Tag Archives: Politics

  • US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

    The United States on Friday ordered a ban on downloads of popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and use of the messaging and payment platform WeChat, saying they threaten national security. ...

  • Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms

    Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga started his first full day in office Thursday with a resolve to push forward popular reforms. Suga was formally elected Wednesday to replace Shinzo Abe, who step down due to ill health. ...

  • Deployment of SFF has upset China immensely: Former advisor to GoI

    The country should handle SFF like all the instruments under its command. Information about the SFF's recruitment, postings etc are things that are best kept under wraps. Even if the enemy knows about them, why put an address to them? ...

  • NS Venkataraman India’s China policy is defensive and lacks clarity

    India’s China policy as indicated by India’s External Affairs Minister is causing confusion and uncertainty about India’s determination to stand up to an aggressive China. ...

  • Tenzin Tsedup “General Secretary” Xi Jinping vs Premier Li Keqiang

    Xi Jinping's hawkish diplomacy has resulted in global isolation and emerging widespread opposition in his own party, leading to political struggle between President Xi and Premier Li Keqiang. ...

  • China’s foreign minister makes rare visit to Tibet

    China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has made a rare visit to Tibet and the border areas last week and emphasised that the security and stability of the region is important to the overall development of the country, the official media reports. ...

  • China warns US against ‘playing with fire’ over Taiwan visit

    China warned Washington not to "play with fire" on Wednesday as a US delegation wrapped up a historic trip to the self-ruled island of Taiwan. Beijing has been infuriated by the highest-profile visit in decades to Taiwan. ...

  • US slaps sanctions on Hong Kong leader in new offensive on China

    The United States slapped sanctions Friday on Hong Kong's leader after effectively forcing Chinese internet giants TikTok and WeChat to end all US operations in a twin diplomatic-commercial offensive set to grow ahead of US elections. ...

  • Always rocky, China-US relations appear at a turning point

    Four decades after the US established diplomatic ties with Communist China, the relationship between the two may have reached a turning point. Tensions have reached new heights on what has always been a rocky road. ...

  • Australia rejects Beijing’s South China Sea claims, backing US

    Australia has rejected Beijing's territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea in a formal declaration to the United Nations, aligning itself more closely with Washington in the escalating row. ...