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Beijing, Obama war of words on South China Sea

Beijing hit back Friday at US President Barack Obama’s criticism of Chinese construction in the disputed South China Sea, arguing that it is Washington that has greater military “muscle”.

China plans Nepal rail link through Everest

China plans to build a 540-kilometre strategic high-speed rail link between Tibet and Nepal passing through a tunnel under Mt.

China mounts defence of South Sea reclamation

China on Thursday sketched out plans for the islands it is creating in the disputed South China Sea, saying they would be used for military defence as well as to provide civilian services that would b

PM Modi to do a Madison Square in Shanghai

PM Narendra Modi to do a Madison Square in Shanghai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do a repeat of his Madison Square Garden act during his May visit to China that will make him the first Indian leader to address the Communist nation’s burgeoning Ind

China: Can link Silk Road plan with Mausam

Ahead of this week’s annual defence dialogue, China has expressed its readiness to work with India to link its ambitious Maritime Silk Road plans with India’s “Mausam” project in a bid to address New

In China, body donors don’t need family consent

Faced with severe shortage of cadavers in medical schools, a major city in China has passed a new regulation to allow body donors to bypass the mandatory family consent provision in the law.

Over 30 cabbies attempt mass suicide in China

More than 30 taxi drivers were hospitalised after apparently drinking pesticide during a protest in central Beijing over a dispute with authorities, the police said on Saturday.

China’s ex-security czar charged with graft

Zhou Yongkang

Breaking decades-old practice of not prosecuting retired top communist party leaders, China on Friday charged its former security czar Zhou Yongkang with bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secr

China: Myanmar apologised over border bombing

Myanmar officially apologised on Thursday for a cross-border aerial bombing that left five Chinese citizens dead in March, Beijing’s foreign ministry said.

China, Korea, Japan caught in cherry trifle

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A mother tries to take pictures under cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo on Sunday. — AFP

The latest controversy over Air India reminds me of Singapore Airlines (SIA) dropping out of the bidding in 2001 when the national carrier hoped that partial privatisation would raise enough money to

For rational people, if this breed actually exists other than in the imagination of economists, the most logical way out of the Grexit logjam was for Greece to vote “yes, we can”.