Category Archives: News

  • Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million

    Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally. ...

  • US warns India of China ‘aggression’ at border

    The United States on Wednesday accused China of employing border clashes with India to try to shift the status quo, and encouraged New Delhi to resist. Indian and Chinese troops have engaged in a growing number of brawls at their border. ...

  • Taiwan president rejects Beijing rule; China says ‘reunification’ inevitable

    Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its “one country, two systems” offer, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, strongly rejecting China’s sovereignty claims and likely setting the stage for an ever worsening of ties. ...

  • New Nepal map hardens position over land disputed with India

    Nepal on Wednesday published a new political map that includes a small stretch of disputed land, toughening its stance on a decades-long row over the territory with India which rejected the move. ...

  • China says Panchen Lama leading ‘normal life’

    A child who disappeared 25 years ago after being appointed as a Tibetan Buddhist leader by the Dalai Lama is now living a "normal life" after graduating from university, China said Tuesday following US calls to reveal his location. ...

  • Coronavirus cases in India pass one lakh, over 3,000 dead

    India coronavirus cases surpassed one lakh (100,000) on Monday, and over 3,000 people have died, despite the world's biggest lockdown for its 1.3 billion people imposed since 25 March by Prime Minister Modi. ...

  • WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

    The World Health Organization will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to address the COVID-19 crisis. ...

  • India extends lockdown to 31 May, to relax rules in some areas

    India on Sunday extended a nationwide lockdown to 31 May, as cases exceeded 90,000 and further clashes erupted between police and stranded migrants. Public places will remain mostly closed, though rules will be relaxed where cases are low. ...

  • China reports five new coronavirus cases, raises fears of second wave

    Mainland China reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases for May 16, down from eight the previous day, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday. ...

  • India’s coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing

    India’s total novel coronavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where the pandemic originated last year, though a strict lockdown enforced since late March has reduced the rate of contagion. ...