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China to launch fourth orbiter into space

China will soon launch its fourth orbiter into space as part of its indigenous satellite navigation and positioning network known as Beidou.

China heaviest man too big for scanners

China’s heaviest man, weighing 225-kg, can die any moment of multiple organ failure, doctors have said after they failed to conduct medical tests on him as he was too big for CT and MRI scanning machi

Unable to run lift, RJD MP keeps Prez waiting

RJD MP Raghuvansh Prasad did not turn up at Beijing airport on time for President Pratibha Patil’s flight to the Chinese city of Luoyang on Saturday. The President had to wait nearly 20 minutes after boarding the chartered aircraft.

China raises Tibet issue with President

China’s irritation with the Dalai Lama’s “activities” in India on Friday injected a somewhat discordant note in President Pratibha Patil’s confabulations here although she has carefully avoided touching upon any contentious issues.

Beijing plans to construct Tagore gallery in Kolkata


Acknowledging th-e lasting impression made by Rabindranath Tagore on Chinese poets and scholars, China is keen to construct a gallery in Kolkata to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Nobel

China backs India’s UNSC aspirations

Skirting contentious issues, visiting President Pratibha Patil on Thursday held discussions with the top Chinese leadership which supported India’s aspirations of becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council, a stand welcomed by the Indian side.

Prez arrives in China on six-day visit

President Pratibha Patil arrived on a six-day trip to China on Wednesday at a time when the two Asian giants are marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations that have lately been scarred by distrust, perceptional differences and border tensions. Ms Patil will meet her Chinese counterpart Mr Hu Jintao,

China mishaps kill 73 in 48 hrs


At least 17 people were killed on Monday in China in two separate accidents, including a head-on collision between two buses, bringing to 73 the total number of transport-related deaths in the past 48

China pledges currency reforms, no timeframe


China on Monday agreed to undertake currency reforms as it commenced a high level dialogue with the US but insisted that it will decide on the timeframe as it pushed for an end to American curbs on tr

68 killed, 100 hurt in China accidents

At least 68 people were killed and over 100 injured on Sunday in a train accident, two major road mishaps and a forest fire in China.
Nineteen passengers were killed and 71 others were injured when a passenger train from Shanghai to Guilin in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonom-ous Region d

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