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China, Russia urge U.S. to drop Korea missile defence proposal

China, Russia urge U.S. to drop Korea missile defence proposal

BEIJING, April 29 (Reuters) – China and Russia urged the United States on Friday not to install a new anti-missile system in South Korea, after Washington said it was in talks with Seoul in the wake of nuclear arms and…

With China weakening, Apple turns to India

With China weakening, Apple turns to India

SAN FRANCISCO, January 27 (Reuters) – As red-hot sales in China show signs of cooling, Apple Inc executives are touting India’s growing appetite for iPhones.   In an earnings call in which the company reported meager iPhone growth and forecast…

China says extremism losing grip in restless Xinjiang

BEIJING, January 2 (Reuters): The religious atmosphere in China’s violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang became markedly less radical last year and the government was broadly successful in maintaining stability, the top official there was quoted as saying on Friday.…

China, Taiwan open first hotline as ‘confidence building’ measure

BEIJING/TAIPEI, December 30 (Reuters): China and Taiwan began operating the first telephone hotline between the two nations on Wednesday, set up as a confidence building and tension reducing measure, with senior officials exchanging New Year’s greetings.   The step was…

China’s capital issues first ever ‘red alert’ on air pollution

China’s capital issues first ever ‘red alert’ on air pollution

BEIJING, December 7 (Reuters) – China’s capital on Monday issued its first ever “red alert” for pollution, as the city government warned that Beijing would be shrouded in heavy smog from Tuesday until Thursday.   China’s leadership has vowed to…

China deploys mass surveillance to secure streets around ancient Tibetan temple

LHASA, China, November 30 (Reuters) – Once the site of violent clashes between Tibetans and Chinese security forces, the ancient area of Barkhor in the Tibetan capital has become one of the safest places in China, officials say, thanks in…

China says plans to lift all out of poverty in six years

China says plans to lift all out of poverty in six years

BEIJING, October 12 (Reuters) – China hopes to lift all its 70 million living beneath the poverty line to safety within the next six years, at an average rate of a million people a month, a cabinet official said on…

Difficult to buy a gun in China, but not explosives

Difficult to buy a gun in China, but not explosives

BEIJING (Reuters) – A series of deadly bomb blasts in China this week has shown how easy it is to acquire explosives in the country, revealing a major gap in its huge security apparatus as the economy slows and anger…

India, China growth will help dream of Asian century: Modi

India, China growth will help dream of Asian century: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the growth of India and China presents an opportunity to realise our dream of an Asian century.   He greeted the people of China on their National Day.…

China’s island airstrips to heighten South China Sea underwater rivalry

China’s island airstrips to heighten  South China Sea underwater rivalry

HONG KONG, September 17 (Reuters): China’s apparent construction of a third airstrip on its man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea could fill a gap in Beijing’s anti-submarine defences, complicating operations for the U.S. Navy and its allies, Chinese…

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