China demands to lift tech curbs

China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned Wednesday it will ‘resolutely safeguard’ the country’s interests. The Ministry of Commerce criticised curbs imposed on sales of US technology to a group of Chinese companies as interference in the country’s affairs. Continue Reading

Palaniswami inspects Mamallapuram ahead of Modi-Xi visit

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today visited Mamallapuram and inspected the arrangements being made for the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping 11 October. Continue Reading

Yes to Pakistan, no to ‘Terroristan’: Jaishankar

India has no problem talking to Pakistan but it has a problem talking to ”Terroristan”, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here, asserting that Islamabad has created an entire industry of terrorism to deal with the Kashmir issue. Continue Reading

Hong Kong police draw guns, arrest 36 in latest protest

Hong Kong police drew their guns and fired a warning shot Sunday night after protesters attacked officers with sticks and rods, and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time, an escalation in the summer-long protests that have shaken the city’s government and residents. Continue Reading

Baby gene experiment by Chinese researcher ‘foolish and dangerous’: Experts

The first people to be gene-edited, a pair of baby twin girls in China, may have been mutated in a way that they are likely to die young, researchers said, calling the action “very dangerous” and “foolish”. Continue Reading

Starbucks opens ‘silent cafe’ in China

Leading American coffee chain Starbucks has opened a ‘silent cafe’ in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, in which nearly half of the staff are hearing-impaired, as part of an initiative to support the employment for people with disabilities. Continue Reading