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No plans for bases in Maldives, says China

China is not planning to build military bases on the Maldives, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after the Mal-dives allowed foreigners to own land despite opposition concern the reform could be u

Beijing conducts air, sea drills in South China Sea

China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbours.

China woman falls into escalator, dies

In a horrific accident, a Chinese woman was crushed to death after falling into an escalator at a shopping mall but the heroic mother managed to save her two-year-old son by pushing him to safety.

China shows off victory over Japan logo


China on Monday unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with Communist colours

Beijing police closes factory of counterfeit iPhone, 9 held

The police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41,000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan ($19 million), including some that reached the United States, and have arreste

Nasa’s discovery of Earth’s cousin excites Chinese


Nasa’s discovery of Earth 2.0 has excited Chinese with over 44 million posts on social media about the discovery of a new planet that has a “substantial opportunity” to host life.

Afghanistan peace deal? China mum

China on Friday declined to confirm reports that it is willing to be a “guarantor” along with Pakistan of a possible peace deal between Afghanistan and Taliban but said it will maintain “close coopera

Drone shot down by Pakistan at LoC not sold to any govt: China firm

DJI said that it is not difficult to purchase their drones through its website or vendors (Photo: AFP)

Chinese official media, the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC)-run People's Daily Online, reported that the phantom 3 drone was made in China by DJI, confirming Indian stance that it was of Chinese design.

Confucius temple gets facelift

The temple of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius in Qufu, a world heritage site, is undergoing a full-scale renovation for the first time in a century as the ruling Communist Party is trying to res

China assembling world’s largest seaplane

China has started assembling the world’s largest amphibious aircraft which it plans to deploy in the disputed South China Sea besides aggressively marketing it abroad.

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.