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Seven tourists killed by falling rocks in China

BEIJING (AFP) – Seven tourists died Thursday when they were struck by huge rocks tumbling down a mountain in one of China s most popular beauty spots, state media said. The rocks hit the group of travellers as they waited to board boats in the …

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Chinese President to visit Russia in May

BEIJING-UNS: Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Russia in May this year.During his visit to Russia the Chinese President will discuss import bilateral,regional and international situations with his counterpart President Putin. The Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov confirmed Chinese President visit and said that …

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China expands its role in Afghanistan, Pakistan

KABUL -UNS : China has promised to help build a hydroelectric power plant in a violent Afghan border region, as well as road and rail links to Pakistan, in the latest sign it is taking a more active role in Afghanistan. The assistance will include …

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China Nobel winner praises Communist party

BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has heaped praise on the ruling Communist party and its leader Xi Jinping in an interview likely to renew debate about his political stance. Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel literature prize in 2012 for his novels …

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China warns US to end air and naval surveillance

BEIJING (AFP) – China s military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to “undesirable accidents”. The US should “take concrete measures to decrease close-in …

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China media: Territorial disputes

BBC/UNS: Media expect China to stand up to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and “other countries” over territorial disputes at a regional security summit. Mr Abe is expected to promote Japan as a counterbalance to China in his keynote address on Friday at the Shangri-La Dialogue …

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China to promote its security theory at Shangri-La

BEIJING : China said Friday it would promote its own security theory at an Asian defence forum this weekend, setting the scene for a clash with neighbour and rival Japan. Beijing s delegation to the so-called Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore will be headed by Wang …

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Should China Fear Islamic Insurgency?

By Rachel Delia Benaim World Tribune Pakistan/The Diplomat The indigenous Muslim minority group in China’s western region, Xinjiang, may have a new champion in Beijing. During President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the troubled region, he spoke favorably about policies that would integrate the Turkic-speaking Uyghur into …

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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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