Beijing, May 18 (IANS) The choice of India as the first leg of Li Keqiang's maiden overseas trip as Chinese premier has sent out a clear signal that Beijing's new leadership prioritizes enhancing ties with New Delhi but that "the two nations cannot fully restore mutual trust without resolving the border dispute", Xinhua news agency said in a commentary on Saturday. "The rationale is simple: With China and India being the world's two largest developing countries and most populous nations - accounting for about 40 percent of the global population, a sour and bitter relationship would serve the interests of neither side," Xinhua said. It said that in recent talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li reaffirmed China's commitment to fostering stronger bilateral ties while effectively managing border problems and other thorny issues
Shanghai, May 18 (IANS) American hurdler Aries Merritt, who won his first Olympic gold in London and set a world record in the men's 110m hurdles last year, has geared up for the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League Shanghai leg.
Beijing, May 18 (IANS/EFE) A 28-year-old Chinese man who was kidnapped 23 years ago and sold to a family 1,500 km from his home, has met up with his biological parents again thanks to Google Maps, Hunan TV said Friday.
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) A total of 50 people have died while 14 reported missing due to latest rain and hailstorms that have hit south China, the government statistics said Friday. The worst-hit Guangdong province reported 36 deaths and 10 missing people, reported Xinhua citing authorities related to disaster reduction. In the evening, the National Committee for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs initiated emergency response for storms and flooding in Hunan province that have affected 1.59 million people and claimed three lives.
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) China has opposed the European Union's (EU) unilateral decision to incorporate international flights originating from countries outside of the EU into its carbon trading scheme, reported Xinhua. On Thursday, the European Commission, an executive body of the EU, said eight Chinese carriers could face fines totalling 2.4 million euros, or about $3 million, and the two Indian airlines could face total fines of 30,000 euros. China has maintained a consistent position on coping with the emissions of international flights through international cooperation under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the foreign ministry said Friday
Beijing, May 17 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang will pay an official visit to Zimbabwe and attend a special summit of the African Union in Ethiopia from May 21 to 25, reported Xinhua. Wang will attend the special summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization for African Unity, the predecessor to the African Union.
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) China attracted $8.44 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in April, up just 0.4 percent year on year, the commerce ministry said Thursday. The figure marked a sharp slowdown in FDI inflow into the world's second-largest economy, compared with growth of 6.32 percent in February and 5.65 percent in March, reported Xinhua
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) A 39-year-old businesswoman has been sentenced to death by a court in China for "illegal fund-raising".
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) Police in China destroyed over nine million fake and shoddy products in 125 cities Wednesday, a publicity day for combating and preventing economic crimes. Since the beginning of 2013, a total of 22,000 cases of economic crimes involving 291.2 billion yuan (about $47 billion) have been cracked, reported Xinhua citing data from the ministry of public security (MPS).
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) An alliance of groups representing labourers who were forced to work for Mitsubishi Materials in Japan during World War II have sought about $60 million as compensation. An executive at Mitsubishi Materials (Shanghai) Corp Tuesday accepted a document requesting compensation of 370 million yuan (about $60 million) for forced labourers used by Japan during World War II, China Daily reported.
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