Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for 13-1/2 months for anti-government protest

Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong`s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year. Wong`s sentence comes as critics say the Beijing-backed government is intensifying a crackdown on Hong … Read more

Explained: How China is using digital banking currency as tool of surveillance

Surveillance and total control have always been a major goal of the Chinese Communist Party, China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), which is also commonly known as ‘DC/EP’ is also another way in which it could increase the scope of that control. The CBDC is a form of digital fiat money – a currency established … Read more

Joe Biden administration to be risky for Chinese economy? Know about his possible move

BEIJING: As tensions between the US and China continue to worsen under the current President Donald Trump’s administration due to Beijing’s human rights violations and hiding vital information regarding COVID-19, a leading economist said that incoming Biden administration might impose sanctions thus affecting the Chinese economy next year. David Li Daokui, a professor at Tsinghua … Read more

China's Defence Minister Wei Fenghe to visit Nepal on Sunday, will meet PM Oli

Kathmandu: Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe is scheduled to visit Nepal on Sunday during which he is expected to meet Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa, confirmed Nepal`s Foreign Ministry.  “Wei Fenghe, State Councilor and Defense Minister of the People`s Republic of China, is paying a one-day working visit … Read more

Chinese President Xi Jingping breaks silence on Joe Biden's win in US presidential election, says this about US-China ties

In a significant development, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday (November 25) finally congratulated Joe Biden on registering victory in November 3 US presidential election.  It is to be noted that Xi congratulated Biden more than three weeks after the US media announced that Biden has secured victory in the US presidential election.  Their is … Read more

Amid tension with China, Taiwan vows to defend sovereignty with new submarines

KAOHSIUNG: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday vowed to defend the democratic island`s sovereignty with the construction of a new fleet of domestically-developed submarines, a key project supported by the United States to counter neighbouring China. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has been for years working to revamp its submarine force, some … Read more

China fulfils President Xi Jinping's 'longstanding political goal', know more

BEIJING: China has removed the last remaining counties from a list of poor regions, in what officials described as achieving President Xi Jinping’s ‘longstanding political goal’ of eliminating extreme poverty by the end of this year. The milestone was achieved by lifting 93 million people out of poverty since 2013, China`s government said. Foreign ministry … Read more

Tibetan political leader visits US White House for first time in 60 years

SHANGHAI: The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the U.S. White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilise the region. Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), was invited to the White … Read more

Joe Biden: China will have to play by rules; US will rejoin WHO

Washington, Nov 20 US President-elect Joe Biden has said that he wants to make sure that China plays by the rules and announced that his administration will rejoin the World Health Organisation.Biden was responding to a question on Thursday about his remarks during the presidential debates that he wanted to punish China over the way … Read more

Anti-China alliance: Japan, Australia reach security pact amid fears over South China Sea row

Tokyo: Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defence pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and voiced concern over the disputed South China Sea, where China is extending its military influence. It is Japan`s first agreement covering foreign military presence on its soil since a status of forces agreement in 1960 … Read more