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Coronavirus death toll goes up to 106 in China, President Xi calls the epidemic a ‘demon’

The virus, which emerged last month in Wuhan, has created a war-like situation in China, which analysts say is far worse than during the 2003 SARS outbreak that claimed over 800 lives.
File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India ‘cautions’ Myanmar over growing Chinese influence as Xi Jinping concludes visit

During Xi Jinping’s visit from 17-18 January, China and Myanmar signed as many as 33 agreements, including multi-billion-dollar deals in infrastructure.
PM Narendra Modi

Modi govt now snubbing critics in other countries too. And US, UK won’t hold back for long

Modi government is taking a risk by concluding that India has the heft to disregard opinions of friendly countries and make enemies out of parties not in power. 
Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Graham Crouch/Bloomberg

India-China border talks to focus on border management, says Beijing

The two-day meeting between Chinese delegation led by Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Indian team headed by NSA Ajit Doval will begin Saturday.
Xi welcomed outside capital into his signature project. | Bloomberg

Trump trade deal buys Xi time before next US-China battle

Friday’s trade deal gives Xi at best a temporary respite as it only helps steady relationship with the US which was in free-fall.

EU trade chief who slashed global tariffs right under Trump’s nose, set to step down

Over the past five years, Cecilia Malmstrom, known for her civility and consistency, had pushed to counter Trump’s protectionist challenge to the global trade order.

‘Ideological cure’ for Uyghurs, ‘no mercy’ — what leaked papers reveal about Xinjiang camps

Leaked documents published by the New York Times reveal a serious crackdown on Uyghur Muslims by China, led by President Xi Jinping.
File photo of PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | @narendramodi/twitter

Modi & Xi to meet in Brasilia, formally now — first time after India’s no to RCEP

Both leaders are expected to discuss RCEP as China wants India to reconsider move to opt out of it.
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Seek mutual understanding, respect core interests, Chinese Ambassador tells India

Chinese envoy Sun Weidong says the 2-day informal summit between PM Modi and President Xi last week will impact the future of India-China relations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K.P.S. Oli (second from left) | Photo: @MofaNepal | Twitter

Xi Jinping’s tight embrace of Nepal is bad news for Modi’s Neighbourhood First policy

India accounts for nearly two-thirds of Nepal’s trade and is the sole supplier of fuel. But this scenario is rapidly changing.

On Camera

India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

The HCQ study mess: How 3 Indian researchers put reputation of Lancet, NEJM at stake

In episode 489 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses the controversial studies that were retracted after scientists around the world raised questions on its data accuracy.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.