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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

  1 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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Why is India doing propaganda against CPEC? by newsdesk

  0 comments   |     by News Desk on 28, October 2017

News Analysis: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said India is doing propaganda over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of its negative tactics to divert world attention from the Kashmir issue. Abbasi said in a television interview on Sunday, a day after Pakistan responded to

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China opens strategic highway to Nepal. China has opened a highway in Tibet to the Nepal

  0 comments   |     by Zee Media on 17, October 2017

China has opened a highway in Tibet to the Nepal border that runs parallel with the Xigaze-Lhasa railway that hs the potential to be used for military purposes Beijing: China has opened a strategic highway in Tibet to the Nepal border which could be used for civilian and defence purposes. The 40.4-kilometre highway in Tibet between Xigaze airport and Xigaze city centre official

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China wears the mediator’s gown in the Af-Pak by Salman Rafi

  0 comments   |     by Salman Rafi on 12, October 2017

China wears the mediator’s gown in the Af-Pak   Despite a high-level meeting between Pakistan’s General Bajwa, and Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani, relations between the two countries remain largely troubled and uneasy. Nothing else can testify this tension better than the fact it is China once again that intervened to ease down tension and engage both coun

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