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  • China lawmaker in deep trouble over sinkhole

    BEIJING, China, Jan 29 - A Chinese lawmaker was being sought by authorities Thursday after trying to dig out a five-storey basement in his Beijing courtyard home, only for a giant sinkhole to swallow four of his neighbours' houses, reports said. An editorial in the state-run... Read more

  • China defends aid role in Africa

    Beijing, Jan 28 - China on Wednesday offered a spirited defence of its aid to Africa, rejecting charges of "concrete diplomacy" following a major infrastructure deal with the continent. China and the African Union announced Tuesday an ambitious plan to develop road, rail... Read more

  • India sends foreign minister to China after Obama visit

    NEW DELHI, India, Jan 27 - India's foreign minister will travel to China this weekend, New Delhi said on Wednesday, a day after Barack Obama ended a visit aimed at renewing US ties with the South Asian country. Sushma Swaraj will go to Beijing on Sunday to "discuss bilateral,... Read more

  • China officials dine on endangered salamander

    BEIJING, China, Jan 27 - Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign. The... Read more

  • China’s online population nears 650 million: govt

    BEIJING, China, Jan 26 - The number of Internet users in China has risen to nearly 650 million, authorities said over the weekend, as the world's largest online population continues to rise. There were 648 million Internet users in China at the end of 2014, according to... Read more