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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Zeeshan Shaikh


China says Nepal is a natural area of cooperation for Delhi and Beijing
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Proposes economic corridor through Himalayas connecting India, Nepal & China

Citizens protest leads to reversal of ban on homosexual content on Chinese microblogging site
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The move had however caused an uproar amongst the platform users who saw it as discrimination against homosexuals. Since Friday people had been protesting by using hashtags like #Iamgaynotapervert. Faced with a massive backlash Weibo on Monday decided to cancel its plan.

China launches website for people to report spies
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The website provides a platform for people to provide anonymous tips or reports through their real names.

Short of land, China launches first ship to bury people at sea
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

The ship, named Guobin 9, made two trips on the first mission, with a total crew of 380 to scatter the cremated remains of 62 people into the sea.

Chinese man traces missing daughter after 24 years
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Wang Mingqing, a fruit merchant in Chengdu city, had put up a sign about his missing daughter on his car and requested 4,839 passengers he ferried over the past three years to share information about his daughter.

China confirms Kim Jong-Un met Xi Jinping in Beijing, says North Korea leader pledged denuclearisation
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Kim Jong-Un's visit to Beijing is been seen as the Korean leader’s attempt to consult with his country’s all weather ally before he formally meets with the South Korean and US Presidents later this year.

Xi Jinping starts second term as China’s president
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

Xi Jinping was also re-elected as the President unanimously with all 2,970 votes in his favor at the National People’s Congress. He was also re-elected as the Chairman of the Central Military Commission unanimously.

China to create new ministries, merge regulators in biggest overhaul in years
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

The State Council’s institutional Reform Plan was submitted to the 13th National People’s Congress for deliberations Tuesday. The number of ministries will be increased from 20 to 26.

China clears way for Xi Jinping’s rule for life with constitutional amendment
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Out of the total 2964 deputies of the National People's Congress who voted, only two put in a dissenting vote and three abstained in allowing president Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.

China responds: Dragon and elephant must not fight, but dance together
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

Using one of the most oft-repeated metaphors for India and China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it was time for the Chinese dragon and Indian elephant to dance together rather than fight each other.

China Budget 2018: Beijing plans to raise defense spending by 8.1%, GDP by 6.5%
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

China is the second biggest spender on defence after the United States. The list states that China’s military spending are almost three times more than India which spends around $52.5 billion according to the list.

China says its rise poses no threat, does not want trade war with US
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

“But if the US takes steps to hurt our interest, we will not sit idle,” said Zhang Yesui, the spokesman for 13th National People’s Congress (NPC)’s first session, which will begin Monday.

Don’t want trade war with US, says China
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

"China does not want a trade war with US but if US takes steps to hurt our interests, we will not sit idle," 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) spokesperson Zhang Yesui said.

Xi on pedestal, China meet begins
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

As per the International Institute for Strategic Studies, China has the second biggest defence budget behind the US.

China legislative session starts today, govt attacks West
Sat, Mar 03, 2018

The 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a political advisory body, will also open its plenary session Saturday.

China to amend Constitution, gives state status to panels enforcing Xi Jinping’s purges
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

The current version of the Constitution was adopted by the 5th National People’s Congress on December 4, 1982. It has so far seen four amendments with the last having taken place in 2004 under then-President Hu Jintao. 

China sets stage for Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Xi Jinping, 64, assumed office in March 2013 and began his second term in October 2017. He is seen as the most powerful Chinese leader in the post Mao Zedong era.

Shiv Sena makes break with BJP official, says it will contest 2019 polls alone
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

At a meeting of the party’s national executive, Sena leaders passed a resolution to contest all elections independently, almost a year after their president Uddhav Thackeray called off seat-sharing talks with the BJP ahead of elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

In Maharashtra alliance years, BJP outpaced Shiv Sena in poll growth
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

BJP assembly vote share rose by a third between 1990 & 2009, Shiv Sena stayed at nearly the same share throughout.

Uddhav Thackeray attacks PM Modi: He is interested in flying kites with foreign leaders
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Uddhav Thackeray also questioned the BJP leadership's penchant for allegedly making false promises. "In India killing a cow is a crime. Shouldn't telling lies also be deemed as a crime?" He said.