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Tropical fruit a new front in China’s African aid


September 1st, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Even as only a thin Chinese belt experiences tropical weather, the technology it uses to grow and process tropical fruit may contribute to the country's thriving ... Read more...

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Chinese defence minister to visit India


August 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Wednesday began a three-day Asian tour that will also take him to India.Liang will be the first Chinese defence minister to ... Read more...

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Tombs bear secrets of 2,000-year old Tibetan kingdom


August 24th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Aug 24 (IANS) Four tombs unearthed in Tibet are believed to contain relics from an ancient Tibetan kingdom that thrived more than 2,000 years ago. The tombs, found in ... Read more...

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China’s PPI drop highlights economy’s plight (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China's Producer Price Index (PPI), a main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, fell 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, the National Bureau ... Read more...

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Chinese officials put on live TV show sweat it out


July 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) A group of provincial officials in China had a tough time facing public after they were put on a live TV to address residents' grievances.Salary ... Read more...

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Castro’s China visit to help speed up Cuban economy (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 3 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro will begin a state visit to China Wednesday, during which he will sign a number of deals that will help accelerate Cuba's ... Read more...

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China increases financial support to IMF


June 19th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China will contribute $43 billion to the latest round of global resources worth $430 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the foreign ministry has said.This ... Read more...

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China publishes books on morality of officials


June 18th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) As part of the government's efforts to promote integrity among civil servants, a four-book series on moral issues faced by officials was released for sale in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Myanmar could be India’s next-door energy supplier: Chinese expert


May 25th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) Considering the geostrategic significance of Myanmar, it is crucial for India to befriend the country as it serves as a land bridge to Southeast Asia ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Hong Kong tops Chinese competitive city list


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Hong Kong has topped a list of the most competitive cities in China and its special territories.The list - "Report on the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities ... Read more...

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China’s e-shopping market to be world’s biggest


May 19th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Online shopping transactions in China will surpass those in Japan in 2012 and the US by 2013 to become the world's top most, a report has ... Read more...

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70 percent Chinese have pre-marital sex: Study


April 10th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Chinese people are showing an increasingly tolerant attitude toward pre-marital sex, with over 70 percent saying they now getting physical before tying the knot, a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China to reinforce territorial claims


March 27th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China may step up its exploration of the South China Sea to reinforce its territorial claims.Authorities announced that geographical surveys of the area were underway, People's ... Read more...

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Make learning easy for boys: Chinese lawmaker


March 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) Almost 80 percent of China's 50 million students rated as poor are boys -- and a lawmaker has called for easier access to college education for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chinese kids want some freedom at home


February 8th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) A lot of children in China's Shanghai city wish they have some freedom to lead life their way.This freedom, according to a survey, may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese want slaughter of strays to end


January 5th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 5 (IANS) Chinese activists want early legislation to protect animals in a bid to stamp out growing abuse such as slaughter of strays as well as live shows ... Read more...

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China seeks ‘better external environment’


January 4th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) China should engage in efforts to build a "better external environment", Foreign Minister Yang Jeichi has said, while predicting more instability in the world in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Inflation affecting living standards in China


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) Inflation appears to have hit the lifestyle of people in China with a survey finding that about 70 percent of the Chinese had their standard of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China to create more jobs for people in cities


December 18th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) The Chinese government now seems to be focussing on employment opportunities in urban areas, as it has decided to keep its unemployment rate among registered city ... Read more...

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Don’t eat dogs, urge Chinese animal rights groups


November 20th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) Animal welfare groups in China are now challenging an ages-old tradition of eating dogs, urging people to change their "nasty habit".Citing health reasons and animal rights, ... Read more...

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China’s growth forecast down to 9.4 percent


October 10th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a major government think tank, Monday cut China's growth estimate for 2011 to 9.4 percent from a previous forecast ... Read more...

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China urges Libya to protect its investments


August 24th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) China has urged Libya to protect its investments after a Libyan rebel said Chinese oil companies could suffer following the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi.Wen Zhongliang, deputy ... Read more...

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China blames terrorists trained in Pakistan for Xinjiang attack (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Monday blamed terrorists trained in Pakistan for an attack in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that left six dead and 15 injured. An expert said ... Read more...

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China to build economic zone


July 27th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China plans to build an economic zone in the country's central Henan province to boost development in the region, a media report said.The government will issue ... Read more...

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Chinese second most widely used language on internet


July 14th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) The Chinese language has become one of the most widely used on internet, second only to English, an official said.Liu Ruisheng, vice research fellow at the ... Read more...

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Over one mn websites closed in China in 2010


July 13th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Over one million websites were closed down in China in 2010, BBC reported.The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said there were 41 percent fewer websites ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Shanghai’s young start off on sex earlier


July 7th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, July 7 (IANS) The young people in this Chinese city are having sex earlier than the older generations, said a report.A report by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China’s local government debts over 10 trillion yuan


June 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China announced the size of its local governments' debts for the first time Monday -- it totals 10.72 trillion yuan ($1.66 trillion). Liu Jiayi, the auditor-general ... Read more...

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Quality of life in Beijing poor: Chinese report


June 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 12 (IANS) The quality of life in Beijing is worse than in other metropolitan cities in China like Guangzhou and Shanghai, says a new report.Cities like Nanjing, Yinchuan, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China releases official book on US


June 10th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) China has released its first ever official guide book on the US that "systematically introduces economy, politics, society and culture" of the US.The "Blue Book of ... Read more...

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5,000 couples divorce each day in China


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) Over 5,000 couples divorce each day in China, according to latest statistics from the ministry of civil affairs.Civil affairs departments have dealt with more than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China to penalise people found spreading STDs


May 21st, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Authorities in China may soon be able to penalise anyone found intentionally spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to the latest draft amendment by the health ... Read more...

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China’s economy threatened by country’s ageing population


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's ageing population is likely to contribute to slower economic growth and higher inflation, according to analysts.The emergence of negative growth in the total working-age population, which some ... Read more...

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Timeline of Binayak Sen case


April 15th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The following is the timeline of the Binayak Sen case:May 14, 2007: Binayak Sen arrested in Bilaspur on charges of carrying messages between Piyush Guha, ... Read more...

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China is world’s third most popular tourist destination


April 12th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) Do you know the land of the Great Wall is more popular tourist destination than the Alps of Switzerland? The UN has recently ranked China as ... Read more...

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