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1 hr ago | The Times of India
AHMEDABAD: India and China on Wednesday signed three Gujarat-specific pacts shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping commenced his three-day visit to the country from the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The state authorities rolled out the red carpet as Xi, the first top Chinese leader to visit Gujarat, was given a warm welcome after an Air China special aircraft carrying him and his delegation landed at the airport here.
5 hrs ago | Redwood Times
In this March 31, 2011 photo Jaycee Chan, son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan, speaks during an awards ceremony for the Chinese entertainment industry in Beijing, China. Police in Beijing have formally arrested Jaycee Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday, Sept.
A scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticized the country's ethnic policies is set to go on trial on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. Ilham Tohti is a former economics professor in Beijing accused of activities aimed at overthrowing Chinese rule in Xinjiang.
The market for foreign teachers on the mainland today is akin to a gold rush: opportunities abound, regulations are few and there is scope for big profits for anyone wishing to make a quick buck. That could soon change.
Australian coal exporters are scrambling to clarify the fallout from changes to China's coal import rules, which could expose the industry to billions of dollars in lost sales as China seeks to The Chinese government is to limit the use of imported coal with more than 16 per cent ash and 3 per cent sulphur from January 1, 2015, in a bid to improve air quality, especially in the major cities such as Beijing and around Shanghai. At the same time, China is moving to force power utilities to slash coal import volumes, also with the stated aim of improving air quality, although this move will primarily give China's local coalminers a lift.
BEIJING: A powerful typhoon slammed into southern China yesterday, swamping ships, grounding flights and forcing thousands -- many of them still recovering from a previous storm -- to leave home. Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall on the east coast of Hainan island packing winds of 144 kilometres an hour, the China Meteorological Administration said.
The Hong Kong Chief Executive election of 2017 will pick the top official of Hong Kong for the fifth term. According to the National People's Congress Standing Committee's resolution in 2007, the election may be implemented by the method of universal suffrage.
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time - and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.
Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Uighur ethnic minority, is interviewed at his home in Beijing. A Beijing economics professor who has persistently questioned China's policies toward ethnic minorities is heading to trial Wednesday on charges of separatism.
ISLAMABAD A former senior housing official in east China's Hangzhou city was sentenced to death on Tuesday with a two-year reprieve for bribery and abuse of power. Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court in Zhejiang Province convicted Zhang Xin, former deputy head of the Hangzhou Housing Bureau, of taking bribes totaling 124 million yuan , which included cash, cars and apartments, to seek benefits for others in construction projects, Xinhua reports.
11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. . In this Thursday, Sept.
In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province.
BEIJING: A Chinese film director who won the Berlin Film Festival's prestigious Golden Bear has been detained on charges of "soliciting sex", state media said, as Beijing steps up a crackdown on immoral behaviour. Wang Quanan, who secured the accolade for his 2006 movie Tuya's Marriage , was held with a prostitute last week in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing police.
Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears over incinerating household waste in cities. But the updated regulation, which took effect on July 1, may not allay public fears and stop protests over incinerator projects, with some experts and industry insiders saying that some of the clauses will actually help incinerating businesses to grow.
In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, residents walk on a lane painted with instructions to separate those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
The shelf for vegetable is almost empty in a supermarket in Haikou, capital of south China's island of Hainan Province, Sept. 15, 2014.
In a reassuring move for the company's U.S. aircraft manufac- turing sites, including North Charleston, an executive said the aerospace giant won't be setting up a final assembly line in China, an emerging air-travel giant. Ian Thomas, president of Boeing China, told Flightglobal in Beijing last week that the planemaker studied the idea but made a strategic decision not to proceed.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 09:48 am
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