Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: China

World’s largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

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BEIJING: China’s homegrown AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft in production, took to the skies on Sunday for its maiden flight. The plane, codenamed Kunlong, according to the state news agency, took off from the southern city of Zhuhai and landed after a flight of roughly an hour. With a ...

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Trump to unveil America First national security strategy

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President Donald Trump is outlining a new national security strategy that refocuses the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his “America First” mantra on a global scale. It envisions nations in constant competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and affirms that the United States ...

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Chinese Electric-Car Startup NIO Undercuts Tesla With Debut Model

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LONDON: Chinese electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after the company was founded, undercutting the price of a rival model from Tesla Inc. Chinese customers can buy the ES8 sports utility vehicle, with a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles) on a single charge, ...

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Baby formula recalled worldwide over salmonella scare

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HONG KONG: Baby formula is being pulled from shelves around the world after French authorities ordered a leading dairy company to stop selling hundreds of products because of concerns about food safety. French firm Lactalis is recalling formula destined for markets including China, Greece, Pakistan and Peru after 26 infants ...

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Drone crash: China wants India to correct bad manners

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BEIJING: An Indian unmanned aerial vehicle entered Chinese territory and crashed in the border area close to India’s Sikkim State. The Chinese military’s Western Theater Command and the foreign ministry called the incident an “intrusion” and voiced China’s strong opposition. The Indian defense ministry explained the drone “lost contact with ...

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Sri Lankan Hambantota port formally handed over to China

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COLOMBO: The Hambantota port was today formally handed over to a China-led company and Sri Lanka received its initial payment for the lease. Following the signing of an agreement, the port operations was handed over to Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) and Hambantota International Port Services (HIPS). China Merchants Port ...

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Around 50 leaders, excluding Trump set for Paris climate summit

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PARIS: Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said. China and India’s leaders won’t attend the December 12 meeting either, though each will send a minister, in what is billed as ...

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