Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicUS-China relations

Topic: US-China relations

‘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'.

Joe Biden, Xi Jinping to meet virtually on 15 Nov to create stability amid rising tensions

The talks come as tensions between the two countries have been building over issues including Taiwan and restrictions on sales of US technology to China.

China is talking about Zhang Xudong’s death. And Indians’ hype over detained PLA soldiers

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

‘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.

Drop sanctions, stay out of Hong Kong & Xinjiang affairs: China tells US at Tianjin talks

The US & China highlighted differences after their first high-level talks in months but left open the possibility of a summit between their presidents.

US and China disagree on way forward after ‘tough conversation’ about their relationship

The challenge facing Washington and Beijing is showing they can get to grips with their disagreements without appearing to domestic audiences that they are giving ground.

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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