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Tibetan ‘Flame of Truth’ reaches Mumbai


September 18th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The 'Flame of Truth' relay torch, launched by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile to support the cause of Tibetan independence from Chinese rule, reached here from Pune on ... Read more...

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China shuts websites, microblog accounts over fraud, blackmail


September 14th, 2012 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) Several websites and microblog accounts have been closed in China for being involved in fraud and blackmail, the country's National Internet Information Office announced Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Global torch relay to focus attention on Tibet


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 2 (IANS) To apprise the international community about the tense situation prevailing in Tibet, exiled Tibetans Sunday began a global tour aimed at ending the atrocities there.The second ... Read more...

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Beijing downpours toll rises to 37


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) With the recovery of more bodies, the toll since Saturday's torrential rains has climbed to 37 in China, said the Beijing municipal government late Sunday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

20 die in China explosion


June 29th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 14 injured Friday in a massive blast triggered by oil that leaked from a truck in south China's Guangdong province, authorities ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on rare earth


June 20th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China, the world's largest producer of rare earth products, Wednesday issued its first white paper on the rare earth industry.Titled "Situation and policies of China's rare ... Read more...

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China shuts down 89 websites for fraud


June 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) China has shut down 89 websites for conducting "fraudulent activities" in the name of government organisations and charity groups, the government said Tuesday.The State Internet Information ... Read more...

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China publicises human rights action plan


June 11th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) China Monday publicized an action plan to protect human rights.The plan, published by the information office of the State Council, is for the period 2012-2015. The ... Read more...

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China issues report on human rights in US


May 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China, which termed a US report on human rights as "full of overly critical remarks" and "distortions" on China, has hit back with a report on ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China, Thailand to hold joint military training


May 9th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) Marine forces of China and Thailand will hold a 21-day joint military training in China's Guangdong province, the Ministry of National Defence sources said.According to the ... Read more...

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42 Chinese websites shut for blackmail


April 28th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) As many as 42 websites in China have been closed down for their involvement in cases of blackmail that saw them pose as accredited journalists capable ... Read more...

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China cracks down on online crime, over 1,000 held (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) In a massive nationwide crackdown on internet crime, Chinese police Saturday said they have arrested 1,065 suspects and deleted more than 208,000 "harmful" online messages. Six ... Read more...

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Chinese microblogs stop comments after crackdown


March 31st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Two major Chinese microblogging sites have suspended comment functions after they were "punished" for allowing rumours about a military coup in Beijing.A total of 16 websites ... Read more...

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16 Chinese websites closed, six detained for spreading rumours


March 31st, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) Chinese authorities closed 16 websites and detained six people responsible for "fabricating or disseminating online rumors," the State Internet Information Office (SIIO) and Beijing police said ... Read more...

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Chinese terrorist gets death sentence


March 28th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) The ringleader of a Chinese terrorist group has been sentenced to death, China Daily reported Wednesday.Abdukerim Mamut was found guilty of running a terrorist group, leading ... Read more...

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China to launch campaign against online porn


February 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China will launch a six-month-long campaign to crack down on the spread of pornographic and and vulgar information through the Internet and mobile phones.The campaign ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China issues white paper on space exploration


December 29th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China Thursday issued a white paper on the development of space industry since 2006 and the major tasks for the next five years.The white paper, titled ... Read more...

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China shuts over 200 microblogs for pornography


December 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) China has shut down 206 microblogs for distributing pornographic and vulgar content.The investigations were carried out following tips from people, said the State Internet Information Office ... Read more...

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China plans to export more to developing nations


December 7th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) China plans to raise its exports to the developing countries as it believes that the demand from developed nations is unlikely to improve, a senior Chinese ... Read more...

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China issues first white paper on foreign trade


December 7th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) The Chinese government Wednesday issued a white paper on foreign trade, highlighting the country's achievements in boosting foreign trade and its contribution to the world economy.China ... Read more...

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Shanghai launches official microblog


November 28th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) The local government of Shanghai Monday launched its first official microblog where the public will be informed about new regulations, upcoming cultural activities as well as ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on poverty reduction


November 16th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 16 (IANS) China Wednesday unveiled a white paper on its poverty reduction efforts in the past decade, highlighting achievements and the challenges to bringing prosperity to its more ... Read more...

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Chinese microblogs closed for spreading porn


November 1st, 2011 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China has shut down 50 microblogs for distributing pornography and vulgar content, an official said.The microblogs were closed for violations including carrying pornographic images and videos, ... Read more...

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Punishment for Chinese who hack foreign computers


August 30th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China has passed a new law that would punish Chinese hackers who steal information from foreign computers, officials said.Starting Sep 1, hackers who attack 20 to ... Read more...

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UAE charity distributes food in Palestine


August 6th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) A UAE charity has distributed thousands of food parcels to needy Palestinians living in relief camps here.The food was distributed Thursday in 19 relief camps by ... Read more...

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China releases report on human rights


July 14th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China Thursday released a report that said the country has fulfilled all targets of its national human rights action plan."All targets and tasks set by the ... Read more...

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China sets up Internet information office


May 4th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 4(ANI): The Chinese government has established the State Internet Information Office to direct, coordinate and supervise online content management and handle the administration of online news reporting.The office will ... Read more...

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China sets up office for Internet information management


May 4th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) The Chinese government announced Wednesday the setting up of a department to manage Internet information.The department, known as the State Internet Information Office, will direct, coordinate ... Read more...

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China has world’s most registered trademarks


April 21st, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr. 21 (ANI): An intellectual property rights (IPR) official said on Thursday that China has the world's most registered trademarks.Tian Lipu, director of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), said China ... Read more...

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China to crackdown on obscene online ads


April 21st, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): China has launched a nationwide campaign to crack down on false and obscene online advertising about sex-related products.According to a government statement, the sale of such products ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China shuts down 62 pornographic websites


April 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 1(ANI): China has legally shut down 62 websites which contained or disseminated pornographic pictures, videos and ads, the Information Office of the State Council has said.The Information Office said ... Read more...

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China shuts down porn sites


April 1st, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) China has shut down more than 60 pornographic websites that also facilitated prostitution and nude video talks, officials said.The targeted 62 websites were registered in 15 ... Read more...

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China releases manual on Tibet


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) A manual providing basic information about Tibet was released in the Chinese capital Tuesday, Xinhua reported.The manual, written by experts from the State Council Information Office ... Read more...

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Radical Internet remarks a prod for wise foreign policy: Chinese official


March 12th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 12 (ANI): The voices of the roughly 450 million Internet users in China have taken on an important role in crafting foreign policies and similar matters, a top political advisor ... Read more...

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12,000 Chinese evacuated from Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Some 12,000 Chinese nationals have been evacuated from Libya where a popular revolt has been raging on to end the authoritarian rule of President Muammar Gaddafi.They were evacuated ... Read more...

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