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Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

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Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath Steven Lee Myers, India says it is ac

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Military conflicts to escalate if India refuses to withdraw troops

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Addressing the ongoing border face-off between China and India, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told her country’s parliament on Thursday that “all countries are in India’s support,” and said India is alert to the need to protect its security near “the border where the boundaries of China, India and Bhutan meet,” Indian media reported Thursday. She was

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Third country’s army’ could enter Kashmir at Pak’s request: Chinese media

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It’s the first time Chinese state media has brought Pakistan and Kashmir into the narrative. A “third country’s” Army could enter Kashmir at Pakistan’s request, using the “same logic” the Indian Army used to stop the Chinese military from constructing a road in the Doklam area in the Sikkim sector on behalf of Bhutan, an analyst at a Chinese think tank

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Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China

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India harbors deep strategic suspicion toward China. It considers China as a rival and a potential enemy. For a long time, it has hyped that China is pursuing what is called the “String of Pearls” to encircle India. Despite China’s goodwill in inviting India to join the Belt and Road initiative, India insists on interpreting the project as a part of China’s strategic con

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India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka

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India and China’s Tug of War Over Sri Lanka India sets out to check China’s efforts to turn the island into a maritime hub on its “Belt and Road.” By Yigal Chazan  Unnerved by growing Chinese influence in Sri Lanka, India is seeking to strengthen ties with the Colombo government through economic cooperation as the In

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