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    Beijing Begins Fresh Round Of COVID-19 Tests As Shanghai Postpones Crucial Exams

    Beijing on Saturday began a fresh round of mass testing for coronavirus and has also postponed Shanghai's Gaokao University entrance exam till early July. ...Tap to read more

    China unveils policy orientation for economic & social development

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang unveiled a government work report at the opening meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress held in Beijing and introduced the overall requirements and policy orientation for economic and social development in 2022. In his report, the premier reviewed the government work in 2021 and said that the country worked hard as one and once again secured new and major achievements in its development in the past year in the face of complicated and challenging circumstances both in and outside of China, as well as many risks and challenges.

    China reports 175 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

    The Chinese mainland reported 175 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, local news reported citing the National Health Commission on Sunday. Xinhua News Agency reported that out of the new local infections, 88 were reported in Shandong, 25 in Jilin, 20 in Guangdong, 14 in Hebei, nine in Inner Mongolia, five in Guangxi, four each in Jiangsu and Yunnan, two each in Zhejiang and Shaanxi, and one each in Shanxi and Henan, the commission said in its daily report. A total of 154 imported COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday, said the commission.

    China’s trade war with US resulted in loss of USD 550 billion: Report

    Amid an economic slowdown, China's four-year 'trade war' with the US has resulted in a total loss of USD 550 billion in import tariffs, the majority of which are aimed at Beijing, a media report said on Saturday. The trade war, accompanied by a slowdown in China's economy and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, has resulted in the World Bank predicting a significant slowdown in the global economy as well as a lower prediction for the economic growth in the United States and China, reported The Hong Kong Post.

    China conducting military drills near Vietnam coast

    China is conducting military drills in the South China Sea in an area between its southern province of Hainan and Vietnam, media reports said on Saturday. The Bangkok Post reported that Beijing has warned ships to stay away from the region. The Hainan Maritime Safety Administration said the drills would last until March 15. In a statement late on Friday, the Chinese administration provided coordinates for an area between Hainan's Sanya and the Vietnamese city of Hue.

    US Senators propose sanctions against China in event of Taiwan invasion

    Amid China's growing military aggression towards Taiwan, three US senators have proposed a bill that would allow for the imposition of financial sanctions against China in the event of an attack or invasion of the island. This bill comes at a time when the experts fear that China too might flex muscles over Taiwan and the South China Sea, after taking cues from Russia's military operation in Ukraine. The bill will give US lawmakers to sever all financial transactions between the US and China if China engages in armed aggression against Taiwan.

    China spends more time criticising US than helping Afghanistan-US at UN

    The United States and Russia on Wednesday presented opposing visions at the Security Council for the UN's role in Afghanistan, with Washington's call for robust support of human rights running contrary to Moscow's desires. "China's the second largest contributor to the UN. What China has done to help the people of Afghanistan, or contribute to regional security, does not match that standing," he said.

    China told Russia to hold off the invasion of Ukraine until the end of the winter Olympics- NYT

    The New York Times reported earlier today that senior Chinese officials warned senior Russian officials not to invade Ukraine before the end of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, citing Biden administration officials and a European official who referenced a Western intelligence analysis. The intelligence analysis, according to the New York Times, suggested that senior Chinese officials were aware of Russia's plans or intentions to attack Ukraine before Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated the operation last week. China had made the request, according to a source familiar with the situation, but the source declined to disclose further specifics. Due to the sensitivity of the situation, the source declined to be identified.

    With marriages declining, birth rates in China lowest ever

    According to a media source, China's birth rates have reached their lowest recorded levels due to a dramatic drop in marriage registrations combined with the ageing of married couples.

    Women abuse on a rise in China

    After an investigation aimed at quelling public outrage over the case of a mother of eight discovered chained by the neck, China has fired, fined, and investigated more than a dozen local officials in eastern Jiangsu province.

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    Palakkad Bus Accident: PM Modi Expresses Grief, Announces Ex-Gratia

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