Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021


Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Nov 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.

Peng Shuai VIDEO: Missing Chinese Tennis Star Seen At Youth Tournament In Beijing

Nov 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The women’s professional tour threatened to pull events out of China unless the safety of the former No. 1 doubles player was assured.

#WhereIsPengShuai: Photos Of Missing Chinese Tennis Star Posted Online

The state TV employee wrote the photos, which cannot be seen by most internet users in China, were on Peng Shuai’s account on the WeChat message service with the comment, “Happy Weekend".

WTA Expresses Concerns Over Missing Chinese Tennis Player Peng Shuai

Nov 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

WTA CEO Steve Simon had called for a full investigation and demanded that Peng Shuai not be censored. Those expressing concern about Peng’s safety include tennis player Naomi Osaka.

Covid-19: Fresh Outbreak Prompts China To Lock Down 1,500 University Students

The several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and hundreds of students were transferred to hotels for observation.

12 November, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: Two Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19 In Test Events

Associated Press (AP)

The two who tested positive are among 1,500 competitors and staff who have arrived in China since the test events began in early October.

29 October, 2021

China's President Xi Jinping To Virtually Address UN Climate Summit

Associated Press (AP)

China, the biggest source of carbon dioxide and other climate-changing industrial gases, had left the world guessing what role Xi Jinping might play at the meeting that opens Sunday.

25 October, 2021

Chinese FM Wang Yi To Meet Taliban In Qatar

Associated Press (AP)

Wang Yi met with a delegation led by a top Taliban leader, Abdul Ghani Baradar, in July in the Chinese city of Tianjin, shortly before the group seized power from Afghanistan's elected government.

25 October, 2021

China: 2 Dead In Nanjing University Laboratory Explosion

Associated Press (AP)

Officials were investigating the cause of the explosion at the university's School of Materials Science and Technology, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

25 October, 2021

Covid-19: China Closes Tourist Sites Amid Surging Cases In Gansu Province

Associated Press (AP)

The spread of the delta variant by travellers and tour groups is of particular concern for China ahead of the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.

24 October, 2021

China Passes Law To Ease Homework Pressure On Children

Deutsche Welle

The legislation also seeks to tackle internet addiction and limit the pressure of out-of-school tutoring for children in the country’s ultracompetitive education system.


22 October, 2021

Famed Chinese Pianist Li Yundi Named In Prostitution Case

Associated Press (AP)

Li Yundi 39, began playing piano as a small child and studied in China and Germany before becoming the youngest winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2000 at age 18.

22 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing Begins Offering Booster Shots Ahead Of Games

Associated Press (AP)

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are set to begin on February 4 next year and will go on till February 20. Bejing had earlier hosted 2008 Summer Olympics.

20 October, 2021

Olympic Flame Arrives In Beijing For Winter Games Amid Boycott Calls

Associated Press (AP)

Beijing successfully hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, although the event failed to produce the more open political and social environment in China that many had hoped for.

19 October, 2021

2022 Winter Olympics: Rights Activists Urge Boycott Of Beijing ‘Genocide’ Games

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier on Monday, activist groups disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will run from February 4-20.

18 October, 2021

China Claims To Have Tested 'Hypersonic Vehicles', Not Missiles

Outlook Web Desk

The leading British newspaper had earlier stated that China had conducted ‘hypersonic missile’ test in August this year.

16 October, 2021

China Kick Starts Its Six Month Space Mission With Shenzhou-13 Spacecraft

Associated Press (AP)

China's military-run space programme plans to send multiple crews to the station over the next two years to make it fully functional.


11 October, 2021

Indian Embassy's Dussehra Celebrations In China Attract Huge Crowds

Outlook Web Desk

Over 1,800 people, including a large number of Beijing-based diplomats, Chinese and members of the Indian diaspora, took part in the cultural fest organised by the Indian Embassy in Beijing.

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A traveler wearing a hazmat suit walks through the arrivals area at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles.

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Passengers carry luggage at the airport in Barcelona, Spain.

AP Photo/Joan Mateu Parra

Passengers wait in a line to receive PCR test kit at quarantine counter of the airport on their arrivals at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, western Japan. Japan confirmed on Tuesday its first case of the new...

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a COVID-19 awareness sign at Lisbon's international airport. Portugal is bringing back some tight pandemic restrictions, less than two months after scrapping most of them when the...

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Staff members wearing protective gear guide passengers at the Incheon International Airport In Incheon, South Korea. South Korea's daily jump in coronavirus infections exceeded 5,000 for the first time since the start...

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Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

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