As a leading investor in the African continent, Beijing aims to reap more and more benefits from the mineral-rich continent but the fast changing reality on the ground may throw up major hurdles.
Police officer Sharad Shelar says Maoist rebels triggered a land mine blast in the forested Gadchiroli area in Maharashtra state as a van carrying police commandos passed through.
Beijing's pressure to unify Taiwan with mainland China is something more serious than mere displeasure.
The constitutional amendment lifting presidential term limits is expected to be approved by the 3,000-member National People's Congress and underscores Xi's standing as China's most dominant political figure in decades.
Apart from President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang was the only one to retain his spot on the 7-member Politburo Standing Committee, the height of power in the world's second largest economy. Five members were promoted, replacing the retiring ones.
Chinese President Xi Jinping was unknown to many people five years ago and is now becoming one of the world's most influential people. He widely viewed as China's strongest leader since Mao Zedong.
The president's lengthy speech laying out Xi's vision for China was well received by Communist Party heavyweights, and it appears his legacy could be written into the CPC constitution. Xi is widely seen as China's strongest leader since Mao Zedong.
"Every one of us in the party resolutely opposes all actions that undermine, distort or negate leadership" Chinese President Xi Jinping told the Communist Party congress. He also referred to the strained relations with Taiwan.
Tibet's spiritual leader has begun a nine-day visit to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh which is claimed by China. The visit has raised tensions between the two countries that are also at odds over other issues.
All forms of religious activity were banned in China between 1966 and 1976, during then-President Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution. Religion is not banned anymore – on paper. But persecution is rife.
One phone call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's leader risks souring US relations with China, the largest holder of US government debt.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to make changes to the ongoing anti-corruption campaign as well as the party's internal rules in what is expected to be a bid to further consolidate power.
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