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BEIJING — The temperature in Beijing soared above 40°C on Thursday (June 22) for the first time since 2014 and broke the record for the hottest day in June, with heatwaves that had seared northern China a week earlier expected to persist through the weekend.   A weather station in the...
Taipei : Taiwan has detected 16 Chinese military aircraft and eight naval vessels around the nation during the last 24 hours till 6 am (local time) on Saturday, Taiwan News reported. Among the 16 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft, 12 crossed the Taiwan Strait media line and entered the southwest...
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) slashed its economic growth forecasts for China on Sunday, stating that current levels of stimulus from the government will provide less support for the economy than previously thought.   The investment bank cut its forecast for 2023 gross domestic product (GDP) to 5.4% from 6%, joining a growing...
WASHINGTON: A Pentagon report on China's military power says Beijing is exceeding previous projections of how quickly it is building up its nuclear weapons arsenal and is “almost certainly” learning lessons from Russia's war in Ukraine about what a conflict over Taiwan might look like. The report released Thursday also warns that...
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo talked up American firms' desire to do business in China and her hopes for further engagement with Chinese officials on market access on Wednesday, after earlier comments over China being "uninvestible". At a press conference in Shanghai, Raimondo said she had not expected any breakthroughs...
There’s a lot more going on in Taiwan than the media’s obsessive focus on its tensions with China, with more than seven lakh foreign workers Taiwan is now preparing to welcome skilled Indian workers for its semiconductor and medical sectors initially and perhaps more going forward. Taiwan is experiencing critical...
Washington: Uyghurs, the aboriginal Muslim people of  China-occupied East Turkistan, have made an impassioned appeal to the “conscience of the international community”, asking whether the world would act in time to end their genocide at the hands of the Chinese or just keep watching. Stressing the great urgency, East Turkistan Government-in-Exile...
Shanghai: Shanghai authorities say they will take major steps Wednesday toward reopening China's largest city after a two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has set back the national economy and largely confined millions of people to their homes. Already, a steady stream of people strolled in the Bund, the city's historic waterfront...
The rare-earth elements are a set of 17 silvery-white, soft, heavy metals found in the middle of the periodic table that are valued for their useful electrical, magnetic and luminescent properties that find application in assorted high technology devices. For example, cerium, lanthanum, neodymium and praseodymium are found in...
India would overtake China as the biggest driver of global oil demand in 2027 as transportation and industry consumption in the world’s fastest-growing major economy would drive growth despite a big push for clean energy and electrification, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday. The Paris-based agency in a...