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China begins push to crack down on anti-competitive companies

BEIJING, China: China's competition watchdog, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), plans to add more staff and resources as ...

Piaget, with strong online sales, to open more retail stores in 2021

GENEVA, Switzerland: Piaget, the luxury watch brand from Switzerland, will be opening more stores in 2021, especially in the Middle ...

China's Sinovac vaccine found to be 50% effective

BEIJING, China: China's top disease control official says the country's coronavirus vaccine has a low rate of effectiveness and the ...

2 firefighters die in battling Beijing's power station fire

Beijing [China], April 17 (ANI/Xinhua): Two firefighters died when they were putting out a fire in an energy storage power ...

Shock, Outlaws win Overwatch League openers

The 2021 season of the Overwatch League kicked off with a bang on Friday as the defending champion San Francisco ...

Had serious talks about China's influence in world: Suga

Washington DC [US], April 17 (ANI): Japan and the United States had serious talks about China's influence in the Indo-Pacific ...

US condemns sentencing of HK pro-democracy activists

Washington DC [US], April 17 (ANI): The United States condemned the sentencing of seven pro-democracy activists who took part in ...

Biden, Japan's Suga Commit to Work Together to Meet China Challenge

U.S. President Joe Biden says he and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga are committed to working together to counter challenges ...

Japan's PM to Visit India, Philippines to Strengthen Regional Ties

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected visit India and the Philippines in late April, in a move to strengthen regional ...

US, Japan to work together against China

Washington DC [US], April 17 (ANI): Affirming his "ironclad" support for the US-Japanese alliance, President Joe Biden on Friday said ...

Revised Diamond League season to start in Gateshead

The Diamond League season of elite athletics meetings will now begin in Gateshead on 23 May after the city in ...

Biden, Japan's Suga to Discuss China at White House Summit

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to discuss ways to counter competitive pressure from China during a White House summit Friday ...

2 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan air defence zone

Taipei [Taiwan], April 16 (ANI): Two Chinese military planes entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday afternoon, marking ...

Central Asian journalists examine the "silent killer" of smog

There is a high bar for the world's dirtiest air and Central Asia's capitals are edging toward worst place.A new ...

Maldives says India 'first responder' and 'best friend'

New Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): Maldives has termed India as the first responder and "our best friend". In an ...

(InTibet) Image Documentary of Former Serfs in Tibet

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- On March 28, 1959, the Communist Party of China (CPC) led ...

Update: Xi attends video summit with French, German leaders

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a video summit with French President ...

Dinosaurs: how our understanding of what they looked like keeps changing

This is a transcript of episode 11 of The Conversation Weekly podcast Dinosaurs: from giant reptiles to warm-blooded, feathered creatures, ...

China to raise basic pension payments by 4.5 pct

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China will raise the basic pension payments for retirees in 2021, ...

Hong Kong shares close with big gains

Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai ended the week on a strong note Friday, after data showed China's vast economy ...

Asian markets rise after record China growth, Wall St surge

Asian markets rose Friday as record Chinese economic growth reaffirmed the country's strong recovery.Officials in Beijing said the world's second-biggest ...

USD 350,000 worth of fake N95 masks seized in US

Houston [US], April 16 (ANI): US' Customs and Borders Protection (CBP) has intercepted a counterfeit shipment of N95 masks from ...

Equity indices end flat, Wipro gains 9 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 16 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices ended flat after a volatile session on Friday with investors staying ...

EU mulls ending extradition treaties with China

Brussels [Belgium], April 16 (ANI): The European Union is preparing new measures to punish Beijing for overhauling Hong Kong's electoral ...

China controls IOC with fear: Report

Washington [US], April 16 (ANI): China controls the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic sponsors in the same way it ...

'Dialogue between quad provides stability to Indo-Pacific'

By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi [India], April 16 (ANI): Maldives has welcomed the Quad dialogue and said that it will bring ...

Jimmy Lai Among 5 Hong Kong Democracy Activists Jailed

HONG KONG - Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 12 months on Friday along with four other ...

Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai sentenced to 1 year in jail

Hong Kong, April 16 (ANI): Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was sentenced by a Hong Kong court to one ...

China's central SOEs report robust profit growth in Q1

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's centrally-administered state-owned enterprises (SOEs) saw robust growth in their profits ...

Jimmy Lai sentenced to 1 year in jail for illegal assembly in Hong Kong

© Provided by Xinhua HONG KONG, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Anti-China disruptor Jimmy Lai was sentenced by a Hong Kong ...

Economic Watch: China's consumption regains strength in Q1

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's retail sales of consumer goods, a major indicator of a ...

China's economy sees record growth after Covid-19 pandemic slump

The Chinese economy has shaken off the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, expanding at a record pace of 18.3% in ...

Three Gorges reservoir diverts 10 bln cubic meters of water in dry season

© Provided by Xinhua WUHAN, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's Three Gorges reservoir has replenished 10 billion cubic meters of ...

Rattled Chinese tech giants pledge to end unfair competition

More than 20 Chinese tech giants have made a public pact to abide by anti-monopoly guidelines, after regulators told them ...

Ambassador Lays Out Japan's Summit Priorities

The following is the full text of an interview with Koji Tomita, the Japanese ambassador in Washington, conducted this week ...

Equity gauges on upswing, Wipro top gainer

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 16 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices traded in the positive terrain during early hours on Friday led ...

Update:China's fixed-asset investment up 25.6 pct in Q1

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's fixed-asset investment (FAI) went up 25.6 percent year on year ...

China's economy expands 18.3 pct in Q1 from virus-induced low base

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China's economy grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first ...

China's home prices slightly increase in March

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, April 16 (Xinhua) -- China continued to see a generally stable housing market in March, ...

Suga arrives in US for summit with Biden

Washington DC [US], April 16 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday night (local time) arrived in the United ...

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Dow Jones and Standard and Poor's 500 cruise to new record highs

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks powered ahead on Friday breaking new records, as sharemarkets generally around the globe ...

Intel to manufacture chips for cars in U.S., Ireland, Israel

SANTA CLARA, California: U.S. semiconductor company Intel Corp is in discussions to begin production of chips for automakers, in a ...

Moderna study for U.S. shows vaccine 95% effective after 6 months

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: A new study indicates that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine protects recipients for over six months with a 95 ...

Stocks in Asia jump after China records 18.3% growth in first quarter

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - An astonishing 18.30 percent GDP growth in the fourth quarter in China drove Asian stock markets ...

$11 million fund to provide free rides to receive Covid vaccines

WASHINGTON D.C.: Uber, PayPal and Walgreens pharmacies have set up an $11-million Vaccine Access Fund to provide free rides to ...

Wall Street breaks out champagne as stocks soar into stratosphere

NEW YORK, New York - Strong economic data propelled already-high U.S. stocks to even greater dizzying levels on Thursday.The Dow ...

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