Japan stun China to win historic Olympic table tennis gold | Tokyo Olympics News

(Reuters photo) TOKYO: Japanese mixed doubles pair Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito claimed their country’s first ever Olympic table tennis gold medal on Monday, ending years of Chinese dominance with a remarkable comeback victory on home soil. China had won every Olympic title in the sport since a men’s singles triumph for South Korean Ryu … Read more

China ‘ban’ on entry of Indian sailors, says seafarers’ body | India News

China ‘ban’ on entry of Indian sailors, says seafarers’ body | India News

NEW DELHI: A seafarer workers’ union has claimed that Indian sailors are losing jobs on China-bound commercial vessels as Beijing has imposed an unofficial ban and is not allowing ships with Indian crew members to berth at Chinese ports. The All India Seafarer & General Workers’ Union said it has written a letter to Minister … Read more

Did coronavirus escape from Wuhan lab? China vs WHO on Covid origins

Did coronavirus escape from Wuhan lab? China vs WHO on Covid origins

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organization and China appear to be at odds over a probe to ascertain the possibility that Covid-19 escaped from a lab. China, which is vehemently opposed to the theory that the pathogen came from a virology lab in Wuhan, has bluntly rejected the WHO‘s call for another probe into the … Read more

China woos young Tibetans to join PLA

China woos young Tibetans to join PLA

NEW DELHI: China has further cranked up efforts to recruit young Tibetans in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and local militias as well as to act as guides along the border, even as it continues to consolidate its military positions and upgrade its airbases facing India. Indian security establishment officials on Wednesday said latest intelligence … Read more

China developing new fighter aircraft base near Ladakh | India News

China developing new fighter aircraft base near Ladakh | India News

NEW DELHI: Seeking to overcome limitations in its fighter aircraft operations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, China is developing an airbase for fighter aircraft operations close to the Eastern Ladakh area in Shakche town in the Xinjiang province. “The base is coming up between the existing airbases of Kashgar and Hogan … Read more

China wants to dominate its periphery. India should expect intermittent border clashes

China wants to dominate its periphery. India should expect intermittent border clashes

Foreign minister S Jaishankar reiterated the Indian position – that the LAC standoff cast a negative light on the entire India-China relationship and that improvement in the latter depended on the standoff being resolved soon – at an SCO meet in Dushanbe on Wednesday. Should we hold our breath for peace and tranquillity to be … Read more

Border row must not be allowed to affect India ties, says China | India News

Border row must not be allowed to affect India ties, says China | India News

NEW DELHI: Following the meeting between external affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Dushanbe, China on Thursday said it’s ready to seek a “mutually acceptable solution” to the issues that required “urgent treatment” but added its troops were not responsible for the current impasse and that the two countries needed … Read more

China ‘shocked’ by Pakistan blast, seeks security for CPEC projects

China ‘shocked’ by Pakistan blast, seeks security for CPEC projects

BEIJING: China expressed shock over a bus explosion in Pakistan that killed 12 people including nine Chinese citizens, and called on the South Asian country to protect projects valued at tens of billions of dollars. Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi asked Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi to quickly investigate the cause of the blast Wednesday … Read more

At parliament panel meet, Rahul raises national security issues related to Pakistan, China, Afghan | India News

At parliament panel meet, Rahul raises national security issues related to Pakistan, China, Afghan | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of national security vis-à-vis Pakistan, the standoff with China and the Taliban capturing fresh territories in Afghanistan at a parliamentary panel meeting Wednesday and demanded a discussion on them, sources said. However, he left the meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence minutes before it concluded … Read more

As incomes rise, Xi will have to change his China model

As incomes rise, Xi will have to change his China model

Will China inexorably become hegemon of the 21st century? Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 100th anniversary of China’s Communist Party declared that “socialism with Chinese characteristics” would beat the rest of the world. Is he right? Or, like Japan and the USSR earlier, is China about to peak just when it feels confident of … Read more