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Himalayan Viagra fuels gold rush in Tibet

Over-whelmed by people trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have implemented a successful system for the sustainable harvest of a

China nod to rail line bordering India

China has approved construction of a new, strategically important railway line in Tibet which would come close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh, state media reported on Friday.

Afghanistan President invites Taliban to peace process

Afghanistan’s new President invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in

Communist rule ‘fundamental’ to rule of law

President Xi Jingping

Communist power is a “fundamental requirement” to ensure the rule of law in China, a party official said Thursday, days after a meeting of the organisation’s top leaders in Beijing.

Lenovo completes the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google


Lenovo acquired Motorola mobility for $2.91 billion from Google

China ex-gen. indicted for graft

In the biggest ever corruption scandal to have hit China’s People’s Liberation Army, former vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission Gen.

Chinese media hailsXi Jinping’s busy life

China’s state media on Monday published an account of a “typical” day in the life of President Xi Jinping, the latest burnishing of the leader’s profile.

Tim Cook has privacy talks with China

Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook was quoted on Friday as saying he had “very open” talks on privacy and security with a senior Chinese official, days after a web monitoring group linked the governme

Asia to get its own WB

China and 20 other countries moved forward on Friday towards setting up an Asian infrastructure lender seen as a counterweight to Western-backed international development banks.

China to open Mansarovar route by 2015

China has assured India that all preparatory steps are being taken to open the new route for pilgrims of Kailash and Manasarovar in Tibet through Sikkim in summer next year as promised by Chinese Pres

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t