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Deliberate amnesia over Tiananmen ’89?

A protester stands in front of a mock tank to symbolise the man who blocked a line of tanks at the 1989 pro-democracy movement

Remember June 4, Shi Shusi asked the 1.5 million readers of his popular microblog last year. Moments later, his postings were erased.

India seeks single window in China

Eyeing a big foothold in China’s booming IT services industry, India aims to press Beijing for working out a “single window clearance” concept to enable Indian IT companies to enter the Communist gian

China readies for 2m extra babies

China is preparing for 2 million extra babies a year as a result of a loosening of its “one child” birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, health officials said on Thursday.

Madame Tussauds launches in Beijing with political twist

Black smoke billows from Shoko Maru

Waxworks company Madame Tussauds on Thursday launched its latest outpost in Beijing, with models of Chinese political leaders conspicuous by their absence.

China to begin month-long crackdown on WeChat

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China will begin a month-long crackdown on Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s popular WeChat messaging application,

Home girl Li enters semis

Li Na’s bid to claim her first major tournament on home soil remained on course Wednesday as she progressed to the quarter-finals of the China Open after defeating Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki.

Mortar shell hits Chinese Embassy in Syria; 1 injured

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A mortar shell hit the compound of the Chinese Embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus, damaging the building and injuring a Syrian employee.

Champion Azarenka stunned by Petkovic

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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka was knocked out in the first round of the China Open on Monday, losing 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 to Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Radwanska, Li, Serena advance

Li Na joined top seed Serena Williams in the second round of the China Open in Beijing on Sunday.

Xi Jinping takes over as China’s President

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Xi Jinping was today named as China’s new president and head of the military succeeding Hu Jintao, completing a generational transition of power in the world’s most populous country.


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.