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    China closes over 22,000 pornographic websites

    China closes over 22,000 pornographic websites


    Over 1.75 million items were deleted in 390 cases, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said in a statement. The campaign has focused on major cases, the office said, adding that more than 50 cases are currently being...

    Over 1.75 million items were deleted in 390 cases, the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications said in a statement. The campaign has focused on major cases, the office said, adding that more than 50 cases are currently being processed across the country.
    China tests 1st drone-carried meteorological data monitor to gauge atmosphere

    China tests 1st drone-carried meteorological data monitor to gauge atmosphere


    The unmanned aircraft vehicle will carry the dropsonde, also known as the meteorological data monitor, and drop it at an altitude of 6,000 metres to measure atmospheric profiles as the device falls to the...

    The unmanned aircraft vehicle will carry the dropsonde, also known as the meteorological data monitor, and drop it at an altitude of 6,000 metres to measure atmospheric profiles as the device falls to the ground.
    China extends currency swap deal with Pakistan

    China extends currency swap deal with Pakistan


    China on Thursday extended currency swap agreement with Pakistan amid reports that Beijing has given a $1 billion loan to Islamabad to help it avert a foreign currency...

    China on Thursday extended currency swap agreement with Pakistan amid reports that Beijing has given a $1 billion loan to Islamabad to help it avert a foreign currency crisis.
    China finds 'no clues' behind US staffer's brain trauma

    China finds 'no clues' behind US staffer's brain trauma


    The US State Department has said the incident in the southern city of Guangzhou resembled the still-unexplained injuries that befell US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba last...

    The US State Department has said the incident in the southern city of Guangzhou resembled the still-unexplained injuries that befell US and Canadian diplomats in Cuba last year.
    China expresses regret on US decision to withdraw invite to naval drills

    China expresses regret on US decision to withdraw invite to naval drills


    The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC and previously attended by China, is billed as the world's largest international maritime exercise and held every two years in Hawaii in June and...

    The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC and previously attended by China, is billed as the world's largest international maritime exercise and held every two years in Hawaii in June and July.
    Merkel, Chinese premier defend Iran deal, free trade

    Merkel, Chinese premier defend Iran deal, free trade


    Merkel and Li showed a united front on Iran and free trade — two issues that have seen high-profile interventions by US President Donald Trump — during their meeting at the opulent Great Hall of the People in...

    Merkel and Li showed a united front on Iran and free trade — two issues that have seen high-profile interventions by US President Donald Trump — during their meeting at the opulent Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
    China's deep support, investment in Pakistan create challenges for India: expert

    China's deep support, investment in Pakistan create challenges for India: expert


    A senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at prominent think-tank Council on Foreign Relations, Alyssa Ayres said that she would not be surprised to see "continued frictions" between India and China over the border and the territorial...

    A senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at prominent think-tank Council on Foreign Relations, Alyssa Ayres said that she would not be surprised to see "continued frictions" between India and China over the border and the territorial issues.
    China says report on President Xi asking Pak to relocate Hafiz Saeed shocking, baseless

    China says report on President Xi asking Pak to relocate Hafiz Saeed shocking, baseless


    According to the report, a close aide of Pakistan prime minister said that Xi made the suggestion to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during their meeting on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in China last month. "It is shocking and baseless that's all we can say," a...

    According to the report, a close aide of Pakistan prime minister said that Xi made the suggestion to Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during their meeting on the sidelines of the Boao Forum in China last month. "It is shocking and baseless that's all we can say," a Chinese official said.
    US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

    US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure


    ​In an emailed notice to American citizens in China, the department said it wasn't currently known what caused the symptoms in the city of Guangzhou, where an American consulate is...

    ​In an emailed notice to American citizens in China, the department said it wasn't currently known what caused the symptoms in the city of Guangzhou, where an American consulate is located.
    Pak borrows $1 billion from Chinese banks to avoid forex crisis: Report

    Pak borrows $1 billion from Chinese banks to avoid forex crisis: Report


    In an interview with The Financial Times, the State Bank of Pakistan governor Tariq Bajwa confirmed that the loans were made by Beijing-backed banks in April on good...

    In an interview with The Financial Times, the State Bank of Pakistan governor Tariq Bajwa confirmed that the loans were made by Beijing-backed banks in April on good rates.
    China dismisses EU's criticism against Tibetan activist sentence

    China dismisses EU's criticism against Tibetan activist sentence


    The judicial department of China has dealt with the Wangchuk's case according to local laws and regulations, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media here, when asked about EU's criticism of the...

    The judicial department of China has dealt with the Wangchuk's case according to local laws and regulations, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media here, when asked about EU's criticism of the sentence.
    A page from Karl Marx's manuscript sold for $523,000

    A page from Karl Marx's manuscript sold for $523,000


    A single page from one of Karl Marx's manuscript, which is said to be a part of the first draft of his famous book 'Capital', has been sold for a whopping $523,000 at an auction here, according to a media report on...

    A single page from one of Karl Marx's manuscript, which is said to be a part of the first draft of his famous book 'Capital', has been sold for a whopping $523,000 at an auction here, according to a media report on Wednesday.
    India, Pakistan entry into SCO increased potential for cooperation: Xi Jinping

    India, Pakistan entry into SCO increased potential for cooperation: Xi Jinping


    Xi pointed out that when the SCO accepted Pakistan and India last year as new members, it gained more potential for cooperation and more expectations from the international...

    Xi pointed out that when the SCO accepted Pakistan and India last year as new members, it gained more potential for cooperation and more expectations from the international community.
    Airlines caving to Beijing despite White House protest

    Airlines caving to Beijing despite White House protest


    There are just three days left for dozens of foreign airlines to decide whether to comply with Beijing's orders, or face consequences that could cripple their China business, including legal sanctions. Many have already sided with...

    There are just three days left for dozens of foreign airlines to decide whether to comply with Beijing's orders, or face consequences that could cripple their China business, including legal sanctions. Many have already sided with Beijing.
    China wants Australian 'concrete actions' to improve ties

    China wants Australian 'concrete actions' to improve ties


    China is calling for "concrete actions" from Australia to improve relations following tensions over Beijing's anger with political moves by...

    China is calling for "concrete actions" from Australia to improve relations following tensions over Beijing's anger with political moves by Canberra.
    China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism

    China sentences Tibetan activist to 5 years for separatism


    Tashi, 32, was detained in 2016, two months after the video and accompanying article were published, and went on trial in January. He had pleaded not guilty to the charge of incitement to separatism. Counting time served, Tashi should be released in...

    Tashi, 32, was detained in 2016, two months after the video and accompanying article were published, and went on trial in January. He had pleaded not guilty to the charge of incitement to separatism. Counting time served, Tashi should be released in 2021.
    Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea

    Beijing denies 'militarisation' of South China Sea


    Beijing today hit back at allegations it was "militarising" the South China Sea after landing bombers at an airbase in the contested waters, instead accusing Washington of increasing tensions with its own military...

    Beijing today hit back at allegations it was "militarising" the South China Sea after landing bombers at an airbase in the contested waters, instead accusing Washington of increasing tensions with its own military footprint.
    Beijing sees April pollution levels rise as industry curbs end

    Beijing sees April pollution levels rise as industry curbs end


    Pollution levels in China's capital Beijing rose by 20.8 percent year-on-year in April as industries, including steel, ramped up output following the lifting of winter curbs, according to official data released on...

    Pollution levels in China's capital Beijing rose by 20.8 percent year-on-year in April as industries, including steel, ramped up output following the lifting of winter curbs, according to official data released on Monday.