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India

Will Be Encroachment On Rights: India On Chinese Project On Brahmaputra

The mighty Brahmaputra passes through China, India and Bangladesh. (Representational)New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said any attempt by China to set up a hydropower station on the Brahmaputra river will act as an encroachment on the entitled rights of lower riparian states like India and Bangladesh and adversely affect the availability of water in its basin during the lean season.The issue was discussed during a review meeting of Central Water Commission by Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State in the Jal Shakti Ministry."Regarding the alleged plan of China to set up a super hydropower station at Brahmaputra at Medong, Tibet, the officials apprised that any attempt to divert water of Brahmaputra river shall act as an encroachment on the entitled rights of lower riparian states l...
World

China Dismisses US’ Uighur Genocide Claim As “Outrageous Lies”

Hua Chunying accused Mike Pompeo of fabricating "sensational false propositions." (File)Beijing, China: China on Wednesday dismissed Washington's declaration that Beijing was committing genocide against Uighurs and other minorities as "outrageous lies" and "poison".Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying blamed the declaration of genocide on outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accusing him of fabricating "sensational false propositions" throughout his term in office.Pompeo said Tuesday Beijing's sweeping incarceration of mostly Muslim minorities in the far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity."We are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state," Pompeo said, in final broadsides at Beijing after a combative ne...
World

China’s “Strive To Do Better” Response To Criticism Over Covid Handling

China largely brought the virus under control in the months after it first surfaced (File)Beijing: China defended its handling of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday but said it would "strive to do better" after independent experts criticised the speed of its response to a virus that has now killed more than two million people worldwide.Beijing has faced international criticism for an alleged lack of transparency after the virus emerged in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019 and for stifling whistleblowers who tried to raise the alarm.The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response -- which also criticised the World Health Organization over its response -- said Monday that its evaluation of the start of the crisis in China "suggests that there was potential for early signs ...
World

China, WHO Could Have Acted More Quickly, Says Pandemic Probe Panel

There was potential for early signs to have been acted on more rapidly, the probe panel said (File)Geneva, Switzerland: The World Health Organization and China could have acted faster when Covid-19 first surfaced, a group investigating the global response has concluded, regretting that the "largely hidden epidemic contributed to the global spread".In its second report, Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) said that an evaluation of the "chronology of the early phase of the outbreak suggests that there was potential for early signs to have been acted on more rapidly".(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
Business

‘We are Ghosts Trapped in a Box’: Indian Sailors Stuck in Chinese Waters Desperately Seek Help

Gaurav Singh, a 28-year-old Pune resident, the second officer on a commercial cargo ship, has not stepped a foot on land for nearly 15 months. Every morning, he flips through news articles online in hope of finding some news. He calls home; his parents try to give him solace. But as night draws closer, his thoughts turn to the same unanswered questions. When could he return home? When would he get to see his mother again? Will he ever be able to get out of this steel box? Gaurav's hopes have now started to dwindle.Gaurav is one of 16 Indian origin men who are part of the MV Anastasia crew, which has been stranded in Chinese waters from August 3, 2020 due to China's decision to ban coal exports from Australia. What was supposed to be a week-long halt has stretched on to nearly five month...
World

China To Sanction US Officials For “Nasty” Behaviour Over Taiwan

China says Taiwan is the most important and sensitive issue in its relationship with the United States.Beijing: U.S. officials who have engaged in "nasty" behaviour over Chinese-claimed Taiwan will face sanctions, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Washington lifted curbs on exchanges between U.S. and Taiwanese officials.Ties have worsened as China has already condemned this month's easing, announced by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the waning days of President Donald Trump's presidency.Further adding to China's anger, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, spoke last week to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, after a planned trip to Taipei was called off.Asked at a daily news briefing how China would follow through on its pledge to make the United Stat...
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China GDP Grows 2.3% In 2020, Slowest In More Than 4 Decades: Official

China's economy grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades last year. (File)Beijing, China: China's economy grew at the slowest pace in more than four decades last year despite a rebound after the country's coronavirus outbreak, official data showed Monday.The 2.3 percent expansion is the lowest figure since the Chinese economy embarked on major reforms in the 1970s.The National Bureau of Statistics warned of a "grave and complex environment both at home and abroad", with the pandemic having a "huge impact". (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
India

2 Chinese Men Arrested In Money Laundering Case Sent To 14-Day Remand

They have been accused of allegedly running a hawala racket, officials said (Representational)New Delhi: Two Chinese nationals, who were arrested in a money laundering case, have been sent to 14-day remand of the Enforcement Directorate, officials said on Sunday.Two Chinese nationals Charlie Peng and Carter Lee were produced to a court which sent them to 14-day remand, ED officials told ANI."They have been accused of allegedly running a hawala racket to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore. In August 2020, ED has registered a case of money laundering against a Chinese national after their premises were raided by the Income-tax department," they added.42-year-old Peng has been allegedly holding a fake Indian passport and also accused of creating a web of sham companies which he used to launder haw...
Business

Ice Cream in North China Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Over 1,000 People Asked to Quarantine

The deadly novel coronavirus has been detected in some samples of ice cream in northern China, forcing authorities to seize products that have been potentially contaminated.According to a report by Sky News, anti-epidemic authorities in Tianjin Municipality are now contact tracing people to identify those who have come into contact with the batches that were manufactured by Tianjin Daqiaodao Food Company in order to quarantine them.All of the products by Tianjin Daqiaodao have now been sealed temporarily. Earlier, the company had sent three samples of its product to the municipal centre for disease control in order to have them tested for coronavirus. All three tested positive, according to The Independent.According to the investigation that has been carried out so far, the company used...
World

US Led World In Exposing ”Horrific” Abuses In China’s Xinjiang: Pompeo

Mike Pompeo lauded America's efforts in bringing up the Uyghur issue to the forefront.Washington: The United States led the world in exposing the "horrific" rights abuses in Xinjiang province of China and imposed sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party's officials, said outgoing US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.Taking to Twitter, Pompeo on Saturday (local time) lauded America's efforts in bringing up the Uyghur issue to the forefront, saying America halted imports of products made with forced labour and gave Uyghur women a platform to tell the world about their families who were disappeared by the Chinese Communist Party."We led the world in exposing the horrific abuses in Xinjiang. Imposed sanctions on CCP officials, halted imports of products made with forced labor, and so much m...