Border Crisis

Concerns Grow for China’s Tech Industry as India’s Tik Tok Ban Takes Effect

Contrary to China’s belligerent assertions that India is only shooting itself in the foot by boycotting Chinese products after a deadly border clash in the Himalayas last month, a Bloomberg News report on Tuesday argued that India’s ban of Tik Tok and 58 other major Chinese smartphone apps could be the beginning of the end for China’s rise as a global tech power.

A Bharatiya Janata Party activist burns a photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Jammu, India, Wednesday, July.1, 2020. Indian TikTok users awoke Tuesday to a notice from the popular short-video app saying their data would be transferred to an Irish subsidiary, a response to India's ban …

Modi Tries to Calm India: China Received ‘Befitting Reply’ to Invasion

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during a radio interview on Sunday that a “befitting reply” has been given to invaders who “covet our territories,” referring to the hand-to-hand battle on June 15 along the contested Indian-Chinese border in which at least 20 Indian soldiers and an unknown number of Chinese troops were killed. India maintains China provoked the confrontation by crossing the border and trying to set up observation posts on Indian territory.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a plenary session of Eastern Economic Forum at far-eastern Russian port of Vladivostok on September 5, 2019. (Photo by Vladimir SMIRNOV / TASS Host Photo Agency / AFP) (Photo credit should read VLADIMIR SMIRNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Government Begins Moving to Curb Chinese Imports

The government of India is stepping in to help local manufacturers develop alternatives to Chinese imports, and is officially asking consumers to boycott Chinese products in retaliation for the border skirmish that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead last week.

Exile Tibetans and local Indians burn a Chinese national flag during a protest in Dharmsala, India, Friday, June 19, 2020. India said Thursday it was using diplomatic channels with China to de-escalate a military standoff in a remote Himalayan border region where 20 Indian soldiers were killed this week. (AP …

Report: China Launches Sustained Cyberattack Against India

A report at the Hindustan Times on Thursday claimed China is conducting a sustained cyberattack against India as part of the showdown between the two nations that left dozens of soldiers dead in a bloody hand-to-hand battle along the disputed border in Ladakh earlier this week.

Top government leaders told NPR that federal agencies are years behind where they could have been if Chinese cybertheft had been openly addressed earlier. Bill Hinton Photography/Getty Images

Injured, Abandoned Migrant Woman Rescued in Texas near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued an injured migrant woman after human smugglers abandoned her. Laredo Sector officials report a significant increase in the number of rescues this fiscal year despite an overall dramatic drop in illegal border crossings due to the Coronavirus.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents provided first aid to a Mexican illegal alien who became injured after illegally entering the United States. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)