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Drugmakers warn China flight halt in India could snarl supplies

China supplies 60% to 70% of the raw materials used by India’s drugmakers, as well as ingredients for finished medicines sent to markets worldwide, according to Mahesh Doshi, national president for the Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association. Drugmakers in India are warning that a halt on some cargo flights from China could imperil an important link […]

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India’s China policy needs new thinking, say experts

‘A deep engagement with globalisation is good for India’s strength,’ say the authors of a paper published by the Pune International Centre. The border crisis of 2020 has brought India’s relations with China to a crossroads. A new paper, authored by a group of former diplomats, economists and scientists and published by the Pune International […]

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Xi, Kim exchange messages to reaffirm China-N. Korea alliance

Xi vows to contribute to stability in Korean Peninsula The leaders of China and North Korea are reaffirming their traditional alliance following contentious talks between top diplomats from Washington and Beijing and diplomatic isolation and economic problems in the North that have left it ever-more dependent on the Chinese. The North’s official Korean Central News […]

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China to allow Indian travellers only if they take Chinese vaccines

The March 15 announcement will bring little relief as Chinese-made vaccines are not available in India. A number of China’s overseas missions, including its embassy in New Delhi, have announced they will begin “facilitating” travellers provided they have taken “Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines”. Indians have been barred from travelling to China since November last year, when […]

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No ‘exclusive cliques’ should be formed: China on Quad

China said on Monday that no ‘exclusive cliques’ should be formed as it accused some countries of trying to ‘drive a wedge’ among regional nations citing the ‘China threat’ and asserted that they will ‘end up nowhere’. Quad countries involving the United States, India, Australia and Japan held their first virtual summit on Friday during […]

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China’s seniors, seeking retirement homes, find scams instead

China’s looming elder care crisis has provided an opening for fraudsters and Ponzi-like investment schemes. By 2025, more than 300 million people in China will be 60 or older, according to the Chinese government. By 2050, that number is estimated to rise to a half-billion. Written by Alexandra Stevenson and Cao Li The salesperson waited […]