Tag: Hong Kong

United States moves to drop cases against Chinese researchers accused of hiding military ties

The Justice Department this past week moved to drop cases that it brought last year against five visiting researchers accused of hiding their ties to...

Chinese people ordered to think like Xi as Communist Party aims to tighten control

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the...

London-Tokyo-Milan-Dhaka witness protests on Tiananmen massacre anniversary

From London to Milan to Dhaka to Tokyo protests were held on Friday to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre showcasing solidarity with...

Hong Kong: G7 expresses ‘grave concern’ over electoral changes in Hong Kong

The top diplomats of the G7 (Group of Seven) group of countries expressed “grave concerns” about China‘s national legislature approving a resolution to drastically overhaul...

GIFT City: Why the moneyed aren’t coming to India’s new international financial center in Gujarat

When Singapore set up an international financial hub in the late 1960s, the city-state was thinking both fast and slow — seizing an immediate opportunity,...

India slips 6 spots to 86th rank on corruption index | India News

MUMBAI: India’s ranking on the Corruption Perception Index– 2020 slipped from 80 to 86 even as its score decreased only by one point to 40...

Hong Kong arrests 53 for plot to ‘overthrow’ govt in latest crackdown on dissent

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police arrested 53 people in dawn raids on democracy activists on Wednesday in the biggest crackdown since China last year imposed...

View: UN Security Council membership is a card India must play to its advantage

India’s entry into the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) this new year is going to be immensely significant, coming at a time when its Himalayan...

Hong Kong: China trial of ‘Hong Kong 12’ begins as US decries ‘tyranny’

Shenzhen: A group of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists who tried to escape the city by speedboat for sanctuary in Taiwan went on trial in China...

Don’t fly in Chinese nationals, Centre informally tells airlines

(This story originally appeared in on Dec 28, 2020) NEW DELHI: In a strong retaliatory push, India has asked all airlines informally not to fly...

Centre suspends all UK flights, night curfew back in Mumbai | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Monday suspended all scheduled passenger flights to and from the UK between December 23 and 31, joining dozens of countries that...

U.S. sanctions 14 Chinese officials over Hong Kong; Beijing says it will retaliate

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: The United States imposed financial sanctions and a travel ban on 14 Chinese officials over their alleged role in Beijing‘s disqualification last month of...

Wall Street keeps pushing into China as Washington balks

A year into China’s big bang opening of its financial markets, Wall Street has ever more to lose from a growing consensus in Washington over...

India on course to exceed Paris agreement targets, says report

MUMBAI: India, home to nine of the ten most polluted global cities, is well on course to exceed the emission targets under the 2015 Paris...

India has to be a key partner in engaging China from position of strength: Blinken | India News

WASHINGTON: India and the US face a common challenge in the form of an “increasingly assertive” China and New Delhi has to be a key...

China’s ballistic missiles and uncertainty at sea

HONG KONG: On August 26, China fired two of its most capable conventional missiles – a DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) and DF-21D anti-ship ballistic...

China’s Communist Party to hold key conclave of its top leaders ahead of US polls

Beijing: China’s ruling Communist Party will hold a key annual conclave of its top leaders later next month just days ahead of the US presidential...

Germany break ranks with China, shifts to adopting India-Pacific strategy | India News

BERLIN: In a major diplomatic jolt to China, Germany has decided to focus on maintaining stronger partnerships with democratic countries in the India-Pacific region in...

China taking advantage of Covid-19 outbreak, India one such example: US Diplomat | India News

WASHINGTON DC: India is among the countries that China has taken advantage of since the outbreak of the Covid-19 from Wuhan, US diplomat David Stilwell...

ByteDance investors seek to use stakes to finance TikTok bid – Sources

ByteDance investors are in talks to use their stakes in the Chinese technology firm to help finance their bid for its popular short-video app TikTok,...

US suspends extradition and tax agreements with Hong Kong

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Wednesday suspended or terminated three bilateral agreements with Hong Kong covering extradition and tax exemptions, the latest in a series...

TikTok owner ByteDance considers listing China business in Hong Kong or Shanghai: Sources

BEIJING | HONG KONG: Chinese tech giant ByteDance is considering listing its domestic business in Hong Kong or Shanghai, people familiar with the matter told...

Chinese consulate: Chinese consulate in Houston shuts after four decades, US-China strains deepen

Houston: The Chinese consulate in the US city of Houston officially closed after over four decades on Friday as the US-China relations hit a new...

Hong Kong’s latest virus surge and possible lockdowns have Indian jewellery exporters worried

KOLKATA: The fresh wave of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong has prompted the government there to think of stricter lockdown raising concern among Indian gems...

TikTok will exit Hong Kong amidst controversial national security laws

TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong within days, becoming the latest of several tech companies to react to the region’s controversial new national security...