Fidel Castro breaks silence on US-Cuba rapprochement

Cuban leader Fidel Castro has broken his silence on a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, implicitly endorsing it even as he expressed an abiding distrust of his old foe.

China faces 'unprecedented' security risks, warns CPC

China's ruling Communist Party on Friday warned that the world's second largest economy is facing "unprecedented and unpredictable" security risks and asked people to remain alert amid growing political and economic challenges.

China`s Xi gets 62 percent pay rise: Report

 Chinese President Xi Jinping and the other six members of the Communist Party`s elite Politburo Standing Committee have been given 62 percent pay rises, state-run media said Tuesday, as civil servants get their first increases since 2006.

China investigates senior spy chief on graft charges

 China is investigating Ma Jian, one of its top spy chiefs, for corruption, the ruling Communist Party`s anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, the latest senior official felled by President Xi Jinping`s ever-widening crackdown on graft.

Confucius the Redeemer symbol of Xi`s Chinese Dream

 Arms outstretched like Rio de Janeiro`s Christ the Redeemer, a towering Confucius statue stands in the seaside resort that hosts the Chinese Communist leadership`s summer retreat, opposite a hulking monument to President Xi Jinping`s dreams.

India to hold special programmes in China to attract tourists

India on Tuesday said it will organise a series of special events across China this year as part of 'Visit India Year' programme to introduce its picturesque spots to Chinese tourists, who form a major chunk of global travellers.

China sacks Nanjing city party chief amid probe

China has removed the Communist Party chief of Nanjing city from his post for violating the law, state media said Thursday, after Beijing`s corruption watchdog said it was investigating him amid allegations of corruption.

China steps up political arrests, prosecutions: Rights group

China arrested or prosecuted more than 2,300 people for political offences in 2013, the vast majority in secret, an advocacy group reported Thursday as the ruling Communist party continues a crackdown on dissent.

BJP aims to topple China's record by enrolling 10 crore members

After its outstanding performance in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in three states, BJP is aiming at smashing the world record of China's Communist Party by registering 10 crore new members by March-end during its ongoing membership drive across the country.

Cuba convenes municipal elections

Cuba on Monday convened Municipal Elections, in which the ruling party allegedly ensures that no opposition candidates even run for office.

Top official in China`s restive Xinjiang replaced

The second most senior official in China`s strife-torn Xinjiang region has been replaced, state media said, after the area saw some of its worst violence in decades.

Peace talks with Philippine communist rebels to restart soon

The Philippine government and communist rebels said Friday that formal negotiations to end a lengthy insurgency could restart shortly, though the rebels` armed wing announced it was beefing up its guerilla campaign.

Chinese city makes `socalist values` mandatory: Report

A Chinese city is attempting to force its eight million residents to memorise and recite a series of "socialist values," state-media reported Friday, with spot-checks to ensure conformity.

Peace talks with Philippine communist rebels to restart soon

The Philippine government and communist rebels said Friday that formal negotiations to end a lengthy insurgency could restart shortly, though the rebels` armed wing announced it was beefing up its guerilla campaign.

Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy

The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition, sparked intense online soul-searching in the country on Thursday.

China official admits millions in jade bribes: Report

A former senior Chinese provincial official told a court he took around 13 million yuan ($2.1 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, state-run media reported Tuesday.

China official admits millions in jade bribes: Report

A former senior Chinese provincial official told a court he took around 13 million yuan ($2.1 million) in bribes consisting largely of precious stones, state-run media reported Tuesday.

About 300 Chinese said fighting alongside Islamic State in Middle East

About 300 Chinese people are fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday, a rare tally that is likely to fuel worry in China that militants pose a threat to security.

China bans national anthem at weddings, funerals

China`s national anthem can no longer be performed at weddings, funerals, balls or other non-political functions and should only be performed at certain dignified events, state media said on Friday.

Hong Kong `revolution` defeated: China's media
Hong Kong `revolution` defeated: China's media

 Chinese state-run media on Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement "defeated", warning domestic and foreign "hostile forces" against destabilising the city.