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India’s new bridges may worsen standoff with China

By Bloomberg, published by Mint INDIA opened dozens of new bridges — many of them providing all-weather access along its disputed border with China — in a move that could provoke a fresh round of tensions. Eight of the bridges are in the Ladakh province, where India and China have each amassed over 50,000 soldiers,

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India shoots down China’s 1959 Line

The Hindu INDIA and China yesterday (Sept. 29) exchanged sharp statements blaming each other for the continuing border tensions, with New Delhi describing China’s Line of Actual Control (LAC) claims as “untenable” and Beijing saying it “did not recognise” the Union Territory of Ladakh. “India has never accepted the so-called unilaterally defined 1959 Line of

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US-China tech tensions ‘won’t go away even if Biden wins election’

By CNBC staff TENSIONS around technology will remain between the US and China, even if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins the US election in November, according to an analyst. Ties between the two economic giants have steadily worsened this year, as Washington increasingly targets Chinese tech giants from phone maker Huawei to video-sharing app

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Chinese PLA soldiers use ‘chaste Hindi’ to taunt Indian troops

By Eurasiantimes.com DESPITE the five-point India-China agreement for defusing border tensions, China has put the ball in India’s court and said it was crucial for New Delhi to correct its “mistake”, disengage on the ground, and take tangible steps to reduce tensions. There were other reports of change in tactics by the PLA when they

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US pushes arms sales surge to ‘Fortress Taiwan,’ needling China – sources

By Reuters staff and published by Nasdaq.com Washington – The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on China. Pursuing seven sales at once is a rare departure

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US remembers the 9/11 attacks as the pandemic changes tribute traditions

By AP, published by CNBC AMERICANS are commemorating 9/11 with tributes that have been altered by coronavirus precautions and woven into the presidential campaign, drawing both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden to pay respects at the same memorial without crossing paths. In New York, a dispute over coronavirus-safety precautions is leading to

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Vietnam backs US role in South China Sea, rebuffing Beijing at Asean meeting

By Bloomberg, published by Straits Times Hanoi – Southeast Asian countries want the United States to play a role in maintaining peace in the South China Sea, Vietnam said, pushing back against Beijing’s comments that American forces were destabilising the region. “We welcome the US’ constructive and responsive contributions to Asean’s efforts to maintaining the

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India bans 118 Chinese apps in new backlash over border dispute

By Channel NewsAsia New Delhi: India today (Sept. 2) banned 118 Chinese apps as it stepped up economic hostilities over an increasingly bitter border showdown between the giant neighbours. The Information Technology Ministry said the apps – including services provided by China Internet giant Tencent – promoted activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India,

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India accuses China of ‘provocative’ military movements at border

By Al Jazeera CHINA has carried out “provocative military movements” in the disputed Himalayan border area between the two countries overnight from Saturday to Sunday, according to an Indian army statement, in a fresh flare-up between the two nuclear-armed countries. Indian troops pre-empted Chinese army’s activity on the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh, part of

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