Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made his first foray into the musical world on Wednesday with the release of the top single from his debut album, a song called “Dumbass” that takes inspiration from his detention in 2011.
Top leadership might be talking about addressing the bilateral trade deficit issue between India and China, but experts in Beijing have warned that the imbalance is set to increase amid falling trade between the two countries.
“Higher than the mountains and deeper than the ocean.” Seldom is the diplomatic relation between two countries described in such lofty adjectives. But then China and Pakistan evidently share a special bond.
Chinese authorities have halted 180,000 online publications for spreading pornographic content since the country launched an internet clean-up campaign in March.
The top leadership in India and China might be talking about addressing the bilateral trade deficit issue but experts in China have warned that the imbalance is set to increase amid falling trade between the two countries.
North Korea released 16 Chinese fishermen and their boat on Tuesday, Chinese state media said, after reports that armed assailants had taken the sailors hostage fuelled strains between the neighbours.
China's new leader Xi Jinping will confer with US President Barack Obama next month in California, months earlier than their expected first meeting, as both sides seek to stem a drift in relations, troubled by issues from cyberspying to North Korea.
If one sifts through the hype surrounding Li’s high-profile India visit, it will be clear that Beijing’s seemingly new-found affection for New Delhi is not aimed at short-shrifting Islamabad.
"Chindia" was the buzzword in the official Chinese media today as Communist Party of China (CPC) mouthpieces gushed about the opportunity awaiting the two countries in cementing bilateral ties and opening up wide windows for trade and business.
Underlining that China's "surrounding environment" will suffer if India becomes another Japan or Philippines in confronting it, Chinese media on Monday called for understanding and respect for "Indian sense of national pride".
There is every chance that a border face-of f might happen again but China is looking to engage India in a way it has not done before – looking at New Delhi as an important neighbour and ally, possibly in the league of Moscow.
A Chinese man kidnapped 23 years agoat the age of five and sold to a family 1,500 km from his home, has been reunited with his family again, all thanks to Google Maps.
The way Indian and Chinese media covered the latest border dispute was a study in wide contrast. Perhaps an indicator of the role media is playing in shaping diplomacy between an imperfect but raucous democracy and an economically superior, authoritarian regime. Sutirtho Patranobis
writes. India and China bilateral trade
India says all issues will be "on the table", including a recent border spat and a festering trade imbalance, during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the South Asian giant which starts tomorrow.
The India-China border dispute is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, but Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India is likely to give impetus to bilateral and trade ties. Sutirtho Patranobis
& Jayanth Jacob
report. Engaging the dragon
| China’s ring of friction