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    Xi Jinping reappointed as China’s top leader

    President Xi Jinping was formally handed a second term on Wednesday, with no clear successor emerging in a revamped ruling council, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for him.

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    China scrambles fighter jets to deter US missile frigate

    China has scrambled two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea.

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    US says CPEC passes through disputed territory

    The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India.

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    India says ready for more 'surgical strikes'

    Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for full spectrum operation but any decision on surgical strike involving the air force has to be taken by the government.

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    What ban? Chinese in thrall to tennis 'goddess' Sharapova

    One fellow player labelled her "a cheater" and she is said to be unpopular in the locker room, but Maria Sharapova remains a crowd favourite in China despite her doping ban.

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    India seeks US drones to monitor China: report

    As the US and India try to move forward with a deal to supply the Indian navy with 22 Sea Guardian drone aircraft, experts believe New Delhi wants to monitor activities in the region.

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    China Eyes Iran as Important Belt and Road Hub

    China’s strategic interest in Iran is intensifying. Chinese manufacturers are looking to establish new operations in Iran, and Tehran is viewed as a vital transport and logistics hub.

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    Pakistan made great sacrifices in fighting terror, country has ‘clear conscience’:China

    Pakistan has made great sacrifices in fighting terror and has a clear conscience, China said on Friday, barely five days after Beijing joined other Brics members in condemning the terror groups.

    South Asia
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    China wants 'healthy, stable' relations with India: Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sought to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue “healthy, stable” relations.

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    BRICS name militant groups as regional security concern

    The leaders of the five emerging market BRICS powers have for the first time named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan as a regional security concern and called for their patrons to be held to account.

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    China, India rivalry looms over BRICS summit

    China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful cooperation at an upcoming summit of major emerging economies.

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    India withdraws troops from disputed Himalayan region

    India has begun withdrawing troops from a disputed Himalayan region on the border with China, foreign ministries from the two countries announced Monday, defusing a tense stand-off that had threatened.

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    Respect Pakistan's sovereignty: China tells US

    China's top diplomat has defended Pakistan's “important role” in Afghanistan in a phone call with United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, after US President Trump accused Islamabad of harbouring militants.

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    China's PLA conducts military drills amid Doklam tensions

    The People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Western Theatre Command has conducted military exercises involving armoured forces and aviation units amid the military standoff with Indian troops at Doklam.

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    Sino-India Frictions Raise Potential for War: CSR

    Intensified frictions between India and China raise the potential for an open conflict and could serve as an “impetus” for further US-India strategic cooperation that could have implications for Beijing.

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    Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

    India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a golf course — all testament to India’s enduring role defending.

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    Indian,Chinese troops hold border meeting after scuffle 

    A day after a skirmish between Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh, both sides held a Border Personnel Meeting on Wednesday at Chusul in the area, sources said.According to sources in the Army.

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    Indian,Chinese soldiers scuffle in Ladakh

    A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Dokla

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    China bans North Korean imports

    China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday, following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally's nuclear programme.

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    Indian Army steps up ‘readiness’ on China border

    India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region.

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    Indian Army orders People near Doklam to vacate their Village

    According to sources, a few hundred villagers living in Nathang village have been asked to vacate their houses immediately. Nathang is 35 km from the site of the two-month old standoff between Indian and Chinese troops.

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    Doklam standoff: What if we enter Kashmir? China to India

    China, this time through official sources, needled India once again over the ongoing Doklam standoff, asking New Delhi what it would do if Beijing "enters" Kashmir.

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    Indian boxer beats China rival then offers belt back to heal border dispute

    Indian boxer Vijender Singh won a title fight against his Chinese opponent on Saturday and offered to hand back the prize as a gesture of peace between the two nations.

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    China threatens 'military operations' against India: Report

    India and China have been witnessing a prolonged standoff in the Sikkim sector since June 16 after Chinese troops began constructing a road near the Bhutan trijunction.

    South Asia

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