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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang aims higher


August 17th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) China's double Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang vowed Friday to work hard for greater success.The 20-year-old swimmer made a big splash in the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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83 people on Hurun rich list have $1.5 trillion


March 6th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) Eighty-three individuals worldwide with a staggering combined personal wealth of $1.5 trillion have been listed on this year's Hurun Global Rich List.Carlos Slim, 73, tops ... Read more...

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Air China to launch Chengdu-Mumbai direct flight


March 1st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) China's flag carrier Air China will launch a direct flight between southwest China's Chengdu city and India's business hub Mumbai in May, the airline said Thursday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese love Swiss watches


February 5th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) People in China appear to have developed a special craving for Swiss watches, to go by their record sales.Hong Kong, the No. 1 market for Swiss ... Read more...

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20-year-old Chinese n-plant totally safe


November 27th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) China's first nuclear power plant that was set up in 1991 has been operating safely for the past 20 years, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) ... Read more...

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China to create 2 mn jobs for social workers


November 10th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) China is stregthening its social sector by offering about two million job opportunities, having observed the declining number of social workers in the country.As part of ... Read more...

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China has 49,000 centenarians: Survey


November 8th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) China has around 49,000 people over 100 years of age, says a new survey.The survey by the China Gerontological Society said that till July 1, the ... Read more...

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Chinese stone tools introduced in Japan 20,000 years ago


August 4th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Archaeologists from China and Japan have said that a technique used to make stone tools in China, which later made its way to Japan, might have ... Read more...

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India ranks 14 on FDI inflow index in 2010


July 26th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India's ranking on the list of countries attracting the highest foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2010 fell to 14th position with inflows declining to $25 ... Read more...

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Wendi wins Chinese bloggers’ hearts, fending Murdoch


July 20th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Media baron Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng has won many admirers among Chinese netizens after she slapped down the man who was throwing foam pie ... Read more...

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China state fund eyes Facebook stake


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) A state-owned fund in China is reportedly interested in buying a stake in social network Facebook, said a media report.A source told US business magazine ... Read more...

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Taiwan destroys two tonnes of chemical-tainted drinks


June 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) Taiwan has destroyed over two tonnes of beverages believed to be tainted with a "dangerous chemical", a media report said.Authorities inspected 16,000 stores over the past ... Read more...

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Over 230,000 foreigners worked in China in 2010


May 24th, 2011 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Around 231,700 foreigners worked in China by the end of 2010, compared to 223,000 in the previous year, according to data released by the ministry of ... Read more...

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Hong Kong recalls mercury-tainted medicine


May 7th, 2011 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 7 (IANS) Hong Kong's department of health has ordered the recall of a traditional Chinese medicine found to contain excessive levels of mercury, Xinhua reported.The action was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Forbes names Baidu founder Robin Li Chinese mainland’s richest


April 29th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 29 (ANI): Robin Li, CEO of China's top domestic search engine Baidu, has been named as the richest man among 115 billionaires in the mainland area by the Forbes magazine, ... Read more...

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Train derails in Taiwan; five women killed


April 28th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, April 28 (IANS) A small train derailed Wednesday in a mountainous area of Taiwan, killing at least five women tourists and injuring over 100, officials said.The accident took place ... Read more...

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High radiation levels in Japanese travellers to China


March 26th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Two Japanese travellers who had flown into an eastern city in China from Tokyo had radiation levels well above safety limits, officials said.The travellers who flew ... Read more...

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Chinese tourists emerge as top tax-free shoppers in Europe


February 24th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has found that Chinese tourists have outspend the Russians to become the top tax-free shoppers in Europe.Statistics from Global Blue, a Switzerland-based tax-refund and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Costly China-made liquor pushes Chinese to foreign markets


February 20th, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Many Chinese fond of alcohol are preferring to buy China-made liquor from foreign lands instead of their native country due to relative high cost in local markets. ... Read more...

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Artificial insemination planned for mainland’s giant panda in Taiwan


February 11th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): A panda pair presented by the Chinese mainland to Taiwan is likely to give birth to cubs, if attempts at artificial insemination prove successful, say experts.Panda experts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Let the Bullets Fly’ to smash box office record for Chinese films


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Chinese film director Jiang Wen's latest flick 'Let the Bullets Fly' is set to break box office record for Chinese films.The film, a Chinese New Year blockbuster, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China launches online map service


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 22 (IANS) China has launched an official online mapping service as internet giant Google is yet to apply for a licence to provide a similar service in the country.The State ... Read more...

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Hong Kong and France sign double taxation, tax evasion agreement


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Hong Kong on Thursday announced that it has signed an agreement with France to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion on income and capital.According to state-run ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shanghai is China’s most popular city


August 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 31 (IANS) China's financial hub - Shanghai - has pipped 30 other cities in the country to become the nation's most popular city. A survey, co-conducted by Gallup Consulting, a global ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

450 arrested in China telecom scam


August 26th, 2010 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) Police from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan have busted a gang involved in a major telecommunications scam and arrested 451 suspects. Among those arrested Wednesday, 186 suspects are from ... Read more...

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China to enhance its armed forces capabilities


August 1st, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): China's Defense Minister Liang Guanglie has said that the Chinese armed forces will continue to enhance its capabilities and military readiness to safeguard sovereignty, security and development ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, China share top two position among emerging economies


July 28th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jul 28 (ANI): India is ranked second among 27 emerging economies due to its large consumer market and fast economic growth, according to the Emerging Markets Opportunity Index released by ... Read more...

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China expresses “deep concern” over US-ROK September military drills


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 22(ANI): China has expressed "deep concern" over the joint military drills between the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK) slated to be held in the Yellow Sea by early ... Read more...

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Travel Advisory Issued: “Forced Shopping” in Hong Kong


July 21st, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The National Tourism Administration of China has issued a travel advisory warning people who are planning trips to Hong Kong after the release of a video which showed ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Cross-Straits forum in China decides to go green


July 10th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): This year's Cross-Strait Economic, Trade and Culture Forum, an annual event, will concentrate on cross-Straits cooperation in green energy, energy conservation and environmental protection.According to the ... Read more...

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Google denied ICP license in China


July 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July1 (ANI): Google has failed to find a place in the initial list of companies that the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping (SBSM) plans to approve to provide online mapping ... Read more...

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20 fall ill after eating in Macau restaurant


June 27th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Macao, June 27 (IANS) Twenty tourists from the Chinese mainland fell ill after eating at a restaurant here, the Macao Health Bureau said Sunday. While 13 tourists showed symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Chinese police launch drive to curb online soccer gambling


June 12th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jun 12 (ANI): To curb online soccer gambling as the 2010 World Cup kicked off, the police in China have launched crackdowns all over the country.More than 100 people ... Read more...

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One in five marriages end in divorce in China


June 12th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) One in every five marriages in China ends in divorce, with the rate "likely to soar" in coming years, an official report said. The report released by China's ministry ... Read more...

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One in five marriages in China ends in divorce


June 11th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): One out of every five marriages registered by civil affairs authorities in China, ends up in divorce, according to a Ministry of Civil Affairs report released in ... Read more...

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