Taiwan scrambles jets against renewed Chinese military activity

Taiwanese combat aircraft were dispatched to warn away the Chinese aircraft, while missile systems were deployed to monitor them. Taiwan’s air force scrambled on Sunday against renewed Chinese military activity, with its defence ministry reporting that 19 aircraft including nuclear-capable bombers had flown into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a […]


Beijing rolls out new data law

The law lays down the responsibilities of all companies and organisations handling data. China’s new data security law takes effect from Wednesday — the latest effort to tighten oversight of the country’s mammoth tech sector. The broadly worded law seeks to tighten the leash on China’s tech giants and what they do with information from […]


Monitor Chinese actions so that interventions on Brahmaputra don’t affect our interests: Panel

The report also asked the government to renegotiate the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan. India should constantly monitor “Chinese actions” so as to ensure that they do not pursue any major interventions on the Brahmaputra that would adversely affect the country’s “national interests”, according to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources. The committee, headed […]


Axelsen dethrones Chen Long for men’s singles badminton gold

With Chen’s silver, China has swept six badminton medals at Tokyo, more than any other country: gold and silver in mixed doubles, gold in women’s singles, silver in men’s doubles, silver in women’s doubles and silver in men’s singles. Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen swept to the men’s singles Olympic gold medal on Monday, unseating Chen Long […]


Power, control and 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party

Rana Mitter writes: The CCP’s founders could scarcely have imagined the China it has shaped — firmly authoritarian, global in scope, consumerist in aspiration, and innovative in technology A hundred years ago this month, a group of young men gathered in Shanghai and founded the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This ragged dozen had no idea […]


China steps up climate fight with emissions trading scheme

China launched its long-awaited emissions trading system on Friday, a key tool in its quest to drive down climate change-causing greenhouse gases and go carbon neutral by 2060. The scheme was launched with China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, seeking to take a global leadership role on the climate crisis in the lead up to […]