Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China and India's combined potential are large enough to make the West anxious but there are "many weaknesses in the bilateral relationship", a state-run Chinese daily has said. Said the Global Times in an editorial Monday, the second day of Premier Li Keqiang's India trip: "As China's new premier, his selection of India for his first overseas trip has widely been interpreted as a sign that China is attaching greater importance and respect to this large neighbour." It said that the ties between China and India has long been plagued by negative news.
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) If you are a tourist in China, you better have "healthy and civilised" manners. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Sunday stressed that efforts should be made to advocate "healthy and civilized" manners among tourists.
Beijing, May 20 (IANS/EFE) Badminton has become an indirect victim of bird flu that has been affecting the country, given that the extensive slaughtering of infected ducks has created a shortage of feathers, an essential raw material for the birdies used in the sport, media reports said. Many cases of H7N9 bird flu have been detected at farms in the eastern Chinese provinces of Anhui, Jiangxi and Fujian, which are the main suppliers of the duck feathers used by national badminton birdie manufacturers, a situation that has resulted in price increases for the feathers of up to 40 percent after millions of birds have been slaughtered and burned. As a consequence, the processors of feathers around the country have seen their profits reduced, and in turn some have raised their birdie prices by 10 or 20 percent and may have to increase their feather imports if the health crisis continues, China Daily said Sunday
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker workshop in central China killed three people and left three others injured Sunday, officials said. The blast occurred around 9.50 a.m. in Yangzhai village in Henan province, Xinhua reported.
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) 4G services, which provide mobile users with internet access up to 50 times faster than the current 3G network, will be launched in Shanghai next month when the China Mobile company begins large-scale trials. The fourth generation of mobile phone mobile communication technology standards orm 4G provides users with high-speed internet access on devices such as phones, data cards and MiFi routes, a device transferring signals to Wi-Fi for devices including iPhones, iPads and laptops, the Shanghai Daily reported. From June 1, China Mobile's Shanghai branch will invite 5,000 users to test the latest 4G products, including mobile phones and data cards, based on TD-LTE (time division-long term evolution) technology.
Shanghai, May 19 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympic champion Kirani James powered to victory against his main rivals from London 2012 Olympics in the 400 metres at Shanghai's Diamond League meet. The Grenadian quarter miler raced ahead on the final bend to edge 2008 Olympic champion, the USA's Lashawn Merritt, into second place Saturday, reports Xinhua.
Shanghai, May 19 (IANS/CMC) World and Olympic 400 metre champion Kirani James has warned that Grenada is capable of producing a relay team as a force to be reckoned with in world athletics. The Grenadian quarter-miler has identified three of the country's overseas-based athletes who he believes can form a quartet with himself to compete against the best in the world, reports CMC.
Shanghai, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva won her first competition of the season by jumping 4.70 metres at the Diamond League meeting here. The 30-year-old skipped the winter season after a tough Olympic year in which she won bronze, and is using the event in China to prepare for the Moscow World Athletics Championships in August. The Russian posted the winning height - well below her world record of 5.06 metres - at the second attempt after skipping the opening eight heights Saturday.
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A Chinese man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping and killing a woman 15 years ago. The now 44-year-old convict, Liu Jiasuo, raped the woman in a forest near a railway station in Anhui province, the Shanghai Daily reported.
Only weeks after Chinese President Xi Jinping had a much-publicized meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Durban on the sidelines of a BRICS summit, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang reached New Delhi Sunday on the first leg of his maiden tour abroad. Such a short time interval in top-level contacts between the two Asian giants gives the impression the Chinese dragon and the Indian elephant are about to tango toward better ties and closer cooperation.