Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: US-China

Chinese nationalists ask Beijing how come Pelosi plane to Taiwan wasn’t shot down

Experts say China had to react to Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit with military exercise because domestic sentiment demanded leaders match words with action.

‘Violation of our sovereignty’: China sanctions Nancy Pelosi, relatives after Taiwan visit

Pelosi arrived on an unannounced trip to Taipei Tuesday evening, ignoring a maelstrom of warnings from China that considers the self-governed island its own territory.

India has moved away from ‘One China’ policy. Now it must develop independent ties with Taiwan

A military action or forced annexation attempt by Beijing against Taipei after Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit will lead to a Ukraine-like conflict, which will isolate China.

US risks showdown with China as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan

China has repeatedly warned against hawk Pelosi visiting the self-governed island that it considers a part of its territory.

China issues private warnings to US over Taiwan Strait status, US officials concerned

While China regularly protests US military moves in the Taiwan Strait, the legal status of the waters previously wasn’t a regular talking point in meetings with US officials.

China-Solomon Islands deal marks a power shift. US paying for reluctance in Asia-Pacific

US’ Second Island Chain strategy is now at stake as Chinese military vessels venture further afield. Warnings by Australia, Japan could become prophecies.

Shanghai residents can’t post about ‘food crisis’ and China fears US may nuke it some day

Almost 26 million residents of Shanghai have been put under a lockdown amid an emerging food crisis. Even billionaire Kathy Xu Xin has struggled to buy milk and bread.

2 lines from US, long, tough statements from China — how they portrayed the Blinken-Wang call

US readout of call said Blinken & Wang spoke about ‘developments in DPRK & Russia’s aggression against Ukraine’. Chinese statements were harsher, vociferous against Indo-Pacific.

How companies should respond to US-China tensions—reduce supply chain dependence

Tesla could be in trouble. It has no choice but to keep operating in both US and China while navigating political and market risks.

China’s tech decoupling with the US is trouble. It’s one of their ‘top 10 risks in 2022’

As the US-China tech war rages on, China is dealing with uncovering of its ‘centres for political thought’.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.