China: News

04 Jun 2023


Spy chiefs of rival countries secretly huddle in Singapore: Report

Top officials from over two dozen of the world's main intelligence agencies met this weekend on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore, Reuters reported.

30 May 2023

Social Media

Explaining the PK challenge that took a Chinese influencer's life

In a devastating turn of events, a Chinese social media influencer met a tragic fate after undertaking a deadly challenge known as the PK (player knock-out) challenge.

30 May 2023

Space News

China sends 1st civilian to space on Shenzhou 16 mission

In what marks yet another milestone, China has sent its first civilian astronaut to space.

29 May 2023

Joe Biden

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why President Joe Biden's son may face serious charges

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) may press "serious charges" against Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's son, former US Attorney General William Barr said.

29 May 2023

Space News

China to send its 1st civilian to space tomorrow

China is set to send its first civilian to space on Tuesday. Until now, Chinese astronauts who have been sent to space were members of the country's armed forces.

27 May 2023


Taipei claims Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through Taiwan Strait

The defense ministry of Taiwan claimed that the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday accompanied by two other ships.

25 May 2023

Rajnath Singh

Pakistan and China pose 'double threat' to India's borders: Rajnath

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday alluded to China and Pakistan as a "double threat" brewing on India's borders, emphasizing that India must focus on advancement in defense technology to fight the dangers effectively.

22 May 2023

G20 Summit

G20 tourism meet in Srinagar today under tight security

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) will host the third tourism working group meeting of G20 countries from Monday in Srinagar under tight security, according to the news outlet The Indian Express.

20 May 2023

G7 Summit

Want to build constructive, stable relations with China: G7

The Group of Seven (G7) issued its strongest condemnation of China on Saturday as the most advanced economies in the world stepped up their response to the rising economic security and military threats posed by Beijing.

20 May 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

China boycotts G20 meeting in Kashmir, Turkey may follow suit 

China said on Friday it would skip a crucial G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar which will reportedly be attended by over 60 international delegates, including those from the United States.

18 May 2023

Indian Navy

India searches for 35+ missing people after Chinese boat capsizes

The Indian Navy on Thursday deployed its team in the Indian Ocean region in response to the sinking of a Chinese fishing vessel, called Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028, in the early hours of Tuesday.

17 May 2023


India to become world's fastest-growing economy in 2024: UN

India's economic growth is expected to be the fastest in the world in 2024 amid economic challenges faced by other South Asian nations, a new report by United Nations (UN) said.

Quad discussions on Hiroshima's G7 sidelines likely after Sydney cancellation

Australia has reportedly canceled the Quad summit in Sydney after United States President Joe Biden withdrew his visit to Papua New Guinea and Sydney over Washington's debt ceiling crisis.

11 May 2023


China's news rules for Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra, Indians to pay most

After three years, China has reopened several points on its border with Nepal, allowing pilgrims on the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra. Although it has started issuing visas, a slew of restrictions, including fees hike will make traveling difficult, per reports.

10 May 2023


Lucas leaves NCT and WayV; to focus on solo career

K-pop stars are enjoying huge fan following all over the world and now we have a heartbreaking update for the fans.

10 May 2023


'Misleading': Geological Survey denies finding Lithium deposits in Rajasthan 

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Tuesday said that media reports of large Lithium reserves being found in Rajasthan were "baseless" and "misleading."

08 May 2023


Huge Lithium reserves found in Rajasthan: Why it is significant

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found new Lithium reserves in the Degana area of Rajasthan's Nagaur district, reports said, citing officials.

Pakistan: IMF's bailout package stalled amid debt, unmet loan conditions 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly likely to hold up the already agreed bailout package for cash-strapped Pakistan.

04 May 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

China can't rename places in Arunachal: Asia's oldest monastery 

The Tawang Monastery, also known as the Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, has expressed resentment over China renaming different places in Arunachal Pradesh.

01 May 2023

World Economic Forum

India's job market to grow 22% in 5 years: WEF

A new World Economic Forum (WEF) survey has estimated that the job market in India is set to witness a growth of 22% over the next five years.

India blocks 14 mobile apps used by Pakistani terrorists: Reports

The government of India has blocked 14 different mobile applications that terrorists in Pakistan were reportedly using as communication platforms to send information to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), according to NDTV.

29 Apr 2023

S Jaishankar

India-China ties 'abnormal' due to border agreement violations: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar has said India wants to strengthen its relations with all countries, adding ties between India and China fall into a different category because of their current "abnormal" nature, PTI reported.

28 Apr 2023


China's journey to the Moon: Major accomplishments and future plans

China has an interesting line-up of missions to the Moon in the coming years.

28 Apr 2023


China, India share common interests: Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu

Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu batted for a long-term, strategic, and comprehensive perspective with India during a bilateral meeting with Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defence Ministers meeting on Thursday.

After Ladakh, China calls for no-patrol zones all along LAC

China has reportedly called on India to agree to a moratorium on patrolling in not just the disputed border areas in Ladakh but all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), which borders Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh.

24 Apr 2023


Can Russian lender Sberbank's GigaChat challenge OpenAI's ChatGPT

ChatGPT has been the internet's favorite chatbot since its release. The chatbot based on OpenAI's GPT-3.5 or GPT-4 (based on the version) has grown in popularity in the past few months.

24 Apr 2023


China aims to test 3D printing on Moon: Here's how

China has a number of lunar missions lined up in the coming years, which include bringing back samples from the far side of the Moon, for the first time ever.

24 Apr 2023

Indian Army

India, China hold border talks ahead of SCO meeting

The Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China held the 18th round of Corps Commander talks on Sunday to resolve tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

23 Apr 2023

Mohan Bhagwat

India believes in serving others, unlike US, Russia: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said India believes in serving others and has no intention to become an authoritative state such as Russia, the United States (US), or China, reported Hindustan Times.

23 Apr 2023


Chinese, Russian defense ministers to participate in Delhi's SCO meet

Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defense ministers' meeting, reported The Times Of India.

20 Apr 2023


'Quality matters': China takes jibe at India over increasing population

China took a sharp dig at India after a United Nations (UN) report predicted India would overtake China as the world's most populous country by mid-2023.

20 Apr 2023


China's robotic 'mason' could build lunar station using 3D-printed bricks

China seeks to establish a permanent base on the Moon in the future and for this purpose, plans to test 3D printing bricks from lunar soil by means of a robotic "mason."

19 Apr 2023


India to become world's most populous country by mid-2023: UN

India is on the cusp of becoming the world's most populous country by mid-2023, the data released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) showed on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2023

Chinese PLA

China preparing supersonic spy drone unit to target US: Report

A leaked assessment of the United States (US) military has revealed that China is planning to deploy a supersonic high-altitude spy drone to greatly increase its capacity to conduct surveillance activities, The Washington Post reported.

18 Apr 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan closes businesses run by Chinese nationals: Report

The Karachi Police have resorted to temporarily shutting down businesses run and frequented by Chinese nationals in Pakistan in an attempt to counter terrorist attacks, ANI reported, quoting Nikkei Asia.

13 Apr 2023


Why is China reportedly using spies on Uyghur Muslims

In a new campaign of repression against Uyghur Muslims, Chinese police are reportedly using spies to ensure Uyghur Muslims do not fast during the holy month of Ramzan.

13 Apr 2023


Apple is reducing its manufacturing reliance on China: Here's how

Apple has had an unusually positive relationship with China compared to other US tech giants. However, the company is now looking beyond the dragon.

13 Apr 2023

Emmanuel Macron

China hails Emmanuel Macron amid criticism over his Taiwan remarks

Following a three-day visit to China, French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said that the European Union should distance itself from Chinese-American tensions over Taiwan.

10 Apr 2023


Can SenseChat be China's answer to ChatGPT

Last year, ChatGPT burst onto the scene. ChatGPT and OpenAI's rise to the forefront of the AI race left many wondering why China did not beat the US in making such a chatbot.

10 Apr 2023

Dalai Lama

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama apologized

The Dalai Lama, the top Buddhist spiritual leader, issued an apology on Monday in response to the controversy that erupted after a video of him kissing a boy went viral.

10 Apr 2023


China deploys 11 warships, 59 aircraft toward Taiwan: Report

China reportedly deployed 11 warships and 59 warplanes toward Taiwan on the third day of its military drill, the latter's defense ministry said, as per AFP.

China accuses WHO of defaming it over COVID-19 data demands

China's top public health official has reportedly accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of defamation after its Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Beijing should have shared genetic information about COVID-19 much earlier.

09 Apr 2023

Amit Shah

Amit Shah to visit Arunachal Pradesh, launch programs near LAC

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reportedly visit Kibithoo—a strategically important village in Arunachal Pradesh near the Line of Actual Control (LAC)—on Monday to launch the Centre-sponsored "Vibrant Villages Programme" for the development of villages at the India-China border.

07 Apr 2023


Chinese scientists publish data on COVID-19 origins after three years

Three years after repeated calls from the World Health Organization (WHO) and researchers across the world, scientists from China have published the data collected in 2020 during the beginning of the pandemic, which sheds light on the origin of COVID-19.

China holds key to understanding COVID-19 origins: WHO chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday said that all hypotheses related to the origins of COVID-19 will remain on the table until China shares data with it.

06 Apr 2023

Emmanuel Macron

Relying on you to sway Russia: Emmanuel Macron tells Jinping

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing and reportedly urged him to reason with close ally Russia and assist in ending the ongoing Ukraine war.

05 Apr 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

China claims 'sovereignty' over Arunachal after India's 'invented names' jibe

A day after India slammed China for inventing names of places in Arunachal Pradesh, China doubled down on its claim over the state, saying that the region was under its sovereignty.

05 Apr 2023

Andaman & Nicobar

India deploys deterrence capabilities in Andamans to counter China's presence

India has deployed deterrence capabilities in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to counter China's expansion in the area and project dominance in the Indian Ocean, reported Hindustan Times.

04 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets Bhutan king amid China's influence over Doklam 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with the King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on Tuesday.

04 Apr 2023


Sikkim: 7 dead in massive avalanche, several feared trapped 

Seven people, including a child, are feared to have died, while several more are feared trapped after a massive avalanche struck Sikkim's Nathu La mountain pass on Tuesday, according to NDTV.

04 Apr 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

China renames 11 places in Arunachal calling it 'southern Tibet'

China on Sunday renamed 11 places in Arunachal Pradesh to assert its claim over the Indian state. The names have been standardized in Chinese, Tibetan, and Pinyin languages, as it calls Arunachal Pradesh 'Zangnan, the southern part of Tibet.'

31 Mar 2023


5 of the strangest foods consumed across the globe

From Asia to Africa, people have come up with some truly bizarre dishes that will leave you scratching your head.

29 Mar 2023

Ajit Doval

Respect territorial integrity: Ajit Doval slams China at India-led SCO

Ajit Doval, India's National Security Advisor (NSA), took a veiled dig at China during a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Wednesday, saying that members of the group must respect the territorial integrity of other countries.

27 Mar 2023

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama names new Buddhist spiritual leader, China's reaction awaited

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, has named an eight-year-old United States (US)-born Mongolian boy as the 10th Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoché—the third highest rank in Tibetan Buddhism—reports said.

27 Mar 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

China skips G20 meeting in Arunachal Pradesh amid LAC row 

China on Sunday reportedly skipped a critical G20 meeting in Arunachal Pradesh's capital, Itanagar, which was attended by nearly 100 international representatives, including those from the United States.

21 Mar 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 unique man-made bridges around the world

Bridges around the world not only serve as a means for connecting people and places but also add to the aesthetic of the region.

Can't confirm: US on providing India intelligence about China's incursion

A new report has claimed that for the first time, the Pentagon provided crucial real-time intelligence to the Indian Army, which helped India tackle the border incursion by China in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang sector in December last year.

20 Mar 2023

Air India

'Worst flight experience': UN diplomat flags Air India's poor services

Air India has come under criticism once again amid repeated on-flight incidents.

18 Mar 2023

S Jaishankar

Ladakh border situation dangerous; India-China forces deployed very close: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Saturday said that the Indian and Chinese militaries were deployed very close to each other in parts of Ladakh where the situation between the two countries was "fragile and dangerous."

WHO lambasts China for allegedly hiding data on COVID-19's origin

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday rebuked China for allegedly hiding scientific research that might reveal the origin of COVID-19, according to the news outlet The New York Times (NYT).

18 Mar 2023


Japan PM to seek India's support for new Indo-Pacific plan 

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will arrive on a two-day visit to India on Monday, where he will announce a new plan to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, reported Reuters.

Biden to host Modi for state dinner; China on 'menu' 

United States (US) President Joe Biden will likely host PM Narendra Modi for a state dinner this summer amid deepening Indo-US ties in various sectors, reported Bloomberg.

18 Mar 2023


TikTok's existential crisis: What is the app's future

TikTok is facing an existential crisis. The world's most popular app is under political pressure from left, right, and center.

17 Mar 2023


COVID-19 origin from raccoon dogs in China, not bats: Study

Ever since the spread of COVID-19, the possible sources of its origin have puzzled scientists.

17 Mar 2023

Hong Kong

Hong Kong: 2 men held for owning 'seditious' children's books

Hong Kong's national security force arrested two men for merely owning children's books, which have been termed "seditious" by authorities, reported BBC.

US condemns Chinese intrusion in Arunachal Pradesh, recognizes 'McMahon line'

The United States (US) condemned China's military aggression to change the status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.

14 Mar 2023


China to resume issuing visas to foreigners after 3 years

Gradually doing away with its COVID-19 restrictions, China is set to resume issuing visas to foreigners from Wednesday, according to a statement by the Chinese embassy in the United States (US).

13 Mar 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping to visit Russia soon, might mediate Ukraine conflict

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Russia next week to hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.

11 Mar 2023

Xi Jinping

China: President Xi Jinping's confidant Li Qiang appointed new premier

China's parliament has formally elected President Xi Jinping's confidant and close ally, Li Qiang, as the country's new premier.

10 Mar 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping secures unprecedented 3rd term as Chinese president

Xi Jinping was elected as the president of China for an unprecedented third term on Friday, reported Reuters.

09 Mar 2023


Threat to India likely from China, Pakistan: US intel

India might face the threat of escalated tensions from China and Pakistan, which could lead to a conflict that endangers United States (US) nationals and interests, stated the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community.

08 Mar 2023


US senator introduces bipartisan bill to ban TikTok nationwide

A new bipartisan Senate bill introduced on Tuesday has brought a TikTok ban in the US closer than it has ever been.

08 Mar 2023


Varun Dhawan-Anushka Sharma's 'Sui Dhaaga' to release in China

Indian films have had a great run at the Chinese box office, especially after Dangal. Recently, Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish was released in China and now Yash Raj Films has announced that 2018's Sui Dhaaga: Made in India will release in China on March 31.

07 Mar 2023

Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping's aide Li Qiang to become China's premier

Li Qiang—said to be Chinese President Xi Jinping's close aide who brought about Shanghai's strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown last year—is likely to formally become China's next premier at the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) this week.

07 Mar 2023

Sri Lanka

China backs Sri Lanka, clears way for IMF's $2.9B bailout

China has assured Sri Lanka a two-year moratorium for 2022 and 2023, paving the way for the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) $2.9 billion bailout.

07 Mar 2023

India China Border

India-China situation like Russia-Ukraine, Jaishankar doesn't understand threat: Rahul Gandhi

Equating the border dispute between India and China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) Centre's position on Beijing.

Did not abandon plans to trace origins of COVID-19: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it has not abandoned its efforts to establish the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, and urged all nations to share what they know about it.

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