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China's Covid-19 vaccine Sinopharm less effective in protecting the elderly

This is not the first time questions have been raised about the efficacy of the vaccine, which was given a greenlight by the World Health Organization in May and is being used in more than 50 countries
The vaccine is one of two similar shots developed by Sinopharm(REUTERS)
The vaccine is one of two similar shots developed by Sinopharm(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 23, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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AP | | Posted by Shanza Khan, Budapest, Hungary

H&M reaffirms commitment to China amid controversy over Xinjiang forced labour

  • Chinese social-media users have been calling to boycott Swedish fashion brand H&M and other retailers after the Communist Youth League and the People’s Liberation Army blasted the company last week for a previous statement about concerns about forced labour in Xinjiang
H&M reaffirms commitment to China amid controversy over Xinjiang forced labour. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
H&M reaffirms commitment to China amid controversy over Xinjiang forced labour. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 09:03 PM IST
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Recipe: Here’s how to make scallion pancakes or the Chinese sibling of naan

  • Are you a vegan who is craving some naan? Try these crispy, flaky and aromatic scallion pancakes instead. Recipe inside
Recipe: Here’s how to make scallion pancakes or the Chinese sibling of naan(Instagram/ truffleandtoast)
Recipe: Here’s how to make scallion pancakes or the Chinese sibling of naan(Instagram/ truffleandtoast)
Published on Jan 24, 2021 03:15 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

Documentary ‘76 Days’ captures the local horror of Covid-19 in China’s Wuhan before it became a global nightmare

Shot in 4 Wuhan hospitals and directed by the New York-based filmmaker Hao Wu, the documentary ‘76 Days’ portrays China’s Covid-19 epicenter during the early days of lockdown when hospitals were overrun
In ‘76 Days,’ a documentary portrait of lockdown in Wuhan(Twitter/IAmMisiZ/DX_IFF)
In ‘76 Days,’ a documentary portrait of lockdown in Wuhan(Twitter/IAmMisiZ/DX_IFF)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs

US-based journalist Gulchehra Hoja accuses China of enforced disappearances and crackdown on religious freedom of Uyghurs, says will ‘never again contribute to the structure of lies that keep the Chinese tyranny in power’
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)
China accused of eliminating the culture, language and identity of the Uyghurs(Twitter/ABroNextDoor)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 08:12 PM IST
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Oslo [Norway] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Guest column: When the Billi Patrol took on the Chinese at the border

A lesson in hitting back at your adversaries on the India-China border, but with a smile on your face
Some men from the patrol at Billi Post, with the author wearing a turban and snow goggles (sitting). A Chinese bunker can be seen in the background.(Courtesy: Author’s own)
Some men from the patrol at Billi Post, with the author wearing a turban and snow goggles (sitting). A Chinese bunker can be seen in the background.(Courtesy: Author’s own)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 11:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByCol PS Sangha (Retd)

Chinese relatives marry, divorce 23 times in home scheme

The ploy started when a man named Pan re-married his ex-wife Shi, according to the state-run Global Times on Tuesday.
Cousins, brothers and sisters got into the act for a total of 23 weddings and divorces, according to the Global Times.(Reuters image)
Cousins, brothers and sisters got into the act for a total of 23 weddings and divorces, according to the Global Times.(Reuters image)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 06:21 PM IST
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Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

Britain’s Thomas Cook scrambles for $250 million to avert collapse

Last month Thomas Cook, the pioneer of the package tour, agreed key terms of a 900 million pound recapitalisation plan with Chinese shareholder Fosun and its banks.
Thomas Cook, which employs 21,000 people across 16 countries, warned on Friday that this could mean shareholders losing all of their investment.(Reuters image)
Thomas Cook, which employs 21,000 people across 16 countries, warned on Friday that this could mean shareholders losing all of their investment.(Reuters image)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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London | ByReuters

Do not miss Ash is Purest White. It’s a Chinese masterpiece, says Rashid Irani

A cracker of a tale tracks the people caught in the middle, when centuries of tradition collide with new definitions of progress.
The film focuses on a small-time mobster (Liao Fan) and his formidable moll, played by a mesmeric Zhao Tao, who is also the director’s wife and muse.
The film focuses on a small-time mobster (Liao Fan) and his formidable moll, played by a mesmeric Zhao Tao, who is also the director’s wife and muse.
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 04:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRashid Irani

More Indians got UK visas in 2018, after Chinese, shows new report

As the number of EU citizens moving to the UK dwindles due to uncertainty over Brexit, new figures released on Thursday show more Indian citizens were granted visas across various streams during the year ending December 2018.
As the number of EU citizens moving to the UK dwindles due to uncertainty over Brexit, new figures released on Thursday show more Indian citizens were granted visas across various streams during the year ending December 2018.(AFP)
As the number of EU citizens moving to the UK dwindles due to uncertainty over Brexit, new figures released on Thursday show more Indian citizens were granted visas across various streams during the year ending December 2018.(AFP)
Published on Feb 28, 2019 05:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Manager summoned by CBI for fake spares in India-made Bofors found dead

Police in Jabalpur said a bloodstained blade was found near the body of SC Khatua, 45. Family members suspect that Khatua was murdered.
Dhanush is a long-range artillery weapon — the Indian version of the Bofors Howitzer gun.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Dhanush is a long-range artillery weapon — the Indian version of the Bofors Howitzer gun.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Feb 05, 2019 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByMonika Pandey

Chinese man caught working in Dehradun factory on tourist visa

Liao Yuan was recruited as an engineer in a factory in Dehradun, but he did not have a valid work visa and had only a tourist visa.
Liao Yuan was detained and booked under relevant sections of Foreigners Act and his passport seized.(Picture for representation)
Liao Yuan was detained and booked under relevant sections of Foreigners Act and his passport seized.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 28, 2018 07:42 PM IST
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Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent

Sushma Swaraj asks Indians, Chinese to learn each other’s languages to boost ties

The external affairs minister has invited 25 Hindi students from China to visit India in the coming months.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with China's foreign minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on Sunday.(AFP Photo)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with China's foreign minister Wang Yi at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on Sunday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 08:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis
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