Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicUS-China relations

Topic: US-China relations

China expanding nuclear test facility, satellite images suggest construction in Xinjiang: report

New structure in Lop Nur, a dried salt lake in a region infamous for Uyghur detention camps, suggests an underground testing tunnel.

China launches media blitz to showcase military power, ahead of Pelosi’s potential Taiwan stop

The Eastern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army has released a video that shows the PLA carrying out aggressive military exercises.

Pro-China group running online campaign against US rare-earths industry, says cybersecurity firm

A new report by US cybersecurity firm Mandiant says pro-China group Dragonbridge is using ‘nuanced tactics’ against firms like Lynas, Appia, and USA Rare Earth.

Xi’s China isn’t just caught up with Ukraine, Taiwan. Someone’s disrupting Russia ties too

Making matters tough for President Xi Jinping is the difference of opinion within the Chinese government on the Russia-Ukraine war.

Two words China threw at US twice this week: ‘Don’t interfere’

Chinascope — The Week Behind The Wall is everything you need to know about what’s happening in China this week.

‘Correct mistake’: China tells US to take responsibility for Iran nuclear deal

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing firmly opposes the 'illegal unilateral sanction' and withstand the 'gross interference' in Iran's internal affairs by the US.

US announces diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, athletes free to compete

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the decision was taken due to the 'ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang' by the Chinese government.

US reaches ‘partner’ UAE, stops ‘secret Chinese military construction’ near Abu Dhabi

According to Wall Street Journal report, US secret agencies had found evidence of construction this year, and US warned UAE that presence of Chinese military could threaten ties between them.

Biden charts path forward with Xi as both leaders stress for more talks amid tensions

The two leaders held a virtual meeting that lasted for over three hours as they covered a range of topics including trade, the pandemic, climate change, Taiwan and other hotspots.

Biden, Xi seek to stabilise US-China ties in longer-than-expected summit

In a statement after the meeting Monday, the White House said Biden and Xi discussed the 'importance of managing competition responsibly'.

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.