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    List of banned Chinese apps gets 15 new entries, most are 'lite', 'pro' versions

    List of banned Chinese apps gets 15 new entries, most are 'lite', 'pro' versions

    Among the new apps included in the list are photo editor AirBrush, short video and prediction tool Meipai and camera app BoXxCAM, which are owned by China’s Meitu, which makes smartphones as well as many popular selfie apps.

    Armies of India, China to hold Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo today, focus on complete disengagement

    Armies of India, China to hold Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo today, focus on complete disengagement

    India said on Thursday that some progress has been made in the disengagement of troops along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh but it has not yet been completed and noted that it expected that the Chinese side will sincerely work for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas at the earliest.

    Australian, Chinese envoys to India engage in Twitter war over South China sea claims

    Australian, Chinese envoys to India engage in Twitter war over South China sea claims

    This is the first time representatives of two high-profile nations have engaged in a war of words in India, despite ideological differences between countries and blocs. Chinese diplomats, however, have been recently active in Europe and parts of Asia criticising host nations on social media.

    Pakistan attempts to stitch trilateral alliance with Turkey and China on Kashmir

    Pakistan attempts to stitch trilateral alliance with Turkey and China on Kashmir

    Pakistan has planned a series of propaganda events ahead of August 5, the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 and has reached out to the Erdogan regime in Turkey for global support, ET has reliably gathered.

    China celebrates completion of BeiDou Satellite System that could rival the US' GPS

    China celebrates completion of BeiDou Satellite System that could rival the US' GPS

    The satellite is part of the third iteration of the BeiDou system known as BDS-3, which began providing navigation services in 2018 to countries taking part in China's sprawling ``Belt and Road'' infrastructure initiative along with others.

    China's aggression in Ladakh, Bhutan indicative of its intentions: Mike Pompeo

    China's aggression in Ladakh, Bhutan indicative of its intentions: Mike Pompeo

    Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a bitter standoff in several areas along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh since May 5. The situation deteriorated last month following the Galwan Valley clashes in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed.

    Disengagement process not yet complete in eastern Ladakh: India on China claim

    Disengagement process not yet complete in eastern Ladakh: India on China claim

    "There has been some progress made towards this objective but the disengagement process has yet not been completed," Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava told an online media briefing when asked about the Chinese claim on Tuesday.

    China warns India against 'forced decoupling' of their economies

    China warns India against 'forced decoupling' of their economies

    Chinese ambassador said China was not a strategic threat to India and that the "general structure that we can't live without each other remains unchanged".

    Message for China: Australia warns against unilaterally altering status quo at LAC

    Message for China: Australia warns against unilaterally altering status quo at LAC

    In clear message for China the envoy emphasised, “Australia lodged a note with the UN Secretary General refuting China’s unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea. "

    Electronics Commission in the works to reduce its import dependence on China

    Electronics Commission in the works to reduce its import dependence on China

    The government is finalising a proposal to set up an Electronics Commission in the country to push electronics' manufacturing as it eyes reducing its import dependence on China.

    Indian, Chinese troops complete disengagement at most locations of border, says China

    Indian, Chinese troops complete disengagement at most locations of border, says China

    During the briefing, the spokesman noted that China and India have recently conducted "intensive communication through military and diplomatic channels."

    DPIIT-led panel to vet GeM vendors from neighbouring countries, restrict Chinese suppliers

    DPIIT-led panel to vet GeM vendors from neighbouring countries, restrict Chinese suppliers

    The committee, comprising senior officials from ministries of home, external affairs and other departments concerned, will draw up a framework to vet applications. “A registration committee under a joint secretary will be set up," a government official said.

    India must try for Quadrilateral FTA after closing US trade deal, suggests USISPF

    India must try for Quadrilateral FTA after closing US trade deal, suggests USISPF

    “We have a quad…which is geopolitically aligned... we should look at beyond a trade agreement or FTA between India and the US; we should look at an FTA between the Quad,” Aghi told ET.

    Boycott China: The 'i' in iPhone 11 now stands for India-made, Apple may export the model from India

    Boycott China: The 'i' in iPhone 11 now stands for India-made, Apple may export the model from India

    The company hasn’t cut prices as it also sells iPhone 11 handsets made in China in India but industry executives said that could be an option later on. Local production saves Apple 22% import duty.

    China's quest to grab land undercut 3 decades of efforts to build mutual trust: C Raja Mohan

    China's quest to grab land undercut 3 decades of efforts to build mutual trust: C Raja Mohan

    Referring to China's aggressive posturing in eastern Ladakh, South China Sea and East China Sea, Prof Mohan said China will face consequences for its misplaced aggression as it may trigger "nationalist counter-responses" including a push for re-balancing of power in the region.

    US lawmakers pass legislation urging China to de-escalate situation with India along LAC

    US lawmakers pass legislation urging China to de-escalate situation with India along LAC

    The legislation on Tuesday came a day after the House unanimously passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), slamming China's aggression against India in the Galwan Valley and its growing territorial assertiveness in and around disputed areas like the South China Sea.

    Indian-Americans hold peaceful protest in front of China's embassy in Washington

    Indian-Americans hold peaceful protest in front of China's embassy in Washington

    Community activist Manoj Sreenilayam said: "We condemn the unprovoked Chinese aggression, landgrab and killing of Indians on Indian territory in Ladakh, while the world is distracted with the COVID-19 pandemic".

    Huawei may Lose TN 4G Circle to Ericsson

    Huawei may Lose TN 4G Circle to Ericsson

    Bharti Airtel recently renegotiated its 4G network deal with Finland’s Nokia in nine circles to supply equipment until 2022. With the likely new deal, Ericsson could be supplying gear in eight circles, Huawei in two and ZTE will be at three.

    Ladakh standoff: Chinese troops yet to leave key points, India verifies status

    Ladakh standoff: Chinese troops yet to leave key points, India verifies status

    While the number of Chinese troops has thinned down at many places, the simultaneous verification exercise indicates a mismatch between Chinese claims and the ground position at some places, said sources. At Patrol Point-15 near Hot Springs, for instance, verification has shown the presence of Chinese tents and structures, at least 2 km inside the LAC.

    View: India China border tensions- India sorely misses a border history division

    View: India China border tensions- India sorely misses a border history division

    The present events in Ladakh have shown us that in today’s world, nobody can fight just an infantry battle, even if it is backed by a diplomacy able to bring back a semblance of “peace and tranquillity” post-conflict.

    India-China standoff: Sources say quick disengagement difficult, will need verification

    India-China standoff: Sources say quick disengagement difficult, will need verification

    The Finger Area along Panging Tso remains a concern with a large number of Chinese troops still deployed deep inside the Indian side of the LAC. At other spots, the disengagement is continuing as per plan, but sources said there is yet to be a thinning of troops, heavy gear and armoured deployments in the depth area by China.

    Chinese military further withdraws troops from Pangong Tso area: Sources

    Chinese military further withdraws troops from Pangong Tso area: Sources

    The Chinese military has already completed moving back its troops from the face-off sites in Galwan Valley, Gogra and Hot Springs in line with the first phase of the disengagement process from the friction points on the LAC in eastern Ladakh, sources said.

    It is a work in progress, EAM Jaishankar on disengagement and de-escalation on Sino-Indian border

    It is a work in progress, EAM Jaishankar on disengagement and de-escalation on Sino-Indian border

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's comments came a day after India and China held another round of diplomatic talks during which both sides resolved to push ahead with "complete disengagement" of troops in eastern Ladakh in a timely manner for "full restoration" of peace and tranquility.

    No guarantee Trump will back India against China if tensions escalate: Former US NSA John Bolton

    No guarantee Trump will back India against China if tensions escalate: Former US NSA John Bolton

    On how far Trump was prepared to go to back India against China, former United States national security advisor John Bolton said, "I don't know which way he would go and I don't think he knows either. I think he sees the geostrategic relationship with China, for example, exclusively through the prism of trade."

    Pakistan no longer retains 'same strategic firm', US gearing up for 'bigger battle' with China: Think tank

    Pakistan no longer retains 'same strategic firm', US gearing up for 'bigger battle' with China: Think tank

    According to EFSAS, the fact that Pakistan, China's sworn best friend and stooge combined, no longer holds the same charm for the US it once did was made evident in the US State Department report which highlighted the fact that Islamabad had been designated as a "Country of Particular Concern".

    India, China agree on "complete disengagement" of troops from eastern Ladakh in timely manner

    India, China agree on "complete disengagement" of troops from eastern Ladakh in timely manner

    As Chinese troops continued to withdraw from Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, the two countries held another round of diplomatic talks, and decided that senior commanders of the two armies will meet "soon" to discuss further steps to "ensure complete disengagement and de-escalation in a timely manner."

    Ladakh row figures in Rajnath Singh's telephonic talks with US Defence Secretary

    Ladakh row figures in Rajnath Singh's telephonic talks with US Defence Secretary

    Rajnath Singh and Mark T Esper also deliberated on ways to further boost bilateral defence and security cooperation, they said, adding the telephonic conversation took place at the request of the US side.

    1 Bihar to replace 16 Bihar regiment at Galwan Valley

    1 Bihar to replace 16 Bihar regiment at Galwan Valley

    The gallant 16 Bihar Regiment, which put up a strong fight at Galwan valley during the skirmish with Chinese troops on June 15, is moving out from its forward location to a peacetime station, having completed its tenure in eastern Ladakh.

    China completes withdrawal of troops from 3 areas; another round of talks expected Friday

    China completes withdrawal of troops from 3 areas; another round of talks expected Friday

    Government sources said the two sides are also expected to hold a fourth round of Corps commander level dialogue by early next week to finalise modalities for de-induction of troops by both sides at their rear bases in the high-altitude region.

    Chinese, Indian border troops taken 'effective measures' to disengage along LAC: China

    Chinese, Indian border troops taken 'effective measures' to disengage along LAC: China

    "We hope India will work together with us to take concrete action and implement the consensus reached and jointly work for de-escalation along the border," the spokesman added.

    Chinese PoS devices here to stay as cheaper options not on cards

    Chinese PoS devices here to stay as cheaper options not on cards

    Amid growing demand for digital payments in India, these swipe machines are the key hardware to process credit and debit card-based transactions at malls and retail stores. Following the government’s directive to reduce dependence on Chinese goods, payments providers are looking at alternative options, but pricing and legacy challenges may prevent any immediate migration, multiple industry sources told ET.

    Boycott China: Display country of origin by August 1, Govt tells ecommerce companies

    Boycott China: Display country of origin by August 1, Govt tells ecommerce companies

    Under the current law, there is no requirement to display country of origin on non-packaged goods.

    Chinese pulling back from finger area along Pangong

    Chinese pulling back from finger area along Pangong

    While the Chinese army remains within the Indian perception of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the lake, soldiers have been pulled back from the base of Finger 4, the site of a violent clash in early May that left scores injured on both sides. However, they continue to occupy the heights, said people aware of the matter.

    View: Why there can be no ‘Buffer Zones’ on the LAC

    View: Why there can be no ‘Buffer Zones’ on the LAC

    A buffer zone gives a misleading impression that some kind of a neutral area has been created.

    India readies GIFT for Hong Kong investors

    India readies GIFT for Hong Kong investors

    Govt mulling steps to make IFSC in Gujarat attractive for investors moving out of Hong Kong.

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