Japanese expert says Sri Lanka should befriend India and Japan to counter China

Japanese expert says Sri Lanka should befriend India and Japan to counter China

Colombo, February 16 (The New Indian Express): Dr.Satoru Nagao, Lecturer in Security Studies at the Law Faculty of Gakushuin University in Japan, advices Sri Lanka to cultivate good relations with India and India-friendly countries like Japan, to counterbalance its relations with China which could cause tension in the South Asian region. Delivering a lecture on the impact of China’s rise...

China hints patience running out as protests continue in Sri Lanka

China hints patience running out as protests continue in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 16 (NIA) - Chinese businesses interested in investing in Sri Lanka may be running out of patience as protests against Chinese funded projects continue in the south of the country. Speaking at the Colombo University Alumni Association here on Wednesday, China's Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang said that he had been able to persuade more than 10 'big' Chinese...

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

China and India account for half the deaths due to pollution

Washington, February 14 (Reuters): China and India accounted for more than half of the total number of global deaths attributable to air pollution in 2015, a study published on Tuesday said. Research by the U.S.-based Health Effects Institute (HEI) showed that air pollution caused more than 4.2 million early deaths worldwide in 2015, making it the fifth highest cause of...

Chinese soldier trapped in India goes home after 54 years

Chinese soldier trapped in India goes home after 54 years

Beijing, Feb 13 - Fifty-four years after he accidentally wandered across the eastern frontier into India following the 1962 war with China, a Chinese soldier has returned home to Xi’an to a hero’s welcome. “I’m finally home!” Wang Qi (77) sobbed as he arrived at Xi’an’s airport in an emotional reunion carried on state television in China, the Irish Times reported....

Sri Lanka, China congratulate each other on 60th anniversary

Sri Lanka, China congratulate each other on 60th anniversary

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday exchanged congratulatory messages to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka. In his message to Sirisena, Xi pointed out that since China and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations 60 years ago, the bilateral ties,...

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

By Brahma Chellaney/Project Syndicate If there is one thing at which China’s leaders truly excel, it is the use of economic tools to advance their country’s geostrategic interests. Through its $1 trillion “one belt, one road” initiative, China is supporting infrastructure projects in strategically located developing countries, often by extending huge loans to their governments. As a result, countries are...

China acquiring lands and businesses in Pakistan in a big way

China acquiring lands and businesses in Pakistan in a big way

Karachi, February 6 (Reuters): Chinese companies are in talks to snap up more businesses and land in Pakistan after sealing two major deals in recent months, a sign of deepening ties after Beijing vowed to plough $57 billion into a new trade route across the South Asian nation. A dozen executives from some of Pakistan's biggest firms told Reuters that...

China plans to destroy ancient Afghan Buddhist city to mine copper

China plans to destroy ancient Afghan Buddhist city to mine copper

By Meriam Amini/CNBC Two Chinese state-owned mining companies plan to destroy an ancient Buddhist city in Afghanistan in order to get the copper underneath it, according to a new documentary According to the film Saving Mes.Aynak Metallurgical Group Corp. (MCC) and Jiangxi Copper are in the initial stages of building an open-pit copper mine 25 miles southeast of Kabul. The location is...

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