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Chinese military launches massive drill around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi’s visit

Taipei: China launched a massive military drill in the sea around Taiwan on Thursday, in an apparent response to the visit of US House Secretary Nancy Pelosi to the island. While Taiwan is a self-ruled island, China has been claiming sovereignty over it. Pelosi visited the island despite China’s warnings to the US against such...

If China invades Taiwan, US will intervene militarily: Biden

Washington DC/Tokyo: The United States President Joe Biden said on Monday that the country would use its military forces if China were to invade Taiwan. Biden said that the burden to protect the island was “even stronger” after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Biden was speaking at a press conference in Tokyo where he...
China says it has signed security pact with Solomon Islands

China says it has signed security pact with Solomon Islands

Beijing: In a development that can  increase the West’s concerns over China’s increasing hold in the South Pacific region, the latter said on Tuesday that it has signed a security pack with the Solomon Islands. China’s State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Solomon Islands Foreign minister Manele recently signed the framework pact. China...

China: Aircraft carrying 132 people crashes in Gaungxi

Beijing: A China Eastern aircraft with 132 persons, including 9 crew members, crashed in the mountains in Guangxi province on Monday. Rescue operations are currently underway. According to reports, the MU5735 flight, a Boeing 737 aircraft, from Kunming to Guangzhou crashed in Gaungxi where it resulted in a fire on the mountainside. The plane is...

NeoCov, the new coronavirus raising concerns; scientists warn of higher transmission, mortality rate

Even as the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus, scientists in Wuhan in China have warned of ‘NeoCov’, a new type of coronavirus that may have high transmission and mortality rate. According to scientists, NeoCov is related to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS-coronavirus. It was first found in bat population in...

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,...