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China lowers rate to boost growth

China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up efforts to support the world’s second-biggest economy as it heads towards its slowest expansion in nearly a quarter of a century.

China bid to placate Vatican with new system

In a bid to repair strained relations with the Vatican, China has proposed a joint system for appointment of bishops, offering the papal authority a greater say in matters relating to administration o

Xi Jinping for cyber security cooperation

Xi Jinping

Amidst allegations by US and others of cyber attacks by Chinese entities, President Xi Jinping Wednesday said China is ready to work with other countries to build an international Internet governance

Keep calling each other comrade: Communist Party of China

The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) has asked its members to continue calling each other as “comrade” after they failed to find an alternative word for it despite the term having dubious linkage

China wins fastest supercomputer crown 4th time

For the fourth consecutive year, China has retained the top spot in the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers for its Tianhe-2, according to a biannual Top500 list released today.

China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020': state media

China's first attempt to send a satellite into Mars orbit foundered in 2011 when the Russian rocket carrying the payload failed

Beijing: Chinese scientists are planning to launch a Mars rover "around 2020", state media reported Tuesday, as the country pours billions into its space programme and works to catch up with the US an

37 kg gold, $19.6 million found at China official’s home

Ma Chaoqun

China’s anti-graft watchdog has discovered 37 kg (82 lbs) of gold, documents for 68 houses and 120 million yuan ($19.6 million) in cash in the home of a Communist Party official who is being investiga

China says will push for new climate deal

Defending its landmark deal with the US on climate change, China on Thursday said it will continue to work with India and other BASIC countries to push for a new agreement at next year’s UN climate co

Xi Jinping blames journalist for China visa woes

Barack Obama (right) smiles after a group of children waved flags and flowers to cheer him during a welcome ceremony. --AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested US news organisations had themselves to blame for Beijing not granting journalist visas, in response to a rare unscripted question from a foreign reporter on Wed

Apec backs China’s free trade roadmap

US President Obama (from left), Russian President Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping talk on sidelines of Apec summit— AP

An Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday endorsed a Beijing-backed route towards a vast free trade area in the region, host Mr Xi Jinping said, calling it a “historic” step.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.

How many deaths will it take to realise that too many young women in their prime have needlessly died?