Editorial: Enter the dragon

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s ceremonial but top legislative body, has passed a new land law for the ‘protection and exploitation of the country’s land border areas’ which will come into effect from 1 January, state media Xinhua reported. Continue Reading

Russia to cooperate with China on Sputnik production

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the past weeks, according to statements published on the website of the RDIF. Continue Reading

Chinese space probe captures first image of Mars

China’s space probe Tianwen-1 has sent back the first image of Mars that it captured from a distance of 2.2 million km from the Red Planet. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has released the image of Mars captured by Tianwen-1. Continue Reading

‘China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop Corona pandemic’

A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organisation has criticised China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the UN health agency should have labelled it a pandemic sooner. Continue Reading

Xi hails China’s economic growth despite pandemic

China has made major progress in developing its economy and eradicating rural poverty over the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a New Year address on Thursday. Continue Reading

Guterres worried over escalating disputes between US, China

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the world is living in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe, fuelled by growing distrust and tensions between the nuclear powers. Continue Reading

China, India pull back troops after high level talks

In the first signs of disengagement between Indian and Chinese troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, the soldiers of both sides have started moving back at PP14 in Galwan area. Continue Reading