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  • Virginity worth $5,000, rules Chinese court

    SHANGHAI, September 17- A Chinese woman who sued a man for "violating her right to virginity" after he wooed her with false promises has been awarded nearly $5,000 by a court, reports said Wednesday. The two were dating but after the woman, surnamed Chen, found out her... Read more

  • China’s Xi to visit India, set tone for future relations

    AHMEDABAD, September 17- India's new prime minister will spend his 64th birthday Wednesday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping, as China's leader begins a visit that will set the tone for relations between Asia's rival superpowers. Despite his hardline nationalist reputation,... Read more

  • Australia plays down China ‘dirty coal’ ban impact

    SYDNEY, September 17- Australia on Wednesday played down the impact of China banning the sale and import of "dirty" coal, saying miners would adapt and exports would not be significantly affected. The Chinese government on Tuesday said the anti pollution move would take... Read more

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

    COLOMBO, September 16- 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. China is increasingly asserting its influence... Read more

  • China’s Xi heads to Sri Lanka to promote ‘maritime silk road’

    COLOMBO, September 16 - President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India. China is increasingly... Read more