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China calls mining report near Arunachal border 'groundless'

Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China on Monday dismissed as groundless a report that it was mining gold on its side of the disputed border in Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the area mentioned in the report by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post was Chinese territory and Beijing was well within its rights to conduct scientific and geological survey.

2 days ago
China's Meitu, British Museum launch smartphone for women

Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Chinese technology company Meitu and the British Museum have launched a limited edition smartphone specifically for women that comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) beautification technology. The co-branded smartphone -- a limited edition of Meitu's V6 -- is priced at $1,101. The device comes with ECCO leather case and a cosmetic brush set. It has a dual-...

2 days ago
China lands bombers on South China Sea island

Beijing, May 19 (IANS) China has landed bombers, for the first time, on disputed territory in the South China Sea prompting fresh US warnings that it is destabilising the region, said China's air force. A video showed an H-6K landing and taking off from a base on Woody Island, the largest of the Paracel Islands, BBC reported on Saturday quoting experts from the Asia Maritime Transparency...

3 days ago
Protesters in Manila slam China's activities on disputed isles

Manila, May 18 (IANS) A group of protesters gathered at the Chinese consulate in southern Manila's Makati district on Friday to criticise Beijing's activities on disputed islands in the South China Sea. A dozen people from the Pamalakaya (Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas) group carried out a peaceful protest holding up placards and signs denouncing China's alleged i...

6 days ago
Gap apologises for T-shirts with 'incorrect' China map

Washington, May 15 (IANS) US clothing brand Gap has apologised for selling T-shirts which it said showed an incorrect map of China. The apology came after one person posted pictures of the T-shirt on Chinese social media network Weibo saying that Chinese-claimed territories, including Southern Tibet -- a huge swathe of territory it claims in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Prades...

6 days ago
China's Shenzhen permits Tencent to test self-driving cars

Shenzhen, May 15 (IANS) With China competing fiercely with the US for leadership in autonomous driving, its southern coastal city of Shenzhen has now joined Beijing and Shanghai in permitting road tests for self-driving cars. Internet giant Tencent Holdings on Monday became the first company to receive the Shenzhen licence to conduct open-road tests for its autonomous cars, the South C...

8 days ago
Apple Watch plays good Samaritan, helps save elderly

Hong Kong, May 14 (IANS) While digital technology often receives brickbats from the health-conscious, a 76-year-old man in Hong Kong now wants anyone with a heart problem to wear an Apple Watch after it helped him get a new lease of life by sending an alert about his elevated heart rate. Gaston D'Aquino, a semi-retired diamond trader, was sitting in a church in April when he spotted an a...

8 days ago
China's first indigenously built aircraft carrier starts sea trials

Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China's first domestically built aircraft carrier set out from a dock at Dalian Shipyard in Liaoning Province for sea trials on Sunday, media reports said. It is the country's second aircraft carrier and an upgrade to the Liaoning, China's only operational aircraft carrier, a retrofitted Soviet-era Admiral Kuznetsov-class multi-role vessel. The sea trials w...

9 days ago
Xiaomi enters patent infringement dispute with rival Coolpad

Beijing, May 12 (IANS) As it prepares to file an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, Xiaomi has been named in a patent dispute in China by its rival Coolpad for three successful smartphone models -- Mi Mix 2, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. In a regulatory filing, Hong Kong-listed Coolpad's Yulong unit has initiated a patent infringement case against Xiaomi with the Jiangsu Provin...

18 days ago
US warns Beijing for militarising South China Sea

Washington, May 4 (IANS) The US has warned China that there will be consequences for its growing militarisation in the South China Sea, the media reported. This was following reports of missiles being deployed to three of the country's outposts in the disputed region, CNN reported. We're well aware of China's militarisation of the South China Sea. There will be near-term and lon...

19 days ago
Xiaomi files for IPO in Hong Kong, aims for $100bn value

Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has officially filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong that aims to raise $10 billion in a sale that may value the company at $100 billion. According to a report in South China Morning Post on Thursday, the move would catapult Xiaomi past Baidu and JD.com to become the third-biggest Chinese technology company by value,...

21 days ago
Huawei working on alternative to Android operating system

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies is working on its own proprietary Operating System (OS) since 2012 after a US investigation into the company, the media reported. The company, which is also the world's biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, would ditch Google's Android platform amid reports that it is under investigation by the US for brea...

24 days ago
US flies bombers over South China Sea

Washington, April 28 (IANS) US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers flew over the South China Sea earlier this week on a training mission, according to the American military. The bombers took off on Tuesday from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam, according to a statement from US Pacific Air Forces, which oversees air operations in the region. The flight also involve...

1 month ago
India, Britain to boost anti-terror ties, work together in Indo-Pacific

London, April 18 (IANS) India and Britain on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to strengthen cooperation to take decisive and concerted actions against globally-proscribed terrorists and terror entities while naming Pakistan-based terror outfits following talks between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Theresa May of Britain. In a significant move, the tw...

1 month ago
China's Hainan to allow visa-free stay for 1 month

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China's smallest and southernmost province of Hainan will allow foreign tourists from 59 countries to stay for up to one month without a visa, immigration authorities said on Wednesday. According to the State Immigration Administration, group and individual tourists from the 59 countries, including Russia, Britain, France, Germany, and the US, can visit Hainan vi...

1 month ago
Japan, China hold high level economic dialogue after 8 years

Tokyo, April 16 (IANS) Top diplomats from Japan and China began the first round of a high level economic dialogue on Monday for the first time in eight years, with an aim to strengthen bilateral relations. Prior to the dialogue, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Sunday and reiterated their commitment to improve ties and to work toward the den...

1 month ago
India's military aims not guided by desire for territorial expansion: Modi

Thiruvidanthai (Tamil Nadu), April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India's military aims and preparedness were driven not by a desire to conquer anyone's territory but to protect its own people. Addressing a gathering of mostly foreign dignitaries and captains of foreign and local military manufacturing companies, Modi said India, the land of Buddha, had always be...

1 month ago
China court dismisses Samsung's patent appeal against Huawei

Beijing, April 11 (IANS) A court specialising in intellectual property (IP) here has dismissed an appeal from South Korean giant Samsung that sought invalidation of China-based Huawei Technologies' patent rights on smartphones. The Beijing IP court upheld an earlier decision by a court that banned sales of certain phone models from Samsung, South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday....

1 month ago
Xi Jinping to attend Boao Forum for Asia

Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the Boao Forum for Asia, dubbed the Asian Davos, a meeting of economic and political leaders, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday. The forum, scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, a coastal town in China's Hainan island province, will be themed An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity, Xinh...

1 month ago
China punishes online companies for spoofing Communist classics, heroes

Beijing, April 2 (IANS) China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday detailed cases of online companies punished for illegal operations, including imitating Communist classics and heroes, producing gambling games, and hosting illegal performances. The ministry said that in one of the typical cases, police in southwest China's Sichuan Province issued a warning and imposed heavy fines...

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