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Economic Times | 07 Jul, 2020 | 11.55PM IST

India-China Updates: Disengagement to be completed in next few days

The two nations have agreed to "completely disengage" from the border flashpoint and ensure a phased de-escalation in the India-China border areas.

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11:55 PM

Top developments of the day

  • Union IT and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said India is an "important digital power" and will not compromise on its data sovereignty.
  • Uighurs urge ICC to probe Chinese 'genocide'
  • ITBP not expected to be assigned internal security duties as 60 companies move towards LAC.
  • IAF is carrying out intensive night-time operations over Eastern Ladakh.
  • Pawar backs PM Modi again, says leadership must take steps to motivate soldiers.
10:50 PM

Sharad Pawar backs PM Modi again, says leadership must take steps to motivate soldiers

09:41 PM

Uighurs urge ICC to probe Chinese 'genocide'

  • The evidence handed to the ICC's prosecutor accuses China of locking more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in re-education camps and of forcibly sterilising women.
  • China has called the forced sterilisation accusations baseless and says the facilities in the northwestern Xinjiang region are job training centres aimed at steering people away from terrorism.
09:32 PM

FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China

09:13 PM

US mulling TikTok ban: India's 'digital strike' to hurt more than what China expected?

09:06 PM

Tibetans in Ladakh feel freedom from China is closer now

  • People in Tibet and even in China want democracy, Wangchuk said, adding that all of them are supporting the approach of the Tibetans in India, which is the "middle way" approach.
  • The Tibetan cause for freedom, Wangchuk said, has survived through all these decades since 1959 when the Dalai Lama took refuge in India.
08:40 PM

Pakistan, China call for orderly withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan

08:07 PM

ITBP not expected to be assigned internal security duties as 60 companies move towards LAC

  • More than 60 companies of the paramilitary force are being deployed all along the LAC in the backdrop of the recent standoff with China in Ladakh, officials said on Tuesday.
  • Out of the 60, about 40 companies have already reached border battalion camps in various states and the troops are undergoing acclimatisation and COVID-19 quarantine before they are sent to forward bases.
  • A plan for grant of about 8-9 fresh battalions (with an operational strength of 1,000 people) to the force is under consideration of the Union Home ministry and a decision is expected soon.
07:32 PM

India 'important digital power', won't compromise on data sovereignty: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union IT and telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said India is an "important digital power" and will not compromise on its data sovereignty.
07:13 PM

Chinese military removed temporary infrastructure and continued gradual withdrawal of troops from face-off sites

  • As per the decisions arrived at corps commander-level talks on June 30, the two sides would create a minimum buffer zone of three kilometer in most of the areas where they were locked in a standoff.
  • The sources said the Indian Army is not lowering its guard in view of the disengagement process in the area and will continue to maintain high-level of alertness to deal with any eventualities.
  • On the situation in Pangong Tso, they said a "marginal thinning out of troops" has been observed in the area.
06:14 PM

India has 'scale, sophistication' to recalibrate economic relations with China: Economists

  • "India has the scale and sophistication to recalibrate its economic relationship with China such that deeper interdependence reduces, rather than increases, New Delhi's economic vulnerability," the economists write.
  • Bery and Alicia say that clamours have been growing in India to review economic and strategic relationship with China ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election in 2019.
06:04 PM

Boycott of Chinese products should be done in calibrated manner: Traders' body

  • The trading body also sought fiscal support from the government to encourage traders to import goods from other countries instead of China.
  • A trader dealing with chemicals said, currently the entire requirement of citric acid in the country is met through Chinese imports.
  • In view to reduce India's dependence on Chinese goods, the government should provide some financial support and incentives for imports from other countries instead of China.
05:44 PM

India-China disengagement to be completed in next few days: Army Sources

04:48 PM

Japan's ruling party urges government to cancel Xi Jinping's visit

  • The ruling party has adopted a resolution urging the govt to cancel a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, following the implementation of a new national security law for Hong Kong.
  • The resolution also condemned Beijing's implementation last week of the national security law for semi-autonomous Hong Kong.
  • China has already criticized Japan for its recent expressions of regret over Beijing's approach to Hong Kong.
  • Japan and China have long disputed over wartime history, ownership of a cluster of islands and undersea deposits in the East China Sea.
04:08 PM

Chinese envoy to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, is at the centre of a fresh controversy after her meetings with Nepalese political leaders

  • The meeting of Ambassador Hou with senior NCP leader Nepal came ahead of a crucial Standing Committee meeting of the NCP, which has now been postponed till July 8.
  • Sources close to the leader told Myrepublica that Hou inquired about the intra-party disputes within the ruling NCP.
  • The envoy expressed concern over the growing rift seen within the ruling NCP.
03:47 PM

Indian Army updates on disengagement process

  • The disengagement process between the Indian & Chinese Army had started at Hot Springs & Gogra yesterday and is expected to be completed at both locations in few days. The Chinese Army had started dismantling its structures since yesterday.
  • Under the mutual disengagement, both sides will disengage and move back by 1-1.5 km from the friction points. The two Armies are likely to hold further talks after the disengagement process is completed.
03:17 PM

Congress party leader on retreat of Chinese Army

03:02 PM

Australia warns of 'arbitrary detention' risk in China

  • Australia on Tuesday warned its citizens that they may be at risk of ``arbitrary detention'' if they visit China.
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an updated travel advisory for China that ``authorities have detained foreigners because they're `endangering national security,''' adding that ``Australians may also be at risk of arbitrary detention.``
  • It is not clear what prompted the warning, which comes as bilateral relations between the free trade partners have plummeted over Australia's calls for an independent investigation into the coronavirus pandemic.
02:22 PM

Indian-American activist in US launches group to oppose China's aggression against neighbours

Several members of the Indian-American community here have joined the "Oppose China Imperialism Group-23" (OCIG-23).
12:52 PM

Watch: IAF Apache attack helicopter at a forward airbase near India-China border carrying out night operations.

12:41 PM

Defence Minister reviewed the ongoing projects with Border Road Organisation Chief

12:21 PM

US military to stand with India in conflict with China, indicates White House official

  • "Our military will continue to stand strong, whether it's in relationship to a conflict between India and China or anywhere else,"White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said.
  • "The message is clear. We're not going to stand by and let China take the reins in terms of being the most powerful, dominant force,”
  • The statement comes as US Navy deployed two aircraft carriers to the strategic South China Sea to boost its presence in the region.
11:58 AM

How India waged a diplomatic war against China

  • India's diplomatic calls and conversations with different countries helped the government put forward its perspective on the confrontation in the high Himalayas.
  • Foreign minister S Jaishankar spoke to counterparts from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Indonesia, Australia, Canada and Japan among others.
  • India's job also became easier due to a general sense of aggression shown by China against all its neighbours, both on land and on the seas.
11:48 AM

SC grants one month time to Defence ministry to implement its order on permanent commission to women officers in armed forces

Centre had sought six months time due to corona pandemic
10:48 AM

Why is China allowed to justify murder of 20 jawans in our territory? asks Rahul Gandhi

10:31 AM

India fast tracked Apache delivery to counter Chinese threats in Ladakh

  • India fast-tracked delivery of the last batch of the US-built Apache attack choppers after the May 5 stand-off with China in Ladakh, reports Hindustan Times.
  • The last batch of five choppers arrived in India last month after the government exempted Boeing from the mandatory quarantine rules.
  • The team assembled the five choppers and quickly had them flown to the Pathankot air base after being flight-tested for deployment in Ladakh.
09:15 AM

Anti-China protests held in PoK against illegal construction of dams

09:06 AM

Pompeo says US looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok

  • "I don't want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it's something we're looking at," Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News.
  • Meanwhile, TikTok today said that it will exit the Hong Kong market within days, after China's establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.
08:42 AM

China must be held accountable for crime against humanity: Uighur activist

  • Rushan Abbas, a Uighur American activist, whose sister went missing in China almost two years ago, said the Chinese regime must be held accountable for its crime against humanity which it manifests in many forms including mass rape, organ harvesting and sterilisation.
  • Uighurs are a majority in the Xinjiang province, situated in the western part of China and is officially designated as an autonomous region.
  • Many international human rights organisations have accused Beijing of cracking down on the Uighurs by sending them to mass detention camps
08:40 AM

Pandemic an opportunity for terror groups: UN chief

  • COVID-19 provides new opportunities for the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and their affiliates as well as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
  • The UN chief said it's too early to fully assess the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on terrorism, but all these groups seek to exploit divisions, local conflicts, failures in governing, and other grievances to advance their aims.
07:49 AM

Anti-China protests held in PoK against illegal construction of dams

  • A massive protest rally was held Monday by residents to condemn illegal construction of Neelum Jhelum and Kohala Hydro power projects.
  • The protesters highlighted environmental impacts caused by the dams constructed by Pakistan and China.
06:53 AM

Doval, Wang finalised deescalation plan after two hours of tense negotiations

  • This is the second time after the 73-day-long face-off at Doklam in 2017 that India had got China to relent - at least as things stand now - after negotiations in which India was represented by the NSA.
  • "The frank and in-depth interaction" between the two was marked by sharp exchanges before the two sides settled for an understanding which will require the PLA to reduce its presence, pull back and bring down the structures it had raised during the stand-off.
  • Doval bluntly put across New Delhi's bottomline that for the de-escalation to happen, the PLA must move back from the area which Beijing had publicly claimed as its own in the aftermath of the violent confrontation between the two armies on June 15.
06:50 AM

Encounter underway in J-K's Pulwama

  • An encounter started at Goosu area of Pulwama on the early morning of Tuesday, Kashmir Zone Police said.
  • Police and security forces are carrying out the operation.
06:47 AM

US thanks India for hosting Dalai Lama since 1959

Dalai Lama has been living in India ever since he fled Tibet in 1959 following a crackdown on an uprising by the local population. The Tibetan government-in-exile operates from Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Over 1,60,000 Tibetans live in India.
06:45 AM

Hizbul Mujahideen's OGW arrested in J-K's Baramulla

"Special Operations Group Baramulla and 53 battalion, CRPF during naka party at Kralhar Baramulla arrested a person, Tahir Ahamd Sheikh and recovered 1 hand grenade, 1 magazine AK 47 and 25 rounds of AK 47. He was working as Over Ground Worker of Hizbul Mujahideen," CRPF said.
06:44 AM

Previous policy against China didn't work, US has to take a different path: Pompeo

  • "The theory that more economic opening will lead to more political freedoms, more fundamental rights, just turned out not to have been true. It just didn't work,” Pompeo said.
  • "We can now see not only was there that economic damage done to the United States, but the people inside of China weren't treated properly as twin evils,” he said.
  • The National Security Law, he said, has taken away the freedom of the people of Hong Kong. Chinese action against religious and ethnic minorities, he said, has only escalated.
  • “We do all that we can diplomatically to call out this misbehavior,” he said.
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