Zeeshan Shaikh

Articles By Zeeshan Shaikh

China decides to shelve plans of lifting ban on trade of rhino horn, tiger parts

The shelved plan would have put India’s one-horned rhino population under increased threat from poachers. Concerns had been raised in India as well In with Assam Forest minister Parimal Suklabaidya raising concern that the decision may give a boost to rhino poachers.

China says will lower tariffs, open its markets for imports further

President Xi claimed that the country will buy goods worth over $30 trillion from other countries over the next 15 years, and said the country was committed to globalisation.

Support Pakistan’s ‘quest for peace through dialogue’ with India: China

After Pakistan PM Imran Khan met the Chinese leadership for the first time, the joint statement also expressed support for Pakistan’s engagement with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), while Beijing continues to block India’s bid in becoming a member of the NSG.

China vows to give ‘necessary support’ to Pakistan, 16 agreements signed

Countries affirm their commitment to proceed with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, will extend industrial ties

President Xi Jinping assures help as Imran Khan laments Pakistan’s financial crisis in first official China visit

China and Pakistan refer to themselves as “all-weather friends”, sharing close economic and military ties. Pakistan has, over the years, received billions of dollars from China, which were used to fund infrastructure projects.

The making of world’s longest sea bridge, China mainland to Hong Kong

Zhuhai is a city on the Chinese mainland, which will be connected with the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

China strips two ex-generals of rank over corruption

In January, Fang was reported to have been under investigation for bribery and corruption. Fang served as chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) Guangzhou Military Area Command from 2003 to 2007.

Smoking could affect Beijing residents’ chances to get loans

People with low scores can be banned or blacklisted from accessing services like bank loans and access to flight and train travel. The Chinese government aims to have all 1.35 billion of its citizens subject to the system by 2020.

China tweaks law to legalise internment camps for Uyghurs in Xinjiang

China over the past few months has faced flak over its counter-terrorism policies in Xinjiang which included creating internment camps in which up to a million Uygur Muslims were detained and subjected to ideological reorientation.

China: Interpol chief arrested for bribery

Meng, 65, is a vice minister of China’s Public Security Ministry and had been chief of Interpol since 2016 until he resigned by email on Sunday.

China’s Didi suspends night rides for a week to fix app after woman passenger raped, killed

The 20-year-old woman from Zhejiang province had used the companies "hitch" service. She was allegedly raped and killed by the driver last month.

China: First income tax cut in 7 years, hiked from 3500 yuan to 5000 yuan per month

Personal income tax in China ranges from three per cent for monthly taxable incomes of RMB 1,500 per month (Rs 16000) to 45 per cent for taxable incomes greater than RMB 80,000 (Rs 8.45 lakh) per month.

Surveillance State: E-platform in China to air ‘safe, true news’ from govt media

It will be called Piyao, which means ‘denying a rumour’ in Chinese. It will include a website, a mobile app and social media accounts with social media giants Weibo and WeChat.

India, China working on hotline for their defence ministries

Modi and Xi, during their informal summit in Wuhan in April, reached a consensus on managing various aspects of India-China relations, including the two militaries, especially in the backdrop of the Doklam standoff. 

Chinese doctor commits suicide after being targeted online

A video of the incident was posted on Chinese social media allegedly by the boy’s family, stating that a minor was assaulted by a government employee.

Chinese given the right to larger families, but few interested

Couples have increasingly delayed having even one child as they devote more time to other goals, such as building their careers. The skyrocketing cost of raising children in booming China has also given many prospective parents pause.

Drowning In Debt: Chinese company pays off bank debt with 900 tonnes of liquor

The World Health Organisation and a Lancet report say that per capita consumption has risen from 4.9 litres per year to 6.7 litres. When non-drinkers are excluded, the per capita consumption soars to 15.1 litres annually.

China plans patriotism classes for intellectuals

The key aspect of the initiative will be to strengthen the “political guidance” of intellectuals and bring their “ideological and political identification” in line with the party’s overall goals.

With a new stamp showing parent pigs, 3 piglets, China signals shift in child policy

Commentators see the imagery used as an indication of China planning to abandon birth restrictions and a likely announcement to this effect by the end of the year.

China: Raising national flag a must at all religious sites

The move is seen as an attempt by the Chinese Communist Party to extend its control over religious life.