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China wants military outposts in Pakistan to safeguard its investments

China has been keen to expand its influence to central Asia through the Pakistan-Afghanistan route and has made strategic investments in the two countries.
Afghanistan, where Taliban are ruling now, however, is yet to meet the expectations of both China as well as Pakistan on many counts.(Bloomberg)
Afghanistan, where Taliban are ruling now, however, is yet to meet the expectations of both China as well as Pakistan on many counts.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 17, 2022 02:09 PM IST
ANI |

India wary of China raising its presence as vessel docks at Lankan port

Sri Lanka gave in to intense pressure from China and last week reversed a decision to defer the visit to Hambantota by the Yuan Wang 5, which docked in the southern port on Tuesday morning.
China's vessel, the Yuan Wang 5, arrives at Hambantota port on Tuesday. (AFP)
China's vessel, the Yuan Wang 5, arrives at Hambantota port on Tuesday. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 06:44 AM IST

China to discourage abortions, aims at boosting the low birth rate

Government will enhance public awareness on preventing unintended pregnancy and reducing abortions that are not medically necessary.
China takes steps to make fertility treatment more accessible.(AP)
China takes steps to make fertility treatment more accessible.(AP)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 05:23 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

China warns ‘third parties’ as vessel docks in Sri Lanka amid India's concerns

Responding to the latest development, China, without mentioning India or the US, said its scientific research activities are in accordance with international law and should not be interfered with by "third parties”.
Workers wave China's and Sri Lanka's national flags upon the arrival of China's research and survey vessel, the Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota port on Tuesday.(AFP)
Workers wave China's and Sri Lanka's national flags upon the arrival of China's research and survey vessel, the Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota port on Tuesday.(AFP)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 03:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

China unveils new perks aimed at boosting slowing birth rate

  • The world's most populous country has been grappling with a looming demographic crisis as it faces a rapidly ageing workforce, slowing economy and its weakest population growth in decades.
Although Beijing ended its draconian
Although Beijing ended its draconian "one-child rule" in 2016 and last year allowed couples to have three children, birth rates have slipped over the past five years. (Photo by Noel Celis/AFP)
Published on Aug 16, 2022 02:55 PM IST
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