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China slams US national security allegations as ‘hodgepodge of lies’

Beijing on Friday lashed out at a claim by the US intelligence chief that China is the "greatest threat to democracy and freedom worldwide", calling it a "hodgepodge of lies". The war of words comes as relations between the two superpowers have spiralled to their...

US in discussions with Huawei on Meng Wanzhou’s return to China: WSJ

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government is discussing a deal with Chinese tech giant Huawei that could see its detained finance chief Meng Wanzhou allowed to return to China, the Wall Street Journal said. Meng was arrested in Vancouver in 2018 on a...

China defends dam on Brahmaputra, India hits back

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India, Dec. 4 -- India on Thursday said China must ensure its hydropower projects don't infringe on the water rights of lower riparian states, even as Beijing asserted its right to build a dam on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river close...

Vaccine a good start to containing Covid-19, but no ‘silver bullet’, say healthcare experts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 30 -- The government's announcement that it had successfully secured 12.8 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19's vaccine and a spot in the Covax Facility is definitely a good start in efforts to get back to normal life, healthcare experts said. They cautioned,...

Anthony Blinken, likely secretary of state, is positive on US-India ties

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India, Nov. 23 -- US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anthony Blinken, a long-time national security and foreign policy expert who has been enthusiastic about ties with India and called China a "common challenge", as his secretary of state, US media reported. Jake...

Analysis | India has rightly shunned RCEP for now

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India, Nov. 20 -- India's decision to stay out of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, Asia's mega free-trade agreement (FTA), has been met both with a sense of approval and disappointment and divided economists on the issue. The RCEP is an FTA...

Canadian MPs urge Justin Trudeau government to toughen stand on Chinese ‘intimidation’, Huawei’s role

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India, Nov. 19 -- Canadian lawmakers have passed a motion urging the government to decide whether to permit participation of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the country's 5G network while also seeking a plan of action against intimidation of Canadians by China. The motion was...

Detained citizen journalist in China faces jail for reporting on Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan

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India, Nov. 19 -- A Chinese citizen journalist who reported on the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan could face five years in jail after being formally charged with spreading false information. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was detained in May while covering stories on the...

North American forum warns against China’s rise, wants India to become UNSC permanent member

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India, Nov. 18 -- North America's leading strategic and security forum has issued a handbook for democracies aimed at understanding the challenges that China poses to them, and it recommends supporting the inclusion of India as the sixth permanent member of the UN Security...

India concerned over situation in South China Sea that ‘erode trust’

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India -- Against the backdrop of China's assertive activities in the South China Sea, India on Saturday expressed concern over actions in the region that erode trust and said a proposed code of conduct for the disputed waters shouldn't affect the legitimate interests of...
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