Category Archives: News
China warns it ‘must’ retaliate after closure of Houston consulate
23 July 2020 | Huizhong Wu and David Brunnstrom
China said the US move to close its Houston consulate this week had “severely harmed” relations and warned it “must” retaliate, without detailing what it would do. ...
US-Chinese tensions soar as consulate ordered to shut
22 July 2020 | Mark Felix
US-Chinese tensions, already rising because of the coronavirus pandemic and crackdown in Hong Kong, ratcheted up another notch on Wednesday as the United States ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston within 72 hours. ...
Pompeo urges India to reduce dependence on China
22 July 2020 | Neha Arora and Aftab Ahmed
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged India on Wednesday to focus on domestic supply chains and reduce its dependence on China for telecommunications and medical supplies, as Washington’s ties with Beijing deteriorate dramatically. ...
Former adviser says Trump has ‘war plan’ to take down China
21 July 2020 | Lalit K Jha
The Trump administration has put together a "war plan" to first "confront" and then "take down" the Chinese Communist Party, said Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. ...
Democracy activist Joshua Wong launches bid for Hong Kong legislature
21 July 2020 | Carol Mang and Yanni Chow
Prominent Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong applied on Monday to run for a seat in the Chinese-ruled city’s legislature, raising the prospect of a battle with authorities after being barred from running in previous polls. ...
US sanctions more Chinese companies over China’s treatment of Uyghurs
20 July 2020 | David Shepardson and Diane Bartz
The US Commerce Department on Monday added 11 Chinese companies implicated in what it called human rights violations in connection with China’s treatment of its Uyghurs in Xinjiang in western China to the US economic blacklist. ...
Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead
19 July 2020 | Zarir Hussain, Gopal Sharma
Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday. ...
US Ambassador to India meets representatives of Dalai Lama
19 July 2020
US Ambassador to India, Ken Juster, on Saturday met with Representative of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, Ngodup la and Secretary Gyalpo, to further the ties between the American and Tibetan people. ...
US aircraft carriers return to South China Sea amid rising tensions
17 July 2020 | James Pearson
For the second time in two weeks, the United States has deployed two aircraft carriers to the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Friday, as China and the United States accuse each other of stoking tensions in the region. ...
Indian defence minister hoping for a resolution to border row with China
17 July 2020 | Devjyot Ghoshal
India’s defence minister said on Friday he hoped talks could bring some sort of resolution to a border standoff with China that led to a deadly clash last month, though India would not cede an inch of territory. ...