July 23, 2020
Indian National Congress party supporters cheering for Sachin Pilot during a celebration of the party's victory in local elections in Jaipur, Rajasthan, last year.

Scandal and Infighting Erupt Within India’s Ailing Congress Party

Sachin Pilot, a prominent Congress politician, has been sidelined after being accused of bribing members to defect to Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

July 23, 2020
President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, last year.

How the Cold War Between China and U.S. Is Intensifying

In defense, trade, technology, media and diplomacy, among other areas, the rancor between the Trump administration and China’s ruling Communist Party isworsening.

July 23, 2020
The Chinese Consulate in Houston was ordered to close by the U.S. 

Your Thursday Briefing

U.S.-China tensions, Coronavirus vaccine, Mars mission: Here’s what you need to know today.

July 23, 2020
Chinese fishing boats berthed in Dalian, in northeast China’s Liaoning province, which is located close to North Korean waters.

Defying U.N. Ban, Chinese Ships Pay North Korea to Fish in Its Waters

Chinese vessels have caught $560 million worth of squid off the North’s shores since the United Nations banned the practice in 2017, says a group that tracks commercial fishing.

July 23, 2020
China’s Long March 5 rocket being transferred to the launchpad in Wenchang, southern China, on July 17.

China Will Answer ‘Heavenly Question’: Can It Land on Mars?

A goal of the Tianwen-1 launch is to catch up with decades of American success on the red planet, all in one mission.

July 23, 2020
The historic Bui Chu Cathedral in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam, is widely considered an architectural gem.

Demolition of Historic Vietnam Cathedral Is Underway

The 135-year-old Bui Chu Cathedral will be replaced with a replica that can hold more people. The church rejected an offer of land and help renovating the old building.