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China says regional countries fear IPEF may decouple them from Chinese economy

May 25, 2022 8:26 pm

US President Joe Biden said 12 countries, including India, have joined the new initiative which is largely seen as an attempt to counter growing Chinese influence in the Indo-Pacific region.

Explained: What China aims to achieve by building a second, bigger bridge on Pangong Tso

May 25, 2022 7:13 am

The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that China is building a second bridge on the Pangong Tso lake. Where are the bridges located, and how will they help China? How has India responded? What is the current situation in the standoff?

'US policy on China-Taiwan has not changed': Joe Biden says a day after military intervention comments

May 24, 2022 11:54 am

US President Joe Biden's comment, when he volunteered US military support for Taiwan, was the latest in a series of apparently off-the-cuff assertions that suggest his personal inclination is to defend it.

'Absurd to compare Taiwan and Ukraine': China bristles at Biden's comments on US military intervention

May 24, 2022 7:58 am

US President Joe Biden's comments are a departure from the line toed by successive US administrations, who have maintained what was officially termed as strategic ambiguity of tacitly backing Taiwan, while publicly asserting commitment for the One China policy.

Explained: What is One China Policy, US's delicate balancing act on the dispute between China and Taiwan?

May 24, 2022 7:42 am

'One China' is a longstanding US policy that forms the bedrock of its relationship with Beijing. Under the policy, the US snapped formal diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (ROC) in Taiwan, and established ties with the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing in 1979.

Explained: The China-Taiwan tussle — its history, current tensions, and why the world is worried

May 24, 2022 4:48 pm

Why does communist China keep threatening to take over the little democratic island off its eastern coast? What is the nature of their testy, and often hostile relationship? What implications does it have for the US, India, and overall peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region?

Explained: Discovery of a primitive forest at the bottom of a giant sinkhole in China

May 24, 2022 8:22 am

According to Xinhua News, the sinkhole measures 306 metres in length, is 150 metres in width and 192 metres in depth, with its volume exceeding 5 million cubic meters

Ahead of Quad summit, China says US' Indo-Pacific strategy 'bound to fail'

May 22, 2022 10:40 pm

The "Indo-Pacific strategy" is causing more and more vigilance and concern in the international community, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said while responding to a question at his joint press conference with Pakistan counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

Explained: Quad's plan to rein in massive illegal fishing by China in Indo-Pacific

May 24, 2022 7:49 am

The unregulated plunder of global fishing stock poses a grave threat to the livelihood and food security of millions of people. China is the world's biggest offender in this regard, and is believed to be responsible for 80% to 95% of the illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific

MEA: Two bridges built by China in Pangong area occupied illegally

May 21, 2022 7:16 am

The government “keeps a constant watch on all developments that have a bearing on India's security and takes all necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.


In pictures: How revelers marked winter solstice 2021

December 22, 2021 5:44 pm

Winter solstice is also known as ‘hiemal solstice’, ‘hibernal solstice’, ‘brumal solstice’.

Heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years wreaks havoc in China's Henan province

July 22, 2021 1:07 pm

China floods: Horrifying visuals of overturned cars and people trapped in flooded subways and streets of China have inundated social media in the past three days.

How heavy rains caused flooding in these Asian countries

August 02, 2020 4:21 pm

Seasonal heavy rainfall across the Asian continent have resulted in flooding the streets, towns and villages of several countries impacting daily life.

China's Wuhan begins to lift its coronavirus lockdown

March 31, 2020 6:51 pm

Wuhan accounts for about 60% of China’s coronavirus cases, but they have fallen sharply in recent weeks, a sign that the measures are working. The last confirmed locally transmitted case of the virus in Wuhan was on Monday.

Hong Kong protests intensify as students ready bows and arrows against police

November 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Protestors armed with bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications that they had built on Hong Kong university campuses as they anticipated clashes with the police while they disrupted morning commute in the capital for the fourth consecutive day.

China marks 70 years of communist rule with military parade

October 02, 2019 9:04 am

After the military parade, dancers and floats lauding China’s history, achievements and its regions passed by, along with portraits of China’s previous leaders and Xi himself, which got loud cheers.

Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

March 08, 2019 1:35 pm

The annual meeting of China's legislature had many quirky moments and offbeat details which lurked around the edges and behind the scenes.

China kicks off world's biggest ice festival

January 11, 2019 6:54 am

The festival, which began on Saturday, has drawn millions of visitors from around the world every year since its inception in the early 1980s

Photos of world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau and Zhuhai

October 24, 2018 11:47 am

China officially opened the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong to Macau on Tuesday.

Made in China: Trump re-election flags may get burned by his tariffs

July 27, 2018 6:50 am

The red, white and blue banners for US President Donald Trump’s second-term campaign are ready to ship, emblazoned with the words “Keep America Great!” But they are made in eastern China and soon could be hit by punitive tariffs of Trump’s own making as he ratchets up a rancorous trade dispute with Beijing.


On Doklam and surgical strikes, Modi says Congress' comments were childish

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Replying to the no-confidence motion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that when it came to Doklam, the Congress was all over the place when asked about meeting Chinese officials. And on surgical strikes, he said, the party's comments were childish.

World news wrap: Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms, secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

June 08, 2020 11:36 am

World news wrap: Watch news from Facebook, Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and the Guatemalan Baby's rescue

Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff? Watch video

June 22, 2020 6:57 pm

Doklam standoff: On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides.

Exiled Tibetans criticise China for deploying missiles

February 19, 2016 8:11 am

Dharamsala, Feb 19 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile on Friday criticised China’s move to deploy surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea. The recent move by China stoked tensions between China and its Asian neighbours and the US. Tibetan government-in-exile spokesman Tashi Phuntsok said the move shows that China has imperial ambitions. He added that since there are claims and counter claims over South China Sea, which is an important sea route, international conflicts are bound to happen. Meanwhile, another Tibetan parliamentarian-in-exile Yeshi Phungstok said China might have maritime ambition to approach the Indian Ocean.