China passes law to counter foreign sanctions against officials, entities

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China on June 10, 2021, passed the Anti-foreign Sanctions Law. The new law provides a comprehensive legal cover for blocking foreign sanctions against Chinese officials and entities and protection from long-arm jurisdiction, especially from the US. The law was first time introduced during NPC’s annual […]

Where did COVID-19 virus come from? – All You Need to Know

US President Joe Biden on May 26, 2021, announced that he had asked the US Defense Intelligence Agency to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus. The investigation will assess whether the coronavirus originated from an infected animal or a laboratory leak. The report will be prepared and sent to him in 90 days. Where […]

EAM Jaishankar to chair BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting

India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will chair a BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting virtually on June 1, 2021. The leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa of the BRICS group will deliberate on the ways to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, global and regional issues of concern, sustainable development, and terrorism, mentioned a […]

United States urges WHO to carry out second phase of COVID-19 virus origin study in China

The United States of America on May 27, 2021, urged the World Health Organisation to carry out the second phase of its investigation into the origin of Coronavirus in China. The country has called for the full access of original data and samples to independent experts. The team led by WHO had spent four weeks […]

Indian Armed Forces to deploy Israeli Heron drones along the LAC with China

The Indian Forces on May 26, 2021, announced that they are expecting the arrival of the advanced Heron-II drones from Israel that would be deployed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. These advanced drones will give a major boost to the surveillance system of Indian forces to keep a watch on the […]

WHO experts likely to reconsider China lab origin theory of COVID-19

According to the reports, the scientists of the World Health Organisation are expected to restudy the ‘dominant theory’ that the SARS-CoV-2 has probably originated and spread across the world from Wuhan lab in China. As per the source, the previously overlooked Chinese data on the extensive screening of the animals for Coronavirus around the time […]

China launches three Yaogan-30 satellites, what are Yaogan satellites?

China on May 7, 2021, launched the eighth group of three Yaogan-30 satellites into orbit on a Long March 2C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China. The eighth group of three Yaogan-30 satellites will join the seven previous groups in the orbit that had been launched in 2017. A report issued […]

China’s population crosses 1.4 billion, birthrate shows decline amid fears of shrinking workforce

China’s population has risen over the past decade by 72 million to 1.411 billion in 2020, as per the National Bureau of Statistics. China’s population has grown by more than five percent over the past decade to surpass 1.4 billion people. This was informed when the nation unveiled its census results. However, the birthrate has […]

China names first Mars rover ‘Zhurong’

The rover is currently aboard China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1, which had entered the Mars orbit on February 24 and will land on the red planet in May to search for evidence of life. Sangeeta Nair Created On: Apr 27, 2021 15:27 ISTModified On: Apr 27, 2021 15:27 IST China’s Tianwen-1 probe, Reference Image China’s first […]

Australia cancels Victorian state government’s deal to join China’s Belt and Road initiative

Australia on April 21, 2021 announced that it will revoke a state government’s deal to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The nation stated that it was inconsistent with its foreign policy. Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne shared the information saying that the federal government will override the Victorian state government’s decision to sign up […]

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