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China’s vaccines produced antibodies that lasted 6 months, says country’s top scientist

The high levels of antibodies show that the shots can provide immunity against the virus for a longer period of time, chief scientist Zeng Guang said.
An IAF An-32 aircraft on its inaugral landing at the Nyoma airfield in 2009 | Special arrangement

At Nyoma, how the IAF turned a sandy surface into a smooth landing ground for its An-32

Upon landing at Nyoma, the engines were kept running. After a well-deserved cup of tea, we were back in the skies, leaving behind a dust storm.
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Why the world’s car industry is pinning its hopes on a recovery in China

Sales of passenger cars in China, which has been the world’s biggest car market since 2009, have increased for 2 months while Europe's market slumped 18% in August.

China reports mysterious, first asymptomatic cases in 35 days in 2 port workers

The two cases, found in Shandong province’s Qingdao city during routine testing of port workers, will intensify concern in China over whether imported products are infectious.
A Sinovac Biotech LTD vaccine candidate for coronavirus on display at the China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing | Noel Celis | AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Chinese vaccine maker to offer shots first to countries running phase 3 trials

Sinovac, one of three Chinese vaccines in the last stages of testing, is expecting interim data as soon as November from its Phase 3 trial of almost 10,000 people in Brazil.
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Enormous divisions on UNSC expansion reforms need package solution, says China

The G4 comprising India, Japan, Germany and Brazil Wednesday expressed concern over lack of meaningful progress on long-pending reform of the UNSC and demanded ‘urgency’ on the issue.
TikTok | Representational photo | Kon Karampelas | Unsplash

China threatens to kill TikTok deal over ‘dirty’ Trump tactics

Any agreement that makes it look like the Trump administration forced China’s hand could hurt Xi Jinping, who has repeatedly hailed the Communist Party’s emergence as a great power.

China hacked Indian govt teleconference in 2017 — US think-tank reiterates old report

Claims in CASI report are based on an Indian report about a high-profile government meeting, which was compromised by Chinese hackers in October 2017.
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Are Chinese incursions ordered by local PLA heads or Beijing? Xi’s reforms hold answer

In ‘India's China Challenge’, Ananth Krishnan writes about Xi Jinping’s sweeping military reforms, and the complex relationship between the Communist Party and the PLA.
File photo of China President Xi Jinping | Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Xi stuns the world by pledging China will become carbon neutral by 2060

The fact that China has set out net-zero pledge ahead of the US shows how hard it is striving to put itself at the center of global politics and the economic shift to clean energy.

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A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.


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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?