorities said on Saturday.The accident occurred at a coal mine in Longyan city on Friday. Nine people were working in the mine at the time...

28-Nov-2018 Beijing

Habitual tea drinking can lower risk of fracture

Habitual tea drinking can lead to higher bone density, particularly for women, and lower the risk of bone fractures, according to a prospective study of 450,000 adults by Chinese researchers.Although little is known about the cause of the association, the research...

22-Nov-2018 Beijing

5 children killed as car rams into school kids in China

At least five children were killed and 18 injured on Thursday as a car rammed into a group of school children who were crossing a road in China's Liaoning province.A local media report said the accused has been identified as the son of a top Communist Party...

08-Nov-2018 Beijing

Xi Jinping holds talks with Cuban President

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel here on Thursday, calling on the two countries to cherish and write a new chapter in their traditional friendship.During their talks, Xi pledged that China would continue...

04-Nov-2018 Beijing

15 killed in China highway accident

At least 15 people were killed and 44 others injured after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into dozens of vehicles waiting at a toll booth on a highway near China's Lanzhou city, the police said on Sunday.The accident took place on Saturday evening...

01-Nov-2018 Beijing

Not aware of India's protest over China-Pakistan bus service : Beijing

Beijing on Thursday said it was not aware of India's protest to the bus services planned between China and Pakistan along the route of disputed Kashmir, maintaining the CPEC has nothing to do with the territorial dispute between New Delhi and Islamabad.According...

24-Oct-2018 Beijing

Authorized vehicles begin to ply on world's longest bridge

Authorized vehicles began plying on Wednesday on a 55-kilometre cross-sea bridge and tunnel linking mainland China with Hong Kong and Macau.Designed to encourage economic integration in the Pearl River Delta region, the project consists of a series of bridges and...

21-Oct-2018 Beijing

22 miners trapped in China coal mine accident

Twenty-two miners were trapped following a coal mine accident in China's Shandong province, authorities reported on Sunday.The miners were trapped after a rock burst on Saturday night inside the mine in Yuncheng district, reports Efe news.According to the authorities,...

08-Oct-2018 Beijing

China says ex-Chinese Interpol chief took bribe, under probe

China's top security official, who headed the Interpol until last week and went missing after he left France for China, is being probed for taking bribes, Beijing said on Monday.The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the international community was free to make its...

03-Oct-2018 Beijing

Wozniacki eases past Martic, advances to China Open 3rd round

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki defeated Petra Martic of Croatia 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 at the China Open in  Beijing.Number two seed Wozniacki made light work of her opponent, ranked 34th in the world, and extended her winning run...

25-Sep-2018 Beijing

Give enabling environment, stick to FTA: China tells Maldives

A wary China on Tuesday hoped that the Maldives' new government will provide an "enabling environment" to Chinese companies and stick to the controversial Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Beijing had signed with the now ousted President Abdulla Yameen.China...

07-Sep-2018 Beijing

China welcomes 2+2 dialogue, wants regional peace

China on Friday said it was "happy" to see the maiden "2+2" dialogue between India and the US and hoped the two countries would do more for regional peace and stability in the region.During the talks on Thursday, New Delhi and Washington inked a crucial defence...

03-Sep-2018 Beijing

Xi Jinping announces $60 bn for Africa

China will extend a total of $60 billion of financing to Africa, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Monday.The financing will be provided in the form of government assistance as well as investment and financing by financial institutions and companies,...

02-Sep-2018 Beijing

5 killed in China floods

At least five people were killed and 16 others missing after floods lashed China's Yunnan province on Sunday, authorities said.The flood was caused by heavy rain that started pounding the Mengdong Township, Malipo County early on Sunday, Xinhua news agency...

31-Aug-2018 Beijing

Trump's tweets are from alternate universe : China

A leading Chinese newspaper on Friday made a scathing attack on US President Donald Trump for his repeated accusations against China on Twitter adding that his messages are from an alternative universe.Official newspaper China Daily said: "There are few...

29-Aug-2018 Beijing

Lynching bad for India's reputation : K.J. Alphons in China

Incidents of lynching have hurt India's image, Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons, who is in China to draw in more tourists, has admitted.The minister, however, said that the ban on beef has not affected tourism in the country and sought to debunk a survey showing...

24-Aug-2018 Beijing

Trade talks with US constructive : China

A new round of meetings between Beijing and Washington to seek a way out of the trade war has been constructive and will continue, Chinese authorities said on Friday.At the invitation of the US, a Chinese delegation led by Vice-Minister of Commerce Wang...

15-Aug-2018 Beijing

India, China resolved border disputes in large parts : Ram Madhav

The border talks between India and China are going well and both countries have resolved disputes in large parts of their contentious frontiers, BJP leader Ram Madhav said here on Wednesday."Border talks are moving in the positive direction. As far as I...

14-Aug-2018 Beijing

China protests against signing of US defence act

China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the US government as it passed and signed a new defence legislation that was seen as targeted at Beijing.US President Donald Trump on Monday signed the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal...

10-Aug-2018 Beijing

Tamil film 'Mersal' to release in China

Tamil film "Mersal" has been picked by Chinas HGC Entertainment, which is planning to release it in the country.The Vijay-starrer will be dubbed into Mandarin later this year or in early 2019, reports variety.com.Directed by Atlee, the action thriller released...

07-Aug-2018 Beijing

4 killed in China coal mine accident

Four people were killed and nine others reported missing in a coal mine accident in China's Guizhou province, authorities said on Tuesday.The accident took place at around 9.10 p.m. on Monday at the Zimujia coal mine in Panzhou city, reports Xinhua news agency.Rescue...

05-Aug-2018 Beijing

Novel tattoo-like electronic skin can help monitor health

Chinese scientists have developed a graphene-based tattoo-like electronic skin or e-skin, which could function as a wearable electronic device to monitor health.E-skin refers to thin, flexible and stretchable electronic material that mimics human skin and can...

27-Jul-2018 Beijing

US farmers paying the price of Trump's bullying : China

Farmers in the US are paying the price President Donald Trump's trade tactics, China said on Thursday.Trump posted a tweet on Wednesday alleging that China was attacking the US agricultural sector."US farmers are paying for the bullying of their government,"...

20-Jun-2018 Beijing

Chinese President meets Nepal PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping met Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Wednesday and said Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative."China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Nepal in...

10-Jun-2018 Beijing

Narendra Modi slams attempts to disturb peace in Afghanistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed for a regional front against terrorism and slammed attempts to "threaten" peace in Afghanistan, which accuses neighbouring Pakistan of causing trouble in its territory.At the restricted session of the Shanghai...

09-Jun-2018 Qingdao (China)

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping meet, take stock of developments post Wuhan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Saturday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here and signed deals on Beijing sharing Brahmaputra river data with New Delhi and India's export of...

26-May-2018 Beijing

Xi Jinping calls for international cooperation in data

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for enhanced international exchange and cooperation in the development of the big data industry.He made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the China International Big Data Industry Expo 2018, which opened...

24-Apr-2018 Beijing

Nirmala Sitharaman meets Chinese Defence Minister

Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday met her Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting here."Smt @nsitharaman has a bilateral meeting with the Hon'ble Minister...

23-Apr-2018 Beijing

Sushma calls on Xi, meets Chinese Vice President

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping and had a crucial one-on-one meeting with Vice President Wang Qishan.Sushma Swaraj, who is in Beijing to attend the foreign ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation...

10-Apr-2018 Beijing

China-Pakistan ties must for regional peace : Xi Jinping

China-Pakistan relations should be a pillar for regional peace and stability, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at a  meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference.The ties between the two countries...

10-Apr-2018 Beijing

China launches remote sensing satellites

The first group of China's Yaogan-31 remote sensing satellites was launched into space on Tuesday.The launch took place at 12.25 p.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Xinhua news agency reported.The satellites were carried by a Long March-4C rocket,...

09-Apr-2018 Beijing

Don't hype boundary row, work with us : China tells India

China on Monday told India not to hype up the boundary dispute and work with Beijing to maintain peace in the border areas.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the comment after Chinese troops reportedly objected to Indian troops' patrolling...

09-Apr-2018 Beijing

Ban Ki-moon named Boao Forum chair

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday was elected chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, which is currently underway in China's Hainan province.Ban replaced Japan's Yasuo Fukuda at the annual conference, known as the "Asian Davos", reports Efe news.Former...

29-Mar-2018 Beijing

We support friendly India-Nepal ties : China

China on Thursday said it supports friendly ties between India and Nepal and that New Delhi, Kathmandu and Beijing are important neighbours to each other and can work together for common development.Beijing also praised Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli...

28-Mar-2018 Beijing

Kim Jong-un secretly visits Beijing, meets Xi Jinping

After keeping it under wraps and the world guessing, China on Wednesday announced North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was indeed in Beijing, and met Chinese President Xi Jinping.An arrival of a special North Korean train and heightened security in Beijing had...

26-Mar-2018 Beijing

No such thing as changing status quo in 'Chinese Doklam': China

China on Monday said Doklam is a "Chinese territory" and the question of changing the status quo does not arise after India's envoy Gautam Bambawale warned Beijing against any attempt to change the present state of affairs on the plateau.In an interview to...

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