Sri Lankan President says Japan has been a true friend

Sri Lankan President says Japan has been a true friend

Colombo, Nov 1 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told a high level Japanese delegation here on Wednesday that “Japan has been continuously assisting Sri Lanka as a true friend.” The Head of the Japanese delegation, Director General of International Cooperation Bureau, Assistant Minister, Kazuya Nashida, assured the Sri Lankan President that his country would […]

Japan curbed China during Sino-Indian standoff over Doklam

Japan curbed China during Sino-Indian standoff over Doklam

By Dr.Satoru  Nagao/Research Fellow at the Institute of Future Engineering Colombo, Nov 1 (newsin.asia): Though Japan was not directly involved in the June 16 to August 28 2017 Sino-Indian stand-off over the border in Doklam, it played an important role in it, indirectly. There are three reasons for this. Firstly, in this Indo-China border stand-off, […]

China’s new look party leadership says it will not betray people’s trust

China’s new look party leadership says it will not betray people’s trust

Beijing, October 25 (caixinglobal.com:) The Central Committee of the Communist Party which has selected a new leadership, headed by party General Secretary Xi Jinping, has promised not to fail or betray the people’s trust. The seven-member Politburo Standing Committee — comprising Xi, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji and Han Zheng […]

Chinese envoy in Pakistan faces threat from East Turkestan Islamic Movement

Chinese envoy in Pakistan faces threat from East Turkestan Islamic Movement

Islamabad October 22 (Dawn): The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has alleged that a member of the terrorist network “East Turkestan Islamic Movement” has “sneaked into Pakistan” and poses a threat to Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong. This information was shared in a letter that was leaked to the media on Saturday. When contacted by Dawn.com, the embassy […]

Xi Jinping to enhance military power while ensuring moderate prosperity

Xi Jinping to enhance military power while ensuring moderate prosperity

In his keynote address on the opening day of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Beijing on Wednesday, the Chinese President and party Supremo, Xi Jinping, made two points of great relevance to the rest of the world. One is that the Chinese security forces, collectively known as the People Liberation Army […]

After 19 th.Congress Xi would aim at replacing US as Asia’s policeman

After 19 th.Congress Xi would aim at replacing US as Asia’s policeman

Beijing, October 19 (newsin.asia): After the 19 th. Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which began in Beijing on Wednesday, President Xi Jinping is expected to continue his pushy foreign policy with renewed vigor and confidence with the aim of replacing the US as Asia’s policeman, writes P.K.Balachandran. Countries like India, which have an […]

Xi Jinping: ‘Time for China to take centre stage’

Xi Jinping: ‘Time for China to take centre stage’

Beijing, Oct 18 – China has entered a “new era” where it should “take centre stage in the world”, President Xi Jinping says. The country’s rapid progress under “socialism with Chinese characteristics” shows there is “a new choice for other countries”, he told the Communist Party congress. The closed-door summit determines who rules China and […]

China says economic development will ensure maritime security

China says economic development will ensure maritime security

Colombo, October 9 (SAM): China told the Galle Naval Dialogue 2017 held here on Monday, that the best guarantor of maritime security is rapid economic development on a mutually agreed basis. “I believe only through development can we eliminate maritime security threats,” said the Chinese delegate, Rear Admiral Cui Yuzhong, Deputy Commander of the PLA […]

Lankan opposition protests against airport deal with India

Lankan opposition protests against airport deal with India

Colombo, October 8 (SAM): Twenty six people were arrested when about 2000 supporters of the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) tried to storm the Indian Consul General’s office in Hambantota in South Sri Lanka on Friday. The demonstrators led by Namal Rajapaksa MP and son of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, were dispersed […]