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US calls out Cambodia for non transparency over Chinese activity at navy base

  • The United States accused Cambodia of being opaque about Chinese construction activities taking place at its biggest naval base.
FILE PHOTO: Sailors stand guard at the Cambodian Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, July 26, 2019. (REUTERS/Samrang Pring)
FILE PHOTO: Sailors stand guard at the Cambodian Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, July 26, 2019. (REUTERS/Samrang Pring)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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US replaces China as world’s biggest Bitcoin miner

At the end of August, America accounted for 35.4% of the global hash rate, a measure of computing power used to extract the digital currency, according to a Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance study published on Wednesday.
The surge in the US' relative share has been driven by China’s move to whittle down the industry to control financial risk.(Reuters)
The surge in the US' relative share has been driven by China’s move to whittle down the industry to control financial risk.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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China's real estate industry body to hold meeting amid Evergrande crisis

  • According to the Chinese state media, the meeting will bring in high-level executives from housing enterprises to probe the problems in the housing market and address the turbulence.
Evergrande, China's second-biggest real estate developer, is marred with debt it cannot pay back.(MINT_PRINT)
Evergrande, China's second-biggest real estate developer, is marred with debt it cannot pay back.(MINT_PRINT)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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'India one of countries to have made effort to meet emission target'

  • A former government adviser on Tuesday said that India is at the forefront of making serious efforts towards achieving climate change targets but, stressed, there is a need to set up manufacturing units of solar panels to reduce the dependency on China.
Representational image (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Representational image (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 12, 2021 10:40 PM IST
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IMF cuts China growth forecast for 2021 and 2022

  • The world's second-largest economy was the only major one to expand last year after the coronavirus pandemic forced governments across the globe to lockdown.
The downward adjustment is the IMF's second since April, when it pegged full-year growth at 8.4 percent.(AP)
The downward adjustment is the IMF's second since April, when it pegged full-year growth at 8.4 percent.(AP)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 06:57 PM IST
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China calls India 'unreasonable', Delhi hits back as Ladakh talks hit a wall

India and China held 13th round of military-level talks on Ladakh tension on October 10 (Agencies)
India and China held 13th round of military-level talks on Ladakh tension on October 10 (Agencies)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 06:52 PM IST
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After threat, China tries to bully Taiwan after Taipei says 'won't bow down' 

Bully Beijing Vs bold Taiwan: China's new barb
Bully Beijing Vs bold Taiwan: China's new barb
Published on Oct 11, 2021 06:28 PM IST
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Chinese women speak out on Weibo against Beijing's ‘three-child-policy’

  • China did away with the repressive ‘one-child-policy’ in 2015 and replaced it with the ‘two-child-policy’, which was then replaced with the controversial ‘three-child-policy’ in 2021
Chinese citizens took to Weibo a day after this policy change was announced on May 31, complaining of rising education expenses, long work hours, lack of access to proper child care services, and sky high real estate prices.(AP)
Chinese citizens took to Weibo a day after this policy change was announced on May 31, complaining of rising education expenses, long work hours, lack of access to proper child care services, and sky high real estate prices.(AP)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 04:26 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

How Evergrande founder Hui Ka Yan is trying to save his empire

Four years after vying with Jack Ma for the title of Asia’s richest man, Evergrande chairman Hui Ka Yan’s fortune is plunging and his sprawling real estate empire is on the verge of collapse.
Hui Ka Yan, chairman of Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd. (REUTERS)
Hui Ka Yan, chairman of Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd. (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 03:17 PM IST
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Chinese builders are scrambling for ways to avoid bond defaults

  • Beijing’s clampdown on the real estate sector and uncertainty over the future of giant China Evergrande Group has prompted rising default risks for the broader industry as weaker-rated developers struggle to meet upcoming obligations.
There’s growing alarm that Evergrande’s liquidity crisis is spilling over to other developers(REUTERS)
There’s growing alarm that Evergrande’s liquidity crisis is spilling over to other developers(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 12:50 PM IST
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Taiwanese President's remarks incite confrontation, distorts facts: China

Tsai -- who delivered an address on Taiwan's National Day on Sunday -- promised to defend Taiwan's sovereignty in the face of "unprecedented challenges" brought by China's military coercion.
Tsai, during her National Day address, also stated that Taipei is no longer seen as the orphan of Asia, but as an
Tsai, during her National Day address, also stated that Taipei is no longer seen as the orphan of Asia, but as an "Island of Resilience" that can face challenges with courage.
Published on Oct 11, 2021 06:06 AM IST
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US has already lost to China in AI fight, says ex-Pentagon software chief

“We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, it’s already a done deal; it is already over in my opinion,” the 37-year-old first chief software office for the US Air Force said.
Beijing is heading for global dominance because of its advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber capabilities, Nicolas Chaillan said.(REUTERS)
Beijing is heading for global dominance because of its advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber capabilities, Nicolas Chaillan said.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 06:33 PM IST
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What India and China are discussing in the 13th round of LAC talks

The ‘Hot Springs’ point in Ladakh is one of the four points where the Indian and Chinese armies went face-to-face back during the standoff in May 2020.
The Indian Army's General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Saturday that if the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is there to stay in the Ladakh theatre, so will the Indian troops. (File Photo / HT)
The Indian Army's General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Saturday that if the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is there to stay in the Ladakh theatre, so will the Indian troops. (File Photo / HT)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 11:16 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taiwan marks ‘national day’ today under looming shadow of China

The Taiwan National Day—also known as the ‘Double Ten’ or the ‘Double Tenth Day’— is a public holiday that remembers the 1911 Wuchang Uprising which ultimately led to the creation of the Republic of China.
Girls hold balls and they rehearsal ahead of the national day celebration in front of the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan, October 10, 2021. (Ann Wang / REUTERS)
Girls hold balls and they rehearsal ahead of the national day celebration in front of the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan, October 10, 2021. (Ann Wang / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 06:34 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

China, US reps hold ‘candid’ meeting on trade issues

US trade representative Katherine Tai and China’s vice premier Liu He “reviewed implementation of the US-China Economic and Trade Agreement and agreed that the two sides would consult on certain outstanding issues”, according to a readout of their meeting issued by the office of the US trade representative (USTR).
At the meeting, Tai emphasised US concerns relating to China’s “state-led, non-market policies and practices that harm American workers, farmers and businesses.”(Bloomberg)
At the meeting, Tai emphasised US concerns relating to China’s “state-led, non-market policies and practices that harm American workers, farmers and businesses.”(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 12:53 AM IST
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Moon remained volcanically active longer than thought, suggest Chinese samples

  • One of the main objectives of Chang'e-5, named after the mythical Chinese goddess of the moon, was to find out how long the moon remained volcanically active.
The moon rises behind the storage tanks of a local oil refinery in Omsk, Russia June 5, 2020 (REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko/File Photo)
The moon rises behind the storage tanks of a local oil refinery in Omsk, Russia June 5, 2020 (REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko/File Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 09:22 PM IST
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India, China border talks tomorrow; Hot Springs de-escalation possible

While India will welcome the de-escalation from Hot Springs after the Gogra agreement in the previous round of military dialogue, New Delhi wants continued discussions to resolve patrolling rights in Depsang Bulge and Charding Nullah Junction. 
Some 50 PLA personnel are ahead for their positions at patrolling point 15 with an equal number of Indian Army troops facing them at a distance. (ANI Photo)
Some 50 PLA personnel are ahead for their positions at patrolling point 15 with an equal number of Indian Army troops facing them at a distance. (ANI Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 01:03 PM IST
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‘Taiwan question’ will be resolved, no external interference needed: China

Speaking in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the revolution that ended the country's last imperial dynasty, Xi said the biggest obstacle to the reunification of China was the "Taiwan independence" force.
Hostesses refill tea for Chinese President Xi Jinping during an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday. (AP)
Hostesses refill tea for Chinese President Xi Jinping during an event commemorating the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday. (AP)
Published on Oct 09, 2021 11:17 AM IST
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Isolated China the last country chasing Covid zero

  • China’s resolve to stamp out every infection appears to have only grown stronger, though 75% of its vast population is fully vaccinated.
China is now grappling with its fourth delta-driven flareup in two months (AFP)
China is now grappling with its fourth delta-driven flareup in two months (AFP)
Published on Oct 08, 2021 10:29 AM IST
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Amid concerns over Chinese ‘invasion’, Taiwan seeks to avoid armed confrontation

China claims the democratic island of Taiwan as its own territory and says it should be taken by force if necessary. Taiwan resists, saying it is an independent country and will defend its freedoms and democracy in the face of China's aggression.
Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

China's ‘Golden Week’ travel drops as holidaymakers stay home amid Covid-19

To achieve its Covid Zero goals, China has used strict measures of quarantine and business closures to stamp out imported clusters of the delta-variant of the coronavirus that emerged from late July. Unnecessary travel and gatherings over the Golden Week holiday too was prohibited
China's ‘Golden Week’ travel drops as holidaymakers stay home amid Covid-19(Twitter/GoSanyaOfficial)
China's ‘Golden Week’ travel drops as holidaymakers stay home amid Covid-19(Twitter/GoSanyaOfficial)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 09:27 AM IST
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Taiwan raises spectre of invasion

The island’s defence minister pushes new arms spending, says China tensions worst in four decades.
Tensions have hit a new high between Taipei and Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own territory, and Chinese military aircraft have repeatedly flown through Taiwan’s air defence identification zone.(AP)
Tensions have hit a new high between Taipei and Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own territory, and Chinese military aircraft have repeatedly flown through Taiwan’s air defence identification zone.(AP)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 06:09 AM IST
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India, US ready to compete with China: US diplomat

“We do ask that countries understand that economic coercion is not the way forward to build a strong international economy and a global prosperity and security,” US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman said.
External affair minister S Jaishankar and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman in New Delhi.(ANI)
External affair minister S Jaishankar and US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman in New Delhi.(ANI)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 05:05 AM IST
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By Rajeev Jayaswal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

CIA admits China, Pakistan intelligence services hunting down informants: Report

  • The report claims that the cable has provided the specific number of informants who were executed by adversarial intelligence agencies in the last few years.
In the last two decades, the CIA has heavily invested in countries like Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan in its war against terrorism.(File Photo / Reuters)
In the last two decades, the CIA has heavily invested in countries like Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan in its war against terrorism.(File Photo / Reuters)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 11:26 PM IST
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Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

  • The US called China's latest actions “risky” and “destabilizing,” while China responded that the US selling weapons to Taiwan and its ships navigating the Taiwan Strait were provocative.
With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been stepping up its harassment of the island it claims as its own.(AP)
With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been stepping up its harassment of the island it claims as its own.(AP)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 07:59 PM IST
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'New start' for development: Hong Kong leader unveils ambitious housing plan

  • Making housing more affordable has been a priority for all Hong Kong's leaders since 1997, although the prospect of owning a home is still a distant dream for many.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference following the annual policy address in Hong Kong, China October 6, 2021. (REUTERS)
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference following the annual policy address in Hong Kong, China October 6, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 03:05 PM IST
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Taiwan says China could launch ‘full scale’ invasion by 2025, tensions aggravate

Taiwan's defence minister said that while China already has the required arsenal to take Taiwan by force, the cost of a “full scale” war for Beijing might be at its lowest by 2025 when a potential invasion seems likely.
Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside military airplanes in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside military airplanes in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 09:30 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taiwan warns against Chinese provocations

Tsai Ing-wen warned a failure to defend Taiwan would be “catastrophic” for both the island and the wider region in an article she wrote for Foreign Affairs published on Tuesday.
Taiwan has reported 148 Chinese air force planes in the southern and southwestern part of its air defence zone over a four day period beginning on Friday, the same day China marked a key patriotic holiday, National Day. In picture - Taiwan honor guards during a national day rehearsal in Taipei.(Reuters)
Taiwan has reported 148 Chinese air force planes in the southern and southwestern part of its air defence zone over a four day period beginning on Friday, the same day China marked a key patriotic holiday, National Day. In picture - Taiwan honor guards during a national day rehearsal in Taipei.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 06:37 AM IST
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China: Dozens of drones fall from sky at botched light show, spectators flee

Drones fell from sky onto panicked spectators at a light show in China's Zhengzhou, as per reports (Twitter)
Drones fell from sky onto panicked spectators at a light show in China's Zhengzhou, as per reports (Twitter)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 07:13 PM IST
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What Joe Biden told new Japan PM on dispute with China over Senkaku islands

US President Joe Biden had a phone call with Japan's new PM Fumio Kishida to discuss the China challenge (Agencies)
US President Joe Biden had a phone call with Japan's new PM Fumio Kishida to discuss the China challenge (Agencies)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 05:30 PM IST
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