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Alibaba launches Internet bank for SMEs, Individuals

Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba on Thursday launched an Internet bank aimed at serving small businesses which often struggle to obtain credit from large banks.

New China law to cover space, sea, polar interests

China will add its assets and activities in space, the deep sea and polar regions to its pending national security law, state media said on Wednesday, the latest changes to the sweeping and controvers

China: Decades-old frozen meat seized

Foreign delegates watch reconstruction work in Durbar Square ahead of the International Conference on Nepal Reconstruction. —AFP

Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat — some of it rotting and more than 40 years old — has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday.

Deep learning machine beats humans in IQ test

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In a first, a deep learning machine developed by Chinese researchers has outperformed humans in verbal reasoning questions of an IQ test.

Will stop building islands in SCS: China

Days after the US demanded a halt to island-building activities by China in the disputed South China Sea, Beijing in a surprise move on Tuesday said it will “very soon” complete land reclamation in so

China to end S. China Sea reclamation

Days after the US demanded a halt to island building activities by China in the disputed South China Sea, Beijing in a surprise move on Tuesday said it will “very soon” complete land reclamation in so

Nepal quake moved Everest 3 cm southwest

A devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April moved Mount Everest three centimetres to the south-west, but did not change its height, according to Chinese research published on Tuesday.

China to remove visa requirement for Taiwanese

China will lift an entry permit requirement for Taiwanese travelling to the mainland, state media reported on Sunday, part of a wider plan to reduce barriers between the two communities.

Ex-security chief gets life at secret trial

Former Chinese security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest ranking ex-official to be investigated for corruption in decades, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison at a secret trial, state-media said.

Now that defence minister Manohar Parrikar has complained that a murder story is getting more coverage than the 50th anniversary of the 1965 “victory” against Pakistan, in the coming weeks, the Indian

As frenzy over a young girl’s presumed murder three years ago gripped the media, I wracked my brains to think if I had ever met Sheena Bora while visiting my son when he lived in Bandra, Mumbai.