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    China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners

    China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners


    China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes. The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples. After the sample collection...

    China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes. The 10-year mission will involve a probe sent to a near-Earth asteroid to collect samples. After the sample collection from the 2016 HO3 asteroid, the probe will return to Earth orbit where it will split into two.
    China's Xi, in scandal-plagued Chongqing, praises city's achievements

    China's Xi, in scandal-plagued Chongqing, praises city's achievements


    Chinese President Xi Jinping offered praise on Wednesday for what he called the achievements of the southwestern city of Chongqing, one of the country's most important cities, hit by two major graft scandals in recent...

    Chinese President Xi Jinping offered praise on Wednesday for what he called the achievements of the southwestern city of Chongqing, one of the country's most important cities, hit by two major graft scandals in recent years.
    China says no April 23 deadline in UN to decide on listing of Masood Azhar as global terrorist

    China says no April 23 deadline in UN to decide on listing of Masood Azhar as global terrorist


    China on Wednesday dismissed reports that the US, UK and France have served it an ultimatum until April 23 to lift its "technical hold" on designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. After Pulwama attack, a fresh proposal to designate Azhar...

    China on Wednesday dismissed reports that the US, UK and France have served it an ultimatum until April 23 to lift its "technical hold" on designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. After Pulwama attack, a fresh proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK & US.
    China cracking down on Chinese brokers luring Pakistani women for trafficking: Report

    China cracking down on Chinese brokers luring Pakistani women for trafficking: Report


    The scandal came to light after a top private Pakistani television station 'ARY news' last week aired images of several Chinese men with six local women in different rooms, including two teenage girls, at an illegal matchmaking centre in the eastern city...

    The scandal came to light after a top private Pakistani television station 'ARY news' last week aired images of several Chinese men with six local women in different rooms, including two teenage girls, at an illegal matchmaking centre in the eastern city of Lahore.
    China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case

    China seizes 2,700 ivory tusks in massive smuggling case


    Authorities said the illicit goods came from an international criminal group that has been smuggling ivory for some time. Twenty suspects are now in...

    Authorities said the illicit goods came from an international criminal group that has been smuggling ivory for some time. Twenty suspects are now in custody.
    China plays down India's reported plan to boycott 2nd BRF; says New Delhi misunderstood BRI

    China plays down India's reported plan to boycott 2nd BRF; says New Delhi misunderstood BRI


    The BRI is a multi-billion-dollar initiative launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he came to power in 2013. It aims to link Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Gulf region, Africa and Europe with a network of land and sea...

    The BRI is a multi-billion-dollar initiative launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he came to power in 2013. It aims to link Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Gulf region, Africa and Europe with a network of land and sea routes
    After India, Bhutan too likely to skip BRI Forum

    After India, Bhutan too likely to skip BRI Forum


    While India has rejected China's invite for Belt and Road Forum meet, most of its neighbours including the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh have confirmed participation in the event. Diplomatic sources here said Bhutan is unlikely to attend the...

    While India has rejected China's invite for Belt and Road Forum meet, most of its neighbours including the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh have confirmed participation in the event. Diplomatic sources here said Bhutan is unlikely to attend the BRI Forum meet.
    Six killed as train derails, hits house in China

    Six killed as train derails, hits house in China


    Rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people in central China after a cargo train carrying aluminium ore hurtled off the tracks and crushed a house, local authorities said on Friday. At around 10:00 pm on Wednesday the 25-car train derailed from an...

    Rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people in central China after a cargo train carrying aluminium ore hurtled off the tracks and crushed a house, local authorities said on Friday. At around 10:00 pm on Wednesday the 25-car train derailed from an escape siding and overturned, hitting a house in Gongyi, Henan province.
    China gets ultimatum to lift 'technical' hold on Masood Azhar

    China gets ultimatum to lift 'technical' hold on Masood Azhar


    The proposers of the resolution to ban Azhar - US, UK and France - have asked China to lift its "technical" hold on the ban proposed in the UNSC 1267 sanctions committee in the next couple of weeks or face another resolution for the same in the...

    The proposers of the resolution to ban Azhar - US, UK and France - have asked China to lift its "technical" hold on the ban proposed in the UNSC 1267 sanctions committee in the next couple of weeks or face another resolution for the same in the Council.
    China says trade talks with US 'moving forward'

    China says trade talks with US 'moving forward'


    China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S.are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic...

    China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S.are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook.
    China's construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

    China's construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US


    China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports & other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since 19th century have seen as off-limits to...

    China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports & other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is hardly a newcomer to the region, but now it's focusing on countries such as Panama.
    Djibouti’s rising debts to expansionist China worry US, France

    Djibouti’s rising debts to expansionist China worry US, France


    Djibouti's dalliance with China is raising hackles from Paris to Washington. China has no qualms. Near the shores of the Gulf of Tadjoura, meanwhile, an office tower, a hotel, and warehouses are rising at the Djibouti International Industrial Parks...

    Djibouti's dalliance with China is raising hackles from Paris to Washington. China has no qualms. Near the shores of the Gulf of Tadjoura, meanwhile, an office tower, a hotel, and warehouses are rising at the Djibouti International Industrial Parks Operation. The vast free-trade zone sits beside an array of key commercial operations: the Doraleh Container Terminal and the Doraleh Multi-Purpose Port.
    I'm not 'splittist', Chinese government considers me one: Dalai Lama

    I'm not 'splittist', Chinese government considers me one: Dalai Lama


    "In 1974, we decided to not seek independence and seek a mutually acceptable solution. And, in 1979, we established direct contact with the Chinese government. So basically, our side is open. I am not a splittist, but Chinese govt considers me a...

    "In 1974, we decided to not seek independence and seek a mutually acceptable solution. And, in 1979, we established direct contact with the Chinese government. So basically, our side is open. I am not a splittist, but Chinese govt considers me a splittist," said the Dalai Lama. He said he preferred Tibet remaining with China, with "some kind of a reunion".
    China deploys new missile destroyer, frigate in its anti-piracy fleet

    China deploys new missile destroyer, frigate in its anti-piracy fleet


    China's 32nd convoy fleet to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters set sail from a military port in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy official...

    China's 32nd convoy fleet to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters set sail from a military port in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang Province on Thursday, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy official announced.
    US lawmakers urge sanctions on Xinjiang chief over Uighurs

    US lawmakers urge sanctions on Xinjiang chief over Uighurs


    A broad group of US lawmakers has called for sanctions against China's top official in the Xinjiang region over alleged abuses — including mass detentions — against the Uighur minority. The letter was signed by 24 senators — almost one-quarter of...

    A broad group of US lawmakers has called for sanctions against China's top official in the Xinjiang region over alleged abuses — including mass detentions — against the Uighur minority. The letter was signed by 24 senators — almost one-quarter of the body — and 19 House members across party lines.