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China set to restore Emperor residence

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China is set to restore the residence of one of its historic emperors at the iconic Forbidden City here which attracts millions of tourists every year, officials said on Saturday.

Beijing slams flypast ‘provocation’ by US

Two US B-52 bombers flew close to islands in the flashpoint South China Sea this month in a “serious military provocation”, Beijing said Saturday, as tensions simmer in the disputed waterway.

Beijing chokes under smog after second red alert

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Most of the country's greenhouse gas emissions come from the burning of coal.

Beijing on pollution 'red alert', but smog not as severe as forecast

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'The smog is not so bad. Why do they have driving restrictions?,' says a resident.

China fumes at US-Taiwan deal

China on Friday said it had summoned US ambassador to strongly protest America’s massive $1.83 billion weapons sales to arch-rival Taiwan and warned to impose sanctions against US firms involved in su

Chinese military conducts war games in South China Sea

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China insists it has sovereignty over virtually all resource-rich South China Sea.

Beijing issues second red alert over smog

Beijing issued its second-ever red alert for smog on Friday ahead of severe pollution forecast to hit China’s capital, weeks after putting its emergency response plan into action for the first time.

Top Indian commander holds talks with PLA

Indian Army’s Northern Command GOC-in-C Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda holds talk with China’s Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief  general staff

On a key visit to China after his predecessor was denied visa, the head of the Indian Army’s Northern Command has held talks with top defence officials here, focusing on fighting terror and maintainin

China summons US envoy over warship sales to Taiwan

A US-made 70-C helicopter lands on a Perry-class frigate during the Han Kuang drill near Hualien, eastern Taiwan. (Photo: AFP)

Beijing is building islands with military-grade airstrips in the South China Sea.

China launches satellite to shed light on dark matter

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The satellite is designed to undertake a three-year space mission.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.