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ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: Official

Aug 04, 2015

ASEAN wants China to stop work in disputed sea: Official

Southeast Asian nations want China to stop land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, a regional official said Tuesday, but China insisted it has a right to continue the activity #South China Sea #Asean #Spratly Islands #disputed sea #reclamation
Monetisation, fleet expansion targets missed: Air India wants turnaround plan corrected now

Aug 04, 2015

Monetisation, fleet expansion targets missed: Air India wants turnaround plan corrected now

SBI Caps, which had devised the initial TAP, has again been tasked with the mid-term correction and is expected to revert with a new plan in a month or two. #Business #air india #CompanyWatch #Ministry of Civil Aviation #SBI Caps #Turnaround Plan #Ministry of Urban Development #China Aircraft Aviation Company
Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed| Reuters

Aug 04, 2015

Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed| Reuters

BEIRUT At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that fell to a coalition of Islamist insurgents in May, according to the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence across Syria. Scores were also injured, according to the monitor and witnesses. #United States #China #Middle East #markets #United Kingdom #Police #Entertainment
New border meeting venue: China extends an olive branch to India in Ladakh, but will it last?

Aug 02, 2015

New border meeting venue: China extends an olive branch to India in Ladakh, but will it last?

A major event of strategic importance took place on 1 August in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) in Chushul sector of eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir when one of the highest airstrips in the world at an altitude of 16,000 feet became the venue for a border personnel meeting between Indian and Chinese military commanders. #India #China #ConnectTheDots #border meeting point
China to expand medical insurance for major illnesses| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

China to expand medical insurance for major illnesses| Reuters

BEIJING China will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for all urban and rural residents by the end of the year, the cabinet said on Sunday, the latest step in a plan to fix a healthcare system that has sparked public discontent. The State Council said 50 percent of the medical costs will be covered by insurance in a bid to "more effectively reduce the burden of medical expenses", in a statement posted on the government's website. #United States #India #China #United Kingdom #opinion
India watching closely as China ups ante in South China Sea

Jul 31, 2015

India watching closely as China ups ante in South China Sea

Various countries around the area believe that they too have a stake in the South China Sea. The South China Sea Islands collectively number in hundreds and the claims by the surrounding nations is evident in the names given to the islands and the sea. #OnOurMind #India #China #Japan #South China Sea #Taiwan
Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Jul 31, 2015

Myanmar orders release of 7,000 prisoners, including 210 foreigners

Myanmar on Thursday ordered the release of thousands of prisoners including 210 foreigners, officials said, the latest in a series of amnesties under the reformist government that have seen sentences quashed for hundreds of dissidents. #World #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Human Rights #prisoners #Government reform
Whoa! Panda accused of faking pregnancy to get five-star treatment

Jul 30, 2015

Whoa! Panda accused of faking pregnancy to get five-star treatment

Pandas are generally associated with being lazy. But a panda at Taipei zoo in Taiwan pulled a clever one on zoo worker's. #BuzzPatrol #China #Taiwan #Panda #Bamboo #Yuan Yuan #Pregnant Panda
Robots are taking over: Production nearly triples as China sets up first unmanned factory

Jul 30, 2015

Robots are taking over: Production nearly triples as China sets up first unmanned factory

A Chinese firm specialising in precision technology has set up the first unmanned factory at Dongguan city where all the processes are operated by robots, regarded as futuristic solution to tide over China's looming demographic crisis and dependence on manual workers. #China #NewsTracker #Robots #Dongguan #Shareworthy
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, says UN

Jul 30, 2015

India will be world's most populous country by 2022, says UN

India in 2022 will be the world's most populous country, finally overtaking China, with about 1.4 billion residents, according to projections of the United Nations. #United States #China #United Nations #NewsTracker #Shareworthy #india population