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Dam collapses in China, thousands evacuated

Thousands of people were evacuated after a dam in north China’s Shanxi province collapsed, causing heavy flooding and damaging highways and rail tracks.

Punish North Korea if it hurts China’s interests: Chinese daily

Accusing North Korea, China’s closest ally of pursuing a policy of a “hostage taker” by resorting to nuclear tests, a state-run Chinese daily today said Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons put neighbours at risk and called for stern punishment if it hurt Beijing’s interests.

China to construct three more dams on Brahmaputra

China has approved construction of three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet in addition to the one being built, and much to the disquiet of India, it has not been informed about the plans so far.

China urges restraint after North Korea nuclear threat

North Korea’s sole major ally China urged “all relevant parties” to show restraint Thursday after Pyongyang said it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at the US.

India, China armies to resume joint drill

Ending their hiatus in defence cooperation, India and China Monday agreed to resume joint military exercises and expand exchanges to include armies, navies and air forces of the two countries.

Chinese media hopes Kerry will be less aggressive than Hillary


China today congratulated US senator John Kerry over his appointment as the new secretary of state, saying the two countries should now explore “new type” ties, as official media hoped Barack Obama’s new appointee will be less aggressive compared to Hillary Clinton.

China warns India over oil hunt in S. China Sea

China on Thursday cautioned India against any “unilateral” attempt to pursue oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, saying that it is opposed to nations outside the region intervening in the

Menon holds key talks in Beijing today

In the first high-level Sino-India contact since the once-in-a-decade leadership change in the ruling Communist Party, national security adviser Shivshankar Menon arrived here Sunday for wide-ranging

Menon hold talks with Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo

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National security advisor Shivshankar Menon on Monday held talks here with senior Chinese diplomat and his counterpart for the boundary negotiations Dai Bingguo and discussed wide-ranging bilateral issues.

Lone Chinese home destroyed; farmer accepts deal

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Authorities have demolished a five-story home that stood incongruously in the middle of a new main road and had become the latest symbol of resistance by Chinese homeowners against officials accused o

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