US-China standoff Current Affairs, GK & News

US Bill on Rare Earth supplies

The United States Government has recently proposed a bill to end China’s “chokehold” on rare – earth metal supplies. Why the bill? The rare earth metals are used almost in every latest technology starting from electric batteries to fighter jets. China has a strong chokehold on all these metals. In 2019, 80% of the US ..

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US boycott Olympics

The US Government recently announced the boycott of Olympics 2022. The Olympics 2022 is to be held in Beijing. The US cited that “China’s human rights ATTROCITIES” is the main reason for its boycott. The US has named the boycott as “Diplomatic Boycott”. What is Diplomatic Boycott? It means that the US is not sending ..

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Report: China tested Nuclear Capable Hypersonic Missile

As per report of financial times, China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August 2021, demonstrating an advanced space capability. Findings of the report As per report, launch of the missile was kept secret by China. The missile circled the world before cruising towards its target. However, it missed its mark by about 24 miles. ..

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China Passes Law against Foreign Sanctions

China has passed a new legislation against foreign sanctions. With this law China seeks to build its defences against rising US and EU pressure on trade and human rights. Key Points China passed this law after accusing US of suppressing Chinese firms and issued veiled threats of retaliation. This was done after US President Joe ..

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U.S. passes bill to address China Tech Threat

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 to approve a “sweeping package of legislation” in a bid to boost USA’s ability to compete with Chinese technology. China, while responding to vote, objected to being cast as an imaginary U.S. enemy Key Points This measure approved about $190 billion for provisions of strengthening technology and research in United ..

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UK, US call for alternative to China’s BRI

President of United States, Joe Biden and British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson have asked the democratic countries to provide an alternative to China’s infrastructure strategy called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Highlights Both the leaders held the discussions over phone. They discussed the issues including COVID-19 and global health security, China, Iran, climate change, and ..

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