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Zambia's ex-mines minister jailed for graft over Chinese licence

Zambia`s former mines minister Maxwell Mwale on Friday was jailed for a year on graft charges linked to the irregular issuing of a mining licence to a Chinese firm in 2009.

Chinese military delegation in India

A 12-member Chinese military delegation arrived in Mumbai on Friday and will hold talks with top Defence Ministry officials here on Saturday.

Russia pushes for setting up BRICS parliamentary forum

Pushed increasingly into a corner by western sanctions over Ukraine, Russia Friday stressed on the relevance of the Russia-India-China troika in "ensuring international and regional stability and security" and setting up a BRICS inter-parliamentary forum.

China's maritime advances worry US, Beijing rejects charges

The US has expressed concern at China`s progress in maritime zones it shares with its neighbours but Beijing has said its activities in its own territory were legitimate and justified.

US flies advanced spy plane over disputed sea: Officials

The United States has flown its most advanced surveillance plane from a military base in the Philippines over flashpoint areas of the South China Sea, Filipino authorities said on Friday.

China moots trilateral cooperation with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday proposed trilateral cooperation involving India and Sri Lanka for regional stability as the new government in Colombo sought to re-balance its ties with China, preferring to follow a "non-aligned" policy.

China censorship sweep deletes more than 60,000 Internet accounts

Some of China`s largest Internet companies deleted more than 60,000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations due to take effect on Sunday, the top Internet regulator said.

China to blacklist officials who interfere in court cases

China will start blacklisting and punishing officials who interfere in judicial investigations and trials, state media said on Friday, as the country hastens efforts to boost the rule of law.

No Chinese incursion into India's territory: Govt

Transgressions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China do occur but no Chinese incursion into the country's territory has taken place, the government said on Friday.

US National Intelligence head worried by Chinese maritime advances

The director of US National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbours, especially with artificial islands being created as aerial platforms.

Pakistani province unable to protect Chinese workers

Police in Pakistan`s Punjab province are considering withdrawal of security from Chinese people working on private projects apparently due to shortage of forces and excessive engagements in other security and law and order duties.

China's stealth fighter makes brief appearance in Air Force film
China's stealth fighter makes brief appearance in Air Force film

China`s prototype stealth fighter, the J-20, has made a rare appearance on screen after a brief shot of it was included in a new Chinese Air Force recruitment video.

Draft Chinese law paves way for counter-terror operations abroad

China is close to approving a law that will create a legal framework for sending troops abroad on counter-terrorism missions, as Beijing seeks to address the vulnerability of the country`s growing global commercial and diplomatic interests.

'PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer'

India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues despite maintaining an independent foreign policy, a top American spy official has said.

Sri Lanka says China to be consulted on any project re-think

Sri Lanka will not make any decision on Chinese projects it is reviewing until it consults China, Sri Lanka`s foreign minister said on Friday, pledging that his new government would welcome Chinese investors.

PM Modi's Arunachal Pradesh trip could add fuel to dispute: China daily

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh could "add fuel" to the territorial dispute and make it difficult to resolve the vexed boundary issue, a Chinese state-run daily said on Friday.

India had highest level of social hostilities in 2013: Study

India had the highest level of social hostilities involving a religion and China had the most government restrictions in 2013, according to a new study by an American think-tank.

More Hong Kong university students back independence: Poll

A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city is governed, an online poll by a university magazine showed.

India has highest religious social hostilities: Study

India had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion in 2013, while China had the highest level of government restrictions on religious beliefs and practices, according to a new study.

Indian-origin man faces jail for photographing underage boy

A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore is facing 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of arranging a minor's sexual tryst with a part-time model and photographing them in a hotel room.