Chinese e-com platform Temu under fire for aggressive marketing

Seoul: Chinese online shopping platform Temu came under fire for its aggressive marketing tactics to lure customers in South Korea, industry sources said on Tuesday. The direct purchase app, run by Chinese company PDD Holdings, has emerged as one of the popular shopping destinations for budget-conscious Korean consumers by giving away free gifts and credits, which can be used as cash. The marketing tactics include discounts of up to 90

Chinese vessel permitted to dock, says Maldives

Male: A Chinese ship, equipped to carry research and surveys, will be docking at a Maldivian port after being permitted by the Male government to make a port call for replenishment. The permission to allow the Chinese ship comes amid strains in ties between India and Maldives after its new President Mohamed Muizzu came to power and made Beijing as his first port of call early this month after assuming

Chinese research vessel heading to Maldives: Report

Beijing: A Chinese research vessel is heading to Maldives, Reuters reported, citing an Indian military official and an independent researcher. The timing coincides with Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu’s recent state visit to China, aimed at strengthening ties. This development raises concerns in New Delhi, as India has previously viewed the presence of such vessels near its shores, including in Sri Lanka in 2022, as problematic. These vessels are not military

Around 150 Chinese ships spotted near Mumbai, Gujarat coast

In what could be a worrying development for India, several Chinese vessels have been detected in the Arabian Sea venturing close to coastal Mumbai and Gujarat. According to The Free Press Journal, a senior naval officer confirmed the presence of 100-150 Chinese small ships. “We have deployed several frontline warships to thwart any movement from the other side,” the senior officer said. The officer said that the Chinese vessels were

FM Sitharaman meets Chinese counterpart Liu Kun; discusses G20-related issues

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday met her Chinese counterpart Liu Kun and exchanged views on G20-related matters. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the last day of the G20 Leadership Summit here. Also Read Rishi Sunak conveys UK’s spying concerns to China at G20 Summit It is to be noted that China President Xi Jinping decided to not attend the G 20 Summit. China was

Chinese President Xi Jinping to skip G20 summit in Delhi

New Delhi: It is almost certain that Chinese President Xi Jinping is going to skip the G-20 Summit in India next week and Premier Li Qiang is set to represent China at the conclave, people familiar with the development said on Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin has already conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi his decision not to attend the Summit in-person as he has to focus on the “special

Made in Russia: How Chinese automakers are conquering the Russian auto industry

* This material was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of the special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine Gleb Stolyarov MOSCOW, July 20 (Reuters) – Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin described the start of production of a car under the Soviet brand Moskvich at the end of last year as a “historic event” demonstrating the resilience of the Russian auto industry in the face of Western

Some Chinese companies stopped deliveries to Russia due to the Wagner mutiny

On Saturday, as Wagner convoys of military equipment were advancing towards Moscow, several businessmen from southern China made frantic calls to factories to stop deliveries of goods to Russia. Although the mercenary military mutiny ended abruptly, some entrepreneurs in the PRC are now wondering if it is worth resuming supplies, informs Reuters. “We thought there would be big problems,” Shen Muhui, head of a trade organization in Fujian province that

Chinese state-owned company supplied Russia with a component for lethal weapons for the first time

The Chinese leadership has so far assured that the country does not supply lethal weapons or their components to Russia. The United States, which urges China not to do this, has so far confirmed that it has not recorded such examples. But the first possible case of material supply for lethal weapons was identified by the American Import Genius, which collects data on international trade flows; about it informs The

The Russian Academy of Sciences created a laboratory to study the ideas of the Chinese leader

The first laboratory outside of China to study the ideas of Chinese President Xi Jinping has opened in Russia. It was created on the basis of the Institute of China and Modern Asia of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKSA RAS), informs Xinhua agency. “We need to know and analyze Xi Jinping’s ideas very well, because China today is our main strategic partner, our main economic partner. Therefore, in order