Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tag Archives: China

China’s moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night

BEIJING: A cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China’s historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said. The Chinese space agency announced earlier this week that the seed had germinated inside a ...

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Huawei founder denies spy risk claims

LONDON: Huawei’s founder has denied Chinese authorities have ever asked his company to help spy on its clients. Ren Zhengfei was speaking to foreign media in a rare interview, following claims Huawei posed a security risk. He also said he was missing his daughter Meng Wanzhou “very much”. Ms Meng ...

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China sentences Canadian to death for drug smuggling

BEIJING: A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, a verdict likely to reignite a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too lenient. ...

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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

LONDON: Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the company, Huawei said Saturday it had fired an employee in Poland ...

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Trilateral dialogue to help improve Pak-Afghan relations: Karzai

BEIJING: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai said he believed the trilateral dialogue mechanism between China, Afghanistan and Pakistan will play an important role in easing the situation in Afghanistan, improving relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan and promoting regional peace by controlling terrorism and extremism. Afghanistan sees China as having an ...

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports. The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under ...

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince heads back; $3bn support to Pakistan confirmed

ISLAMABAD/DUBAI: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Sunday afternoon left Islamabad for his home country after a day-long official visit. The visit has confirmed the speculations about a financial package by the oil-rich middle-east emirate to Pakistan, which was doing rounds since last week. ...

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China names new moon rover “Yutu-2”

BEIJING: China has chosen the name “Yutu-2”, or Jade Rabbit-2, for its new moon rover, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced late Thursday. The CNSA made the announcement after China’s Chang’e-4 probe, comprised of a lander and a rover, landed on the far side of the moon earlier in ...

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Indian Dad and son battle for billion-dollar empire

NEW DELHI: Vijaypat Singhania thought he was keeping his billion-dollar Indian textile empire in the family when he gifted control of the Raymond Group to his son Gautam three years ago. But their relationship has disintegrated spectacularly since, with the father accusing the son of cheating him out of a exclusive ...

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