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US doesn’t expect much from China trade talks this week: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in Washington, he told Reuters on Monday. Trump said in an interview that he had “no time frame” for ending the trade dispute with China, which threatens to impose tariffs on virtually all goods traded between the world’s two largest economies. “I’m like them; I have a long horizon,” he added. The talks this […]

US has started biggest trade war in history: China

China on Friday accused the US of starting “the biggest trade war in economic history” as American tariffs took effect on Chinese goods worth $34 billion. “China is forced to strike back to safeguard core national interests and the interests of its people,” the country`s Commerce Ministry said in a statement after the tariffs kicked in. President Donald Trump`s administration’s 25 per cent tariffs are targeting Chinese products such as […]

Your next holiday should be to this ghost town in China

Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand silent but for the surf, the whine of mosquitos, and birdsong. This is Houtouwan — Back Bay in Mandarin — an abandoned fishing village engulfed by nature on the far eastern island of Shengshan, 90km off the coast of Shanghai. Small groups of […]

China Opens World's Biggest Movie Hub To Try Woo Hollywood

Four gigantic, Chinese characters are aligned on a hill overlooking a seaside film studio complex, in a nod to the fabled Hollywood sign, the American cultural icon in Los Angeles. Except this is northern China’s port city of Qingdao, where Dalian Wanda Group, a real-estate, retail and entertainment conglomerate, is opening its doors to an audacious $7.9 billion (50 billion yuan) world-class film production hub, called the Oriental Movie Metropolis, […]

Rift with US could push Pakistan deeper into China's grip: Report

The ongoing deterioration of relations between Islamabad and Washington could end up increasing Pakistan’s vulnerability to China’s financial muscle, an analysis in a widely regarded foreign policy magazine has said. The analysis says the US move to put Pakistan on a terrorism financing watchlist could mean Islamabad’s ‘risky reliance’ on China would only increase. The analysis, titled ‘Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow’, appeared in The Diplomat, the […]

 
 
 

Dare To Walk On 'World's Longest Glass Bridge'? Shijiazhuang, China's Hebei

The bridge stretches across 488 meters between two cliffs in the Hongyagu Scenic Area. The bridge hangs 218 meters above the ground – that’s approximately how tall a 66 story building is. Can you imagine walking across this bridge? How about looking down from this bridge. Scary right? According to the video, the bridge has been designed to support up to 2,000 people. However, only 500 people will be on […]

Doklam standoff put severe pressure on ties: Wang Yi to Sushma Swaraj

Doklam standoff put severe pressure on ties: Wang Yi to Sushma Swaraj The Doklam standoff had put “severe pressure” on India-China ties though the issue was resolved through diplomatic means, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during their meeting in New Delhi. The bilateral ties went through a serious test after Indian border troops “illegally trespassed” into the Chinese territory in June, Wang told Swaraj. […]

China Says No Change On Masood Azhar Issue

China Says No Change On Masood Azhar Issue China on Thursday blocked a US-backed resolution to sanction Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council, citing “absence of consensus” among member countries to declare him an international terrorist. The foreign ministry had signalled its intention to block the resolution earlier in the day, saying: “It is a fact that the (UN) committee is yet to reach agreement (on […]

This Chinese village built a giant QR code with trees in a bid to attract more tourists

China has a weird obsession with QR codes and it seems they can’t have enough of it. In China, more than half of the population uses QR codes to make monetary transactions. From malls to street vendors, usage of QR codes is quite widespread. Taking their love for the special barcode to a whole new level, a tech-savvy village in northern China decided to build a giant QR code in […]

China opposes Japanese investment in India’s North East, says no ‘third party’ involvement in ‘disputed’ areas

Reacting sharply to Japan’s plans to step up investment in India’s North-eastern states, China on Friday said that it was opposed to any foreign investment in the “disputed areas” in that region.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had discussed the possibility of boosting investment from Japan in India’s North East when they met for annual summit-level talks in Gujarat a couple of days ago. Reacting […]