A new Chinese bridge which was being constructed across the Pangong Lake, was fastened up during Winter, in Ladakh. The 315 metre-long bridge is being constructed near India’s claimed region, which has remained under the Chinese control for a decade. As per reports, the construction work began in September last year from the northern shores of the lake. Its completion is only a few metres away from the southern bank.
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The National Health Commission in a report on January 16, said that China reported 65 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases. However, 54 new imported cases in nine provincial-level regions were reported, said the commission. Moreover, 33 new local cases were reported in Tianjin, 29 in Henan and one each in Beijing, Guangdong, and Shaanxi. Meanwhile, nine new cases in Shanghai were registered and no Covid-19 deaths were reported.… read-more
Nine people lost their lives after a building flooded at a power station in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichun Province, local media reported on January 14. Two people were rescued in a stable condition, while all the flood water had been pumped out by afternoon. Pertinently, rescue operation was called off, which was joined by over 500 workers, as 11 maintenance people were trapped in the power station.
The Chinese Government imposed a strict "Zero COVID-19 Policy" rule. As per social media videos, suspected COVID-19 cases are forced to quarantine in metal boxes. Buses have been organised to take people to these metal box houses for quarantine facilities. Furthermore, whether it's elderly people, children or pregnant woman, no one have been exempted from staying in these crammed boxes. Notably, China will hold Winter Olympics next month in… read-more
India-China conducted the 14th round of talks over the stand-off dispute at the LAC in Eastern Ladakh, on January 12. Held after a gap of three months, the two nations discussed disengagement in Hot Spring areas. The military talks were held between Lt. Gen Anindya Sengupta, the Commander of Leh Based 14 Corps and Chinese official Maj Gen Yang Lin. Notably, October's 13th round meeting ended in a stalemate.
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China's National observatory on January 9, issued yellow alert due to heavy fog, as during the daytime, thick fog is expected to sweep several parts. National Meteorological Center said, "visibility in some areas will reduce to less than 50 meters, adding drivers should take safety measures." China has a color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow & blue.
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In the Qinghai province of China's western region, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 on the Richter scale struck in the wee hours of January 8. It caused minor injuries to four people in Menyan Hui Autonomous County, reported PTI. Furthermore, a high-speed rail line service has been closed between Lanzhou in Gansu province to the Xinjiang region due to the damage to several tunnels.
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Following the launch in China, iQoo 9 and iQoo 9 Pro are set to be launched soon in India, said media reports citing iQoo Chief Executive Officer Nipun Marya. The flagship version comes with a 12GB RAM + 512GB storage, a 6.78-inch full-HD+ display, a 50-megapixel primary and 16-megapixel front camera. It features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, a 4,700mAh battery that supports 120W charging.
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Border Road Organisation (BRO) opened second highest motorable road, on January 6. The BRO cleared the snowy road, passing through Khardung La, going towards Pakistan and China border. The decision to open the road would be an advantage for India, especially when terrorist infiltration and China-India border dispute issued are been reported in India. The BRO opened the roads after snow clearing operation.
In Bijie City of China's Guizhou province, five people were killed and nine others went missing in a landslide incident that hit a construction site, authorities informed on January 4. Reportedly, the landslide occurred at around 7 pm on January 3. Meanwhile, eight people were rescued, with three of them stable in hospital, while five others were declared dead. Rescue teams are searching for missing people, reported ANI.