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India opens longest bridge on China border

India opens longest bridge on China border

India opens longest bridge on China border By Subir Bhaumik Assam 26 May 2017 From the section India Image copyright Pronib Das Image caption Construction of the Dhola Sadiya bridge began in 2011 India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river,...
US warship sails near reef in challenge to China

US warship sails near reef in challenge to China

China has accused the United States of trespassing after an American warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea. The incident marked the first time that President Donald Trump’s administration has challenged the Chinese claims to the...
US and China sign trade agreement

US and China sign trade agreement

US and China sign trade agreement 12 May 2017 From the section Business Image copyright Reuters Image caption US liquefied natural gas exports will benefit from a Chinese trade thaw The US and China have reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to...
Giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China

Giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China

A new species of a bird-like dinosaur that weighed three tons and was eight metres long has been discovered in China. Enormous fossilised eggs from the creature, Beibeilong sinensis, were found in Henan province, measuring 45cm across and weighing about 5kg. Based on...
Paris agreement: China vows to defend climate pact

Paris agreement: China vows to defend climate pact

Paris agreement: China vows to defend climate pact 9 May 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Paris agreement aims to limit dangerous temperature rises by curbing fossil fuel emissions Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to protect...
Slow down! China to set tempo of national anthem

Slow down! China to set tempo of national anthem

China has already banned its national anthem from being belted out at weddings and funerals – but now, even more restrictions are on the way. A law is being prepared to set the tempo at which the ballad should be played and sung, with consequences for those who put...
Dust storm chokes Beijing and northern China

Dust storm chokes Beijing and northern China

Dust storm chokes Beijing and northern China 4 May 2017 From the section China Image copyright Reuters Image caption Beijing’s skyline could barely be made out amid the dust on Thursday morning A dust storm is choking a large swathe of northern China including...
Trump plays 'good cop' with China over N Korea

Trump plays 'good cop' with China over N Korea

Last month Rex Tillerson declared “all options” were on the table when it came to North Korea, stating the “era of strategic patience” was over. The comment by the US secretary of state was seen as an ominous signal that direct military action...
China and Europe in talks about moon base

China and Europe in talks about moon base

The European Space Agency and China are discussing a potential collaboration for a human base on the moon. The talks about a possible lunar outpost were first disclosed by the secretary general for China’s space agency, Tian Yulong, and have now been confirmed...

Egg-citing dinosaur fossils found in China

Fossilised dinosaur eggs from 70 million years ago have been unearthed on a building site in China. The shells, discovered near Foshan in the southeast of the country, were found at a depth of about 26ft (8m), preserved in red sandstone. The round-shaped eggs belonged...
China tops world execution list as US falls

China tops world execution list as US falls

China executed more people than all other nations put together last year, according to Amnesty International. The charity says in its annual report on the death penalty that while it is known that China puts large numbers of people to death, the exact number is not...
Trump hails 'tremendous progress' with China

Trump hails 'tremendous progress' with China

Donald Trump said the US relationship with China had made “tremendous progress” as he met the country’s leader Xi Jinping. The US President met Mr Xi at his private estate in Florida, expecting to focus on what he has described as China’s...
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