US-China Current Affairs, GK & News

DRACO: Nuclear Fission powered Spacecraft of NASA

DARPA of the USA is working on nuclear fission-powered spacecraft along with NASA called the DRACO. DARPA is Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency. And DARPA is the research and development wing of the US military. Just like the DRDO of India. DARPA is to launch the DRACO Spacecraft. DRACO stands for Demonstration Rocket for Agile ..

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China’s WTO Dispute over US Chip Sanctions

China has recently raised a dispute with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the US chip sanctions. About the US Chip Sanctions On October, the United States issued new export controls preventing the sales and services by the US businesses to Chinese chip manufacturers. The purpose of these restrictions is to prevent China from buying ..

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Foreign Direct Product Rule (FDPR)

The US Government recently imposed FDPR to limit China’s access to advanced computer chips and chip-making equipment, which are used for military modernization and development of weapons of mass destruction. Key facts The foreign direct product rule (FDPR) was recently applied on China’s advanced computing and supercomputer industry to prevent it from obtaining advanced computing ..

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Taiwan Patriot Missile Defence System

The US government recently approved a sale of 100 million USD worth equipment to maintain and improve the Taiwan Patriot Missile Defence System. This will upgrade the system. This decision was made during Trump administration in 2019. US does not have official relations with Taiwan. However, US is one of the biggest backeras. In December ..

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Russia – China Joint Statement

The Russian President Vladimr Putin and the Chinese president Xi Jing Pin held a face to face meeting. This is the first time the leaders are meeting in two years. The leaders released a joint statement after the meet. What did the statement say? Russia and China have agreed to oppose the enlargement of NATO. ..

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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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