China’s continuous build-up matter of concern: Indian Army Chief

NEW DELHI: The military build-up by China in the eastern Ladakh region and new infrastructure development to sustain the large-scale deployment are matters of concern and India has been keeping a close watch on all the activities by the Chinese PLA, Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane said on Saturday. He said if the […]

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Airbus Helicopters enhances its support and services capability in China

NEW DELHI:Airbus Helicopters is demonstrating its commitment and determination to better support its Chinese customers at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong Province. On the opening day of the show, Airbus Helicopters signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement and an HCare Smart Parts By Hour […]

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China opens new expanded terminal at Lhasa airport in Tibet: Report

BEIJING: China has opened a newly constructed terminal – stated to be the biggest in Tibet – at the provincial capital Lhasa, further expanding the transport infrastructure in the strategic Himalayan region and helping it emerge as a global logistics hub for South Asia, the official media here reported on Monday. Lhasa Gonggar Airport opened […]

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Air travel within China almost returns to “pre-pandemic levels”

NEW YORK: Domestic air travel in China has nearly fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released Wednesday by ForwardKeys, which predicted the Chinese aviation market would fully recover by the start of September. In the second week of August, domestic arrivals at Chinese airports reached 86 percent of last year’s levels, while […]

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US to sell 66 F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan amid soaring tensions with China

Taiwan formally signed an agreement to buy 66 of the latest model F-16 jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp., a move likely to further inflame tensions between the US and China. Taiwan’s purchase of the F-16s marks the first sale of advanced fighter jets to the island since President George HW Bush announced approval for […]

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China de-escalates airline spat with USA

China said Thursday foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume limited flights, apparently de-escalating a row with Washington following US plans to ban Chinese carriers. Beijing’s announcement comes as tensions between the world’s two superpowers are sent soaring by a series of issues including Donald Trump’s […]

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Norwegian Air’s lessors including China’s BOC take main ownership

OSLO: Lessors including China’s BOC Aviation are now the biggest shareholders in Norwegian Air (NWC.OL) after the budget carrier completed a debt restructuring and secured a long-sought credit guarantee from Norway’s government. Following the grounding of almost all its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company had said it would run out of cash […]

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China tightens airport checks as imported coronavirus cases tick up

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China tightened checks on international travellers arriving at Beijing airport on Sunday, after the number of imported new coronavirus infections surpassed locally transmitted cases for a second day in a row. China, where the epidemic began in December, appears to now face a greater threat of new infections from outside its borders as it […]

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IndiGo opens its first international call centre in China’s Guangzhou

NEW DELHI: To tap the booming Chinese market, IndiGo airlines has opened its first international call centre comprising six employees at Guangzhou in China to cater to queries from passengers that speak in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. The Guangzhou call center was started around the same time the low-cost carrier started its flight operations between […]

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