Tuesday, February 7, 2023

China

US downs Chinese surveillance balloon; China threatens repercussions

The US military has downed the suspected Chinese spy balloon over the Atlantic Ocean and launched a mission to recover all the equipment from its debris, drawing a strong reaction from China which on Sunday warned of repercussions over...

ASEAN vows to end pact with China on disputed territory

Southeast Asian foreign ministers vowed to finalise negotiations with China over a proposed pact aimed at preventing conflicts in the disputed South China Sea in their annual retreat on Saturday in Indonesia’s capital.In the final session of their two-day...

China confirms ‘unintended’ entry of airship into US airspace

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed the "unintended" entry of a "civilian" airship into US airspace due to "force majeure". According to previous media reports, a Chinese unmanned airship has been recently spotted in the US airspace. The spokesperson said in...

China, US tensions rise over suspected Chinese spy balloon

The U.S. was tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon spotted over American airspace, and China said Friday that it would look into those reports, as the discovery further strained already tense relations between Beijing and Washington.The Pentagon decided not...

NATO chief urges closer ties with Japan to defend democracy

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg sharply criticized China on Tuesday for “bullying its neighbors and threatening Taiwan” and stressed the need for Japan and other democracies to work together with the alliance to defend the international order.Calling it a “critical...

Trade with China risen by 50% despite aggression: Kejriwal

Despite Chinese aggression, India’s trade with Beijing has increased by 50 per cent, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in an apparent swipe at the BJP-led Centre, and called for a boycott of China to send out a strong...

Jinping meets with Chinese soldiers in Indo-China border

The president of China, Xi Jinping connected with the soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army posted at the international border between India and China virtually on Wednesday, reports the Sentinel.As reported by the state-controlled media agency of the country...

Marcos says sea feud involving China keeps him up at night

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the long-raging disputes in the South China Sea that involve China, the Philippines and other coastal states have kept him “up at night” and warned that any major confrontation in Asia, similar to...

Debt structuring talks with India, China successful: SL Prez

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe informed the Parliament on Tuesday that much awaited debt re-structuring talks with India and China have been successful.“I can tell this assembly that the talks are successful,” he said as the Indian Ocean island...

China opposes Dalai Lama’s planned visit to Sri Lanka

China on Tuesday opposed a suggested visit by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Sri Lanka, saying the bankrupt island nation must safeguard the bilateral relationship.A top Chinese embassy official here met the powerful Buddhist prelates in the...