Beijing, May 24 (IANS) As many as nine people, including three children, died in a fire that broke out in China's Guangdong province early Friday, fire authorities said. The flames engulfed an automobile repair shop in Foshan city in the morning, reported Xinhua citing a fire brigade official
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) President Xi Jinping Friday reaffirmed China's stance of denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula while stressing that targets should be met by all parties involved irrespective of how the situation evolved. During his meeting with Choe Ryong Hae, the special envoy of Nork Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Xi stressed that denuclearisation and long-lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula were common aspirations shared by all people in the region, Xinhua reported. "China has a very clear position concerning the issue that all the parties involved should stick to the objective of denuclearisation, safeguard the peace and stability on the peninsula, and resolve disputes through dialogue and consultation," the Chinese president said
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the country's central bank, swung back to liquidity injection this week with 128 billion yuan ($20.9 billion) being pumped into the banking system through its regular open market operations.
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China has played a positive role in the continuous easing of the relationship between India and Pakistan, said a state-run daily which added, "China has not played balancing strategy, using one country against the other." An article in the Global Times said that when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his entourage flew from India to Pakistan Wednesday for a two-day visit, his plane was escorted by six Pakistani Air Force JF-17 fighter jets after entering Pakistani airspace.
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity fell into contraction for the first time since October, a preliminary survey from the HSBC showed.
Luohe (China), May 23 (IANS) Kazakhstan defeated India 3-2 in the China International men's volleyball tournament here.
Beijing, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Thirteen people were arrested after taking part in a protest demanding transparency in the investigation of the mysterious death of a 22-year-old woman near a Beijing market, Chinese police said Wednesday. The circumstances surrounding her death, which authorities attribute to suicide but which the deceased's friends and family are calling a rape-murder, had hundreds of people demonstrating in the streets near the market to demand a "fair" investigation. One of those in custody is the dead woman's boyfriend, accused of "spreading rumours on the Internet", the official news agency Xinhua said
Luhoe (China), May 22 (IANS) Chinese national men's volleyball team defeated Kazakhstan 3-0 at the China International Men's Volleyball Tournament here. China beat Kazakhstan 25-20, 25-23, 25-16 with little difficulty Tuesday, reports Xinhua. "My team consists of young players who didn't completely obey my order, so I'm very angry," said Gilyazutdinov Rafael, the assistant coach of Kazakhstan
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) With the absence of Chinese star Liu Xiang, American David Oliver topped the men's 110-metre hurdles at the 2013 IAAF World Challenge Beijing here, while China's Li Jinzhe continued his good form and grabbed a second win in the men's long jump. Oliver, bronze medallist in the event at the 2008 Beijing Games, held off the challenge of London Olympic runner-up Jason Richardson and Jamaica's Dwight Thomas to secure the win in 13.16 seconds here Tuesday, reports Xinhua
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Chinese authorities have halted 180,000 online publications for spreading pornographic content since the country launched an Internet clean-up campaign in March. More than 10,000 web sites were punished for law and regulation violations, according to a statement issued by the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications Wednesday. The campaign uncovered 5.6 million illegal publications.