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Ex-British consulate staff says Chinese police tortured him

Simon Cheng said he refused but confessed to the minor offense of “soliciting prostitution” in order to avoid harsher treatment and a heavy sentence on national security charges.

US to provide ship to Vietnam to boost South China Sea patrols

China claims 90 per cent of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also lay claim to parts of it, through which about $3 trillion of trade passes each year.

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US Senate passes bill to support human rights in Hong Kong

China responded by threatening to take "strong countermeasures" if Congress proceeds with passage of the bill.

Explained: What 'leaked' documents say about China's Uighur detention camps

Around a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims have been bundled into ‘de-radicalisation camps’ in China. Those not detained are living under constant surveillance, involving facial recognition cameras and QR codes on homes.

Explained: Three cases of bubonic plague in China; what is it?

Plague has killed tens of millions of people around the world in three major pandemics, with about a third of Europe's population wiped out in the 1300s by bubonic plague, known as the Black Death.

China threatens Sweden over support for jailed book publisher

Beijing is furious after Sweden's culture minister ignored warnings not to attend a ceremony honouring Chinese-born Gui Minhai, who is detained in the communist country. But Sweden says it won't be pushed around.

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‘Absolutely no mercy’: Leaked files show China’s mass detention of Muslims in officials’ own words

Internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times have revealed new details on the origins and execution of China’s mass detention of as many as one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.

BRICS 2019: PM Modi calls for counter-terror cooperation, woos business leaders to invest in India

During his meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, PM Modi invited him to be the chief guest at the Republic Day 2020. Bolsonaro accepted the invitation with pleasure. The Prime Minister was also invited for the Victory Day celebrations in Moscow by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On China's Yangtze river, giant dam's legacy blocks revival

Protecting the Yangtze has become a priority for China after President Xi Jinping promised to end big and "destructive" development along the river, which stretches 6,000 kilometres from Tibet to Shanghai, supplies water to 400 million people and irrigates a quarter of the country's arable land.

China to announce billion-dollar investment in Brazilian port of Sao Luis - sources

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the sources said the announcement will be made at the summit of leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the so-called BRICS group of emerging nations, who are meeting in the Brazilian capital for a two-day summit.

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Hong Kong protests intensify as students ready bows and arrows against police

Protestors armed with bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications that they had built on Hong Kong university campuses as they anticipated clashes with the police while they disrupted morning commute in the capital for the fourth consecutive day.

China marks 70 years of communist rule with military parade

After the military parade, dancers and floats lauding China’s history, achievements and its regions passed by, along with portraits of China’s previous leaders and Xi himself, which got loud cheers.

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Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

The annual meeting of China's legislature had many quirky moments and offbeat details which lurked around the edges and behind the scenes.

China kicks off world's biggest ice festival

The festival, which began on Saturday, has drawn millions of visitors from around the world every year since its inception in the early 1980s

Photos of world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai

China officially opened the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau on Tuesday.

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

The red, white and blue banners for US President Donald Trump’s second-term campaign are ready to ship, emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great!” But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of Trump’s own making as he ratchets up a rancorous trade dispute with Beijing.

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In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu advocated greater exchanges in the fields of culture, education and other areas to promote mutual understanding.

The secret rendezvous: When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping met

North Korea's Kim Jong Un travelled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a "secret meeting".

Breathtaking pictures from China's Harbin ice and snow festival

Check out these stunning images from China's famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.

China landslide: After more than 60 hrs, 2 people rescued alive from Shenzhen landslide

In the China landslide, more than 70 people are still missing when a mountain of construction waste material and mud collapsed and flowed into an industrial park in Shenzhen.

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On Doklam and surgical strikes, Modi says Congress' comments were childish

Replying to the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that when it came to Doklam, the Congress was all over the place when asked about meeting Chinese officials. And on surgical strikes, he said, the party's comments were childish.

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World news wrap: Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms, secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms: Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from US intelligence agencies on security concerns. Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore: The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean […]

Opinion | Why Is US' Rex Tillerson Visit So Important For India ?

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson landed in New Delhi on Tuesday night as part of his three-nation tour to reinforce the point made repeatedly by the Trump administration that it wanted robust ties with India. Tillerson has already laid out the broad contours of his India policy in a speech last week where he […]

Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff? Watch video

Doklam standoff: On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides.

China Lodges Diplomatic Protest, Accuses Indian Troops Of ‘Crossing Boundary’ In Sikkim

China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India’s northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship. Geng Shuang, a spokesman with China’s foreign ministry, said Indian guards “obstructed normal activities” by Chinese forces on the border […]

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China's Azhar Snub: India Gets Back With Visa For Rebel Uyghur Leader On Beijing Blacklist

In a move being seen as a retaliatory measure after China blocked the listing of Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist at the UN, India has issued a visa to a Germany-based Uyghur leader to visit Dharamsala for a conference later this month. This is likely to lead to a diplomatic row between […]

China to lay off 5-6 million workers

China aims to lay off 5-6 million workers from “zombie enterprises” to curb industrial overcapacity and pollution, according to sources. Ryan Brooks reports on why that could leave Beijing with an even bigger problem on its hands.

Exiled Tibetans criticise China for deploying missiles

Dharamsala, Feb 19 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile on Friday criticised China’s move to deploy surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The recent move by China stoked tensions between China and its Asian neighbours and the US. Tibetan government-in-exile spokesman Tashi Phuntsok said the move shows that China has imperial ambitions. He added that since there are claims and counter claims over South China Sea, which is an important sea route, international conflicts are bound to happen. Meanwhile, another Tibetan parliamentarian-in-exile Yeshi Phungstok said China might have maritime ambition to approach the Indian Ocean.

First 'Silk Road' train arrives in Tehran from China

The first train to connect China and Iran arrived in Tehran on Monday loaded with Chinese goods, reviving the ancient Silk Road, Iranian railway company said.

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