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China is firm on reforms despite pain

China’s Premier Li Keqiang expressed determination on Sunday to press ahead with reforms meant to reduce the Chinese government’s role in the world’s second-largest economy in hopes of spurring growth

China’s Xi Jinping defies expectations 2 years on

China President Xi Jinping. (Photo: AP/File)

Two years into his presidency China’s Xi Jinping has overturned his image as a consensus-builder, with some analysts questioning whether the Communist Party would have chosen him as leader if the full

There they are, already: China fakes Apple watch

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An e-commerce website with a vendor selling the “Apple Smart Watch Bluetooth Bracelet” starting from 288 yuan (US$45) is displayed on a computer screen in Beijing on Thursday.

China hints at talks with Dalai Lama

Hinting at resuming talks with the Dalai Lama for the first time in several years, China on Wednesday said it is open for a “discussion” with the Tibetan spiritual leader on “relevant issues” other th

‘Democracy in China would be catastrophic’

China would have suffered “catastrophic repercussions” had it opted for democracy and bogged down with “endless political bickering”, the official media here said on Thursday, staunchly defending the

‘Dalai plan to end rebirth is blasphemy’

ibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. (Photo: AP)

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not be reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said on Monday, in some of Chi

Border talks with India ‘tougher’ to settle: China

China on Sunday said the border dispute with India has been “contained” as it sought stronger ties for the resolution of the vexed issue, likening it with climbing a mountain that gets “tougher” towar

China rolls out $260 billion infrastructure plan

China on Friday ruled out introducing a stimulus to arrest the slowdown of the economy but instead announced $260 billion worth of infrastructure projects, including railway construction, to spur grow

China to up military spending to $141 billion

China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military — the world’s largest — on Thursday with a 10.1 per cent increase in 2015, as it pursues a series of territorial disputes with its n

China hits back at US over anti-terror law

Beijing on Tuesday pushed back at the US over espionage concerns, after President Barack Obama criticised a Chinese anti-terror measure that would force tech firms to surrender key information to Comm

The controversy surrounding the banning of Leslee Udwin’s film India’s Daughter somehow glossed over the question as to how the permission to film the documentary was given, notwithstanding the well-e

In the early hours of January 11 this year, Priya Parameswaran Pillai, an Indian citizen, was all set to board an Air India flight to London from Delhi.