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Too haute? Chinese find French cuisine hard to swallow

With its unusual cutlery, bizarre names and complex etiquette, French haute cuisine is as daunting as it is appealing to Chinese diners, despite the Asian country’s own proud culinary tradition.

‘Entire world’ a topic in Kissinger-Xi meet

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger in Beijing on Tuesday. 	—AFP

US statesman Henry Kissinger, who spearheaded efforts to end Cold War hostility between Washington and China more than four decades ago, on Tuesday told President Xi Jinping that the two powers were n

China warns Myanmar of decisive response

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday that the government had the responsibility and the ability to defend its border with Myanmar, after China said a bomb from a Myanmar aircraft fell in its terr

China mulls changes in its 1-child policy

China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, after a relaxation in the “one child policy” failed to see significantly more babies being born.

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 PM says one child policy will ease further

China Premier Li Keqiang. (Photo: AFP)

Beijing: China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday, after a relaxation in the “one child policy” failed to see significantly more babies being

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.

‘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

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

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.

The declaration of a state of Emergency in India forty years ago is a matter of debate even now.