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Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track to rush preparations for a visit by their superiors. Photo: Twitter

Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.

Dozens killed in ‘terrorist attack’ in Xinjiang

Dozens of people were killed and injured in a “terrorist attack” in China’s far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.

Fire destroys old church in China

This overhead view shows the Ningbo cathedral as firefighters put out a fire at the structure at Ningbo in eastern Chinas. AFP

A fire largely destroyed one of China’s oldest churches early Monday, state media reported, gutting the inside of the late 19th century structure.

Sudden goverment official visits at Microsoft’s factories in China

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Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections.China’s state admi

Audi to change pricing in China

Volkswagen AG’s premium brand Audi said it would cut spare-part prices in China as global automakers rush to change their pricing strategies after Chinese anti-monopoly regulators began probing the au

China war games sparks anxiety about air traffic

China’s upcoming military exercises in its southeast coastal areas and live firing drills in the East China Sea have led to fears of massive flight delays as hundreds of people’s travel plans were hit

Tibet railway line will reach India, Nepal, Bhutan by ’20

China opened the railway line to Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, in 2006 as a part of its efforts to boost development

World’s largest aquatic insect discovered in China

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Scientists in China’s Sichuan province have discovered the world’s largest aquatic insect which has pincer-like mandibles and a wingspan that could cover a man’s face.

PLA plans unmanned battle tanks, vehicles

Chinese military has started research on developing unmanned armoured vehicles including battle tanks for deployment in future battles as part of an ambitious plan to modernise its defences.

China censors squash giant toad report

Chinese reports about a giant inflatable toad have been deleted from the Internet after social media users compared the puffed-up animal to a former Communist Party chief.

A political party which seeks a text book start often remains superficial, pretending that the preamble or the introduction remains the real thing. For a party that created a great propaganda machine to devastate the Congress during the election, the Bharatiya Janata Party regime has little to say.

The Narendra Modi government approaching the 100-day mark demands an assessment of its performance. A national television channel even arranged, more a boxing match than a debate, a programme on whether Mr Modi’s foreign policy is continuity or radical change.