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China to build artificial island in disputed sea

China is planning to expand its installation at a disputed island in the South China Sea to establish an artificial island with an airstrip and sea port, rejecting the jurisdiction of the internationa

China open to talks over Dalai’s future

China on Friday said it is open to holding talks with a personal envoy of the Dalai Lama about the future of the

12 sentenced to death in China over terrorism

China’s fast-track courts on Thursday sentenced 81 people, including 12 to death, and arrested 29 others in the restive Xinjiang province for terrorism-related crimes as part of a nationwide crackdown

China tightens security in Beijing

Activists walk with a replica of a Chinese tank in Hong Kong.    -----AFP

China deployed its vast security apparatus on Wednesday to snuff out commemoration of the suppression of pro-democracy protests around Tiananmen Square 25 years ago, flooding the streets with police f

China media calls for punishment for Google, Apple

Chinese state media lashed out at Google, Apple and other US technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing “to punish severely the pawns” of the US government for monitoring China and stealing

China state media calls for 'severe punishment' for Google, Apple, U.S. tech firms

Beijing to punish Google and other US Tech firms for spying on them (Photo: AP)

China state called on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the U.S. government

Google services disrupted ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

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Google services are being disrupted in China ahead of this week’s 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, a censorship watchdog said on

Deliberate amnesia over Tiananmen ’89?

A protester stands in front of a mock tank to symbolise the man who blocked a line of tanks at the 1989 pro-democracy movement

Remember June 4, Shi Shusi asked the 1.5 million readers of his popular microblog last year. Moments later, his postings were erased.

India seeks single window in China

Eyeing a big foothold in China’s booming IT services industry, India aims to press Beijing for working out a “single window clearance” concept to enable Indian IT companies to enter the Communist gian

China readies for 2m extra babies

China is preparing for 2 million extra babies a year as a result of a loosening of its “one child” birth limits that will allow more couples to have two children, health officials said on Thursday.

The kindest thing that can be said of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s indifferent performance in the series of byelections since the general election last May is that they are a pointer to the significant role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring the decisive Lok Sabha outcome.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.