Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times

Sutirtho Patranobis

Hindustan Times


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Past articles by Sutirtho:

China to ‘unswervingly’ follow zero-Covid as outrage grows against policy

The alleged suicide of a middle-aged woman stuck in quarantine for weeks in a northern Chinese city added to the gathering outrage against the country’s strict infection control policies → Read More

Emojis increasingly being used as evidence in Chinese courts: Report

Chinese courts have taken cognizance of emojis in at least 158 cases filed across the country since 2018, local media reports said this week | World News → Read More

Xi Jinping to visit Hong Kong, his first trip outside mainland since Jan, 2020

The last time Xi went outside the mainland was in January, 2020, to Myanmar. China declared Covid-19 to be transmissible between humans within a day of Xi’s return, locked down Wuhan in five days and gradually closed international borders in the coming weeks → Read More

China releases world’s most detailed moon map yet

China has released a new geological map of the moon, which it says is the most detailed to date, registering even finer details of the lunar surface than mapped by the US in 2020 → Read More

China: Shanghai likely to reopen on June 1 with Covid-19 spread curbed

The country’s financial hub and its 25 million residents have spent more than six weeks in an agonising lockdown, which frustrated many, impacted the global supply-chain and contributed to a slowdown in China’s economic activity → Read More

Russia-Ukraine War LIVE: Russia warns of nuclear war, Kyiv wants UN to seek Mariupol evacuation

LIVE: Mariupol has been decimated by fierce fighting over the past two months. The capture of the city would deprive Ukraine of a vital port and allow Moscow to establish a land corridor to the Crimean Peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in 2014. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine War LIVE: Russia renews Mariupol attack, 8 dead as missiles hit Odesa

LIVE: The UN chief will visit Moscow to meet with Putin on Tuesday. “He hopes to talk about what can be done to bring peace to Ukraine urgently,” said UN associate spokesperson Eri Kaneko. → Read More

China’s health minister rules out relaxation of Covid rules: Report

In a front-page article published in Study Times, an important CPC journal affiliated to the party school, Ma urged the country to stick to the dynamic zero policy → Read More

Shanghai reports 3 Covid-19 deaths among unvaccinated elderly, over 22,000 cases

Shanghai, the city of around 25 million residents have been logging more than 20,000 Covid-19 cases daily for days but until Monday’s announcement authorities had maintained no one had died of the infection. → Read More

Russia-Ukraine war LIVE updates: No Ukrainian troops were at station hit by rockets, says Zelenskyy

Russia-Ukraine live updates: Speaking on the path of war, US officials have warned that the war in Ukraine may last for weeks or even years. → Read More

Russian foreign minister in China on first visit since Ukraine war

Wang said Chinese and Russian relations had “withstood the test of international turbulence” and there was an increased willingness by them to develop relations that had “grown resiliently” → Read More

China sees record cases in March as Shanghai expands lockdown

China logged more than 70,000 domestic Covid-19 cases in March, the National Health Commission said, the largest number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 → Read More

China plane crash: ‘No survivors’ after emergency workers comb site for 18 hours

The Boeing 737-800 flight from Kunming in southwest China to southern China’s Guangzhou city crashed on Monday afternoon, the first passenger jetliner crash in the country since 2010 → Read More

China says national wounded while trying to leave Ukraine

The Chinese national was wounded the same day that the country’s foreign minister conveyed concerns to his Ukrainian counterpart over the harm to civilians in the fighting in the Eastern European country → Read More

Pak PM to join Xi, Putin at opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics

Imran Khan is also scheduled hold bilateral talks with the Chinese president and premier on the sidelines of the Games → Read More

Beijing on alert after Omicron case

Beijing will require travellers to get a Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arrival in the Chinese capital → Read More

China expects ‘certain number’ of Covid cases due to Olympics arrivals

Officials urged participants to get their booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccines before coming for the Games | World News → Read More

China’s 2020 birth rate was lowest in 43 years

The country’s birth rate fell below one percent in 2020, marking the lowest rate of childbirth in 43 years, official statistics have revealed, state-run tabloid Global Times reported on Saturday. → Read More

We tested ‘space vehicle’ and not a hypersonic missile, clarifies Chinese govt

Asked to share details about the reported testing, the Chinese foreign ministry on Monday denied it. → Read More

Popular Chinese app WeChat suspends new registrations

In a social media post, Tencent-owned WeChat, known as Weixin in China, said the suspension was related to an upgrade of security technology “according to relevant laws and regulations” | World News → Read More