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China to build world’s highest planetarium in Tibet next year

Beijing, Nov 5, China will begin construction of the world’s highest planetarium next year in Tibet, local officials said.The planetarium, which is China’s first, will have the region’s largest optical astronomical telescope, with a 1- meter-diameter lens, and become a major regional base for astronomical research and public science education, the Science and Technology Department

Doklam effect: India plans to develop more airfields along China border in Ladakh

Doklam effect: India plans to develop more airfields along China border in

China urges US, N.Korea to reduce tensions

Beijing, Nov 3, The Chinese government on Friday called on the US and North Korea to exercise restraint and help reduce tensions after two US bombers flew near the Korean peninsula before US President Donald Trump’s upcoming Asia trip.“The situation in the Korean peninsula is still highly sensitive and complicated. All parties should watch their

China working with India

China working with India to improve ties

Beijing, Nov 3, China working with India to improve ties. Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Cheng Xiaodong has said that Beijing was working with New Delhi to improve the bilateral ties which were guided by the “neighbourhood diplomacy with Chinese characteristics”. Cheng on Thursday said that India was an important neighbour to which China attaches great

China says no change on Azhar issue

Beijing, Nov 2 : China is set to block the US application to declare Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist on Thursday when the technical hold raised by Beijing comes up for discussion at the UN.Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made it clear there was no change in Beijing’s position on the

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US President Trump to visit China next week

US President Donald Trump will pay a state visit to China from November 8-10 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Thursday. From Nov 5 to Nov 14 trump will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and Philippines in his first visit to the region since taking office.The

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Increase in number of warships in Indian ocean region: Sitharaman

Increase in number of warships in Indian ocean region: Sitharaman : Indian defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that China opened its first overseas military base at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and the country has set up or acquired stakes in the region by building a series of infrastructure facilities.Sitharaman said, “at

China denies it is building tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

Beijing, Oct 31, China on Tuesday rejected a media report that Beijing is planning to build a 1,000-km tunnel to divert the Brahmaputra waters. “This is untrue. This is a false report,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.”China will continue to attach great importance to the cross-border river cooperation,” she added.According to the Hong Kong-based

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China plans to dig world’s longest tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters to Xinjiang region

Dig world’s longest tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters : China is planning to dig a 1000-km long tunnel, the world’s longest tunnel to divert water away from Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh  to the arid Xinjiang region. The Brahmaputra, called the Yarlung Tsangpo in China, originates in Tibet and flows downstream into

China to again block resolution declaring Masood Azhar as terrorist

Beijing, Oct 30 : In a setback to India, China will block the US resolution at the UN this week to declare Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar an international terrorist. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council was yet to reach the consensus to ban Azhar, who is

Chinese Foreign Minister to visit India in December: Officials

Beijing, Oct 29, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to Delhi in December to attend the Russia-India- China (RIC) foreign ministers’ trilateral meeting, in what could be the first high-level Sino-India dialogue after President Xi Jinping commenced his second term.Wang will visit Delhi to attend the RIC meeting and hold talks with his Indian

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Has Doklam agreement been breached, Congress asks PM

New Delhi, Oct 27, Amid reports of fresh Chinese troop build-up, the Congress on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi if the Doklam agreement had been “breached”.“PM claimed restoration of status quo ante as on 16 June. Satellite imagery disproves. National Security endangered?,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Twitter, attaching a news report

World's first smart train begins test run in China

World’s first smart train begins test run in China

World first smart train: The world’s first track-less trains have begun the test runs in China. China had unveiled the train that runs on “virtual tracks” in the city of Zhuzhou and the rail system successfully began the test runs in the Chinese city yesterday. Promoted as the ‘World’s First smart train,’ the vehicle operates

China defends Pakistan against criticism by India, US

Beijing, Oct 26, China once again came out in defence of good friend Pakistan against criticism by India and the US for not doing enough to wipe out terrorist outfits from the country and praised Islamabad’s efforts in combatting terrorism. A day after India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Rex

China supports Myanmar ‘safeguarding peace and stability’

Beijing, Oct 21, China supports Myanmar ‘safeguarding peace and stability’. A ruling Chinese Communist Party official says China supports Myanmar in “safeguarding peace and stability” and won’t join other nations in condemning it for what many consider a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.Vice minister of the party’s International Department Guo Yezhou told reporters

Other developing nations can adopt China’s growth model: Xi

Beijing, Oct 18, President Xi Jinping today said China will emerge as a modern and prosperous nation by 2020 and suggested that other developing countries could adopt the same growth model to transform the lives of their people. Unveiling his two-stage plan to make China a “great modern socialist country” by mid-21st century, Xi, General

China, India can help solve Rohingya crisis: Chinese daily

Beijing, Oct 16, India and China can jointly lead efforts to solve the Rohingya crisis by offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state, an article in the state-run media has said.”Given the interests Beijing and New Delhi share with Myanmar, the two could cooperate in offering humanitarian aid to Rakhine state, assist Bangladesh in

China understands that India is no more weak: Rajnath Singh

Lucknow, Oct 15, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the country’s borders were “completely safe” and China has also started to understand that “India is no more weak”. Singh said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi India has become a powerful country and its prestige at the international level has also grown.

800-year-old city walls excavated

800-year-old city walls excavated in China

Beijing, Oct 14, 800-year-old city walls excavated in China. Archaeologists have excavated 800-year-old city walls and gates in China’s Chongqing. More than 300 relics and evidence that a complete defence system existed at the time have been unearthed.A township in Fengjie county’s Baidi was once a very important military fortress. The archaeological dig launched at

China tells India to respect ‘border facts’

Beijing, Oct 9, Two days after Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Nathu La, China on Monday said the Sikkim section of the India-China border has been delineated by historical convention and asked New Delhi to abide by this “fact”.“The Sikkim section of China-India border has been delineated by the historical convention and the Nathu