China and India agree to end border standoff

China and India agree to end border standoff

India’s foreign affairs ministry says country has agreed with China on ‘expeditious disengagement’ of border troops. India and China have agreed on an “expeditious disengagement” of troops at a disputed border area in the Himalayas, where their soldiers have been locked in standoff for more than two months, according to India’s foreign ministry. The decision comes in the run-up to a summit of the BRICS nations – a grouping that also includes Brazil, Russia and…

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Teen’s death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger

Teen’s death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger

A Chinese teenager has died days after he was sent to an internet addiction treatment centre, reigniting criticism of these controversial institutions. The 18-year-old had allegedly sustained multiple injuries, and the centre’s director and staff members have been held by police, according to reports. The incident took place earlier this month in eastern Anhui province. China has seen a proliferation in so-called “boot camps” aimed at treating internet and gaming addictions. Some are known for…

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