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China’s Greenhouse gas emissions exceeds all developed nations put together, US is the second highest emitter: Study
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China’s Greenhouse gas emissions exceeds all developed nations put together, US is the second highest emitter: Study

Using the global emissions data through 2019, the Rhodium Group has estimated that in 2019 China’s annual Greenhouse gas emissions exceeded those of all developed countries combined. Each year Rhodium Group provides the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimates at global and country-level through the ClimateDeck. China’s emissions were less than a quarter of developed country […]

China-Australia ties hit a new low: China suspends high-level economic dialogue with Australia indefinitely
Asia, Oceania, World

China-Australia ties hit a new low: China suspends high-level economic dialogue with Australia indefinitely

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said all activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue had been ‘indefinitely suspended’. The decision is based ‘on the current attitude of the Australian Commonwealth government toward China-Australia cooperation’, it said. “Recently, some Australian Commonwealth government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and […]

Japan protests against China’s claim on Senkaku in updated maps
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Japan protests against China’s claim on Senkaku in updated maps

The Japanese government raised a complaint in protest with China over topographical maps it published of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. On Monday, China’s Ministry of Natural Resources had posted the maps on its website showing the Senkaku Islands as part of the Chinese oceanic territory. However, the Japanese government maintains the […]

Russia sends 22 tonnes of Medical equipment to India, including oxygen support, lung ventilation devices, medical monitors and drugs
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Russia sends 22 tonnes of Medical equipment to India, including oxygen support, lung ventilation devices, medical monitors and drugs

The second Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) flight with a shipment of anti-Covid aid reached India during early hours of April 29 at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The first flight landed at the same airport at about 01:30 local time (about 23:00 Wednesday Moscow time). The Indian Red Cross Society, which is the […]

Bangladesh: Islamist organisation Hefazat-e-Islam, involved in anti-Modi protests, dissolves central committee
Asia

Bangladesh: Islamist organisation Hefazat-e-Islam, involved in anti-Modi protests, dissolves central committee

In a facebook video message released on Sunday night, Chief of the Hefazat-e-Islam Junayed Babunagari announced that the central committee of Hefazat has been dissolved considering the overall situation in the country. A few hours later, Secretary General of the dissolved committee Nurul Islam Jihadi announced the formation of a five member convening committee. Junaid […]

While China suspends cargo flights hampering COVID-19 medical supplies to India, Chinese manufacturers ‘inhumanely’ hike prices by 35-40%
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While China suspends cargo flights hampering COVID-19 medical supplies to India, Chinese manufacturers ‘inhumanely’ hike prices by 35-40%

China knows no situation it can sympathize with others except its own interests. At a time when the pandemic due to the virus which originated in its own province, China is doing everything to hamper India’s fight against Corona. On one hand, the Chinese foreign ministry expresses ‘deep concern’ over the situation in India, on […]

Project ‘Dantak’ to construct motorable roads, Airpots, Airfields in Bhutan completes 60 years
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Project ‘Dantak’ to construct motorable roads, Airpots, Airfields in Bhutan completes 60 years

Project ‘Dantak’ is commemorating its Diamond Jubilee in Bhutan. Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj laid a floral wreath at the DANTAK Memorial in Simtokha on April 24, 2021. Commandant, Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) Maj Gen Sanjeev Chauhan and Chief Engineer DANTAK Brig Kabir Kashyap also paid their respects at the memorial. Tribute to […]

Hong Kong: China now targets media freedom
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Hong Kong: China now targets media freedom

On 22 April, Bao Choy Yuk-ling, a freelance journalist with Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), was convicted of making false statements using license plate information from publicly accessible databases. She was fined USD 775 for violating the road traffic ordinance. Ivy Chui, West Kowloon Magistrate, said: “The regulations are not intended to allow the public […]

Chinese military behind cyberattacks on 200 companies and research organizations, says Japan
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Chinese military behind cyberattacks on 200 companies and research organizations, says Japan

On 20 April, 200 Japanese companies, research organizations, and space agencies faced a cyberattack. JapanTimes reports that investigation reveals that China’s military instructed a hacker group to conduct cyberattacks on nearly 200 companies and research institutes in Japan, including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. As per the report, the series of hacks were conducted by […]