Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: China-US

In China, a growing pressure to find a scapegoat for disastrous Covid handling in Shanghai

CCP wants to quickly develop remote regions near Arunachal Pradesh border. In Shanghai & Beijing, Covid testing could cost up to $257 billion.

67% Americans see China’s influence & power as major threat to US, Pew survey finds

Results of Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. The survey, which was held from 21-27 March, included a sample of 3,581 US adults.

China’s cover-up of Covid and PLA deaths isn’t working. Neither are the social media bans

Despite tensions at the border, India-China trade grew, and social media users discovered what Indian food like seekh kebab and biryani looks like.

‘Rising Star’ to ‘Red Roulette’ — Here is what you need to read on China

Domain expert Aadil Brar brings you a shortlist of books and papers you need to understand Chinese society and external relations.

‘Wolf warrior’ diplomat, Xi confidant — who is Qin Gang, new China ambassador to US

Qin, who is currently in a 14-day quarantine, has been appointed envoy at a time of deep tensions between the US and China over several issues.

Did a top Chinese intelligence official defect to US? Rumours grow, but China has a ‘counter’

Questions on whereabouts of Dong Jingwei are fuelling rumours that he defected to US in February. Reports also say matter was raised in US-China summit in Alaska this March.

US’ ‘Indo-Pacific strategy’ will only lead to more division, chaos, says China

Chinese Ministry of National Defence spokesperson said no strategy should instigate countries to gang up or to create the 'new Cold War' featuring bloc confrontation

China-US tensions can boost India’s tech dreams, report says

The report says various factors are working in India’s favour right now, which include Biden’s call for 'China-free' supply chains in certain sectors & India’s membership in the Quad.

China came to Anchorage as a bully but in Blinken it met a bigger bully

In the war of words, both the US and China have little room for manoeuvre — both need to exhibit power and control.

‘If China has nothing to hide, show it to us’ — Blinken on alleged genocide against Uyghurs

The US will speak out forcefully against China's 'genocide' against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a Congressional hearing Wednesday.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.