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India appears threatened by Chinese projects in Sri Lanka: experts

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India has launched fierce attacks against Chinese commercial activities in Sri Lanka in recent weeks, and moved to secure more projects in Sri Lanka with Japan, in what appears to be desperate moves to maintain its declining influence in Sri Lanka. Chinese experts pointed out on Sunday that India, which has considered Sri Lanka its backyard rather than a sovereign nation, has adopted a very dan

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India’s uneasy stand with China and Russia by SAM Report

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India’s External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj (C) with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (R) and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov before the Russia-India-China Foreign Ministerial Meeting at Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi on 11 December 2017. Photo: PTI With the Soviet Union collapsing in 1992, its Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who became Prime Minister in 1998,

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India isolated by One Belt One Road Initiative by M.K. Bhadrakumar

  0 comments   |     by M.K. Bhadrakumar

From the Indian perspective, today’s announcement by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that Beijing and Islamabad are open to extending the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan dramatically changes the power dynamic in the region. Wang was speaking at a press conference following the first meeting in Beijing today of the newly created China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue format a

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China proposes peace process for Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

  0 comments   |     by Adam Garrie

China’s proposals are pragmatic, humane, respectful and hold the potential for long term multilateral benefits. The first element of the peace plan called for an intensification of the existing ceasefire, while phase two called for the orderly return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. These refugees had fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in the midst of a local conflict between Buddhists

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

  0 comments   |     by Matthew Jamison

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

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

  2 comments   |     by Muhammad Munir

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

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

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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

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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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