· Swapna Suresh has claimed "good influence" in Kerala CMO, NIA tells court →
In its submission before the NIA special court here, the investigation agency while opposing her bail plea also said Suresh had received wage even after having resigned from the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Wall Street Journal
· U.S. Tensions With Beijing Are High, But Trump Still Has Fans in China →
President Trump’s demand for a cut for the U.S. government in the TikTok deal drew heated criticism from prominent Chinese people, with some calling it “open robbery.” And after the U.S. decided to shut China’s consulate in Houston, accusing it of economic espionage, the country’s state-run newspapers accused Washington of “manic zeal.”
· South China Sea: Beijing builds underwater ‘surveillance network’ to keep tabs on rivals →
The move comes after the Chinese ambassador to the United States said that China does not wish to see tensions between Beijing and Washington escalate further following tit-for-tat consulate closures over the past weeks.
· A long list of US-China disputes →
Washington ordered the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston last month -- accusing it of being a centre for spies -- and China hit back by shutting the US consulate in Chengdu.
· US announces highest-level visit to Taiwan in decades, risking China anger →
Cui, who is seen as a moderate voice among Chinese diplomats and officials, said Beijing did not want tensions to escalate further, after retaliatory consulate closures in Houston and Chengdu, and sanctions against government officials.
· U.S.-China relations are under "unprecedented" strain, says Chinese ambassador to the U.S. →
In recent weeks, besides threatening to bar TikTok, the Trump administration has ordered the closure of China's consulate in Houston over espionage allegations, imposed sanctions on senior Chinese officials and Chinese companies over the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang and labeled China's territorial claims in the South China Sea illegal.
· China's US envoy says Beijing does not want further rise in tensions →
WASHINGTON, Aug 5 — Beijing does not want tensions with Washington to escalate further following tit-for-tat consulate closures over the past weeks, the Chinese ambassador to the United States said yesterday.