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China says it tailed US warship Mustin in Taiwan Strait

The US Navy said the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin had conducted “a routine Taiwan Strait transit (on) Dec. 19 in accordance with international law”.
USS Mustin had conducted “a routine Taiwan Strait transit (on) Dec. 19 in accordance with international law”.(public.navy.mil/USS Mustin (DDG 89))
USS Mustin had conducted “a routine Taiwan Strait transit (on) Dec. 19 in accordance with international law”.(public.navy.mil/USS Mustin (DDG 89))
Published on Dec 19, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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Beijing | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Taiwan shrinks the words ‘Republic of China’ on new passports slated to be issued from next year

The new design is intended to make identifying the citizenship of Taiwan passport holders easier, according to an official statement issued by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the new passport the font size of the word ‘Taiwan’ has been enlarged and positioned directly above the word ‘passport’, words ‘Republic of China’ have been shrunk, making it hard to see in the first glimpse
Taiwan to issue new passport starting Jan 11, 2021(Twitter/pourteaux)
Taiwan to issue new passport starting Jan 11, 2021(Twitter/pourteaux)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 11:53 AM IST
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Taipei [Taiwan] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

India’s review of China’s Confucius Institutes to focus on Kolkata, Mumbai centres

On August 13, the US designated the HQ of the Confucius Institutes in the US, in Washington as a foreign mission of the People’s Republic of China citing the “opacity of this organisation and its state-directed nature” as the reaons for the designation.
The review of higher education tie-ups with Chinese institutions comes at a time military and diplomatic-level talks between India and China have made little progress. (AFP)
The review of higher education tie-ups with Chinese institutions comes at a time military and diplomatic-level talks between India and China have made little progress. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 08:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi

Bipartisan resolution introduced in US senate China on aggression against India

Senators John Cornyn (Republican) and Mark Warner (Democrat) moved the resolution that “condemns the People’s Republic of China’s use of military force to change the status quo at the Line of Actual Control, as well as its refusal to de- demarcate that Line in accordance with past bilateral agreements with India.”
“The June 15 conflict between China and India, resulting in the deaths of approximately 20 Indian soldiers, should set off alarm bells regarding the PRC’s provocative actions in disputed territory,” Warner said in a statement.(HT Photo)
“The June 15 conflict between China and India, resulting in the deaths of approximately 20 Indian soldiers, should set off alarm bells regarding the PRC’s provocative actions in disputed territory,” Warner said in a statement.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2020 05:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Coronavirus outbreak ‘largest public health crisis’ since founding of China: Xi Jinping

The coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak has killed over 2,400 people, infected more than 77,000 and slowed down the world’s second largest economy in barely weeks since its severity was acknowledged and containment measures were implemented by Beijing in the third week of January.
Chinese President Xi Jinping held an unprecedented meeting of the ruling Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top leadership including all members of the powerful seven-member CPC politburo’s standing committee.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Chinese President Xi Jinping held an unprecedented meeting of the ruling Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top leadership including all members of the powerful seven-member CPC politburo’s standing committee.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Published on Feb 23, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM, wants to airlift those stranded in China

In the letter, he said, since the situation in Wuhan was grave it would be appropriate to operate special flights to the area to airlift Indian nationals stranded there. He said among the stranded majority are students from the state.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his immediate intervention to evacuate Indians stranded in Coronavirus-hit Wuhan in central China.(PTI PHOTO.)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his immediate intervention to evacuate Indians stranded in Coronavirus-hit Wuhan in central China.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 08:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent

China’s Tibet: A story of progress | Analysis

Tibet has been part of China since ancient times. It enjoys development and religious freedom
Those who claim “the Chinese government violates religious freedom of the Tibetan people” either have never been to Tibet or harbour ulterior motives(REUTERS)
Those who claim “the Chinese government violates religious freedom of the Tibetan people” either have never been to Tibet or harbour ulterior motives(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 05, 2019 06:23 PM IST
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By Sun Weidong

Travel on the cards? Here are five beautiful countries where Indians can enter visa-free

With India’s rank slipping five positions from 81st to 86th as per the Henley Passport Index, the commotion among Indian travellers is obvious.
Travel helps you find new perspectives.(Unsplash)
Travel helps you find new perspectives.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash

Watch | Big Picture: China’s dealings with US, India, and its Hong Kong challenge

To discuss the evolution of China, the role of its major leaders, its democracy deficit, its relations with the US and India, and its crackdown in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang, Alka Acharya - professor of Chinese studies in JNU - joins this edition of The Big Picture.
Published on Oct 07, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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By Hindustan Times

China at 70: A tale of achievements, riddled with paradoxes | Analysis

China’s transformation is miraculous. Its days of keeping a low profile are gone. But it confronts major challenges
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj - RC135BE87C30(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 3, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj - RC135BE87C30(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 07:06 PM IST
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By Alka Acharya

Didn’t invade single square of land, nor started a war in 70 years: China

The special 18,400-word policy document was released on Friday ahead of next week’s celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China under the one-party rule of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Next week China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China under the one-party rule of the Communist Party of China (CPC).(AFP FILE PHOTO.)
Next week China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China under the one-party rule of the Communist Party of China (CPC).(AFP FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Donald Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

Donald Trump’s move, announced on Twitter, came hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, prompting the president earlier in the day to demand U.S. companies move their operations out of China.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 09:45 AM IST
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Washington/Beijing | By Reuters

China appoints career diplomat Sun Weidong as new envoy to India

Sun takes over at a time when the diplomatic corps of the two countries are preparing for President Xi Jinping’s visit to India in October for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Vikram Misri, India’s envoy Beijing, career diplomat Sun Weidong on his appointment China’s ambassador to India on Wednesday.(Vikram Misri/Twitter)
Vikram Misri, India’s envoy Beijing, career diplomat Sun Weidong on his appointment China’s ambassador to India on Wednesday.(Vikram Misri/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent

Fake eyelashes from N.Korea cost US cosmetics firm $1 million fine

California firm E.L.F. cosmetics has agreed to pay a nearly $1 million fine for importing fake eyelashes containing materials from UN-sanctioned North Korea, the US Treasury Department announced.
In this file photo taken on September 11, 2005, A model gets false eyelashes applied backstage at the Diesel Spring 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.(AFP)
In this file photo taken on September 11, 2005, A model gets false eyelashes applied backstage at the Diesel Spring 2006 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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