China: News

03 Mar 2023


China's workforce fell by 41 million in 3 years: Report

China's working population has fallen by over 41 million people in the past three years, the country's statistics bureau said on Thursday.

02 Mar 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on G20 meet sidelines

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Minister's Meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

01 Mar 2023

LPG Cylinder

Domestic and commercial LPG cylinder prices hiked across India

The prices of domestic and commercial LPG cylinders have been raised across the country starting Wednesday.

28 Feb 2023

Hong Kong

Hong Kong to end mask mandate after 3 years

Hong Kong will lift the mask mandate in public places, its last major COVID-19 restriction, on Wednesday after nearly three years.

27 Feb 2023


Hong Kong: Ex-husband, relatives charged with murdering model Abby Choi

The former in-laws and ex-husband of Hong Kong model Abby Choi, whose body parts were in a refrigerator by the police, were put in custody without bail on Monday.

27 Feb 2023


COVID-19 outbreak origin likely from 'lab leak' in China: Report

The United States (US) Energy Department has reportedly determined that the origin of the COVID-19 outbreak likely started in China from an accidental lab leak.

26 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan economic crisis: Life-saving surgeries halted amid drug, equipment shortage 

Pakistan's economic crisis is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable, as doctors there have been forced not to perform surgeries due to a shortage of essential drugs and equipment, ANI reported.

US 'deeply concerned' over China's loans to Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Ahead of United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken's three-day India visit for the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi, the US expressed grave concern over China's loans to India's immediate neighbors, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

25 Feb 2023


German Chancellor Scholz begins India visit; Ukraine, trade on agenda

Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz kickstarted his two-day visit to India on Saturday.

25 Feb 2023

Andaman & Nicobar

Now, India reveals spotting 'flying object' above crucial island chain

Weeks after the United States downed a suspected Chinese spy balloon, Indian officials have revealed that locals in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, too, reported seeing a similar, unusual "flying object" last year.

23 Feb 2023


6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Tajikistan-China border

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Tajikistan near the border with China on Thursday, as per the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

21 Feb 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Easy to defeat Modi, alternative to 'fascism' needed: Rahul Gandhi 

Underlining the alleged rise of "fascism" in India, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, in an interview with an Italian daily, said PM Narendra Modi could be defeated in the next Lok Sabha elections if other parties come together.

20 Feb 2023


Australian PM to visit India; Indo-Pacific ties, China on agenda 

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Norman Albanese is set to visit India for the first time since assuming office next month.

20 Feb 2023

Space News

China will send 2 crewed missions to Tiangong this year

China will send two crewed missions to its newly operational Tiangong space station this year, along with supplies on a Tianzhou cargo spacecraft.

US warns China against 'spy' balloons, China calls reaction hysterical

United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met Beijing's top diplomat Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

18 Feb 2023

Chuck Schumer

Top US Senator Chuck Schumer to visit India next week

Top United States (US) Senate lawmaker Chuck Schumer is reportedly set to visit India next week to hold talks with the Indian leadership.

17 Feb 2023

Joe Biden

No apologies for taking down spy balloon: Joe Biden

President Joe Biden on Thursday said that he will discuss the issue of alleged Chinese spy balloons flying over the United States (US) airspace with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping during his first detailed conference on the issue.

14 Feb 2023

Valentine's Day

Bet you don't know about these weird Valentine's Day traditions

There is no de facto ruleset to celebrate love.

Over 10 US balloons violated airspace since January 2022: China

China's Foreign Ministry on Monday claimed over 10 high-altitude balloons sent by the United States (US) violated its airspace since January 2022.

13 Feb 2023


India lifts negative RT-PCR mandate for passengers from China, others

In light of the global decline in COVID-19 cases, India lifted COVID-19 restrictions on travelers from six countries, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, and Japan, on Monday.

US shoots down 4th flying object near Canadian border

A United States (US) F-16 fighter jet shot down another unidentified and unmanned airborne object over Lake Huron on the US-Canada border on Sunday.

US fighter jet shoots down 2nd 'unidentified object' over Canada 

The United States Air Force fighter jet shot down yet another unidentified object over Canada on Saturday (local time), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, adding the joint operation was launched following his orders, CNN reported.

US shoots down another suspicious flying object over Alaska: Pentagon

The United States Air Force shot down an unidentified object over Alaska on Friday (local time), the Pentagon said, adding that it posed a threat to commercial flights in the area, reported The New York Times.

10 Feb 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

5.9 million ton Lithium deposits found in J&K

Lithium deposits totaling 5.9 million tons have been found in Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in India, the Ministry of Mines informed on Thursday.

09 Feb 2023


China: No new variants found since zero COVID-19 policy lifted

China reported no new COVID-19 variants during the recent spike in cases since the country relaxed its strict zero-COVID policy, according to a study released in the medical journal The Lancet.

Chinese 'spy' balloons targeted numerous countries, including India: Report

China operated a fleet of spy balloons to target numerous nations like Japan and India, according to media reports. The reports come just days after the United States (US) military shot down a Chinese surveillance craft hovering over the country's sensitive installations.

US declines to return suspected 'spy' balloon debris to China

The United States said on Monday it has no plans to return the alleged spy balloon to China, which is being recovered from the Atlantic.

06 Feb 2023


After US, Colombia spots 'balloon-like' object in its airspace

Colombia's military confirmed seeing an object resembling an air balloon flying over its territory on Saturday.

05 Feb 2023

Central Government

Centre initiates process to ban over 230 Chinese apps: Report

The central government has decided to ban over 230 mobile applications with Chinese links that allegedly pose a security threat to the country, News18 reported.

US shoots down suspected Chinese spy balloon; 'overreaction,' says China

The United States shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina on Saturday, Associated Press reported.

Second Chinese spy balloon spotted over Latin America: Pentagon

The United States (US) government reportedly spotted a second Chinese spy balloon in the skies over Latin America, CNN reported citing the Pentagon.

US: Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon surveilling nuclear weapons sites

A Chinese spy balloon is reportedly flying over the United States (US), surveilling its highly sensitive nuclear weapons sites, the Pentagon said on Thursday. It is currently being tracked as the Pentagon believes it doesn't pose a particularly dangerous intelligence threat.

Amid global slowdown predictions, IMF calls India 'bright spot'

India is likely to see some economic slowdown in the fiscal year 2023, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its January update of the World Economic Outlook released on Tuesday.

30 Jan 2023

Congress Party

Congress's Jairam Ramesh reacts to S Jaishankar's 'China 1962' remark

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh responded to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's recent remarks on the incursions in Ladakh from China.

25 Jan 2023


India lost access to 26 patrolling points in Ladakh: Report

In a worrying disclosure, a senior police officer in Ladakh revealed that India allegedly lost access to 26 of 65 patrolling points in the Union Territory's eastern part, The Hindu reported.

22 Jan 2023

Mass Shooting

California: Mass shooting at Chinese New Year event, 9 dead

At least nine people were killed in a mass shooting incident in California, United States, Reuters reported on Sunday.

22 Jan 2023


COVID-19 outbreak has infected 80% of Chinese population

A prominent government scientist claimed on Saturday that the possibility of a major COVID-19 rebound in China in the coming two or three months is unlikely, as the virus has infected 80% of its population.

17 Jan 2023

World Economic Forum

Global recession risk is high, warns World Economic Forum 

To the long list of organizations and people that expect a recession this year, we can add the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Community of Chief Economists.

17 Jan 2023


China's economy grows 3% in 2022, second-lowest in nearly 50yrs

China's economy in 2022 grew at the second slowest rate in nearly 50 years, raising concerns about the impact of the downturn on the global market, AFP reported.

17 Jan 2023


UNSC: Abdul Makki designated 'global terrorist' months after China's blockade

The United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee designated Pakistan-based Abdul Rehman Makki (74) as a global terrorist late on Monday.