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'Achcha Sila Diya Tune Hamare Pyaar Ka..,' This leader's pain spills over Nitish's separation

Patna: Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar today after he switched sides and joined the Grand Alliance. Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the 8th time. Along with Nitish Kumar, leaders of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, HAM and Left parties will also take the oath. Meanwhile, quoting sources, the news is coming that Lalu Prasad's younger daughter-in-law Rajshreewill also join the Nitish government. On this decision of Nitish, BJP leader and former minister in the Bihar government Shahnawaz Hussain said that Nitish Ji's colleagues are not good... 'Achcha Sila Diya Tune Ham Logo KePyaar Ka..' It'sa very wrong thing. Whenever we met, never realized that he would leave. The BJP will win 40 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. As soon as the government is formed under the leadership of Nitish Kumar, the Grand Alliance is preparing to bring a no-confidence motion against the Assembly Speaker. However, it has not been officially confirmed yet. At the same time, the Bharatiya Janata Party has come out on the road today against Nitish's flip policy. Along with this, it is also being told that Lalu Prasad Yadav can hand over the command of Rashtriya Janata Dal to Tejashwi Yadav on October 11. After which Tejashwi will lead the party and his wife will be involved in the government. Assembly adjourns sine die in Puducherry soon after Lt.Guv address 'BJP did Rs 6,000 crore scam in Delhi,' Sisodia demands CBI Probe China publishes a white paper pledging its greatest sincerity regarding the unification of Taiwan

News Track 10 Aug 2022 1:44 pm

'BJP did Rs 6,000 crore scam in Delhi,' Sisodia demands CBI Probe

New Delhi: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has alleged a Rs 6000 crore scam in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that there has been a huge scam in toll tax duringthe nexus of BJP leaders in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. Not only this, but Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has also demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter. Manish Sisodia has also written a letter to Lieutenant Governor (LG) Vinai Kumar Saxena in this matter. According to Sisodia, 10 lakh commercial vehicles come to Delhi every day and money is charged from them, but MCD is not getting this money. Not only this, but Sisodia has also accused of giving a license of 1200 crores for 786 crores. Earlier on Wednesday, the AAP had also accused the BJP-ruled MCD of missing Rs 6,760 crore from the 'Escrow' account. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and MCD in-charge Durgesh Pathak had claimed that parking and conversion charges totalling Rs 6800 crore were deposited in the Escrow account. While the BJP-ruled MCD has spent only Rs 40 crore on parking since 2012. China publishes a white paper pledging its greatest sincerity regarding the unification of Taiwan Sad and stranded Indian students desperate to go back to China Kejriwal to visit Gujarat again today, will make another 'fake promise'

News Track 10 Aug 2022 1:25 pm

China publishes a white paper pledging its greatest sincerity regarding the unification of Taiwan

BEIJING: In response to an unannounced visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Beijing has stressed its greatest sincerity for peaceful reunification with Taiwan as exercises intensify around the self-governing island. The Taiwan issue and China's reunification in the new era is the title of a white paper jointly published Wednesday by the Office of Taiwan Affairs and the Information Office, both parts of Beijing's State Council. It reiterates Beijing's claims on the island and criticizes efforts for Taiwan independence. The document, which is divided into five sections, reiterates Beijing's resolve to reconnect with the island, but takes a generally favorable stance by emphasizing better cross-strait communications. The newspaper said that after reunification, other nations and Taiwan could continue to develop their economic and cultural ties. With the permission of the Chinese central government, those countries were allowed to open consulates or semi-official agencies in Taiwan, and international organizations were allowed to open offices there. We will act with the utmost sincerity and do our best to achieve a peaceful reunification, the newspaper declared. However, we reserve the right to take any necessary action and will not abandon the use of force. This is done to prevent any outside interference and separatist activities. It added that it does not in any way target our Chinese neighbors in Taiwan. If separatist elements or external forces ever cross our red line, we will have only one option but to retaliate with drastic measures. Soon after Pelosi left on August 3, the People's Liberation Army began its extended exercises across the island on Thursday. According to the newspaper, some forces in the US are attempting to use Taiwan as a pawn against China. According to the statement, if left unchecked, it would further escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait, sour Sino-US relations and seriously endanger US interests. It reiterated its call for Taiwan's reunification and a one country, two systems model of governance. Overcoming the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an emphasis on holding cross-strait exchanges such as the Straits Forum, and maintaining the development of exchanges and cooperation between compatriots on both sides of the strait, are among the goals outlined in the paper. Pelosi defended her choice to visit Taiwan and insisted it was worthwhile. We can't allow Taiwan to be isolated by the Chinese government. They can tell them they can't go to the WHO, but they won't tell them who can go to Taiwan, she told NBC on Tuesday. Said in an interview. And yes, it paid off. Additionally, what the Chinese are doing is standard for them. Pelosi said her visit received tremendous bipartisan support. N.Korea sends letter to China accusing Pelosi of Taiwan trip Taiwan starts live-fire artillery exercise amid China maneuvers Military tensions between Beijing, Washington causing serious implications for Russia?

News Track 10 Aug 2022 1:06 pm

Chinese envoy tells Australia to show 'caution' over Taiwan

Chinese Ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian said he was surprised that Australia had signed a statement with the US and Japan that condemned China's firing of missiles into Japanese waters.

The New Indian Express 10 Aug 2022 1:06 pm

Sad and stranded Indian students desperate to go back to China

China: When the coronavirus pandemic first hit China, Shahroz Khan was in his third year of medical school at Nantong University College of Medicine and decided to move to India. Over the next 2.5 years, online demonstrations replaced practical learning in clinical laboratories and hospitals for complex, senior-level courses such as surgery, orthopedics, and ophthalmology. We feel this loss, of course, remarked a 23-year-old Khan from Delhi. We should have been present and able to materialize this knowledge. We will experience that feeling forever. Khan, who moved to Nantong in September 2017, continued to pay a rent of 1,700 yuan ($252) a month, in the hope that he would be allowed to continue his practical studies and return to China with his belongings. But he finally left the flat in March, just three months before the end of his fifth year and the start of his final year internship. Because we had given up on our return, the owner was forced to throw away our belongings, according to Khan, who also serves as the student coordinator for the Foreign Medical Graduates Parents Association and Indian students in China. Every semester, we expected China to contact us again, but the students are now tired and depressed. According to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in May, there are about 20,000 Indian students studying in Chinese universities. Due to the similarity of curriculum between medical schools in the two countries and the affordability of Chinese medical schools compared to private Indian institutions, most students are studying medicine. While China has allowed small groups of students from other Asian countries such as Pakistan and Sri Lanka to return, Indian students are still stranded, although the rest of the world has reopened its borders to international students. According to Wang Wenbin, a method for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, relevant departments in China and India are in touch to make it as easy as possible for Indian students to return to China. A few days later, Ji Rong, a counselor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, claimed via Twitter that the first group of Indian students had already received information about plans to return from their universities. Khan claims that although 12,000 students had requested to return to China two months ago and admitted that they would be responsible for paying their travel and quarantine costs, those students have not yet been listed. I don't know why China's policy is still so rigid. Why can only students return when businesses and foreign workers can return? Why are the students mainly Indian students? Asked Khan. China's foreign ministry provided an additional update on Tuesday, saying that the process has begun and we are confident of seeing the return of the first group of Indian students in the near future, although they did not specify a specific deadline. According to Rachita Kurmi, a fourth-year medical student at Shandong University in Jinan, the process could take up to a year, given the huge number of Indian students wanting to resume their studies in China. If there was a first list, we would have at least had a timeline and we would have known on what basis they are allowing students to go back, said 21-year-old Mumbai resident Kurmi. It is expected that all Indian students will be able to return by the end of 2023 if the first batch is able to do so after the end of this year. However, this does not appear likely. For students pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery, six years of study is required in both China and India, with the final year being spent interning in hospitals affiliated with their universities. After that, to be eligible to practice medicine in India, foreign medical graduates have to pass a screening test. In addition, China is seen as a more reasonable option for many students after taking the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) in India, which is required for all students who wish to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate medicine. are unable to secure. Place in competitive government medical colleges. Annual tuition for a private medical college in India can range from $25,000 to $90,000. In contrast, Khan and Kurmi pay around US$4,000 and US$6,300 annually for their respective universities. Rachita's mother Bharatratna Kurmi said, We found the cost of education in China more reasonable. Bharatratna Kurmi said, We didn't want to spend two to five crore rupees (around $252,000 to $315,000) on an Indian college. We wanted him to experience the world and develop his confidence. Impressed by the infrastructure and academic standards of Shandong University. However, it appears that the attraction has long since warned. China's strict zero-Covid policy is in place. According to Ridhi Gupta, a fifth-year medical student at Xi'an Jiaotong University, students who pass the premedical entrance exam are no longer looking to enrol in medical school in China. For many students, the financial burden and anxiety related to careers are also increasing without any clarity regarding their future. Many Indian students also lost almost all contact with their universities after the Indian government banned 273 Chinese apps, including those used for online learning like WeChat, DingTalk, and Tencent's VooV Meeting. According to her, the financial burden of switching to another foreign medical school is nearly identical to the financial burden of starting classes in China once more. As much as 4-5 lakh rupees (US$5,000US$6,300) may be needed for quarantine and travel, and Rachita Kurmi's university may ask her to pay for an extra year to make up for missed clinical learning. N.Korea sends letter to China accusing Pelosi of Taiwan trip . Hong Kongs Cathay Pacific Airways posts loss of HK$5-bn for FYH1-2022 . Analysts surprised by US diplomats claim of Chinese drone attacks

News Track 10 Aug 2022 1:05 pm

Taiwan-China conflict: Has US pushed Taipei into Dragon's Mouth? | Geetas World, Ep 04

Taiwan-China conflict: Has US pushed Taipei into Dragon's Mouth? | Geetas World, Ep 04

India Today 10 Aug 2022 12:59 pm

Kejriwal to visit Gujarat again today, will make another 'fake promise'

Ahmedabad: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal is going to Gujarat today and during this time he will announce another guarantee of AAP for the people. Kejriwal was also in Gujarat last week, where assembly elections are scheduled later this year. Kejriwal is touring Gujarat as part of his strategy to establish his party in the state and is also making big election promises. Let us know that BJP is in power in Gujarat and BJP and Congress have dominated the state's politics. AAP national joint general secretary and Gujarat leader Isudan Gadhvi have said that Kejriwal Ji will come to Gujarat on Wednesday. He will announce the new guarantee for the people of Gujarat at a town hall event in Ahmedabad. Isudan Gadhvi has further said that the new guarantee will be for 2.5 crore people of Gujarat and it will be announced before Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on Thursday. However, he did not give more details. Gadhvi said that there is tremendous enthusiasm among the people due to the announcement of free electricity announced by Kejriwal earlier. BJP workers are also enthused by this and are asking why the BJP government has not given them (the people of Gujarat) such relief. Gadhvi said the BJP was scared of such guarantees and had approached the Supreme Court against such relief measures. He was referring to a petition filed in the Supreme Court regarding pre-poll announcements by political parties. Tejashwi or Rajshree... Who will be the new Deputy CM of Bihar? The pending Taiwan bill could be a direct challenge to US-China relations. Has Prashant Kishor made Nitish-Tejashwi's pair? Know PK's answer

News Track 10 Aug 2022 12:15 pm

Japan PM Kishida reforms cabinet, ruling party leadership

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on August 19 reshuffled his cabinet and the executive line-up of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as the government encounters slipping public support. As per the lineup, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki and Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno remained in their posts, as Kishida targets to make sure continuity in the face of pressing economic and diplomatic issues, Japan media report cited. Toshimitsu Motegi, the LDP's secretary general, and Taro Aso, its vice president, both kept their positions. Nobuo Kishi was replaced and Yasukazu Hamada was given the portfolio once more. Sanae Takaichi, the LDP's policy director, is also a minister of economic security in the new government. Taro Kono, the party's director of PR, was appointed minister of digitization. Koichi Hagiuda, the industry minister, was elevated by Kishida to the crucial position of LDP policy chief, and Yasutoshi Nishimura, the former minister of economic revitalization who was in charge of the government's Covid-19 reaction, was given the position of industry minister. The news on Wednesday comes more than a week after a national Kyodo News poll showed that the Kishida administration's approval rating was at its lowest level since it took office in October 2021. According to the survey released on August 1, the cabinet's approval rating dropped to a record-low 51.0% from a peak of 63.2% only a few weeks prior. A parliamentary debate on the state burial for former prime minister Shinzo Abe is required, according to 61.9% of those polled, while 53.3% of respondents said they are against it. The Kishida administration experienced its biggest surge in support after the ruling coalition parties won the House of Councilors election on July 10 and after Abe passed away after being shot to death during a campaign rally on July 8. Japan commemorates 77th-year atomic bombing of Nagasaki N.Korea sends letter to China accusing Pelosi of Taiwan trip The pending Taiwan bill could be a direct challenge to US-China relations.

News Track 10 Aug 2022 12:08 pm

China Warns Against Separatists Activities In Taiwan, Vows Action

China on Wednesday vowed zero tolerance for separatist activities in Taiwan and reaffirmed that it would take the self-ruled island by force if necessary.

NDTV 10 Aug 2022 12:04 pm

Tejashwi or Rajshree... Who will be the new Deputy CM of Bihar?

Patna: Nitish Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar today after he switched sides and joined the Grand Alliance. Nitish Kumar will take oath as chief minister for the eighth time. Along with Nitish Kumar, leaders of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, HAM and Left parties will also take the oath. Meanwhile, quoting sources, the news is coming that Lalu Prasad's younger daughter-in-law Rajshreewill also join the Nitish government. She can join the Nitish Kumar cabinet as deputy CM. It is reported that Tejashwi Yadav will not join the government. Tejashwi Yadav will be replaced by his wife in the government while Tejashwi will remain in the organisation and strengthen the party. In fact, many cases are registered against Tejashwi Yadav and his family. Tejashwi Yadav is also a criminal in many cases. Last time Nitish Kumar had to leave Tejashwi's side only after Tejashwi was accused of scams. It is being told that Tejashwi does not want to give any opportunity to the BJP this time. Therefore, instead of becoming deputy CM himself, he is inducting his wife into the government and will work to strengthen the Rashtriya Janata Dal by staying in the organization himself. Along with this, it is also being told that Lalu Prasad Yadav can hand over the command of Rashtriya Janata Dal to Tejashwi Yadav on October 11. After which Tejashwi will lead the party and his wife will be involved in the government. The pending Taiwan bill could be a direct challenge to US-China relations. Has Prashant Kishor made Nitish-Tejashwi's pair? Know PK's answer If not Rahul Gandhi then who? Discussion again for Congress President's post

News Track 10 Aug 2022 11:59 am

Taiwan Officials Reportedly Want Foxconn to Drop Stake in Chinese Chipmaker

Apple supplier Foxconn invested $800 million (nearly Rs. XXX) in Chinese chipmaker Tsinghua Unigroup. However, the Taiwan's national security officials reportedly want Foxconn to drop its stake in the...

NDTV 10 Aug 2022 11:53 am

The pending Taiwan bill could be a direct challenge to US-China relations.

Taiwan: Observers have cautioned that there may be worse to come regarding proposed legislation that threatens to overturn Washington's decades-old policy on the self-governing island as tensions over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan reach a boiling point. According to Bloomberg last week, the White House has attempted to postpone the bipartisan Taiwan Policy Act, which aims to improve ties with the island, in an effort to prevent escalating the crisis with Beijing. Beijing, however, is still incensed over Pelosi's visit last week, which it views as another attempt by Washington to renege on its commitment to the one-China policy. According to Lu Xiang, an expert on US-China relations at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the bill would overturn Sino-US relations, and I think the consequences would be extremely serious. The legislation's proposed designation of Taiwan as a major non-Nato ally is what draws the most attention because it would place Taiwan among Washington's closest allies in the world, particularly in terms of trade and security cooperation. That would amount to acknowledging Taiwan's sovereignty. It implies that the US would completely renounce its China policy, according to Lu. Recognizing Taiwan's sovereignty would also mean accepting its independence, necessitating China's final solution to the Taiwan problem. The bill may present more of a challenge than Pelosi's trip, according to Wu Xinbo, dean of the Institute of International Studies at Shanghai's Fudan University. According to him, the US-Taiwan military alliance would effectively be restored if Washington continues on its current course regarding Taiwan. China would almost certainly react more vehemently than it has this time, as that would be seen as a direct challenge to the very foundation for the establishment of US-China relations. The bill aims to strengthen the island's defence capabilities with security aid totaling US$4.5 billion and pledges to support its participation in international organisations. It is hailed as the most comprehensive restructuring of US policy towards Taiwan since Beijing and Washington established formal ties in 1979. According to US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez, who co-sponsored the legislation with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, it sends a clear message to Beijing not to make the same mistakes with Taiwan that [Russian President] Vladimir Putin has made in Ukraine. The bill, which has been repeatedly postponed since its introduction in June, comes at a delicate time for bilateral relations after Pelosi's visit and Beijing's subsequent sabre-rattling caused them to reach a new low. On Monday, US Vice President Joe Biden expressed displeasure over the People's Liberation Army's days-long training exercises near Taiwan. US officials condemned the drills, which included ballistic missile launches over the island. They charged Beijing with trying to destabilise the region and alter the status quo in the Taiwan Strait. Beijing has suspended bilateral discussions with Washington on defence and climate change in addition to the drills, and it has sanctioned Pelosi in retaliation, raising concerns about the possibility of a new Taiwan Strait crisis. The legislation, according to Lu, would represent a radical change in Washington's stance on the contentious Taiwan issue, which Beijing asserts to be the most crucial bilateral issue in US-China relations. Beijing opposes any official interactions between the island and Washington because it views Taiwan as a piece of its own territory that must be reclaimed, using force if necessary. Wu asserted that Beijing could escalate its military intimidation of Taiwan in response to the legislation by flying fighter jets over the island or by recalling its ambassador to the US, which would effectively degrade bilateral relations. Given the likelihood that Republicans will control both houses of Congress after the midterm elections, which could result in the introduction of more pro-Taiwan legislation, experts are pessimistic about the prospects for relations between Beijing, Washington, and Taipei. The visit of Pelosi and China's unprecedented military response, according to Andrew Mertha, director of the China studies programme at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, have left the Biden administration in a terrible bind. Given the bipartisan hawkishness on China on [Capitol] Hill, which Pelosi has now further cemented, he said, it will be impossible politically for him to deny an upgrading of assistance to Taiwan. However, Beijing will view this as further undermining the one-China policy in light of recent comments made by Biden regarding Taiwan's defence. Furthermore, Pelosi's visit had seriously damaged trust between Beijing and Washington, according to Mertha, making necessary bilateral engagement and cooperation much more challenging, if not impossible. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Matt Abbott, however, downplayed the importance of the bill. Long before Speaker Pelosi's trip to Taiwan and the introduction of this legislation, the relationship between China and the US had been deteriorating, he claimed. Even though the Chinese government will undoubtedly be upset by many of the legislation's provisions, it still contains language that explicitly states that the legislation should not be interpreted as reestablishing diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Additionally, it should be noted that the US government's position on Taiwan's standing internationally remains unchanged. Robert Sutter, a seasoned China expert at George Washington University, said it was too soon to predict the bill's impact, which would largely depend on its final wording after Senate reviews. According to him, the proposed legislation might include non-binding language similar to that of the Taiwan Relations Act, which was passed in 1979. Washington views the TRA as the cornerstone of its Taiwan policy, along with its one-China stance, despite the fact that it lacked any binding language, according to Sutter, largely as a result of administration and congressional interventions. According to Sutter, if the bill contained binding language that materially altered US government actions toward Taiwan, it could have far-reaching and detrimental effects. I anticipate that the administration and many members of Congress who do not want tensions between the US and China to increase at this time will work hard to enshrine language in the draught bill that would render its provisions non-binding, enabling the administration to carry on with US policy in accordance with the very broad and possibly ambiguous US one-China policy. Without binding language, he claimed, a bill's passage would angry Beijing at a sensitive time and possibly exacerbate tensions. However, he added, Chinese officials in charge of Taiwan affairs would understand the bill's symbolic nature does not seriously advance US government actions. Chinese military eyes Taiwan's exit strategies for personnel and assets Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies

News Track 10 Aug 2022 11:37 am

N.Korea sends letter to China accusing Pelosi of Taiwan trip

SEOUL : North Korea's ruling Workers' Party sent a formal message to the Communist Party of China denouncing United States's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan last week as a shameless provocation, Pyongyang's state media reported on August 10. According to Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the Korea's ruling Workers' Party (WPK) also referred to the US House of Representatives' visit as a severe infringement of Beijing's sovereignty in the solidarity letter it sent to the party's central committee the day before. The WPK then committed to continuing providing full support regarding the Taiwanese crisis and expressed full support for the CPC and the Chinese government in their fair and reasonable actions to resolutely repulse the US arbitrariness, according to a report from the KCNA. Following Pelosi's visit to Taiwan last week, Pyongyang's foreign ministry swiftly denounced it as a impudent intrusion in the domestic affairs of another country. In light of the rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, North Korea lately emphasised its close connections with China. Pelosi's visit to the Joint Security Area at the Korean border last week made her the highest-profile American to go there since then-President Donald Trump visited in 2019 for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Taiwan starts live-fire artillery exercise amid China maneuvers Military tensions between Beijing, Washington causing serious implications for Russia? China announces new military drills surrounding Taiwan

News Track 10 Aug 2022 11:34 am

China-US tensions: How global trade began splitting into two blocs

Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has elicited a strong response from China: 3 days of simulated attack on Taiwan, plus withdrawal from critical conversations with US on climate change

Business Standard 10 Aug 2022 11:25 am

China reaffirms threat to use military force to annex Taiwan

Beijing, Aug 10: China on Wednesday reaffirmed its threat to use military force to bring self-governing Taiwan under its control, amid threatening Chinese military exercises that have raised tensions between the sides to their highest level in years. The statement issued

Oneindia 10 Aug 2022 11:19 am

China Warns Zero Tolerance For Taiwan 'Separatists', Says Will Take Self-ruled Island by Force if Necessary

The warning by China, which considers Taiwan its territory, came after days of unprecedented Chinese military drills around the island sparked by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip

News18 10 Aug 2022 11:16 am

China reaffirms threat of military force to annex Taiwan

The statement issued by the Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office and its news department followed almost a week of missile firings and incursions into Taiwanese waters and airspace by Chinese warships and air force planes.

The Economic Times 10 Aug 2022 10:43 am

Taiwan security officials want Foxconn to drop stake in Chinese chipmaker, says Financial Times

Taiwan, the world's largest contract electronics maker, has become increasingly cautious about China's ambition to boost its semiconductor sector

The Hindu 10 Aug 2022 10:34 am

No impact of geopolitical tensions on iPhone 14 supply chain: Analyst

Last week, a report said that the upcoming iPhone 14 will likely be delayed due to growing tension between China and Taiwan

Business Standard 10 Aug 2022 10:19 am

35 in China infected by 'Langya' virus; here's all you need to know about it

A total of 35 human infections related to the Langya henipavirus has found in China's Shandong and Henan provinces, which can be transmitted from animals to humans. Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said that Taipei would establish a nucleic acid testing method to identify the zoonotic Langya virus and monitor its spread, media reports said.

The Economic Times 10 Aug 2022 9:49 am

Immigrant Ben Liu And TrialSpark Revolutionizing Clinical Trials

Ben Liu immigrated to America as a child from Taiwan and founded a billion-dollar company changing how drugs are brought to market.

Forbes 10 Aug 2022 9:46 am

As China flexes muscles over Pelosis Taiwan visit, how will this affect Indo-Pacific and QUAD

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has caused a spike in tension in US-China relations. China has sent jets into Taiwanese air space and has launched military exercises to send out a message to the island's government. Could China's flexing of muscles escalate into another international confrontation? Times of India speaks to Former Diplomat PS Raghavan to understand the controversy and find out how the emerging situation could affect the Indo-Pacific region.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 8:25 am

This is about striking fear: Chinas Taiwan drills the new normal, analysts say

Show of force by China has eased off, but observers say it will strike fear and a sense of inevitability in Taiwanese hearts and minds Chinas military drills targeting Taiwan have set a new normal, and are likely to regularise similar armed exercises off the coast or even more aggressive action much closer to the island, analysts have said. Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has been conducting live-fire exercises and other drills in the seas around Taiwans main island for almost a week, in a purported response to the controversial visit to Taipei by the US House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. Continue reading...

The Guardian 10 Aug 2022 6:00 am

45 Chinese military aircraft, 10 warships spotted near Taiwan: Taiwanese defense ministry

45 Chinese military aircraft, 10 warships spotted near Taiwan: Taiwanese defense ministry

India Today 10 Aug 2022 1:51 am

Taiwan holds military drills to counter Chinas war games

Press Trust of India Beijing/Taipei Beleaguered Taiwan turned belligerent on Tuesday and conducted its own military drills to counter Chinas unprecedented war games around the breakaway island which entered its fifth day with no respite in sight. Launching its own military live-fire drills, Taiwan has accused Beijing of using U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit []

The Navhind Times 10 Aug 2022 12:19 am

Pelosi trip hinders Biden effort to galvanize Asia against China

House Speaker Nancy Pelosis swing through Asia aimed to convey the USs strong and unshakable support for the region. It ended up leaving many countries in stunned silence as China conducted unprecedented military drills around Taiwan.

The Times of India 10 Aug 2022 12:15 am

Analysing visit by Pelosi to Taiwan Part-I

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, an island that China claims as its own on 2ndof August, 2022. By doing so, she became the highest-ranking elected US official to visit the self-ruled island in...

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 11:52 pm

Taiwan Goes on Offensive, Holds Military Drills to Counter China's 'Preparation for Invasion'

Taiwan has accused Beijing of using US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei last week to prepare for the invasion of the self-ruled island which China claims as part of the mainland under its one-China policy

News18 9 Aug 2022 11:52 pm

Taiwan holds artillery drill to defend against China; Nitish Kumar to form new govt in Bihar; more

Taiwan holds artillery drill to defend against China; Nitish Kumar to form new govt in Bihar; more

India Today 9 Aug 2022 11:45 pm

What should investors in China and Taiwan funds do now?

Investors should look at a horizon of 6-7 years while investing in the funds focused on the Greater China region

Livemint 9 Aug 2022 10:25 pm

Why Chinas confidence could turn out to be a weakness

While much of that pride is well placed, it also breeds cockiness. It gives Xi a justification for unwinding the policies of openness that helped China emerge from international isolation and abject poverty under former Communist Chairman Mao Zedong. It has also given a boost to extreme nationalists who trumpet Chinese superiority and who are now urging military confrontation with Taiwan after Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit.

The Economic Times 9 Aug 2022 10:00 pm

Taiwan Crisis: What Happened When China Pushed America Back in the Korean War of 1950?

Taiwan Crisis: What Happened When China Pushed America Back in the Korean War of 1950?

India Today 9 Aug 2022 9:30 pm

Taiwan holds exercises as China continues drills

China last Thursday began unprecedented live-firing military exercises in six regions surrounding Taiwan

The Hindu 9 Aug 2022 8:56 pm

Taiwan goes on offensive, holds military drills to counter China's war games; Accuses Beijing of preparing for invasion

Launching its own military live-fire drills, Taiwan has accused Beijing of using US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei last week to prepare for the invasion of the self-ruled island which China claims as part of the mainland under its one-China policy. The Taiwanese military has launched its firing target flares and artillery for several hours, Lou Woei-jye, the spokesman for Taiwan's Eighth Army Corps told the media in Taipei.

The Economic Times 9 Aug 2022 8:51 pm

Chinese President Xi Acting 'Like A Scared Bully', Says US Speaker Pelosi As Beijing Intensifies Military Drills

Pelosi defended her trip to Taiwan as absolutely worth it and said the US cannot allow China to isolate the self-governing island

News18 9 Aug 2022 8:38 pm

Pelosi says U.S. cannot allow China to isolate Taiwan

The Indian Express 9 Aug 2022 8:30 pm

President Biden signs CHIPS Act to boost semiconductor production

Following successful votes in the Senate and House of Representatives, President Joe Biden has signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law. The $280 billion measure will provide significant financial assistance to American semiconductor firms. It sets aside $52 billion in tax credits and funding for US chipmakers to expand domestic production. In a rare episode of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted 64-33 in favor of the bill. It was later passed by the House thanks to a 243-187 vote . America invented the semiconductor, but over the years we let manufacturing of semiconductors move overseas. As we saw during the pandemic, when the factories that make these chips shut down, the global economy came to a screeching halt, driving up costs for families Biden said ahead of the ceremony. A third of the core inflation last year was due to the high price of automobiles, which was driven by the shortage of semiconductors. For the sake of our economy, jobs and national security, we have to make these semiconductors in America again. The CHIPS and Science Act is unlikely to affect domestic production immediately. It takes years to build new foundries and upgrade existing ones to increase output. When Intel recently broke ground on two new $20 billion facilities in Arizona , the company said it would take about three years to complete construction on those plants. The signing comes shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a trip to Taiwan, despite warnings from China that there would be resolute and strong measures if she went ahead with visit. Before her arrival on the island, Taiwans presidential website went down to an apparent cyberattack . The self-governing island is home to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the most important chip foundry in the world. On its own, TSMC supplies the majority of all semiconductor parts used by US companies .

Engadget 9 Aug 2022 8:28 pm

Taiwan warns China drills show ambitions beyond island

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 7:39 pm

6 fallacies of US on Nancy Pelosis visit to Chinas Taiwan

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi recently made a provocative visit to China's Taiwan region in disregard of Chinas strong opposition and serious representations.

The Daily Star 9 Aug 2022 7:22 pm

China using military drills as excuse to prepare for invasion, says Taiwan Minister

AMN / WEB DESK Taiwans Foreign Minister has said that China was using the military drills as an excuse to prepare for an invasion on the self-ruled island. The Drill was launched in protest against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit as an excuse. Taiwan said today that China is conducting large-scale military exercises, missile Continue reading China using military drills as excuse to prepare for invasion, says Taiwan Minister

The Indian Awaaz 9 Aug 2022 7:06 pm

US Compacts of Free Association Are Key to Deterring a Taiwan Contingency

The current COFA renegotiation processes will have a huge impact on peace in the Pacific.

The Diplomat 9 Aug 2022 7:03 pm

If China keeps its promise world's energy could be entirely renewable by 2050

China: According to researchers, the world could achieve a 100% renewable energy system by 2050 if China meets its commitments and transitions away from fossil fuels. According to a paper released July 25 by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) in New York, renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines will dominate the energy system of the future, bringing the world to a technological and economic state by 2050. , Sven Teske, an associate professor at the University of Technology Sydney and one of the report's authors, said the United Nations reported that more than 160 companies with assets of US$70 trillion were committed to decarbonizing the global economy by 2050, including Involves phasing out fossils. , Our research has demonstrated that we have the technological means to implement a fully renewable energy-based global energy supply. As the world's largest consumer of fossil fuels and producer of carbon dioxide, all eyes will be on China. The world's second largest economy will achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, when renewable energy sources account for 80% of the country's energy mix, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who made a surprise commitment at the United Nations in September 2020. A year later, Xi released a detailed plan to achieve this goal. According to the researchers, China will have to fulfill its promise ten years ago if the world is to achieve the goal of 100% renewable energy in 2050. The difficulty of that challenging goal may increase this week as a result of Beijing's decision to halt climate change cooperation with the United States in response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. According to Corey Combs, senior analyst at Beijing-based consultancy Trivium China, At this point in time, we don't see any real chance for Beijing to target 100% renewable energy by 2050 and without that goal, it's unlikely that China will be able to achieve renewable energy. market will be able to access renewable energy. can reach that milestone by the forces of oneself. The gap between a grid with 80% renewable energy and a grid with 100% renewable energy is huge, and China's industrial and energy systems need major reforms to reach the former, let alone the latter. While China's pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2060 does not mean that fossil fuels will be completely replaced by renewable energy, according to Combs, neutrality still allows for carbon emissions as long as they do not reduce carbon emissions. sinks or are offset by carbon capture. Management Analysts said emissions targets, which were carefully set in a bureaucratic effort to prevent failures, could still be revised. Typically, China will try to achieve the [declared] goal, according to Zhang Lin, an associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). A rapid transition to energy systems is essential to meet the goal of using only renewable energy sources. Zhang Shuwei, chief energy economist at the Drawworld Environment Research Center in Beijing, claimed that China needs stronger and additional policies to transition to 100% renewable energy. Although reforms in China's electricity market will eventually help the country reduce its reliance on coal, Combs said coal will continue to be essential for many other difficult sectors, especially steel production, which is a significant part of the country's economy. Is. Has happened. , Zhang at CityU issued a warning about an overly rapid switch to renewable energy that would implode significant assets and carry significant economic costs. Economic feasibility does not necessarily mean technical feasibility, he said. China has installed a large number of wind turbines in the Northwest region over the past few years, leading to high levels of reductions, he said. As a result, he said, China should not accelerate its transition to renewable energy because conflicts between the country's institutional and physical infrastructure, its regulations, policies and the financial interests of its central and local governments are still underdeveloped. China's efforts to increase food security are aided by a new list of 276 state Chinese military eyes Taiwan's exit strategies for personnel and assets Russia will no longer cooperate with US inspections of its nuclear arsenals

News Track 9 Aug 2022 6:28 pm

Analysts surprised by US diplomats claim of Chinese drone attacks

USA: According to some local analysts, the claim made by a senior US diplomat last week that militias supported by Iran are using Chinese drones to attack Beijing's major Gulf trading partners raises more questions than it does answers. On Thursday, Barbara Leaf, the US's assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, accused China of doing nothing to stop the spread of its unmanned aerial vehicles throughout the region. She referred to attacks launched against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates since they intervened in Yemen's civil war in 2015 to stop the country from being overrun by the Iran-allied Houthi rebel movement, saying, I am the first to say that it is an irony that those UAVs that these [Iranian] proxies use are Chinese. The Chinese state does not provide them, but it makes no effort to stop the flow. This Week in Asia spoke with four of six analysts who specialise in Middle East conflicts involving Iran and its allies. They expressed surprise at Leaf's statement, in part because Washington did not reveal any new information prior to it regarding the flow of Chinese-made drones into the Middle East. The Houthis used a lot of Chinese drones in the beginning. According to UN reports, many of the parts used in Iranian proxy drones are Chinese, and European parts have been tracked to China where they vanish before showing up in an Iranian drone on the battlefield, according to Dave DesRoches, a professor at the US National Defence University's Near East South Asia Centre for Strategic Studies in Washington. Of course, nothing takes place in China without the government's approval, so I believe it's just a little bit of a word jumble, he said. Riyadh and Abu Dhabi acquired Chinese CH-4 and Wing Loong II drones after joining the Yemeni conflict and used them extensively against the Houthis. The two biggest economies in the Middle East are Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are also China's main trading and investment partners there. Another analyst in Washington, who asked not to be identified due to the sensitivity of their employer, described Leaf's assertion as a little bit of a surprising allegation. They claimed that Leaf is a very serious diplomat and that they wouldn't make something like that up completely. In other words, my suspicion is that such a claim has a serious basis. According to a UN investigation into the two most significant drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil processing facilities, both of which occurred in 2019, Iranian delta-wing UAVs launched from Iraq were in charge of leading the attacks. Both the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen, which is allied with Tehran, and a shadowy Iraqi militia group widely believed to be a front for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps both claimed responsibility for the attacks. According to the UN report, the Chinese ASN-301 drone, which is based on Israel's Harpy anti-radar UAV, and the Iranian delta-wing drone are strikingly similar. Analysts said that Leaf's comments only made sense if the nuances of the Middle Eastern drone trade were taken into account in the absence of new evidence to back up her allegation. Another reputable Washington analyst stated that Leaf is probably right. There is however more to it. Iranians are undoubtedly purchasing Chinese drones and undoubtedly building their own as well. According to the analyst, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, which are being used for what purposes and transferred to whom, isn't always clear but it's largely irrelevant in terms of impact. The analysts claimed that while all the models it produces use primarily Chinese microelectronics, some Iranian-made drones supplied to the Tehran-allied militias in Yemen and Iraq were known to be based on Chinese designs. How far back and how far down the line do you differentiate, then? the analyst in Washington said. The 2019 UN report claims that the Houthi movement in Yemen purchased drone parts from Belarus, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Iran, and Japan through middlemen. According to the report, middlemen delivering drone parts to Yemen have been discovered in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Athens, Tehran, Muscat, and even Abu Dhabi, which was repeatedly attacked by drones at the beginning of this year. According to the report, parts were smuggled across the Omani border by Hong Kong companies who flew them to Yemen via Muscat and Bangkok. As Chinese-made drones are frequently purchased from Amazon and modified with cameras and explosives devices, a Yemeni analyst said they wouldn't be surprised if some of the drones used against Saudi Arabia are Chinese-made. The CEO of Gulf States Analytics, a risk consultancy with headquarters in Washington, Giorgio Cafiero, stated that Leaf's remarks need to be understood within the context of Team Biden trying to persuade US-friendly Arab states that it will not serve their security interests to have Beijing and Moscow fill the void left by Washington's recently reduced military role in the Middle East. He added that the White House is pursuing efforts to push back against Chinese and Russian influence in the Gulf, noting that the Biden administration's foreign policy in the Middle East is significantly focused on great power competition in the region. Chinese military eyes Taiwan's exit strategies for personnel and assets Aishwarya Khare and Rohit Suchanti's adorable Radha-Krishna look: Bhagya Lakshmi Safety concerns increase after repeated shelling on a nuclear plant

News Track 9 Aug 2022 6:28 pm

US, China & Taiwan: India Is on the Ringside All It Has Is a Supporting Role

India has to understand that Taiwan is the real focus of the American Indo-Pacific strategy.

The Quint 9 Aug 2022 6:00 pm

China-Taiwan latest news: Taipei's big statement on Beijing's preparation for invasion

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) drills, which officially began on August 4, focused on six zones that essentially encircled Taiwan.

Zee Biz 9 Aug 2022 5:31 pm

Chinese military eyes Taiwan's exit strategies for personnel and assets

Taiwan: As mainland China invades the island, multinational corporations in Taiwan are preparing to withdraw their resources and personnel. While no one is planning to leave, analysts claim that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) military exercises have prompted some businesses to make contingency plans or review older ones that could be in the event of war or a military blockade. can be. They were created to protect people and property. Following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan last week, which rejected Beijing's repeated warnings, the PLA on Thursday began military drills to encircle the island. Beijing views Taiwan as a province that has been separated from the mainland and should probably be united with it by force. The United States and other nations that have diplomatic relations with Beijing recognize the one-China principle, according to which Taiwan is part of China. However, they cannot express it that way. Washington does not have an official position on the status of Taiwan, but it opposes any military invasion of the island. According to Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President of the US-Taiwan Business Council, Companies are developing better structures to monitor and analyze geo-strategic changes, while writing scenarios for employees and supply chains when Taiwan is blocked. The uncertainty over lasting peace in the Taiwan Straits and the lack of viable alternatives to disrupt their supply chains is adding to the tensions that companies are feeling. According to Dale Buckner, CEO of Global Guardian, seven Fortune 500 companies have requested an explanation of the triggers that would allow the removal of personnel, property and assets from Taiwan. According to Buckner, some businesses are taking this too seriously, because they don't want to experience what happened in Russia, where they lost billions of dollars in assets, both financial and difficult. According to market research company Statista, Russia's conflict in Ukraine has resulted in losses of US$100 million to US$24 billion for at least 37 multinational corporations, including banks, energy companies and automakers. Multinational corporations such as Microsoft and Google have increased their presence in Taiwan over the past ten years to recruit top talent in areas such as artificial intelligence. For iPhone parts and assemblies, Apple relies on several Taiwanese companies. Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs reported 729 foreign investment projects totaling US$3.1 billion from January to April this year, compared with the same period in 2021. Statistics from Trading Economics show that Taiwan received an average of US$569.95 billion in foreign direct investment between 1996 and 2022. According to Gareth Leather, senior emerging Asia economist at Capital Economics in London, [military exercises] result in increased risk for foreign companies and conflicts are likely either accidental or intentional. According to Hammond-Chambers, no council members are actively considering leaving, and the companies are not expected to change the way they do business in Taiwan in the near future. According to him, investment in Taiwan will continue because of commitments in research and development and perceptions that Taiwan provides better intellectual property protection. According to John Eastwood, a partner at Taipei law firm Eager, foreign companies will remove their assets and employees if they believe a military build-up signals an imminent attack. According to Eastwood, the 90-mile (145-km) ocean requires some logistical planning that will be explored well in advance by satellite or other technologies. China, in their estimation, is not prepared to attack, he said. When the shooting starts, those migrants will take their families home on commercial flights. According to Eastwood, most American companies operating in Taiwan can absolve themselves of contractual obligations by citing war or a military blockade. To increase transportation and insurance costs, many will renegotiate contracts. According to Eastwood, after the removal of assets and personnel, American and European businesses that provide equipment and products to Taiwan's US$115 billion semiconductor industry, which is the largest in the world, may be at a slight loss. Despite warnings, analysts say foreign multinational corporations will not necessarily give up if mainland China takes control of Taiwan. The seizure of foreign assets in Taiwan by the mainland could result in harsh economic sanctions, according to Stuart Orr, dean of the Melbourne Institute of Technology's School of Business. Russia will no longer cooperate with US inspections of its nuclear arsenals Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate Chinese mother calls out poor bike-riding teachersaying he makes studying appear pointless

News Track 9 Aug 2022 5:20 pm

China-Taiwan tension: What is Taiwan's 'porcupine strategy' against Chinese invasion?

China-Taiwan tension: What is Taiwan's 'porcupine strategy' against Chinese invasion?

India Today 9 Aug 2022 5:15 pm

China using military drills as excuse to prepare for invasion, says Taiwans Foreign Minister

WEB DESK Taiwans Foreign Minister has said that China was using the military drills as an excuse to prepare for an invasion on the self-ruled island. The Drill was launched in protest against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit as an excuse. Taiwan said today that China is conducting large-scale military exercises, missile launches and Continue reading China using military drills as excuse to prepare for invasion, says Taiwans Foreign Minister

The Indian Awaaz 9 Aug 2022 4:21 pm

EXPLAINED | The History of China-Taiwan Tensions and Role of the US

China has been aggressively conducting large-scale military sea and air drills around the island.

The Quint 9 Aug 2022 4:15 pm

25 images from China's military drills around Taiwan

25 images from China's military drills around Taiwan

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 4:10 pm

The iPhone 14 went from doom to boom faster than an A16 benchmark

Hold on to your hats, butts and whatever else you hold dear as more rumors of expected iPhone 14 production levels are coming in. People who follow these rumors with bated breath seriously need to rethink their priorities. Its not healthy, Megan! Also, subsisting on a diet of mostly Funyuns isnt healthy either. We talked about this. Just because you keep saying the entire bottom level of the Food Pyramid is Funyuns doesnt make it true. Also, no one uses the Food Pyramid anymore. Huh. If the entire bottom level was Funyuns, that would explain why no one uses it anymore. Could Megan be right? Anyway, it was just over a month ago that DigiTimes was reporting a 10 percent cut in iPhone 14 orders. Yes, you read that right, not the currently shipping iPhone 13, but the iPhone 14, which wont even be launched for more than a month. A few more rumors like this and we might as well just go without the space/time continuum altogether. I mean, whats the point if effect no long follows cause? Makes the Macalope so mad . After he spent all that time watching Star Trek so he could fully grasp the ins and outs of quantum mechanics. If you recall (or even if you dont), these cuts were supposedly caused not by a lack of demand but because of supply problems. Apple was cutting orders, you see, because suppliers could not make the phones fast enough due to what? Lazy millennials, probably? They get blamed for everything so lets just say it was that. IDG And because suppliers could not make phones fast enough, Apple was just giving up. Wed rather not sell them than have to have you wait for them! the company was heard to say. Even though it happily made this horny observer wait weeks to get an iPhone 4 back in the day. Back when people still said things like back in the day. No, this rumor did not make any sense. Anyway, forget all that cutting nonsense! Because Apple Reportedly Increases iPhone 14 Shipment Expectation to 95 Million Units Can you sue Apple rumors for whiplash? Asking for a mythical beast. Apple has informed suppliers that its now expecting the iPhone 14 lineup to sell better than it originally thought, increasing the number of devices it will produce and ship to 95 million rather than 90 million, according to the Taiwan Economic Times. This rumor doesnt seem to take into account the previous rumor, as the July rumor said Apple was cutting production from 90 million units to 82 million. Now Apple believes it will sell 95 million. Jeez, get your story straight, Apple! Good grief, whos running the show over there?! Apple is, of course, not responsible for these numbers. The Macalope did not reach out to Apple for a reaction to this rumor and will not be updating this post when and if he hears back because he would not even if he had. As Apple will not be shipping an iPhone 14 mini, the one person who wont be buying a new phone this year is the Macalope. Instead, he will quietly upgrade to an iPhone 13 mini which he will hold onto for the rest of his life. Or not. The Macalope is still hopeful Apple will ship a small phone of some kind once again in the future in order to pick up any be-horned holdouts. And on that day the Taiwan Economic Times can report Apple is increasing shipments by 0.0000011111 percent. iPhone

Macworld 9 Aug 2022 4:00 pm

Taiwan launches military drills as China extends own exercise

Taiwan has sounded the alarm over ongoing Chinese military drills in the Taiwan Strait, accusing Beijing of trying to change the decadeslong status quo in the region.

Web Dunia 9 Aug 2022 3:33 pm

US promises Kyiv an additional $1 billion in rockets and other weapons

Ukraine: The Biden administration announced Monday that it is sending $1 billion worth of rockets, ammunition and other supplies from Defense Department reserves to Ukraine, the largest direct delivery of weapons ever made. Ukraine is preparing a potentially decisive counter-offensive in the south against Russia. The new US arms shipments will help Ukraine as it launches its counter-offensive, which analysts say could eventually give Kyiv control over the rest of the war, which is now half over. Kyiv wants to force the Russian army to leave Kherson and other southern regions close to the Dnipro River. To thwart a Ukrainian counter-offensive, Russia recently moved troops and equipment in the direction of southern port cities. Colin Kahl, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, announced the shipment of the new weapons on Monday. At every stage of this conflict, we are focused on getting the Ukrainians what they need based on evolving conditions on the battlefield, Kahl said. Additional rockets for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), as well as thousands of artillery rounds, mortars, javelins and other weapons and equipment, are all part of the new US aid. Military leaders and other US officials claim that Ukraine's conflict relies heavily on HIMARS and artillery systems to prevent Russia from gaining more territory. Although the US has already given 16 HIMARS to Ukraine, Kahl claimed that the new package does not include any more. These are not the type of systems that, by our estimates, would require hundreds of you to produce the desired results, Kahl said. Ukrainians are using these precision-guided systems for very specific types of targets. He did not specify how many of HIMARS' precision-guided missile systems were included in Monday's announcement, but he said the US had recently provided several hundreds of them. With the most recent announcement, the Biden administration has committed more than US$9 billion in security aid to Ukraine. The largest security aid package announced up to this point was US$1 billion on 15 June. However, that aid includes an additional US$350 million under the Presidential Drawdown Authority and an additional US$650 million under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which provides funding for security. -Related necessities such as equipment, training, and other necessities that may be purchased from other countries or businesses. Monday's package allows the US to more quickly deliver weapons systems and other equipment as it removes them from Defense Department stockpiles. This included 1,000 shoulder-mounted spear rockets, 75,000 rounds of 155 mm artillery, 20 mortar systems and 20,000 rounds for them, as well as additional weapons, explosives and medical supplies. Russia has focused its efforts during the past four months of conflict to take control of the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists have been in charge of some areas as self-declared republics for eight years. Russian forces have gradually advanced into the area, launching missile and rocket attacks to restrict the movements of Ukrainian fighters elsewhere. Kahl estimated that up to 80,000 Russian forces were killed or wounded during the fighting, but he did not break the total with the estimation of the forces killed. He claimed that although not recently, Russian troops were able to make incremental progress in eastern Ukraine. However, given how well the Ukrainian military has performed and all the support it has received, it has come at an extraordinary cost to the Russian military. Additionally, I believe that things have essentially stabilized in the East and now the focus is mainly on the South. An additional $40 billion is being provided in economic and security aid for Ukraine that Congress approved in May. Since August 2021, the Pentagon has given Ukraine equipment from the Defense Department's list 18 times. According to Kahl, the US and its allies are still debating whether to give Ukraine access to the planes. According to him, it's not impossible that Western aircraft could be included in the mix in the future. At the start of the conflict, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky issued requests for warplanes almost daily, claiming they were necessary to protect Ukraine's skies. To avoid being directly involved in Ukraine's conflict with Russia, the US and some other NATO countries have not offered Western aircraft. On a separate Monday, the Treasury Department announced it was providing an additional $3 billion in direct economic aid to Ukraine. This is a part of the US$ 7.5 billion economic assistance that has already been approved, of which US$ 1.5 billion is yet to be paid. Russia will no longer cooperate with US inspections of its nuclear arsenals Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies

News Track 9 Aug 2022 2:53 pm

Anuj and Vanraj meet with an accident, 9th August, Anupamaa

In the latest episode, Anuj leaves and Anupama wishes to god to keep them both sound and safe. Anuj sees Vanraj seated in the car and goes and sits by his side. Kavya follows Anuj and thinks what they are doing. Vanraj doesnt talk but starts to drive the car. Kavya also follows them. Anupama does the pooja and then gets a call from the cop saying Anuj has met with an accident. She drops the plate and gets stunned. Ankush and Samar drive her to the spot. They see Kavya there. Toshu, Baa and Jignesh also arrive. The cop tells that Anuj and Vanraj both fell from the cliff. Baa asks how the car is in perfect shape then. Everyone asks Kavya about how was she already present here. Kavya tries to speak but is still stunned. Anupama remembers Anuj words saying how the rituals are going to be the last one with all of them. She questions the inspector how is he sure the bodies are Vanraj and Anujs. Jignesh asks them to calm down. The bodies are brought up to the cliff. The inspector says them to come to the city hospital as theyre taking the bodies there. He tells them that the pulse is there but theyre very injured. They all rush to the hospital and Anupama asks the receptionist about Vanraj and Anuj. The receptionist informs her that theyre taken to the emergency ward because of their severe condition. She asks them to wait until the doctors done and come. Russia will no longer cooperate with US inspections of its nuclear arsenals A major reservoir in Guangdong receives an AI upgrade Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate

News Track 9 Aug 2022 2:44 pm

A major reservoir in Guangdong receives an AI upgrade

China: By reservoir standards, the Helong Reservoir in Guangzhou's Baiyun neighborhood, which is roughly the size of 186 football fields, is small. However, due to its size, maintaining its security requires a tremendous amount of work, requiring employees to walk around it twice a day to check in for two hours. Heilong Reservoir's head of management, Li Shutang, claims he now receives real-time alerts on his smartphone whenever something unusual happens. Exactly the kind of intelligence we need is this. There was an urgent need for smart upgrades of management techniques as we are constantly short of workers. Earlier this year, Baidu began implementing its artificial intelligence (AI) cloud solutions at Heilong Reservoir, and for Li, it proved to be a real problem-solver by saving its employees from performing many time-consuming manual inspections. Has happened. Thanks to the company's AI cloud infrastructure, the reservoir is able to meet the day-to-day needs of residents, such as pollution detection and flood control. It also has better emergency response capabilities. Helong Reservoir is the most recent example of how Baidu AI is transforming traditional and core industries using cloud technology, while also enhancing its AI capabilities in mainland China. In the first quarter of this year, the cloud infrastructure services market in mainland China grew 21% year over year to US$7.3 billion, according to a study by research firm Canalys, bolstering its position as the leading growth market for cloud capabilities. holds on. According to the China AI Public Cloud Services Market Report for the second half of 2021 published by the international market intelligence company IDC, Baidu's AI cloud market share is at No. 1. 1 last year in mainland China, a position the company has held consistently among all AI public cloud providers in recent years. This is due to the company's advantage of combining cloud and AI. This achievement highlights Baidu's position as one of China's leading AI technology companies. Revenue from Baidu AI Cloud grew 45% year over year, according to the company's 2022 first quarter results. Baidu's co-founder and CEO, Robin Li, said during the company's first quarter earnings conference call earlier this year: Baidu AI Cloud continues its rapid growth by benefiting from the digital and intelligent transformation of China's traditional industries. We have experienced rapid revenue growth in recent quarters, with an emphasis on the quality of growth in the public service sector as well as our state-of-the-art AI technologies. The company will present its AI solutions at the annual Baidu World Conference to be held on July 21 this year. Increased efficiency in electricity generation, improved efficiency in quality inspection processes in construction, and how an AI model within a water plant can refine the prediction of consumption needs, thereby saving water resources, are just a few examples. Case studies are highlighted. Baidu will submit. The business will demonstrate how these capabilities are transforming the Chinese economy. Baidu's revenue growth is primarily driven by AI Cloud. Baidu has developed a variety of AI-powered tools and applications that generate more scalable and replicable AI solutions in industries such as public service, energy and utilities, health care, and transportation areas it seeks to address societal problems. and wants to differentiate himself from others. Mainland AI provider. One of Baidu's recent and notable projects is an 8-million-person-strong smart water plant in Quanzhou, Fujian Province. Due to Baidu's machine learning capabilities, the plant can now use AI tools to estimate water consumption and automatically adjust supply. Baidu AI Cloud provides distributed computing, a data lake, and data visualization technology thanks to its big-data platform. This makes it easy to fully understand and control every aspect of production. The fully automated system connects and manages all the end tools without the need for manual input, producing a superior database analysis. Workers use the information to determine how much water is needed, accounting for seasons, seasonal changes, and holidays. It effectively solves the issue of low water pressure in high-rise buildings during busy times, which is important for Quanzhou residents. AI water consumption prediction models currently have an accuracy rate of above 98%, which increases employee productivity, reduces the energy required to process water, and speeds up wastewater treatment. The water supply industry is not the only one that should embrace digitization and intelligent transformation. According to Baidu, the aim of developing its AI cloud is to address real-world issues, increase efficiency across all industries, and improve urban infrastructure. Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies Chinese mother calls out poor bike-riding teachersaying he makes studying appear pointless

News Track 9 Aug 2022 1:56 pm

RBA Australia proposes centralised digital currency

SYDNEY: The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), the country's central bank, said on Tuesday that it would conduct a year-long, small-scale trial of a central bank digital currency in conjunction with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre. According to their ability to provide light on the potential advantages of a CBDC, the Bank and the DFCRC will choose a variety of distinct use cases to take part in the pilot, the RBA said. The technology for a digital currency already exists, saide Dr. Andreas Furche, CEO of the DFCRC. The project is instead focused on figuring out how a CBDC may benefit Australia. What economic benefits a CBDC would provide and how it might be built to optimise those benefits, he said, are the current main research questions. A CBDC, in contrast to conventional digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, would be stabilised and governed by the state. A CBDC frequently suggests a number of benefits from quicker transactions, ease of governmental stimulus or monetary regulation, and smoother international transactions, according to Mark Humphery-Jenner, associate professor of finance at the University of New South Wales. CBDCs are in sharp contrast to cryptocurrencies... a CBDC presumably has the government at its core, with the government having control over who is able to interact with the system, currency convertibility, and complete visibility of who transacts with whom. He explained that, for example, it would enable the government to monitor the expenditure of welfare funds and, in theory, could be used to detect financial wrongdoing. Humphery-Jenner added that it might be a further instrument for banks to manage consumer spending and, consequently, inflation. If the government decides to lengthen transaction times, it might discourage some spending and keep inflation under control. He claimed that a digital currency's advantages for a person are still ephemeral. To allay concerns that this is merely about government control and to guarantee that this is not change for the sake of change, the RBA and the government will need to take action. Japan commemorates 77th-year atomic bombing of Nagasaki Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate Ukraine Parliament unveils new sanctions on Russia

News Track 9 Aug 2022 1:42 pm

China using military drills as excuse to prepare for invasion: Taiwan makes big statement

Taiwan`s foreign minister said that China was using the military drills it launched in protest against US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi`s visit as an excuse to prepare for an invasion of the self-ruled island.

Zee News 9 Aug 2022 1:42 pm

Taiwan conducts live-fire artillery exercise amid China manoeuvres

Taipei:Taiwan on Tuesday conducted scheduled live-fire artillery exercises amid Chinas ongoing military manoeuvres around the island. The live ammunition artillery exercise known as the Tien Lei drill was announced in late July, before the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan last week drew Beijings ire, reports dpa news agency. The drill was Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Aug 2022 1:38 pm

Some great artists are not given work because they are not verified on social media: Bhumika Gurung

Nimki Mukhiya fame Bhumika Gurung Malhotra recently opened her heart out on her social media handle where she wrote, 'Television industry... doesn't deserve good actors and good humans! They just don't know what to do with such artists (sic).' When we had a conversation with Bhumika about this, she said, I didn't have an actual reason to say it, but it's something that I have been witnessing for a while now. Some really experienced and good artists are sitting at home only because they are not verified on social media or they don't have too many fans and followers. How can actors be cast only on the condition of their followers on social media? It is really disturbing to see this occuring. We need to go back to those days when an artist's skills and talent was considered most prominent. Many actors feel this way but they don't voice their opinions. Does she worry about the repercussions she could get after voicing her mind? Yes, I'll have to deal with that. People will mention that I frequently post on social media as well. I am doing it because I have a house to manage and that is my main source of income. But the industry needs to adjust how it runs. I share my thoughts with a lot of other people. On the professional front, Bhumika is currently seen in the show Hara Sindoor, talking about her character she said in an earlier interview, I am essaying Rani and just like her name she is a strong girl with strong opinions and headstrong beliefs. She is straightforward of what she does. The metamorphosis of a young simple girl into a powerful force is what the show will trace. I have always been inclined to do a show which will show fierce women and somewhere empower them. Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate AAP moves SC against PIL against freebies, says this about free announcements World's only 'Brahma' temple in Pushkar is in very dilapidated condition, no response from ASI

News Track 9 Aug 2022 1:28 pm

Kratika Sengar Dheer posts an adorable selfie with husband Nikitin Dheer

A well-known television actress Kratika Sengar. In 2014, she tied the knot with well-known actor Nikitin Dheer. One of the most beloved couples in the entertainment industry, the couple is appreciated by all of their followers. They have a massive social media fan base and sometimes post insights into their personal lives. Speaking of which, Kratika recently shared a beautiful selfie with her main man, and we can't help but melt! In the selfie, Kratika and Nikitin looked amazing together. They can be seen dressed up in casual and comfy clothes. While sharing the picture, the actress put a heart and evil eyes emojis. As soon as she posted the photos, her fans rushed to drop cute comments. They also commented heart emoticons in the comment section. Many of them also dubbed Kratika and Nikitin adorable couple. In their personal lives, Kratika Sengar Dheer and Nikitin Dheer had an arranged marriage on September 3, 2014. It was an arranged marriage, which was initiated by Nikitins father Pankaj Dheer. The duo was blessed with a baby daughter on 12th May 2022 and is on cloud nine since they have embraced parenthood. Within a few hours of the birth of their tiny one, the duo shared the news on social media and also told the name of the baby girl 'Devika Dheer'. In their professional lives, Kratika Sengar was a part of famous shows like Punar Viavah, Kasam - Tere Pyaar Ki, Choti Sardarni, and Jhansi Ki Rani. While talking about Nikitin Dheer, he was last seen in Salman Khans Antim: The Final Truth. He also worked in Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi and Sidharth Malhotra's Shershaah. 75th I-Day: Kerala CM rejects Oppn demand for sitting Spl midnight Assembly session Amit Shah's big prediction about 2024 Lok Sabha elections Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate

News Track 9 Aug 2022 1:28 pm

Mamata Banerjee's ministers want to end governor's post

Kolkata: Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, a minister in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal, wants to end the post of governor of the state. Mamata's minister herself made this suggestion during an event. Sovandeb Chatterjee says the chief justice of the state should take over these responsibilities. Let me tell you that in the past, there have been reports of TMC's differences with former governor and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar. Chattopadhyay , a minister in the Mamata Banerjee government, said he had made such suggestions in the past and several government commissions have also included the suggestion. He saidI think the chief justice of the state should take up the responsibilities of the governor of the state. The Chief Justice can look into the aspects of the law that the Governor takes care of right now. Chatterjee has said that his proposal is not limited to West Bengal alone.'' Shobhandev Chattopadhyay said, This is not just for my state. Since there is a multi-party system in the country, sometimes a particular party is at the Centre and other parties are in power in the state. In such a situation, there are differences between the two parties, which affect development.'' He said I think there is no need to continue these differences. Since the Chief Justice is a non-political person and he knows the law better, he should look after the responsibilities of the Governor.'' Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to quit BJP, meet Governor at 1 pm Amit Shah's big prediction about 2024 Lok Sabha elections Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate

News Track 9 Aug 2022 1:04 pm

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to quit BJP, meet Governor at 1 pm

Patna: Thepolitical stir in Bihar is intensifying. The JD(U) is likely to form a government with Tejashwi Yadav's RJD today by announcing its decision to break the alliance with the BJP. A meeting of the Grand Alliance is going on at the house of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. At the same time, JDU has also called a meeting of its MLAs and has also sought an appointment with Governor Phagu Chauhan. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet the Governor at 1 pm. Along with them, the leaders of the grand alliance will also submit letters of support. Meanwhile, information is coming that Nitish Kumar will not resign from the post of CM. He will sack BJP ministers. On the other hand, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha has said that he will move forward under the leadership of Nitish Kumar. Heartiest greetings to all countrymen on the occasion of Revolution Day. Let's take inspiration from Revolution Day, to do something new, to make a new beginning. The people of Bihar, to give a new direction to the country. To move forward step by step under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.'' At the same time, most of the MPs and MLAs have reached the JDU meeting. JDUMLC Birendra Narayan Singh said that he will accept the decision taken in the meeting. JDU leader and former minister Neeraj Kumar said, Attempts to dent the image of our leader Nitish Kumar are not acceptable. Meanwhile, Congress MLA Shakeel Ahmed made a big claim and said that the JDU-BJP government has fallen. All Congress MLAs have reached Rabri Devi's residence.'' Congress state president Madan Mohan Jha said that after the meeting, everything will be done who will be the chief minister's face but there has been no talk on it yet. Amit Shah's big prediction about 2024 Lok Sabha elections Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate AAP moves SC against PIL against freebies, says this about free announcements

News Track 9 Aug 2022 12:53 pm

AAP moves SC against PIL against freebies, says this about free announcements

New Delhi: Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court against freebies. Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court demanding that the recognition of the parties declaring freebies be cancelled. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Delhi and Punjab has also approached the Supreme Court against this petition of Ashwini Upadhyay. AAP has filed an intervention petition in the apex court against Ashwini Upadhyay's PIL. Through this petition, AAP has also demanded to make itself a party in this matter. The AAP has termed the announcements of providing free goods or facilities to the public as the democratic and constitutional right of political parties. The AAP has also questioned the intention of petitioner Ashwini Upadhyay, calling him a member of the BJP. AAP has appealed to the apex court through an intervention petition that its side should also be heard in the case and Ashwini Upadhyay's petition should be dismissed. AAP has also told the Supreme Court that it is the responsibility of the public welfare government to provide facilities like free water, electricity, transport, and healthcare to the public. The AAP termed Upadhyay's petition as contrary to the supreme court's earlier verdict that the hands, heart and intentions of the PIL filer should be clear. AAP has said that here this PIL has been filed from a political point of view. Questioning the intention of the petitioner, the AAP has also referred to the observations of the Supreme Court quoting media reports, in which the court had lashed out at Ashwini Upadhyay, who filed the PIL. The intervention petition filed by AAP also states that Ashwini Upadhyay's PIL wants judicial action on specific economic and financial development models as well as schemes for the collective welfare of the public. If the issue is to lose the taxpayers' tax-laden public exchequer, then the central and many state governments themselves also give subsidies to big business houses. They are also distributed for free. It is wrong to assume that elected public representatives are indifferent to the public exchequer and public interest. Not all election tactics are. Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate 'Hindus' became minorities in 9 states, will they get benefits of 'minority'? PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies

News Track 9 Aug 2022 12:44 pm

Taiwan conducts military drills, says China seeks control of seas

Taiwans foreign minister said Tuesday that China aims to control the East and South China Seas via the Taiwan Strait, describing a greater ambition to upend the Asia-Pacific status quo and prevent nations from aiding the self-governing island.

The Daily Star 9 Aug 2022 12:42 pm

Biden concerned about China's drills in Taiwan but not believe Beijing that will escalate

United States: After a series of military exercises that rocked the region, US President Joe Biden on Monday expressed confidence that China will not escalate tensions with Taiwan. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island last week, Biden made his first public remarks on the subject, saying, I'm not worried, but I do worry they're moving as far as they can. However, I do not believe they will take any further action. When a reporter questioned whether Pelosi's visit was a mistake, the president refused to blame it on his visit and replied, It was his decision. Later, the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, condemned China's practice. We've been condemning them since they started to deteriorate, Jean-Pierre said. They're provocative, reckless, and exaggerate the potential for error. And the president was referencing it. China was enraged by Pelosi's visit, which led to the first test of ballistic missiles over Taipei and the cancellation of some lines of communication with Washington, including climate change and theater military talks. China on Monday announced new military drills around Taiwan, a day after the largest military exercise in Beijing in protest against Pelosi's visit ended. Chinese officials at the Eastern Theater Command announced they would conduct joint exercises focusing on anti-submarine and maritime attack operations, acknowledging concerns from some security analysts and diplomats that Beijing would continue to pressure Taiwan's security. Taiwan's foreign ministry condemned the action, claiming that China, which claims the island as its own, was deliberately creating unrest. Beijing was ordered to halt all military operations and retreat to the shore. Taiwan will not bow down or back down in the face of military threats made by China, and will more firmly defend its sovereignty, national security and a free and democratic way of life, the ministry said in a statement. Social unrest is likely to result from China's slow economic growth, with limited options for both college graduates and migrant workers. The party has taken full control of the media and social media, suffocating political rivals, independent lawyers and activists working on issues ranging from online free speech to LGBTQ rights. According to Taiwan's Defense Ministry, a total of 66 aircraft and 14 warships are conducting naval and aerial exercises. In response, the island has activated its military, deployed ships, aircraft and other resources, and is tracking Chinese drones, planes and ships simulating attacks on the Taiwanese island and our ships at sea. PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies Taiwan starts live-fire artillery exercise amid China maneuvers Military tensions between Beijing, Washington causing serious implications for Russia?

News Track 9 Aug 2022 12:35 pm

Taiwan accuses China of preparing invasion, holds defence drill

China says its drills were prompted by the visit to the island last week by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but Wu said China was using her visit as a pretext.

The New Indian Express 9 Aug 2022 12:26 pm

Taiwan says China preparing for invasion

Taipei: China is using its large-scale military exercises around Taiwan to prepare for an invasion of the self-governed island, Taipeis Foreign Minister Joseph Wu claimed on Tuesday China has used the drills and its military playbook to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan, RT quoted Wu as saying during a press conference. Beijing is engaging Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Aug 2022 12:23 pm

Congress to undertake 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' from Sept 7, will cover 3,500 km on foot

New Delhi: The Congress is scheduled to launch the Bharat Jodo Padyatra from September 7. The 150-day padyatra will start from Kanyakumari and end in Kashmir. During this time a distance of 3,500 kilometres will be covered. Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh said 80 years ago, on this day, with the leadership and inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian National Congress launched the 'Quit India' movement, which brought independence to our country after five years. Now the Congress announces to start its 'Bharat Jodo' padyatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir from September 7, 2022. The entire yatra will pass through 12 states and two union territories as a padyatra. Setting a distance of 3,500 km, the padyatra will conclude in about 150 days. Congress leaders and workers, including Rahul Gandhi, will attend it. Jairam Ramesh further said that Congress urges all those who want to be part of this huge national effort to provide an alternative to change the circumstances of the politics of fear, bigotry and prejudice and livelihood destructive economics, rising unemployment and spreading inequalities to join this 'Bharat Jodo' yatra. Recently, as part of the Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav, a Tiranga Yatra was taken out from Delhi's Red Fort to Parliament House via India Gate. All the MPs and ministers of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) participated in this yatra, but opposition MPs skipped the event. PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies 'No one has guts to topple our govt..,' CM Soren attacks BJP fiercely Maharashtra cabinet expansion: 14 ministers likely to take oath today

News Track 9 Aug 2022 11:57 am

'No one has guts to topple our govt..,' CM Soren attacks BJP fiercely

Ranchi: After the 'cash scandal' in Jharkhand and the arrest of three Congress MLAs, it is believed that the political threat on the Hemant government has been averted. CMHemant Soren's statement himself is telling that he is full of confidence. He says that his opponent does not have the strength to destabilise his government. The opponent i.e. BJP is incompetent. The BJP, however, says Hemant Soren has a BJP phobia. BJP MLA CP Singh said that when the party (BJP) is incompetent, then why is there a fear in the mind of JMM since the formation of the government that someone may or is destabilising their power. The BJP is nowhere in the game. Congress MLA was caught in the 'cash scandal'.The Jharkhand Congress chief (Rajesh Thakur) is unable to handle the party and the BJP is being called incompetent. When the party did not try, then what about the incompetence of doing anything, where does the matter come from? Meanwhile, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said in a discussion with the media that the opponents do not have enough strength to topple the government in Jharkhand. This region is made of other metals. It is difficult to do anythinghere like in Maharashtra and Karnataka. At the same time, Congress state president Rajesh Thakur says that the BJP has failed in Jharkhand. He could not repeat the game of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and Madhya Pradesh here. The Congress got the MLA caught with the money and foiled the BJP's move. The BJP has been trying to buy democracy with money and power from the beginning. Why is the BJP not helping in the investigation of the Bengal CID team? The Enforcement Directorate was not stopped by anyone in Jharkhand, then why was the CID team of Bengal stopped there? It is clear that the BJP was engaged in the world, but here their move failed. PLA drills around Taiwan are actually a message to the US and its allies Maharashtra cabinet expansion: 14 ministers likely to take oath today 'Will blow up Yogi in 3 days..,' Shahid Khan threatens UP CM

News Track 9 Aug 2022 11:50 am

The View from India | The Taiwan Strait crisis

Understand international affairs from the Indian perspective with View from India

The Hindu 9 Aug 2022 11:40 am

China used drills to prepare for invasion, Taiwan foreign minister says

Tensions high as Taiwan begins live-fire drills and China continues military exercises it started after US speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei last week China used its military drills last week to prepare for an invasion of Taiwan, and its anger over US speaker Nancy Pelosis visit was just an excuse, Taiwans foreign minister has said. The minister, Joseph Wu, addressed the media on Tuesday morning, as Chinas Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) continued with military exercises it began last week, and Taiwan started its own live-fire drills. Wu accused China of gross violations of international law. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Aug 2022 11:32 am

Not Scared of China, Need to Deal with Threats: Taiwan Defence Minister Joseph Wu

Taiwan foreign minister Wu said that the Chinese govt were planning to declare Taiwanese waters as its own territory even before Pelosis visit

News18 9 Aug 2022 11:09 am

India Watches Closely as Taiwan Setback Pushes China into a Frenzy

There is room for India too to play similar manoeuvres, in a time of its own choosing, to keep the leaders in Beijing on edge, especially amid unfruitful border talks

News18 9 Aug 2022 11:05 am

China using military drills as excuse to prepare for invasion: Taiwan's foreign minister

China using military drills as excuse to prepare for invasion: Taiwan's foreign minister

India Today 9 Aug 2022 10:53 am

Taiwan starts live-fire artillery exercise amid China maneuvers

TAIPEI: In response to China's continued military manoeuvres near the island, Taiwan started its regular live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday. The Tien Lei drill, also known as a live ammunition artillery practise, was announced in late July with the intention of simulating Taiwan's defence against an attack by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China, as per reports. It was scheduled for this week on Tuesday and Thursday as part of Taiwan's annual Han Kuang exercises, but it coincides with rising tensions and soon after China announced it will extend massive air and sea operations to Taiwan's north, south, and east that were set to end on Sunday. No brand-new official end date has been disclosed. Tuesday, Taiwanese television said that during the military practise in Pingtung county in the island's south, close to a zone previously designated by the Chinese army for its drill, flares were launched in coastal areas. The expansion of China's military operations close to Taiwan has been denounced by Taipei's foreign ministry. Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said at a news conference that China's real purpose behind these military exercises is to disrupt the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and the entire region. Wu said, Beijing's extensive military drills, missile launches, and cyberattacks are all part of its military playbook to prepare for the invasion of Taiwan. They were tactics to weaken public morale, he said, on the island. On August 2, China began its military exercises in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan. Military tensions between Beijing, Washington causing serious implications for Russia? Chinacancellation of defense talks with the US Beijing conducts anti-submarine and sea assault drills Around Taiwan

News Track 9 Aug 2022 10:27 am

Taiwanese foreign minister warns China preparing for invasion

China has said it would conduct fresh drills confirming the fears of security analysts and diplomats that Beijing would keep up the pressure on Taiwan's defences

The Hindu Businessline 9 Aug 2022 10:26 am

Taiwan Says China Using War Drills to Plan a Future Invasion

Taiwan proceeded with a live-fire artillery drill simulating a defense against a Chinese invasion, days after Beijing began its most provocative military exercises in decades in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taipei.

Bloomberg Quint 9 Aug 2022 10:22 am

China to hold fresh drills around Taiwan

The duration and location of the latest drills is not yet known

Mid Day 9 Aug 2022 9:58 am

Joe Biden 'concerned' as China extends military drills around Taiwan after Nancy Pelosi's visit

US President JoeBiden, in his first public comments on the issue since US House Speaker NancyPelosi`s visit, said he was not worried about Taiwan but was concerned about China`s actions in the region.

Zee News 9 Aug 2022 9:51 am

Ships resume Taiwan routes despite China drill

The Economic Times 9 Aug 2022 9:45 am

China's Drills Indicate Preparation for an Invasion, Says Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu

Joseph Wu, the Taiwanese foreign minister, said that China wants to use the Pelosi visit as an excuse to initiate military action

News18 9 Aug 2022 9:41 am

With drills China preparing for invasion says Taiwan

Beijing, Aug 09: China is using drills to prepare for invasion, Taiwan's foreign minister said according to an AFP report. Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told CNN that the threat to Taiwan is more serious than ever. However the island will

Oneindia 9 Aug 2022 9:19 am

China Using Drills To Prepare For Invasion: Taiwan Foreign Minister

Taiwan's foreign minister said Tuesday that Beijing is using air and sea drills encircling the island to prepare for an invasion and to change the status quo in the Asia-Pacific region.

NDTV 9 Aug 2022 9:17 am

Taiwan foreign minister says China using drills to 'prepare for invasion'

Taiwan's foreign minister said Tuesday that Beijing is using air and sea drills encircling the island to prepare for an invasion and to change the status quo in the Asia-Pacific region. China launched its largest-ever war games around Taiwan last week in a furious response to a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island in decades.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 9:00 am

International news brief: Taiwan starts artillery drill to counter China

Fenggang, Aug 09: Taiwan's military began a live-fire artillery drill Tuesday simulating a defence of the island against an attack after days of massive Chinese military exercises, an AFP journalist at the site of the exercise said. Lou Woei-jye,

Oneindia 9 Aug 2022 8:55 am

Taiwan Steps Up Defences Against China, Launches Drills To Repel Attack: Report

Taiwan's drills, which will take place on Tuesday and Thursday, will see the deployment of hundreds of troops.

The Quint 9 Aug 2022 8:50 am

China military begins fresh Taiwan drills showing new normal

Taiwans Ministry of National Defence on Monday said it had tracked 13 PLA Navy vessels and 39 aircraft on Monday

The Hindu 9 Aug 2022 8:23 am

Zoonotic Langya virus found in China; 35 people, several animals infected

Zoonotic Langya virus has been found in China, Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said, adding 35 people have so far been found infected with the virus. Media reports said Taipei would establish a nucleic acid testing method to identify the virus and monitor its spread.

India TV 9 Aug 2022 8:11 am

Taiwan holds artillery drill simulating defence against China attack

Taiwan's military held a live-fire artillery drill Tuesday simulating a defence of the island against an attack after days of massive Chinese war games, an AFP journalist at the site of the exercise said. Lou Woei-jye, spokesman for Taiwan's Eighth Army Corps, confirmed the drills started in the southern county of Pingtung shortly after 0040 GMT with the firing of target flares and artillery, ending within an hour at 0130 GMT.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:05 am

China-Taiwan crisis: Implications and options for Japan

China-Taiwan crisis: Implications and options for Japan

India Today 9 Aug 2022 7:29 am

Latest LIVE: Biden concerned as China extends military drills around Taiwan

From coronavirus cases in India to the China-Taiwan issue, catch all the latest developments from across the globe here

Business Standard 9 Aug 2022 7:27 am

Taiwan's Military Drill Simulating Defence Against China Attack: Report

Taiwan's military began a live-fire artillery drill Tuesday simulating a defence of the island against an attack after days of massive Chinese military exercises, an AFP journalist at the site of the...

NDTV 9 Aug 2022 7:22 am

Taiwan begins live-fire artillery drill simulating defence against China attack

Lou Woei-jye, spokesman for Taiwan's Eighth Army Corps, confirmed that the drills had started in the southern county of Pingtung shortly after 0040 GMT with the firing of target flares and artillery.

The Economic Times 9 Aug 2022 7:21 am

China Taiwan news: Taiwan begins live-fire artillery drills in defence against China attack

China Taiwan news: Taiwan on Tuesday (local time) began live-fire artillery drills in defence against China's attack, news agency ANI reported today, quoting AFP.

India TV 9 Aug 2022 7:17 am

Taiwanese Military Carries Out Live-Fire Drills to Test Battle Preparedness

The Taiwanese military is carrying out the drills to test their preparedness if China carries out an invasion

News18 9 Aug 2022 7:14 am

China-Taiwan: What we learned from Beijing's drills around the island

Beijing redefines what is acceptable even as Taiwanese attitudes appear to be hardening further.

BBC 9 Aug 2022 6:24 am

Your Tuesday Briefing: Chinas New Military Drills Near Taiwan

Also, a moving dispatch from Ukraine and the dire outlook for Afghanistan.

The New York Times 9 Aug 2022 2:13 am

China exercises around Taiwan were a total failure Beijing has understood Taipei is not alone

Shen Ming-shih, research fellow and director at Taiwans Institute for National Defence and Security Research, spoke with Rudroneel Ghosh, about Chinas military drills: How do the PLAs recent drills affect Taiwans long-term security calculations? This...

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 2:10 am

Taiwan plans retaliation against China; Bulldozer action against 'BJP worker' who assaulted Noida woman; more

Taiwan plans retaliation against China; Bulldozer action against 'BJP worker' who assaulted Noida woman; more

India Today 8 Aug 2022 11:45 pm

Intel Takes The L - WAN Show August 5, 2022

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Libsyn 8 Aug 2022 11:27 pm

No change in US assessment on China timeline for Taiwan despite Pelosi visit, official says

The United States has not changed its assessment on China's timeline for potentially retaking Taiwan militarily, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday, sticking by previous statements that Beijing would not try to take it in the next few years.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 11:04 pm

With current Taiwan crisis, fraying of Beijings One China has begun

'One China' was predicated first on communist Chinas support against the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and then on its peaceful rise as an economic power. But China has grown as an aggressive military economic power, threatening the security of its neighbours, a fact the West is appreciating better after the Ukraine war and ongoing stand-off in Taiwan.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 10:53 pm

Biden 'concerned' as China extends military drills around Taiwan

Pelosi's visit infuriated China, which responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over Taipei for the first time, as well as by ditching some lines of dialogue with Washington

Business Standard 8 Aug 2022 10:45 pm

Game theory can help analyse if not resolve China-Taiwan tension

We could expect a sequential game to play out between the two in the absence of any dominant strategy or Nash equilibrium

Livemint 8 Aug 2022 9:44 pm

China drills show Beijing doesnt need to invade Taiwan, rather it can strangle it

Seoul, Aug 8 :Chinas military exercises show Beijing doesnt need to invade Taiwan to control it rather it can strangle the self-ruled island, cutting it off from the outside world, Chinese and American analysts say, media reports said. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) drills, which officially began last Thursday, focused on six zones that [] The post China drills show Beijing doesnt need to invade Taiwan, rather it can strangle it appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 8 Aug 2022 9:00 pm

Amid Taiwan crisis, annual joint exercise of special forces of India, US begins near China border

Both the teams would jointly train, plan and execute a series of special operations, counter-terrorist operations and airborne operations in simulated scenarios on mountainous terrain.

The New Indian Express 8 Aug 2022 8:20 pm

Economic opportunity amid China-Taiwan conflict: minister

There is an economic opportunity for Indonesia amid the ongoing conflict between China and Taiwan, although it would have to be explored cautiously, Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia has said.We have to be cautious ...

Antara News 8 Aug 2022 8:17 pm

'Don't think they're going to do anything...': Biden on China's behaviour after Pelosi's Taiwan visit

US President Joe Biden on Monday said that he is not worried about China's behavior to Taiwan after tensions erupted over U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island last week.

India TV 8 Aug 2022 7:57 pm

China-Taiwan: Why is China targeting Taiwan Strait?

China-Taiwan: Why is China targeting Taiwan Strait?

India Today 8 Aug 2022 7:30 pm

Ships Resume Taiwan Routes Even As China Continues To Drill

Over 30 vessels have transited through Chinas drill zone, with the latest positions showing four drill zones being traversed.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Aug 2022 7:26 pm

Taiwan Academics Call On Government To Reform Central Bank

The report marks the first time Taiwan's influential institute Academia Sinica has weighed in so publicly on central bank reform.

Bloomberg Quint 8 Aug 2022 7:26 pm

China Announces New Military Drills Near Taiwan as Tensions Rise

Chinas military announced new exercises near Taiwan, a day after concluding four days of drills that simulated a blockade of the island.

The New York Times 8 Aug 2022 6:59 pm

3 criticial moments in China-Taiwan relations: A look back

3 criticial moments in China-Taiwan relations: A look back

India Today 8 Aug 2022 6:45 pm

Military tensions between Beijing, Washington causing serious implications for Russia?

RUSSIA:The military tensions between Beijing and Washington have indeed serious implications for Russia. Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has caused a dramatic thaw in US-China ties, which has highlighted a fresh security dilemma in the Indo-Pacific area. Unsurprisingly, a large number of officials, scientists, and politicians are asking this question in Moscow: Is Russia now China's only strategic partner? What is ahead for relations between China and Russia? The seething hostility in the relations between Moscow and Washington, played out in the European theatre, had been making headlines internationally since President Putin launched a special military operation in Ukraine, which the West has derogatorily labelled as a war and an attack on a neighbouring country. Contrarily, the Indo-Pacific area, which is not covered by NATO's primary mission, received only supplemental attention despite crises and conflict. In reality, the West was courting China while it was at odds with Russia in the hopes that Beijing would not support Moscow and ease the strain. But the Chinese managed to strike a balance. In a similar manner to India, they persisted in their cooperation with Russia, creating a window of opportunity for themselves. Beijing then started to restructure its trade, economic, and energy cooperation with Russia. Over the past few months, the West has employed every tactic at its disposal to persuade Beijing to turn away from Moscow. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and US President Joe Biden all tried to persuade Chinese President Xi Jinping. Finally, Comrade Xi was sternly threatened and warned that Beijing would pay a heavy price if it did not cooperate. China was compelled to strike a delicate diplomatic balance as a result of coercion, incentive, and individual self-interest--a combination that would not have worked if Beijing had played a zero-sum game. It stated that it would not and would not provide any help, including military backing, to Russia's fight with Ukraine, but it did not reject collaboration with Moscow. Chinacancellation of defense talks with the US Despite unrest in the Taiwan Strait, Penny Wong calls for restraint and de-escalation. Beijing conducts anti-submarine and sea assault drills Around Taiwan

News Track 8 Aug 2022 5:27 pm

Taiwan Slams China for Fresh Military Drills Around the Island

Taiwan has remained defiant throughout days of drills by Beijing and will hold anti-landing exercises in its southernmost county of Pingtung on Tuesday and Thursday

News18 8 Aug 2022 5:25 pm

The Taiwan Strait crisis

The Hindu 8 Aug 2022 5:14 pm

UN chief urges nuclear powers to uphold their promises as arms race begins again

UNO: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the nuclear arms race is back amid rising international tensions and urged nuclear-armed countries to uphold their pledge to never use their arsenals. On August 6, 1945, two days after visiting Hiroshima to honor those killed in the atomic bombings, Guterres told a press conference in Tokyo, This is the moment ... in first-use and non-nuclear countries. Committed not to use and not to threaten. In my opinion no one can accept the possibility of a new nuclear conflict. According to Guterres, this would lead to the destruction of the planet. It is clear that there will be no nuclear war if one does not use the first one. Since Russia's war on Ukraine began in February, threats of a nuclear attack have raised concerns about a third nuclear bombing. Europe's largest nuclear plant located in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya was shelled by Moscow on Thursday. Asked about the incident, Guterres replied, Any attack on a nuclear plant is a suicide thing. He said he fully supported the International Atomic Energy Agency's efforts to stabilize the plant and gain access to the facility. It's time to say: stop it, Guterres urged, noting that the world already has 13,000 nuclear bombs and that despite decades of efforts to reduce nuclear weapons, significant resources have been spent in modernizing the nuclear arsenal. investment is being made. According to Guterres, the billions of dollars used in the arms race should be used to solve other urgent problems. The billions used in this arms race should be used to fight poverty, meet the needs of the global community, and combat climate change, he said. He claimed that he would also visit Mongolia and South Korea to discuss how to deal with North Korea's nuclear development. In response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-governing island last week, Guterres was questioned about China's ongoing military exercises around Taiwan. He said the United Nations upholds the resolution of the General Assembly supporting the One China policy, which accepts Beijing's claim of sovereignty over Taiwan but considers Taiwan's status uncertain. He stressed the need for common sense and then restraint, allowing de-escalation and that we all want the resolution to be consistent with a peaceful environment. In a meeting with Yoshimasa Hayashi later that day, Guterres and Hayashi agreed on the importance of de-escalating tensions and expressed serious concern about the tense situation in the region, according to a statement from the ministry. Guterres urged Japan to use its unique status as the only country in the world that has experienced nuclear attacks to serve as a bridge-builder and peace-builder to strengthen global cooperation, trust and solidarity. When geopolitical tensions are rising and the nuclear threat is once again in the limelight. According to Guterres, Japan has the potential to play a leading role in the global fight against climate change. He specifically urged Tokyo to stop funding coal plants. Japan has not made it clear when it will outlaw coal-fired power plants outright, and has been perceived as hesitant in making this commitment before many European countries. Japan, the world's third-largest economy, is currently working to develop ways to burn ammonia in conventional coal-fired plants and possibly gradually phase out the use of coal in the 2040s. To achieve zero emissions, Japan also wants to promote clean coal technology in Asia. Energy experts and detractors agree that current nuclear power supply targets of 20% to 22% of Japan's total energy mix by 2030 are overly ambitious. By then, the nation is committed to reducing emissions by 46% of 2013 levels. According to Guterres, Clean coal does not exist. I expect Japanese public and private capital to stop funding coal altogether to make for a real change. In order to address the needs of developing countries in addressing the climate emergency, Guterres said he expects Japan to promptly expand renewable energy to developing countries and build climate resilience through investments and investments through multilateral development banks. will provide support. He urged Japan to make the best decision for both itself and the whole world. UN nuclear chief warned that Europes largest nuclear power plant is completely out of control 12 killed including 3 Indian Peacekeeping force in Congo Ukraine, Russia trade blame for strike over nuclear plant

News Track 8 Aug 2022 4:52 pm

Impact of China-Taiwan conflict on Indonesia will be limited: ministry

The impact of the ongoing conflict between China and Taiwan on the Indonesian economy will be limited, but the situation must continue to be monitored, head of the Finance Ministry's Fiscal Policy Agency (BKF) has ...

Antara News 8 Aug 2022 3:44 pm

Nakuul Mehta and Shraddha Arya posts pictures with Tapsee Pannu

Shraddha Arya is currently seen in the famous daily soap Kundali Bhagya, where she is essaying the main lead along with actor Shakti Arora. The show has an enormous fan base and often makes it to the top 5 top shows on the TRP list. Nakuul Mehta is also one of the leading names of the television industry and is regarded among the most fashionable actors in the television industry. Shraddha Arya and Nakuul Mehta currently posted pictures with Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu. As per the story shared by the actress Shraddha Arya, she is seen withThappadactress Tapsee Pannu on the sets of her show Kundali Bhagya. Shraddha Arya looks stunning in a white shining floral design saree with a divine choker necklace. She is seen taking picture with the bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu, who looks beautiful in a white and black dress. Shraddha wrote, It was so exciting filming with you @taapsee Zaroor milenge #Dobaara Bade Ache Lagte Hai 2 actor Nakuul Mehta has also posted a picture with actress Taapsee Pannu, who had graced the serial sets to promote her movie, Dobaaraa. Nakuul looks hot in a black formal suit and she paired with top and trouser set with a bright green blazer. He captioned, Dobara learning the gentle art of making media bytes entertaining from the maestro @taapsee As of now, Taapsee will be seen in Anurag Kashyaps mystery drama Dobaaraa which is based on the Spanish film Mirage, and Ajay Bahls horror-thriller Blur which is a remake of the Spanish film Julias Eyes. The movie will also mark Taapsees first movie as a producer. REPORT: Tristan Thompson 'really wanted a baby boy' Chinacancellation of defense talks with the US Despite unrest in the Taiwan Strait, Penny Wong calls for restraint and de-escalation.

News Track 8 Aug 2022 3:11 pm

Chinas Military Drills and Other Tensions With Taiwan, Explained

Chinas military announced new exercises near Taiwan, a day after concluding four days of drills that simulated a blockade of the island.

The New York Times 8 Aug 2022 3:01 pm

Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan and Xi had a major Tantrum

I have often wondered why China, who claims to be the second largest economy in the world, as well as highly sophisticated in space, in their Army, Navy and Airforce, acts like a bully. If...

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 2:58 pm

Chinacancellation of defense talks with the US

BEIJING: Beijing has responded to US criticism that it was irresponsible to cancel defense consultations with Washington, claiming that the US is trying to shift the blame. In a statement issued on Monday, the Chinese Defense Ministry claimed that China has every right to halt defense talks with the US as Washington escalated tensions in the Taiwan Strait. In retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan earlier this month, China on Friday announced the cancellation of talks. The Sino-US Military Maritime Consultation Agreement as well as the Sino-US theater commanders' talks and defense policy coordination talks have all been postponed. Top Chinese military officials did not return calls from their US counterparts last week, Politico reported on Friday, adding that three people were aware of the situation. According to officials and experts cited in the report, the ghosting of US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley, was a hasty and irresponsible decision that increased the risk of an escalation of an already tense situation. The Chinese Defense Ministry denied the claim but said the two armies needed honesty to establish communication. The Defense Ministry said in a statement, The United States is provoking the crisis, but it also claims to have controlled the crisis. In addition, it is making a justification for concealing its wrongdoings and blaming others. The legitimate defense of national sovereignty and security is fully justified and justified, and China's justified countermeasures are a necessary warning to the United States and Taiwan's provocation. Tensions between China and the US escalated as mainland China conducted a three-day military exercise besieging Taiwan. The lack of communication during the crisis, according to White House spokesman John Kirby, is an irresponsible act. However, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi claimed that the US had made three mistakes regarding Taiwan. America is deliberately undermining Taiwan Strait peace. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wang made the remarks during his visit to Bangladesh on Sunday. It's using a strategy to create a problem first, then using it to realize its own strategic end. There are indications that the US plans to use Pelosi's visit as an opportunity to expand its military presence in the region, calling on all sides to remain extremely vigilant and mount strong resistance. Wang affirmed that Pelosi's visit was a violation of Chinese sovereignty and supported the island's pro-independence forces. He claimed that the Speaker of the US House of Representatives had turned against the Chinese people by openly supporting and collaborating with separatist forces. Analysts warned that postponing defense talks would increase the possibility of an unintentional military conflict between China and the US. Concerns about conflict have been fueled by sometimes close military encounters between China and the US in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait. Backchannel negotiations between India and Pakistan come to a halt: Report Beijing conducts anti-submarine and sea assault drills Around Taiwan Hong Kong will reduce the hotel quarantine period for visitors from other countries

News Track 8 Aug 2022 2:52 pm

Out of Prison, Taiwan Activist Urges Resistance to Beijings Threats

Li Ming-che and his wife, who met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan last week, have sought to inspire others not to be intimidated into silence by Beijing.

The New York Times 8 Aug 2022 2:30 pm

A Day After Scheduled End, China Continues Military Drills Around Taiwan

China's military exercises, which began after US House Speaker Pelosi's visit, were scheduled to end on 7 August.

The Quint 8 Aug 2022 2:22 pm

Taiwan besieged: Not 5 or 7, but 6 live-fire military drills by China. Why?

Taiwan besieged: Not 5 or 7, but 6 live-fire military drills by China. Why?

Firstpost 8 Aug 2022 2:15 pm

Beijing conducts anti-submarine and sea assault drills Around Taiwan

BEIJING: After an unprecedented 72-hour drill in response to mainland US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island last week, China continued military drills around Taiwan on Monday, focusing on anti-submarine and maritime strike missions. According to a statement from the People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command, joint exercises are continuing around Taiwan's maritime and airspace. The place and duration of the exercise were not specified in the notice. As the PLA never formally declared the end of the war games, it was unclear whether the danger zones for the exercises designated by Beijing, which were in effect as of noon on Sunday, were in effect back on Monday. Unlike the notices from Thursday to Sunday, the PLA's daily notice on Monday announcing the exercises near Taiwan did not say the military was conducting them as planned. According to a WeChat account linked to the nationalist tabloid Global Times, exercises in the air and at sea around Taiwan may continue, as summer is a popular time for the PLA to practice. It said it was not clear whether the exercise would be included in the Eastern Command Theatre's island blockade series. Finally, the fourth to seventh exercises successfully met the required exercise objectives. Professor Meng Jiangqing of Beijing's National Defense University, who has provided analysis to state media throughout the exercise, claimed that by international standards, the live-fire military exercise had to be announced 24 hours before. The PLA continued its maritime military exercises elsewhere. A portion of its coast will remain closed every day from Tuesday to Thursday for firing exercises in the city of Zhanjiang in southern Guangdong province, mainland China's Maritime Security Administration announced on Monday. The PLA also continued its training in the southern Yellow Sea, which is expected to conclude on August 15, and began its month-long live-fire exercise in the Bohai Sea on Monday. After defying Beijing's warnings, Pelosi became the first US speaker of the House to visit Taiwan in 25 years. Beijing later imposed sanctions on him and his family members and accused him of disturbing the balance of power in the Taiwan Straits. She has denied the allegation, and according to US President Joe Biden's administration, the exercise was an exaggeration because US officials had previously visited the island. Hong Kong will reduce the hotel quarantine period for visitors from other countries China announces new military drills surrounding Taiwan Chinese war games are anticipated to increase support for Taiwan's government

News Track 8 Aug 2022 2:14 pm

China holds fresh military drills around Taiwan

Beijing has raged at the trip by Pelosi -- the highest-ranking elected US official to visit Taiwan in decades -- ripping up a series of talks and cooperation agreements with Washington, most notably on climate change and defence.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 2:09 pm

Conducting Military Drills In Our Own Waters, Says China Foreign Ministry

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Monday that Taiwan is part of China, and China is conducting normal military exercises in our own waters in an open, transparent and professional way.

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 1:43 pm

China defends ditching military talks with US in protest against Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan last week infuriated China, which regards the self-ruled island as its own.

Zee News 8 Aug 2022 1:40 pm

China spokeswoman's Taiwan restaurant tweet sparks ridicule online

Baidu Maps show that there are 38 Shandong dumpling restaurants and 67 Shanxi noodle restaurants in Taipei, spokeswoman Hua Chunying posted on the social media site late on Sunday. Palates don't cheat. #Taiwan has always been a part of China. The long lost child will eventually return home, she added.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 1:34 pm

Shandong & Shanxi eateries: China resorts to cultural imperialism after failing to intimidate Taiwan militarily

Shandong & Shanxi eateries: China resorts to cultural imperialism after failing to intimidate Taiwan militarily

Firstpost 8 Aug 2022 1:33 pm

China continues military drills around Taiwan even after Pelosi's visit end

China continued its unprecedented military drills around Taiwan, extending the schedule of war games launched in retaliation to the visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the breakaway island.

Business Standard 8 Aug 2022 1:31 pm

With Taiwan drills, Xi Jinping tries to salvage Pelosi crisis

China's military planners have long discussed a blockade of Taiwan, but until now most likely saw practicing such a move as too provocative, security experts say.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 1:29 pm

China says military drills around Taiwan will continue

China said military exercises around the contested island would continue. Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.

Web Dunia 8 Aug 2022 1:22 pm

Old Military Exercise Footage Falsely Linked To Pelosi's Taiwan Visit

The video being shared is more than a year old, and does not show any recent activities by US military aircraft near Taiwan.

Boomlive 8 Aug 2022 1:16 pm

China extends military exercises around Taiwan

Beijing:Chinas Peoples Liberation Army on Monday continued their large-scale sea and air drills around Taiwan despite its initial announcement that the exercises which began last week in response to US House Nancy Pelosis visit to Taipei, would end on Sunday. Chinas state television reported that the exercises were focussing on anti-submarine and sea assault operations, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Aug 2022 1:07 pm

With Taiwan drills, Chinese President Xi Jinping tries to salvage Nancy Pelosi crisis

Chinese President Xi Jinping couldnt stop Nancy Pelosis visit to Taiwan but he ordered his military to rehearse a more aggressive step; a blockade important to take the island by force, says security officials.

Zee News 8 Aug 2022 1:00 pm

China continues military drills around Taiwan even after end of four-day schedule

People's Liberation Army Eastern Theatre Command, which oversees Taiwan, said it would continue drills in waters near Taiwan island

Deccan Chronicle 8 Aug 2022 12:55 pm

China continues unprecedented military drills around Taiwan even after end of four-day schedule

The PLA conducted joint drills involving all wings of its armed forces in six areas around the island from August 4 to 7.

Business Today 8 Aug 2022 12:51 pm

China announces fresh military drills around Taiwan

China's military announced fresh military drills on Monday in the seas and airspace around Taiwan - a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest against last week's visit to Taipei by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Daily Star 8 Aug 2022 12:50 pm

China continues war games off Taiwan beyond schedule

China on Monday continued its unprecedented military drills around Taiwan, extending the schedule of war games launched in retaliation to the visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the breakaway island which Beijing claims is part of its territory.

Rediff 8 Aug 2022 12:40 pm

Rohit Shetty calls Chetna Pande a 'tough girl' during her elimination

Khatron Ke Khiladi season 12 is going at its speed and with each going week, it is becoming tougher. Participant Chetna Pande got evicted from the host Rohit Shetty's stunt-based reality show this week. He became the fourth participant to get eliminated after Pratik Sehajpal. Earlier, Erika Packard, Shivangi Joshi and Aneri Vajani got eliminated from the show. To note, Rohit Shetty is hosting the reality show for the seventh time this year and the camp has been set in South Africa. The participants of this season performed some dare-devil stunts. However,Chetna Pande had to bid goodbye to the show and the contestants on August 07. For the elimination task, Captain Mohit Malik from the red team chose Rubina Dilaik for the task while captain Tushar Kalia gave Chetna Pande's name. They both had to perform an underwater task. There was a tumbler that kept on moving in the water and it had 20 flags attached to it. The participant had to go inside and while the tumbler moved they had to take out those 10 flags. However, Chetna aborted the stunt and hence got eliminated. While bidding her goodbye, the host of the showRohit Shettycalled Chetna a tough girl. Speaking about Khatron Ke Khiladi Season 12, director Rohit Shetty is hosting the show for the seventh time this year and the show aired on July 02. The participants of Khatron Ke Khiladi 12 are Kanika Mann, Mohit Malik, Rubina Dilaik, Sriti Jha, Jannat Zubair, Nishant Bhat, Tushar Kalia, Rajiv Adatia, Kanika Mann among others. Massive fire triggered in Cuba storage facility: 1 killed, 122 injured Hong Kong will reduce the hotel quarantine period for visitors from other countries China announces new military drills surrounding Taiwan

News Track 8 Aug 2022 12:39 pm

China's military exercises | Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong calls for cooling of Taiwan Strait tensions

Penny Wong also signed a joint statement with the U. S. and Japan that condemned firing of missiles into Japanese exclusive economic zones and accused China of raising tension and destabilising the region.

The Hindu 8 Aug 2022 12:31 pm

Backchannel negotiations between India and Pakistan come to a halt: Report

ISLAMABAD: Backchannel discussions between India and Pakistan have met a dead end as both sides have struggled to agree on the steps that may pave the way for slow but gradual growth in the relationship, a media report said citing an informed source. Discussions have been going on but have reached a point where things are not moving anywhere, The media reports quoted the source as saying. The difficulty is how to proceed from this point ahead, the source said, adding that there has been a desire on both sides to end the deadlock. As per The Express Tribune, Pakistan's political unpredictability was what slowed the procedure down. Following the change of government in Pakistan in April, there was a glimmer of hope for a potential thaw in the relationship. The fact that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first world leaders to greet his Pakistani counterpart Shehbaz Sharif upon the latter's election in April served as a catalyst for the optimism. The source said backchannel contacts that commenced during the PTI government's tenure kicked up momentum in April after the change of government. However, after intensive backchannel negotiations, neither party was ready to give ground on their respective grievances. China announces new military drills surrounding Taiwan Chinese war games are anticipated to increase support for Taiwan's government N.Korea to convene key parliamentary meeting next month

News Track 8 Aug 2022 12:29 pm

Air traffic around Taiwan returning to normal despite new Chinese drills

China last week deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near during military exercises sparked by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

Business Today 8 Aug 2022 12:26 pm

Apple Reportedly Increases iPhone 14 Shipment Expectation to 95 Million Units

Apple has informed suppliers that it's now expecting the iPhone 14 lineup to sell better than it originally thought, increasing the number of devices it will produce and ship to 95 million rather than 90 million, according to the Taiwan Economic Times . According to the report, Apple told suppliers to increase the number of iPhones it will produce and ship to 95 million units, an increase of 5% compared to the company's prior expectations. Citing research, the report says the highest-end iPhone 14 Pro Max will be the most abundant. Apple reportedly repeated a similar sentiment to suppliers last month , saying the iPhone 14 is likely to do better than the iPhone 13 series. Mass production of the iPhone 14 is expected to begin this month as suppliers have been ramping up component shipments in the last several weeks. The iPhone 14 series will consist of two 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch models, including the iPhone 14, the iPhone 14 Max, the iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. On the higher-end models of the upcoming iPhone lineup, users can expect several notable changes, including bolstered camera capabilities with a new 48MP lens, a new pill-shaped and hole-punch notch replacement, faster performance with the A16 chip, and more. Related Roundups: iPhone 14 , iPhone 14 Pro This article, Apple Reportedly Increases iPhone 14 Shipment Expectation to 95 Million Units first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 8 Aug 2022 12:20 pm

Reliance builds tech-innovation portfolio for Green Energy in in 5-yrs: Ambani

NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani wrote in a letter to shareholders that the company had entered into a series of partnerships, including equity investments, with local and international corporates with unique technological and execution capabilities, with a strong track record of innovation and a growing number of patents and IPRs across the Green Energy value chain. To expand its capabilities in new energy, Reliance undertook acquisitions and investments totaling more over Rs 5,500 crore during FY22. Companies like Ambri in the US, Faradion in the UK, and Lithium Werks in the Netherlands are among Reliance's partners in the energy storage industry. Similarly, Reliance invested in Germany's NexWafe, which is a pioneer in next-gen technology to manufacture monocrystalline silicon wafers needed in making solar panels. Reliance also acquired promoters' stake in REC Solar -- a global technology leader in solar panel production. Reliance picked up a 40% stake in Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy -- one of the world's leading EPC turnkey contractors in large-scale solar projects. In order to commercialise hydrogen technology and create a supply chain in cooperation with other Indian stakeholders, Reliance teamed up with US-based Chart Industries to form India H2 Alliance. Reliance also entered into an agreement with Denmark's Stiesdal A/S for its innovative next-gen electrolyser technology, which has the potential to cut dramatically the cost of producing hydrogen from pure water. On 5,000 acres in Jamnagar, Reliance began construction on the Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex (DAGEGC), which will be among the largest integrated renewable energy manufacturing facilities in the world. Reliance also signed an agreement with the Gujarati government to invest a total of Rs. 5.95 lakh crore in green energy. Apple warns vendors not to use Taiwanese labels to avoid trade barriers Banks cant perennially rely on support credit offtake: RBI Das Odisha sanctions 11 investment proposals of Rs 2,253cr

News Track 8 Aug 2022 12:07 pm

Australia calls for cooling of Taiwan Strait tensions

Wong criticised China's launch of ballistic missiles during the ongoing air and sea drills around Taiwan, which Beijing claims as part of its territory.

The New Indian Express 8 Aug 2022 12:04 pm

Taiwan Shows Its Air Power To China

Taiwan's air force showed their preparedness as Chinese aircraft flew past the 68 nautical mile closest pointsto the island.

Rediff 8 Aug 2022 11:45 am

Daily Quiz | On Taiwan

With U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taiwan, the small island has become the centre of existing U.S.-China tensions. Heres a quiz on Taiwan

The Hindu 8 Aug 2022 11:39 am

Taiwan prepares for life underground amid China threat in pictures

Taiwan is preparing air-raid shelters in underground spaces such as basement car parks, the subway system and subterranean shopping centres as fears of a Chinese attack increase. The capital, Taipei, has more than 4,600 such shelters that can accommodate 12 million people, more than four times its population. Reporting by Yimou Lee and Fabian Hamacher/Reuters Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Aug 2022 11:30 am

Apple May Delay iPhone 14 Launch Due to Possible Supply Chain Disruptions Caused by China-Taiwan Tension, Suggests Report

iPhone 14 shipments might get delayed and Apple may be forced to postpone the September launch event as China has the power to hold or reject shipments that do not follow its long-standing rule and have Taiwan, China or Chinese Taipei as source.

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 11:26 am

iPhone 14 Launch May Be Delayed Due to China-Taiwan Tension, Suggests Report

iPhone 14 shipments might get delayed and Apple may be forced to postpone the September launch event as China has the power to hold or reject shipments that do not follow its long-standing rule and...

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 11:26 am

China says continuing military drills around Taiwan

Live fire drills kicked off Thursday, a day after a controversial visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Those exercises were expected to draw to a close on Sunday, but neither Beijing nor Taipei confirmed their conclusion. Beijing has deployed fighter jets, warships and ballistic missiles in what analysts have described as practice for a blockade.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 10:59 am

Hackers Plant Chinese Flag on Taiwan Government Websites Over Nancy Pelosi Visit

Chinese hackers reportedly covered a Kaohsiung government website with a China flag picture for over 10 hours from late Friday to Saturday morning. Meanwhile, the website of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs crashed for a few hours on August 2, 4, and 5. Emergency response guidelines issued by the Cabinet on Friday say a website has to be taken down immediately if ...

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 10:53 am

Hackers Plant Chinese Flag on Taiwan Government Websites: Details

Chinese hackers reportedly covered a Kaohsiung government website with a China flag picture for over 10 hours from late Friday to Saturday morning. Meanwhile, the website of Taiwan's Ministry of...

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 10:53 am

N.Korea to convene key parliamentary meeting next month

SEOUL: North Korea will hold a key parliamentary meeting in Pyongyang next month, September 7, to discuss organisational and other pending issues, its state media said on Monday. According to Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the standing committee of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), the North's rubber-stamp Parliament, convened a plenary meeting on Sunday and resolved to inaugurate the 7th Session of the 14th SPA on September 7. The issue of adopting the law on the socialist rural development and the law on landscaping and the organisational matter would be discussed during the upcoming session, as per KCNA. The Supreme People's Assembly is the highest organ of authority, yet it just approves decisions made by the ruling party. It often has a plenary meeting in March or April to discuss the budget and cabinet shuffles in particular. The North held SPA sessions in January and September of the previous year.Without the presence of the leader Kim Jong-un, Choe Ryong-hae, the head of the standing committee, presided over the plenary meeting on Sunday. According to the KCNA, attendees unanimously agreed to call for the parliamentary meeting and also had discussions about passing the pharmaceutical law and amending the law governing aerospace development. As per a separate report from the KCNA, the North would also conduct a national summit the following week to assess the nation's emergency anti-epidemic efforts. The meeting, which is anticipated to occur around August 15, raises the question of whether the North will declare the coronavirus crisis to be over or announce modifications to the anti-virus laws given that its new suspected Covid-19 cases have stayed at zero since July 29. Pyongyang revealed its first Covid19 case on May 12 after having claimed to be Covid-free for over two years and immediately declared a maximum emergency virus control system. S.Korean President Yoon's disapproval rating hits new high Chinese military exercises in Taiwan Strait continue North Korea Said Pelosi as a destroyer of international peace.

News Track 8 Aug 2022 10:43 am

Gold rate today: Yellow metal drops marginally; silver flat

Gold futures on MCX were down, marginally lower by 0.10 per cent or Rs 52 at Rs 51,822 per 10 grams. However, silver futures were flat, marginally up merely by 0.01 per cent or Rs 4 at Rs 57,368 per kg.Focus this week will be on US inflation data due on Wednesday that could offer more clues on the Fed rate hike path. Also, tensions between China and Taiwan will also be on the radar of investors.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 10:22 am

China Continues Military Drills Around Taiwan Day After Scheduled End

China's military said on Monday it is continuing drills in the seas and skies around Taiwan on Monday.

NDTV 8 Aug 2022 10:09 am

Entirely provoked: China defends calling off US military talks after Nancy Pelosis Taiwan visit

Angered by Pelosis visit last week, Beijing called off some talks with Washington and launched ballistic missiles over Taipei Chinas defence ministry defended its shelving of military talks with the United States in protest against House speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taipei last week, warning that Washington must bear serious consequences. Pelosis visit last week infuriated China, which regards the self-ruled island as its own and responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over Taipei for the first time, as well as ditching some lines of dialogue with Washington. Continue reading...

The Guardian 8 Aug 2022 10:03 am

S.Korean President Yoon's disapproval rating hits new high

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has a record-high disapproval rating of 70% due to the country's strong opposition to a proposed education programme as well as ongoing worries about high inflation and internal strife in the ruling party, according to a new survey released on Monday. According to the Korea Society Opinion Institute (KSOI) survey of 1002 people, which was conducted on August 4-5, 70.1% of respondents had negative opinions of Yoon's performance, an increase of 1.6 percentage points from the week before. The President's approval rating dropped 1.4 percentage points from a week earlier to 27.5 percent, which is still well below the 30% mark. In a separate survey of 2,528 participants from August 15, conducted by the pollster Realmeter, 29.3% said they were doing well with state affairs, a decrease of 3.8 percentage points from the previous week. More than twice as many people gave negative ratings as positive ones, increasing by 3.3 percentage points to 64.5 percent within the same time period. The pollster cited the weekly decline to a number of factors, including Education Minister Park Soon-ae's proposal to lower the school entry age for children, a leadership dispute at the ruling party and persistent economic woes. It seems the school entry age plan dramatically pulled down the ratings among housewives whose favorability ratings had stayed over 40%.said Bae Cheol-ho, Realmeter's senior analyst. Yoon's approval rating sinks below 30 pc amid inflation, controversy Chinese military exercises in Taiwan Strait continue Inflation in South Korea goes up nearly 24-year high

News Track 8 Aug 2022 9:45 am

Taiwan's Tsai 'deeply touched' by St Vincent PM's visit amid China tension

The Prime Minister of the Caribbean country - one of around a dozen nations to have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan - said he was in Taipei to express solidarity, strengthen bilateral relations and pursue peace, security and prosperity for all.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 9:24 am

Apple Tells Taiwanese Suppliers to Avoid 'Made in Taiwan' Labels, In Compliance to China Law

Apple is complying with Chinese regulations on its shipment to China.

NewsLookup 8 Aug 2022 9:10 am

With Taiwan Drills, President Xi Tries to Salvage Nancy Pelosi Crisis

Chinas military planners have long discussed a blockade of Taiwan, but until now most likely saw practicing such a move as too provocative

News18 8 Aug 2022 7:10 am

Chinese military performs island attack on last day of 4-day drills near Taiwan to protest Pelosis visit

Chinese military performs island attack on last day of 4-day drills near Taiwan to protest Pelosis visit

India Today 8 Aug 2022 6:56 am

China, Taiwan Warships Play High Seas Cat and Mouse as End of War Drills Draw Nearer

Taiwanese defence ministry was responding to the 14 Chinese warships and 66 Chinese aircraft which were in and around the Taiwanese Strait

News18 8 Aug 2022 6:34 am

SOREPA condemns

The Socialist Revolutionary Party SOREPA , Kangleipak has strongly condemned the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy D'Alessandro Pelosi's visit to Taiwan Source The Sangai Express

E-Pao 8 Aug 2022 6:31 am

Xi and the Taiwan question

The Indian Express 8 Aug 2022 3:47 am

Your Monday Briefing: U.S. Senate Passes Major Legislation

Also, Chinas military exercises could alienate Taiwan and rockets strike near a Ukrainian nuclear power plant.

The New York Times 8 Aug 2022 2:51 am

Cooling the temperatures: On U.S.-China relations after Pelosis Taiwan visit

The U.S., China and Taiwan are left picking up the pieces after Nancy Pelosis visit

The Hindu 8 Aug 2022 1:48 am

Apple reportedly tells suppliers to avoid 'Made in Taiwan' labels on shipments to China

Apple has reportedly warned Taiwanese suppliers to ensure shipments to China comply with a longstanding labeling regulation following House Speaker Nancy Pelosis recent visit to Taipei . According to Nikkei (via The Guardian ), the company recently told manufacturers on the island that parts bound for the mainland must list Chinese Taipei or Taiwan, China as their source. Thats in line with a policy China has had in place for years but only began enforcing after tensions with the US flared up following Pelosis visit last week. Under the policy, officials can delay and even reject shipments that say Made in Taiwan. The self-governing island has its own set of labeling rules. Shipments must list Taiwan or Republic of China as the point of origin. Apple did not immediately respond to Engadgets request for comment. The tech giant and many other American companies have a complicated relationship with China. If the report is accurate, it wouldnt be the first time Apple has sought to appease the Chinese Communist Party. In 2019, the company removed the Taiwan flag emoji from iOS in Hong Kong amid the pro-democracy protests that occurred in the city that year. In this instance, Apple may have felt it had no choice but to comply with Chinas policy on Taiwanese shipments. In April , Tim Cook said semiconductor shortages significantly impacted the companys iPad business. Ahead of its iPhone 14 launch later this year, additional delays due to a customs dispute would likely be disastrous for Apple.

Engadget 8 Aug 2022 1:25 am

Apple warns its suppliers about China following Pelosi Taiwan visit

The Pelosi Taiwan visit has caused all sorts of second- and third-order side effects, like Apple now fretting about its iPhone supply chain.

NewsLookup 8 Aug 2022 1:17 am

China used 14 warships, 66 aircraft in Sunday drills: Taiwan

China used 14 warships, 66 aircraft in Sunday drills: Taiwan

India Today 8 Aug 2022 1:15 am

Chinas military drills near Taiwan continue according to plan

Beijing, Aug 7: The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) continued on Sunday exercises off Taiwan in accordance with the armys plan, the PLAs Eastern Theater Command said. In accordance to the plan, the PLAs Eastern Theater Command on August 7 continued joint practical military exercises in the sea and airspace around the island of Taiwan, the command said in a statement on WeChat. On Thursday, China launched large-scale military exercises in the eastern Taiwan Strait in response to US House [] The post Chinas military drills near Taiwan continue according to plan appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 8 Aug 2022 12:47 am

US accuses China of provocative actions after Taiwan says China rehearsed attack on island

AMN / WEB DESK The United States has accused China of provocative and irresponsible actions after Taiwan said China rehearsed an attack on the island. Taiwan said it responded to the Chinese drills, now in their fourth day, by deploying aircraft and ships on Sunday. A White House spokesperson said that these activities are a Continue reading US accuses China of provocative actions after Taiwan says China rehearsed attack on island

The Indian Awaaz 7 Aug 2022 11:33 pm

Chinese Military Performs Island Attack on Last Day of 4-day Drills Near Taiwan to Protest Pelosi's Visit

The Chinese military, on the last day of its largestever military exercises to vent out its anger over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, carried out island saturation attack drills in the Taiwan Straits, amid global concerns of a fullscale attack to annex the breakaway island which Beijing claims is part of its territory. During the fourday exercises, several batches of multiple types of warplanes attached to the Eastern Theatre Command Air Force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conducted systematic island attack drills, with the focus being honing the joint land attack and longrange air strike capabilities, the PLA Eastern Theatre Command said.

News18 7 Aug 2022 10:58 pm

Amid Taiwan crisis, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang thanks Bangladesh for following One China policy

Wang Yi hold talks with A.K. Abdul Momen in Dhaka; both countries sign four agreements

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 10:47 pm

India should take advantage of China-US decoupling

India must not miss this moment to build its own response to Beijing, strengthen its relationship with Taiwan and deepen partnerships in the Indo-Pacific. In issues such as climate change, and security where alternative engagement is possible, India must be actively involved. Focused on ensuring an open and rules-based Indo-Pacific, New Delhi should become the destination of choice for companies looking beyond China.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 10:34 pm

Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou review witty tale of campus chaos

This funny, fearless debut novel about a students dissertation on a fictional poet dives into the maelstrom of topical arguments about race and comes up fighting Recent years have seen a string of scandals around white people pretending to be other races in order to obtain presumed advantages. Rachel Dolezal , then a chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, went viral in 2015 for claiming to be a black woman despite not having African ancestry. That same year, a white poet called Michael Derrick Hudson was found to be submitting poems to literary journals using the name Yi-Fen Chou. Hudson admitted to using the pseudonym whenever a poem of his was rejected under his real name. This type of incident is a central concern in Elaine Hsieh Chous debut novel Disorientation . Twenty-nine-year-old Taiwanese-American PhD student Ingrid Yang is eight years into her dissertation on the fictional Xiao-Wen Chou, considered to be the greatest Chinese-American poet, who has a dedicated archive at Barnes University. Yang was coaxed into this line of research by her supervisor, Michael. Theyll be looking for another Chouian scholar in a few years. Theyll want someone young and energetic, he tells her. But writing about Chous enjambment (a literary device in which a sentence of poetry continues after the line breaks without a grammatical pause) yields few words for Yang, who instead procrastinates by taking too many antacids, obsessing over her rival Vivian the darling of the postcolonial department and avoiding anything political, including the word white. Everything changes when Yang finds a note in one of the books in Chous archive. She then descends into a rabbit hole, alongside her best friend Eunice, and eventually discovers that the acclaimed poet is not only still alive, but is actually a white man called John Smith who, for decades, pretended to be Chinese, through the use of black wigs, yellowface makeup and eyelid tape. Disorientation by Elaine Hsieh Chou is published by Picador (14.99). To support the Guardian and Observer order your copy at guardianbookshop.com . Delivery charges may apply Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 10:30 pm

Fragmentation of global trade leads to sub-optimal outcomes

The tensions near Taiwan go up at a time when the relations between Russia and the US and its allies are at rock bottom

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 10:27 pm

Apple asks suppliers in Taiwan to label products as made in China report

Nikkei says firm wants components bound for mainland to now comply with longstanding Beijing rule Apple has reportedly asked Taiwan-based suppliers to label their products as being produced in China, in an effort to avoid disruption from strict Chinese customs inspections resulting from the visit of US congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to Taipei. According to Nikkei , the company has asked manufacturers on the island to label components bound for mainland China as made in Chinese Taipei or Taiwan, China. The labels are required in order to comply with a longstanding but previously unenforced rule that requires imported goods to suggest the island is part of the Peoples Republic of China. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 10:06 pm

To protest Pelosis visit, Chinese military performs island attack on last day of 4-day drills near Taiwan

Beijing, Aug 07: The Chinese military, on the last day of its largest-ever military exercises to vent out its anger over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, carried out island saturation attack drills in the Taiwan Straits, amid global

Oneindia 7 Aug 2022 9:58 pm

China Performs Island Capturing Drills In Exercise Near Taiwan: Report

The Chinese military on the last day of its largest-ever military exercises carried out island saturation attack drills in the Taiwan Straits.

NDTV 7 Aug 2022 9:47 pm

Security of the Indo-Pacific lies in delaying Chinas Taiwan grab

Taiwans commitment and capability to resist a takeover by China matters for New Delhis interests

Livemint 7 Aug 2022 9:38 pm

China's drills near Taiwan conclude with island attack

The Chinese military, on the last day of its largest-ever military exercises to vent out its anger over United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, carried out island saturation attack drills in the Taiwan Straits, amid global concerns of a full-scale attack to annex the breakaway island which Beijing claims is part of its territory.

Rediff 7 Aug 2022 9:35 pm

'Rehearsal for real operation': China performs 'island attack' during military drills near Taiwan

Amid global concerns of a full-scale Chinese attack on Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army on Sunday carried out the final day of its largest-ever military exercises in Taiwan straits.On the fourth day of the drill, which is being heldin retaliation to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the Chinese military carried out island saturation attack drills.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 9:29 pm

Taiwan Is Chinese Territory, Not A Part Of US: China

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that Taiwan is not part of the United States but Chinese territory, in the latest diplomatic invective against US policy.

NDTV 7 Aug 2022 9:26 pm

China used 14 warships, 66 aircrafts in Sunday drills, says Taiwan

China used 14 warships, 66 aircrafts in Sunday drills, says Taiwan

India Today 7 Aug 2022 8:39 pm

Taiwan is not a part of US but Chinese territory, says Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi

The United States has been engaging in sophistry on the Taiwan question, and China's actions on Taiwan have been just, appropriate and legal, as well as being aimed at safeguarding the country's sacred sovereignty and territorial integrity, Wang said during a visit to Bangladesh.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 8:34 pm

Chinese military exercises in Taiwan Strait continue

BEIJING; On August 7, 2022, China announced further exercises in the Yellow Sea between China and the Korean peninsula in addition to continuing its live-fire military drills in the vicinity of Taiwan for a fourth day. A day after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit, which was the highest-level visit in 25 years, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Thursday began unprecedented four-day live-fire drills in six regions bordering Taiwan. On Sunday, the drills were supposed to be finished. During the recent exercises, conventional missiles were fired over Taiwan for the first time, and hundreds of Chinese planes and vessels crossed the Taiwan Strait's middle line. Separately, Chinese authorities declared on Sunday that they would also conduct live-fire military drills between China and the Korean peninsula in the Yellow and Bohai seas. According to the Maritime Safety Administration, the Yellow Sea exercises began on Sunday and will last until August 15, while the Bohai Sea practise will take place from Monday until September 8. The drills, according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense, were probably a hypothetical simulated attack on Taiwan. A record 68 aircraft and 13 warships, some of which crossed the Taiwan Strait median line, were alleged to have been tracked by Taiwan on Friday, while 20 PLA aircraft and 14 PLA vessels were believed to have been recorded by Taiwan on Sunday. With the waters and airspace around Taiwan being closed throughout the exercises, Chinese military analysts hailed the drills as carrying out an effective blockade and as heralding a new normal in China's military activity surrounding Taiwan. The southern and eastern exercise zones were off the coasts of the ports of Kaohsiung and Hualien, while two of the exercise zones were off the coasts of Taipei and Keelung. Taiwan claims that a PLA warship did not approach the east coast of the island The Super moon's Light Dims the Meteor Shower's Light The UK's training of fast jet pilots is in crisis

News Track 7 Aug 2022 8:24 pm

China conducts military drills in Yellow Sea amid tension in Taiwan Strait

China conducts military drills in Yellow Sea amid tension in Taiwan Strait

India Today 7 Aug 2022 8:13 pm

China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with fourthday of drills; Taipei toconduct live-fire artillery drills

The People's Liberation Army said the exercises focused on testing its long-range air and ground strikes.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 7:53 pm

Taliban to Taiwan: As the simmering US-China great game escalates, Washington intensifies its intent in the Indo-Pacific

Two back-to-back events, the killing of al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri and US House speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taiwan, have brought the US foreign policy challenges to the forefront. The death of Al-Zawahiri in the US...

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 5:29 pm

China, Taiwan Warships Shadow Each Other As Military Drills End

Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high-seas cat and mouse on Sunday ahead of the scheduled end of four days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises launched in reaction to a visit to Taiwan...

NDTV 7 Aug 2022 5:01 pm

Chinese and Taiwanese warships shadow each other as drills due to end

Chinese and Taiwanese ships circle in high seas 'cat and mouse'; four days of Chinese drills due to end at midday; Chinese state media condemns Pelosi's 'poltical stunt'

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 4:44 pm

Warplanes, destroyers aimed at Taiwan: China flexes military prowess in video

Jets, destroyers aimed at Taiwan: China flexes military prowess in video

India Today 7 Aug 2022 4:37 pm

China keeps up pressure on Taiwan with fourth day of drills

The People's Liberation Army said the exercises focused on testing its long-range air and ground strikes

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 4:35 pm

Taiwan claims that a PLA warship did not approach the east coast of the island

Taiwan: Taiwan has denied claims that a PLA warship passed off the coast of Huilien County in the east of the island during important war games, calling the claim disruptive. Taiwan's defense ministry said in a statement on Sunday that reports of a PLA warship entering our territorial waters close to Hualian are misinformation and the public should not be misled. Our forces are faithfully performing their duties to safeguard the security of the country, it said. The image comes after state news agency Xinhua monitored a PLA Marine on board the Chi Yang-class battleship ROCS Lan Yang off the coast of Taiwan on Saturday. In a video of a joint military exercise that was also made public by the PLA Eastern Theater Command, a chimney can be seen up close, raising the possibility that a warship is in the vicinity of the island. The chimney of the Ho-ping power station can be seen in the photo, although the PLA did not identify the location of the photographs' capture. This power station is located on the east coast of Taiwan. Although the mainland did not formally claim that a ship entered within 12 nautical miles of the island, satellite images from Friday morning showed the Nanjing 155 destroyer 11.78 km off the coast of Huilien and Ho-ping Power Station. , according to a report. Mainland newspaper Global Times. According to its military regulations, if warships or aircraft intrude into Taiwan's airspace, the island's armed forces must act immediately. Other measures must be taken to either disperse the craft, or alert the superiors to order them to strike. In retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island, the People's Liberation Army has historically conducted large-scale warfare exercises close to Taiwan. A retired PLA colonel named Yu Gang previously claimed that sailing close to the coast of Taiwan demonstrated the PLA's willingness to apply pressure and highlight the huge disparity in military strength between the two sides of the strait. According to Alexander Huang Chieh-Cheng, professor of international relations and strategic studies at Tamkang University in New Taipei City, ROCS Lan Yang's photo shows a very close encounter. However, without additional information, he was unable to pinpoint the location of the PLA ship or its distance from Taiwan's coastline. A photo and a video of the Taiwanese destroyer Magong tracking down and keeping an eye on the PLA Manshan-class warship in eastern Taiwan waters were also made public by the island's ministry. Xi Jinping Warns Biden Against Playing With Fire Over Taiwan India's stern warning to China-PAK, said this about CPEC project The South China Sea is not a Safari Park for countries outside the region

News Track 7 Aug 2022 4:24 pm

Apple Unsurprisingly Betting Big on Indian Production of the iPhone 14

The geopolitical tensions involving the United States, China, and Taiwan lately have convinced Apple that it's time to accelerate its efforts to reduce its dependence on Chinese factories.As a result, the Cupertino-based tech giant is now planning to

NewsLookup 7 Aug 2022 4:11 pm

China's Largest-Ever Taiwan Military Drills Due To End

China's largest-ever military exercises surrounding Taiwan were drawing to a close on Sunday following a controversial visit last week to the self-ruled island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

NDTV 7 Aug 2022 4:01 pm

US, Australia, Japan urge China to halt military exercises around Taiwan

US, Australia, Japan urge China to halt military exercises around Taiwan

India Today 7 Aug 2022 4:01 pm

Crypto Movement at a Glance: Bitcoin holds $23,000; Merge on the cards for Ether

Bitcoin started the week trading above the $23,000 level but fell to $22,000 due to increasing pressure, US central banks latest interest rate hike, and ongoing tension between China and Taiwan. However, bulls have succeeded in recapturing the $23,000 back the crypto lost its weekly gains.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 3:21 pm

Ongoing China-Taiwan tensions may lead to a delay in launch of iPhone14

As Apple is gearing to launch its next-generation series of iPhones, a new report said that the upcoming iPhone 14 is likely to be delayed due to growing tension between China and Taiwan

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 3:06 pm

Post Taiwan attack, US accuses China of 'provocative, irresponsible' action

The US has accused Beijing of provocative and irresponsible actions after Taiwan said China rehearsed an attack on the island

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 2:52 pm

China's imbroglio - Why a superpower failed to win a tiny island

Although China is eying for major benefits by acquiring Taiwan, there is something which is stopping it from launching an all-out military campaign.

DNA India 7 Aug 2022 2:43 pm

Earnings, global cues to set market trend this week, say analysts

Further escalation of China-Taiwan tension may result in volatile swings. On the data front, we have IIP and CPI inflation scheduled for August 12, said Ajit Mishra, VP - Research, Religare Broking Ltd.

Business Today 7 Aug 2022 2:31 pm

iPhone 14 may face delay amid growing China-Taiwan tension

Beijing: As Apple is gearing to launch its next-generation series of iPhones, a new report said that the upcoming iPhone 14 is likely to be delayed due to growing tension between China and Taiwan, media reports say. According to GSMArena, Apple is TSMCs top customer, and the company ships chips to Pegatron in China, where Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 2:11 pm

China begins final day of military exercises around Taiwan

Taipei:China continued its controversial military exercises around Taiwan on Sunday, in what is due to be the last day of the manoeuvres that have considerably increased tensions in the region following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taipei. Taiwans military reported that 20 Chinese military aircraft and 14 warships had taken part in Saturdays Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 7 Aug 2022 2:09 pm

By taunting the US paper tiger, China risks provoking a backlash over Taiwan | George Yin and S Philip Hsu

As Beijing swings from contempt to anger, Washington must focus on de-escalation The historic visit of the US House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan on Wednesday has certainly triggered a harsh response from China. The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has been conducting a series of drills around the island that amount to a partial blockade of the Taiwan Strait. In addition, Beijing has announced sanctions against Taiwan, affecting goods from pineapple cakes (a Taiwanese delicacy) to oranges; it has also declared eight countermeasures in response to Pelosis visit, which included cancelling dialogues between the leaders of Chinese and US military theatres and suspending the joint Sino-US talks on climate change. Tension in the Taiwan Strait has put the world on edge. The G7 foreign ministers last week called on China to resolve cross-Strait differences by peaceful means. However, there has also been much criticism of Pelosi. For instance, in the New York Times , Thomas Friedman characterised her visit as utterly reckless, dangerous, and irresponsible. For such critics, it could not have happened at a worse time: 1 August is PLA Day, a holiday celebrating the founding of the Chinese army. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 2:00 pm

US, Australia, Japan urge China to cease military exercises around Taiwan

The countries have urged China to immediately cease its military exercises launched following Pelosi's visit to Taipei, as they reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining peace and stability

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 12:39 pm

After Chinas Military Spectacle, Options Narrow for Winning Over Taiwan

The exercises were designed to deter Taiwan from moving further away from Beijing, but they also indicated how few policy carrots China has.

The New York Times 7 Aug 2022 12:37 pm

Pelosis reckless Taiwan visit deepens US-China rupture why did she go?

The speaker insisted she was promoting democracy but critics suggest a last hurrah before she loses the gavel in November Roy Blunt lived up his surname when he said this week : So Im about to use four words in a row that I havent used in this way before, and those four words are: Speaker Pelosi was right. The Republican senator was praising Nancy Pelosis visit to Taiwan , the first by a speaker of the US House of Representatives in a quarter of a century. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 12:30 pm

Car sales likely to surge in festive season

The auto industry expects car sales to be on the fast lane this festive season on the back of new launches and improved production but is cautiously optimistic on the road ahead once the festivities peter out. The festive season, which usually witnesses a spike in automobile sales, begins this year on August 11 with Rakshabandhan stretching up to Diwali on October 25. We expect the festive season this year to be the best in terms of passenger vehicle sales on the back of new launches and improved production activity. The industry has been rolling out over 3 lakh units on an average in the past 4-5 months which is helping in retails, automobile dealer's body President Vinkesh Gulati told PTI in an interaction. He listed erratic monsoon in some parts of the country, inflationary pressures and the looming threat of a China-Taiwan war as some of the challenges to watch out for in the days ahead. FADA represents over 15,000 automobile dealers across the country. Kia India Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing Hardeep Singh Brar said that supply chain issues are now showing signs of easing off, and market sentiments remain bullish. We are optimistic that a good festive season is ahead of us in terms of sales, he added. Tata Motors President Passenger Vehicle and Electric Vehicles Shailesh Chandra said the company does not see a concern regarding the customer demand until the end of the festive season. In an analyst call, he said that the automaker expects the vehicle supply to improve with better semiconductor availability in the second quarter. Going forward the challenges we see is that the high inflation and interest rate may start impacting the auto demand while there's no stress as far as the second quarter is concerned, he stated. As far as Tata Motors is concerned, the company remains focused on demand generation activities, Chandra noted. Maruti Suzuki India Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Shashank Srivastava said the demand seems to be steady at the moment. We have to watch out for the retails, currently we are digging conclusions based on wholesales and on the pending bookings...retail sales have been less than wholesales for the last few months... we also need to see how the economy performs overall and how the inflation and interest rates move, he noted. Customer sentiment can witness change on account of these factors, he said. Elaborating on the overall performance of the industry, he stated that in the April-July period this fiscal the passenger vehicle industry has witnessed a growth of 33 per cent over the same period last financial year. The PV sector has sold 12.53 lakh units this year as compared with 9.41 lakh units last year, Srivastava said. He noted that at the beginning of April the industry stock was estimated to be around 1.20 units which has now gone up to about 2.12 lakh units because the wholesale has been exceeding the retails. Therefore we need to be careful going forward as to how it reflects in the future market scenario. At the moment, because of the high pending payments, whatever is being produced is being pushed into the market, he said.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 12:21 pm

Chinas military drill simulate attack: Taiwan

On account of violating one-China policy, China launched live-fire military drills following Pelosis trip to Taiwan

Mid Day 7 Aug 2022 12:21 pm

US, Australia, Japan Urge China to Immediately Cease Military Exercises Around Taiwan

They condemned China's launch of ballistic missiles, five of which the Japanese government reported landed in its exclusive economic zones, raising tension and destabilising the region

News18 7 Aug 2022 12:13 pm

Taiwan president appeals for international support to halt escalation of Chinese military drills

Multiple Chinese planes and ships were detected around Taiwan Strait and some of them have crossed the median line, said the defence ministry on Saturday.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 11:59 am

Taiwan Prez seeks foreign support amid China drills

As China continue to hold military drills near Taiwan coast after United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen has appealed for international support for the island nation and halt the escalation of the regional security situation.

Rediff 7 Aug 2022 11:53 am

China begins last day of military exercises around Taiwan

New Delhi: China continued its controversial military exercises around Taiwan on Sunday, in what is due to be the last day of the maneuvers that have considerably increased tensions in the region following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taipei. Taiwans military reported that 20 Chinese military aircraft and 14 warships had taken part [] The post China begins last day of military exercises around Taiwan appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 7 Aug 2022 11:50 am

Chinese and Taiwanese warships shadow each other as war games due to wind down

About 20 warships from China and Taiwan sail at close quarters in the Taiwan Strait, as the US calls China drills provocative Chinese and Taiwanese warships have shadowed each other in the hours before the scheduled end of four days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises, launched in reaction to a visit to Taiwan by the US House speaker. Nancy Pelosis visit last week to the self-ruled island infuriated China, which responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over the capital, Taipei, for the first time and the cutting of some ties with the United States. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 11:49 am

China's largest-ever Taiwan military drills draw toclose

To show how close China's forces have been getting to Taiwan's shores, Beijing's military released a video of an air force pilot filming the island's coastline and mountains from his cockpit.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 11:43 am

China Taiwan news: China continues military exercises around Taiwan on final day

China Taiwan news: China on Sunday continued its controversial military exercises around Taiwan, in what is due to be the last day of the manoeuvres that have considerably increased tensions in the region following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei.

India TV 7 Aug 2022 11:36 am

China initiates final day of military exercises around Taiwan

Beijing: China continued its controversial military exercises around Taiwan on Sunday, in what is due to be the last day of the manoeuvres that have considerably increased tensions in the region following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to Taipei. Taiwans military reported that 20 Chinese military aircraft and 14 warships had taken part in [] The post China initiates final day of military exercises around Taiwan appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 7 Aug 2022 11:24 am

The Observer view on Nancy Pelosis reckless and provocative visit to Taiwan | Observer editorial

Ignoring Joe Bidens advice not to go, the US politician might have brought the region a step closer to war It would be interesting to know what Nancy Pelosi thinks she achieved by visiting Taiwan last week. She may say her hosts were buoyed by this very visible show of support from a high-ranking American politician and this is true, up to a point. She may also claim that she stood up for Taiwanese and global democracy against the oppressive authoritarianism typified by Chinas unelected Communist party rulers. Yet pleased as she undoubtedly was to receive the personal backing of the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Taiwans president, Tsai Ing-wen, has good reason to worry that her flying visit has set back the cause to which both are committed bolstering and fortifying Taiwans de facto independence. There are many ways to stand up for democracy. Gratuitously provoking a far stronger adversary for little or no substantive gain is not necessarily the best. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 11:00 am

Explained | Why is Taiwan caught between U.S. and China?

What is the One China Policy? Why has U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosis visit to the island angered China?

The Hindu 7 Aug 2022 10:52 am

Factory production weakens on lingering supply chain constraints

The standoff between the US and China over Taiwan has thrown a spotlight on growing risks to one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes -- even a minor disruption could ripple through supply chains.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 10:08 am

Motherson Sumi Wiring will do even better in coming quarters: Vivek Chaand Sehgal

We will have to keep a watch on the China-Taiwan developments, but I do not think there will be that much of an impact. By September, the chip issue should be sorted out reasonably. Production is happening all over the world and is not necessarily confined to Taiwan only now.

The Economic Times 7 Aug 2022 10:00 am

Shouldn't hold global concerns hostage: Blinken on China post Pelosi-visit

US State Secretary Antony Blinken said that China should not hold cooperation on matters of global concern hostage because of its differences over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

Business Standard 7 Aug 2022 9:35 am

US State Secretary Blinken slams China's 'irresponsible' behaviour post Pelosi's Taiwan visit

US State Secretary Antony Blinken also criticised China forsuspending all climate cooperation with the United States after Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.

Zee News 7 Aug 2022 9:08 am

China-Taiwan news: White House calls Chinese drills provocative and irresponsible live

Taiwan reports 14 Chinese military ships conducting drills around Taiwan Strait; US and allies condemn PLA firing of missiles Taiwan says China making simulated attack on main island How worried should we be about military conflict? About 10 Chinese and Taiwanese navy boats continued to stay close to the median line of the Taiwan Strait on Sunday morning, a source briefed on the matter has told Reuters. The source added Chinese boats repeatedly pressed into the unofficial buffer, while Taiwans navy stayed close-by to monitor the movements. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 8:01 am

China-Taiwan News LIVE Updates: Taiwan Prez Appeals for International Support; China Warns US Not to Stir Up 'Bigger Crisis'

Taiwan says it detected multiple Chinese aircraft and naval vessels taking part in military drills around the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, in what could be a possible simulated attack against the island

News18 7 Aug 2022 7:20 am

US, Australia, Japan urge China to immediately cease military exercises

China military exercises: The United States, Australia and Japan have urged China to immediately cease its military exercises and reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. A joint statement was issued by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa after their in-person meeting in Phnom Penh on the margins of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting.

India TV 7 Aug 2022 6:56 am

All we can hope for is peace: the view from Kinmen, once the cold war frontline between China and Taiwan

Many in the Taiwanese islands can remember living under years of ferocious bombardment from Chinese forces As Nancy Pelosi set off for her historic visit to Taiwan this week, videos on Chinese social media began circulating showing convoys of armoured vehicles moving along beaches in the port city of Xiamen, on Chinas south-east coast. Less than 5km away, on the Taiwanese islands of Kinmen, life continued as normal, even as China announced a series of unprecedented military drills that Taiwans defence ministry says amount to a blockade. Children played in the streets, students posed for graduation photos and buses of tourists continued to wind their way around the islands attractions. Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Aug 2022 4:53 am

Taiwan: US hits out at 'irresponsible' China amid attack rehearsal claims

The US has accused Beijing of provocative actions after Taiwan said China rehearsed an attack.

BBC 7 Aug 2022 2:54 am

China warns US not to 'stir up bigger crisis' over Taiwan as it steps up military drills for the third day

China warned the US not to stir up a bigger crisis over Taiwan, as it stepped up its military drills and warplane incursions in the Taiwan Straits for the third day following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei, which Beijing feels has challenged its claims of sovereignty over the self-ruled island.

The Economic Times 6 Aug 2022 7:48 pm

Taiwan Official Leading Missile Production Died of Heart Attack, Says Report

Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, had died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, CNA reported

News18 6 Aug 2022 7:39 pm

Here's why Ajay Bagga is bullish on these sector

Absolutely, the setup is quite good and if we see a lot of negative catalysts did come in especially this week with the Nancy Pelosis visit and the Chinese armed drills right off the shore of Taiwan, but still we saw the Taiwanese market going up nearly 2%.

The Economic Times 6 Aug 2022 7:15 pm

In dire straits: How Taiwans fate is closely linked with Chinas internal political churn

In dire straits: How Taiwans fate is closely linked with Chinas internal political churn

Firstpost 6 Aug 2022 6:51 pm

Snickers maker apologizes to China after referring Taiwan as separate country in new BTS Ad - Thumbnail text

Amid escalating tension between China-US, American candy giant Mars Wrigley has apologised after an advert for its Snickers bar referred to Taiwan as a country, sparking outrage on the mainland. We are aware of reports on Snickers-related activities in certain regions of Asia, take this very seriously and express our deep apologies, said a Mars Wrigley statement posted Friday on Snickers China's Weibo page. In another Weibo post, Snickers China added that here is only one China in this world, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 5:21 pm

Blinken: China should not hold global concerns 'hostage'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off contacts with Washington in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan earlier this week.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 4:36 pm

Suddenly gold became so expensive, know today's new prices

Gold prices rose for the third week in a row. This week, the price of gold crossed 52,000. Once again on the last day of the week, the price of gold rose and it sprinted rapidly upwards. Gold prices closed at Rs 52,140 per 10 grams on Friday (August 5), the last trading day of this week in the Sarafa Bazaar. On the last day of the last week, it had closed at Rs 51,623 per 10 grams. Gold prices this week:- On the first day of this week, gold prices had seen a fall, but in the last two days, the prices have run up sharply. According to the Indian Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA), gold had closed at Rs 51,405 per 10 grams on Monday (August 1). On Tuesday, the prices went up. On The same Wednesday, the price of gold rose to Rs 51,486 per 10 grams. On Thursday, it touched Rs 51,815 per 10 grams. On Friday, the price of gold crossed the 52,000-mark and closed at Rs 51,140 per 10 grams. Sit at home and check it out like this:- Let me tell you that you can easily find out these prices sitting at home. For this, you only have to give a missed call to this number 8955664433 and a message will come to your phone, in which you can check the latest price. If you want to check the purity of gold now, then an app has been introduced by the government for this. With the 'BIS Care App', customers can check the purity of gold. Apple warns vendors not to use Taiwanese labels to avoid trade barriers Crypto: Binance says it doesn't own India's WazirX after ED raids How Saqib Butt Turned His Vision Into A Living Reality?

News Track 6 Aug 2022 4:20 pm

China-Taiwan crisis: Taipie accuses China of simulation attack

Taipei:In manoeuvres around Taiwan on Saturday, the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) is performing what it believed to be a simulation of an attack on Taiwans main island, according to the Defence Ministry in Taipei. The Ministry said that numerous military aircraft and warships were operating near Taiwan and some of them had crossed the Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 6 Aug 2022 4:17 pm

Top-performing Asian stock markets shrug off Fed, China risks

A stronger dollar and rising global rates have hit tech-heavy markets like South Korea and Taiwan, while China has yet to find a bottom as its Covid Zero strategy, a property crisis and unpredictable regulations weigh on share prices.

The Economic Times 6 Aug 2022 3:12 pm

China military drills appear to simulate attack: Taiwan

Taiwan announced that China's military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei that infuriated Beijing. In reaction to the Chinese drills, Taiwan's armed forces sent out a warning, sent out air and naval patrols surrounding the island, and turned on land-based missile systems, as a tweeted message from Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense. Following Pelosi's visit to Taiwan earlier this week, China began conducting live-fire military drills, claiming that this was a violation of the one-China policy. Taiwan is considered a breakaway province by China, which intends to take it by force if necessary. China views foreign dignitaries visiting Taiwan as an acknowledgment of China's sovereignty. According to Taiwan's Central News Agency, the Taiwanese army claimed to have spotted four unmanned aerial vehicles flying close to the offshore county of Kinmen on Friday night. According to Taiwan's Kinmen Defense Command, the four drones, which Taiwan assumed to be Chinese, were seen flying over the waters around the Lieyu Island and Beiding islet as well as the Kinmen island group. The military of Taiwan responded by launching warning flares. In the Taiwan Strait, which separates the two sides that separated amid civil war in 1949, the Kinmen group of islands, also known as Quemoy, is located just 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) east of the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen in the Fujian province. Chinese military drills started on Thursday and are scheduled to continue through Sunday. In an echo of the most recent significant Chinese military exercises in 1995 and 1996 intended to intimidate Taiwan's leaders and people, the drills have so far involved missile strikes on targets in the seas north and south of the island. Taiwan has activated its military and held civil defence drills, while the US has stationed a large number of naval assets nearby. The one-China policy, which acknowledges Beijing as the government of China but permits informal relations and defence links with Taipei, is still a priority for the US, according to Pelosi and the Biden administration. Pelosi's visit was discouraged but not prevented by the government. Taiwan's Senior Missile Dev Official Found Dead Taiwanese businesses find it difficult to leave China Can Taiwan adapt China's extensive war games?

News Track 6 Aug 2022 2:38 pm

In Turbulent Times, Xi Builds a Security Fortress for China, and Himself

Taiwan, Covid, color revolutions, the classroom: everywhere, Chinas leader sees threats that foreign forces can exploit, and he has enlisted the whole nation to resist.

The New York Times 6 Aug 2022 2:30 pm

From the one-China policy to the Taiwan Relations Act, heres what you need to know

After House Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan raised tensions, here's a look at the U.S. policies, communiques and assurances regarding China and Taiwan.

The Washington Post 6 Aug 2022 2:25 pm

Boost seen in China - Africa trade

BEIJING: In the first half of this year, trade between China and Africa rose 16.6 percent to US$137.4 billion, boosted by a correction in commodity prices, especially oil. According to the most recent data from the General Administration of Customs of China, China imported goods worth $60.6 billion from Africa, an increase of 19.1% compared to the same period in 2021. Meanwhile, exports to Africa rose 14.7% to US$76.8 billion. Although growth was the strongest in the first half of the year, analysts attributed the decline to supply chain disruptions related to the pandemic, such as the Shanghai lockdown and port closures. A flood-related closure at the port of Durban in South Africa, through which about a fifth of Afro-China trade passes, may have also hindered the flow of some goods. According to Charles Robertson, global chief economist at investment bank Renaissance Capital, the increase in China's imports from Africa will be due to a correction in commodity prices. China's slow import growth in June suggests that the second half may see slower growth, he cautioned. Last year, total trade between Africa and China grew 35.3 percent year-on-year to US$254.3 billion, while African exports grew 43.7 percent year-on-year to US$105.9 billion. Imports from major countries such as South Africa fell 11.7 per cent to US$14.3 billion in the first six months of the year, while Chinese exports rose 17.8 per cent to US$11.1 billion. Imports from Nigeria and Egypt declined by 17.7% and 22.5 percent, respectively. However, imports from other countries such as Ghana, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, Angola and the Republic of the Congo increased dramatically during the same period. Most of these countries are resource-rich and provide important commodities to China. Angola sells most of its oil to China, while the DRC is where China gets most of its cobalt, which is used in batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. Meanwhile, Zambia is the continent's second largest copper producer, and has attracted a large number of Chinese investors. In May, Tommy Wu, Hong Kong-based chief China economist at Oxford Economics, said a recent lockdown in the Chinese city was unlikely to affect demand for African agricultural products as Beijing had prioritized food security. Demand for items used in electric vehicles and batteries, as well as those for building green energy facilities, is unlikely to be affected, he said, adding that China prioritizes the development of these areas. Despite the recent slowdown, overall trade between China and Africa is growing at a healthy rate, according to Virag Fories, emerging market economist at Capital Economics. Rising commodity prices, especially for oil and metals, are supporting Chinese commodity imports from major African producers, she explained. While Forries believes that further commodity price gains are likely to be limited, we believe that China's economic recovery will become more difficult, placing more weight on demand for imported goods. In addition, China's exports are likely to shift from tailwind to headwind. The majority of sugar exports to Africa are finished goods ranging from textiles to electronics, While African exports are dominated by raw materials and unprocessed goods, resulting in a trade surplus in favor of China. To help balance the trade, Chinese President Xi Jinping in November promised to increase African imports to $300 billion over the next three years. He told the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation that Beijing would open green lanes for African agricultural exports and provide US$10 billion in trade finance to help them succeed. Ethiopian Airlines last month launched a new cargo route between Addis Abeba, the capital of Hunan province, and Changsha, hoping to make the city a major Sino-Africa trade and logistics hub. The route between Changsha and Addis Abeba is expected to carry 17,000 tonnes of cargo annually, according to Wu Peng, director general of the Chinese Foreign Ministry's Department of African Affairs. Deals that would allow African countries to export more agricultural products such as coffee, avocados, chili peppers, cashews, sesame and spices have also benefited them. According to Chen Mingjian, China's ambassador to Tanzania, China imported nearly 100 million tonnes of soybeans last year, including 263,300 tonnes from Africa, a five-fold increase year over year. Tanzania only began exporting soybeans to China in 2021 and thus contributed only a small part of the total, but Chen said, China's market is huge; we welcome more Tanzanian soybeans. Similar agreements have been made for Kenyan avocado, tea, coffee and rose, Ethiopian coffee and soybeans, Namibian and Botswana beef products, South African fruit and Rwandan coffee. In January, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed an agreement with Kenya to allow fresh avocado and aquatic products in the Chinese market, which previously only accepted frozen fruit, effectively deterring many East African traders. used to shut down those who could not provide the facility of cold. After being cleared by Customs and the National Plant Protection Organization, the first batch of avocados from Kenya arrived in Shanghai in late July. I am told that Chinese importers are very interested in these high quality avocados and intend to import them on a larger scale. I look forward to hearing more good news about African agricultural product imports, Wu tweeted. 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News Track 6 Aug 2022 1:52 pm

Japan PM Kishida to reshuffle Cabinet amid Taiwan, inflation concerns

Japanese PM Fumio Kishida, announced he will likely reshuffle his Cabinet the next week to address a variety of issues including heightened tensions in the Taiwan Strait

Business Standard 6 Aug 2022 1:24 pm

Pelosis Taiwan Visit Is Another Blow To Global Tech

The US and China have been at odds for some time, but the Pelosi visit to Taiwan and the Chinese reaction to it will deepen the schism in the tech world and bring tech companies closer to governments.

Forbes 6 Aug 2022 1:16 pm

Taiwan says China military drills appear to simulate attack

Taiwan says Chinas military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 1:07 pm

Japanese PMFumio Kishida to reshuffle cabinet amid China-Taiwan, inflation concerns

The proposed changes to both his cabinet and the leadership team of his Liberal Democratic Party team will be made on Wednesday, top administration officials said on Friday reported Kyodo News.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 12:46 pm

Blinken affirms new ties between US, Philippines

MANILA: Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, told the new Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr that relations between the two countries were extraordinary during a visit to Manila on August 6. Blinken reportedly reaffirmed Washington's commitment to the two nations' cooperative defence agreement and expressed appreciation for and excitement about working with Marcos Jr.'s government to deepen the partnership with the Philippines. In his capacity as Secretary of State, Blinken is visiting this country for the first time. Our relationship is quite extraordinary that it is genuinely based on friendship, he said. It has been strengthened by the fact that it is also an alliance and has been established in cooperation. The alliance is solid, and I think that will make us all stronger as a result. The Mutual Defense Treaty is something we're devoted to. We are determined to collaborate with you on common challenges, he added. Recent regional and international concerns, according to Marcos Jr., such as US Representative Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan and the conflict in the Ukraine, have underscored the significance of the alliance between Manila and Washington. In spite of all the changes we have witnessed and the changes in our bilateral relations with the US, he expressed his hope that the two countries' relationship will continue to develop. The 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty, which obligates the US and the Philippines to support one another in the event of foreign aggression, was described by Marcos Jr. as under ongoing modification. We can no longer isolate one part of our relationship from the other, Blinken added. We are too close. Blinken accuses Russia of nuclear 'sabre rattling' Taiwan's Senior Missile Dev Official Found Dead Japan Govt marks 77th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

News Track 6 Aug 2022 12:45 pm

Patra Chawl case: ED calls Sanjay Raut's wife for questioning face-to-face

Mumbai: Varsha Raut, wife of senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, has reached the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in the Patra Chawl scam case located at Ballard Pier, Fort in Mumbai. The ED alleges that Varsha Raut has done financial transactions with an unknown person. It is being told that ED can interrogate Varsha Raut by sitting face to face with Sanjay Raut today. Let us inform you that the ED has summoned Sanjay Raut's wife Varsha Raut for questioning today by sending summons in the Patra Chawl scam case of 1,034 crores. Along with Varsha Raut, Sanjay Raut's brother Sunil Raut and his daughter Urvashi are also present. In the Patra Chawl scam case, the PMLA court has sent Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to ED custody till August 8. Along with Raut, Varsha Raut was also summoned by the ED and summoned to the ED office for questioning on August 6, i.e. at 11 am today. For this inquiry, Varsha Raut has reached the ED office. The investigation agency alleges thattransactions ofmore than 1 crore 8 lakh have taken place in the bank account of Varsha Raut from the accounts of unknown persons. who is that person? ED has to get information about this. The ED alleges that there have been many suspicious transactions from Varsha Raut's bank account. The ED had claimed in the court that out of Rs 112 crore earned by Praveen Raut from the Patra Chawl scam, Rs 1 crore 6 lakh came into the bank accounts of Sanjay Raut and Varsha Raut. With this money, Varsha Raut bought a flat in Dadar. When ED started an investigation, Varsha Raut showed that money as a loan and transferred Rs 55 lakh to Praveen Raut's wife Madhuri's account. Apart from this, another alleged partner of Sanjay Raut, Sujit Patkar's wife Swapna Patkar and Varsha Raut together bought a property in Alibaug. The ED alleges that in this way many suspicious transactions worth crores of rupees have taken place in the account of Varsha Raut, which has to be questioned. Taiwanese businesses find it difficult to leave China Voting underway for vice-presidential election, PM voted first Can Taiwan adapt China's extensive war games?

News Track 6 Aug 2022 12:44 pm

Taiwanese businesses find it difficult to leave China

Taipei: Taiwanese businessman Oscar Chang believes that despite its extensive supply chain and cheap labor, there is no point in doing business in mainland China as warplanes and missiles fly through the skies nearby. Recent events, which have led to extensive aerial and naval joint exercises around the island, have meant that although his one-year-old company, Heyde, has always produced fitness equipment in Taiwan, he will not change his mind anytime soon. I would say it's a lot of trouble because of politics and everything like Covid, he said, adding that if the cost was reasonable and he can control the consequences, he would consider building fitness equipment on the mainland. Taiwanese businesses, from Chang to multinational corporations, are closely monitoring China's live-fire military exercise, which began on Thursday after a controversial visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this week. Additionally, Beijing has imposed a flurry of trade sanctions on the island, including export and import restrictions as well as sanctions against a number of organizations and businesses, to advocate for Taiwan independence. Beijing's retaliatory measures will result in new impetus for many Taiwanese businesses to distance themselves from the mainland. Analysts claim that the cost of never using China's huge production capacity or leaving investments there could be high. Beijing attaches importance to Taiwan's imports and investments at the same time. According to William Chong, Senior Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusoff Ishak Institute in Singapore, reducing dependence on its larger neighbor has been a priority since long before Pelosi's visit. However, he added, Taiwan's businesses are devoted to mainland China. In response to the visit of Pelosi, a longtime China hawk, who arrived in Taipei on Tuesday for a quick visit, the People's Liberation Army is conducting military exercises throughout the weekend in six maritime areas around Taiwan. Some in Taiwan worry that the Chinese government will continue military operations in the Taiwan Strait until next week, making export shipping risky and increasing logistics costs. Liang Kuo-yuan, the retired founder of Taipei think tank Yuanta-Polaris Research Institute, said if the communist army continues its action, it will be a problem for everyone and investors may consider delaying their investment. However, according to Ker Gibbs, a former leader of the US Chamber of Commerce, breaking ties with China would cut investors off from a vital source of cheap labor and some of the world's best factory-related infrastructure, including ports and roads. Wages on the mainland averaged 56% in Taiwan this year, according to a database maintained by CountryEconomy. According to He Weiwen, senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University in Beijing, mainland Taiwan provides investors with access to an extensive East Asia-Pacific supply chain, with China serving as the axis of the network. Leaving the mainland would risk a backlash on capital outflows, according to Alicia Garca Herrero, chief Asia-Pacific economist at French investment bank Natixis. He said neighborhood officials could retaliate by requesting an unexpected site inspection and awarding a failing grade. According to Gibbs, simply shutting down operations on the mainland could lead to retaliation from Chinese authorities, who may demand some sort of mitigation or be harassed for so long as to prevent investors from coming back. Since the 1980s, Taiwanese have invested in the mainland, where they now own 4,200 companies. According to Taiwan's official figures, the approved investment from 1991 to mid-2021 totaled US$193.51 billion. Taiwan's $765 billion GDP, based primarily on exports of semiconductors, consumer electronics, machinery and petrochemicals, is supported by trade with the mainland, which is its main trading partner. Although Taipei regulations prohibit many mainland companies from operating in Taiwan, product designers often outsource production to factories on the mainland. Demand for Taiwan's computer chips helped the island's exports to mainland China and Hong Kong reach an all-time high of US$188.9 billion last year. However, in the first 11 months of 2021, its outbound investment in the mainland decreased by 14.5%. Chinese officials announced this week that they would halt imports of natural sand, citrus fruits, some types of seafood and breads from Taiwan. These actions are portrayed as symbolic, and it is not anticipated that the mainland will restrict the high-value industries that support its economy. Since the 1990s, Taiwanese officials have urged investors to consider spending on the independent island and Southeast Asia to reduce dependence on the Chinese mainland. Following her election in 2016, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen established this goal with the New Southbound Policy, which called for the expansion of trade, investment, and tourism with 18 target countries. Washington, which is at odds with Beijing over global influence in an increasingly bitter tech war, has set its sights on the close economic ties between Taiwan and the mainland. Through the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, which could move the island closer to the US Indo-Pacific strategy by reducing its economic reliance on mainland China, the Biden administration has recently sought to deepen relations with Taipei. The US-led Chip 4 alliance, which also consists of South Korea and Japan, is seen as yet another attempt to wrest Taiwan away from Beijing and cut it out of the semiconductor value chain. According to He from Renmin University, Taiwanese businesses, including the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), will probably experience increased pressure in the future. America's interests are about the global supply chain that is based on friendship, he said. According to analysts, when considering expansions, many Taiwanese investors in mainland China have looked to Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. According to Yuan Ho-ling, director of the Taishang Research Centre at National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, they have bypassed China to avoid paying higher tariffs because of the four-year-old trade war and mobility restrictions as a result of Covid-19 outbreaks in 2020 and 2022. Investors with assets on the mainland view the military drills as a sudden shock that should pass quickly, according to Yuan. He added that they are likely to keep their opinions about the drills quiet and hold onto their assets. Taiwan's Senior Missile Dev Official Found Dead Can Taiwan adapt China's extensive war games? PLA converts train into a hospital and drones are spotted over Quemoy

News Track 6 Aug 2022 12:33 pm

China Carries Out Mock Taiwan Attack Drill in Response to Pelosi Visit

Taiwanese officials said that several Chinese ships and jet fighters crossed the median line and conducted missionswhich were a simulationof an attack on the island

News18 6 Aug 2022 12:29 pm

American snacks giant Snickers apologises to China after referring to Taiwan as country

Mars Wrigley respects China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and conducts business operations in strict compliance with local Chinese laws and regulations, the statement said.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 12:22 pm

China's militarydrills reveal plans for Taiwan blockade in case of war: experts

Mobilising fighter planes, helicopters and even warships, the drills aim to simulate a blockade of Taiwan and include practising an attack on targets at sea, according to state news agency Xinhua.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 12:12 pm

Top Taiwan missile official found dead in hotel: Army institute

In a statement posted on its website, the institute confirmed Ouyang was found unconscious at a hotel in Hengchun, Pingtung County on Saturday morning.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 12:01 pm

UN report says, Foreign mercenaries committed massacre in Mali

NEW YORK: Foreign mercenaries under contract to Mali's military government are expected to have performed a massacre of over 30 civilians in the country earlier this year, a confidential UN report said. The report, the DPA cited, which was authored by UN experts and has been submitted to the Security Council, describes an incident that happened in central Mali at the beginning of March and provides eyewitness accounts of white-skinned soldiers showing up in a Malian village on March 5's morning. The report quoted a witness as saying, The troops then round up the men and older boys, tied their hands behind their backs, and blindfolded them, adding that they were subsequently picked up in the centre of the village and the neighbouring homes were ransacked. After that, it appears that the soldiers started beating the bound and blindfolded men with big clubs, while others closed the doors to the surrounding homes and told the women and kids to stay inside. The witness said, They could only hear the screams of the men as they were beaten. The witness added that up to 34 individuals, including 29 Mauritanians and four Malians, were hauled away after that and that the next day, their burnt bodies were found nearby. Taiwan's Senior Missile Dev Official Found Dead Japan Govt marks 77th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing Three dead after lightning strike near White House

News Track 6 Aug 2022 12:00 pm

Senior Taiwan missile development official found dead in hotel room

Senior Taiwan missile development official found dead in hotel room

Firstpost 6 Aug 2022 11:53 am

Voting underway for vice-presidential election, PM voted first

New Delhi: Voting has begun for the election of the new Vice President of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first to exercise his franchise. At the same time, former PM and Congress Rajya Sabha member Dr Manmohan Singh reached Parliament to cast his vote for the Vice-Presidential election. Earlier, Union Ministers Jitendra Singh and Ashwini Vaishnaw cast their votes in Parliament House for the Vice President's election. Let me tell you that India is going to get a new Vice President today. Voting for this is also today and the results will also be announced today. Delhi | Former Prime Minister and Congress MP Dr Manmohan Singh arrives at the Parliament to cast his vote for the Vice Presidential election. pic.twitter.com/OK0GsY5npL ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is the candidate from the NDA, while the opposition has fielded Margaret Alva. But, like the presidential election, this time too, the contest looks one-sided. In terms of statistics, Jagdeep Dhankhar is leading in this race. On behalf of the opposition, Margaret Alva is definitely contesting the election, but she does not appear to be in the competition of Dhankhar. In fact, one needs at least 394 votes to win the vice presidential election. Whoever achieves this figure, victory is confirmed. Union Ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Rajeev Chandrasekhar cast their votes for the Vice Presidential election, at the Parliament. pic.twitter.com/rhbjeT8qwd ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2022 NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar already has 395 votes in his account, that is, he already has more votes in his favour than he needs to win. That is why Jagdeep Dhankhar's victory in the election is considered to be certain. At present, the BJP has 303 MPs in the Lok Sabha and 93 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, in such a situation, the number of BJP MPs (396) is looking enough to give Dhankhar a victory in the vice-presidential election. Can Taiwan adapt China's extensive war games? Sushma Swaraj the first woman CM of Delhi, started doing this work at the age of 21 God Idols bigger than 3 feet will be seized, orders Congress govt

News Track 6 Aug 2022 11:37 am

Taiwan says Chinese planes, ships carry out attack simulation exercise

On Saturday morning, Taiwan's defence ministry said multiple Chinese ships and planes conducted missions in the Taiwan Strait, with some crossing the median line, an unofficial buffer separating the two sides, movements that Taiwan's military believes were part of a simulation attack on the main Taiwan island.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 11:33 am

Taiwan's Senior Missile Dev Official Found Dead

Updates on China-Taiwan News: In a ruckus over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan, China declared it was stopping talks with the US in a slew of areas, including between military commanders at the theatre level and on climate change. China's foreign ministry announced that it was also halting communications with the United States for combating transnational crime and drug trafficking, actions that Washington referred to as irresponsible. Angered that Pelosi was the highest-ranking American visitor to the autonomous island that Beijing claims as its own in 25 years, China began military exercises in the air and seas surrounding Taiwan on Thursday. The largest live-fire exercises China has ever held in the Taiwan Strait are expected to last until midday on Sunday. The story's latest updates are as follows: The deputy chief of Taiwan's defence ministry's research and development branch was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning. On Saturday morning, Ou Yang Li-hsing, the deputy director of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, which is operated by the military, was found dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan. The reason of death was being investigated by the authorities. There is only one China in the world, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, and Taiwan is an integral part of Chinese territory. Wang Yi said that the US claim that China has altered the status quo in the Taiwan Strait is a pure rumour and defamation. On Saturday, Taiwan's military reported seeing several Chinese aircraft and ships exercising in the Taiwan Strait, claiming they were acting out an assault on the country's main island. The military of Taipei found many batches of Communist ships and planes operating in the Taiwan Strait, some of which crossed the middle line. In retaliation for Pelosi's travel to Taipei, China has announced four days of military drills in six specified zones around Taiwan. The Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) Eastern Theatre Command, which is in charge of Taiwan, carried out joint combat drills and training for a second day on Friday in the waters and airspace off the island of Taiwan. Can Taiwan adapt China's extensive war games? Tibet issue raised with Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan visit China Furiously fires missiles over Taiwan in drills after Pelosi visit

News Track 6 Aug 2022 11:31 am

Petrol-Diesel prices increased by 51% overnight, general public shocked

Dhaka: Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina government last night announced a 51.7 per cent hike in petrol and diesel prices. This is considered to be the biggest increase in fuel prices in the history of Bangladesh. The people, who are already reeling under the impact of inflation, their backs have been broken due to this decision of the government. According to the new rates that came into effect from midnight 12:00, the price of a litre of octane has now gone up to 135 taka (Bangladeshi currency), which is 51.7 per cent higher than the previous rate of 89 takas. At the same time, in Bangladesh, a litre of petrol is now being sold at the rate of 130 takas, that is, it has increased by 44 takas or 51.1 per cent since last night. The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has also issued a statement on the hike in fuel prices. It said that the decision has been taken due to the increase in fuel prices in the international market. The ministry's press release said that due to the rise in fuel prices in the global market, many countries, including India, have already taken this decision. A litre of diesel in Kolkata has been selling for Rs 92.76 (114.09 takas) and petrol at Rs 106.03 (130.42 takas) per litre since May 22. Till yesterday, petrol was selling cheaper at 34.09 takas and diesel at 44.42 takas per litre in Bangladesh. Can Taiwan adapt China's extensive war games? Japan Govt marks 77th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing Man who threatened to kill Anthony Fauci jailed for over 3 years

News Track 6 Aug 2022 11:24 am

China aircraft and ships carried out simulated attack drills, says Taiwan live news

US, Australia and Japan call for China to cease military exercises around Taiwan; Beijings suspension of climate talks with US punishes the world, says John Kerry How worried should we be about military conflict? In response to Pelosis visit to Taiwan, Beijing on Friday cancelled efforts to keep communication channels open between Chinese and US military commanders. Its feared that this raises the risk of an accidental escalation in tensions. Reuters has published some analysis on this: Christopher Twomey, a security scholar at the US Naval Postgraduate School in California, told Reuters the severing of the communication links was worrying, coming at what he believed was the beginning of a new Taiwan crisis. That is precisely the time you would want to have more opportunities to talk to the other side ... Losing those channels greatly reduces the ability of the two sides to de-conflict military forces as various exercises and operations continue. Continue reading...

The Guardian 6 Aug 2022 11:15 am

Can Taiwan adapt China's extensive war games?

BEIJING: Taiwan will face unprecedented challenges to its future if Beijing's massive war games to squeeze the self-governing island become the new norm, according to analysts. In response to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's brief visit to the island this week, the People's Liberation Army has begun several days of military drills encircling Taiwan. The war games, which are taking place in six locations and surround Taiwan from east to west and north to south, are expected to last until Sunday. They often involve a breach of the midline in the Taiwan Strait. In 1955 the US drew the midline separating Taiwan from mainland China, pressuring both sides to adhere to an unspoken agreement not to cross it. Analysts warned that if the PLA continues to cross the border in subsequent exercises, those exercises could become the new benchmark. More than 60 PLA warplanes have crossed the border since Wednesday, when Pelosi was still in Taiwan. According to Taiwan, on Thursday afternoon, the PLA fired 11 Dongfeng series missiles into the seas north, south and east of the island. Five of those missiles, according to Japan, crossed the island. According to Taiwan's defense ministry, several warplanes and warships were engaged in joint combat training exercises around Taiwan on Friday, and dozens of them briefly crossed the midline. Analysts warned that if the island's leaders continued to allow encroachment, Beijing would be given the opportunity to change the cross-strait status quo, which would be disastrous for Taiwan. Tung Lee-wen, an adviser to the Taiwan thinktank, insisted that the question of when and how the PLA would attack Taiwan was relevant, rather than if. They claimed that the PLA deliberately flew warplanes across the midline, launched Dongfeng ballistic missiles into Taiwanese waters, and sent drones to fly over Cuomoy, an offshore island controlled by Taipei, they said. Claimed. According to Ma Chen-kun, a professor of military affairs for China at Fu Hing Kang College in Taipei, attempts by the PLA to establish a new normal by crossing the middle line would hamper Taiwan's ability to respond to the conflict. The designation of the six drill zones - in the form of a blockade - was also meant to suppress Taiwan's military operation location, Ma said, adding that with these exercises serving as a model, the PLA would adopt a similar strategy. can use. The future of holding war games around Taiwan in an effort to establish another new normal. They argued that Taiwan should not allow this to continue and that in addition to developing asymmetrical defense capabilities, a large military, effective sea and air deterrence, and powerful striking capabilities to help counter PLA obstructions. should be maintained. A retired army officer, Major General Yu Pei-chen, argued that Taiwan should no longer coexist with an evil neighbor such as Beijing. We must no longer let [Beijing] threaten us, he said, warning the island's leaders of the possible repercussions. Taiwan's Ministry of Defense has so far maintained its long-standing principle, Will stand bravely to fight when struck by the enemy, not to pursue and resist others. John Culver, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global China Hub, said the PLA's war games around Taiwan were unlikely to be an isolated incident during an online discussion in Washington on Thursday. Nepal's FM to visit China Amid China, Taiwan tension Taiwan Prez Tsai calls China's live-fire drills 'irresponsible act' Mainland China begins a war game encircling Taiwan after Pelosi ends her visit to the island

News Track 6 Aug 2022 11:12 am

PLA converts train into a hospital and drones are spotted over Quemoy

BEIJING: The People's Liberation Army on Friday conducted medical drills on a speeding train that has been converted into a mobile hospital, indicating that the military was getting ready in case of casualties. The People's Daily, the Communist Party's mouthpiece, claimed that the train had an intensive care unit and a surgical theater and could hold more than 100 patients. In retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island on Thursday, the PLA held unprecedented war games close to Taiwan. They are likely to last till Sunday afternoon. Sky and Sea According to Taiwan's Defense Ministry, several PLA warships and warplanes were seen that morning in the waters off Taiwan, some of which were passing over the midline. According to the ministry, the ships and planes represented attacks on Taiwanese territory. To warn them, Taiwan's military broadcast radio warnings, deployed jet and naval ships, and missiles. The ministry did not disclose the number of participating ships and aircraft. UAV activity Taiwan's military reported seven drone flights over Komoy on Saturday night and Friday night. The islands, also known as Kinmen, are under the control of Taipei, but very close to Fujian Province on the Chinese mainland. The Taiwanese military said it also opened fire on Matsu Island and Dongyin on Friday night to scare away drones and unidentified aircraft. Overview on Taiwan's Battleship A soldier keeps an eye on a Taiwanese warship in a photo released by the PLA. The battleship was identified by mainland media as the Chi Yang-class frigate ROCS Lan Yang. According to CCTV, fighter jets, bombers, airborne early warning systems and reconnaissance aircraft flew over Taiwan in Friday's exercise. According to CCTV, PLA pilot Hou Hong and others undertook a mission that flew close to the island in an attempt to contain and increase the pressure. According to Taiwan's defense ministry, 49 flights from the mainland reportedly crossed the midline of the Taiwan Strait on Friday. Additionally, according to state news agency Xinhua, PLA drones captured images of rockets attacking targets in the Taiwan Strait. Sanctions on pelosi China imposed sanctions on Pelosi and his family members on Friday. According to the ministry, his visit to Taiwan has seriously violated China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Harsh words On Saturday, China's state-run Xinhua news agency sharply criticized Pelosi, accusing him of committing six sins by visiting Taiwan. Opinion Peace attacked the US for hollowing out the one-China doctrine, claiming the visit violated three communiqus, the joint declarations that serve as the cornerstone of contemporary US-China relations. Washington has repeatedly said that it does not support Beijing's claim that Taiwan is part of China, only that it acknowledges it. Xinhua also accused Pelosi of meddling in China's internal affairs and acting selfishly to boost the Democratic Party's chances in the upcoming US midterm elections. Pelosi denied the claim, saying she visited the island to support Taiwan's democracy as Beijing escalated tensions. No cooperation on climate China has also stopped working with the US in the fight against climate change. The two most powerful armed forces in the world no longer communicate regularly, making it more difficult for them to avert unintentional conflicts. Beijing also announced that it would stop working with other countries to combat the drug trade, fight crime and deport illegal immigrants. The exercise also resulted in a diplomatic crisis with the neighbours. Beijing was criticized by top diplomats from the Group of 7 for raising tensions and destabilizing the region. Nepal's FM to visit China Amid China, Taiwan tension 'Stay away from Ladakh border..,' India gave strong advice to Dragon amid China-Taiwan dispute Tibet issue raised with Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan visit

News Track 6 Aug 2022 11:12 am

Man who threatened to kill Anthony Fauci jailed for over 3 years

A man was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal prison for sending threatening emails to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert. Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, received a sentence of 37 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release from the US District Court in Maryland. Last year, he was detained by West Virginia law enforcement and accused of threatening a federal officer and communicating a threat of harm across state lines. Connally acknowledged in his plea deal that he used a Swiss-based encrypted email service to send a string of emails threatening to kill Fauci and his family. The Justice Department reported that the inquiry showed the encrypted email account belonged to Connally. At the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Maryland, Fauci began getting threatening emails in December 2020. The first of these, according to the complaint, had the subject line Hope you receive a bullet in your compromised satanic skull today. The complaint said, Connally, sent Fauci seven emails in one day, one of which contained the threat that You and your entire family will be hauled into the street, beaten to death, and burned on fire. Connally also sent threatening emails to Dr. Francis Collins, the Ex-director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services. Three dead after lightning strike near White House Nepal's FM to visit China Amid China, Taiwan tension Russian move puts Ukrainian nuclear reactor at danger

News Track 6 Aug 2022 10:56 am

Taiwans Senior Missile Development Scientist Found Dead inside Hotel Room

Ou Yang Li-hsing is the deputy head of Taiwan's defence ministry's R&D in a hotel room in Southern Taiwan

News18 6 Aug 2022 10:51 am

Three dead after lightning strike near White House

WASHINGTON: Three people have died and a 4 remains in critical condition after a lightning strike across the street from the White House which occured on Thursday night, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Friday evening. A DC Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said that James Mueller, 76, and Donna Mueller, 75, died from injuries following the lightning strike in Lafayette Park near the White House Thursday night.Police reported that a 29-year-old guy passed away from his wounds on Friday afternoon. His identity is kept a secret until his family is informed. As per reports, D.C. police confirmed to reporters on Friday that a 29-year-old man died due to injuries he sustained when lightning struck Lafayette Square, just north of the White House, on Thursday night. A Wisconsin elderly couple in their 70s also died. The third victim's condition has not been disclosed, nor has that of the other injured person. All four people involved in the event had significant life-threatening injuries, the emergency personnel said. Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, said in a statement that they are saddened by the awful loss of life following the lightning strike in Lafayette Park. Our prayers are with the families who lost loved ones and our hearts are with those still battling for their lives. According to the National Lightning Safety Council, at least 12 lightning-related deaths have occurred in the US so far this year. The group tweeted on Friday, This is a terrible reminder that you should never shelter under a tree when thunderstorms approach. Nepal's FM to visit China Amid China, Taiwan tension Russian move puts Ukrainian nuclear reactor at danger Russia launches major offensive in Donetsk, claims Ukraine

News Track 6 Aug 2022 10:43 am

Pakistani rupee keeps strengthening: central bank

ISLAMABAD: According to the central bank of Pakistan, the Pakistani rupee (PKR), which has been strengthening against the US dollar for five working sessions in a row, increased by more than 0.90 percent today. The local currency increased by 1.17 percent from the previous day to close at 226.15 PKR on Thursday, according to data from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). On Friday, the dollar closed at 224.04 PKR. The PKR made enormous single-day gains against the US dollar on Wednesday as it strengthened by more than 9 PKR in the interbank market, it said. Over the previous five trading sessions, the US currency lost more than 6% of its value versus the rupee. According to SBP figures, the local currency had previously declined by more than 13% over the course of the previous 10 straight working days, reaching an all-time low closing value of 239.94 PKR on July 28. The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics recently released data showing that the trade deficit decreased 18.3% to USD 2.64 billion in July of this year from USD 3.235 billion in July of the previous year. Miftah Ismail, the minister of finance and revenue, stated on Friday that the rupee had fallen significantly against the dollar last month because dollar outflows had been outpacing inflows. He added that Pakistan's import bill in June was USD 7.7 billion and that if the current account deficit widened to such a degree, it would put pressure on the PKR. He said the government would control imports for at least three months in an effort to control the decline of local currency and maintain the balance of trade. Nepal's FM to visit China Amid China, Taiwan tension Russia launches major offensive in Donetsk, claims Ukraine Italy raises 17-bln-euro aid package to combat inflation, drought

News Track 6 Aug 2022 10:24 am

Taiwan crisis: Frozen US-China cooperation presents new hitch for global warming

The unraveling relationship comes not long after China and the United States announced a surprise agreement to strengthen climate action at the UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in 2021.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 10:22 am

Taiwan accuses China of simulating invasion on main island; North Korea slams Pelosi

Beijing's military overnight released a video of an air force pilot filming the island's coastline and mountains from his cockpit.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 10:14 am

Chinese Military Drills Near Taiwan Continue

The live-fire military drills, which appear to be simulating an attack on the main island, have edged closer than ever before to territory Taiwan considers its own.

The New York Times 6 Aug 2022 9:58 am

N Korea calls Pelosi 'destroyer of international peace' over Taiwan visit

North Korea called US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the worst destroyer of international peace and stability, accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China

Business Standard 6 Aug 2022 9:24 am

North Korea calls Pelosi 'destroyer of international peace'

North Korea on Saturday called US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the worst destroyer of international peace and stability, accusing her of inciting anti-North Korea sentiment and enraging China during her Asian tour earlier this week.Pelosi travelled to South Korea after visiting Taiwan, which had prompted China to launch military exercises including missile strike training in waters near the self-governed island.China views Taiwan as part of its own territory to be annexed by force if necessary.

India TV 6 Aug 2022 9:09 am

'Political Candies': World Amazed as Snickers Says Sorry to China for Ad Suggesting Taiwan is a Nation

Videos and pictures of an event promoting a limited edition Snickers bar that was said to be only available in the 'countries' of South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan

News18 6 Aug 2022 8:52 am

Junta Watch: Coup Leader Suffers Economic Delusions, Rebuffs Peace Plan, and More

Also this week, Min Aung Hlaing changed his tune on his recent Russia visit, and the regime parroted Beijings line on a controversial US visit to Taiwan. The post Junta Watch: Coup Leader Suffers Economic Delusions, Rebuffs Peace Plan, and More appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

The Irrawaddy 6 Aug 2022 8:15 am