10 Dead, 9 Injured In Apartment Fire In China’s Xinjiang: Report

The blaze broke out in a high-rise building on Thursday night. Beijing: Ten people were killed and nine injured in a fire in a residential building in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, state media reported Friday. The blaze broke out in a high-rise building on Thursday night, state news agency Xinhua said, at about 7:50 pm […]

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China’s daily Covid cases hit record high

SHANGHAI: China on Wednesday reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic began nearly three years ago, official data showed. Excluding imported cases, the number of new local cases was 31,444 on Nov. 23, of which 3,927 were symptomatic and 27,517 were asymptomatic, health authorities said on Thursday. That […]

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In unprecedented third term, China’s Xi fills top team with acolytes

BEIJING: China’s Xi Jinping secured a precedent-breaking third leadership term on Sunday and introduced a top governing body stacked with loyalists, cementing his place as the country’s most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong. Shanghai Communist Party chief Li Qiang followed Xi onto the stage at the Great Hall of the People as the new politburo […]

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Oil futures rise on hopes of recovery in China’s fuel demand

NEW DELHI: Oil prices rose on Monday after China rolled over liquidity measures to help its pandemic-hit economy, igniting hopes for a better fuel demand outlook from the world’s top crude importer. Brent crude futures rose 66 cents, or 0.7%, to $92.29 a barrel by 0430 GMT, recovering from a 6.4% fall last week. US […]

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Explainer: What to expect from China’s party congress

BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party is holding its twice-a-decade national congress starting Sunday, at which Xi Jinping is expected to receive a third five-year term as the uncontested head of the party, government and military of the world’s second-largest economy. The proceedings surrounding the event are shrouded in secrecy, as is typical in China’s authoritarian […]

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Opposition Slams Centre Over India’s Move On China’s Xinjiang At UN

India on Friday abstained from UN voting over Xinjiang’s situation in China. New Delhi: Opposition leaders on Friday criticised the government for abstaining from voting on a draft resolution in the UN Human Rights Council on holding a debate on the human rights situation in China’s restive Xinjiang region, saying India should speak for what […]

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From Sleeping In Caves To Becoming China’s President: Who Is Xi Jinping?

Xi Jinping’s application for Chinese Communist Party membership was rejected multiple times.(File) Beijing: When Xi Jinping took power in 2012, some observers predicted he would be the most liberal Communist Party leader in China’s history, based on his low-key profile, family backstory and perhaps a degree of misguided hope. Ten years later, those forecasts lie […]

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UN: India abstains from voting on resolution for debate on China’s Xinjiang abuses | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday abstained from voting on a draft resolution in the UN Human Rights Council on holding a debate on the human rights situation in China’s restive Xinjiang region. The draft resolution on “holding a debate on the situation of human rights in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China” was rejected […]

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Gandhi Jayanti celebration returns to China’s picturesque Chaoyang park after two years Covid-induced hiatus

BEIJING: After a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, Gandhi Jayanti celebrations returned to China’s sprawling Chaoyang Park here as it resonated with the recitation of his famous quotes by Chinese school children and his bhajans by members of the Indian diaspora. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated every year at the picturesque Chaoyang Park in Beijing ever since the […]

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China’s overreaction to Taiwan spells danger to peace Southeast Asia: US envoy

BEIJING: China is endangering peace in Southeast Asia with its “overreaction” to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s visit to TaiwanAmerica’s envoy Nicholas Burns said on Thursday, while reiterating that there is no shift in America’s ‘one-China policy’ as alleged by Beijing. Pelosi visited Taiwan on August 2, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years […]

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China’s Xi Jinping Makes First Public Appearance Since Trip To Central Asia

China President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing today. (File) Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday, according to state television, in his first public appearance since returning to China from an official trip to Central Asia in mid-September. Xi is widely expected to secure a precedent-breaking third term […]

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Countries call for UN human rights debate about China’s Xinjiang

GENEVA: Countries are calling for a debate at the United Nations Human Rights council to discuss concerns about China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslims in the far western region of Xinjianga document showed on Monday. The so-called “draft decision” seeks a debate during the council’s next session that begins in February. Diplomats told Reuters […]

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Professor behind $12 billion empire fuels China’s tech rise

NEW DELHI: Li Zexiang grew up in rural China during the Cultural Revolution, when capitalists were the enemy. Now the 61-year-old academic has quietly emerged as one of the country’s most successful angel investors, backing more than 60 startups including drone giant DJI. Li was among the first Chinese to study in the US before […]

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China’s Xi calls for effort to prevent ‘colour revolutions’

SAMARKAND: Chinese President Xi Jinping warned his Central Asian neighbours on Friday not to allow outsiders to destabilise them with “colour revolutions” and offered to set up a regional counterterrorism training center. Xi’s comments at a security summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders from Central Asia, India and Iran reflect official Chinese anxiety […]

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SCO summit: ‘China’s Xi skips dinner with Putin, allies as Covid precaution’

SAMARKAND: Chinese leader Xi Jinping stayed away from a dinner attended by 11 heads of states at a regional security summit in line with his delegation’s Covid-19 policy, a source in the Uzbek government told Reuters on Friday. Xi, who is making his first foreign trip since the beginning of the pandemic, is attending a […]

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