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Trump says he’s considering a ban on TikTok in the US

US President Donald Trump said that banning TikTok is 'one of many' ways he is looking to hit back at the Beijing government over the coronavirus.
A shopping area in Lhasa | Photo: John Liu | Bloomberg

US sets visa restrictions on Chinese officials restricting access to Tibet

China’s authority over Tibet has long been an irritant in US-China relations. The new move is the latest example of the rapidly eroding ties between the two economies.
FBI chief Christopher Wray | Photo: Amanda Andrade-Rhoades | Bloomberg

Chinese hacking and pressure is making Americans helpless, FBI chief says

FBI chief Christopher Wray said the interference includes cyber espionage, threatening Chinese nationals in America and co-opting key people to advance policies that benefit China.
A file photo of US soldiers in Afghanistan | Commons

Pakistan, China call for withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan

During diplomatic talks, China and Pakistan agreed to enhance cooperation with Afghanistan in support of the 'Afghan-led, Afghan-owned' peace reconciliation process.
British Union flag and the European Union (EU) flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London | Photo: Luke MacGregor | Bloomberg

UK confronts China and Russia as it seeks to assert itself on world stage after Brexit

The escalation of tensions comes after it emerged Britain is preparing to phase Huawei out of plans for fifth-generation telecommunications networks.
Xu Zhangrun | Twitter

Who is Xu Zhangrun? Law professor, critic of Chinese President Xi Jinping detained by police

Xu Zhangrun, a 57-year-old law professor and essayist, published many articles, criticising President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China.
Scott Morrison, Australia's Prime Minister, speaks during the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, U.S. | Photographer: Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg

Australia travel advisory warns citizens against ‘arbitrary detention’ in China

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia said the Chinese authorities have detained foreigners because they were 'endangering national security'.
An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
Keiw Pow Chen’s ID card from Deoli Camp (Keiw Pow Chen’s name in the card is mispelled.) | Source: The Deoli Wallahs | Macmillan

Forgotten history —When India put 3000 innocent Chinese-Indians in a camp due to 1962 war

In ‘The Deoli Wallahs’, Joy Ma and Dilip D’Souza write about the internment of Chinese-Indians, who had been living here for generations, in a camp in Rajasthan in 1962.
A laboratory technician collects vials of patient swabs during coronavirus detection testing at a laboratory

Why US pandemic is different from EU’s, boom in lockdown erotica & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
Representational image | Picpedia

Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.