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Beijing Winter Olympics: Two Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19 In Test Events

Nov 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The two who tested positive are among 1,500 competitors and staff who have arrived in China since the test events began in early October.

China's President Xi Jinping To Virtually Address UN Climate Summit

Oct 29, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

China, the biggest source of carbon dioxide and other climate-changing industrial gases, had left the world guessing what role Xi Jinping might play at the meeting that opens Sunday.


Chinese FM Wang Yi To Meet Taliban In Qatar

Wang Yi met with a delegation led by a top Taliban leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in July in the Chinese city of Tianjin, shortly before the group seized power from Afghanistan's elected government.

China: 2 Dead In Nanjing University Laboratory Explosion

Oct 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Officials were investigating the cause of the explosion at the university's School of Materials Science and Technology, state broadcaster CCTV reported.


Covid-19: China Closes Tourist Sites Amid Surging Cases In Gansu Province

The spread of the delta variant by travellers and tour groups is of particular concern for China ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.

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24 October, 2021

China Passes Law To Ease Homework Pressure On Children

Deutsche Welle

The legislation also seeks to tackle internet addiction and limit the pressure of out-of-school tutoring for children in the country’s ultracompetitive education system.


22 October, 2021

Famed Chinese Pianist Li Yundi Named In Prostitution Case

Associated Press (AP)

Li Yundi 39, began playing piano as a small child and studied in China and Germany before becoming the youngest winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2000 at age 18.


22 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing Begins Offering Booster Shots Ahead Of Games

Associated Press (AP)

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are set to begin on February 4 next year and will go on till February 20. Bejing had earlier hosted 2008 Summer Olympics.


20 October, 2021

Olympic Flame Arrives In Beijing For Winter Games Amid Boycott Calls

Associated Press (AP)

Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, although the event failed to produce the more open political and social environment in China that many had hoped for.


19 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.


18 October, 2021

China Claims To Have Tested 'Hypersonic Vehicles', Not Missiles

Outlook Web Desk

The leading British newspaper had earlier stated that China had conducted ‘hypersonic missile’ test in August this year.


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16 October, 2021

China Kick Starts Its Six Month Space Mission With Shenzhou-13 Spacecraft

Associated Press (AP)

China's military-run space programme plans to send multiple crews to the station over the next two years to make it fully functional.


11 October, 2021

Indian Embassy's Dussehra Celebrations In China Attract Huge Crowds

Outlook Web Desk

Over 1,800 people, including a large number of Beijing-based diplomats, Chinese and members of the Indian diaspora, took part in the cultural fest organised by the Indian Embassy in Beijing.


10 October, 2021

Xinjiang Witnesses Ease In Chinese Restrictions, But Fear Remains

Associated Press (AP)

Four years after Beijing launched a brutal crackdown that swept up to a million or more Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minorities into detention camps and prisons, its control of Xinjiang has entered a new era.


09 October, 2021

China-US Representatives To Convene Meeting To Discuss 'Phase 1' Of Bilateral Trade Deal

Associated Press (AP)

China's top trade negotiator Liu He called US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to discuss the 'Phase 1' trade deal, negotiated under the Trump administration, along with the sides' other major economic concerns.


30 September, 2021

Taliban’s Interim Govt in Afghanistan Receives China's 1st Batch Of Aid Worth USD 31 Million

Outlook Web Desk

China’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and Acting Minister of Refugee Affairs of the Afghan caretaker government Khalil-ur-Rehman Haqqani attended the handover ceremony at the airport.


27 September, 2021

In Meeting Government's Energy Use; Factories, Households Face Darkness In China

Associated Press (AP)

A components supplier for Apple Inc.'s iPhones said it suspended production at a factory west of Shanghai under orders from local authorities.


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22 September, 2021

China Keeps Virus At Bay At High Cost Ahead Of Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign athletes are due to compete in the Winter Olympics that start February 4 in Beijing and the nearby city of Zhangjiakou, but the government has yet to say whether restrictions that prevent most foreigners from entering China will be relaxed to allow spectators in.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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