K J M Varma

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'April 2020 status quo' on LAC could be discussed: China

'April 2020 status quo' on LAC could be discussed: China

Rediff.com5 days ago

'We hope the Indian side will work with China to follow through the important consensus of our two state leaders, abide by relevant agreements and treaties to de-escalate the tension at the border'

WHO says it has 'not yet' found source of coronavirus

WHO says it has 'not yet' found source of coronavirus

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

Dr Tedros said the team has concluded that leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology as alleged by former US president Donald Trump is the "least likely hypothesis" but it requires further probe.

China silent on further disengagement at other points

China silent on further disengagement at other points

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

The Indian Army has been pitching for a faster disengagement process in areas like Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang to bring down tension in the mountainous region.

China offers its COVID vaccine to diplomats, foreign scribes

China offers its COVID vaccine to diplomats, foreign scribes

Rediff.com18 Mar 2021

A notice issued to the foreign journalists on Wednesday said they can get the Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine, developed by Sinopharm's China National Biotec Group. Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine has been granted conditional market approval by China's National Medical Products Administration.

No 'exclusive cliques' should be formed: China on Quad

No 'exclusive cliques' should be formed: China on Quad

Rediff.com15 Mar 2021

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'.

China on Quad: Cooperation should not target 3rd party

China on Quad: Cooperation should not target 3rd party

Rediff.com12 Mar 2021

Ahead of the Quad summit on Friday, China said exchanges and cooperation between countries should contribute to mutual understanding rather than "targeting" a third party and refrain from "pursuing exclusive blocs".

China gets nod for dam on Brahmaputra as 14th 5-year plan is cleared

China gets nod for dam on Brahmaputra as 14th 5-year plan is cleared

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

China's parliament on Thursday adopted the 14th Five-Year Plan, the mega blueprint containing billions of dollars worth of projects, including the controversial hydropower project on the Brahmaputra river in Tibet close to the Arunachal Pradesh border over which India has raised concerns.

China hikes defence budget by 6.8% to $209 billion

China hikes defence budget by 6.8% to $209 billion

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

China on Friday hiked its defence budget to $209 billion, maintaining a single-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year with a 6.8 per cent increase in 2021.

China's next: 'Polar Silk Road' close to North Pole

China's next: 'Polar Silk Road' close to North Pole

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

As the ice-covered parts of the Arctic Ocean melt due to climate change, China has flagged its interest to take part in building 'Polar Silk Road', raising prospects for the emergence of a new sea route.

China rolls out first one-jab COVID-19 vaccine: Report

China rolls out first one-jab COVID-19 vaccine: Report

Rediff.com28 Feb 2021

China has given conditional approval for a single dose COVID-19 vaccine, touted to be a rival to Johnson & Johnson's one-jab shot cleared by the United States drug regulator on Sunday.

Xi declares victory in eradicating poverty in China

Xi declares victory in eradicating poverty in China

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

Xi said that all poor people in rural areas have been lifted out of poverty. With this, China has achieved the United Nations goal of poverty eradication 10 years ahead of the 2030 deadline, he said.

China admits 4 soldiers were killed in Galwan clash

China admits 4 soldiers were killed in Galwan clash

Rediff.com20 Feb 2021

Four Chinese soldiers were killed in the fierce clash with the Indian Army in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) acknowledged for the first time on Friday.

Disengagement from Ladakh going on smoothly: China

Disengagement from Ladakh going on smoothly: China

Rediff.com18 Feb 2021

We hope that the two sides will work in concerted efforts to achieve the goal, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said

Siddharth Chatterjee takes over as top UN diplomat in China

Siddharth Chatterjee takes over as top UN diplomat in China

Rediff.com17 Feb 2021

Chatterjee, whose early career was in the Indian Army, was decorated for gallantry by the President of India in 1995.

China bans BBC from broadcasting for violating reporting guidelines

China bans BBC from broadcasting for violating reporting guidelines

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

Global Times, the Chinese Communist Party government's mouthpiece, said that the broadcaster is responsible "for falsified reporting" on China's handling of the coronavirus in the country.

China for 'package solution' to India's UNSC bid

China for 'package solution' to India's UNSC bid

Rediff.com10 Feb 2021

China is a permanent member of the UNSC while India began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member on January 1.

Chinese, Indian troops start 'synchronised' disengagement in Ladakh

Chinese, Indian troops start 'synchronised' disengagement in Ladakh

Rediff.com10 Feb 2021

There was no comment from the Indian side on the statement made by the Chinese defence ministry spokesperson Colonel Wu Qian, and carried by China's official media.

WHO experts visit Wuhan wet market

WHO experts visit Wuhan wet market

Rediff.com31 Jan 2021

The wet market was where a variety of live animals were traded until it was shut down following fears that the coronavirus had jumped to humans either from bats or pangolins.

Appreciate India's suggestions to mend ties: China

Appreciate India's suggestions to mend ties: China

Rediff.com29 Jan 2021

'We stress that the boundary issue shall not be linked with the overall bilateral relations. That is an important experience we have gathered through many years' effort to keep the ties moving forward

Chinese military personnel to get 40% pay hike: Report

Chinese military personnel to get 40% pay hike: Report

Rediff.com23 Jan 2021

The "bumper" 40 per cent increase followed a number of sweeping reforms intended to transform the "bloated People's Liberation Army, into a more modern, nimble fighting force".

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