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China, officially known as the People's Republic of China is the largest country in Asia by land size and the most populous in the world. It is ruled by the Communist Party of China, which also controls the People's Liberation Army, the largest armed force in the world. It is the world’s biggest economy and a military superpower, with Beijing being the capital city.

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China mine blast: 12 trapped workers out of 22 alive

18 Jan 2021

China mine blast: 12 trapped workers out of 22 alive

Chinese state media reported that 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine are alive, as hundreds of rescuers seek to bring them to safety.

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

11 Jan 2021

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

Indonesia's Food and Drug Authority on Monday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine, called CoronaVac, produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Vaccination of high-risk groups is expected to start later this week.

China ready to receive WHO experts to probe COVID-19 origin

09 Jan 2021

China ready to receive WHO experts to probe COVID-19 origin

China is ready to receive a World Health Organization expert team to probe the COVID-19 origin, a senior Chinese official informed the media but gave no specific timeline for the visit.

Beautiful sight: China's internet is enjoying US Capitol mayhem

07 Jan 2021

Beautiful sight: China's internet is enjoying US Capitol mayhem

Internet users in China erupted in laughter and sarcasm while reacting to Wednesday's riots at the United States Capitol, giving another proof of the deep discord between the two powerful nations.

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

06 Jan 2021

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment after China blocked an investigation into the origins of coronavirus.

Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

04 Jan 2021

Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has not been seen in public for more than two months now, a development that has sparked questions about his whereabouts.

Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

03 Jan 2021

Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

Four people, including two Chinese nationals, have been arrested by the Chennai Police in connection with the loan apps case.

China grants conditional approval to its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

31 Dec 2020

China grants conditional approval to its homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

China has granted conditional approval to the country's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine developed by state-owned pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm, an official announcement said on Thursday.

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

31 Dec 2020

China's Zhong Shanshan replaces Mukesh Ambani as Asia's richest person

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairperson and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is no longer the richest person in Asia. That title now belongs to China's Zhong Shanshan, a vaccine magnate and the founder of the bottled water company Nongfu Spring.

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

30 Dec 2020

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

Conflict with India not good for China, says IAF chief

29 Dec 2020

Conflict with India not good for China, says IAF chief

Any serious conflict with India is not good for China at the global front, the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Trump signs law on Dalai Lama's succession, Beijing furious

28 Dec 2020

Trump signs law on Dalai Lama's succession, Beijing furious

During his last days at office, outgoing United States President Donald Trump has taken a decision that has left his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping miffed.

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

28 Dec 2020

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for four years over coronavirus reportage

A 37-year-old citizen journalist was on Monday sentenced to four years in prison by a Chinese court over her coronavirus outbreak reporting, more than a year after the virus emerged in Wuhan.

'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council

23 Dec 2020

'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council

"Good riddance, Ambassador Heusgen." That is what China's deputy United Nations envoy, Geng Shuang, said to Germany's ambassador as the latter completed a two-year term on the UN Security Council.

China to expand COVID-19 inoculations; meat sellers also high priority

19 Dec 2020

China to expand COVID-19 inoculations; meat sellers also high priority

China will soon expand coronavirus inoculations for workers in health care, transport, and border control, a senior official said on Saturday.

US accuses China of 'obstructing' WHO probe, 'peddling' questionable vaccines

19 Dec 2020

US accuses China of 'obstructing' WHO probe, 'peddling' questionable vaccines

Urging the international community to demand transparency from China about the spread of the coronavirus, the US has accused Beijing of "obstructing" a World Health Organization (WHO) probe into its origin and "peddling" questionable vaccines one year after the disease broke out in Wuhan.

India, China continue talks amid border row, call for disengagement

18 Dec 2020

India, China continue talks amid border row, call for disengagement

Months into the India-China border row, both nations held another round of talks to resolve the conflict.

India blames China for border standoff in Eastern Ladakh

11 Dec 2020

India blames China for border standoff in Eastern Ladakh

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday hit back at China a day after it blamed India for the border standoff between the two countries.

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

15 Oct 2020

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are integral parts of India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

12 Oct 2020

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

India and China will hold the seventh round of military talks at Chusul on Monday with an agenda to ease tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but the outcome is likely to remain unchanged.

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

10 Oct 2020

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

As talks to resolve border tensions between India and China have remained fruitless, the United States National Security Advisor (NSA) has said that it is time to accept that dialogue will not persuade China to change.

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

10 Oct 2020

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

China has deployed over 60,000 soldiers on India's Northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in interviews after returning from Tokyo where he met counterparts from Japan, Australia, and India.

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

09 Oct 2020

With China's help, Pakistan setting up missile systems in PoK

With the relationship between China and Pakistan going steadfast, the superpower is learned to be helping the Islamic nation set up missile systems in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, reports IE.

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

07 Oct 2020

In 14 countries, most people have unfavorable views toward China

China no longer evokes emotions of goodwill, at least among 14 advanced countries, that were surveyed by the US-based Pew Research Center. The findings of the research, published on Tuesday, showed China's unpopularity has reached historic highs in the last year.

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

05 Oct 2020

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

Sending a strong message to China, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday that India was well-prepared for airstrikes after the Galwan Valley episode in June.

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

02 Oct 2020

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

US President Donald Trump's disclosure that he and First Lady Melania have tested positive for coronavirus, threw global markets into uncertainty with losses being recorded almost everywhere.

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

30 Sep 2020

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

India and China held a fresh round of diplomatic talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC).

Personal attacks, chaos rule Trump and Biden's first Presidential debate

30 Sep 2020

Personal attacks, chaos rule Trump and Biden's first Presidential debate

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden faced each other in Ohio on Tuesday (local time) for the first Presidential debate, and evidently policy talk was derailed by personal attacks and chaos.

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

29 Sep 2020

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

India on Tuesday reacted to China's claim that it abides by the 1959 interpretation of the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Cat Que: Another virus from China, ICMR raises alarm

29 Sep 2020

Cat Que: Another virus from China, ICMR raises alarm

Another virus from China could be making its way into India, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned.

PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report

27 Sep 2020

PUBG ban not likely to be revoked anytime soon: Report

The ban on PUBG came as a big blow for PUBG Corporation, the creator of the title, and Tencent Games, the Chinese company behind its mobile version.

Was UN's response effective in handling pandemic, asks PM Modi

26 Sep 2020

Was UN's response effective in handling pandemic, asks PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today delivered a virtual address at the United Nations General Assembly.

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border

23 Sep 2020

Chinese soldiers seen crying on way to Indian border

A viral video showing crying soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has given quite the opportunity to Taiwanese media to mock China.

Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability

23 Sep 2020

Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability

The raging coronavirus pandemic took center stage at the UN General Assembly with US President Donald Trump blaming China directly for unleashing the virus onto the world and also urging world leaders to hold Beijing accountable.

Arrested journalist shared India's border strategy with China, say police

19 Sep 2020

Arrested journalist shared India's border strategy with China, say police

The Delhi Police on Saturday said that freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma was sharing sensitive information about India's border strategy with Chinese intelligence.

China: Bacterial disease infects thousands, can leave men infertile

18 Sep 2020

China: Bacterial disease infects thousands, can leave men infertile

Even as the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of other potentially scary outbreaks are lurching at the corner.

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

17 Sep 2020

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

17 Sep 2020

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

16 Sep 2020

Chinese giant Tencent pumps money into Flipkart: Details here

Chinese tech giant Tencent is pumping money into Flipkart, India's leading online shopping platform.