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A file photo of water flowing out from sluiceways at the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. The hydropower generating capacity of a new dam being planned by China on its side of the Brahmaputra river could be three times that of Three Gorges Dam.(AP/ file)

China to build a super dam on its part of Brahmaputra river

By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The new dam’s ability to generate hydropower could be three times that of central China’s Three Gorges Dam, which has the largest installed hydropower capacity in the world.
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Indian Air Force fighter jet flies in the backdrop of Himalayan mountain range, amid the prolonged India-China stand off in eastern Ladakh.(PTI file)
Indian Air Force fighter jet flies in the backdrop of Himalayan mountain range, amid the prolonged India-China stand off in eastern Ladakh.(PTI file)

China likely inducting more fighter jets for western areas amid India standoff

By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan TImes, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) western theatre command (WTC) – which is in-charge of the LAC – is said to be commissioning the J-16 fighter aircraft in the country’s western regions.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to the Monument to the People’s Heroes during a wreath laying ceremony to honour deceased national heroes on Martyrs’ Day in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on September 30, 2020(AFP/File)
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks to the Monument to the People’s Heroes during a wreath laying ceremony to honour deceased national heroes on Martyrs’ Day in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on September 30, 2020(AFP/File)

Ladakh border disengagement plan ready, claims Chinese media. Then another spin

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The Indian side had repeatedly demanded comprehensive disengagement at all flashpoints along the Line of Actual Control and restoration of status quo ante of early April for restoration of peace and tranquility at the border with China.
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A file photo of US President-elect Joe Biden with Chinese President Xi Jinping.(AP)
A file photo of US President-elect Joe Biden with Chinese President Xi Jinping.(AP)

China declines to congratulate Joe Biden, state media cautious about victory

By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | HIndustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 06:55 PM IST
In 2016, Chinese President Xi Jinping had sent congratulations to Donald Trump soon after his election.
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An Indian Air Force fighter jet takes off from an airbase in Leh on September 9.(AFP)
An Indian Air Force fighter jet takes off from an airbase in Leh on September 9.(AFP)

Chinese state media cautiously welcomes India-China joint statement

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Nationalist tabloid Global Times argues that the joint statement will end up as merely “paper talk” if India did not follow-up.
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A man puts on his face mask to protect against the new coronavirus as he sits on a tricycle cart passing by the words "Complicated" on a street in Beijing.(AP)
A man puts on his face mask to protect against the new coronavirus as he sits on a tricycle cart passing by the words "Complicated" on a street in Beijing.(AP)

American journalists in Hong Kong could be Beijing’s next target

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The Global Times is a tabloid run by the People’s Daily, the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party. Hu’s tweets have become closely watched after accurately forecasting previous moves by China’s government.
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The USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea on July 4.(Twitter/@USPacificFleet)
The USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea on July 4.(Twitter/@USPacificFleet)

‘Not intimidated’: US Navy tweets sharp comeback to China on ‘aircraft carrier killer’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:08 AM IST
A news report in China claimed that the South China Sea is fully within grasp of the Chinese army. The US Navy responded by tweeting pictures of the two aircraft carriers it has sent to the region for military exercises.
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With pressure on Xi Jinping, he will be reluctant to withdraw forces without substantive gains(AP)
With pressure on Xi Jinping, he will be reluctant to withdraw forces without substantive gains(AP)

Decoding China’s planned aggression

By Jayadeva Ranade
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 07:58 PM IST
Its arc of military pressure is designed to test India’s preparedness, political will and resolve
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India should not be fooled by the US, an editorial of the Global Times said, as the US is only trying to “serve its own strategic interest”.(AP Photo)
India should not be fooled by the US, an editorial of the Global Times said, as the US is only trying to “serve its own strategic interest”.(AP Photo)

Chinese mouthpiece shrills the pitch on Ladakh standoff, warns India over US ties

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 03:49 PM IST
An editorial of the Global Times said India will enjoy a peaceful international environment with China-India cooperation.
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The rising incidence of divorce in China, which has an ageing population and falling fertility rates can’t be looked at or monitored in isolation.(Shutterstock / Representational Image)
The rising incidence of divorce in China, which has an ageing population and falling fertility rates can’t be looked at or monitored in isolation.(Shutterstock / Representational Image)

China’s divorce rates rise, govt mulls 30-day cooling-off period for couples

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 11:09 AM IST
According to data released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, divorces soared from 1.3 million in 2003 to more than 4.5 million in 2018.
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The second informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping is being held in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, on October 11-12, 2019.(AP File)
The second informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping is being held in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, on October 11-12, 2019.(AP File)

‘Asian century, personal chemistry’: Chinese media on Xi Jinping’s meeting with PM Modi in Mamallapuram

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 12:42 PM IST
As president Xi Jinping left Beijing for Chennai for the informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning, there were mostly positive comment pieces and articles in Chinese media outlets.
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Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)
Anti-Extradition bill protesters distribute leaflets to passengers during a mass demonstration at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong.(REUTERS)

China slams ‘terrorist-like actions’ by protesters at Hong Kong airport

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:56 PM IST
State media arms of the Chinese government slammed the incident of assault after one of the victims was identified as a reporter with the Global Times.
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China’s defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said it is normal for China to conduct scientific research and tests according to plan.(Reuters FILE)
China’s defence Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said it is normal for China to conduct scientific research and tests according to plan.(Reuters FILE)

China tests latest submarine-launched ballistic missile: Report

By Press Trust of India | Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 01:59 PM IST
The scheduled test was normal, China’s Ministry of National Defence said on Thursday, when asked about the alleged test launch of a JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on June 2
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Army soldiers move towards the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on February 14.(AP Photo)
Army soldiers move towards the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on February 14.(AP Photo)

Stop blaming China, Pakistan: Chinese media to India

By IANS | Beijing
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 10:24 PM IST
The article, authored by Yu Jincui, advised New Delhi to resort to “quiet diplomacy instead of extensively directing aggressive rhetoric to better address” the Azhar issue.
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China has firmed up an outline to sinicise Islam by 2022 in an effort to redefine the practice of the religion and align the beliefs of Muslims with the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) policies and traditional Chinese culture.(AP)
China has firmed up an outline to sinicise Islam by 2022 in an effort to redefine the practice of the religion and align the beliefs of Muslims with the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) policies and traditional Chinese culture.(AP)

China plans to bring Islam on socialist lines in 5 years

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 03:03 PM IST
The five-year plan (2018-2022) was discussed and agreed upon by eight Islamic associations and government officials at a conference held in Beijing on Saturday.
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China has developed a massive bomb, said to be the country’s answer to the US-built ‘Mother of All Bombs’.(Norinco Website)
China has developed a massive bomb, said to be the country’s answer to the US-built ‘Mother of All Bombs’.(Norinco Website)

China develops its own ‘Mother of All Bombs’: Report

By Press Trust of India | Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 07:01 PM IST
It is dubbed as the Chinese version of the “Mother of All Bombs” due to its huge destruction potential that is claimed to be only second to nuclear weapons, the daily said.
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A Chinese university had reportedly cancelled Bollywood’s actor Aamir Khan’s fan meet, citing the organiser’s failure to seek permission to use the campus.(IANS)
A Chinese university had reportedly cancelled Bollywood’s actor Aamir Khan’s fan meet, citing the organiser’s failure to seek permission to use the campus.(IANS)

Chinese university cancels Aamir Khan event for not seeking prior permission

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 01:04 PM IST
The event, which was to take plac eon Monday, in Guangdong University of Finance and Economics (GUFE) in Guangzhou was for the promotion of the movie which is slated to release in China next week.
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BrahMos missiles on display during the Republic Day parade. (HT file photo)
BrahMos missiles on display during the Republic Day parade. (HT file photo)

Pakistan looks to buy Chinese missile ‘better than’ Indo-Russian BrahMos: Report

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing, Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:23 AM IST
According to the report, the Chinese HD-1 supersonic missile will face little competition in the international market.
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Under-attack cyclist stabs BMW driver to death, China debates self-defence

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Beijing, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2018 09:18 PM IST
The cyclist named Yu had an argument with the driver of the BMW, a man identified only as Liu, after he was almost knocked over by the ca. Liu rushed back to his car, pulled out a knife and attacked Yu.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with China’s defence minister, General Wei Fenghe, during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with China’s defence minister, General Wei Fenghe, during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.(PTI)

Chinese defence minister's visit to India will enhance military trust: State media

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Defence minister and state councilor Wei met Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday soon after beginning his four-day visit.
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Uyghur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region on November 4, 2017.(AP Photo)
Uyghur security personnel patrol near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region on November 4, 2017.(AP Photo)

Heavy security prevented Xinjiang from becoming Syria: Chinese state media on critical UN report

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 12:11 PM IST
A United Nations human rights panel said that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uyghurs in China are held in what resembles a “massive internment camp that is shrouded in secrecy.”
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Tashkent on Thursday on the sidelines of SCO Summit.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Tashkent on Thursday on the sidelines of SCO Summit.(PTI)

Hostility replaced by hopes for friendly ties: Chinese media on Modi-Xi meet

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Beijing, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 07:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi and President Xi’s meeting at Wuhan in central China has raised expectations of warming ties following the chill in the aftermath of the Doklam military standoff last year.
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Military delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) walk toward the Great Hall of the People for a meeting during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, March 4, 2017.(Reuters)
Military delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) walk toward the Great Hall of the People for a meeting during the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, March 4, 2017.(Reuters)

China activates new long-range missiles for striking ships: Report

By HT Correspondent | PTI, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 05:32 PM IST
The domestically developed missile is capable of nuclear counter attacks, says state media.
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