Saturday, 20 August, 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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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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