China police out in force after anti-lockdown protests

SHANGHAI: Security services were out in force across China’s major cities Tuesday, which for the time being appeared to have quelled nationwide protests calling for political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns. The country’s leadership faced a weekend of protests not seen in decades as anger over unrelenting lockdowns fuelled deep-rooted frustration with its […]

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China reports another daily record of Covid cases as protests ripple across China

SHANGHAI: China reported a fifth straight daily record of 40,347 new Covid-19 infections on November 27, of which 3,822 were symptomatic and 36,525 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday. That compares with 39,791 new cases a day earlier – 3,709 symptomatic and 36,082 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately. Excluding imported infections, […]

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PM Modi has been ‘very firm’ on China: Jaishankar | India News

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Friday rejected the opposition’s criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handshake with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit and said that PM Ways has been ‘very firm’ on China. Speaking at the Times Now summit, Jaishankar said the prime minister should be judged by the […]

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‘I am deeply concerned about security of Chinese people in Pakistan,’ Xi tells Sharif

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping on Wednesday expressed “deep concern” over the security of Chinese nationals working in Pakistan on the CPEC projects and sought “reliable and safe environment” for them during his talks with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharifwho is here on his maiden visit to bolster the all-weather friendship. Sharif, who arrived here on Tuesday […]

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Set For 3rd Term, Xi’s “Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win” Message At Key Meet

Xi Jinping is now widely expected to be unveiled as general secretary on Sunday Beijing: China’s five-yearly Communist Party Congress wrapped up on Saturday with President Xi Jinping set to emerge from the event as leader for an unprecedented third term. Xi delivered a speech starting about midday (0400 GMT) in one of the final […]

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Xi Jinping’s Top 5 Quotes

Xi Jinping lauded the party’s taking control of the situation in Hong Kong. New Delhi: President Xi Jinping today kicked off China’s five-yearly Communist Party Congress with a wide-ranging speech defending Beijing’s zero-Covid approach and reasserting its ambition to absorb Taiwan. Xi is also expected to win a historic third term. The situation in Hong […]

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Explainer: What to expect from China’s party congress

BEIJING: China’s ruling Communist Party is holding its twice-a-decade national congress starting Sunday, at which Xi Jinping is expected to receive a third five-year term as the uncontested head of the party, government and military of the world’s second-largest economy. The proceedings surrounding the event are shrouded in secrecy, as is typical in China’s authoritarian […]

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From Sleeping In Caves To Becoming China’s President: Who Is Xi Jinping?

Xi Jinping’s application for Chinese Communist Party membership was rejected multiple times.(File) Beijing: When Xi Jinping took power in 2012, some observers predicted he would be the most liberal Communist Party leader in China’s history, based on his low-key profile, family backstory and perhaps a degree of misguided hope. Ten years later, those forecasts lie […]

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China’s Xi Jinping Makes First Public Appearance Since Trip To Central Asia

China President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing today. (File) Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday, according to state television, in his first public appearance since returning to China from an official trip to Central Asia in mid-September. Xi is widely expected to secure a precedent-breaking third term […]

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Prominent Chinese commentator urges Covid experts to ‘speak out’

BEIJING: Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Sunday that as China ponders its Covid-19 policies, epidemic experts need to speak out and China ought to conduct comprehensive research and make any studies transparent to the public. Hu’s unusual call on Chinese social media for candour and transparency earned him 34,000 likes on the popular […]

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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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China quarantine bus crash prompts outcry over ‘zero Covid’

TAIPEI: A nighttime bus crash that killed 27 people in southwest China this week has set off a storm of anger online over the harshness of the country’s strict Covid-19 policies. The initial police report did not say who the passengers were and where they were going, but it later emerged they were headed to […]

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Russia, China agree to expand security ties | India News

MOSCOW: A top Russian security official declared Monday on a visit to China that the Kremlin considers beefing up ties with Beijing as a top policy goal. Nikolai Patrushevsecretary of the national Security Council chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putindescribed the “strengthening of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with Beijing as an unconditional priority of […]

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China says Biden’s Taiwan remarks ‘severely violate’ US policy over island

BEIJING: Beijing on Monday said President Joe Biden‘s latest comments that the United States would defend Taiwan against a Chinese invasion “severely violate” Washington’s policy towards the island. Washington cut formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979, switching recognition to Beijing as the sole representative of China — but it has maintained a decisive, if […]

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For Russia’s Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

KYIV: Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine‘s partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts said Russian forces were apparently setting up a new defensive line in Ukraine’s northeast after the counteroffensive punched […]

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‘Stunning public rebuke’: US media hails PM remarks to Putin on Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The mainstream American media on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that this is not the time for war in Ukraine. The Modi-Putin conversation in Samarkand was widely carried by the mainstream American media. “Modi rebukes Putin over war in Ukraine,” The Washington Post reported in a headline. […]

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Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin Look To Challenge The West At SCO Summit

Calling Putin an “old friend,” Xi said “China is willing to work with Russia. (File) Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping looked to rally Asian leaders behind a new “international order” as they met Friday for a summit aimed at challenging Western influence. But cracks in summit solidarity quickly appeared, […]

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China’s Xi calls for effort to prevent ‘colour revolutions’

SAMARKAND: Chinese President Xi Jinping warned his Central Asian neighbours on Friday not to allow outsiders to destabilise them with “colour revolutions” and offered to set up a regional counterterrorism training center. Xi’s comments at a security summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and leaders from Central Asia, India and Iran reflect official Chinese anxiety […]

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Vladimir Putin hails ‘new centres of power’ at summit with Asian leaders

SAMARKAND: Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the growing influence of “new centres of power” on Friday at a summit with Asian leaders including China’s Xi Jinping. “The growing role of new centres of power who cooperate with each other is becoming more and more clear,” Putin told the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) […]

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PM Modi attends SCO summit | India News

SAMARKAND: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the other member states of the influential grouping. It is for the first time that Xi and Modi came face-to-face since the border standoff between India […]

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