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Taiwanese author Wu Ming-yi’s novel, written in Chinese and translated into English, is about a novelist searching for his missing father’s bicycle.(Chen Meng-Ping/Penguin Random House website)

Man Booker International Prize reverts author’s nationality to Taiwan after outcry

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 06:14 PM IST
Wu Ming-yi – whose novel The Stolen Bicycle was among the 13 books longlisted for the prestigious prize – had protested after his nationality on the Man Booker website was revised from “Taiwan” to “Taiwan, China”.
Soybeans pour into a converted consumer goods container at Elburn Coop's Maple Park, Illinois facility for export to China.(Reuters File Photo)
Soybeans pour into a converted consumer goods container at Elburn Coop's Maple Park, Illinois facility for export to China.(Reuters File Photo)

Are soyabeans China’s fatal blow to US in this trade war?

Bloomberg | By Alfred Cang, Phoebe Sedgman, and Niu Shuping
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 06:46 PM IST
China is the world’s largest importer, and the United States the biggest buyer of soyabean.
US President Donald Trump holds his signed memorandum on intellectual property tariffs on high-tech goods from China, at the White House in Washington on March 22, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump holds his signed memorandum on intellectual property tariffs on high-tech goods from China, at the White House in Washington on March 22, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Trump denies trade war with China in tweet, says ‘that war was lost many years ago’

Reuters, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 05:24 PM IST
“Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue,” Donald Trump tweeted.
Oil pumping facilities are seen at Venezuela's western Maracaibo lake in Venezuela, November 5, 2007. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia/Files(Reuters File Photo)
Oil pumping facilities are seen at Venezuela's western Maracaibo lake in Venezuela, November 5, 2007. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia/Files(Reuters File Photo)

Oil falls to 2-week low as China retaliates in US trade war

Heesu Lee and Grant Smith, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 03:16 PM IST
China’s announcement to impose reciprocal tariffs on the US wiped out earlier support for prices from reduced output among OPEC members, which dropped to the lowest in a year in March.
Li Wenzu, wife of lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who was detained in what is known as the "709" crackdown, joins others protesting in front of the Supreme People's Procuratorate in Beijing, China July 7, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
Li Wenzu, wife of lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who was detained in what is known as the "709" crackdown, joins others protesting in front of the Supreme People's Procuratorate in Beijing, China July 7, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)

Wife of detained Chinese lawyer begins 100-km march to press for answers

Reuters, Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2018 12:38 PM IST
Lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases of complaints of police torture and defended practitioners of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, went missing in August 2015 during a sweeping crackdown on rights activists.
Trump said on March 22 the tariffs were aimed at penalizing Beijing for what the US alleges to be theft of American companies’ intellectual property. China imposed tariffs of its own in response to Trump’s actions on metal imports.(AFP Photo)
Trump said on March 22 the tariffs were aimed at penalizing Beijing for what the US alleges to be theft of American companies’ intellectual property. China imposed tariffs of its own in response to Trump’s actions on metal imports.(AFP Photo)

US list of $50 billion tariffs aims at technology, China vows to retaliate in equal measure

Bloomberg | By Andrew Mayeda, Miao Han and Kevin Hamlin
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The list of tariffs to be imposed on Chinese-made products released by the USTR focusses on high-tech items, from semiconductors to lithium batteries.
Over 50 cases were placed on file for investigation by police, and some $1.30 lakh in fines were issued for violations.(HT photo for representation)
Over 50 cases were placed on file for investigation by police, and some $1.30 lakh in fines were issued for violations.(HT photo for representation)

China: Beijing cracks down on disturbing cartoons

Press Trust of India, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 06:47 PM IST
Civic authorities remove more than 2.1 million online animated videos and games featuring popular children’s characters allegedly in sexual or violent scenarios.
Imported nuts from the United States are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, Monday, April 2, 2018. China raised import duties on US pork, fruit and other products Monday in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce.(AP Photo)
Imported nuts from the United States are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing, Monday, April 2, 2018. China raised import duties on US pork, fruit and other products Monday in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce.(AP Photo)

Trade war looms as China slaps tariffs on 128 US products including pork, wine

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 08:43 PM IST
The tariffs, to take effect on Monday, was released late on Sunday and matches a list of potential tariffs on up to $3 billion in US goods published by China on March 23 .
Swaraj Kumar Banerjee, 70, oversaw day-to-day operations at the estate from the back of his two horses.(Rajah Banerjee/HT Photo)
Swaraj Kumar Banerjee, 70, oversaw day-to-day operations at the estate from the back of his two horses.(Rajah Banerjee/HT Photo)

Veteran Bengal planter gifts his stake in iconic Makaibari tea estate to workers

Hindustan Times, Kurseong | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 10:35 AM IST
Swaraj Kumar Banerjee made the announcement at a function in the presence of workers’ representatives in the garden two weeks after he decided to quit the 150-year old tea estate.
A Pakistan national flag flies alongside a Chinese national flag in front of the portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square on May 18, 2011.(Reuters file Photo)
A Pakistan national flag flies alongside a Chinese national flag in front of the portrait of Chairman Mao Zedong on Beijing's Tiananmen Square on May 18, 2011.(Reuters file Photo)

Close ties between China and Pakistan armies will help maintain regional peace, global stability: PLA

Press Trust of India, Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 08:19 PM IST
Pakistan is seeking to make China its main supplier of military hardware, partly due to the looser financial terms offered by Beijing, replacing traditional suppliers from the west.
A container ship is docked at the Yangshan port in Shanghai on March 29.(AP Photo)
A container ship is docked at the Yangshan port in Shanghai on March 29.(AP Photo)

China warns US not to open Pandora’s Box, spread ‘virus of trade protectionism’

Reuters, Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 06:16 PM IST
China's commerce ministry called on Washington to discard planned tariffs it warned might set off a chain reaction that could disrupt global trade and said Beijing will "fight to the end."
The remarks from Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang comes almost a year after Indian and Chinese armies came to blows over the disputed area of Doklam.(AFP)
The remarks from Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang comes almost a year after Indian and Chinese armies came to blows over the disputed area of Doklam.(AFP)

China says ties with India developing with ‘sound momentum’

Indo Asian News Service, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 05:56 PM IST
China said both sides have seen new achievements in political cooperation and various other fields, and that it wants to work with New Delhi to sort out their disputes to keep bilateral ties on the right track.
The Brahmaputra originates from China’s Tibet and flows into Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. For India, hydrological data is helpful in preparing for the floods its northeast states.(HT File Photo)
The Brahmaputra originates from China’s Tibet and flows into Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. For India, hydrological data is helpful in preparing for the floods its northeast states.(HT File Photo)

China agrees to share Brahmaputra river data with India

Indo Asian News Service, Beijing | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:48 PM IST
The announcement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry came a day after India and China held talks over the trans-border rivers in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju being greeted by Chinese officials in Beijing, March 26.(AFP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju being greeted by Chinese officials in Beijing, March 26.(AFP)

Xi’s backing will add to Kim’s confidence

UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 06:57 PM IST
Beijing has increased pressure on Pyongyang to end its weapons tests while linking the suspension of weapons tests to the suspension of military drills by the US and North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wife Ri Sol Ju, and Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan pose for a photo in Beijing, China, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 28, 2018.(KCNA/via Reuters)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wife Ri Sol Ju, and Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan pose for a photo in Beijing, China, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 28, 2018.(KCNA/via Reuters)

Trump says Xi-Kim meeting went ‘very well,’ North Korean leader eager to meet him

Agencies, Washington | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 05:11 PM IST
US President Donald Trump said the historic meeting between the leaders of China and North Korea had gone ‘very well’.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China, in this photo provided March 28, 2018 by China's Xinhua News Agency.(AP)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China, in this photo provided March 28, 2018 by China's Xinhua News Agency.(AP)

Kim Jong Un: North Korea’s princeling makes a diplomatic turn, but in reclusive style

Agence France-Presse, Seoul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 09:06 AM IST
The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea's reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011.
Chinese president Xi Jinping walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in this still image taken from video released on March 28, 2018.(Reuters)
Chinese president Xi Jinping walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in this still image taken from video released on March 28, 2018.(Reuters)

Kim Jong Un’s secret trip to Beijing: China says North Korea pledges denuclearisation

Agencies, Beijing/Seoul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:36 AM IST
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un made a surprise trip to Beijing where he and Chinese president Xi Jinping sought to portray strong ties between the neighbours.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean People's Army at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on February 7, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean People's Army at Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on February 7, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

Kim Jong Un in China? VIP security in Beijing raises speculation

Associated Press, Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 12:20 PM IST
South Korean analysts were doubtful the visitor is Kim Jong Un; they said it’s more likely Kim sent a special envoy, possibly his sister Kim Yo Jong, to appease a traditional ally ahead of his planned meetings with the presidents of South Korea and the United States.
A Chinese soldier gestures to an Indian soldier at a border crossing between India and China. India’s envoy Gautam Bambawale in an interview to Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post had blamed China for the stand-off in Doklam saying it happened because Beijing tried to alter the “status quo” which it should not have.(AFP File Photo)
A Chinese soldier gestures to an Indian soldier at a border crossing between India and China. India’s envoy Gautam Bambawale in an interview to Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post had blamed China for the stand-off in Doklam saying it happened because Beijing tried to alter the “status quo” which it should not have.(AFP File Photo)

Doklam belongs to China, there’s nothing like changing status quo: Beijing on envoy Bambawale’s comment

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 06:34 PM IST
Reacting to India’s Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale’s remarks, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said ‘Doklam belongs to China because we have historical conventions’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit China and, as reported by HT on March 17, may have an informal summit with President Xi Jinping.(Reuters File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to visit China and, as reported by HT on March 17, may have an informal summit with President Xi Jinping.(Reuters File Photo)

India working to ‘recalibrate’ ties with China, but will not sign on to Belt and Road Initiative

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2018 08:56 PM IST
New Delhi believes that while the India-China relationship will continue to include elements of both cooperation and competition, it is time to work on “commonalities” in the relationship and build on it, rather than focus on the differences.
The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, pulls into port in Danang on March 5, 2018.(AFP)
The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the US Navy's nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, pulls into port in Danang on March 5, 2018.(AFP)

US warship sails near disputed South China Sea island: Officials

Reuters, Washington/Beijing | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 10:55 PM IST
The operation, which infuriated Beijing, was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as China’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters.
Red flags flutter outside the Great Hall of the People before the second plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing on March 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
Red flags flutter outside the Great Hall of the People before the second plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing on March 8, 2018.(REUTERS)

Vietnam halts oil drilling project in South China Sea under pressure from Beijing

Reuters, Hanoi/Singapore | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 06:26 PM IST
A source with direct knowledge of the situation said government ministries in Vietnam had paused the project while the decision-making politburo is debating whether to suspend or indefinitely terminate the contract.
One pair of lungs belong to a 55-year-old person from Himachal Pradesh and the other was that of a 52-year-old person in Delhi(Kejriwal’s Twitter Handle)
One pair of lungs belong to a 55-year-old person from Himachal Pradesh and the other was that of a 52-year-old person in Delhi(Kejriwal’s Twitter Handle)

Kejriwal tweets picture of ‘black lung’ to prove #DelhiChokes

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 03:16 PM IST
In the picture, the lung of the person from Delhi appears darker while the other appears healthy.
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Aerosmith to jam at gig without Tyler?

PTI | By HT Correspondent, London
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Legendary rock band Aerosmith will reportedly perform their first show without frontman Steven Tyler at the 'Show of Peace' concert in Beijing, China in April.
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