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China to launch moon rover on Monday

BEIJING-UNS : China will launch its first ever moon rover mission on Monday, state media said, as Beijing embarks on the latest stage in its ambitious space programme. A rocket carrying the vehicle, named “Jade Rabbit” in a nod to Chinese folklore, will blast off …

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Chinese Islamists seeks ban on music on tv

REUTERS BEIJING: Islamists in China’s far western region of Xinjiang are seeking to ban television, singing and other forms of entertainment, a newspaper said on Friday, adding that “religious extremism” was a disaster facing the area. China has stepped up its rhetoric against what it says …

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Indian foreign minister in China visit after border row

BEIJING: Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid begins a two-day trip to China on Thursday, just days after the resolution of a border flare-up that highlighted longstanding tensions between the Asian giants. The world’s two most populous countries have in recent years seen relations improve and …

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China closes North Korean bank account over nuke link

BEIJING : The state-owned Bank of China has shut the account of a North Korean bank accused by the United States of supporting the North s nuclear programme, Dow Jones Newswires said Tuesday. “The Foreign Trade Bank of North Korea, the country s main foreign-exchange …

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Tension grips Nanjing as Japan football team reaches China

NANJING (AFP) – Intense security was deployed Tuesday for a Japanese football club s match in Nanjing, scene of the worst atrocities of Japan s 1930s invasion of China, which still weighs heavily on ties. About 6,000 paramilitary guards and police were drafted in for …

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China rebukes monastery at heart of fiery protests

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese officials have castigated a Tibetan monastery at the center of a wave of self-immolations, saying it has been inciting the fiery protests. They also indicate authorities will not relax controls over the region. Wu Zegang, the governor of Aba prefecture in …

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China plans next manned space mission for summer

BEIJING (UNS ) – The country s manned space program released a statement Thursday saying the Shenzhou 10 spacecraft would take flight sometime between June and August. It will deliver its crew to the Tiangong 1, where they will conduct further tests of the station …

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China poised to control strategic Pakistani port

BY TARQ KHAN China is poised to take over operational control of a strategic deep-water Pakistani seaport that could serve as a vital economic hub for Beijing and perhaps a key military outpost, according to officials.    The construction of the port, in the former fishing …

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In China, signs that one-child policy may be coming to an end

JIUQUAN, China: China could be considering relaxing its harsh one-child policy because of women like Hu Yanqin, who lives in a village at the edge of the Gobi desert. When Hu married a construction worker seven years ago, she knew she was going to have …

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