All stories by K J M Varma
'April 2020 status quo' on LAC could be discussed: ChinaRediff.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 coronavirusRediff.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 pointsRediff.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 scribesRediff.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 QuadRediff.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 partyRediff.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 clearedRediff.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 billionRediff.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 PoleRediff.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: ReportRediff.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 ChinaRediff.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 clashRediff.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: ChinaRediff.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 ChinaRediff.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 guidelinesRediff.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 bidRediff.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 LadakhRediff.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 marketRediff.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: ChinaRediff.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: ReportRediff.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".