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Fire destroys old church in China

This overhead view shows the Ningbo cathedral as firefighters put out a fire at the structure at Ningbo in eastern Chinas. AFP

A fire largely destroyed one of China’s oldest churches early Monday, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure.

Sudden goverment official visits at Microsoft’s factories in China

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Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections.China’s state admi

Audi to change pricing in China

Volkswagen AG’s premium brand Audi said it would cut spare-part prices in China as global automakers rush to change their pricing strategies after Chinese anti-monopoly regulators began probing the au

China war games sparks anxiety about air traffic

China’s upcoming military exercises in its southeast coastal areas and live firing drills in the East China Sea have led to fears of massive flight delays as hundreds of people’s travel plans were hit

Tibet railway line will reach India, Nepal, Bhutan by ’20

China opened the railway line to Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, in 2006 as a part of its efforts to boost development

World’s largest aquatic insect discovered in China

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Scientists in China’s Sichuan province have discovered the world’s largest aquatic insect which has pincer-like mandibles and a wingspan that could cover a man’s face.

PLA plans unmanned battle tanks, vehicles

Chinese military has started research on developing unmanned armoured vehicles including battle tanks for deployment in future battles as part of an ambitious plan to modernise its defences.

China censors squash giant toad report

Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief.

China town ‘sealed off’ after man dies of plague

Some 30,000 people living at Yumen in the north-western province of Gansu are not being allowed to leave, and the police at roadblocks on its perimeter is telling motorists to find alternative routes

In rare openness, China Army shows off dancing robots

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army cadet adjusts dancing humanoid robots at the PLA’s Armoured Forces Engineering Academy -AFP

To the sound of Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China’s military offered a rare moment of

In Gurez, at the upper edge of northern Kashmir Valley, a serene calm prevails along the Line of Control. The undulating rhythms of the Kishanganga river that rolls through bowl-shaped valleys surrounded by the Himalayas on all four sides put Switzerland to shame.

Besides controlling food inflation, the most challenging task before Narendra Modi is to create jobs for millions of young men and women, some of whom were responsible for his resounding victory in the elections. It is one thing to promise jobs and another to actually create them.