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Shanghai shares lose 3 per cent

Shanghai shares lose 3 per centBeijing - Shares on China's main stock market lost more than 3 per cent of their value Monday, following similar falls in other Asian markets.

The key Shanghai Composite Index, which tracks shares traded in local and foreign currency, lost 72.23 points to end the day at 2,325.14, down 3.01 per cent.

Experts say China concerned about India’s latest defence measures

Experts say China concerned about India’s latest defence measuresNew Delhi, Sep. 1 : Experts have said that China is concerned, if not annoyed with India’s plans to have a fleet of aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines in the next decade and recently tested nuclear-capable missiles that put China''s major cities well within range.

New Delhi’s decision to reopen air force bases near the Chinese border has also invited negative reactions from officials in Beijing, they claim.

China quake forces geologists to redraw seismic hazard maps

Sichuan MapLondon, September 1 : The May 12 earthquake in Sichuan, China, that claimed the lives of more than 65,000 people, has forced geologists to think that similar regions may also be in danger and that seismic hazard maps should be redrawn as a result.

According to a report in New Scientist, a coalition of geologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Chengdu Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Sichuan, is thinking to redraw the seismic hazard maps.

Using historical, geological and GPS records, the scientists modelled movements in the Earth''s crust that led to the quake.

India, China seeking Indian Ocean commercial and strategic leverage

India, China seeking Indian Ocean commercial and strategic leverageHambantota (Sri Lanka), Sep. 1: India and China are reportedly competing to gain a commercial and strategic edge in the busy sea lanes of the Indian Ocen, even as China has secured the Sri Lankan Government’s approval to build a new port in southern Hambantota.

Foreign news agency reports claim that once the port is completed, it could serve as an ideal point for international competition over energy supply routes that fuel much of the global economy.

Quake toll rises to 33 dead, 500 injured in south-west China

Beijing - Quake toll rises to 33 dead, 500 injured in south-west China The casualty toll has risen to at least 33 dead and 506 injured after an earthquake on the borders of China's south-western provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan, the government said Monday.

Most of the casualties were in Sichuan's worst-hit county of Huili, where 22 people were reported dead after Saturday's 6.1-magnitude quake, the State Seismological Bureau said on its website.

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