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Tag Archives: China

Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final

  Sydney: Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the Australia Open Superseries final here on Saturday. The Guntur player took only 37 minutes to outplay his Chinese opponent by 21-10, 21-14. Right from the start, the 24-year-old Indian shuttler dominated the proceedings and finished off in straight games…

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141 missing in China landslide

  Beijing: At least 141 people were reported missing on Saturday after a massive landslide hit China’s Sichuan province, rescue officials said. Over 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county’s Xinmo village after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 6 a.m. (local time), reports Xinhua news agency. The landslide has also blocked a 2…

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Tesla considers opening plant in China

  Washington: American luxury electric carmaker Tesla has confirmed that it is considering opening its first plant in Shanghai to cater to the growing Chinese market. In a statement on Thursday, Tesla said it was exploring with Shanghai authorities the possibility of opening the plant to build electric cars for China, a big consumer of luxury…

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China proposes blue economic passages for maritime cooperation

  Beijing: China has proposed to build three ocean-based “blue economic passages” connecting Asia with Africa, Oceania, Europe and beyond in a bid to advance maritime cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative. The proposal is highlighted in a document titled Vision for Maritime Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, which was jointly released on…

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Iran claims freestyle wrestling title in Asian championship

  Tehran: Iranian freestyle wrestlers produced an emphatic performance to finish on top at the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship. The Iranian team won three gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes, claiming the title with 69 points, Xinhua news agency quoted the Tehran Times as saying. Uzbekistan finished second with 67 points and Kazakhstan third with…

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China, Kazakhstan sign cooperation deals worth over $8 billion

Astana: Chinese and Kazakh enterprises and financial institutions have signed at least 24 deals worth more than $8 billion during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Kazakhstan, Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said on Friday. Both sides agreed to push for the progress in cooperation in energy, mining, chemical industry, mechanical manufacturing, agriculture and infrastructure, said…

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Modi meets Uzbek President

Astana:Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here. “Taking forward #IndiaUzbekistan coop’n. PM @narendramodi meets President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan on the sidelines of SCO Summit,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted with a picture of both…

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Chinese space telescope to observe pulsars in Milky Way

Beijing: China is set to launch a space telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), to observe pulsars in the galaxy of Milky Way, according to scientists. “We are still not clear about the interior of pulsars,” Zhang Shuangnan, lead scientist of HXMT and director of the Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics of the Chinese Academy…

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Toll in Sri Lanka floods hits 202

  Colombo: The death toll in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides reached 202 on Wednesday morning with 96 people still reported missing, officials said. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 63 people were injured while over 600,000 people were affected. Severe rains and strong winds which ravaged Sri Lanka since Friday caused major floods and…

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