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EU, China stress scope for stepped up security, climate cooperation

Bejing - The European Union and China on Tuesday expressed a desire to deepen cooperation on international security, diplomacy and climate change, though human rights appeared to remain a sensitive issue.

Indian PM Modi to make first visit to Asian rival China

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to China next week, seeking to overcome strains between the nuclear-armed rivals over a border dispute and Beijing's growing regional clout.

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

Hong Kong - Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.

China blames foreign malware for Internet outage

China has blamed malware originating from "overseas servers" for causing a widespread Internet outage in the country last weekend. The unusual attack resulted in several users being redirected to one of two websites when browsing online.

Chinese, Russian navies to hold Mediterranean drills: Beijing

Bejing - China and Russia will conduct their first-ever joint naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea within weeks, Beijing's military said Thursday as it extends its reach and the pair's relationship becomes ever closer.

Katy Perry risks China Firework as she dons Taiwan flag

Taipei - The intricacies of cross-strait diplomacy may not have been uppermost on her mind but Katy Perry caused a stir in both Taiwan and China with her politically tinged attire at a Taipei concert this week.

'We are all Chinese!' Mainlander anger over Hong Kong curbs

Shenzhen - Living and working just a few hundred metres from Hong Kong, residents of neighbouring Chinese boomtown Shenzhen are infuriated by new restrictions on travel to the former British colony.

Taiwan president defends China policy ahead of Xi meeting

Taipei - Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou Wednesday defended his policy of rapprochement with China ahead of a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and the chairman of the island's ruling party, saying it had brought peace despite fears of Beijing's increas...

China forces shot protesters: Xinjiang residents

- Something hideously violent happened in Elishku. Whether it was a separatist attack or a civilian massacre is shrouded in the mists of conflict, control, claim and counter-claim that plague China's mainly Muslim region of Xinjiang.

Hear this now: Propaganda drive in Xinjiang village

In the months since the carnage in Elishku, the village has acquired an Orwellian atmosphere, with loudspeakers perched atop 10-metre poles throughout the village blaring Chinese government propaganda on a constant loop.

Eyes on the prize: China cracks down on art, literary awards

Bejing - First went the fancy banquets, then the lavish gift-giving. Now, China's ruling Communist Party has set its sights on a new target in its anti-corruption drive: art and literary prizes.

Eight arrested as Hong Kong police pepper spray protesters

Hong Kong - Eight people were arrested in Hong Kong late Sunday after scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators during a pro-democracy protest, as tensions rise following the launch of a controversial election roadmap.

ASEAN warns sea reclamation 'may undermine peace'

Langkawi - Reclamation work in the disputed South China Sea, where China has constructed an airstrip and other structures on coral reefs, threatens to "undermine peace, security and stability" in the region, Southeast Asian leaders warned Monday.

Beijing 'poised to take de facto control' of S. China Sea'

Kuala Lumpur - Beijing is poised to take "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down.

Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal quake

Sydney - Asian countries were scrambling on Sunday to locate thousands of their nationals stranded in Nepal after a huge earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation, severing communications and transport links.

China cracking down on funeral strippers

The government is planning on cracking down on funerals where strippers and pole dancers are performing, in a bid to discourage the practice.

Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea dispute: Draft

Kuala Lumpur - A Southeast Asian summit will urge "self-restraint" in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticising Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said Friday.

Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese 'edit' human embryos

Miami - Global scientists on Thursday renewed calls to halt controversial research to genetically edit human embryos after a Chinese team published details of a stunted but breakthrough attempt in this new frontier in science.

Hong Kong leader assails 'uncivilised' critics

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's chief hit back at "uncivilised" critics on Thursday after he was booed and heckled by local residents as he tried to promote a newly unveiled, Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.

Former China provincial governor on trial for graft

Bejing - The former deputy Communist chief of China's Sichuan province went on trial for corruption Thursday, a court said, the latest senior figure to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign.

China warns North Korea nuclear arsenal expanding: Report

Seoul - Chinese nuclear experts believe North Korea may already have a nuclear arsenal of 20 warheads and the uranium enrichment capacity to double that figure by next year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

Toukyo - Just hours after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for his first substantial talks with China's Xi Jinping, two of his cabinet ministers Thursday visited the war shrine that Beijing sees as a symbol of Tokyo's violent past.

HK govt unveils vote plan, no concessions to pro-democrats

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's government on Wednesday announced a roadmap for leadership elections that offered no concessions to the city's democracy camp -- prompting a backlash from opposition lawmakers and warnings of more street protests.

More than 100 Japanese lawmakers visit Tokyo war shrine

Toukyo - More than 100 Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday paid homage at the Yasukuni war shrine, risking fresh anger from Asian neighbours that were victims of Tokyo's 20th century aggression, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a 10-day diplomatic push.

Chinese war hero Australia's top Gallipoli sniper

Sydney - Billy Sing earned the nicknames "The Murderer" and "The Assassin" as a deadly sniper who shot more than 200 Ottoman troops during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

Manila 'cute little submissive' of US: China media

Bejing - The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington.

Japan PM says may drop direct apology in WWII statement

Toukyo - Japan's leader Shinzo Abe risked Chinese and Korean ire on Tuesday by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine, and saying he may not repeat a formal apology for the country's World War II rampage.

China considering harsh regulations for infant formulas

China's State Council is considering an amendment to the current advertising law that would prohibit advertising of infant milk formulas. The ban on ads for infant formula is an attempt to tackle the low levels of breast-feeding across the country.

China's Xi launches $46 bn investment plan in Pakistan

Islamabad - Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurated a $46 billion investment plan in Pakistan on Monday that aims to create direct links between China and the Arabian Sea and boost the sluggish Pakistani economy.

Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

Manila - The Philippines voiced alarm Monday about Chinese "aggressiveness" in disputed regional waters as it launched giant war games with the United States that were partly aimed as a warning shot to Beijing.
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