China-US: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

WHO team to visit China to investigate origins of COVID-19

A team from the World Health Organization is to visit China next week to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus. Highlights According to the Indian Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the team will conduct a through research on how the virus transmitted to humans. Was there an intermediate animal or if the virus jumped ..

United Nations Security Council passes first COVID-19 resolution

On July 1, 2020, the United Nations Security Council adopted the first COVID-19 related resolution. The resolution demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities all around the world Highlights The resolution was drafted by France and Tunisia. The resolution calls for the parties of armed conflicts to pause for at least 90 days to provide safe, ..

China imposes Visa restrictions on US individuals over Hong Kong

On June 29, 2020, China announced that it will impose Visa restrictions on US individuals who have “Egregious Conduct” related to Hong Kong issues. Highlights The United States had recently imposed sanctions against unnamed Chinese officials that US believe are responsible for curbing freedom in Hong Kong. What is the issue? The Parliament of China ..

India-Japan conduct Naval Exercises

On June 27, 2020 India and Japan held Naval Exercises in the Indian Ocean amidst the LAC stand off between India and China. Highlights The Exercise was conducted to promote mutual understanding between the naval forces of the countries. The exercise comprised of four warships, 2 each from India and Japan. The Indian Navy vessels ..

US to impose Sanctions on China over its Hong Kong Law

On June 26, 2020, the US Senate approved the bill unanimously to impose sanctions on individuals and business that are undermining the autonomy of Hong Kong. What is the issue? China recently imposed a strict National Security Law on Hong Kong. According to the law, China took over the defence and external affairs of Hong ..