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A Chinese national flag flies over a vehicle entrance to the inmate detention area at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, on April 23, 2021. (Mark Schiefelbein / AP)

China gets Uyghur man arrested from Morocco, activists fear extradition

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 09:14 AM IST
Activists fear Yidiresi Aishan will be extradited to China, and say the arrest is politically driven and part of a broader Chinese campaign to hunt down perceived dissidents outside its borders.
The logo of the US Central Intelligence Agency is shown in the lobby of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, (File Photo / REUTERS)
The logo of the US Central Intelligence Agency is shown in the lobby of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, (File Photo / REUTERS)

CIA may now deploy 'China specialists' to compete with Beijing

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 07:41 AM IST
China is the biggest geopolitical challenge to the US in the 21st century, the CIA director said, adding that the technology sector is the biggest area of competition between the two countries.
Chinese authorities had banned construction of buildings taller than 500 meters in cities like Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)(AP)
Chinese authorities had banned construction of buildings taller than 500 meters in cities like Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)(AP)

China bans construction of tallest skyscrapers over public safety concerns

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 03:45 PM IST
  • These new directives come after the near 300-metre-high (980 ft) Shenzhen Electronics Group Plaza, one of China's tallest skyscrapers, was evacuated on May 18 after it began to shake
US secretary of state Antony Blinken attends a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France June 25, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)
US secretary of state Antony Blinken attends a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France June 25, 2021. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS)

US says not trying to hold back China but set up a 'free and open' system

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 07:42 AM IST
While the United States of America seeks greater solidarity with its allies on the question of China, members of the trans-Atlantic partnership differ on the approach.
From the right, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Security Chris Tang, and Chief Secretary John Lee attend a news conference in Hong Kong, on Friday, June 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
From the right, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Security Chris Tang, and Chief Secretary John Lee attend a news conference in Hong Kong, on Friday, June 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hong Kong: Ex-cop John Lee named No 2 official as China fortifies security

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 02:05 PM IST
China is prioritising stepping up security measures in Hong Kong, as is apparent from the move. A stringent crackdown on dissent is essential to Beijing's long-term plans for the Asian financial center.
Shenzhou 12 space mission: China will send three astronauts -- Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo -- as its first crew to a new space station today. (AP Photo)
Shenzhou 12 space mission: China will send three astronauts -- Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo -- as its first crew to a new space station today. (AP Photo)

China launches Shenzhou-12 shuttle carrying first crew to new space station

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:13 AM IST
China's space mission Shenzhou-12 is the third of 11 missions needed to build Tiangong, the country's new space station. The astronauts are being sent for a three-month stay aboard the core module, to see how the men handle their relatively long time in orbit.
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)
The ministry said India and China should not make the differences on the boundary dictate overall bilateral ties.(ANI file photo for representation)

Don’t be suspicious, China tells India on Galwan anniversary

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 12:18 AM IST
New Delhi has repeatedly dismissed Beijing’s attempts to blame India for the ongoing border tension in eastern Ladakh, saying China’s People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) troops illegally trespassed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last year in May.
FILE PHOTO: The Chinese and Hong Kong flags flutter at the office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The Chinese and Hong Kong flags flutter at the office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. (REUTERS)

Hong Kong to follow China's steps, start censoring films over national security

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Authorities in Hong Kong have embarked on a sweeping crackdown to root out Beijing's critics after violent democracy protests convulsed the city in 2019. A new security law imposed by China has criminalised much dissent and strangled the democracy movement. Films are just the latest target.
Chinese artist creates animals and mushroom-headed figures out of wool felt (representative image)(Unsplash)
Chinese artist creates animals and mushroom-headed figures out of wool felt (representative image)(Unsplash)

Chinese artist makes elephants and mushroom-headed figures from wool

Reuters | , Beijing
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 10:56 AM IST
Chinese artist Yin Yue has made animals and mushroom-headed figures using wool for her latest exhibition in Beijing. The exhibition opened in April and will be running till September.
File Photo of the Olympics Rings structure in Tokyo, Japan.(Twitter)
File Photo of the Olympics Rings structure in Tokyo, Japan.(Twitter)

Full-blown boycott pushed for Beijing Olympics

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2021 05:18 PM IST
  • A coalition representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, residents of Hong Kong and others issued a statement Monday calling for the boycott.
Chinese President Xi Jinping(Reuters)
Chinese President Xi Jinping(Reuters)

Doubts emerge over Xi Jinping's chances of securing 3rd term as Chinese Prez

ANI | , Beijing
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2021 08:01 AM IST
As the Covid-19 ravaged the world, Xi's belligerence deserves considerable blame - with Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Galwan border clash with India, Canada and more.
FILE PHOTO: The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

China's rocket debris disintegrates over Indian Ocean, lands near Maldives

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 09:00 AM IST
Debris from China's largest rocket, 'Long March', re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Sunday morning and disintegrated over the Indian Ocean, Chinese state media reported. The segment now lies west of the Maldives archipelago, according to the provided coordinates of the point of impact.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Centre for the ongoing construction of the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 crore Central Vista Project which is listed among “essential services”.(File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Centre for the ongoing construction of the 2,000 crore Central Vista Project which is listed among “essential services”.(File Photo)

News updates from HT: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over Central Vista Project

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 04:58 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
As per the Forbes report, Beijing’s billionaires have a total net worth of around $484 billion.(Pixabay)
As per the Forbes report, Beijing’s billionaires have a total net worth of around $484 billion.(Pixabay)

Beijing overtakes New York City as home to most billionaires | Top 10 cities

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 03:50 PM IST
  • Beijing now boasts of 100 dollar billionaires, one more than New York City which remains ahead of the Chinese capital in terms of the total net worth of the billionaires.
Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said that the new committee would receive advice supervised by Beijing, before making a decision. (File Photo: Bloomberg)
Hong Kong's Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said that the new committee would receive advice supervised by Beijing, before making a decision. (File Photo: Bloomberg)

China forms vetting panel to screen out 'unpatriotic' Hong Kong poll candidates

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 12:02 PM IST
Under Hong Kong's new electoral reforms, the vetting committee would receive advice from the police's national security unit and a commission led by the chief executive and supervised by China.
Workers pressure wash the logo of NASA on the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (REUTERS)
Workers pressure wash the logo of NASA on the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (REUTERS)

NASA is the latest to offend China by calling Taiwan a country

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 10:29 AM IST
NASA has become the latest foreign organization to upset China by referring to Taiwan as a country, the latest in a string of quarrels the Asian nation has waded into over wording it deems politically sensitive.
A man shops at an H&M clothing store in Hong Kong, Saturday, March 27, 2021. H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday, March 26, 2021, against British officials in a spiraling fight over complaints of abuses in the Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)(AP)
A man shops at an H&M clothing store in Hong Kong, Saturday, March 27, 2021. H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday, March 26, 2021, against British officials in a spiraling fight over complaints of abuses in the Xinjiang region. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)(AP)

H&M stores shut by China landlords as Xinjiang fallout grows

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Local media have reported more closures, with pictures showing H&M’s brand billboards being removed.
The Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech showed a high ability to neutralise coronavirus strains first detected in Brazil, the UK and South Africa, according to a new study.(REUTERS)
The Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech showed a high ability to neutralise coronavirus strains first detected in Brazil, the UK and South Africa, according to a new study.(REUTERS)

China launches Covid travel pass

Agencies | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 04:42 AM IST
As vaccines are globally being rolled out, a few countries including Bahrain have already introduced certificates identifying vaccinated people, and the EU agreed to develop vaccine passports under pressure from tourism-dependent southern countries.
An article shared by Britain's envoy to Beijing Caroline Wilson on WeChat has stoked controversy between both nations. (REUTERS)
An article shared by Britain's envoy to Beijing Caroline Wilson on WeChat has stoked controversy between both nations. (REUTERS)

China summons British envoy over article defending media coverage

Reuters | , Beijing
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Caroline Wilson's article defending recent international media coverage on China was posted on the WeChat account of the British embassy in Beijing.
Over the last 26 years Hong Kong topped the table for all but one year -- a source of pride to the city's government which often used the accolade in its official press releases and investment brochures. But when the 2021 ranking is released later on Thursday, (AFP)
Over the last 26 years Hong Kong topped the table for all but one year -- a source of pride to the city's government which often used the accolade in its official press releases and investment brochures. But when the 2021 ranking is released later on Thursday, (AFP)

Hong Kong removed from annual index of the world's freest economies

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:33 PM IST
The announcement is a reputational blow for Hong Kong and comes as Beijing ramps up its bid to quash dissent after huge and sometimes violent pro-democracy demonstrations in 2019.
The case comes days before an annual meeting of China’s legislature opens in Beijing, with senior officials calling for lawmakers to overhaul the former British colony’s election system to further diminish the influence of pro-democracy politicians.(AFP)
The case comes days before an annual meeting of China’s legislature opens in Beijing, with senior officials calling for lawmakers to overhaul the former British colony’s election system to further diminish the influence of pro-democracy politicians.(AFP)

Hong Kong Activists return to court, continue arraignment on subversion charges

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 12:41 PM IST
The hearing Tuesday will determine whether the 47 defendants remain in jail or get released on bail before a trial that could be months away.
The People’s Daily, the party’s official mouthpiece, ran a three-page, 22,000-character article Wednesday summarizing the poverty-alleviation orders Xi has issued since taking power.(REUTERS)
The People’s Daily, the party’s official mouthpiece, ran a three-page, 22,000-character article Wednesday summarizing the poverty-alleviation orders Xi has issued since taking power.(REUTERS)

Xi Jinping puts personal stamp on China’s fight against poverty

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Xi handed out awards to individuals involved in the campaign Thursday and was expected to give a speech touting China’s progress in its fight to end poverty.
FILE PHOTO: Empty seats of pro-democracy lawmakers are seen during Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lam Yik/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Empty seats of pro-democracy lawmakers are seen during Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China November 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lam Yik/File Photo(REUTERS)

Chinese Official Signals Changes to Hong Kong Election Rules

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:39 AM IST
Speaking to the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macau Studies, Xia said that to improve Hong Kong’s electoral system, “relevant legal loopholes within the framework of the Constitution and the Basic Law” need to be closed
The move came after the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily released details for the first time of four soldiers who were killed, and an officer who was injured in the clash at Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020. (Representative Image)(ANI file photo for representation)
The move came after the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily released details for the first time of four soldiers who were killed, and an officer who was injured in the clash at Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020. (Representative Image)(ANI file photo for representation)

Beijing on diplomatic charge amid pullback

By Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 01:49 AM IST
China says it lost four soldiers in Galwan, leaks selective clips of clash, hopes ‘India has learnt its lesson’.
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, currently in custody after his arrest under Beijing's new national security law, is also among those on trial.(AP)
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, currently in custody after his arrest under Beijing's new national security law, is also among those on trial.(AP)

Veteran Hong Kong activists on trial over huge democracy rally

AFP | , Hong Kong
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:14 AM IST
As they entered court on Tuesday, some of the activists flashed a three-finger salute, a symbol now used across Asia to protest authoritarianism.
Britain opens visa for Hong Kongers allowing them to live and work in UK(REUTERS)
Britain opens visa for Hong Kongers allowing them to live and work in UK(REUTERS)

Britain opens visa for Hong Kongers allowing them to live and work in UK

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 05:24 PM IST
  • Anyone with a British National (Overseas) passport and their dependents can now apply online for a visa allowing them to live and work in the United Kingdom. After five years, they can apply for citizenship.
People wearing face masks walk on Jianghan street in Wuhan on January 10, 2021, the eve of the first anniversary of China confirming its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus. (AFP)
People wearing face masks walk on Jianghan street in Wuhan on January 10, 2021, the eve of the first anniversary of China confirming its first death from the Covid-19 coronavirus. (AFP)

China sees biggest daily Covid-19 case rise in over 5 months

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:47 AM IST
A county in the northeastern Heilongjiang province on Monday moved into lockdown after reporting new novel coronavirus infections, state television also reported separately.
Security guards change shift under a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech for the evening news broadcast in Beijing on December 31.(AP file)
Security guards change shift under a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech for the evening news broadcast in Beijing on December 31.(AP file)

China using proxies to intimidate people across world, says Canadian minister

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:11 PM IST
In a letter to lawmakers, Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety responsible for the country’s internal security, said that “foreign states, including the PRC (Peoples Republic of China), attempt to threaten and intimidate individuals around the world, including in Canada, through various state entities and non-state proxies.”
A medical staff in a protective suit prepares to take a swab from a child near a residential area in Shijiazhuang in north China's Hebei province.(AP)
A medical staff in a protective suit prepares to take a swab from a child near a residential area in Shijiazhuang in north China's Hebei province.(AP)

Chinese city sealed off to squash coronavirus outbreak

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:20 AM IST
The pandemic has so far broadly been brought to heel by Chinese authorities since its emergence in Wuhan in late 2019, with small outbreaks swiftly snuffed out with mass testing, local lockdowns and travel restrictions.
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