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China ex-security czar expelled from CPC

Zhou Yongkang

Zhou Yongkang, an ex-security czar and one of China’s powerful leaders in the previous Hu Jintao’s regime, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party on charges ranging from corruption, a

Historian sets off frenzy, claims Mona Lisa was ‘Chinese slave’

An Italian historian’s theory that Mona Lisa might be a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci’s mother making the 15th-century polymath half-Chinese sent online commentators into a frenzy on Wednesday.

China jails Tibet singer for political lyrics

Yarphel urged people during gigs to speak, learn Tibetan

15 killed in ‘terrorist attack’ in Xinjiang

Fifteen people have been killed and 14 others wounded in a “terrorist attack” in China’s mostly Muslim Xinjiang region, the official Chinese news agency said Saturday.

US and China ‘weed out’ terror from Net

Shedding their differences, China and the US are coordinating to weed out extremist materials on the internet even as Beijing continues to battle violence in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang region where

Beijing bans smoking in public places

China’s capital on Friday passed a smoking ban for all indoor public places and offices, state media reported, despite the failure of past attempts to limit where the country’s 300 million smokers can

No naval bases in Indian Ocean, claims Beijing

Defending its submarine’s docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military on Thursday termed “utterly groundless” reports that it is setting up 18 naval bases in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myan

China opens its defence industry to private sector

In an “unprecedented move” China has opened its arms industry to private sector to optimise its hefty $132 billion defence budget and modernise the Army.

Chinese media blames ‘Putin tiger’

An endangered tiger set free in Russia has killed 18 Chinese goats after crossing the frontier, with Beijing’s state media saying on Wednesday that the feline felon had been freed by President Vladimi

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

This may be Narendra Modi’s government, but India may be on its way to becoming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s republic. The signs point that way.

The past is another country, said L.P. Hartley and how true that sounds when one looks over the newspapers of just a year ago.