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China’s online population nears 650 million: govt
26th January 2015 China’s online population nears 650 million: govt BEIJING: The number of Internet users in China has risen to nearly 650 million, authorities said over the weekend, as the world’s largest online population continues to rise. There were 648 million Internet users in China at the...
China’s online population reaches 648 mln
24th January 2015 China’s online population reaches 648 mln ISLAMABAD: China’s netizen population, the world’s largest, reached 648 million at the end of 2014, 16 million more than in June. According to Jin Jian, deputy director of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), online economy accounts...
Football: ‘Lucky’ ballboy backs China to beat Aussies
21st January 2015 Football: ‘Lucky’ ballboy backs China to beat Aussies BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 21, 2015 (AFP) – The “lucky” ballboy who helped China save a penalty which sparked their run to the Asian Cup quarter-finals has backed Alain Perrin’s men to upset his beloved Australia on Thursday. Twelve-year-old...
21 confirmed dead after tugboat sinks in China
17th January 2015 21 confirmed dead after tugboat sinks in China BEIJING: Twenty-one people have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China’s longest river, state media reported Saturday. The vessel was raised Saturday, 40 hours after it sank while undergoing testing...
Uniqlo pledges to improve factory conditions in China
15th January 2015 Uniqlo pledges to improve factory conditions in China TOKYO: Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo on Thursday pledged to improve working conditions at its Chinese suppliers and beef up monitoring following claims that the firms were putting employees at risk. The chain’s parent company Fast Retailing said it...
China media: Zhou, Bo formed ‘clique’ to challenge leaders
15th January 2015 China media: Zhou, Bo formed ‘clique’ to challenge leaders BEIJING: The two biggest Chinese politicians to fall in recent years, ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang and former high-flyer Bo Xilai, formed a “clique” together, state media reported Thursday as President Xi Jinping pledges a crackdown on Communist Party...
China’s Alibaba buys stake in digital marketing firm
14th January 2015 China’s Alibaba buys stake in digital marketing firm SHANGHAI: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will take a majority stake in AdChina, which calls itself China’s leading digital marketing platform, to develop online and mobile marketing, the Internet powerhouse said Wednesday. Alibaba had made a strategic investment in...
Tycoon Li Ka-Shing losing status as China business ‘bellwether’: paper
14th January 2015 Tycoon Li Ka-Shing losing status as China business ‘bellwether’: paper BEIJING: A Chinese newspaper close to the ruling Communist Party on Wednesday said Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing’s days as a “bellwether” for China’s economy were probably over, downplaying a major corporate reshuffle. Billionaire Li, 86, last week...
China property firm fails to make bond payment
13th January 2015 China property firm fails to make bond payment SHANGHAI: A Chinese property developer has confirmed it failed to make a $23 million interest payment on a dollar-denominated bond, a statement said, raising worries over the country’s weak real estate sector. Kaisa Group Holdings, which is based...
Girl in China got HIV through blood transfusion: report
12th January 2015 Girl in China got HIV through blood transfusion: report BEIJING: A five-year-old girl in China contracted HIV through a blood transfusion, state media reported, the latest case to shine a light on an issue that has long bedevilled the country. According to the official news agency Xinhua,...
Football: Ball boy, 12, becomes China penalty hero
12th January 2015 Football: Ball boy, 12, becomes China penalty hero BRISBANE, Australia: If China go far in this Asian Cup, they may have a 12-year-old ball boy to thank. Unassuming Brisbanite Stephan White has been hailed in China after helping goalkeeper Wang Dalei save a crucial penalty in...
China steps up political prosecutions: rights group
9th January 2015 China steps up political prosecutions: rights group BEIJING: China prosecuted almost 1,400 people for political offences in 2013, the vast majority in secret, an advocacy group reported Thursday as the ruling Communist party continues a crackdown on dissent. A total of 1,384 people were indicted...
China encourages NGOs to sue in environmental oversight
7th January 2015 China encourages NGOs to sue in environmental oversight BEIJING: China on Wednesday granted non-governmental organizations more power to sue those that flout environmental protection laws, the country’s highest court said, as Beijing steps up efforts to curb pollution that regularly chokes major cities. NGOs that work...
Suspected killer on trial in China wrongful execution case
5th January 2015 Suspected killer on trial in China wrongful execution case BEIJING: A man who confessed to murdering a woman in China 18 years ago went on trial Monday, three weeks after a court cleared a teenager who was wrongfully executed for the crime. The Intermediate People’s Court in...
China shares up 3.09% in afternoon trade
5th January 2015 China shares up 3.09% in afternoon trade SHANGHAI: Chinese shares surged more than three percent in afternoon trading Monday — continuing the surge seen in 2014 — on expectations of monetary policy easing after China released weak manufacturing data for December. The benchmark Shanghai Composite...
China’s Fosun closes in on Club Med buyout
3rd January 2015 China’s Fosun closes in on Club Med buyout PARIS:- Chinese conglomerate Fosun zeroed in on its 18-month quest to buy French holiday resorts group Club Med on Friday when Italian businessman Andrea Bonomi refused to raise his latest offer. Fosun looked assured to win what became...
China offers help in search for missing Air Asia flight: FM
29th December 2014 China offers help in search for missing Air Asia flight: FM BEIJING: China offered Monday to send aircraft and ships to help in the international search for a missing Air Asia flight that disappeared off Indonesia over the weekend, the Foreign Ministry said. “China has already said to Indonesia...
China city bans Christmas in schools, warns over ‘Western’ culture
25th December 2014 China city bans Christmas in schools, warns over ‘Western’ culture BEIJING, Dec 25, 2014 (AFP) – A Chinese city has banned schools from holding Christmas events, state media reported on Thursday, highlighting official suspicions about the increasingly popular festival because of its foreign origins. China’s Christian population, currently...
Chinese tycoon set to build more billions with IPO
23rd December 2014 Chinese tycoon set to build more billions with IPO by Fran WANG BEIJING: – Wang Jianlin rose from local bureaucrat to China’s richest man by transforming a debt-laden state-owned housebuilder into the sprawling Wanda Group, and the flotation of one of its subsidiaries Tuesday may propel him...
China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy: state media
22nd December 2014 China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy: state media BEIJING- China’s health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media reported Monday, in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation. Some 200...
China state media slams N. Korea parody film as ‘arrogant’
20th December 2014 China state media slams N. Korea parody film as ‘arrogant’ BEIJING: – Chinese state media on Saturday slammed the irreverent movie at the centre of a cyber-attack on a Hollywood studio as “senseless cultural arrogance”, adding it was wrong for American film-makers to mock North Korean leader Kim...
China arrests US aid worker on N. Korean border: lawyer
20th December 2014 China arrests US aid worker on N. Korean border: lawyer BEIJING: – China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region. Peter Hahn, a North Korean-born...
China auto firm BYD recovers partially after 40% plunge
19th December 2014 China auto firm BYD recovers partially after 40% plunge HONG KONG:- Shares in Chinese car maker BYD, which plunged almost 30 percent in the previous session amid speculation about its business outlook, recovered partially in Hong Kong Friday after it moved to quash the rumours. The firm,...
US officials see progress in China trade talks
19th December 2014 US officials see progress in China trade talks WASHINGTON: – The United States and China wrapped up high-level trade talks Thursday in Chicago, with US officials hailing progress in a range of areas including medicines, intellectual property rights and agriculture. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said...
China total GDP revised up 3.4% in 2013: govt
19th December 2014 China total GDP revised up 3.4% in 2013: govt BEIJING: – China’s gross domestic product (GDP) turned out to be 3.4 percent larger last year than originally announced, the government said Friday after a national survey — a revision equal to about the size of Malaysia’s economy....
Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy
18th December 2014 Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy BEIJING: – The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition, sparked intense online soul-searching in the country on Thursday. The case has highlighted...
 
 
 



 
 
 



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