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Tuesday, March 31, 2020



From Hungary to Thailand, coronavirus gives autocrats a chance to grab more power

March 31, 2020 12:38 pm

Rights groups say governments may continue to absorb more power while their citizens are distracted. They worry that people may not recognise the rights they have ceded until it is too late to reclaim them.

How China's fail-safe system meant to track contagions like the coronavirus failed

March 30, 2020 1:09 pm

After doctors in Wuhan began treating clusters of patients stricken with a mysterious pneumonia in December, the reporting was supposed to have been automatic. Instead, hospitals deferred to local health officials who withheld information and delayed the response.

Wuhan shrimp seller identified as coronavirus 'patient zero': Report

March 29, 2020 7:49 am

The coronavirus 'patient zero', who made a full recovery in January after month-long treatment, believes the Chinese government could have checked the spread of the disease had it acted sooner.

Coronavirus latest update March 28: Italy's coronavirus toll tops 10,000

March 28, 2020 11:04 pm

Coronavirus latest update today, 28 March: China will share its data related to the novel Covid-19 with the US and the country will learn from Beijing's experience, President Donald Trump said, a day after he held an hour-long conversation over telephone with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Snubbed by Iran and North Korea, Trump’s ‘disaster diplomacy’ has so far had few results

March 27, 2020 11:00 am

Administration officials see the crisis as creating new opportunities, but it also brings new risks as China and Russia seek to take advantage of a moment of perceived weakness and disarray for their U.S. adversaries.

Foreign ministers spar over calling China source of Covid-19 pandemic at G7 meet

March 26, 2020 12:38 pm

As a result, just a day after G-7 finance ministers and central bankers issued a joint communique referring to the COVID-19 virus, the foreign ministers opted against releasing a group statement.

US warships sails through Taiwan Strait amid heightened China tensions

March 26, 2020 9:23 am

Taiwan is China's most sensitive territorial and diplomatic issue and Beijing has never ruled out the use of force to bring the island under its control.

Extending school, workplace closures in Wuhan until April may delay second wave of COVID-19 cases: Lancet study

March 25, 2020 11:45 pm

In the study, researchers developed a transmission model to quantify the impact of school and workplace closures using information about how often people of different ages mix with each other in different locations, and to assess their effects on bringing the outbreak under control.

Coronavirus impact: Small grocery outlets see rise in transactions

March 24, 2020 5:48 pm

Coronavirus impact: Grocery across small retail witnesses positive growth in markets like Bengaluru, Gurugram and New Delhi, with Delhi witnessing almost 20 per cent rise in the small grocery category.

Beijing tightens quarantine rules for travellers from overseas: Report

March 24, 2020 11:15 am

The paper, the official publication of the city's Communist Party organisation, said all people entering the Chinese capital will be subject to centralised quarantine and testing for the coronavirus.


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.

In Pics: Three-day Indo-Chinese fest kicks off in Kolkata

June 12, 2018 1:33 pm

Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu advocated greater exchanges in the fields of culture, education and other areas to promote mutual understanding.

The secret rendezvous: When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping met

March 28, 2018 12:38 pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un travelled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a "secret meeting".

Breathtaking pictures from China's Harbin ice and snow festival

January 07, 2016 11:38 am

Check out these stunning images from China's famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.


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

July 21, 2018 11:10 am

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.

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

July 23, 2017 12:59 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.