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 […]

Maldives’ economy grows despite constraints: Moody’s

Maldives’ economy grows despite constraints: Moody’s

By Matthew Amlot/www.cpifinancial.net Moody’s Investors Service says that the credit profile of the Government of Maldives (B2 stable) is supported by the country’s healthy economic growth and competitive tourism sector. Maldives also demonstrates strong debt affordability metrics  due to a large revenue base  and a well-funded banking system. However, robust growth has been accompanied by […]

Factors protecting Myanmar from R2P action on Rohingya issue

Factors protecting Myanmar from R2P action on Rohingya issue

While there is a genuine outcry all over world against the atrocities being committed against the Rohingyas of Myanmar by the military-backed Aung San Suu Kyi government in that country, no international punitive action is expected, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The reasons for the reserve or caution are in Myanmar’s economic, geo-political and […]

Entire responsibility for Rohingyas’ upkeep thrust on Bangladesh’s slender shoulders

Entire responsibility for Rohingyas’ upkeep thrust on Bangladesh’s slender shoulders

Unhelpful and hostile neighbors have thrust the enormous burden of looking after 400,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on the slender shoulders of Bangladesh when the latter is just beginning to make progress on the economic front. After telling Bangladesh that it is fully with it on the Rohingya issue (to assuage anger in that country […]

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