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Death toll climbs to 64 in one of China's worst industrial blasts in recent years

Death toll climbs to 64 in one of China’s worst industrial blasts in recent years

March 23, 2019 8:34 pm

Beijing: The death toll climbed to 64 in one of the worst industrial accidents of China in recent times which knocked down buildings, tossed children into air and caused a tremor equivalent to a magnitude-3.0 earthquake, officials said Saturday. The officials said that 24 others were missing. The explosion occurred after a fire in the […]

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China to investigate firms sanctioned by US over North Korea

China to investigate firms sanctioned by US over North Korea

March 22, 2019 11:26 pm

Beijing: China said Friday it will look into charges against two Chinese firms sanctioned by the U.S. because they are suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions. China upholds all United Nations Security Council sanctions against the North over its nuclear and missile programs, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing. […]

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Chinese high-tech 'robot watchman'

Chinese residential hub deputes high-tech ‘robot watchman’

March 22, 2019 10:02 am

Beijing: A residential community in China’s capital Beijing has adopted a first-of-its-kind “robot watchman” that integrates facial recognition, man-machine communication and infrared thermal imagery, replacing human night patrol. Robot Meibao not only monitors illegal activities but also provides useful information to residents at the Meiyuan community in Beijing, Liu Gangjun, the project director at the Beijing Aerospace Automatic Control Institute (BAACI), told state-run Global […]

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Six killed as car rams into crowd in China, driver shot dead

Six killed as car rams into crowd in China, driver shot dead

March 22, 2019 9:44 am

Beijing: A man rammed his car into a crowd in China’s central Hubei province, killing six persons and injuring seven others before being shot dead by the police on Friday. The incident took place at around 6 AM (local time) in Zaoyang city, state-run CGTN reported. The driver has been shot dead by the police, it said. […]

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Tariff on China to continue till deal is reached

Tariff on China to continue till deal is reached

March 21, 2019 9:17 pm

Washington: The United States will continue to impose additional import tariff on Chinese products till the time a trade deal is reached with the country, President Donald Trump has said. “We’re not talking about removing them. We’re talking about leaving them for a substantial period of time, because we have to make sure that if […]

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China again blocks bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China again blocks bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

March 14, 2019 1:28 am

New York: China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add to the UN terror blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group Masood Azhar as global terrorist. It was the third time that the UN Security Council was considering a request to put Masood Azhar, leader […]

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China offers to help Venezuela restore power after vast blackout

China offers to help Venezuela restore power after vast blackout

March 13, 2019 11:54 pm

Caracas: China on Wednesday offered to help Venezuela bring its collapsing power grid back online as President Nicolas Maduro sought to stave off rising public anger that is bolstering his US-backed rival Juan Guaido. A vast blackout that struck Venezuela nearly a week ago — the worst in its history — has deepened the South American country’s already grave economic crisis, especially by disrupting […]

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China, Indonesia, Ethiopia ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after crash

China, Indonesia, Ethiopia ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after crash

March 11, 2019 9:05 pm

Beijing: China’s civil aviation regulator on Monday ordered domestic carriers to ground nearly 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, citing flight safety, a day after an aircraft of similar model operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed in Addis Ababa killing all 157 passengers and crew, including four Indians. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane came five months after another Boeing 737 MAX 8 of Lion Air crashed in Indonesia that killed 189 […]

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Tariff on China to continue till deal is reached

Trade deal with China only if it is good for US: Trump

March 9, 2019 3:09 pm

Washington: Amidst reports of negotiations for a deal with china hitting a bump, President Donald Trump has said that he will enter into a trade deal with Beijing only if he is confident that it is good for the US. But he also told reporters at the White House on Friday that he is confident […]

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Trade deal with China only if it is good for US: Trump

Trade deal with China only if it is good for US: Trump

March 9, 2019 12:13 pm

Washington: Amidst reports of negotiations for a deal with china hitting a bump, President Donald Trump has said that he will enter into a trade deal with Beijing only if he is confident that it is good for the US. But he also told reporters at the White House on Friday that he is confident […]

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