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US-China Relations

US Sanctions Over Xinjiang 'Forced Labour': China Vows To Respond

Dec 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

US sanctions are latest in its series of intensifying penalties over China's alleged systemic and widespread abuse of ethnic and religious minorities in the western region, especially Xinjiang's predominantly Muslim Uyghurs.

US Imposes Sanctions Against China Over Human Rights Abuse Of Uyghurs

Dec 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Chinese government is known to abuse the advanced attributes of modern biotechnology and medical innovation via several biotech and surveillance companies and government entities to repress and pursue control over the members of ethnic and religious minority groups.

China Needs More Ambitious Climate Goal: Top US Diplomat

What China does on burning coal will be crucial to whether the world can meet its target of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, said David Meale, the American Embassy's No. 2 official.

China Needs More Ambitious Climate Goals, Top US Diplomat Says

Dec 13, 2021 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.

Joe Biden, Xi Jinping To Hold Their First Presidential Meeting Today

Monday's meeting — the two leaders' third engagement since Biden became president — comes amid mounting tensions in the U.S.-China relationship.

16 October, 2021

UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Associated Press (AP)

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as part of its own territory.

14 October, 2021

US-China Conflict Intensifies As China's Tensions With Taiwan Raise

Associated Press (AP)

China recently sent a record number of military aircraft inside Taiwan's air defense zone. This started a row of diplomatic volleys as US termed China's actions 'provocative'.

08 October, 2021

US Nuclear Submarine Hits Object In South China Sea

Deutsche Welle

The US Navy on Thursday said that one of its nuclear powered submarines had an underwater collision with an unidentified object. No life-threatening injuries have been reported and the USS Connecticut is in a 'stable condition.'

08 October, 2021

US Is Looking For 'Responsible Competition' With China: White House Says Ahead Of Virtual Summit


The Joe Biden Administration believes that a leader-to-leader engagement is essential and is an important part of its effort to responsibly manage the competition, Jean-Pierre, Deputy Press Secretary said.

10 September, 2021

Biden Calls Xi, Relays No Intention Of Moving Away From Policy Of Pressing China

Associated Press (AP)

They had broad, strategic discussions with converging interests, and areas where their interests, values, and perspectives diverge, said administration officials.

02 September, 2021

China Warns US Envoy John Kerry That Bad Ties Could Set Back Climate Talks

Associated Press (AP)

Relations between Washington and Beijing have been strained by disputes over trade, technology and human rights. But the sides have identified the climate crisis as an area for possible cooperation.

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz