China: News

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.