China defends Pakistan as India and Afghanistan back Trump

China defends Pakistan as India and Afghanistan back Trump

Washington, January 2 (Reuters): India and Afghanistan have hailed US President Donald Trump’s strong indictment of Pakistan for failing to cooperate in the global war against terror. But China has defended Pakistan saying that it has cooperated and that the world should recognize that. Trump said, on Monday, that the United States had “foolishly” handed Pakistan more than $33 billion...

Vijay K.Gokhale appointed India’s Foreign Secretary replacing S.Jaishankar

Vijay K.Gokhale appointed India’s Foreign Secretary replacing S.Jaishankar

New Delhi ,January 1 (NIE): The Indian government on Monday announced the appointment of Vijay Keshav Gokhale, former Ambassador in Beijing who had helped solve the India-China standoff over Doklam last year, as the new Foreign Secretary to replace S. Jaishankar who retires on January 28. The appointment of Gokhale, currently Secretary (Economic Relations), was cleared by the Appoinments Committee...

China barred 10 million on-line accounts in last three years

China barred 10 million on-line accounts in last three years

Beijing, December 26 (asia.nikke.com): China has shut down nearly 10 million online accounts in the last three years as it continues to exert greater control over the internet under President Xi Jinping, and government efforts are only expected to accelerate thanks to a new cyber dsecurity law that took effect in June. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress...

“Cheeni invasion” of Pakistan

“Cheeni invasion” of Pakistan

By Syed Wajeeh-ul-Hassan Naqvi/Dawn There is a 'Cheeni invasion' of Pakistan. Everywhere one turns, whether it’s a mall, a park, or your neighborhood general store, one will spot someone from China. And the reason for this is the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which is expected to engulf the length and breadth of Pakistan in the coming ten...

South Asia witnessed significant trends in 2017

South Asia witnessed significant trends in 2017

Colombo, December 21: In 2017, South Asian countries witnessed significant developments which would have long term consequences for themselves and the region as a whole, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. India saw a two-month standoff with China over the frontier in Doklam, which, given the high decibel sabre rattling by the Chinese, could have resulted in a full-scale Sino-Indian war...

Pakistan to use Chinese currency in phases

Pakistan to use Chinese currency in phases

Islamabad, December 18 (Express Tribune): The Long-Term Plan (LTP) of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) envisages Pakistan giving Chinese currency a status at par with the US dollar. Pakistan’s Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing on Monday launched the plan for 2017-30 that set out the building conditions of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The document...

Sri Lanka praises Ceylon-Sino rubber rice pact on 65th anniversary

Sri Lanka praises Ceylon-Sino rubber rice pact on 65th anniversary

Colombo, Dec 18 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka and China, on Monday, exchanged plaques of friendship commemorating the 65th anniversary of the rubber, rice agreement which was signed between the two countries in 1952. The celebratory event was held in capital Colombo and attended by Sri Lanka's Speaker of Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya, officials from China's Embassy in Sri Lanka and relatives of...

Faced with Chinese threat, India to spend US$ 1.4 billion on road building in North East

Faced with Chinese threat, India to spend US$ 1.4 billion on road building in North East

Shillong, December 16 (Hindustan Times): In a significant development in the context of China's road building activity and digging in at Doklam on the Bhutan-Tibet border, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 9000 crore (US$ 1.4 billion) for improving roads and national highways in the Northeast in the next two to three years to facilitate better connectivity....

With launching of Sino-Lankan JV to run Hambantota Port, Lanka joins China’s OBOR

With launching of Sino-Lankan JV to run Hambantota Port, Lanka joins China’s OBOR

Colombo, December 9 (newsin.asia): With the launching of a Sino-Sri Lankan Joint Venture (JV) to run the China-funded Hambantota port here on Saturday, Sri Lanka has joined China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) and 21 st.Century Maritime Silk Route projects, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said. Speaking at the launching ceremony here on Saturday, Wickremesinghe described the occasion as “historic”,...

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