January 19, 2021 20:34 (IST)
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Think tank says China's revisions to defense law push Beijing closer to war

Beijing: A think-tank in Taiwan has said a recent amendments to its National Defense Law indicates that Beijing has shifted its defense strategy to a more pre-emptive posture, making it more likely that it wages war, media reports said.

Hong Kong: China to bar British overseas passport holders from public office

Beijing: China is planning to bar British National (Overseas) passport [BN (O)] owners from holding public office in Hong Kong, a measure believed to be taken by Beijing to control dissenting voice, media reports said.

Maintain eternal vigilance in standing up to China: Pence urges Biden administration

Vice President Mike Pence has asked the  Biden administration to maintain "eternal vigilance" on the US-China relationship issue.

China: Nearly 100 million people are supplied 'unsafe' drinking water

Beijing: Neatly 100 million people in China are provided with drinking water in which toxic chemicals were found to exceed safe limits, media reports said.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump directs govt to minimize procurement of Chinese goods

Washignton: Outgoing US President Donald J. Trump has directed departments and agencies to review applicable laws, regulations, and policies and to propose regulatory and policy changes, including potential executive actions, to minimize the procurement of People’s Republic of China (PRC) goods and services by the federal government.

COVID-19 positive: China halts PIA flight operations for three weeks

Islamabad: China, which is an all-weather ally of Pakistan, has stopped the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from operating flights for three weeks after 10 passengers tested COVID-19 positive, media reports said.

China possibly committed 'genocide' against Uighurs: US Commission report

Washington: A US commission has said in its report that  China possibly carried out genocide against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in its northwestern region of Xinjiang, media reports said.

French think tank moots united front with US to control semiconductor technology transfers to Chinese military

New York: A French think tank group has recommended that the European Union should create a united front with the US to tighten control of the transfer of semiconductor technologies to China that could be used to advance weapons developed by the Chinese military.

US govt issues new rules to block telecom tech purchases from China, 5 others

Washington: The United States has announced new rules to block purchase of equipment related to technology and communication from five "foreign adversaries" including China.

US puts Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation to blacklist

Washington: The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Department of Commerce (Commerce) added Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to the Entity List and Chinese company Skyrizon to the Military End-User (MEU) List.  

Tibetan community accuse China of sabotaging polls

Lhasa: The Tibetan community has accused China of attempting to sabotage the Tibetan government in exile and Tibetan Parliament's election.

Chinese atrocities: Missing Uyghur doctor found detained in Xinjiang

Beijing: A Uyghur doctor, who was associated with a hospital in the capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), was detained in an internment camp in 2017, media reports said.

Rights group feels China is witnessing global resistance to deepening repression

The Chinese government’s heightened repression in Hong Kong and Xinjiang are emblematic of the worsening human rights situation under President Xi Jinping, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2021.

Mike Pompeo targets China, says CCP wants different theory of global relations that won't create freedom

Washington: Targeting the Chinese Communist Party, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the former believes in international relations that are controlled in a way that will not create security, freedom and prosperity. 

Ex-Hong Kong lawmaker sent to jail again

Hong Kong: A Hong Kong court has revoked bail for former lawmaker and Democratic Party chairman, Wu Chi-wai, who was charged with joining an alleged unauthorized demonstration last year.