Entire China Within India’s Nuke Strike Zone

Entire China Within India’s Nuke Strike Zone

India's most formidable missile will undergo one more pre-induction trial "within this year" before it is inducted into the Agni-V regiment. The missile's canister-launch version makes it deadlier because it gives the armed forces the requisite operational flexibility to swiftly transport and fire the missile from anywhere they want

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Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent.

The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $500 billion, covers “a broad range of products and technologies” and is “long-term.” The two firms pledged to work

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Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

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Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties. As part of "Panda Diplomacy" -- China's historic use of the charming creatures to foster relations with trade partners -- Jin BaoBao (Flurry) and Hua Bao (Snow) were greeted by a Chinese and Finnish delegation at the Helsinki Airport, before making their way to the Ahtari Zoo, 325 kilometres (200 miles) north of the capital. A zookeeper and a veterinarian accompanied the pair to make sure the 6,500 kilometre voyage from China's southwestern Sichuan province to Helsinki was as pleasant as possible, the Ahtari Zoo said in a statement. During the trip, the pandas also got food and drink, naturally. Their packed lunch included their favourite foods: bamboo, carrot, apple and panda cakes," panda keeper Anna Palmroth said. The animals will live in an indoor enclosure. The public will be able to meet the cuddly mammals for the first time on February 17. They get to go to their own indoor enclosures where they have fresh bamboo to make their adaptation easier," Palmroth said. The Finnish climate resembles that of the panda's natural habitat in China's Qionglai Mountains, where the animals are used to snow. During the first few days, we will monitor the pandas' behaviour and appetite intensively," she added. In the first visit by a Chinese leader to Finland since 1995, President Xi Jinping in 2017 announced China would lease the pandas to the zoo for 15 years to mark Finland's 100th anniversary of its independence. China is Finland's fifth largest trading partner. There are an estimated 1,864 giant pandas left in the wild, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and they can only be found in certain parts of south central China.
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Full-Fledged Chinese Military Complex In Doklam, Show Satellite Pics

Full-Fledged Chinese Military Complex In Doklam, Show Satellite Pics

Images show military structures along East-West road in disputed region. Trenches visible at another site where there is Chinese construction. There are two helipads, clearly demarcated by an H marking

by Vishnu Som

A massive, full-fledged Chinese military complex is being built within Doklam, show new satellite images five months after India and

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