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“Be careful or eyes will be plucked out”, China’s response to criticism by Five Eyes alliance over silencing of pro-Democracy activists in HK
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“Be careful or eyes will be plucked out”, China’s response to criticism by Five Eyes alliance over silencing of pro-Democracy activists in HK

The US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, who form the Five Eyes alliance, have strongly criticised the arrest and silencing methods used by China to stop the pro-Democracy activists in Hong Kong. The alliance rebuked China over imposition of new rules to disqualify elected legislators in Hong Kong and urged it to reverse the […]

Trump in a hurry to cut US troop size to 2500 in Afghanistan and Iraq before January
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Trump in a hurry to cut US troop size to 2500 in Afghanistan and Iraq before January

Senators including Republicans have slammed the President saying that the terrorists would ‘love the idea’ President Trump who before the elections had said that he wants “all” troops home by Christmas, seems to be acting in a hurry on that front. US media reports that as per the President’s order, US troops in Afghanistan will […]

ASEAN countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand sign China backed RCEP, excluding India and USA
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ASEAN countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand sign China backed RCEP, excluding India and USA

Fifteen Asian countries along with Australia and New Zealand have formally signed the China backed  Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the regional summit in Hanoi. The agreement to lower tariffs and open up the services trade within the RCEP. Excluding the United States from the pact is viewed as a Chinese-led alternative to a […]

Jack Ma’s world’s largest IPO was scuttled personally by Chinese President Xi Jinping: Report
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Jack Ma’s world’s largest IPO was scuttled personally by Chinese President Xi Jinping: Report

A WSJ report says that the Chinese President took the decision to stop Ant groups IPO after Jack Ma criticised the country’s financial watchdogs and Communist Party’s handling of the economy. The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that China’s President Xi Jinping personally made the decision to halt the initial public offering of Ant […]

China’s strike on Democracy in Hong Kong – City’s pro-Democracy legislators resign in protest
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China’s strike on Democracy in Hong Kong – City’s pro-Democracy legislators resign in protest

In a major jolt to China’s machinations in the island nation, pro-democracy legislators of the Hong Kong parliament have tendered their resignations. They formally tendered their resignation on Thursday in protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues. https://in.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-security/hong-kong-opposition-lawmakers-expected-to-formally-tender-resignations-in-protest-over-oustings-idUSKBN27S04P The dismissals came after China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed a resolution allowing Hong […]