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China, Maldives pledge closer cooperation on climate change


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Urmuqi (China), Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan Sunday and pledged to boost cooperation on climate change between the two nations.Hailing the sound ... Read more...

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India paying ’special attention’ to China border


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With China planning to develop a tourist hub in Tibet, India said Thursday that it was paying "special attention" to the development of infrastructure in ... Read more...

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Mudslide at iron mine in northwest China kills 7, buries 21


August 1st, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by BNO News
ARALTOBE, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A mudslide buried the site of an iron mine in northwestern China on early Tuesday morning, killing at least seven people and leaving 21 others missing, local ... Read more...

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China builds train link to ’sea of death’


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) China has finished constructing a railway link to a lake that is known as the "sea of death" due to its high salt content, a ... Read more...

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Ferry with 250 people sinks off Tanzania


July 18th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), July 18 (IANS) A ferry with over 250 passengers, including 31 children, Wednesday sank near Chumbe island off the coast of Tanzania in eastern Africa, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Plane hijacking attempt foiled in China


June 29th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) The crew and passengers Friday foiled an attempt to hijack an aircraft in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, police said.Six people tried to hijack Tianjin Airlines' ... Read more...

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China’s jade trade is off-limits to officials


May 7th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Chinese officials have been barred from the "jade rush", in which excessive mining has almost exhausted reserves of the precious stone.The government of Hotan prefecture, Xinjiang ... Read more...

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China launches oil spill response vessel


April 14th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) In a move to strengthen emergency response capabilities in case of oil spill accidents, China has put the country's first oil spill response vessels (OSRV) into ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake jolts China (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A magnitude-6 temblor hit China's Uygur Autonomous Region Friday, the China Earthquake Network Centre said.The temblor, which jolted the Hotan prefecture's Lop county at 6.50 a.m, ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6 quake hits China


March 9th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region Friday, according to the China Earthquake Network Centre.The temblor, which ... Read more...

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Six killed in China mine blast


February 15th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of six miners were killed in a coal mine gas explosion Tuesday in northwest China, said authorities.The six miners were underground when the explosion ... Read more...

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Drinking water scare in Chinese city after industrial pollution


January 28th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) Authorities in China have swooped into action to monitor drinking water safety more closely after cadmium pollution, caused by a mining firm, has been found downstream ... Read more...

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China spends $79 mn from lottery on poor


January 27th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 500 million yuan (around $79 million) from China's lottery earnings has been used to financially support underprivileged school students and teachers, the education ... Read more...

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China lets prisoners go home for New Year


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Dozens of inmates in northwestern China will be temporarily released from jail to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year at home with their families as a ... Read more...

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World celebrates arrival of 2012


January 1st, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) People in different parts of the world took to revelry as they celebrated the end of 2011 and ushered in the New Year 2012 at midnight.The ... Read more...

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Six held for sex attack on teenaged Chinese girls


December 31st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Six men have been arrested in China for breaking into a school dormitory and sexually assaulting teenage girls.Police in Pubei county of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region ... Read more...

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Chinese police kill seven kidnappers, free hostages


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) Police fatally shot seven kidnappers during a hostage rescue mission in northwest China Wednesday night, authorities said Thursday.Two people were kidnapped in the mountainous area of ... Read more...

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China’s largest desert lake may vanish in 10 years


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) China's largest desert lake is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities and it could vanish in just a decade, officials estimate.Hongjiannao ... Read more...

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Nine killed in China bus-truck collision


December 10th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 10 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven seriously injured in northwest China after a long-distance bus collided with a truck in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region ... Read more...

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World’s largest medicinal botanic garden in China


December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) A medicinal botanical garden in southwest China has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world, a garden official ... Read more...

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India keeping close watch on China’s border activities


December 1st, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Even as India and China have yet to decide on the next round of boundary talks, the government Thursday said it was keeping "a close ... Read more...

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Seven trapped Chinese miners found alive


November 19th, 2011 - 3:21 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 19 (IANS) Seven labourers, trapped in a coal mine in China early Friday, have been found alive underground the caved-in mine, Xinhua reported.According to the regional coal mine ... Read more...

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All Tibet news media to be bilingual in five years: Officials


November 13th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Nov 13 (IANS) Officials in southwest China's autonomous region of Tibet Sunday said they planned to have all local media releases published or broadcast in both Chinese Mandarin and ... Read more...

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China has 49,000 centenarians: Survey


November 8th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) China has around 49,000 people over 100 years of age, says a new survey.The survey by the China Gerontological Society said that till July 1, the ... Read more...

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Map row: Chinese envoy asks journalist to shut up


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) A Chinese company Thursday signed a accord for investing $400 million in Gujarat, but a row erupted when China's ambassador Zhang Yan asked an ... Read more...

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China gives solar-powered TVs to herdsmen


November 1st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) A total of 2,730 solar-powered TV sets have been given to herdsmen in northwest China.The TV sets were donated to those without access to electricity due ... Read more...

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Iraq asks FIFA to organise its qualifiers in Qatar


October 2nd, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 2 (IANS) Iraq has asked world football's governing body FIFA to approve its request for playing its qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics ... Read more...

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Typhoon Nesat kills three in China


October 2nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Three people were killed in typhoon Nesat in southern China, a media report said Sunday.They died when their houses in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region collapsed Saturday ... Read more...

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300,000 evacuated as typhoon lands in south China


September 29th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 29 (IANS) About 300,000 people were evacuated in south China in preparation for typhoon Nesat's expected assault on the island province of Hainan Thursday.Packing winds of 42 metres ... Read more...

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Man kills girlfriend by stabbing over 30 times


September 29th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) A 38-year-old man in China brutally killed his girlfriend by stabbing her all over while having a drink at a restaurant. He did not stop ... Read more...

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Muslims celebrate Eid in China


August 31st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Millions of Muslims in China celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday with religious zeal and fervour.Early Wednesday morning, Muslims from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ningxia Hui ... Read more...

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Woman gets back phone with dead son’s messages


August 5th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) A woman got back her lost mobile phone that contained the last voice messages of her son who died of cancer, thanks to an internet campaign ... Read more...

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China to hike anti-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) China will step up its anti-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan to ensure regional peace and stability, Xinhua reported Wednesday."China and Pakistan have forged excellent cooperation in anti-terrorism," ... Read more...

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Chinese police bust trafficking rings, rescue 89 infants


July 27th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Chinese police have rescued 89 infants after busting two trafficking rings in the country, a media report said.Over 360 suspects involved in the criminal networks were ... Read more...

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Quake jolts China


July 25th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted northwest China early Monday, Xinhua reported.The quake hit Qinghe county of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at ... Read more...

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