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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.

China steps up vigil at military bases

Amid concerns over security breaches at its military bases by foreign intelligence agencies, China has stepped up vigil at key defence facilities after inspections found several lacunas in their funct

‘India’s ayurvedic medicine was part of China milieu’

An encyclopaedia on ancient contacts claims

China ruling party expels ex-general


A former top Chinese military officer has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party, state media said on Monday, becoming the highest-ranking official to fall in a wide-reaching crackdown on corru

China backs new security architecture,targets US


China on Saturday made a strong pitch for a “new architecture” of Asia-Pacific security cooperation along with India, Myanmar and others as it targeted the US on the Iraq imbroglio, saying any attempt

China studying rail link via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir?

China has reportedly commissioned a “preliminary research study” to build an international rail link connecting its border province of Xinjiang to Pakistan, a contentious project from India’s perspect

Jilted man books 4 cinemas to ease itch

A jilted Chinese man spent $40,000 to book four entire IMAX cinemas for first-day showings of the latest Transformers movie Friday to prove his ex-girlfriend was wrong when she dumped him for being po

Army Chief to visit China July 2-5


Army Chief General Bikram Singh will visit China from July 2 to 5 and will exchange views with Chinese leaders on bilateral ties, regional security and other issues, the defence ministry said here on

India ripple effect to spur China

To retain advantages, China may be prompted to open up further

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.