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Xi Jinping and fragility of Chinese politics (Comment)


September 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
The appearance of China's presumptive leader Vice President Xi Jinping in the state media Sep 15 relieved the tension among many in China and abroad. It meant the consensus on the ... Read more...

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China issues 62 media bans in 2009 as web censorship intensifies


January 31st, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Jan 31 (DPA) China issued 62 media blackouts in 2009, banning media from reporting on issues ranging from public protests to photos of a topless actress in the Caribbean, ... Read more...

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Orhan Pamuk’s book stays atop bestseller chart


December 3rd, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Nobel prize winning writer Orhan Pamuk's "The Museum of Innocence" continued to dominate the bestseller list in the fiction category this week while "The Hindus: An Alternative ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh is again top author of the week


August 27th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jaswant Singh's controversial book "Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence" continued to retain the No.1 position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen top author of the week


August 13th, 2009 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Amartya Sen's "The Idea of Justice" dominated the non-fiction section among best-selling books here in the first week of its release while "The Wish Maker: A Novel" ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy’s book tops chart


August 6th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Arundhati Roy's "Listening to Grass Hoppers: Field Notes on Democracy" topped the non-fiction category among best-selling books here this week, while Ali Sethi's "The Wish Maker: A ... Read more...

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China silent on anniversary of 1989 crackdown (Lead)


June 4th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (DPA) China's ruling Communist Party and most ordinary people ignored Thursday's 20th anniversary of a military crackdown on democracy protests as scores of activists were reportedly under house arrest ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama pays respects to Tiananmen Square victims


June 4th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 4 (IANS) The spiritual head of the Tibetan community, the Dalai Lama, Thursday paid his respects to those who died during the Tiananmen Square movement in 1989. "On occasion of the ... Read more...

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Purged officials reignite party divisions in China


June 4th, 2009 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (DPA) Ignored by state media and the Chinese Communist Party, a book by purged party leader Zhao Ziyang has given renewed hope to dissidents in their 20-year campaign for ... Read more...

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Secret book reopens old divisions in China’s Communist Party


May 16th, 2009 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, May 16 (DPA) A new book secretly written by a former leader has reopened 20-year-old divisions in China's ruling Communist Party by advocating democratic reform, criticising other leaders and ... Read more...

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