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China PM to visit India, says big powers can grow together

China PM to visit India, says big powers can grow together

HANOI: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Friday he would visit India later this year, stressing there was “enough space in the world” for both the giant nations to prosper despite a backdrop of frosty ties.
“I will pay a visit to India by the end of this year,” Wen said during talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of a Southeast Asia summit in the Vietnamese capital. Border disputes, a short war in 1962 and the presence in India of Tibet’s spiritual

Indian PM positive on ties with China

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday there were “enormous possibilities” to work with China, playing down simmering tensions between the giant Asian neighbours.
“Are India and China in competition? I sincerley believe that there are enornmous possibilities of our two countries to work together,” Singh told a gathering of business leaders in Malaysia’s administrative capital, Putrajaya.
“I look upon the world as a large enough place to

China grab team gold as Japan stumble

Olympic champions China claimed a fourth straight men’s team title at the world gymnastics championships here on Thursday as a late tumble ended the gold-medal hopes of Asian rivals Japan.
The title-chase went down to the wire with the Chinese sealing victory when Japan’s Kazuhito Tanaka fell on the final rotation – the horizonal bar. The Kohei Uchimura-led Japanese finished 1.228 points behind to take silver with the bronze going to Germany in a repeat of the

China won’t confirm Japan meeting, tensions return

China refused to say on Thursday whether Premier Wen Jiabao will meet Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at a regional summit this month, and a Chinese diplomat accused Japanese foreign affairs minister of rekindling ill-will.
The swipe at Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue exposed the prickly tensions that still dog ties between Asia’s two biggest economies, despite their efforts to overcome a maritime dispute.

China ‘shocked’ by Japan FM’s comments as two sides meet

BEIJING: China on Tuesday said it was shocked by the latest comments from Tokyo in a simmering row over a group of disputed islands, as the two sides held informal talks in a bid to ease tensions.
The latest volley in the war of words between Asia’s top two economies came after three days of sporadically violent anti-Japan protests in several Chinese cities — the largest such demonstrations since 2005. Japan and China are trying to rebuild ties that were badly strained after

China cries foul over peace prize, dissident’s wife elated

China on Friday slammed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo as a violation of the honour’s ideals, while the laureate’s joyful wife led calls for his immediate release.
Beijing — which has repeatedly branded the 54-year-old writer a criminal following his December 2009 jailing for 11 years on subversion charges — also warned Norway that ties would suffer over the Nobel committee’s decision.
“The Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded to those