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Weiwei brushes off painter smashing $1m vase

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Tuesday shrugged off the smashing of a $1 million Han dynasty vase that was part of his exhibition at a Miami museum, saying his works often get broken.

Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions


US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims.

Man gives his girlfriend hard currency roses

A lovestruck IT programmer in China used up all his savings, worth $32,990, to fold paper roses as a unique proposal gift for his girlfriend.

No tickets for couples at Chinese hall


Couples looking to enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day at one Chinese cinema will be out of luck this Friday, thwarted by singles who bought up all the odd-numbered seats.

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang: USGS

A strong and shallow 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, but in a sparsely populated area, the US Geological Survey said.

Chinese anti-graft activist sacks lawyer as trial opens

The trial of a Chinese anti-corruption activist was suspended Thursday after he sacked his lawyer, as a key financial backer of his rights movement was bailed after apparently confessing to authorities.

China’s economy grows 7.7 percent in 2013

China’s economic growth declined in the final quarter of 2013, adding to pressure on the country’s communist leaders to avoid politically dangerous job losses as they carry out a sweeping slate of promised reforms.

Chinese police find 790,000 fake ID records

Police in China have discovered 790,000 fake ID records in their system, which can be used to gain benefits, hide assets and circumvent property ownership restrictions.

China probes almost 37,000 officials for graft

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China investigated almost 37,000 officials suspected of corruption in more than 27,000 cases between January and November, state media said on Sunday.

China bans officials from smoking in public


China, which has the world’s largest number of smokers, appears to be making another effort at limiting smoking by banning officials from lighting up in public.

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.