Category Archives: News

  • US Senate approves bill to pressure China over Uyghur rights

    The US Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on its Uyghur Muslim minority, the latest push in Washington to punish China. ...

  • Trump says pandemic clouds US-China trade deal

    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was very disappointed in China over its failure to contain the novel coronavirus, and that the worldwide pandemic had cast a pall over his trade deal with Beijing. ...

  • India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers

    India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment under a rural jobs program, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. ...

  • Ignoring social distancing, protesters mock Hong Kong leader Lam on her birthday

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in shopping malls across Hong Kong on Wednesday, flouting coronavirus-related social distancing rules to mock unpopular Chief Executive Carrie Lam on her birthday. ...

  • PM Modi announces $266 billion to boost pandemic-hit economy

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India would provide 20 trillion rupees ($266 billion) in fiscal and monetary measures to support an economy battered by a sweeping weeks-long lockdown to fight the novel coronavirus. ...

  • India looks to ease lockdown even as coronavirus infections jump

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday the country would look to ease a nearly seven-week lockdown aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, despite also reporting its biggest single-day jump in cases. ...

  • Indian and Chinese troops clash at border in Sikkim

    Several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a high-altitude cross-border clash involving fistfights and stone-throwing at a remote but strategically important mountain pass near Tibet, the Indian Army said Sunday. ...

  • China ‘shocked’ by US reversal on UN coronavirus action

    China and the United States both supported a draft United Nations Security Council resolution confronting the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday and it was “shocking and regretful” that Washington changed its mind on Friday. ...

  • US accuses China, Russia of coordinating on virus conspiracies

    The United States on Friday accused China and Russia of stepping up cooperation to spread false narratives over the coronavirus pandemic, saying Beijing was increasingly adopting techniques honed by Moscow. ...

  • Grim economic data reveals virus devastation

    A new raft of bleak economic data laid bare the crippling worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as hard-hit Europe moved to further ease lockdown measures in a bid to get people back to work. ...