China on Thursday said improving ties between India and Pakistan was of paramount importance to peace and development in the region and offered its support to resolve bilateral disputes through peaceful dialogue.
Concerned over Sri Lanka's decision to temporarily suspend the controversial USD 1.5 billion Chinese port city project in Colombo, a wary China on Thursday hoped the country's new government would properly resolve the issue keeping in mind the bilateral friendly relations.
More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.
Noting that development was a common strategic goal for both India and China, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng has said the two countries can complement each other's advantages to make "dragon-elephant tango" possible.
The government on Wednesday said as per an understanding reached with the Chinese side, five batches of 50 pilgrims each are expected to travel through Nathu La for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra this year.
Britain`s Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade on Wednesday, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focused partly on wildlife conservation.
India, China and Pakistan need to find areas to cooperate and collaborate and become strategic partners inside Afghanistan to ensure stability in the region and stave off threats from terrorists, foreign policy experts have averred.
Colombian authorities detained a vessel operated by China`s largest shipping group for illegally transporting thousands of cannon shells, around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives, the attorney general`s office said.
More than 450 people were killed in China`s restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.
China`s defence budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, the spokeswoman for the country`s parliament said on Wednesday, outpacing the slowing Chinese economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment.
Beijing on Tuesday pushed back at the US over espionage concerns, after President Barack Obama criticised a Chinese anti-terror measure that would force tech firms to surrender key information to Communist authorities.
The US on Tuesday expressed concern over China's "provocative" and "dramatic" tactics in the South China Sea and said the American navy will shift 60 per cent of its maritime assets to the Pacific by 2020.