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Chinese Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr


August 18th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims in northwest China's Qinghai province flocked to mosques Saturday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of a month of fasting during the holy ... Read more...

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In China, volunteer lawyers helping the poor


July 15th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS)In a drive worth emulating by lawyers in other parts of the world, volunteer lawyers and law students have come forward in China to offer assistance to ... Read more...

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Hailstorms in China leave 29 dead, devastate homes


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Hailstorms in China caused havoc, killing 29 people from March to April 20 and destroying various houses, said statistics released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.According ... Read more...

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Shahtoosh: Can the prized industry be revived again?


April 9th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, April 9 (IANS) Shahtoosh, the very very name signifies royalty and kingship, a Farsi word meaning 'King of Wools'. And each shawl, delicate and ethereal, costs hundreds of ... Read more...

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Terrorists not to impact ties with Pakistan: China


March 7th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) Terrorists trained in Pakistan will not affect the friendship between Beijing and Islamabad, said an official Wednesday.A top official from China's northwest Xinjiang Wednesday said violent ... Read more...

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Heavy snow disrupts traffic on China-Nepal highway


February 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) Heavy snow Thursday halted traffic on a section of the China-Nepal highway, which links southwest China's Tibet autonomous region and Nepal, said traffic officials.According Zhao Chun, ... Read more...

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55 rescued from snow-hit Tibet highway


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) A total of 55 people stranded on China's Xinjiang-Tibet highway since Tuesday following heavy snowfall have been rescued, a rescue team official said Thursday.The highway is ... Read more...

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China braces for big freeze


February 4th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 4 (IANS) Temperatures in most parts of China will drop by up to 14 degrees Celsius in the next three days, further intensifying the cold front sweeping the ... Read more...

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China cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy: Gilani


January 17th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Relations with China remain the cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Monday."Pakistan and China enjoyed complete trust and conversion of ... Read more...

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China to freeze terror funds


October 24th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China plans to freeze the funds of terrorist organisations following two attacks that have been blamed on the East Turkestan Islamic Movement whose cadres are said ... Read more...

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‘China has changed its Kashmir policy’


September 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Beijing does not treat Islamabad as its equal, rued a Pakistani professor who noted that China has changed its Kashmir policy and now supports a negotiated ... Read more...

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Pakistan will cooperate with China to defeat terror: Zardari


August 31st, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Pakistan will cooperate with China to defeat terrorism and secessionism, said Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.Zardari Tuesday reiterated Pakistan's commitment to root out extremism and he ... Read more...

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17 dead in China floods


July 23rd, 2011 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in China's 11 provinces have left at least 17 people dead, including four children, officials said.The ministry of ... Read more...

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China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan hold anti-terror drills


May 8th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have conducted a joint anti-terror exercise in northwest China.Code-named Tianshan-II (2011), the exercise saw law enforcement and security personnel from the ... Read more...

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Pakistan terror has to end, India tells China


December 16th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India has conveyed to China its concerns about terrorism sponsored by Pakistan, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said Thursday."Our concerns about terrorism emanating from Pakistani soil were ... Read more...

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Jiabao to visit Pak next month for “deepening strategic cooperation”


November 13th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Nov 13 (ANI): The Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, will visit Pakistan next month to "deepen strategic cooperation" and establish a mechanism for formal and structured dialogue to ensure smooth and ... Read more...

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10,000 trucks stuck in 120 km monster traffic jam in China


September 4th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 4 (ANI): A northern China highway virtually became a parking lot when around 10,000 trucks got stuck in a 120 km jam.An official with Jining traffic police in Inner ... Read more...

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Seven killed in China explosion


August 19th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 14 injured when an electric tricycle exploded in northwest China Thursday, authorities said. The blast occurred on a bridge on the outskirts of Aksu ... Read more...

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Free flow of beer at Chinese carnival


August 8th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Xinjiang, Aug 8 (ANI): A beer carnival is being held in the desert oasis city of Wusu in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.About 20 beer stations have been set up along ... Read more...

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Chinese astronomer predicts appearance of UFO in 2011


August 3rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Unidentified flying objects (UFO) may appear in 2011 or 2012, a Chinese astronomer has predicted. Wang Sichao, an astronomy and minor planet scholar, made the forecast under recently-heated speculations ... Read more...

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China breaks up terrorist ring in Xinjiang


June 24th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing June 24 (ANI): China has cracked down on a terrorist ring, arresting over ten members of "East Turkistan" a terrorist group including its leader."The terrorist group was involved in the violent ... Read more...

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Tibetan environmentalist says Chinese tortured him


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London June 23 (ANI): Award-winning conservationist and philanthropist Karma Samdrup has accused his Chinese jailers of torturing him during an interrogation in Yangqi County in Xinjiang.Karma, a prominent businessman, issued a statement ... Read more...

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China accuses Dalai Lama of `separatism’ in anniversary speech


March 11th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (DPA) China Thursday accused the Dalai Lama of showing "his nature of separating the nation" in a speech to mark the 51st anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese ... Read more...

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China to draft policies for Tibet, Xinjiang’s development this year: Wen Jiabao


March 5th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 5 (ANI): Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday said his government will draft policies this year to boost development in Xinjiang and Tibet as well as other Tibetan-inhabited areas."We will ... Read more...

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China to have its first gay beauty pageant


January 11th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) China will be witnessing its first gay beauty pageant Friday, an organiser said, adding "the gay community is here and it's healthy, sexy, trendy". Gayographic, Beijing's only gay PR ... Read more...

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Chinese court confirms British drug smuggler’s death sentence


December 29th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China's Supreme People's Court Tuesday said that it had approved the death sentence against Akmal Shaikh, a British man who was convicted of smuggling drugs into China. Shaikh, 53, ... Read more...

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Top Al Qaeda leader killed by US in Pakistan


December 12th, 2009 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (DPA) At least one top Al Qaeda plotter is presumed to be dead from an apparent drone attack in Waziristan in western Pakistan, according to US news reports ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda calls for holy war against China


October 7th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 7 (DPA) A senior Al Qaeda leader in a video distributed Wednesday urged Muslims to launch a holy war against Chinese "invaders" in response to the "massacre" of Uighurs in ... Read more...

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China publishes white paper on Xinjiang


September 21st, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (Xinhua) The Chinese government Monday published a white paper on the development and progress in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region. The paper termed national unification, ethnic unity and social ... Read more...

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Pakistan supports China’s stance on Xinjiang : Zardari


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.22 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has supported China's policies in its insurgency hit Xinjiang region.Zardari, who arrived here on Friday on a four day visit, said Islamabad endorses China's ... Read more...

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Australia out of favour with China


August 18th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 18 (DPA) Australian Foreign Minister Steven Smith Tuesday flagged further discord with China following tiffs over foreign investment rules, iron ore pricing, alleged industrial espionage and the visit to ... Read more...

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Chinese airline plane hijacked in China


August 10th, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by John Le Fevre
A passenger airplane is reported to have been hijacked in the country’s troubled western region of Xinjang.The official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, did not give any details about the hijacking in a ... Read more...

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Film to show hidden misery of Mao’s slave teenage brides


August 2nd, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): The audiences will see a tale of joy and sorrow when the film titled "8,000 Girls Ascend the Heavenly Mountain" is released in autumn, dramatizing the lives of ... Read more...

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Uighur leader seeks Japan’s help for minority in China


July 29th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 29 (DPA) Uighur rights activist Rebiya Kadeer Wednesday sought help from Japanese politicians to request China to release prisoners and dispatch an investigating team. Kadeer's visit to Japan has already drawn ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda threatens to target Chinese workers in Africa following Uighur deaths


July 14th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): In a bid to avenge the deaths of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang, Al-Qaeda's North African wing has threatened to target Chinese workers in Africa.The threat from Al-Qaeda ... Read more...

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