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China’s Dam dammned by Northeastern India

China’s Dam dammned by Northeastern India

GUWAHATI: Will dams across the Brahmaputra turn Northeast India into a desert? Various organisations  protested against reported completion of a major hydropower dam by China on the Brahmaputra, called Yarlung…

China born words get Oxford assylum!

China born words get Oxford assylum!

We’ve had enough of tuhao and their bad manners and by the way wouldn’t you like to hook up with a beautiful dama? China’s new buzzwords – “tuhao”, meaning uncouth…

Baby Boy flushed down toilet in China

Baby Boy flushed down toilet in China

China: A new born baby was obviously flushed down a toilet. Firefighters in China have rescued a newborn baby boy lodged inside a sewage pipe leading off a toilet. Residents…

Chinese tourists should be polite, make a good impression

Chinese tourists should be polite, make a good impression

Chinese travellers have been warned to behave themselves while in foreign lands. Talking loudly in public and spitting is bad for the country’s image. Wang Yang, one of China’s four…

China may help Nepal to launch its first satellite

China may help Nepal to launch its first satellite

Nepal goes ahead with long-overdue plans of launching its first satellite before 2015.  It wants to launch through a joint venture.  The country may turn to China, which has in…

China isn’t in a hurry to pack up and leave

China isn’t in a hurry to pack up and leave

BEIJING: China believes in continuing ‘peace and tranquility’ with neighbour India, but isn’t letting on whether the Chinese tents  on what India claims as its territory are going to be…

Chinese stir-fry over PIGS and WINGS

Chinese stir-fry over PIGS and WINGS

Even if you are a pork lover who can’t resist your daily dose of scrambled eggs and bacon, or a leg of ham, or that mouth watering delicacy roast suckling…

Intense Farming spreads bird Flu says Chinese media

Intense Farming spreads bird Flu says Chinese media

A STATE-BACKED Chinese newspaper has blamed “intense” farming methods for heightening the risk of deadly diseases such as H7N9 bird flu crossing from animals to humans. China has confirmed 18…

50 % of China’s Big River Catchments are Gone

50 % of China’s Big River Catchments are Gone

BEIJING, China—  China’s river catchment areas are shrinking. Local citizens believe that China’s breakneck ‘development’ is responsible for rapid environmental chaos. More than 50 percent of China’s rivers with catchment…

Hunan residents boycott water supply

Hunan residents boycott water supply

Water contamination is the reason why people in the town of Changsou live on bottled water and have been boycotting government supplied water for several years! China, CHANGSHOU— Residents have…

Khampa Chairman blames foreigners for self-immolations

Khampa Chairman blames foreigners for self-immolations

 A Chinese journalist writes of a foray to the Tibet Autonomous Region.   I learned in books that the ferocious-looking men of Kham are strong “warriors of Tibet”, coming from…

China’s horror story: river of dead pigs!

China’s horror story: river of dead pigs!

  Thousands of dead and decomposing pig carcasses have been floating down the Huang Po river in China. Shanghai authorities have appealed for calm after China’s latest environmental and health…

Great Snakes! It’s another year in China ..

Great Snakes! It’s  another year in China ..

It’s the year of the Snake, and the ethnic Chinese community in India celebrated their zodiac year with their usual flair. Even though the Snake is a potent zodiac sign…