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Glaxo receives record fine in China

Changsha - The Chinese government has fined U.K. pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline $490 million (3 billion yuan) after a court found the firm guilty of bribery.

China insists wealthy countries should improve emission targets

Beijing - Wealthy countries should increase their emission commitments if a global pact on climate change is to be reached next year, China's top UN climate negotiator said Friday.

China troops withdraw from India border as Xi visit ends

New Delhi - Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said Friday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier.

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

New Delhi - Indian and Chinese leaders pledged Thursday to resolve a long-running border dispute that led to a bloody 1962 war, as a stand-off between troops on the remote frontier overshadowed a rare summit in New Delhi.

Border row hangs heavy over Chinese president's first India visit

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has complained to China's visiting president about border incursions, the government said Thursday, as tensions on the remote mountainous frontier between Asia's two superpowers threatened to overshadow a crucial su...

China tries Uighur professor for separatism

- Chinese authorities put a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority on trial for separatism Wednesday as critics warned the prosecution will worsen tensions in violence-wracked Xinjiang.

China's Xi arrives in India on maiden visit

Ahmedabad - China's President Xi Jinping arrived in India on Wednesday on a maiden visit that will set the tone for relations between Asia's two superpowers.

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

Geneva - China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday.

China's Xi to launch $1.4bn port city development in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday to launch construction of a Beijing-funded $1.4 billion port city and seek closer defence ties that could provoke unease in neighbouring India.

Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain

Hong Kong - Hong Kong was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

Johannesburg - Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was forced to abandon a trip to the country.

China's Xi touts 'maritime silk road' on South Asia tour

Male - China's President Xi Jinping enlisted the Maldives' backing for a "21st century maritime silk road" on Monday as he began a tour of South Asia in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain.

Paleontologists discover pterosaur that resembles 'Avatar' beast

Paleontologists have discovered fossils of a 120 million-year-old pterosaur that bears a striking resemblance to a winged creature in James Cameron's movie 'Avatar.' Unearthed in China, the pterosaur also bears a pouch similar to a pelican's.

Three condemned to die for 'China's 9/11' mass stabbing

Beijing - Three men were condemned to death Friday and a pregnant woman given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, a court said, an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang.

Chinese activist's trial postponed as lawyers protest

Beijing - Defence lawyers for a respected Chinese activist who organised protests against censorship boycotted his trial Friday forcing it to be postponed.The case is the latest step in a crackdown on dissent that has alarmed rights groups.

More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll

Tokyo - More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll revealed Wednesday, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles.A survey conducted in both nations found that 53.

China warplane interception 'unsafe', 'unprofessional': U.S. official

Beijing - A Chinese fighter jet's interception of a U.S. surveillance aircraft last month was "unsafe and unprofessional", a U.S. official said Tuesday as a top White House adviser concluded a visit to Beijing.

HK pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

Hong Kong - To the sound of whirring clippers, Hong Kong democracy activists shaved their heads Tuesday in a symbolic act of protest against China's increased political control over the city.

Sorrow and frustration of MH370 families six months on

Beijing - Grieving family members of passengers aboard MH370 held an emotional gathering in Beijing on Monday, six months after the plane disappeared, demanding answers and accusing Chinese authorities of turning against them.

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

Beijing - President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to China represents an "important milestone" in US-China relations, the top White House national security aide said Monday at a meeting with officials in Beijing.

Boy finds ancient Chinese sword in river

Shanghai - An ancient sword has accidentally been discovered by an 11-year-old boy playing in a river in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.

Australia PM in Malaysia ahead of intensified MH370 search

Kuala Lumpur - Australian premier Tony Abbott will visit Malaysia on Saturday ahead of an intensified search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which went missing six months ago and is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

South Africa 'refuses' Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit

Cape Town - South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town next month, his representative said Thursday.

U.S. backs democracy for Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists admitted Tuesday they are powerless to overturn Beijing's refusal to grant them full voting rights, but the United States threw its weight behind the protesters, courting China's wrath.

Microsoft China posts Windows 9 launch teaser

Earlier today, Microsoft China wrote a post on its Weibo page that not only confirms that the "Windows 9" name is intended for the next version of the company's operating system but also that it will be "coming soon."

Hong Kong pro-democracy group admits likely defeat

Hong Kong - Organisers of a pro-democracy group who vowed to take over Hong Kong's streets admitted Tuesday they were powerless to change China's plan to vet candidates for the city's next leader, but said their protest would go ahead.

China calls for Britain to scrap Hong Kong inquiry: Report

London - Chinese authorities have demanded Britain drop an inquiry into the progress of democratic reforms in Hong Kong, accusing it of "highly inappropriate" interference in its affairs, the BBC reports.

China universities vow ideology clampdown on staff, students

Beijing - Three top Chinese universities have vowed to tighten "ideological" control over students and teachers, as a wider clampdown on free expression in the country intensifies.

Knifeman kills 3 children in China school attack: Media

Shiyan - A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school on Monday, reports said, in the country's latest attack against youngsters.

Hong Kong activists in fightback after China vote decision

Hong Kong - Hong Kong pro-democracy activists heckled a top Chinese official Monday, setting the stage for disruptive protests against the mainland's landmark decision to limit voting reforms, but Beijing insisted that there would be no turning back.
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Fishermen on bamboo rafts use cormorants to catch the fish and bring them on the boat. When the bird catches a fish, it returns to the boat, the fisherman removes the fish from its throat and places it in the basket.
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China's macaques will soon have a bridge to pass over a new reservoir.
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This Chinese couple partly hide behind the huge bouquet he gave his sweetheart
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Flooding in China.
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China is at the forefront of women's boxing. [File Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Past the gate is the old city of Li Shui
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Another view of the traditional-style tea house
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A view of the Songhua river across from my school
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Beautiful Night Scene of the Shanghai World Expo Park [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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The Walmart next to the Jilin mall looked festive with red lanterns hung from the ceiling
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An traffic circle surrounded by Jilin buildings and a bronze statue to North Korea's former leader in an old school
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Sanjiang church in Wenzhou, China begins to be destroyed
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A man walks past fallen trees after Super Typhoon Rammasun hit the area in Wenchang, China's Hainan province on July 18, 2014
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Architects rendition of different aspects of the two towers. The spheres suspended between the towers are to be restaurants.
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A strange creature guards the Summer Palace while throngs of people enter
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A corner in the Australia Pavilion [Photo: Zhenyu Li]
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Man who climbed into sinkhole to save teen that fell through the sidewalk
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Gate to the bridge that leads to the royal docks
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