china news | galwan river: Talks falter, China keeps pressure on Galwan

New Delhi: China continues to maintain a hold over Ladakh’s Galwan river area – a flashpoint for the 1962 war – as multiple rounds of ground-level talks have failed and the army being instructed to follow standing orders that prevent the use of force for evicting intruders along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The Chinese stranglehold over the valley has been strengthened over the past few weeks with over 5,000 PLA troops in position along the LAC, several of them patently inside Indian territory. While the army is refusing…

Is China taking advantage of COVID-19 to pursue South China Sea ambitions? | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

Over the past months, as countries in the Pacific region were focused on battling the coronavirus, multiple sources reported that China stepped up patrols and naval exercises in the highly disputed South China Sea. Read more: South China Sea – what you need to know The activities of the Asian powerhouse in the region, however, did not slip by the eyes of Washington, which went on to accuse Beijing of “exploiting” its neighboring countries as they are “distracted” with the pandemic. “We call on the PRC [People’s Republic of China] to…

China warning: MoD insider fears UK nuclear deterrent ‘can’t stop Beijing expansion’ | World | News

Last week, China revealed details of a sweeping law it plans to impose on Hong Kong to override the territory’s “one country, two systems” status, in a move that experts say will effectively end the territory’s autonomy. Beijing has made it clear it wants new security legislation passed since huge pro-democracy protests plunged Hong Kong into its deepest turmoil since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997, but the legislation is set to place further strain on relationships with the West. Tensions have soared in recent weeks after US President Donald Trump…

AFP’s chief administrator is new commander of WesCom » Manila Bulletin News

Published May 26, 2020, 3:22 PM By Martin Sadongdong Lieutenant General Erickson Gloria on May 26, Tuesday, relinquished his post as The Deputy Chief of Staff (TDCS) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as he is set to take on a new role as the commander of the Western Command (WesCom). Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) (MANILA BULLETIN) General Felimon Santos Jr., AFP Chief of Staff, presided over the Change of Chief Office ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City with Lt. Gen. Antonio Ramon Lim, erstwhile…

Asean morning news for May 26, 2020

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 25 — Brazil tops 24hr death count, Singapore cases continue to easeAs of 00:26 GMT May 25 there was 43,519 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 105, or 0.24 per cent, on the day prior.— AEC News Today Accusing China of using COVID-19 to expand presence in South China Sea “nonsense”: FMIt is sheer nonsense to claim that China is using COVID-19 to expand its presence in the…

Coronavirus latest: Spain eases restrictions in big cities | News | DW

Many European countries are easing lockdown measures, including tourist destinations preparing for the summer Cafes and restaurants in Madrid and Barcelona, the Spanish cities hardest hit by the virus, have opened two weeks behind the rest of the country. Germany has recorded its biggest quarterly decline since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis Japan has ended the state of emergency in last areas, including Tokyo More than 5.4 million cases have been recorded globally and at least 346,000 people have died from COVID-19 Updates in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC/GMT) 19:58 France has…

China denies using Coronavirus to grow presence in South China Sea – world news

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbours in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. China’s foreign minister is dismissing claims that the country is exploiting the coronavirus outbreak to expand its footprint in the South China Sea, labelling such accusations as “sheer nonsense.” State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters at a news conference…

Coronavirus latest: Japan lifts state of emergency | News | DW

Germany has recorded its biggest quarterly decline since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis The US has put a stop to visitors from Brazil who have been there in the last 14 days Many European countries are easing lockdown measures, including tourist destinations preparing for the summer Japan has ended the state of emergency in last areas, including Tokyo More than 5.4 million cases have been recorded globally and at least 344,000 people have died from COVID-19 Updates in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC/GMT) 11:40 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled plans…

Coronavirus latest: Germany enters recession due to pandemic | News | DW

Germany has recorded its biggest quarterly decline since the 2008-2009 global financial crisisThe US has put a stop to visitors from Brazil who have been there in the last 14 days Many European countries are easing lockdown measures, including tourist destinations preparing for the summer Domestic flights are resuming in India despite a record increase in infections More than 5.4 million cases have been recorded globally and at least 344,000 people have died from COVID-19 Updates in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC/GMT) 08:30 Even if there is a second wave, Belgium will…

Why Zee News hails Sonu Sood, Republic’s Modi report card & India Today’s China questions

Sonu Sood organises buses for stranded migrants and students | @imranirampal | Twitter Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Prime time debates were all over the place Sunday. Zee News celebrated actor Sonu Sood’s philanthropy, Republic assessed the Modi government’s first year report card and India Today had far too many questions on the India-China ‘standoff’. China was also on the mind of News18 India’s Gayatri Sharma who spoke about the ‘kadwahat’ (bitterness) between China and the US, “Dono mahashakityon mein tanaav iss kadar badd chuke hai…