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Beijing Threatens Retaliation Over US Actions Against Chinese Journalists
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Beijing Threatens Retaliation Over US Actions Against Chinese Journalists

China said it will retaliate if US continues "hostile actions" against Chinese journalistsBeijing: China said on Tuesday it will retaliate if Washington continues what it described as hostile actions against Chinese journalists based in the United States.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the ministry understands that no Chinese journalist in the United States have had their application for a visa renewal approved since Washington in May moved to limit their visas to 90 days with an option for an extension. (This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.) Source link
China Accuses US Of “Outright Bullying” Over Tiktok
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China Accuses US Of “Outright Bullying” Over Tiktok

A day earlier, President Trump gave TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations (File)Beijing: China accused the United States on Tuesday of "outright bullying" over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to an American company."This goes against the principles of the market economy and the (World Trade Organisation's) principles of openness, transparency and non-discrimination," said foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin.A day earlier, President Trump gave TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations, in the latest escalation to an ongoing political and trade battle between Washington and Beijing.The app has been under formal investigation on US national security grounds, because it collects large amounts of personal dat...
China Will Not Accept US “Theft” Of TikTok: Report
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China Will Not Accept US “Theft” Of TikTok: Report

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was in talks with ByteDance to buy parts of TikTok.Shanghai:  China will not accept the "theft" of a Chinese technology company and is able to respond to Washington's move to push ByteDance to sell short-video app TikTok's U.S. operations to Microsoft, the China Daily newspaper said on Tuesday.The United States' "bullying" of Chinese tech companies was a consequence of Washington's zero-sum vision of "American first" and left China no choice but "submission or mortal combat in the tech realm", the state-backed paper said in an editorial.China had "plenty of ways to respond if the administration carries out its planned smash and grab", it added.Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was in talks with ByteDance to buy parts of TikTok after U.S. President Donald ...
With Eye On China, India Plans Increasing Barriers On Asian Imports
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With Eye On China, India Plans Increasing Barriers On Asian Imports

The government is also worried about heavy trade flows from South Korea (Representational)New Delhi: India is considering measures to prevent trade partners mainly in Southeast Asia from re-routing Chinese goods to the country with little added value, two government sources told news agency Reuters, amid strained ties with Beijing and a push for self-reliance.The government is planning to raise quality standards of imports, impose quantity restrictions, mandate stringent disclosure norms and initiate more frequent checks at ports of entry for goods coming from many Asian countries, the officials said.The moves will mainly target imports of base metals, electronic components for laptops and mobile phones, furniture, leather goods, toys, rubber, textiles, air conditioners and televisions,...
China’s Posturing In Indian Ocean Will Disturb Peace In Region: Experts
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China’s Posturing In Indian Ocean Will Disturb Peace In Region: Experts

China's Posturing In Indian Ocean Will Disturb Peace In Region, Say Experts (Representational)Kolkata: Defence and strategic experts on Monday said that China's posturing in the Indian Ocean will disturb stability and peace in the region.Commandant of National Defence College, Vice-Admiral Pradeep Kaushiva, said that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China has been establishing naval bases in the Indian Ocean for a long time.The PLA Navy may need such bases in large numbers to minimise the geographical distance from China, he said while speaking at a webinar organised by Tillotama Foundation."In such a scenario, the Indian Ocean is poised for turbulence and I believe it is in the offing," Vice-Admiral Kaushiva said.He said, "It is time to forge ahead with the Quad security dialogue ...
Groundwork In China For Virus Origin Probe Complete, Says WHO
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Groundwork In China For Virus Origin Probe Complete, Says WHO

Epidemiological studies will begin in Wuhan to identify source of infection: Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusGeneva: The World Health Organization's mission in China laying the groundwork for an investigation into the animal origins of the coronavirus pandemic has concluded, the UN health agency said Monday."The WHO advance team that travelled to China has now concluded their mission to lay the groundwork for further joint efforts to identify the virus origins, the agency's chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference, adding: "Epidemiological studies will begin in Wuhan to identify the potential source of infection of the early cases."(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.) Source link
For Trump’s TikTok Assault, India Led The Way
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For Trump’s TikTok Assault, India Led The Way

Washington's moves underscore how quickly the concept of internet decoupling is becoming reality (File)By going after TikTok, the U.S. is expanding a fight against Beijing using Chinese-style restrictions on tech companies in a move that could potentially have enormous ramifications for the world's biggest economies.The Trump administration's threat to ban ByteDance Ltd.'s viral teen phenom and other Chinese-owned apps could significantly hamper their access global user data, which is an immensely valuable resource in a modern internet economy. Any U.S. decision, which Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said would come "shortly," is likely to be followed by a similar pressure campaign that prompted some allies to ban Huawei Technologies Co. from 5G networks.Even if TikTok's American oper...
Microsoft Says To Keep Exploring TikTok Purchase After Talks With Trump
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Microsoft Says To Keep Exploring TikTok Purchase After Talks With Trump

Trump has threatened to bar the wildly popular app in US, citing national security concerns. (File)Washington: Microsoft said Sunday it was continuing talks with Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to purchase its US operations, following a meeting with President Donald Trump."Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald J Trump, Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States," the company said in a statement.Trump has threatened to bar the wildly popular app in the United States, citing national security concerns, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier Sunday that the president was set to announce strong action against TikTok."President Trump has said, 'Enough,' and we're going to fix i...
Trump To Act On TikTok, Other Chinese Apps “In Coming Days”: Mike Pompeo
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Trump To Act On TikTok, Other Chinese Apps “In Coming Days”: Mike Pompeo

"President Trump has said, 'Enough,' and we're going to fix it," Pompeo said. (File)Washington: President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.He said TikTok and other Chinese software companies operating in the US, such as WeChat, feed personal data on American citizens directly to the Chinese Communist Party.For years the US has put up with this because Americans felt "we're having fun with it," Pompeo said."President Trump has said, 'Enough,' and we're going to fix it," Pompeo told Fox News."And so he will take action in the coming days with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected...
Apple’s iPhone contract manufacturer to shift 6 production lines from China to India
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Apple’s iPhone contract manufacturer to shift 6 production lines from China to India

Image Source : AP Apple looking to shift manufacturing lines from China to India Apple's iPhone contract manufacturer is eyeing India for re-location of its production lines from China, a move that may generate more than 55,000 jobs in the country and boost Make in India initiative. Apple currently assembles iPhones in India via contract manufacturer Foxconn and has recently manufactured the first iPhone 11 from its Foxconn plant situated near Chennai. According to The Times of India report, Apple is likely to shift 6 production lines from China to India to cater to export demand of around $5 billion as well as serving to the domestic one. Not only Apple will manufacture iPhones but it may also produce computers, tablets and laptops later, the TOI report said. Already, Apple has been...