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India should unite with Taiwan, Japan to fight against CCP: Experts
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India should unite with Taiwan, Japan to fight against CCP: Experts

India has a major role to play in the world’s fight against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As a responsible and democratic country, India should join hands with countries like Taiwan and Japan to fight against the CCP together. It has already been too late and the world is paying the price, Vice President of Canadian Coalition Against Communism Sheng Xue said during a webinar which witnessed human rights defenders, scholars, and persecuted communities by China come together to launch the ‘Global Campaign for Democratic China’ on China Day.“All the countries around the world have been affected by the virus erupting in China and more than one million people have died. Many of us already know that this is the CCP virus. It has impacted all of our lives. The CCP virus has taken life, love,
India, Japan ink major military logistics support agreement amid tensions in LAC
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India, Japan ink major military logistics support agreement amid tensions in LAC

In their annual summit on September 9, India and Japan inked a landmark agreement that will allow their militaries to access each other's bases for logistics support at a time when Chinese military is flexing its muscle in the Indo-Pacific region.On 9 September, India and Japan in their annual summit inked mutual logistics support arrangement (MLSA).The mutual logistics support arrangement (MLSA) was signed by defence secretary Ajay Kumar and the Japanese ambassador to India Suzuki Satoshi, a defence ministry spokesperson said.Japanese ambassador Satoshi also tweeted “Great pleasure to sign the agreement concerning reciprocal provision of supplies and services between #JSDF and the #IndianArmedForces. Hope the agreement will further promote cooperation between them. #JapanIndia.”The MLSA a
##  Experts at webinar stress upon worldwide collaborations to stop terrorism, human rights violation ##
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## Experts at webinar stress upon worldwide collaborations to stop terrorism, human rights violation ##

On occasion of 45th session of UN Human Rights Council, experts in an international webinar titled ‘Victims of Global Terrorism’ stressed that terrorism is a global phenomenon now, and international institutions and governments worldwide must join hands to conserve human rights.The webinar was organized by the Asian Eurasian Human Rights Forum (AEHRF) - a leading NGO working to promote human rights and values globally by context specific initiatives, interventions and programs – and Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des droits de l'Homme (RADDHO).The speakers at the event included Jean-Marie Ehouzou, former Observer, Permanent Representative of African Union at the United Nations office in Geneva; Stephane Michot, President of IDEAl International, Paris; Yana Mirchandani, editor-in-chief
China Provoked India in latest clash: U.S. Intelligence
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China Provoked India in latest clash: U.S. Intelligence

A United States intelligence assessment has said it has reason to believe that China deliberately provoked India with the latest incursion into the Indian territory at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh towards the end of August.On the intervening night of 29 and 30 August, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops tried to occupy a strategic height at the southern region of the Pangong Tso lake in Eastern Ladakh. However, the Indian Army pre-empted the Chinese move and mobilised its forces to capture the heights near the area where Chinese troops are camped.The US believes that after the failure of the Chinese attempt to capture the territory, Beijing remains enraged that its local commander withdrew forces when a physical conflict appeared imminent.The recent face-off comes month...
‘Silence means endorsement’: Baloch activist Bugti
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‘Silence means endorsement’: Baloch activist Bugti

Baloch activist Brahumdagh Bugti, on the occasion of the international day against enforced disappearances said that the day is a reminder that international community will do nothing, no single country will act unless they have their own interest.“On the international day against enforced disappearances today is reminder that the international community will do nothing, no single country will act unless they have their own interest. Silence means endorsement and neutrality means I always supported and will support powerful,” Bugti said in a tweet.A large number of Baloch people, including political activists, journalists and other intellectuals have been victims of enforced disappearance in the Balochistan province.The Baloch activists claim that they have been abducted by secret agencies
Chinese researcher arrested in US on charges of stealing trade secrets
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Chinese researcher arrested in US on charges of stealing trade secrets

Amidst worsening relations between the United States and China, the authorities in the US have arrested a Chinese national on charges of theft of trade secrets after he attempted to board a flight to China.Authorities in the US have arrested a Chinese national, a researcher at the University of Virginia on charges of theft of trade secrets after he attempted to board a flight to China.Haizhou Hu, a researcher at the University of Virginia, is charged with accessing a computer without authorization, or exceeding authorization to obtain information from a protected computer and theft of trade secrets, US Justice Department said in a release.“Haizhou Hu, a Chinese national conducting research at the University of Virginia, was arrested and charged via criminal complaint with a pair of federal
World Bank puts on hold its ‘Doing Business’ report after irregularities in data by China, 3 others
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World Bank puts on hold its ‘Doing Business’ report after irregularities in data by China, 3 others

The World Bank had to put on hold its ‘Doing Business’ report after it was reported that China and three other countries had submitted data that was “inappropriately altered”.China, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia appeared to have been inappropriately altered their data, said a source with knowledge of the decision.The move renewed concerns first raised two years ago by the World Bank’s chief economist that the report, called “Doing Business,” was vulnerable to manipulation. According to the Doing Business report, a sharp difference was noted when China rose from 46 to 31 between 2019 to 2020.The World Bank in a statement said: “A number of irregularities have been reported regarding changes to the data in the Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020 reports, publi
U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese enterprises and executives active in South China Sea
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese enterprises and executives active in South China Sea

Increasing China’s troubles, the United States has imposed a set of visa and export restrictions against Chinese state-owned enterprises and executives involved in advancing Beijing’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.These restrictions by the US Department of State apply to various state-owned firms, including subsidiaries of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), a leading contractor for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).“The Department of State will begin imposing visa restrictions on People’s Republic of China (PRC) individuals responsible for, or complicit in, either the large-scale reclamation, construction, or militarization of disputed outposts in the South China Sea, or the PRC’s use of coercion against Southeast Asian claima
India confident in standing solo against China in any border dispute: EFSAS
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India confident in standing solo against China in any border dispute: EFSAS

A Europe-based think tank that India, post the June 15 Galwan valley clash, has shown the confidence of standing solo against China in any future border dispute.Several negotiations have taken place between India and China since the clashes in Eastern Ladakh. Though they have yielded some results as troops of both countries started pulling back, Chinese troops are still present in the Depsang Plains region, Gogra, and the Fingers region along the Pangong Tso.The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) said: "In the initial phase of disengagement at Pangong Tso, the Chinese moved back from Finger 4 to Finger 5, but continued with their deployment on the ridge line. India is insisting that China move back from Finger 5 to its old position on the Finger 8 spur. In the face of repe...
US stealth bombers in Diego Garcia, warships in South China Sea, boost morale from Ladakh to Taiwan
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US stealth bombers in Diego Garcia, warships in South China Sea, boost morale from Ladakh to Taiwan

With the deployment of three B-2 stealth bombers, capable of carrying nuclear weapons in the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, the United States has given a clear message to China to deter from starting a war in the India-Pacific.In Ladakh on the Indo-China border and in Taiwan, military tensions are showing no signs of abating.The three radar-evading bombers, widely recognised as the most advanced in the world, arrived at Diego Garcia on August 12.By deploying at the Indian Ocean island, which falls under the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), China was being sent an unambiguous signal - that Washington was committed to safeguard the sea lanes of the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, under well-defined rules.Because of their ultra-long-range endurance, and freedom ...