US-China Current Affairs, GK & News

UN: China overtakes US for Foreign Direct Investment

Recent figures by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development highlights that, China has surpassed the United States as the world’s top destination for the foreign direct investment (FDI) in the year 2020. Highlights The eastward shift of the destination was the result of Covid-19 pandemic from which the United States is still recovering. ..

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What is Havana syndrome?

Context in Current Affairs: The National Academy of Sciences has recently found that the microwave radiation is the major cause of the mysterious neurological illness called Havana syndrome. The Havana syndrome started to infect the American diplomats and intelligence officials located in China, Cuba and other countries for more than four years now. However, the state ..

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What is Five Eyes Alliance?

The Five Eyes countries recently issued a joint statement expressing their concern about increasing Chinese curbs on the autonomy of Hong Kong. The joint statement was issued following the postponement of Legislative Council elections that was due in September 2020 and imposition of national security law in Hong Kong. According to the countries the decisions ..

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US approves 600 million USD armed drones sale to Taiwan

The United States recently approved 600 million USD armed drones sale to Taiwan. By the end of October 2020, US approved the sale of Harpoon missile systems to Taiwan. Background The current ruling Communist Party of china claims Taiwan. Taiwan was spit from China mainland in 1949 during a civil war. History of China-Taiwan issue ..

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Beijing Imposed New Restrictions on US Diplomats

Beijing has imposed “reciprocal restrictions” on all American diplomats in China and Hongkong. This step was taken by China in response to restrictions imposed on its embassy staff in the United States. The ministry said that unspecified countermeasures will be applied to all US embassy and consulate staff. By taking these measures, China also urge ..

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