Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicWinter Olympics

Topic: Winter Olympics

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.

China’s concern on Afghanistan increases and a top Beijing watcher advises CCP on ‘war’

Beijing’s support to Taliban was initially a surprise. But China is back to dealing with an old problem in Afghanistan – the East Turkestan Islamic Movement.

Will China buckle under pressure at Olympics? It has Covid-19, protests against Xi coming

Whatever the outcome, the Chinese govt will revel in its ability to hold a prestigious international event under difficult conditions.

China’s Winter Olympics isn’t a sporting extravaganza. It’s invitation to an exclusive ‘club’

The conditions to join Xi Jinping's 'club' require one to support the ‘China model’ and avoid even thinking about its human rights record.

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’.

India and China share a grey relationship. It all hinges on ‘waiting for the right time’

The Klaxon report on PLA's Galwan Valley deaths gives India enough ammunition to slam China. But its silence is both simple and complicated.

‘New Olympic disciplines’ at Beijing 2022, and big brother’s support for Israel

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Beijing Olympics 2022 is Xi’s way of showing the world that CCP can achieve ‘Chinese Dream’

When global audiences cheer for their winter heroes at the Games, they will also be cheering for the CCP – whether they like that or not.

Lone Indian competitor Arif Khan leads contingent at Beijing Olympics opening ceremony

Khan is the first Indian to qualify for two events — Slalom and Giant Slalom — in the same edition of the Olympics. The skier will compete on 13 and 16 February.

Putin talks closer ties with Beijing, slams US’ Winter Olympics boycott in Chinese media column

Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed for Chinese state-owned Xinhua News Agency comes ahead of his visit to Beijing for the Winter Olympics.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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.
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