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No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:47

South Korea`s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:11

A Chinese court Friday sentenced four anti-corruption protestors to between two and three-and-a-half years in jail over their role in small-scale demonstrations, furthering a crackdown on rights activists.

China`s NSC draws up security plan in maiden meet

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 17:46

China`s newly established National Security Commission headed by President Xi Jinping held its first meeting, drawing up plans to build an integrated command structure

Xi asks Chinese air force to integrate air, space capability

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 16:02

Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked China`s air force to speed up its transformation to emerge as a strong power by integrating its air and space capability on the same lines as the US.

No opulent lifestyle for officials in China austerity drive

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 19:59

Beijing`s municipal officials who had acquired a taste for the good life have downgraded their expectations.

Japan berates China`s Xi over Nanjing remarks in Berlin

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 15:17

Tokyo on Sunday criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping for making remarks during a trip to Germany about Japan`s wartime atrocities, adding that the government had lodged a protest.

China, France, Francois Hollande, Xi Jinping, Paris

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 02:20

Beijing and Paris signed scores of deals on Thursday worth USD 25 billion on the second day of a lavish state visit by the Chinese president, in what Francois Hollande said would bring much-needed growth.

Obama, China`s Xi pledge cooperation and joke about first lady

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 02:13

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged cooperation between their countries and chatted about first lady Michelle Obama`s recent trip to Beijing when they met prior to a nuclear summit on Monday.

China`s Xi challenges Obama on telecoms spying report

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 00:28

China`s President Xi Jinping questioned his US counterpart Barack Obama about reports that Washington had secretly tapped Chinese telecoms giant Huawei for years.

Michelle Obama pushes soft diplomacy on visit to China

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 15:54

US first lady Michelle Obama met her Chinese counterpart on Friday, a long-anticipated encounter during a week-long trip to promote education and cultural ties.

China to improve military training to reach "combat standard"

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:44

China will improve military training to reach "combat standard", state media said on Thursday, as President Xi Jinping steps up efforts to modernise the armed forces in the face of bubbling territorial disputes.

China corruption drive goes after `guzzling` officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 08:32

China`s officials may need to tighten their belts after authorities ordered official canteens to serve "smaller portions" in a crackdown on over-indulgence, the Xinhua state news agency reported.