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Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington on Thursday.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Chinese consulate in Houston was a ‘den of spies’, says Mike Pompeo

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:50 AM IST
The US had recently ordered China to close its Consulate General in Houston. In retaliation, China ordered US to close its diplomatic facility in Chengdu.
China had given the Americans the same time frame of 72 hours to shut down Chengdu mission, the same deadline US had given it on Houston.(Reuters)
China had given the Americans the same time frame of 72 hours to shut down Chengdu mission, the same deadline US had given it on Houston.(Reuters)

It’s official: US closes its consulate in Chengdu

By Sutirtho Patranobis and Agencies
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:53 AM IST
The US flag at the consulate was lowered at dawn. A large number of police personnel were deployed around the mission with the roads leading to it cordoned off. The Chinese foreign ministry said the Chengdu consulate closed at 10am local time.
China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing.(Reuters file photo)
China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing.(Reuters file photo)

China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu

Beijing, China | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:10 AM IST
The tit-for-tat move is a “legitimate and necessary response to the unreasonable measures by the United States”, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
The Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court released its judgment on Monday, saying the pastor was convicted of illegal business operations as well as subversive activities.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court released its judgment on Monday, saying the pastor was convicted of illegal business operations as well as subversive activities.(GETTY IMAGES.)

China jails Christian pastor for 9 years on subversion charges

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Wang Yi, a founding pastor of China’s Early Rain Covenant Church in the city of Chengdu in southwestern Sichuan province was among several church members picked up in overnight raids last year.
(Representational Image) The members of the Trans Chorus aren’t professional singers and come from across China -- but they share similar stories of their struggle with identities in a country where being transgender is still classed as a “mental illness”.(Unsplash)
(Representational Image) The members of the Trans Chorus aren’t professional singers and come from across China -- but they share similar stories of their struggle with identities in a country where being transgender is still classed as a “mental illness”.(Unsplash)

Transgender choir sings for acceptance in China

Chengdu, China | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 05:14 PM IST
The members of the Trans Chorus aren’t professional singers and come from across China -- but they share similar stories of their struggle with identities in a country where being transgender is still classed as a “mental illness”.
The cafe’s star attractions waddle around from table to table.(Facebook/@PeoplesDaily)
The cafe’s star attractions waddle around from table to table.(Facebook/@PeoplesDaily)

Ducks woo customers at this Chinese cafe. Images and videos flood Internet

Chengdu | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:37 PM IST
“Hey! We go”, a business in the centre of the southwestern city of Chengdu, is proving perfect fodder for the social media-savvy generation.
Indians may be the world’s largest group of Sichuan lovers outside of Sichuan(iStock)
Indians may be the world’s largest group of Sichuan lovers outside of Sichuan(iStock)

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi: Tasting the real Sichuan

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 10:59 PM IST
All Indian Chinese restaurants claim to serve Sichuan food. But do they really? I went to Sichuan to find out
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 21, 2018.(AFP file)
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 21, 2018.(AFP file)

Nepal, China begin joint military exercises

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By Anil Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 11:19 PM IST
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