Saturday, 21 May, 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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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.