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India Needs to Calm Down by matthew Jamison is a Senior Parliamentary Researcher

  0 comments   |     by Matthew Jamison on 12, January 2018

India under the Government of the extreme Hindu Nationalist Narendra Modi has been getting itself quite worked up over the past year. It was deeply disappointing and disturbing the outrageous, illegal, overly aggressive and appalling behaviour of the Indian Government and Indian army against the People's Republic of China during the summer of 2017 regarding what is rightfully Chin

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PM Manmohan Singh was a disappointment that signals more turbulence ahead in relations

  0 comments   |     by Saeed Ismat on 09, January 2018

The summit last week between Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a disappointment that signals more turbulence ahead in relations between the two Asian giants. True, the meeting resulted in the usual platitudes about friendship and cooperation. But it was obvious that the two neighbours were unable to make progress on resolving any of their current disputes.

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CPEC: Geo-economics vs. Geo-Politics by Muhammad Munir

  1 comments   |     by Muhammad Munir on 19, December 2017

There is no doubt that in the today’s globalized world, following the geo-economics rather than geo-politics would offer multifaceted incentives to various regions and countries in the form of faster economic growth, creation of jobs, socio-economic development, energy cooperation and regional connectivity. In this context China’s initiatives relating to regional connectivity and in

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Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation Agenda by Shakthi De Silva

  4 comments   |     by Shakthi De Silva on 18, December 2017

Sri Lanka looking committed in building institutions and mechanisms, brick by brick and in middle of balancing relations with East vis-a-vis West but internal human rights situation still a challenge. Sri Lanka continues to maintain a delicate balance in its ties

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Geopolitics of Central Asia will persist amid the competition of global powers

  1 comments   |     by By Kinza Arif on 14, December 2017

Geopolitical significance of Central Asia will persist amid the competition of global powers are clearly defining the geopolitical and geo-economic interests in the region. The Central Asian region holds immense strategic importance, primarily due to its rich energy reserves that still remain untapped. In the recent years, the vast economic potentials have re-triggered major in

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China’s FM to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar to mediate in Rohingya crisis

  2 comments   |     by SAM Report on 06, December 2017

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will head to Myanmar and Bangladesh this weekend in a bid to shore up Beijing’s influence in the region and mediate in the deepening Rohingya refugee crisis. The visit comes amid mounting international criticism of Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi who has failed to resolve the humanitarian crisis, which has seen more than 600,000 Rohin

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China's lucrative embrace of Sri Lanka stirs unease

  0 comments   |     by Russek Blinch on 30, November 2017

Some 600 years ago, the great Chinese explorer Zheng He and his vast armada frequented Sri Lanka, including landing once to kidnap an uncooperative king. It was all part of the admiral's decades-long exploration of South and South-east Asia, even to the east coast of Africa - before China would mysteriously turn inwards again. Now, China is reasserting itself across Asia with a scheme that

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China opens dual-use highway to Nepal via Tibet to the Nepal border

  1 comments   |     by PTI ( press Trust of India) on 30, November 2017

BEIJING: China has opened a strategic highway in Tibet to the Nepal border which could be used for civilian and defence purposes, a move that Chinese experts say will enable Beijing to make forays into South Asia, according to a media report on Monday. The 40.4-kilometre highway in Tibet between Xigaze airport and

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Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar on 13, November 2017

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming the country’s new status to Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Friday on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings in Washington. The Afgh

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The US-Sino Great Game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

  0 comments   |     by News Analysis on 04, November 2017

US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes through a disputed territory. He was alluding to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which passes through the northern areas of Pakistan – claimed by India as part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory. While appearing before th

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