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7.0 magnitude quake hits China, 113 killed


Over 110 people were killed and more than 3,000 injured today when a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China’s Sichuan province, causing massive destruction in a region that suffered a catastrophic quake in 2008.

Russian arms industry welcomes China’s Xi eyeing big deals

Russia’s defence industry rolled out the red carpet for new Chinese President Xi Jinping amid speculation of top military deals as he wound up his high-profile visit to Moscow saying that the bond between the two countries provided “strategic balance to global order”.

China wants more security for tourists in France

After a Chinese tour group was robbed in Paris on Wednesday, China today called for stepped up security for its tourists in France.

China offers 5-point plan to better ties


China’s new President Xi Jinping on Tuesday unveiled a five-point formula to improve ties with India, seeking accommodation of each other’s core concerns and proper handling of differences while seeki

Xi Jinping takes over as China’s President


Xi Jinping was today named as China’s new president and head of the military succeeding Hu Jintao, completing a generational transition of power in the world’s most populous country.

46 convicted in China for selling meat from diseased pigs

Amid concerns over thousands of carcasses of pigs clogging Shanghai river, a court in China’s Zhejiang Province today convicted 46 people involved in processing and selling meat from diseased pigs.

China’s inflation at 10 month high, pushed up by food prices

China’s annual consumer inflation rebounded to a 10 month high of 3.2 per cent in February fuelled by 6 per cent rise in food prices.

Cyberspace needs rules and cooperation, not war: China

China today said cyberspace needs “rules and cooperation, not war” and refuted the allegations as “politically motivated” that the country’s military was involved in hacking attacks on US and other foreign targets.

30 injured, 3200 houses damaged as quake hits southwest China

At least 30 people were injured and 3,200 houses damaged as a 5.5 magnitude earthquake today hit quake-prone southwest China.

4 injured in earthquake in southwest China

At least four people were injured and nearly 60 houses were toppled when a 4.9-magnitude quake jolted a border area near southwest China today.

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