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Zhao Lijian’s comments came as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in Tokyo to sign a defense agreement with Japan.(REUTERS)

China gives explanation for pummeling Australia on trade

By Bloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:12 AM IST
In a sign some senior members of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government want to find a circuit-breaker to ease the tensions, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will deliver a speech on Wednesday saying his nation is ready to re-engage in dialogue with Beijing after ministerial contacts were put on ice.
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian(Reuters photo)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian(Reuters photo)

China urges Malaysia to ‘fairly investigate’ held fishermen

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:28 PM IST
China on Monday called on Malaysia to “fairly investigate” the cases of Chinese fishermen held for allegedly operating illegally in Malaysian waters.
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External affairs minister S Jaishankar is greeted by senior officers from Russian foreign ministry upon his arrival in Moscow on Wednesday.(PTI)
External affairs minister S Jaishankar is greeted by senior officers from Russian foreign ministry upon his arrival in Moscow on Wednesday.(PTI)

Amid border clashes, Jaishankar to meet foreign ministers of China, Russia

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The trilateral meeting assumes significance as it comes in the wake of tensions along the disputed India-China boundary in eastern Ladakh.
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Students leave a testing site for China's national college entrance examinations, also known as the gaokao, in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.(AP)
Students leave a testing site for China's national college entrance examinations, also known as the gaokao, in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.(AP)

China allows WHO to trace coronavirus’ origin, rebukes US exit move from UN body

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 05:41 PM IST
WHO, Zhao said, is the most authoritative and professional international institution in the field of global public health security.
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing.(REUTERS)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian attends a news conference in Beijing.(REUTERS)

China urges Canada to correct mistake on extradition treaty

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced measures including the suspension of the extradition treaty last week, making his country the first to break law enforcement links with Hong Kong since China handed down a sweeping new national security law.
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The Chinese foreign ministry did not elaborate on the details of the progress that were made in the past six days. (Photo @MFA_China
The Chinese foreign ministry did not elaborate on the details of the progress that were made in the past six days. (Photo @MFA_China

‘Progress on frontline troops to disengage’: China on talks with India

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The reaction from China came within hours of Indian media reporting that Chinese troops had agreed to move back around 1.5 km from the area of friction in the Galwan Valley.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses soldiers during his surprise visit to Ladakh, at Nimmoo in Leh on Friday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses soldiers during his surprise visit to Ladakh, at Nimmoo in Leh on Friday.(ANI)

‘No party should complicate border tension’: China after PM’s Ladakh visit

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Posted by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 07:31 PM IST
The Chinese foreign ministry also said New Delhi should avoid “strategic miscalculation on China.”
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China reminded New Delhi of its responsibilities towards foreign companies. (Reuters)
China reminded New Delhi of its responsibilities towards foreign companies. (Reuters)

Beijing’s 1st response to ban on 59 China-linked apps talks of cooperation

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 03:55 PM IST
The decision by New Delhi to ban Chinese apps comes days after popular Chinese social media app WeChat – also banned by India - removed updates by the Embassy of India (EoI) on the current border conflict.
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While the Indian Army lost 20 soldiers during the violent clash on the night of June 15, China has so far refused to reveal details of the casualties suffered by the PLA. (Photo @MFA_China)
While the Indian Army lost 20 soldiers during the violent clash on the night of June 15, China has so far refused to reveal details of the casualties suffered by the PLA. (Photo @MFA_China)

‘For sure it’s fake news’: China official on losing 40 soldiers in Ladakh

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:31 PM IST
While denying the reports on PLA casualties, the Chinese foreign ministry said Indian and Chinese militaries held a meeting on June 22 to resolve the ongoing tension through talks.
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Twenty Indian soldiers, including a colonel, died in the line of duty in the violent face-off that has shattered years of tenuous peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and plunged bilateral ties with China to a deep low in decades.(REUTERS)
Twenty Indian soldiers, including a colonel, died in the line of duty in the violent face-off that has shattered years of tenuous peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and plunged bilateral ties with China to a deep low in decades.(REUTERS)

‘China has no detained Indian army personnel at present’: Official

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 04:29 PM IST
The Indian soldiers were captured following the bloody confrontation with Chinese troops near the Galwan Valley area of eastern Ladakh on Monday.
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Beijing hasn’t revealed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) casualty numbers though China’s government-controlled official media has acknowledged it without mentioning numbers. (Photo @MFA_China)
Beijing hasn’t revealed the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) casualty numbers though China’s government-controlled official media has acknowledged it without mentioning numbers. (Photo @MFA_China)

On Ladakh border incident, China official asked 6 questions. Answers none

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Twenty Indian Army soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in the clashes with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night.
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Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry, refused to share details – including the casualties on its side – and repeatedly said border troops from both countries were dealing with the matter on the ground. (Photo @MFA_China)
Zhao Lijian, spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry, refused to share details – including the casualties on its side – and repeatedly said border troops from both countries were dealing with the matter on the ground. (Photo @MFA_China)

‘Overall border situation stable’: China after violent face-off in Ladakh

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 09:55 PM IST
The Chinese government spokesman said the incident was very clear, as it happened on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the responsibility did not rest with Beijing.
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The Chinese foreign ministry said it was not aware of Indian soldiers being killed in the exchanges.(File photo for representation)
The Chinese foreign ministry said it was not aware of Indian soldiers being killed in the exchanges.(File photo for representation)

China accuses India of starting ‘serious physical conflict’, quiet on details

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 11:18 AM IST
The Indian army said the clash took place at a time the “de-escalation process” was “underway in the Galwan valley”
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Former Pakistani diplomat Hussain Haqqani had tweeted a London Times article about Uighur Muslims in China which evoked a sharp response from China’s deputy ambassador to Islamabad.(Photo courtesy: Hussainhaqqani.com)
Former Pakistani diplomat Hussain Haqqani had tweeted a London Times article about Uighur Muslims in China which evoked a sharp response from China’s deputy ambassador to Islamabad.(Photo courtesy: Hussainhaqqani.com)

Ex-Pakistani diplomat Hussain Haqqani slams Chinese envoy for ‘undignified trolling’

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 02:25 PM IST
Over the past few days, Pakistan’s former top diplomat Hussain Haqqani has been involved in a public spat with China’s deputy ambassador Zhao Lijian which started over Haqqani tweeting a London Times article about Uighur Muslims.
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