Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: China

Big-power rivalry overshadows Biden-Xi cooperation pledge on climate change, public health

The talks in Bali were blunt, especially over Chinese-claimed Taiwan, but the US said the leaders agreed 'to deepen constructive efforts' on climate change & global food security.

China saw hundreds of protests this year despite strict censorship norms, finds new report

According to Freedom House's report, 668 instances of protest were recorded in China between June and September.

China is trying to establish permanent control over Aksai Chin: Game theory analysis

China is willing to actively support Pakistan under the framework of the Free Trade Agreement. Plans to expand exports to the latter.

‘Global economic outlook even gloomier than projected last month,’ says IMF

IMF blamed the darker outlook caused by persistently high inflation, weak growth in China, and ongoing supply disruptions and food insecurity caused by the Russia-Ukraine war.

World population to reach 8 billion, says UN, China frets over its shrinking population

The United Nations expects China’s population will start shrinking from next year, when India will likely become the world’s most populous country.

ASEAN heads to discuss growing rivalry between China and Western powers in Cambodia

Cambodia is hosting the Association of Southeast AsianNations (ASEAN) annual summit and a parallel East Asian Summit, with the regional bloc engaging with a host of leaders.

How a railway track funded by China plunged Kenya into debt & ended abruptly in an ’empty field’

Partial accounts made public Sunday by Kenyan govt reveal the asymmetries inherent to Chinese-financed development projects, specifically those part of Belt & Road initiative.

Climate challenge and ‘Chinese-style modernisation’ aren’t at odds with each other for Xi Jinping

China and India’s approach to international cooperation may appear to be different in multiple spheres, but when it comes to climate change, there are many areas of convergence.

UK trade minister Greg Hands to meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, draws China’s anger

Hands, who is set to visit Taiwan this week, will co-host the 25th annual UK-Taiwan Trade Talks, with President Tsai.

Covid disruption at Apple plant in China to dampen iPhone 14 shipments

China's rigorous zero-COVID-19 policy has led to production cuts, adversely affecting its sales outlook for the year-end holiday season.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.