According to Konchok Stanzin, a councilor from Chushul, villagers have lost access to a huge grazing area near Gogra in eastern Ladakh as a result of rising Chinese-presence in the area. Since April-May 2020, Indian and Chinese-forces have been involved in a standoff at Gogra, one of many outposts in eastern-Ladakh. Forces have withdrawn from the Pangong Tso and Gogra sectors, establishing "no zones" along the delimited Line of Actual-Control… read-more
Courtesy: The Hindu
According to a private cybersecurity firm in the US, India's National Identification Database (NID) has been hacked by the Chinese state-sponsored groups on September 22. Reportedly, the hackers used 'Winnti Malware' which is solely shared across multiple Chinese activity groups. However, China has denied any kind of state-sponsored hacking and claimed that the country is a significant victim of cyberattacks.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
About eight individuals have died when a passenger ferry carrying 46 people collapsed on September 19 in China's Guizhou Province. The accident has left seven individuals missing. The incident occurred in China's southwest Zangke River on September 18 around 8:10 AM local time. At least 39 individuals have been rescued, with 31 of them in stable condition. The investigation of the rescue and accident operations is underway.
Courtesy: ANI News
After the World Bank's decision to stop publishing the report of "Doing Business" ranking, media reports on September 17 expect India to become the preferred manufacturing base in the world replacing China. Reportedly, the World Bank found that China's ranking in 2017 was boosted as a result of pressure by some top officials. However, India is free of any irregularities in data.
Courtesy: The Times Of India
Australia has chosen its side of Washington over Beijing by signing the new security deal called AUKUS with the US and UK on September 17. It's a departure from the balancing act that Canberra held for the last 20 years. However, experts raised eyebrows over Australia's decision by calling "Canberra has provoked China needlessly." Experts also warned that this emerging reliant on the US can proliferate tension in the Indo-Pacific.
China respects the sovereignty of Afghanistan and won't interfere in its internal affairs, Chinese Ambassador Wang Yi assured the Taliban's acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi during a meeting on September 14. Besides, he urged the Afghan people to independently choose a development path that suits their national conditions. Moreover, Beijing will provide an aide of $31 million including three million jabs of COVID-19 vaccines.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Due to the explosion and fire in a residential building, eight people lost their lives, and five suffered injuries in China's Dalian on Sept 11. The building was evacuated, following the fire caused by the leakage in a liquefied gas cylinder. The injured ones have been admitted to the hospital and said to be in stable condition. Though, an investigation is underway to find the cause of the leakage.
Courtesy: United News of India
According to Taiwan, 19 Chinese military aircraft entered the southwestern airspace on September 5. Reportedly, Four H-6 Bombers, Four Sukhoi SU-30 jets, ten J-16 fighter jets, and a Y-8 transport were detected by the National Ministry of Defense after which radio warnings were sent. Besides, the aircraft was also detected by the Radar and Missile defense systems. However, China has not released any statement on the incident.
Following a possible economic collapse in Afghanistan due to the skirmishes lately, the Taliban is now seeking assistance from Beijing to rebuild Afghanistan. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid stated that China is a partner as it is ready to invest and rebuild the country. Taliban also openly supported China's "One Road" Initiative as China stated it won't interfere with Afghanistan's Affairs. Taliban has showed interest in having good… read-more
Courtesy: The Times Of India
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on August 28 said that India should tell China that ''if you aren't going to go back to what was the original position in 1993, we'll go to war with you''. Speaking at a book launch, he also said India should not raise any conversation about Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Tibet as it raises tension. However, he said China has the ''audacity'' to occupy territories.
Courtesy: The Siasat Daily