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US presses China on maritime tensions


The United States on Wednesday “forcefully” pressed China on festering maritime rows and human rights, even as the two countries vowed to seek cooperation rather than confrontation.Opening two days of

China paper posts map of nuked Japan, angers Tokyo

A Chinese newspaper published a map of Japan with mushroom clouds rising above Hiroshima and Nagasaki, provoking outrage Tuesday from Tokyo’s foreign minister, who is from the first of the cities to b

Xi Jinping marks start of Sino-Japanese war

Chinese women dressed in costumes depicting the famous Women’s Detachment of the Red Army -AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday commemorated the 77th anniversary of the official start of war with Japan, condemning those who “ignore the iron facts of history” in an oblique jab at Prime Min

India holds biggest yoga summit in China


India on Monday held its biggest yoga Summit in China in a bid to reclaim its ancient legacy over the iconic spiritual practice which in recent years has become a rage here but also stirred up concern

US spying charges serious, says Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel,with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang beside her,talks to Chinese and German high school students. AFP

‘Spying claims won’t hit EU-US trade talks’

India to hold big yoga festival in China

India will hold the biggest yoga festival in China next week where the iconic Indian spiritual and physical art form has become a rage with millions of health-conscious Chinese making it part of their

India and China vow military co-operation

The Chief of PLA General Staff, Gen. Fang Fenghui, and Indian Army Chief Gen. Bikram Singh inspect a guard of honour.  ---PTI

General Bikram Singh stressed that the two countries were not rivals and military communication and interaction were important to make sure the border areas were peaceful

China to release Japan war crimes confessions

China began publishing “confessions” of 45 convicted Japanese World War II criminals on Thursday, officials said, in Beijing’s latest effort to highlight the past amid a territorial dispute between th

Army Chief, PLA brass hold talks

Army Chief General Bikram Singh, who is in China on a four-day official visit, Thursday held talks with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Chief of Staff General Fang Fenghui here.

China bans Ramzan in Muslim northwest

Government workers, teachers and members of the ruling Communist Party in China’s Muslim northwest have been prohibited from taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic month of Ramzan.

It is a measure of Sri Lanka’s return to “normal” democratic politics that conspiracy theories are once again resonating in Colombo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces significant challenges in trying to reinvigorate India’s economy back to the robust growth it enjoyed a few years ago.