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The obituary-style article written by Wen Jiabao about his mother, who died recently, appeared in a small weekly newspaperREUTERS/Jason Lee(REUTERS)

China censors ex-premier's article ahead of Communist Party anniversary

Reuters | , Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 05:26 PM IST
  • China's ruling Communist Party (CCP) has sought to tighten control over how netizens discuss history on the country's heavily controlled internet in the run-up to the 100th anniversary of the party's founding, in July.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) holds up the arm of his brother, Raul Castro, first secretary of Cuba's communist party.(Reuters / File Photo)
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro (L) holds up the arm of his brother, Raul Castro, first secretary of Cuba's communist party.(Reuters / File Photo)

Cuba's Raul Castro to step down, ending 60 years of family monopoly

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 07:17 AM IST
On Friday, an 89-year-old Raul Castro will relinquish the country's most powerful position -- that of party first secretary -- to 60-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba's president.
CPI(M) leader Biman Bose speaks to the media after holding seat-sharing talks with Congress’ West Bengal unit.(ANI/Twitter)
CPI(M) leader Biman Bose speaks to the media after holding seat-sharing talks with Congress’ West Bengal unit.(ANI/Twitter)

Left parties, Bengal Congress discuss seat-sharing ahead of polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Biman Bose, chairman of the Left Front along with Congress’ Abdul Mannan along with other Left leaders held a meeting after central leadership of both parties permitted the state units to discuss seat-sharing arrangements.
HT Image
HT Image

Death for former China banker

Beijing | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:52 AM IST
Lai Xiaomin, a former Communist Party member, gave a detailed televised confession on state broadcaster CCTV last January, which showed footage of safes and cabinets stuffed with cash in a Beijing apartment allegedly belonging to him.
Under Trump, the US has stepped up economic sanctions and travel bans against Chinese companies, government officials and Communist Party members, especially recently in Trump’s last few weeks in office.(AP representative image)
Under Trump, the US has stepped up economic sanctions and travel bans against Chinese companies, government officials and Communist Party members, especially recently in Trump’s last few weeks in office.(AP representative image)

China warns of retaliation for NYSE’s delisting of companies

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:50 PM IST
The stock exchange said Thursday that it would delist China Telecom Corp. Ltd., China Mobile Ltd. and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd., with trading of the companies to be suspended sometime between Jan 7 and Jan 11.
Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)
Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)

High-level Chinese delegation in Nepal trying to patch split between Oli and Prachanda

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Guo is expected to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar Nepal, who has replaced Oli as chairman of the Prachanda-led faction of the party.
People are seen in silhouette on a street on a winter day in Beijing, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang(REUTERS)
People are seen in silhouette on a street on a winter day in Beijing, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang(REUTERS)

Westerners wary of travelling to China amid worries threat of detention

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Some who do business with China are increasingly worried about the risk of being swept up by security agents and becoming casualties of geopolitical tensions between Beijing and the West.
Analysts say China has detained more than a million people, forcing many to give up at least elements of their faith and traditions(AP)
Analysts say China has detained more than a million people, forcing many to give up at least elements of their faith and traditions(AP)

China signals it won’t stop crackdown in Xinjiang despite international backlash

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:40 PM IST
China’s policies in the remote Xinjiang region, home to the Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic groups, have become a major point of division with the US and other Western nations over alleged human rights violations.
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other leftist organisations held a ‘chakka jam’ to support farmers’ protest at Victory Tunnel in Shimla on Monday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Situation normal in Shimla, mixed response to Bharat bandh in other parts of Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala:
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:06 AM IST
As shops remain open in capital, Kisan Sabha members led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) legislator Rakesh Singha stage a sit-in at Theogh Bazar and Cong workers stage demonstrations in Kangra
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.(AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.(AP)

China’s space ambitions: Robot on Mars, a human on the moon

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 03:01 PM IST
The Chang’e 5, the first effort to bring lunar rocks to Earth since the 1970s, collected samples on Wednesday, the Chinese space agency announced. The probe landed Tuesday on the Sea of Storms on the moon’s near side.
The demonstration, and official willingness to deal with the participants is unusual in a country whose government historically has had little tolerance for open protest.(Associated Press)
The demonstration, and official willingness to deal with the participants is unusual in a country whose government historically has had little tolerance for open protest.(Associated Press)

Artists say Cuba government agrees to dialogue, tolerance

Havana | By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:48 PM IST
A group of Cuban artists and intellectuals say they won an unusual government vow of greater tolerance for independent art on Saturday after a demonstration in front of the Culture Ministry.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI)

Kerala decides not to implement police act amendment after widespread protests

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:16 AM IST
In a brief statement days after the ordinance was issued, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it was the government’s duty to respect the concern voiced by various quarters.
Viswam, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, has sought a direction to the RBI and the NPCI to ensure that data collected on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platforms is not shared with their parent company or any other third party under any circumstances.(HT Archive)
Viswam, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, has sought a direction to the RBI and the NPCI to ensure that data collected on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platforms is not shared with their parent company or any other third party under any circumstances.(HT Archive)

SC to hear plea on framing of rules to ensure data security on UPI platforms

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The matter came up for hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian which listed it for hearing next week.
The United States said on Tuesday it asked China “bilaterally” and at the WTO to ensure its measures “appropriately assess actual risks, particularly when they unjustifiably restrict trade(REUTERS)
The United States said on Tuesday it asked China “bilaterally” and at the WTO to ensure its measures “appropriately assess actual risks, particularly when they unjustifiably restrict trade(REUTERS)

China’s increased scrutiny of imported food products irks trade partners

Beijing | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 04:26 PM IST
the Global Times, a tabloid backed by the ruling Communist Party, suggested that the presence of the novel coronavirus on imported food raised the possibility that the virus, may have come from overseas. China has only intensified its imported food screening since then without justification.
A Congress party worker holds a flag with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s faces.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A Congress party worker holds a flag with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s faces.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Acquisitive Cong’s failure to deliver behind alliance’s loss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Of the seventy seats it wrested in the seat-sharing talks, the party won an embarrassing 19, just eight more than the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist’s 11 out of 19.
RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna.(PTI Photo)
RJD leader Manoj Jha and other party leaders arrive at election office during the counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly election in Patna.(PTI Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Amid demands for recount, EC points to May 2019 order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 05:14 AM IST
According to an order issued by EC on May 18, 2019, when the margin of victory is less than the number of postal ballot papers rejected at the time of counting, all rejected postal ballot papers must mandatorily be reverified by the returning officer.
Xi’s April speech called for strengthening China’s advantages, saying its strong position in international industrial chains could act as a deterrence for external parties to cut off supply.(REUTERS)
Xi’s April speech called for strengthening China’s advantages, saying its strong position in international industrial chains could act as a deterrence for external parties to cut off supply.(REUTERS)

China’s Xi wants to diversify supply chains amid US curbs

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Xi said the impact of the coronavirus epidemic exposed hidden risks in China’s industrial and supply chains, without elaborating, thus necessitating “independent, controllable, safe, and reliable” chains.
Bihar election this year is the first major election being held after the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in March.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Bihar election this year is the first major election being held after the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in March.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: BJP’s Nitish Mishra seeks to win Jhanjharpur seat for the 4th time

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 04:27 PM IST
There are 317,676 eligible voters in the constituency with 166, 269 of them being male, 151,400 female and 7 transgender. Key candidates in the fray are Communist Party of India (CPI)’ s Ram Narayan Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Nitish Mishra.
Critics say China’s efforts linking poverty eradication to an embrace of a secular life and the Communist Party in Tibet infringe on human rights.(VCG via Getty Images)
Critics say China’s efforts linking poverty eradication to an embrace of a secular life and the Communist Party in Tibet infringe on human rights.(VCG via Getty Images)

China preaches the material over the spiritual in Tibet

Lhasa, China | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Tibetans who are beneficiaries of China’s poverty alleviation programmes are told to invest more on themselves and their children to increase earning and less on religion.
“We hope to learn from advanced international experience, and will share more Chinese technological outcomes with the world,” an official said.(AP file photo)
“We hope to learn from advanced international experience, and will share more Chinese technological outcomes with the world,” an official said.(AP file photo)

China focuses on building its own core tech as US curbs supply

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:15 PM IST
China would accelerate development of the kind of technology needed to spur the next stage of economic development, senior Communist Party officials said.
Ethnic Yi women walk past an installation featuring a logo of Communist Party of China at the Chengbei Ganen Community.(REUTERS)
Ethnic Yi women walk past an installation featuring a logo of Communist Party of China at the Chengbei Ganen Community.(REUTERS)

China’s Communist Party to hold key conclave of its top leaders ahead of US polls

Beijing | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be held from October 26 to 29 in Beijing.
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and others after a meeting of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration in Srinagar on Saturday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and others after a meeting of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration in Srinagar on Saturday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

J&K coalition is anti-BJP, not anti-national, says Farooq Abdullah

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:55 AM IST
Abdullah said the grouping, christened People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, or PAGD, was not an anti-national alliance but was definitely anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Chinese President Xi Jinping(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping(REUTERS)

China accuses Taiwan of ‘infiltrating and damaging’ nation

Taipei/Beijing | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang said China was spreading slander and “creating terror”.
Narendra Deva, Jayaprakash Narayan (above), Kamaladevi, Ram Manohar Lohia and their colleagues were hugely attractive personally but also hugely fragile politically(HTPHOTO)
Narendra Deva, Jayaprakash Narayan (above), Kamaladevi, Ram Manohar Lohia and their colleagues were hugely attractive personally but also hugely fragile politically(HTPHOTO)

Are any socialists left in Indian politics?

UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Socialists were once austere, uninterested in personal power, free-spirited. The era is gone
Indian Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft is seen at Leh on Saturday.(ANI photo)
Indian Air Force’s C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft is seen at Leh on Saturday.(ANI photo)

US slams China’s LAC deployment

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:55 AM IST
“The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border,” Pompeo told The Guy Benson Show in an interview on Friday after returning from Tokyo.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying attends a news conference in Beijing.(REUTERS)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying attends a news conference in Beijing.(REUTERS)

‘Covid-19 broke out in various parts of the world, China happened to report it first’: Hua Chunying

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:27 PM IST
The coronavirus crisis was infinitely made worse by the Chinese Communist Party’s cover-up, Pompeo had said in Tokyo at the QUAD ministerial meeting of the US, India, Australia and Japan on Tuesday.
The parties also requested Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to revoke the suspension of the eight members, but the government insisted that they first apologise for their conduct.(PTI)
The parties also requested Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to revoke the suspension of the eight members, but the government insisted that they first apologise for their conduct.(PTI)

Oppn meets Kovind, urges him not to approve three farm bills

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 05:26 AM IST
The parties included the Congress, Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Rashtriya Janata Dal, Aam Aadmi Party , Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party, Indian Union Muslim League, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the Shiv Sena, and six others.
Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of state-owned property developer Huayuan Group, speaking at the China Public Welfare Forum in Beijing in 2013.(AFP file)
Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairman of state-owned property developer Huayuan Group, speaking at the China Public Welfare Forum in Beijing in 2013.(AFP file)

Chinese court sends Xi critic and former tycoon to 18 years in jail

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Ren Zhiqiang, the former chairperson of Huayuan Properties, a real estate development company, was detained in March after writing an essay criticising China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
There have been no checks or balances, and it is too late to stop the spread of these technologies. The genie is out of the bottle. The only solution, now, is to accelerate the good side of these technologies and build defences(Shutterstock)
There have been no checks or balances, and it is too late to stop the spread of these technologies. The genie is out of the bottle. The only solution, now, is to accelerate the good side of these technologies and build defences(Shutterstock)

The dangers of genetic engineering | Opinion

By Vivek Wadhwa
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Sars-CoV-2 may not have been intentionally engineered, but the world stares at a crisis
The Indian Army and the PLA have been locked in a tense standoff in multiple areas along the LAC in eastern Ladakh since early May.(REUTERS)
The Indian Army and the PLA have been locked in a tense standoff in multiple areas along the LAC in eastern Ladakh since early May.(REUTERS)

Xi’s aggressive moves against India ‘unexpectedly flopped’: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Xi, 67, already roiling the Communist Party with a “rectification” campaign and mass persecution of foes, will launch “another brutal purge” following the Chinese army’s failures on the Indian border, the Newsweek said in an opinion piece.
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