Why is Taiwan-China tension rising and what are the risks?

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says the island is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its formal name, and that the People’s Republic of China has never ruled Taiwan and has no right to.

China sent numerous aircraft close to Taiwan during two days of drills from Friday, causing the island’s air force to scramble, as Beijing expressed anger at the visit of a senior U.S. official to Taipei. Why is the tension rising now? China claims democratically-run Taiwan as its own territory, to be taken by force if … Read more Why is Taiwan-China tension rising and what are the risks?

First Military-Diplomatic Talks Today as India Seeks Chinese Withdrawal from Ladakh After Firing Incidents

Military tankers carrying fuel move towards forward areas in the Ladakh region on September 15, 2020. (REUTERS)

Military tankers carrying fuel move towards forward areas in the Ladakh region on September 15, 2020. (REUTERS) There has been very little forward movement in the India-China standoff in eastern Ladakh that is entering its fifth month now, and Monday’s meeting is expected to keep the situation at the LAC from escalating further. CNN-News18 … Read more First Military-Diplomatic Talks Today as India Seeks Chinese Withdrawal from Ladakh After Firing Incidents

TikTok Will Be Its Subsidiary Under Deal With Trump: ByteDance

ByteDance To Hand Out Cash Bonuses To Staff Amid US Pressure On TikTok

ByteDance said on Monday that it will own 80% of TikTok Global. New York/Beijing: China’s ByteDance said on Monday that TikTok’s global business will become its subsidiary, even as Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc said over the weekend that they and U.S. investors would own the majority of the video app following a deal with … Read more TikTok Will Be Its Subsidiary Under Deal With Trump: ByteDance

India, China Military Commanders' Talks Today To Defuse Border Tension

"Move Back Personnel, Equipment," Says China At Foreign Ministers' Meet

India-China: A violent face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers happened at Galwan in June New Delhi: A meeting between military commanders of India and China will be held this morning on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in a bid to defuse tension along the de facto border between the two neighbours. … Read more India, China Military Commanders' Talks Today To Defuse Border Tension

Coronavirus Found On Imported Squid Packaging In China

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NINGBO, China: Authorities in China’s northeastern Jilin province have found the novel coronavirus on the packaging of imported squid, health authorities in the city of Fuyu said on Sunday, urging anyone who may have bought it to get themselves tested. One of the packages had arrived in the city via the provincial capital Changchun, … Read more Coronavirus Found On Imported Squid Packaging In China

If Talks Happen With China, Why Not With Other Neighbour: Farooq Abdullah

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Farooq Abdullah said Jammu and Kashmir has not seen any progress New Delhi: Speaking in Parliament for the first time since his release from detention, the National Conference president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Saturday advocated talks with Pakistan, saying if India can talk to China to defuse their border row, it can also speak … Read more If Talks Happen With China, Why Not With Other Neighbour: Farooq Abdullah

US House condemns racism against Asian-Americans amid Covid-19 pandemic

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that “at the same time that the coronavirus pandemic is broken out, so too has a disturbing epidemic of hate and discrimination” against Asian Americans and Asian immigrants, including physical and verbal attacks and vandalised businesses.

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called the legislation an election-year effort to criticise President Donald Trump and “woke culture on steroids.” The resolution, approved 243-164, on Thursday calls on all public officials to condemn anti-Asia … Read more US House condemns racism against Asian-Americans amid Covid-19 pandemic

'Must seek our development in an unstable world': Xi tells people of China

Chinese President Xi Jinping said still enjoyed “strategic opportunities” in its development, although the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated global challenges as globalisation slows and unilateralism and protectionism are rising.

China’s economy remains resilient and there are ample policy tools at Beijing’s disposal despite rising external risks, President Xi Jinping said in remarks published on Saturday. The world’s second-largest economy has steadily recovered from a virus-induced slump, but analysts say policymakers face a tough job to maintain stable expansion over the next several years to … Read more 'Must seek our development in an unstable world': Xi tells people of China

Trump touts 'fantastic' TikTok deal with Walmart and Oracle

With Trump facing a tough re-election campaign, US officials have described the measures as essential to safeguard against potential Chinese espionage through the platforms.

Donald Trump on Saturday touted a “fantastic” deal that could see Oracle and Walmart become the US tech partners for TikTok, which the president is seeking to ban over security concerns. “I think it’s going to be a fantastic deal,” Trump said. “I have given the deal my blessing. If they get it done that’s … Read more Trump touts 'fantastic' TikTok deal with Walmart and Oracle

China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat

Its implementation comes just a day after the US Commerce Department stepped up the pressure by ordering a ban on downloads of video app TikTok and effectively blocking use of WeChat, the Chinese super-app.

China on Saturday launched a mechanism that would allow it to sanction foreign companies, upping the ante in a tech war with the United States a day after Washington moved to curb popular Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat. China’s long-expected “unreliable entities list” is seen as a weapon for Beijing to retaliate against the United … Read more China launches sanctions regime after US moves on TikTok, WeChat