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Foreign firms need political wisdom in Chinese market

Global Times October 22, 2019 17:28:16

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" has never been an outdated philosophy. It is particularly true when companies operate on foreign soil in this globally connected world. A New York Times editorial...

US forces withdrawing from Syria have no approval to stay: Iraq

-- October 22, 2019 15:03:25

US forces that crossed into Iraq as part of a pull-out from Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday. The Iraqi statement contradicts...

India, Pakistan set to sign pilgrim corridor pact amid Kashmir tension

Reuters October 22, 2019 14:29:18

India and Pakistan are set to sign an agreement on Indian pilgrims visiting a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed neighbours at a time of tension that has brought exc...

6.0-magnitude quake jolts off Samoa

-- October 22, 2019 12:32:14

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted off Samoa on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, which occurred at 0418 GMT, was centred 136 km southwest of Gataivai with a depth of 89.1 km,...

Netanyahu gives up effort to form new government

-- October 22, 2019 12:12:44

Benjamin Netanyahu gave up his effort to form a new government on Monday after failing to secure a majority coalition, creating an opportunity for centrist rival Benny Gantz to replace Israel’s...

India, China can together unlock potential

Global Times October 21, 2019 18:34:35

It is widely acknowledged that China and India are playing pivotal roles in regional and global affairs in the 21st century. Indeed, both countries have taken comparable stances or approaches to many...

HK-style violence to impact Western system

Global Times October 21, 2019 17:38:10

Radical demonstrators in Hong Kong held unapproved protests on Sunday in which mobs continued their damage to public facilities. But this weekend, at least three important cities in the world witnesse...

China to rectify bullying and violence in schools

Xinhua October 21, 2019 17:32:28

China will launch a campaign to combat bullying and violence in middle and primary schools across the country, according to a circular recently issued by the State Council. Local education and public...

Australian newspapers go black to protest media curbs

Reuters October 21, 2019 15:10:46

Australia’s biggest newspapers ran front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily redacted, in a protest against legislation that restricts press freedoms, a rare show of unity by the usually p...

Quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes off Vanuatu

-- October 21, 2019 11:30:03

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the qu...

India, Pakistan blame each other for Kashmir shelling

-- October 21, 2019 11:03:37

India and Pakistan have blamed each other for shelling across the line of control, the de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir. Both sides say they retaliated only after the other...

Modi cancels Turkey visit over Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir

Khaleej Times October 20, 2019 17:45:25

The Indian government has decided to call off a proposed visit by the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Turkey's capital Ankara. The decision was taken as part of a number of measures showing...

Longest non-stop passenger flight tested

-- October 20, 2019 16:32:48

Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and passengers, reports BBC. The Bo...

HK protesters set up roadblocks, clash with police

-- October 20, 2019 16:23:24

Hong Kong protesters flooded the city’s streets on Sunday in defiance of a ban by the authorities on their march, setting up roadblocks and tossing firebombs amid the firing of tear gas by polic...

Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilian among dead in fresh Kashmir clash

Reuters October 20, 2019 12:52:36

India said on Sunday two soldiers and a civilian were killed in cross-border shelling with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, while Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the dead...

Bus crash kills 35 in Saudi, BD people feared among victims

-- October 19, 2019 17:35:15

The 35 people were killed on Friday in a bus crash in Saudi Arabia may include some Bangladeshis, the Bangladesh mission in the Gulf kingdom fears, reports bdnews24.com The bodies were so charred aft...

Afghan mosque blast leaves at least 62 dead

-- October 18, 2019 21:47:41

Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said. Attaullah Khogyani, spo...

Fighting continues in Syria despite ceasefire

AP October 18, 2019 15:08:27

Fighting continued Friday morning in a northeast Syrian border town at the centre of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a US-brokered ceasefire that went into effect overnight. Shel...

Hunger prompts India to review Hindu nationalism

Global Times October 17, 2019 20:48:12

Indian dietary culture has kept its unique customs and traditions, some of which hinder its efforts in poverty relief. India ranked 102 among 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index in 2019, behind...

Inner Mongolia to lift all poor counties out of poverty by year end

-- October 17, 2019 14:45:30

Northern China's inner Mongolia autonomous region will lift all of its poor banners and counties out of poverty by the end of this year, said the regional government Thursday. So far, all the 26 regi...

35 pilgrims die in Saudi road crash

AP October 17, 2019 10:16:22

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday that four others were injured in the...

China sets air quality target for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei

Xinhua October 16, 2019 20:08:22

Chinese authorities on Wednesday released an action plan for air pollution control in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas, setting specific targets for the autumn and winter season. The...

Chinese Premier Li stresses stable economic growth

Xinhua October 16, 2019 19:04:46

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed deepening reform and opening-up to facilitate steady economic growth and continuously improve people's livelihood. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of t...

Malaysia will work diplomatically with India on palm oil import

Reuters October 16, 2019 16:30:02

Malaysia will work diplomatically with India if India decides to restrict imports of Malaysian palm oil, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday. “If the (Indian) government launched...

Militants, security forces exchange fire in Kashmir

Reuters October 16, 2019 12:19:40

A gun battle erupted between security forces and militants in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, two police sources said, the first since mobile phone links were restored in the region in an effort to resto...

China says US House should stop interfering in HK

-- October 16, 2019 11:53:15

China’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing resolutely opposed new measures passed by the US House of Representatives related to the Hong Kong protests and urged lawmakers to stop in...

Thai human traffickers flout 99pc of court orders to compensate victims

-- October 15, 2019 17:57:33

Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99pc of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclu...

China's first homegrown polar icebreaker to start its maiden voyage

Xinhua October 15, 2019 16:50:52

China's first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, will start its maiden voyage to the Antarctic from the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen Tuesday. Xuelong 2 will set sail...

Trade data shows resilience of China’s economy

Global Times October 15, 2019 16:42:05

Data released by the General Administration of Customs Monday shows China's total trade amounted to 22.91 trillion yuan ($3.24 trillion) in the first three quarters of the year, growing 2.8 per cent f...

Japan typhoon death toll jumps to 66

-- October 15, 2019 11:48:29

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of hom...