US Fighter Jet Shot Down Unidentified Object
A US fighter jet shot down an unidentified object drifting high over Alaska. The incident occurred just six days after the US fighter jet shot down a Chinese spy balloon, which created a rift between the United States and the Chinese government. Confirming the shot down of an unidentified object, floating 40,000 feet high, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said it was a threat to civil aviation.
Tags: US Spokesperson, White House, Unidentified Object, fighter jets, chinese government
US Shoots Down Chinese Spy Balloon, Impacts China-Washington Relation
US fighter jet F-22 Raptor fired a missile and downed a suspected spy balloon from China, confirmed local sources. The US Navy is currently conducting recovery operations, with the Coast Guard assisting in securing the area. Meanwhile, the operation has seriously impacted and damaged" relations of China with Washington, said the Chinese Government. Meanwhile, with this shooting down spy balloon, a danger in the US has been avoided.
Tags: chinese government, Spy Balloon, Washington-China Relation, Spy, World news
Courtesy: India Today
China Blocks Proposal Of US-India To List LeT Makki As Global Terrorist
In a move against US-India, China has blocked the move to list Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist at the UN Security Council. The Chinese government placed a technical hold. Notably, US-India proposed to list Makki under the UN Security Council sanctions regime, and circulated same to 15 members of the council’s Al-Qaeda and ISIL Sanctions Committee. The hold will be in effect for six-months… read-more
Tags: chinese government, US-India, UN Council, LeT Makki, Global Terrorist
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Beijing Imposes New Curbs On Conferences Amid Covid-19 Outbreak
Beijing imposed new restrictions to deal with the deadly Covid-19 outbreak in the city. On May 31, the Chinese authorities announced new curbs on events and conferences in the Capital City of China. In a media briefing Pang Xinghuo, Vice-Director at the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control said, "Conferences and events should be held via video whenever possible, and the size of offline events should be minimised".
Tags: chinese government, COVID restrictions, events, Conferences, pandemic
Courtesy: Zee News
Indian Envoy To Boycott Opening & Closing Ceremony Of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022
Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson of the MEA, on February 3, confirmed not to attend opening and closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. Disappointed with the torchbearer post, given to honour official commander involved in 2020 Galwan Valley clash, the Indian envoy decided to boycott the event. Taking a dig at the Chinese Government, Bagchi said, "Regrettable that China has chosen to politicise Olympics".
Tags: Ministry of External Affairs, arindam bagchi, Union government, chinese government, Beijing Winter Olympics
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
China Imposes Strict 'Zero COVID-19 Policy'; Forced Quarantine In 'Metal Boxes'
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
Tags: chinese government, COVID-19 policy, Quarantine, omicron, China
China Warns 4 Western Nations Against Boycotting Beijing Olympics
The Chinese Government on December 9, issued strict warning to four western nations for launching diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing, China. "The US, Australia, Britain and Canada's use of the Olympic platform for political manipulation is unpopular and self isolating, and they will inevitably pay the price for their wrongdoings," said Wan Webing, the spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry. The 2022 Olympics is scheduled… read-more
Tags: beijing, Beijing Winter Olympics, chinese government, Western Countries, Spokesperson Wan Webing
Courtesy: Times Now News
Chinese Leaders “Don’t Understand” Variety Of Cultures; Say’s Dalai Lama
Spiritual leader Dalai Lama slammed the Chinese leaders, saying they don’t understand the variety of different cultures. The spiritual leader was reported to be making these remarks in an online news conference of Al Jazeera, held in Tokyo. He further criticized Chinese leaders for being narrow-minded, applauded “India” as a center of religious harmony. Furthermore, the leader said he had no plans to meet Chinese president, Xi Jin Ping.
Tags: Dalai Lama, chinese government, Tibet, India, Tibetan leader Dalai Lama
SoftBank Reports $3.5 Billion Loss Due To China's New Regulations
SoftBank on November 8, reported a sharp decline in its half-yearly profit with a net loss of 3.5 billion dollars. According to reports, China's stricter regulations on technological companies have directly caused an impact on profits, as the company plays a key role in Chinese Startups. Shares of Alibaba and Didi Global, in which SoftBank has a major stake,… read-more
Tags: Softbank, Alibaba, Chinese startups, Inflation, chinese government
Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal
Chinese Govt Advises Citizens To Stock Essentials In Case Of Emergency
Following the COVID-related outbreak, the Chinese government advised households to store up on basic necessities in case of an emergency. Concerns about supply constraints were raised after Covid-19 outbreaks, and abnormally heavy rainfall led to a spike in vegetable prices. The objective, according to a Communist Party-backed newspaper, was to ensure locals were not caught off guard if there was a lockdown in the region.
Tags: China, Essential Commodities, Covid-19, chinese government, Lockdown