China, Russia join hands to establish space weather centre in Beijing

In major cooperation between China and Russia, the two countries inaugurated a joint space weather centre in Beijing “to enhance meteorological services for international civil aviation,” China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said. Built and operated by CMA, the Civil Aviation Administration of China…

China is our most important partner, says Taliban

Describing China as its “most important partner”, the Afghan Taliban has said it looks to Beijing to rebuild Afghanistan and exploit its rich copper deposits as the war-ravaged country faces widespread hunger and fears of an economic collapse. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the group supports…

Russia Invites US, China, Pakistan For Crucial Meet On Afghanistan, India Left Out: Report

New Delhi:  India has not been invited to a crucial meeting being convened by Russia on the fast-evolving situation in Afghanistan that is expected to see the participation of Pakistan, China and the US, people familiar with the development told news agency Press Trust of India today. As the Taliban continues its…

Chinese Army recruiting Tibetan youth for operations along LAC | Exclusive

The Chinese army is recruiting Tibetan youth in its territory and training them for operations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India. “We have been receiving intelligence inputs that the Chinese Army is recruiting Tibetan youth for carrying out special operations along the LAC with…

China Extends Probe Into US-Listed Tech Firms After Didi Blow

China announced on Monday probes into two more US-listed Chinese companies, a day after banning ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing from app stores in the wake of its huge US initial public offering. The country’s major internet firms wield massive influence among consumers, but have for almost a year had their wings…

Two astronauts at China’s new space station make first spacewalk

Two Chinese astronauts made the first spacewalk on Sunday outside China’s new orbital station to work on setting up a 15-meter (50-foot) long robotic arm. Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo were shown by state TV climbing out of the airlock as Earth rolled past below them. The third crew member, commander Nie Haisheng,…

China launches first bullet train in Tibet, close to Indian border

China on Friday operationalised its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh. The 435.5-km Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway has been…

Fire Kills 18 In China’s Martial Arts Training Centre

A fire tore through a martial arts training centre in China’s Henan province on Friday killing at least 18 people, local authorities said. The blaze broke out at 3 a.m. (1900 GMT Thursday) and has since been extinguished, the Zhecheng county government said in a statement on its website. It was unclear what had…

Terrorists Working With Pak Army Can Escalate Situation: General Rawat

Asking armed forces to be on guard along borders with both China and Pakistan, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has said that terrorists working with the Pakistan Army can go rogue and it could escalate the situation with India. Speaking to ANI on Tuesday, the Chief of Defence Staff also stated that while…

China’s renewed crypto crackdown wipes nearly $300 billion off the market as bitcoin slides

China’s renewed crackdown on the cryptocurrency industry has wiped off nearly $300 billion in value from the total digital currency market since Friday, when a major bitcoin mining hub ordered miners to shut down operations. Bitcoin was down around 6.6% at $32,735.71 at around 10:47 p.m. ET, coming off its…