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Taiwan loses one more ally; Nicaragua breaks ties, says it recognizes only China

International support for Taiwan is shrinking. Now, the government of Nicaragua has officially broken all diplomatic ties with it. The former announced in a statement that it recognizes just the People’s Republic of China. “The People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government that represents all China, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of...

Complete lockdown in China’s Lanzhou as Covid-19 cases rise

Beijing: Amid rise in fresh cases of Covid-19, China has annouced a complete lockdown in Lanzhou city, the provincial capital of northwestern province Gansu. Lanzhou has a population of 4 million. China has once again witnessed an outbreak of Covid-19 cases, which has been linked to the highly contagious Delta variant. The lockdown in Lanzhou...

China presence in Eastern Ladakh on the rise: Army chief Naravane

New Delhi: China’s presence in Ladakh continues to be a major concern for India. Now, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has said that the neighbouring country has raised deployment of its personnel in the forward areas across eastern Ladakh. In an interview to news agency ANI, Naravane said that the Indian Army was regularly...

As new cases emerge, China’s Wuhan to test all for Covid-19

Wuhan: With cases of Covid-19 resurfacing in China amid rapid spread of the Delta variant, Wuhan, where the first cases had been reported, will be testing all its residents for the infection. The decision on Tuesday comes a day after seven cases were reported in the city. “The city of 11 million is swiftly launching...

Xi Jinping makes first trip to Tibet as Chinese President

Lhasa: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Tibet’s capital Lhasa on Thursday. This is the first time Jinping visited the region after taking over as the President of the country, thus making it a rare visit–he took over the position in 2013. At the airport, Jinping was welcomed by locals and leaders of different communities....

Hong Kong police arrest 9, including 6 high school students, for alleged bomb plot

Hong Kong: Nine people, including six secondary students, were arrested on suspicion of engaging in terrorist activities, the Hong Kong police said.  They are the latest to be targeted under a sweeping national security law that Beijing had imposed on Hong Kong last year According to the cops, the group was trying to make the...

Jinping vows to smash bid for Taiwan independence, complete ‘reunification’

Chinese president was speaking on the occasion of ruling Communist Party’s 100th anniversary Beijing: Chinese president Xi Jinping on Thursday vowed to “smash” Taiwan’s attempts at acquiring formal independence and complete its “reunification” with China. His statement, made during his address on the 100th anniversary of the ruling Communist Party,...

Chinese national held by BSF in West Bengal’s Malda along Indo-Bangladesh border

The Border Security Force manning the Indo-Bangladesh border has intercepted a Chinese national. The 35-year-old man was held in the Malda district of West Bengal adjacent to the Bangladesh border following suspicious activities, according to BSF officials. The man, dressed in a black sweatshirt, pants and shoes, was intercepted by a BSF party around 7...

World Bank downgrades India’s growth forecast to 8.3% in 2021-22

After the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic battered India, the World Bank has downgraded its growth forecast for the country from 10.1 per cent in April to 8.3 per cent in 2021-22.  It has predicted a growth of 7.5 per cent for the 2022-23 financial year and 6.5 for the subsequent financial year. “In...

First human case of H10N3 strain of bird flu reported in China

China’s National Health Commission on Tuesday revealed the first confirmed case of a human infected with the H10N3 strain of bird flu, raising eyebrows across the world. A 41-year old man in Jiangsu province of China tested positive for the viral strain. Notably, the man was hospitalised on April 28 after he exhibited symptoms which...

Citigroup to exit India, China & 11 other markets

In a major development, US-based multinational investment bank and financial services corporation, Citigroup, on Thursday announced that it will exit 13 international consumer banking markets including India and China. The decision has been taken as the group plans to shift its focus on wealth management and move away from retail banking where its presence is...

India-China Dispute: India committed to maintaining bilateral ties, says Rajnath Singh

India’s sustained talks with China have resulted in an agreement between the forces of the two countries to disengage at friction points at the north and south banks of Pangong Tso lake, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. Rajnath Singh said this during his suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha on the situation...