India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

SRINAGAR, (AFP): Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies.  Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist..

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China bans North Korean iron, seafood imports Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

BEIJING, (AFP): China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday, following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally's nuclear programme. The decision was announced on Monday after days of increasingly..

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Still No Sign of Liu Xia, Weeks After Liu Xiaobo’s Death Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Friends and fellow activists expressed growing concern over the disappearance of Liu Xia, widow of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died on July 13 of liver cancer in police custody. Liu has been incommunicado since her husband's burial at sea, and friends say official reports of her..

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China Bans Uyghur Language in Xinjiang Schools Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have issued a directive completely banning the use of the Uyghur language at all education levels up to and including secondary school, according to official sources, and those found in violation of the order will face “severe punishment.” The..

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Quotes From and About Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Friday, July 14th, 2017

BEIJING (AP): Liu Xiaobo was a prolific writer of essays, literary criticism and poetry, whose political activism was the basis of four prison terms in China and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. A selection of Liu's writings and comments from the Nobel Committee and Chinese authorities. ___ "I HAVE NO..

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Uyghur Students in Egypt Detained, Sent Back to China Monday, July 10th, 2017

Egyptian police moved this week to round up and deport Uyghur students living in Cairo, detaining some in restaurants or at their homes and seizing others at airports as they tried to flee the country, sources in the Egyptian capital said. At least 200 have been detained since July 4, including 30..

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China-US ties affected by some negative factors: Xi to Trump Monday, July 3rd, 2017

By K J M Varma and Lalit K Jha, BEIJING, (PTI): Chinese President Xi Jinping told his American counterpart Donald Trump today that bilateral relations were "affected by some negative factors", as the two leaders spoke over phone amid unease in ties following a series of US actions that angered..

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Prime Minister Deuba meets his Indian counterpart Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Yekraj Pathak, New Delhi: Prime Minister Sher BahadurDeuba, who arrived here today on a five-day state visit, had a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this..