China detains artist for mocking leader Xi Jinping

Chinese police have detained an artist for creating an image of Communist leader Xi Jinping with a crinkled face and a moustache, according to a human rights group.

China crushes half a tonne of ivory in symbolic gesture

China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats Friday, as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks.

India monitoring Chinese Navy's activities: Naval chief

Indian Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Thursday said India was "closely monitoring" the activities of the Chinese Navy.

DNA: Pentagon report says Beijing accelerates land reclamation in South China Sea

United States Department of Defence report says China has developed around 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of artificial islands in strategic South China Sea waters.

US charges fifteen Chinese nationals in SAT fraud scheme

Fifteen Chinese nationals living in the United States have been charged with developing a fraud scheme in which imposters took college entrance exams including the SAT, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

Xi pledges support to Nepal's reconstruction after quake

President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged China's support for the reconstruction of Nepal after the recent devastating earthquake as he greeted his Nepalese counterpart on the country's Republic Day.

US indicts 15 Chinese in college test, passport scam

A US grand jury has indicted 15 Chinese citizens with conspiracy, fraud and forging passports as part of a scam to fake college entrance examinations, prosecutors said Thursday.

Poor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire

A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported.

US threatening 'chaos' in Asia-Pacific: China

China accused the United States on Thursday of threatening to sow "chaos" in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing.

Two jailed for USD 212 million fraud in China

A court in south China's Hainan province today sentenced two men to over 10 years in jail each for cheating 20,000 investors of over USD 212 million.

Chinese activities in IOR are monitored 'minutely': Dhowan

 The Indian Navy today said it "minutely" monitors the activities of its Chinese counterpart in the Indian Ocean Rim even as it downplayed China's assertive white paper on defence which talks about enhancing its naval reach for the first time to "open seas protection" far from its shores.

UN hunger report: CPI(M) says govt failed on food security

Citing a recent UN report which has claimed that India is home to the highest number of undernourished people in the world, CPI(M) on Thursday accused the NDA government of having "glaringly" failed in dealing with food security and said it had brought "shame" to the nation.

India tops world hunger list with 194 mn people

 India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world, at 194 million, surpassing China, according to United Nations annual hunger report.

Six in 10 doctors verbally abused in China: Poll

Nearly six in 10 Chinese doctors have been verbally abused by their patients and 64 per cent of them do not want their next generations to adopt the medical profession due to low job satisfaction, according to the results of a poll today.

Bride and prejudice: Rare ethnic marriages reflect China tensions

It was not until late on her wedding day that Aygul told her parents she was even in a relationship. And they were furious.

India tipped to overtake China in Modi's first year despite sluggish feel

When India releases gross domestic product data on Friday that is expected to show the economy growing faster than China for a second consecutive quarter, sceptics could be forgiven for asking: Why does it feel so slow?

Jackie Chan opens acting school in China
Jackie Chan opens acting school in China

Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan, one of Asia's most famous actors, has founded a film and television school in China, web portal Sina reported on Wednesday.

Poor building, lax safety behind deadly nursing home fire in China: Report

China`s top safety watchdog on Wednesday blamed poor construction and the absence of rigorous safety as being behind a fire at a nursing home that left 38 people dead, state media reported.

China investigates former top healthcare official for bribery

China is investigating the former head of a healthcare ministry unit responsible for drug trials and leading implementation of healthcare policy for bribery, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.