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India trying to prevent Myanmar from Chinese influence
Asia, China

India trying to prevent Myanmar from Chinese influence

Chiang Mai, Thailand: China has approached Myanmar after US and European Union did. But the country has chosen China. The other neighbouring countries like India and Japan are trying to takeover the situation as they do not want China to influence Myanmar.Neighbouring Thailand is too dependent on natural gas imports from Myanmar to condemn the takeover and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has once again demonstrated incapability of resolving regional crises, writes Linter.Myanmar is on the verge of collapse, driving out many of the Western investors who had entered the country on hopes of a democratic transition.Asia Times reported that China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, at a regional meeting in Chongqing on June 8 told his Myanmarese counterpart Wunna Maung Maung Lwin th...
China established anti-sanctions law by National People’s Congress Standing Committee
Business, China

China established anti-sanctions law by National People’s Congress Standing Committee

Beijing, China: A new las has been sanctioned in the country dealing with recently passed anti-sanctioned law. China passed the law to not let overpower wester powers.Those on the list may face countermeasures including denying and revoking visas or expulsion, seizing and freezing assets within China, blocking or restricting transactions and cooperation with Chinese individuals and entities within China, as well as other unspecified "necessary measures".According to the legislation, a mechanism will be established for "overall planning and coordination" of anti-sanctions work.Relevant departments of the State Council will strengthen coordination and information sharing, determine and implement relevant countermeasures in accordance with their respective responsibilities and tasks.Chinese ...
Workers in Chinese being channelled to increase productivity
Asia, Business, China

Workers in Chinese being channelled to increase productivity

Beijing, China: China has installed new productivity-enhancing tools into everyday office life, which actually is channelled to squeez more value from the employees.Nikki Sun for Nikkei Asia writes that rapid technological development in China's tech industry is accompanied by poor labour regulations, which has created a potential for labour abuse. The big tech companies themselves, locked in cutthroat competition for new business opportunities, are pioneering these technologies and tools in their own operations.Andy Wang, an IT engineer at a Shanghai-based gaming company, said that a surveillance software called DiSanZhiYan, or "Third Eye" was installed on the laptop of every employee to track their screens in real time, recording their chats, browsing activity and document edits.After t...
Two bills to prevent stealing of intellectual property signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs
China

Two bills to prevent stealing of intellectual property signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs

Florida, US: The Florida governor has signed two bills to tackle the espionage and prevent foreign adversaries from stealing intellectual property after he accused China of waging a campaign and steal Florida secrets. “All we are doing today is saying enough is enough,” DeSantis said. “We have to start fighting back. Florida is doing that.” The first bill toughens penalties for stealing a trade secret to benefit a foreign government. The second bill requires universities and colleges to disclose grants and donations of more than USD 50,000 from foreign governments, Sun Sentinal reported. The legislation highlights seven countries of concern: Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Syria and Venezuela. At a news conference in Miami, DeSantis attacked China for stealing state se
US invested over USD 200 billion in American technology, science and research to counter China’s growing economic influence
World

US invested over USD 200 billion in American technology, science and research to counter China’s growing economic influence

Washington, US: To downscale the China’s influence US Senate on Tuesday passed bipartisan legislation and invested over USD 200 billion in American technology, science and research.The final vote was 68-32. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the only member of the Democratic caucus to vote against the bill. Nineteen Senate Republicans joined Democrats voting in favour of the bill, CNN reported.The bill still needs to pass the House before going to President Joe Biden's desk.The sweeping legislation -- called the US Innovation and Competition Act -- aims to confront China's influence on multiple fronts and "will supercharge American innovation and preserve our competitive edge for generations to come," said Majority Leader Chuck Schumer who co-wrote the bill.Schumer describe
China Markets might be linked with earliest COVID-19 cases
China

China Markets might be linked with earliest COVID-19 cases

It is less than two weeks now when Joe Biden ordered to probe into pandemic’s genesis and a study has been published in which Chinese markets linked to some of the earliest Covid-19 cases were illegally selling a range of wildlife from which the coronavirus may have spread.Mink, masked palm civets, raccoon dogs, Siberian weasels, hog badgers and Chinese bamboo rats were among 38 animal species sold live at markets in Wuhan from May 2017 to November 2019, researchers said Monday in a paper in the journal Scientific Reports originally submitted last October.The hunt for Covid’s origins has become increasingly political amid criticism that the Chinese government hasn’t been open and transparent with key information, including activities in a Wuhan lab studying coronaviruses. The new findings
China in pressure under the Biden administration’s soft lab-leak investigation
China

China in pressure under the Biden administration’s soft lab-leak investigation

China is a densely populated country and it is interconnected with the world which is why the virus spread in the world so quickly. But it did not show the transparency in that. Now that the theory that the coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab has gained prominence, that latter problem is rearing its ugly head. The Biden administration, which has declared its desire to get to the bottom of that question, is confronting some very difficult choices about how to pursue it. Thus far, it’s not exactly launching into an overt pressure campaign. Several times in recent days, top Biden administration officials have been confronted with the same question: How do you get a clearly reluctant China to play ball with international investigators? The administration line, for now, seems to
Beekeepers of remote village of Rajouri seeks govt help to market honey
Asia, Business

Beekeepers of remote village of Rajouri seeks govt help to market honey

Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, India: several years ago, villagers of a remote village of Rajouri took up the work of beekeeping to increase their income, but today they are approaching government for the help to market their product.Farmers of the Dandesar village in Rajouri are hoping that the government will assist them in getting access to a suitable platform.The sarpanch of the village, Arshad Mehmood said that villagers have been facing difficulties in selling honey."The villagers have been demanding an increase in markets for selling honey. They work very hard round the year. Some people even produce large quantities of honey but have no place to sell it. Many villagers of Dandesar are poor," Mehmood told ANI.As many as 200 farmers in the village have around 2000 man-made hive boxes, ...
Biden slammed by Former President Trump for ‘bowing down’ to China
China, Politics

Biden slammed by Former President Trump for ‘bowing down’ to China

Washington, US: Trump called slams the current administration of United States and called it 'most radical left-wing administration in history', for bowing down to China.Speaking at the North Carolin Republican convention, Trump said: "Always put America first. We don't put America second. As we gather tonight, our country is being destroyed before our own eyes. Crime is exploding, police departments are being ripped apart and defunded… Is that good politics, defund our police?""Illegal immigration is skyrocketing at a level we haven't seen before. And this is over a period of few months. Gas prices are soaring. Our industries are being pillaged by foreign cyber attacks. That's a lack of respect for our country and for our leaders. And speaking of our leaders, they are bowing down to Chin
Chinese boats suspected in the act of illegal fishing in Argentinian waters
China

Chinese boats suspected in the act of illegal fishing in Argentinian waters

Beijing, China: In Argentinian water the moments of boats among which most of them are Chinese were hidden over the last three years. Potentially these boats ae involved in illegal fishing in the lucrative area.An analysis by the group Oceana of a maritime tracking system used for safety and traffic monitoring found that more than half of the foreign ships fishing near Argentina had turned off their tracking, hiding their activities, with the Chinese fleet responsible for 66 per cent of those incidents, South China Morning Post reported.Oceana's report, published on Wednesday stated that about 800 vessels, over half of them from China, logged nearly 900,000 hours of visible fishing activity via the Automatic Identification System (AIS) within 20 nautical miles of Argentina's waters betwee...