The government is aiming for economic growth of between 6.5 percent and 7 percent this year. China's economy expanded slightly faster than expected in the second quarter but private investment growth shrank to a record low, suggesting future weakness which could pressure the government to roll out more support measures. Property investment, which has given the world's second-largest economy a welcome boost in recent months by spurring demand for products from cement to steel, also showed signs ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
An international tribunal in the Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines Tuesday, concluding that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within South China Sea areas falling within the "nine-dash line." Beijing asserts sweeping ownership over the ocean areas, and the Paracels and the Spratlys - two island chains claimed in whole or in part by a number of countries. Here’s a comprehensive guide about the issue. IMAGE: Chinese Navy conducts a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Olympic champion Monica Puig of Puerto Rico wants to capitalise on her victory, both on and off the court. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters. Put the rubbish out, get the shopping done, win an Olympic gold medal. That was the to-do list of Monica Puig, the 22-year-old whose victory in the women’s singles in Rio earlier this month made her the first ever Puerto Rican to win Olympic gold. It was an unlikely but fully-deserved win for the world number 34, catapulting her to hero ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Check out the gold medal winners on Day 6 of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday: Oleksiak and Manuel tie for women's 100m freestyle gold IMAGE: Simone Manuel, left, and Penny Oleksiak celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 100m Freestyle Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images Canada's Penny Oleksiak, 16, and Simone Manuel of the United States dead-heated for the women's 100 metres freestyle gold ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan reacts after winning the gold medal in the Men's 200m Breaststroke Final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images. Dmitry Balandin of Kazakhstan snatched a shock victory in the men's 200 meters breaststroke on Wednesday as the Central Asian country grabbed two Olympic gold medals in the space of an hour. Balandin, swimming in an outside lane after qualifying as the slowest of the eight finalists, touched the wall in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Lee Seung-Yun of South Korea competes. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters . South Korea's archers routed the United States to win the men's team gold at the Rio Olympics on Saturday and restore a dynasty broken by the Americans at London four years ago. The peerless trio of Kim Woo-jin, Ku Bon-chan and Lee Seung-yun roared to a 6-0 win on a baking hot day at the Sambodromo, clinching South Korea's fifth team title and fourth in the last five Olympics. The U.S., who ended the South ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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