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Military Coup in China? Xi Jinping prepares to extend his reign at 20th Party Congress

Social media is abuzz with the rumours of Chinese President Xi Jinping being put under house arrest, and a possible coup taking place in the country, a week after two of its former ministers were sentenced for corruption - a highly controversial decision in the nation's history. On the other hand, there are reports that next month, Xi Jinping will extend his term in power for another five years, as the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) conducts its all-important 20th Party Congress.

published on : 26th September 2022

Snickers maker apologizes to China after referring Taiwan as separate country in new BTS Ad 

Amid escalating tension between China-US, American candy giant Mars Wrigley has apologised after an advert for its Snickers bar referred to Taiwan as a country, sparking outrage on the mainland. "We are aware of reports on Snickers-related activities in certain regions of Asia, take this very seriously and express our deep apologies," said a Mars Wrigley statement posted Friday on Snickers China's Weibo page. In another Weibo post, Snickers China added that "there is only one China in this world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory".

published on : 6th August 2022

Taiwan crisis: China sanctions Nancy Pelosi, her immediate family

China's foreign ministry has announced sanctions against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her visit to Taiwan. The ministry said Pelosi was "seriously interfering in China's internal affairs and undermining China's sovereignty and territorial integrity" with the visit, and that Beijing would "impose sanctions on Pelosi and her immediate family", without giving further details. Nancy Pelosi said that China will not be allowed to isolate Taiwan by preventing US officials from travelling there.

published on : 5th August 2022

Explained: Why Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit intensified geopolitical tensions between US & China?

China's People's Liberation Army has begun military drills in the seas around Taiwan -- some of the world's busiest waterways, following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei. China launched projectiles into the Taiwan Strait on July 4, as Beijing's military announced "long-range live ammunition firing" in the area. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, landed in Taiwan on August 2 evening amid the warning issued by President Xi Jinping to US President Joe Biden last week, to “not play with fire” (by provoking China). Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is the highest-level visit by an American official to the island in a quarter century.

published on : 4th August 2022

Arunachal Pradesh: 10 out of 19 construction workers who went missing near China border rescued

Two more missing construction workers from Assam were rescued from the Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh. District Magistrate Nighee Bengia said the labourers were rescued in critical condition by the State Disaster Response Force and locals from a jungle located between Huri and Tapa on July 24. As of July 25, 10 of the 19 missing workers have been rescued. The conditions of the rescued people are reportedly critical, but they are being treated for injuries.

published on : 25th July 2022

Arunachal Pradesh: 7 out of 19 construction workers who went missing near China border rescued

Nineteen construction labourers from Assam went missing after they fled their camp near the China border in Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh on July 5. They had fled their camp at Huri after being denied permission to go home and celebrate Eid. On July 22, seven of the 19 workers were traced and rescued. District Magistrate Nighee Bengia said the search operation to rescue the remaining workers is underway. They are kept at the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) camp.

published on : 23rd July 2022

China lifts two-year Covid visa ban on Indians, barring tourism and private trips

After a two-year gap, China has lifted Covid visa ban on certain categories of people. This includes foreign nationals and their accompanying family members going to China for resumption of work and production in all fields.

published on : 15th June 2022

China suffered higher losses than reported: Australian newspaper on Galwan Valley clash

China's losses in the Galwan Valley clash in 2020 were much higher than reported with many soldiers drowning while crossing a fast-flowing river in darkness, an investigative Australian newspaper claimed on Wednesday.

published on : 3rd February 2022

India reaches out to China's People's Liberation Army after Arunachal boy goes missing near LAC

The Indian Army has sought assistance from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) to locate missing teenager Miram Taron on their side and return him as per established protocol, sources in the defence establishment said on Thursday. Arunachal Pradesh MP Tapir Gao alleged that PLA had abducted the 17-year-old boy from inside the Indian territory in the state's Upper Siang district.

published on : 20th January 2022

US does not seek new cold war: Joe Biden in reference to China | UNGA Meet

President #JoeBiden told the United Nations General Assembly that the US does not seek a "new Cold War," in a reference to relations with #China. Without mentioning China directly, Biden acknowledged increasing concerns about rising tensions between the two nations. Biden also emphasised on a need for world leaders to work together on the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Death toll in central China floods rises to 56, losses mount to $10 billion

The death toll from the rain-triggered unprecedented floods in central China has risen to 56 with five people reported missing and the official estimated losses totalled about USD 10 billion

published on : 24th July 2021

RIP Colonel Santosh Babu: Proud of my son's sacrifice, mother says

"I lost my son, I cannot bear it. But he died for the country and that makes me happy and proud," Colonel Santosh Babu's mother Manjula said.

published on : 17th June 2020

After India-China standoff, 20 Army personnel killed in line of duty

According to Indian intercepts, Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured, reported ANI.

published on : 16th June 2020
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