13 hours ago.Beijing, China
Chances of a commercial vaccine coming out anytime soon are quite less. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The strains were found during the course of a six-month long surveillance process in seven Chinese provinces
  • The team examining the outbreak has so far been able to identify and isolate 22 viruses
  • With total number of pigs being cut in half, the prices for pork for the world's largest consumer has shot up

14 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Microsoft had said in November, 2020 that it had identified cyber attacks towards vaccine makers in India, South Korea, US among others. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Cyber intelligence company Cyfirma said that Chinese group ATP10 was behind the probable attacks
  • India produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold globally
  • The supply chain and IT softwares of Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India were targeted

19 hours ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
China-US trade war is still ongoing. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic by securing vaccine supply chains and production is a top priority
  • The report acknowledged the damage done by "China's coercive and unfair trade practices"
  • It said what it deems China's human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and others will be a "top priority" for Biden's team

1 day ago.Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
The Chinese influencer faces a prison sentence of up to three years if convicted. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The influencer suggested that China's death toll in the border clash with India was higher than the official tally of four
  • The blogger was charged under a new provision in China's criminal law banning "defamation of martyrs and heroes"
  • He has over 2.5 million followers on the Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo under the name 'Crayon Ball'

1 day ago.Beijing, China
2020 has seen the largest expulsion of foreign journalists since the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square massacre three decades ago, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China said. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • A large number of reporters have said they had been made to leave an area or denied access for health and safety reasons
  • Journalists were asked to comply with measures that were not required of others
  • Sources like medical staff in Wuhan were interrogated by authorities or warned against accepting interviews

1 day ago.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Last year's massive power outage in Mumbai was apparently a result of an online intrusion by China. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • A recent report by Recorded Future has in detail reported the campaign conducted by a China-linked threat activity group
  • The company had notified the concerned Indian government departments before the publication of intrusion
  • Last year on October 12, a massive power outage happened in Mumbai due to a grid failure

1 day ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Mike Lam (C) gestures after speaking with the press outside Ma On Shan police station in Hong Kong. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Dozens of Hong Kong dissidents were charged with subversion on Sunday
  • This is the largest use yet of China's national security law
  • US Secretary of State Antthony Blinken said that US stands with the people of Hong Kong

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke on phone for over 75 minutes on February 26. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • As the US is formulating a new strategy to increase pressure on China, Beijing has taken some steps to initiate a thaw in its fractured ties with India
  • Disengagement of troops from Pangong Tso was the first step 
  • China followed up with a phone call between the Chinese Foreign Minister and India’s External Affairs Minister 

23 Feburary.Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canadian Parliament has taken a tough stance on China(Photo Credit:@unsplash)

  • The motion, introduced by opposition Conservatives, was passed unanimously in the House of Commons
  • Ministers from Trudeau's Liberal government, abstained from voting
  • The motion recognises that "Uighurs in China have been and are being subject to genocide"

22 Feburary.Beijing, China
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was speaking at a Foreign Minstry forum on US-China relations. (AP/PTI File Photo)

  • China is ready to peacefully co-exist and seek common developement: Chinese Foreign Minister
  • US should reactivate all levels of dialogue that were effectively halted under the Trump administration: Wang Yi
  • The minister said that two sides can cooperate on COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and global economic recovery