China

  • China’s Asian Cup campaign impresses nation’s media
    2:55 PM

    Beijing, Jan 14 (IANS) The Chinese media praised its national football team for entering the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup football tournament for the first time since 2004 Wednesday after registering two straight victories in the group stage. China beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 Sunday and then defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 Wednesday,

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  • This restaurant offers free food to beautiful women
    1:27 PM

    Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) A restaurant in Zhengzhou, capital of China’s Henan province, is offering a special deal in which women who achieve the highest scores in terms of beauty get a free meal. The offer, called “Pay by Beauty”, was launched by a restaurant specialising in “huoguo” — traditional

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  • Relics of Buddhist masters discovered in China
    9:07 AM

    Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered five precious ‘sariras’, believed to be collected from the cremated ashes of Buddhist masters, at an ancient tomb in China’s Hubei Province. Sarira, originally meaning “body” or “corpse”, is a generic term used by Buddhists to refer to the remains of spiritual masters

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  • Two afflicted with H7N9 bird flu strain in China
    9:13 PM

    Guangzhou, Jan 13 (IANS) Two new confirmed cases of humans infected by the H7N9 strain of bird flu was reported from China’s Guangdong province Monday. The patients, aged 42 and 52, were critical, Xinhua reported, citing the provincial health and family planning commission. Earlier this month, authorities in Guangdong and

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  • China to ignite national passion for winter sports
    1:30 PM

    Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) An estimated 300 million Chinese will be involved in winter sports if Beijing and Zhangjiakou win the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Over one-third of China’s territory has huge potential for developing winter sports. The bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics will encourage 300

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  • China to build fifth research station in Antarctica
    1:04 PM

    Shanghai, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) The Chinese icebreaker research vessel Xuelong, which set sail in October, has begun preparations for constructing China’s fifth research station in Antarctica, the Peoples Daily reported Monday. Xuelong, meaning Snow Dragon, reached the waters near Victoria Land in Antarctica Dec 26. The vessel’s helicopter Xueying, meaning

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  • A million Chinese couples apply for second child
    10:33 AM

    Beijing, Jan 12 (IANS) Nearly one million couples have applied to have a second child since China eased its one-child policy in 2014, allowing couples to have a second child if either parent is an only child. The number of applications is in line with the estimate of less than

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  • Chinese president congratulates Sri Lanka’s Sirisena
    1:26 PM

    Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday sent a congratulatory message to Maithripala Sirisena on his election as Sri Lanka’s new head of state, pledging to promote the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. In the message, Xi said China and Sri Lanka were traditional friendly neighbours,

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  • 17 China officials punished over deadly terror attacks
    12:36 PM

    Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Seventeen officials in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been punished for dereliction of duty after a series of terrorist attacks in September, as the party chief of the northwestern region vowed a tougher “people’s war” against terrorism. The officials who were deemed negligent and disciplined

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  • Monkey brain has ‘hardware’ for mirror self-recognition
    7:55 AM

    Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Chinese scientists have shown for the first time that monkeys can be trained to recognise themselves in the mirror. Mirror self-recognition is a hallmark of higher intelligence among humans but monkeys generally do not realise when they look in a mirror that it is their own

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  • Jackie Chan’s son gets six months’ jail
    6:57 AM

    Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Chinese movie star Jackie Chan’s son Jaycee Chan’s was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for a drug-related crime here. Beijing’s Dongcheng District People’s Court also fined Jaycee 2,000 yuan ($326) after convicting him of providing a venue for drug users, Xinhua reported. His trial

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  • Chinese student’s death sentence upheld for poisoning roommate
    2:28 PM

    Shanghai, Jan 8 (IANS) A court in east China’s business hub Shanghai Thursday upheld the death sentence awarded to a post-graduate student charged with poisoning his roommate. The Shanghai Higher People’s Court rejected the appeal of Lin Senhao, a medical student at the prestigious Fudan University, after a second trial

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