KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Xi Jinping, male, Han ethnicity, was born to a middle-class family in June 1953 in Fuping, Shaanxi Province of China. He began his first job in January 1969 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in January 1974.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Since the establishment of Sino-Nepal diplomatic relations on August 1 1955, traditional friendship and friendly cooperation between the Chinese and Nepali people have witnessed steady development. The relationship between the two countries remained trouble-free over the years.
India, the world’s largest groundwater user, is seeing levels declining across the country with farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan facing the prospect of having no groundwater left for irrigation by 2025.
High sodium intake results in elevated blood pressure, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. In China, cardiovascular disease – which includes heart attack and stroke – now accounts for 40% of deaths.
India’s government has revoked disputed Kashmir’s special status with a presidential order as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule.
One year after the start of a deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, health officials have confirmed the first direct transmission of the virus in Goma, a city of two million people and a major transit hub.
For the second time in a month, a high-pressure system is drawing scorching air from the Sahara desert, breaking temperature records Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world.
The Economist Democracy Index rates countries on the state of their governing system each year. In the latest installment, 21 countries in the world were rated as a “full democracy”, including all Scandinavian countries, several Western European nations as well as Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mauritius and Costa Rica.
A recent analysis by Moody's Analytics focused on the economic impact of climate change. The research looked at four different scenarios, entailing temperature increases of 1, 1.9, 2.4 and 4.1°C up to 2100.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has led President Xi Jinping to cut “most favoured nation” (MFN) tariffs for Washington’s commercial rivals while giving them improved access to China’s 1.4 billion consumers.
An intense heatwave is affecting large swathes of Europe, with temperatures soaring above 40C in many regions. France is starting to close dozens of schools because of a heatwave, with temperatures expected to climb above 40C in some regions on Thursday.
India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will attempt to land a briefcase-sized rover onto the Moon’s surface, 600km from the lunar south pole, while an orbiter above searches for water — vital to future manned missions.
India’s mobile-broadband subscriptions more than doubled from 218 million to 500 million between 2016 and 2018, driven by the world’s cheapest data costs and an insatiable appetite for digital services.