India’s military weakness makes New Delhi tread softly

India’s military weakness makes New Delhi tread softly

New Delhi, September 27 (The Economist): To many Indians, their country’s strategic position looks alarming. Its two biggest neighbours are China and Pakistan. It has fought wars with both, and border issues still fester. Both are nuclear-armed, and are allies with one another to boot. China, a rising superpower with five times India’s GDP, is quietly encroaching on India’s traditional...

China believes that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help end terrorism in Pakistan

China believes that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help end terrorism in Pakistan

Beijing, September 25 (NIA): China believes that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), linking Gwadar port in Balochistan and Xingkiang in China will help end Pakistan’s drift towards terrorism and bring peace to the entire South Asian region. Chinese scholar Hu Shisheng told The Hindu that the prime strategic motivation behind the CPEC project is to ensure Pakistan’s economic stability. He...

Journalist ‘suspended for her accessories’ in China

Journalist ‘suspended for her accessories’ in China

China, Sept 23 (BBC) - A TV journalist in China who was photographed wearing sunglasses and holding an umbrella to shelter from the sun has been suspended from her job. The unnamed journalist was photographed while conducting an interview in Xiamen city on efforts to help the city recover from Typhoon Meranti. Her appearance was a stark contrast to the...

Unhappy China scraps Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal

Unhappy China scraps Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal

Sept 7 - In what is being seen as a setback to bilateral relations between the two countries, Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was expected to visit Nepal in October, has cancelled the trip. This was conveyed to Nepalese Foreign Secretary Shankar Bairagi by the Chinese ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai during a meeting two days ago. The decision, incidentally,...

‘China will get involved if India foments trouble in Balochistan’, says Chinese official think tank chief

‘China will get involved if India foments trouble in Balochistan’, says Chinese official think tank chief

Gaurav Sharma/IANS Beijing, August 28: China will have "to get involved" if any Indian "plot" disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan, an influential Chinese think tank has warned India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech is the "latest concern" for China and among its scholars, Hu Shisheng, the Director...

Chinese diver wins Olympic Silver, then gets proposed on podium

Chinese diver wins Olympic Silver, then gets proposed on podium

Aug 15 - There are dramatic marriage proposals - and then there's proposing during the biggest sporting competition in the world. China's He Zi was caught off guard by her boyfriend's dramatic proposal Sunday.AFP-Getty Images Chinese diver He Zi had just received a silver medal for the women's three-metre springboard at the Rio Olympics on Sunday....

China tests giant ‘flying’ bus

China tests giant ‘flying’ bus

Aug 5 - Every urban commuter laments the twice-a-day headache of traffic congestion and the often disappointing alternatives that mass transit offers. A Chinese company has officially rolled out one potential solution: the TEB-1, or Transit Elevated Bus. The giant "flying" bus, as some have called it, straddles two lanes of traffic and stands nearly 16 feet tall so that...

China enters the fray in Afghanistan by inviting Taliban for a briefing

Peshawar, July 31 (NIA): The political situation in Afghanistan is getting more complicated with the Chinese inviting a top Taliban delegation to Beijing to brief them on the emerging trends in the troubled South Asian country. A delegation led by Abbas Stanekzai, head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, visited Beijing between July 18 and 22, a senior member...

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