China’s daily Covid cases hit record high

SHANGHAI: China on Wednesday reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic began nearly three years ago, official data showed. Excluding imported cases, the number of new local cases was 31,444 on Nov. 23, of which 3,927 were symptomatic and 27,517 were asymptomatic, health authorities said on Thursday. That […]

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Internet rumours of Xi Jinping removed in coup, no official word from Beijing

NEW DELHI: The Internet, especially social media, was awash on Saturday with speculation that Chinese President Xi Jinpingwho has ruled his country with absolute authority, had been deposed in a coup that began unfolding while he was away in Samarkand attending the SCO Summit beginning September 14. There was no corroborative reporting from any reputed […]

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