China revises history textbooks to put back start of war with Japan by six years

China revises history textbooks to put back start of war with Japan by six years

By Chen Shaoyuan and Li Rongde Beijing,  January 18 (Caixin): China’s Education Ministry has ordered school text book publishers to revise all history textbooks used in schools and universities to say that the “War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression” began on September 18, 1931 and not July 7, 1937 as has been stated hitherto. The […]

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

By Teng Jing Xuan and Li Yan/Caixin At the Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR in Tokyo, Chinese nationals account for almost half of all international patients. But  Japan isn’t the only place where Chinese medical tourists are making their presence felt. Each popular destination has its specialty — vitro fertilization in Los Angeles and Bangkok […]

Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

Will Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Leave India Out of Afghanistan?

By Harsh V.Pant/The Quint There has been another dramatic twist in the seemingly never-ending Afghanistan saga. Last month, Russia hosted representatives of China and Pakistan to discuss developments in Afghanistan and the three agreed upon “a flexible approach to remove certain [Taliban] figures from [United Nations] sanctions lists as part of efforts to foster a […]

Why India’s ICBM tests rile China?

Why India’s ICBM tests rile China?

By Brig (Rtd) Arun Sahgal/The Diplomat Two back-to-back Agni IV and V missile tests have rattled China, particularly as they signal the growing prowess of India’s inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) development program. Reacting to the Indian missile tests, Global Times, an English-language Chinese state-owned publication, gratuitously advised “India to cool its missile fever.” It went on […]

China reports enhanced Sino-Indian mutual trust since 2015

China reports enhanced Sino-Indian mutual trust since 2015

Colombo, January 14 (The New Indian Express): In its latest report on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation, China has said that since 2015, Sino-Indian strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity has been further deepened. “Practical cooperation between the two countries has made solid progress in various areas. The two countries have maintained communication and coordination […]

Sri Lankan Supreme Court to decide fate of controversial China-funded port

Sri Lankan Supreme Court to decide fate of controversial China-funded port

Colombo, January 13 (The New Indian Express): A Sri Lankan Supreme Court case filed by Joint Opposition MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara, challenging the way in which the government decided to give 80 percent stake in the Hambantata port to a Chinese company for 99 years, will decide the fate of the controversial and politically explosive deal […]

Fear of abuse brings down Chinese-Nepali marriages

Fear of abuse brings down Chinese-Nepali marriages

Kathmandu, January 6: A few years ago, it had become trendy for Nepali women to get married to Chinese or Korean men, but the number of such marriages has decreased drastically after reports of abuse of Nepali women. The number of Nepali-Chinese marriages has dropped after an online report about the difficulties of getting a marriage […]

Sri Lanka re-negotiating Hambantota port deal with China

Sri Lanka re-negotiating Hambantota port deal with China

Colombo, January 5 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lanka is going to re-negotiate the deal entered into with China on the US$ 1.4 billion Hambantota port, the Minister of Strategic Development and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama told the media here on Thursday. Given the heated public controversy over the grant of 80 percent equity in […]

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