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Ajit Doval to visit China to firm up Xi Jinping’s trip

National security advisor Ajit Doval will arrive here on Monday to finalise the schedule of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit amid speculation that he may spend more time in India, including a trip

Modern Fa Hien: Woman backpacks in India

Hong Mei with a tribal child in Orissa.	— PTI

A brush with Bollywood stars, encounters with Maoists besides exposure to election campaigning enlivens the narrative of a rare backpack Chinese woman’s transformative journey to the nooks and corners

2 pilots die in aircraft carrier tests, says China

Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems with the hugely popular naval program.

Boy discovers 3,000-yr bronze sword in China

It is the second bronze artefact found in the region after a bronze instrument was excavated in the nearby township

Mixed marriages in Xinjiang to fetch cash

A city in China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang is offering cash rewards and welfare benefits for marriages between minority ethnic groups and majority Hans to promote unity in the province hit by Islamic

Won’t put up with foreign interference in Hong Kong: China

China stressed on Wednesday that it would tolerate no foreign interference in Hong Kong affairs, after the United States said it supported “universal suffrage” in the territory.

United States Inc hits out at China antitrust probe


Many MNCs feel that they are under selective enforcement

China reacts guardedly to Prime Minister remark in Japan

China on Monday reacted guardedly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks of “expansionist” tendency among some countries, saying it is not clear what was he referring to and recalled his earlier co

Explain monopoly charges, China asks Microsoft


Microsoft vice-president David Chen and other staff members have been questioned by a special Chinese investigation team on the world’s largest software company’s alleged monopoly activities in China

China tells US to end monitoring off coast

China on Thursday asked the US to end the military surveillance off its coast, warning that the frequent “close-in” air sorties by American fighter jets have “gravely undermined” bilateral ties and co

Kashmir’s history is dotted with natural calamities and man-made disasters. And over the centuries the people of Jammu and Kashmir have perfected the art of rising from the ashes. They have seen famines and epidemics, floods and earthquakes, blazes and mayhem, organised violence and massacres, forced and voluntary migrations, incarcerations and worse.