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US asked China to peacefully resolve cross-Strait issues with Taiwan
Asia, China

US asked China to peacefully resolve cross-Strait issues with Taiwan

Washington, US: The cross-strait issue is not getting into end on which US has asked China to resolve the issue with Taiwan peacefullyThis was conveyed during a phone call between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Politburo Member and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission Yang Jiechi on Friday.During the phone call, Blinken underscored US concern over the deterioration of democratic norms in Hong Kong and the ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity against predominantly Muslim Uyghurs and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang."He also called on Beijing to cease its pressure campaign against Taiwan and peacefully resolve cross-Strait issues," read a State Department statement on the issue.Beijing claim...
China’s plan for fishing harbour in Sierra Leone criticised
China

China’s plan for fishing harbour in Sierra Leone criticised

Beijing, China: Criticism has been drawn by conservationists about the industrial fishing harbour in China’s backed Sierra Leone, terming it "a catastrophic human and ecological disaster.The locals have said that the project would destroy the pristine rainforest, plunder fish stocks and pollute fish breeding grounds and marine ecosystems.The Sierra Leonean fisheries ministry confirmed that the deal but denied that the land would be used to build a fishmeal factory, saying it would be used to export fish.The ministry said it had set aside USD 1.3 million to compensate those who would be displaced.China has defended the project amid the accusation that it had bought 250 acres (101 hectares) of land that would displace people and destroy the ecosystem.The Chinese embassy in Freetown said con
China yet again executed an illegal intrusion
China

China yet again executed an illegal intrusion

Beijing, China: China has done another intrusion, this time hundreds of Chines fishing boats were found near its northern maritime border in yellow near the South Korea and North KoreaCiting the South Korean authorities and fishermen, South China Morning Post reported that the Chinese fishing boats operating illegally along the sea border between South and North Korea are decimating local catches and damaging the environment.In a development that has reignited a long-standing point of contention between Seoul and Beijing, a great surge of Chinese vessels has entered the waters surrounding the Northern Limit Line in the Yellow Sea.On South Korean estimates an average of 180 Chinese boats have been catching crabs north of Yeonpyeong Island, one of the five northernmost South Korean islands,...
PLA warplanes rain down thousands of munitions in live-fire exercise in South China sea
China

PLA warplanes rain down thousands of munitions in live-fire exercise in South China sea

Beijing, China: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Monday announced that it recently conducted a live-fire exercise in the sea, where warplanes rained down thousands of munitions at maritime targets amid Beijing's assertiveness continues to grow in the South China Sea despite international pressureDuring the exercise, the pilots sought to enhance their sea assault and precision strike capabilities. A brigade attached to the PLA Southern Theater Command Naval Aviation Force organised JH-7 fighter bombers for a live-fire shooting exercise at a maritime target range in the South China Sea, Global Times reported citing China Central Television (CCTV).Several dozen warplanes participated in the drill, as they penetrated defence lines by skimming the sea at low altitudes, firing rockets and ...
Boycott 2022 Beijing Olympics: Rights.
China

Boycott 2022 Beijing Olympics: Rights.

Beijing, China: A coalition of human rights group wants to boycott 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as they believe, participating in the Olympics means supporting the China's genocide against the Uyghur people.A coalition representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, residents of Hong Kong and others issued a joint statement on Monday calling for the boycott.It said that the Chinese government is committing genocide against the Uyghur people and waging an unprecedented campaign of repression in East Turkistan, Tibet and Southern Mongolia, as well as an all-out assault on democracy in Hong Kong."Participating in the Beijing Olympic Games at this time would be tantamount to endorsing China's genocide against the Uyghur people, and legitimising the increasingly repressive policies of the totalitarian Chin...
US and China’s can be prevented: Taiwan.
China, Conflict

US and China’s can be prevented: Taiwan.

Taipei, Taiwan: A Taiwanese analyst said Taiwan can prevent any conflict between China and US over Marine Corps operational mobility.Taipei-based Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) cybersecurity researcher Hsieh Pei-hsueh wrote an article in the think tank's biweekly report that the US hopes to transform its forward bases into a more comprehensive network with the use of amphibious assault ships, barges, and even floating platforms to strengthen its ground and air forces, Taiwan News reported.His remarks come as tensions in the Indo-Pacific escalate. Hsieh pointed out that in response to the increasing threat posed by China in the Indo-Pacific region, senior U.S. Marines officials believe the force must develop its capability to carry out long-range precision str...
Tokyo mentions Taiwan in defence white paper draft
Asia

Tokyo mentions Taiwan in defence white paper draft

Beijing, China: Tokyo mentioned Taiwan in its draft defence report for the first time, after which China has formally mentioned Japan said a spokesperson of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.According to the Ministry, Japan has repeatedly interfered with China's internal affairs, Global Times reported."For the recent time being, Japan has repeatedly been picking up on China, aggressively interfering with China's domestic affairs, pointing fingers at China's normal national defense infrastructure and military activities; and dishing dirt at China's regular maritime activities," Hua Chunying, spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.She called Japan's actions extremely wrong and irresponsible and said China already lodged solemn representation to Japan.Beijin...
12 killed as tornados hit Wuhan and central china
China

12 killed as tornados hit Wuhan and central china

Beijing, China: Wuhan was hit back to back by tornados along with central China and Suzhou in east China in which at least 12 people were killed.A tornado hit Shengze town of Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu Province, on Friday night at around 7 pm, leaving four dead and 149 slightly wounded, Chinese state media Global Times reported.With a maximum wind force of 202 to 220 kilometres per hour, the tornado is rated at EF3 based on preliminary estimates.Also on Friday night, another tornado passed through two districts of Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, killing eight people and injuring 280, the city's emergency management bureau said on Saturday.Twenty-Seven homes collapsed in Wuhan, and another 130 were damaged. Construction site sheds and two cranes were also damaged, while...
China trying to hide
China

China trying to hide

Hong Kong: In Tibet the atrocities og Chines are increasing day by day which are not hidden from the world. China is trying to hide its pogroms against Uyghurs in Xinjiang.Ngodup Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America, warned, "To me it looks like they want to totally eliminate Tibetans as such."This statement was uttered in a webinar of The Jamestown Foundation think-tank in the USA on 10 March. Tsering also said Tibetan Buddhism was China's first war against religion, and that recently many monasteries had been destroyed or downsized. Tsering warned that China wanted only to "control and destroy" Buddhism. He claimed more than 156 Tibetans have killed themselves by self-immolation so far.Tibet is one of three key "T" issues for the Chinese Communist Part...
Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to be supported by Northern Command
Asia

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to be supported by Northern Command

Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir, India: Serving personnel, ex-servicemen, veer naris and their dependents who are deployed or residing in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is being gathered up by Northern command in order to fight with Covid-19. It has also joined hands with the civil administration in building the capacities as a pre-emptive effort anticipating that the severity of the spread of COVID might go up in the next one month or so, an official statement said.The Northern Command is ensuring the twin objectives of "Force Preservation" and "Optimised Utilisation of Medical Resources" for the benefit of serving, retired, their dependants as well as people in far-flung areas.Starting from ramping up its organic assets in terms of holding capacity of COVID patient...