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Anti-dumping duty on Chinese ceramic products likely

India is likely to levy anti- dumping duty of $1.04 per kg on import of Chinese ceramic table and kitchenware in an attempt to check cheap import from flooding the domestic market. The commerce ministry’s investigation arm – the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) – in its preliminary findings has concluded that the products were exported to India by Chinese firms below their normal value. The domestic industry has suffered material injury due to the dumping of “ceramic table and kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items” from…

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Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It mightbe the MSG A very satisfying feast of kung pao chicken, sweet-sour pork or just about any Chinese dish could, at times, be accompanied with a bout of headache, giddiness or rashes. It’s aptly called the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, but a doctor from Mahad, a four-hour drive from Mumbai, recently found out that the presence of ajinomoto salt -better known as mono sodium glutamate or MSG -in Chinese food could even lead to life-threatening swelling of tissues. A 23-year-old who had eaten triple fried…

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Ancient Chinese Malaria Remedy May Help Fight TB

In a study led by Robert Abramovitch, from the Michigan State University in the US, the ancient remedy artemisinin stopped the ability of TB-causing bacteria, known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, to become dormant. A centuries-old herbal Chinese medicine, used to effectively treat malaria, may help fight tuberculosis and slow the evolution of drug resistance, scientists have found. This stage of the disease often makes the use of antibiotics ineffective. “When TB bacteria are dormant, they become highly tolerant to antibiotics,” Abramovitch said. “Blocking dormancy makes the TB bacteria more sensitive to…

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Chinese Cities Choked by Dangerous Smog for Fifth Day: Factories, Schools Closed

Northern China was shrouded in almost record pollution for a fifth day on Wednesday, disrupting flights, traffic and shipping, and closing factories and schools, with some residents complaining emergency anti-smog measures were not operating. Hundreds of government inspectors patrolled Beijing on Wednesday to enforce temporary bans on barbecues and make sure that cars with even number plates were the only ones on the roads. Many Beijing highrises simply disappeared into the grey haze, as commuters wearing face masks headed to work. Emergency closures of power plants, steel mills and ports…

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iPhone may be a handbag, chinese language courtroom Says in Apple Case

A chinese language court docket has ruled against Apple in a case it delivered towards a small maker of “iphone”-branded leather goods, state media suggested. manufacturer Xintong Tiandi registered the phrase as a trademark for use on leather-based goods in 2007 and has been producing wallets, handbags and call instances emblazoned with it ever considering. highbrow property rights have long been a bone of contention among Western international locations and China, where counterfeiting is rife. Apple has used the “i-” prefix for years and spends extensive sums on advertising and…

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Chinese Eating Twice the Amount of Salt Recommended: Study

Salt intake has been on the decline in China since 2000, but it currently is still nearly twice the amount recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) , a new study said. The study, published in the US journal JAMA, was based on total diet surveys in 2000 and 2009-2011 in 12 of China’s 31 mainland provinces, covering at least 46 percent of the Chinese population. The researchers found the average dietary salt consumption of Chinese residents declined by 22.2 percent, from 11.8 grams per day in 2000 to 9.2…

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