Lanka for India's inclusion in regional cooperation with China

Sri Lanka has backed China's surprise initiative to make India an important component of a regional cooperation to address New Delhi's concerns over Chinese involvement in large-scale projects in the country, a senior Sri Lankan minister has said.

China woos Nepal with more infrastructure, hydro projects

Firming up ties with Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged NRs 14.5 billion to Nepal for transport and infrastructure building as Kathmandu promised to keep up the crackdown on Tibetans supporting the Dalai Lama.

Taiwan protesters pelt eggs over China flight route

Taiwanese demonstrators threw eggs and slippers to protest against China's launch of a controversial new flight route on Sunday, accusing the government of failing to stand up to Beijing.

Chinese court jails Uighur for 6 years for growing beard

A court in China`s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for "provoking trouble" and growing a beard, a practise discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Top courts of BRICS countries to expand judicial cooperation

Top judges of BRICS countries on Saturday held their first meeting and called for equitable governance and inclusive growth while asking emerging economies to expand cooperation for sharing experience on judicial reforms.

Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC
Beijing `cold enough` to host in 2022 Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing is "cold enough," to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, the International Olympic Committee`s (IOC) evaluation chief said on Saturday, while avoiding criticism of a recent crackdown on Chinese activists.

IOC receives rights assurances for 2022 Winter Games bids
IOC receives rights assurances for 2022 Winter Games bids

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received non-discrimination assurances from Beijing and Almaty`s bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, an official said on Saturday after Beijing police raided an anti-discrimination group this week.

Russia to join China-led development bank: Official

Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies.

Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing`s criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China`s massive reclamation activities" in the waters.

Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 Winter Games venues
Beijing pledges free internet, optimum use of 2008 Winter Games venues

Beijing`s Olympic experience and infrastructure are key in delivering a successful 2022 winter Games, senior bid official Wu Jingmi said on Friday, pledging also free internet during the event.

'Port city not figured in Sirisena's talks in China'

The controversial Colombo Port City project did not figure in President Maithripala Sirisena's talks with Chinese leaders during his current visit to Beijing, Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith P Perera said on Friday.

Philippines `hypocritical` on South China Sea: Beijing

Beijing escalated its war of words with the Philippines over the South China Sea on Friday, decrying Manila as "hypocritical" for criticising its land reclamation works in the area.

Chinese police raid office of prominent NGO

Chinese police officers raided the office of a prominent non-governmental organisation in Beijing this week, seizing laptops and details of contacts, its co-founder said on Thursday, the latest target of China`s crackdown on dissent.

'India keen to improve ties with China despite international pressure'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that improving Sino-India relations would send a positive message to the international community shows India wants to independently develop ties with China regardless of pressure from other countries, strategic analysts here said.

Beijing official says Chinese have no need for blocked websites

 If Beijing is successful in its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics then foreigners who attend will get uncensored Internet access, but this isn`t an issue for Chinese who "don`t like" sites like Facebook and Twitter, an official said on Wednesday.

India, China border issue not insurmountable: State media

As India and China on Monday held fresh border talks, official media here struck a positive note, saying with both sides agreeing to tap the vast potential of bilateral cooperation, a resolution to the vexed issue is not an "insurmountable barrier" for regional stability.

Tibetan survivors of self-immolations face brutal fate: Rights group

Tibetans who set themselves on fire in protest at Chinese rule face "extreme physical and psychological suffering" if they survive, a rights group said, alleging amputations, repression and forced disappearances.

After history disputes, Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul resume talk

The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan will meet for the first time in three years this weekend after bitter disputes over history and territory drastically scaled back high-level contacts and even raised security fears.

Graft-hit Chinese military launches open bid for arms purchase

Bogged down by massive corruption scandals, the Chinese Army on Thursday carried out its first open bidding for nearly USD 15 million worth of equipment in an attempt to bring transparency in the procurement processes of the world's largest military.

China to unveil Silk Road project plan at Boao Forum next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will release the implementation plan for his ambitious Silk Road projects listing hundreds of infrastructure ventures at the Boao Forum next week in presence of heads of state from 13 nations.