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Evening briefing: China’s new envoy arrives in Delhi; TMC to move ECI against NCW chief, and more

May 10, 2024 07:06 PM IST

Evening briefing: China’s new envoy arrives in Delhi; TMC to move ECI against NCW chief, and more

Xu Feihong, China's new ambassador to India, arrived in New Delhi after an 18-month vacancy in the position. In his remarks to CGTN, Xu pledged to deepen understanding and friendship between India and China and restore cooperation across various fields. His appointment follows a period of strained relations, exacerbated by the Ladakh standoff. He highlighted shared interests in global challenges and expressed optimism for enhanced communication and coordination. Xu's appointment signifies efforts to recalibrate China-India relations amidst regional dynamics. Dig deeper

Xu Feihong noted that it was a “great honour” to be appointed by President Xi Jinping as China’s envoy to India, and said the two countries are “important neighbours” (X/China_Amb_India)
Xu Feihong noted that it was a “great honour” to be appointed by President Xi Jinping as China’s envoy to India, and said the two countries are “important neighbours” (X/China_Amb_India)

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The Trinamool Congress (TMC) plans to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Rekha Sharma, chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) following the sting video on Sandeshkhali that surfaced on May 4. While the NCW urged action against TMC workers for threatening women, the TMC accuses the BJP of orchestrating the controversy. Sandeshkhali has been embroiled in allegations of sexual assault involving TMC members, leading to arrests and investigations, with political rhetoric intensifying ahead of elections. Dig deeper

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