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China reacts to Antony’s Arunachal visit

Reacting sharply to defence minister A.K. Antony’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh for its statehood celebrations, China on Saturday said India should refrain from taking any action that could “complicate” the border issue.

China appreciates India’s support on Tibet issue

China on Wednesday “appreciated” India’s support in dealing with pro-Tibetan independence forces, following a spate of self-immolations by Buddhist monks after New Delhi offered “any help” to ease ten

‘Clearest images’ of moon released

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China on Monday released a set of “world’s highest resolution” lunar images taken by its second moon orbiter, Chang’e-2, as it braces to launch its next mission to land a rover to explore its surface.

‘Differences must be handled wisely’

Gearing up for his visit to India for the 15th round of boundary talks, top Chinese diplomat Dai Bingguo on Wednesday said the two countries should handle differences “wisely, calmly and properly” to prevent them from becoming “barriers” in improvement of ties.

Chinese daily: India hyping Yiwu incident

Accusing the Indian government and media of “hyping” the ill-treatment of a diplomat and detention of two Indians by Chinese traders, an official daily here criticised the advisory put out by New Delh

India-Japan ties worrying China?

Japan’s move to lift decades-old ban on arms exports and its efforts to strengthen defence ties with India are a cause of concern to China, the state-run media here said.
Japan’s decision, which would allow its companies to take part in arms development projects with countries other than the US, was followed by a $15 billion currency swap deal between Japan and India, China Daily reported.

‘Earliest’ Quran in Chinese, from 1912, found

Researchers in China’s north-western Gansu prov-ince have found a hand-written copy of the Quran completed in 1912, which is said to be the earliest Chinese language version of the Muslim holy book.

China’s first military base abroad to be in Seychelles

In a move that may cause unease in India, China announced Monday it will set up its first military base abroad in the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles to “seek supplies and recuperate” facilities for its Navy.

China to dig deeper and wider

China on Saturday announced plans to expand its seabed mineral explorations in the Indian Ocean after an international authority approved its bid to mine for polymetallic sulphide ore, much to the surprise of India.

China rejects report on n-deployment

Dismissing the recent Pentagon report that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed nuclear capable missiles against India as “unfounded” and “contrary to facts”, China on Wednesday said the claims were made with “ulterior motives”.

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