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‘Thoughts’ removed from China terror law

Thoughts will not be subject to prosecution under China’s new definition of terrorism, state-run media said Thursday.

PM in Arunachal Pradesh: Beijing lodges protest

In the second protest in as many days, China on Saturday expressed its opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh contending that the action “artificially amplified differ

Lenovo laptops are vulnerable to hacking

China’s Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s largest PC maker, had pre-installed a virus-like software on laptops that makes the devices more vulnerable to hacking, cybersecurity experts said on Thursday.

Alibaba, Tencent turn Santa this new year

A golden statue of a goat is displayed for the upcoming Lunar New Year. — AFP

The Chinese tradition of giving gifts of money in red envelopes at Lunar New Year has turned into big business for Web giants Alibaba and Tencent, which now both offer electronic “hong bao”.

Maithripala Sirisena to visit China March 26

Maithripala Sirisena

After his current visit to India, new Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will visit China in March for talks with the top leadership here as his government tries to rebalance ties with Beijing

Gay couples from China win contest to marry in California

Ten gay couples in China have won a trip to the US to get married this summer as part of a competition organised by Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Taobao that ended Saturday.

China censorship hurts European businesses: Survey

China’s Internet restrictions are hurting European businesses operating in the country, a lobby group said Thursday, as controls over access to overseas websites are tightened under President Xi Jinpi

‘India, China need to show flexibility on border issue’

Asking India to adopt a more “proactive approach” to resolve the boundary issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here, a state-run Chinese daily Wednesday said both sides need to show flexi

Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first visit to US in September

US deputy secretary of state Antony Blinken (left) chats with Chinese vice-president Li Yuanchao during a meeting.  AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first state visit to the United States in September, China said on Wednesday, after both countries’ leaders laid out possible areas of friction in a telephon

China denounces Obama-Dalai meeting in US

China on Friday cautioned foreign countries against hosting the Dalai Lama and interfering in its domestic affairs on the vexed Tibet issue, a day after US President Barack Obama and the exiled Tibet

Politics is the art of the possible in which there can be strange bedfellows in pursuit of po-wer.

With the Israeli elections appr-oaching and Prime Mini-ster Benjamin Netany-ahu’s anti-Obama address to the joint US Congress on Iran, there is an air of unreality to the whole exercise.