Media’s pernicious role in exacerbating Sino-Indian differences

Media’s pernicious role in exacerbating Sino-Indian differences

Colombo, March 13: Sino-Indian relations have been none too good for more than half a century now, and the main reasons for that are well known. But what is not so well known is the role of the media in India and China in sustaining and exacerbating bilateral tension, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. Sometimes, the sensation-loving media (on...

With India-Sri Lanka economic relations set to improve, President Kovind may visit Sri Lanka

With India-Sri Lanka economic relations set to improve, President Kovind may visit Sri Lanka

Colombo, March 13 (newsin.asia): The recent visit of the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to New Delhi to attend the high profile Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), and his extremely cordial meetings with the Indian President and Prime Minister there, indicate that India-Sri Lanka economic relations are set to improve and Indian President Ramnath Kovind is likely...

Chinese parliament amends constitution to remove term limit for President

Chinese parliament amends constitution to remove term limit for President

Beijing ,March 11 (Reuters): China's rubber stamp parliament on Sunday passed a number of constitutional amendments including one removing the term limit for the Presidency which means that the incumbent Xi Jinping can remain in office indefinitely. The announcement of the vote, witnessed by reporters in the Great Hall of the People, passed with two "no" votes and three abstentions...

China says Lanka has ability to tackle on-going unrest in Kandy

China says Lanka has ability to tackle on-going unrest in Kandy

BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- China believes Sri Lanka has the ability to deal with its current domestic unrest, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Wednesday. It has been reported that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday evening signed an official notification declaring a week-long nationwide state of emergency in the wake of communal clashes. "We are aware...

India, China reach détente on border at Doklam “faceoff” point

India, China reach détente on border at Doklam “faceoff” point

New Delhi, March 6 (South Asian Monitor): Indian and Chinese troops have “redeployed” themselves away from the face-off site in Doklam, and China has undertaken construction of helipads, sentry posts and trenches for its army personnel there, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday (March 5). “Post disengagement from the face-off in 2017, troops of both sides have redeployed themselves...

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