Thursday, December 1, 2022

China

China to have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035: Pentagon

China is expanding its nuclear arsenal and is likely to have a stockpile of about 1,500 warheads by 2035, up from the current estimated number of 400, the Pentagon has said, with Beijing focusing on accelerating its nuclear capabilities...

India-US drills violate Sino-India pacts: China

China on Wednesday said it was opposed to the joint Indo-US military exercises being held near the Line of Actual Control (LAC), asserting that it violates the spirit of the two border agreements signed between New Delhi and Beijing.The...

US dismisses China objections to SCS mission

The US Navy on Tuesday dismissed Beijing’s protests over a “freedom of navigation operation” conducted near a Chinese-held island in the South China Sea, in the latest incident drawing new attention to one of the world’s potential military flashpoints.In...

Protests spread over China’s Covid curbs

China on Monday dismissed concerns over its controversial zero-COVID policy in the face of unprecedented demonstrations, which have spread to Beijing even as it reported close to 40,000 coronavirus cases and authorities scrambled to contain the fresh surge in...

China renews 2nd-highest alert for cold wave

China on Monday renewed an orange alert, the second highest, for a cold wave, forecasting massive temperature drops, winds, sandstorms, rains, and snow in vast regions of the country. From Monday to Wednesday, temperatures are expected to plunge by 10...

China’s covid cases touch record high; Beijing resorts to community lockdowns

Doggedly persisting with its much-criticised zero-COVID policy, China has slipped deeper into the coronavirus quagmire as it reported a record 31,444 infections on Thursday with many of its cities, including Beijing, resorting to community lockdowns to stem the virus...

India make grade as last-8 decided at Men’s Team Chess Championship

Spain, Poland, France, Azerbaijan and India on Tuesday advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2022 Men’s World Team Chess Championship in Jerusalem on Tuesday.The five national teams joined China, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, who had already secured their places in...

38 killed in China’s cloth manufacturing plant blaze

A massive fire at a cloth manufacturing plant in central China’s Henan province has killed at least 38 people and injured two others, local officials said on Tuesday, the latest fatal industrial accidents to hit the country in recent...

China announces 1st COVID-19 death in almost 6 months

China on Sunday announced its first new death from COVID-19 in nearly half a year as strict new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country to ward against new outbreaks.The death of the 87-year-old Beijing man was...

New covid cases hit China; Beijing under semi-lockdown

The coronavirus situation in China has become grim again with the number of COVID-19 cases rising to over 25,000, including more than 500 in Beijing, prompting the city officials to advise millions of residents to stay home this weekend...