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Beijing Winter Olympics: China Faces Omicron Test Weeks Ahead Of The Games

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

With the success of the Winter Olympics and China's national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 policy. Across China, more than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.

'India Looking Forward To Constructive Dialogue': Official Sources Say Ahead Of 14th Round Of Sino-India Military Talk

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

As a result of a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process last year in the north and south banks of the Pangong lake and in the Gogra area.


Will China Invade Taiwan In 2022?

In October 2021, a record 149 Chinese fighters roared through Taiwan’s identification zone, in a space of four days. The pattern of flying bombers to intimidate Taiwan has continued through the year. Will China invade Taiwan in 2022?

China: Blast Leaves 16 Dead At Cafeteria In Chongqing City

Jan 08, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

China: The cafeteria in Chongqing city collapsed, trapping victims inside. Rescue workers searched the debris into the night and all the bodies were recovered by midnight.


Congress Prods PM Modi For Clarification On Developments Along Indo-China Border

India asserted that a bridge being built by China across Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh is in an area that has been under that country's "illegal occupation" for around 60 years, and said it was taking all steps to ensure that the country's security interests are "fully protected".

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04 January, 2022

Activists Call On Tesla To Close New Xinjiang Showroom

Outlook Web Desk

Activists are appealing to Tesla Inc. to close a new showroom in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, where officials are accused of abuses against mostly Muslim ethnic minorities.


24 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: Japan Has 'No Plans To Send A Government Delegation'

Associated Press (AP)

Japan's decision not to send a government delegation to Beijing Winter Olympics follows a move by the United States and a few other democratic nations including Australia, Britain and Canada, which cited China's human rights violations.


24 December, 2021

India-China Ties In Deep Freeze, Only Modi And Xi Can Now Break The Deadlock

Seema Guha

2022 will see more of the same in India-China ties as Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to punish India for joining the US-led effort to contain China.


23 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Puts City Of 13 Million In Lockdown Ahead Of Games

Associated Press (AP)

Though the latest outbreak is 1,000 kilometers southwest of the Olympic host city of Beijing, any sign that the coronavirus pandemic might be worsening in China will raise questions.


23 December, 2021

China: 13 Million People Under Covid-19 Lockdown, Weeks Before Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Social media posts recorded panic buying of groceries and household products in China's Xinjiang as the Chinese Communist Party ordered a lockdown owing to rising Covid-19 cases in the 13 million people hosting province.


22 December, 2021

Putin Dials Modi: Will Russia Play Peace Maker Between India-China?

Seema Guha

President Putin’s telephone call to Prime Minister Modi has fuelled speculation of a Moscow initiative to broker peace between the two Asian giants.


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13 December, 2021

China Needs More Ambitious Climate Goals, Top US Diplomat Says

Associated Press (AP)

'It has been a very good year for our collaboration,' David Meale, US's top diplomat in China said, citing the close relationship and regular communication between climate envoys John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua.


10 December, 2021

International Human Rights Day | Five Worst Human Rights Crises In The World

Outlook Web Desk

International Human Rights Day: A look at five unforeseen stories which have recorded the worst Human Rights crisis in the world in recent history.


10 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Dismisses UK, Canada Games Boycott As 'Farce'

Associated Press (AP)

US, Canada and UK have said they won't send government dignitaries to the 2022 Winter Olympics to protest human rights abuses, while New Zealand said it informed Beijing earlier that it wouldn't be sending any officials due to pandemic.


08 December, 2021

Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

Associated Press (AP)

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging she was sexually assaulted by a former top Communist Party official.


06 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Threatens Retaliation If US Boycott Games

Associated Press (AP)

US President Joe Biden has said he is considering a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, under which American athletes would still compete, and an announcement is expected this week.


03 December, 2021

UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

Associated Press (AP)

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage a peaceful environment.


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02 December, 2021

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai spoke with IOC chief Thomas Bach in a video call after that.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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