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Chinese pianist Lang carries Olympic torch in London


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) Celebrated Chinese pianist Lang Lang carried the torch in London less than a week before the opening ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.Temperature rose Sunday when the ... Read more...

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China celebrates Tourism Day


May 20th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China Saturday celebrated Tourism Day with various activities across the country to welcome tourists from home and abroad.Travel agencies and hotels have announced discounts to boost ... Read more...

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China orders internet whitewash amid coup rumours


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Nervous leaders in China have blocked all internet reports of an alleged attempted coup, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Online reports of tanks on the streets of ... Read more...

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Chinese air force trains 300 women pilots


March 9th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) A total of 328 women pilots have been trained by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force over the past six decades, according to government figures.The ... Read more...

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Beijing to build world’s busiest airport


February 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) The Chinese capital will this year begin construction of an airport that will become the world's busiest, a media report said.According to China Daily, the yet-to-be-named ... Read more...

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People’s for wish for democracy remains: Chinese writer Bi Feiyu (Interview)


January 14th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) People's wish for democracy has no end, so days of revolution still exist in China, says writer Bi Feiyu, who won the Man Asian Literary ... Read more...

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Action against Baba Ramdev internal Indian matter: US


June 7th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) The United States has said that it supports the right to peaceful assembly, but it considers New Delhi's action against yoga guru Baba Ramdev as "an ... Read more...

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Protesters in Germany demand release of Ai Weiwei


April 18th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by BNO News
BERLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Around 150 demonstrators on Sunday demanded the release of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei in front of the Chinese embassy in Berlin.The German DPA news agency reported ... Read more...

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US envoy to China ‘flees scene’ after being spotted at ‘Jasmine Revolution’ rally


February 24th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb 24(ANI): The United States Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, was caught on tape at an anti-government protest in Beijing, but quickly left the scene after someone in the crowd noticed ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama calls for a world free of war


November 13th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 13 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has called for eliminating nuclear weapons and for creating a world free of war, according to a post on the Central ... Read more...

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China cracks down on dissidents despite dissident getting Nobel Peace Prize


October 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 29 (ANI): China has defied widespread international criticism and continued its crackdown on human rights activists and lawyers despite one of its dissident citizens receiving the coveted Nobel Peace prize.Jailed ... Read more...

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It’s desirable that China frees Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu: Japanese PM


October 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Oct 15 (ANI): Japan's prime minister Naoto Kan has said that it would be "desirable" for China to free Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, but stopped short of an explicit ... Read more...

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Not seeking Tibet’s freedom but autonomy: Dalai Lama


October 15th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 15 (IANS) Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama has asserted once again that he was not seeking Tibet's independence and said Beijing continued to make baseless charges of separatism against him. ... Read more...

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China puts 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo’s wife under house arrest


October 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 11 (ANI): The wife of Liu Xiaobo, the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, has reportedly been put under house arrest in Beijing following her meeting with her ... Read more...

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Beijing’s Forbidden City can accomodate more tourists


August 22nd, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) More tourists will be able to visit China's Forbidden City after a renovation project to double the size of this heritage complex in the heart of Beijing is ... Read more...

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Google denies agreeing to China’s demand for self-censorship


July 2nd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): Software search engine giant Google has rubbished reports that it has approached the Chinese government with a proposal for self-censorship, saying it would never consider it.Obert Boorstin, ... Read more...

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Publication of former China premier’s Tiananmen diary halted


June 20th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, June 20 (DPA) Publication of a diary by China's former premier Li Peng detailing events leading up to the 1989 Beijing crackdown on democracy activists has been halted, a news ... Read more...

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President Patil sticks to veggie fare at Chinese banquet


May 27th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Beijing, May 27 (IANS) A sumptuous state banquet was presented in honour of visiting Indian President Pratibha Patil by Chinese President Hu Jintao, as a military band played Hindi ... Read more...

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China mourns quake victims (Lead)


April 21st, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Top Chinese leaders, including President Hu Jintao, Wednesday paid tributes here to more than 2,000 victims of the devastating quake in northwest Qinghai province, while thousands of people ... Read more...

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China mourns quake victims


April 21st, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday paid tribute here to more than 2,000 victims of the devastating earthquake in northwest Qinghai province. At Tiananmen Square, thousands of people watched the ... Read more...

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China jails Sichuan quake activist for subversion


February 9th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Feb.9 (ANI): China has jailed Sichuan quake activist for five years after investigating him for shoddy construction that contributed to the deaths of thousands of schoolchildren in 2008.Tan Zuoren, 55, a ... Read more...

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China asks EU to scrap ‘prejudiced’ arms embargo


January 28th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 28 (IANS) China Thursday asked the European Union to scrap the embargo imposed on it against inking any arms deal with EU member countries, saying the 21-year-old sanction was ... Read more...

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Why Google finally saw red in China (Comment)


January 21st, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Prasanto K. Roy There's no polite way to put this. China is a rogue nation, a military dictatorship masquerading as a people's government. It's an apparent economic success in the short term, ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama expresses displeasure over imprisonment of Chinese dissident


December 29th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI
Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 29 (ANI): The 14th Dalai Lama on Tuesday expressed his displeasure over the imprisonment of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo for 11 years.He urged Chinese authorities to release Xiaobo ... Read more...

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Leading Chinese dissident charged with inciting subversion, faces up to 15 years in prison


December 13th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec.13 (ANI): One of China's leading dissidents has been charged with "inciting subversion", and faces a possible 15-year jail sentence.Liu Xiaobo was one of 300 democratic activists in China to ... Read more...

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China puts dissident student leader on trial after Obama leaves


November 19th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Nov.19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama may have subtly called on China to improve its human rights record and allow for greater freedom of speech during his three-day visit ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama tours the Forbidden City


November 17th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US President is on an official tour in China and he took time out, to play a common tourist. He visited the ‘Forbidden City’ and ... Read more...

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Hong Kong leader draws flak on Tiananmen dissident handed to China


October 13th, 2009 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Oct 13 (DPA) Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was under increasing pressure Tuesday to investigate the case of a former Tiananmen Square dissident sent over the border into China to ... Read more...

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China shows strength, vitality as republic turns 60 (Lead)


October 1st, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (Xinhua) China staged a grand celebration in Tiananmen Square at the heart of Beijing Thursday, showcasing the strength and vitality of Chinese-style socialism over the past 60 years, a ... Read more...

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Cannon firing, flag raising marks 60th anniversary celebration of China


October 1st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 1 (ANI): A grand flag-raising ceremony, firing cannons and a march past down a red carpet in Beijing's Tiananmen Square marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China ... Read more...

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PM greets China on 60th anniversary


September 30th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday congratulated the Chinese government and people on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic and said that "strategic ... Read more...

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China plans 60th anniversary with huge ‘ideology’ show


September 30th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (DPA) "Democracy" is taking a minor role in Thursday's show marking 60 years of the People's Republic of China, upstaged by the ruling Communist Party's invitation-only celebration of its ... Read more...

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China bans tourist entry into Tibet till October 8


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sep.22 (ANI): China has banned foreign tourists from travelling to Tibet ahead of a parade in the capital to mark 60 years of Communist rule.The Daily Express quoted Tan Lin, ... Read more...

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Man goes on deadly stabbing rampage in Beijing


September 17th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING (BNO NEWS) -- A man armed with a knife went on a deadly stabbing rampage in downtown Beijing on Thursday evening, state media reported.It happened at a major commercial center called ... Read more...

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China ready with rockets to ensure rain free National Day parade


August 25th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): China has declared that President Hu Jintao will oversee an enormous military parade on Tiananmen Square to mark the 60th year of Communist Party rule without any interruption ... Read more...

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