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”,...

China promises not to interfere in Maldives’ internal affairs

China promises not to interfere in Maldives’ internal affairs

Beijing, December 8 (newsin.asia): China has told the Maldives that it is wedded to the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. This is stated in the Joint Communique issued by the governments of the two countries here on Friday at the end of the three-day visit to China of the Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen. “The two...

Maldives-China FTA to be signed during Yameen’s Dec 6 to 9 visit to Beijing

Free trade and OBOR pacts take Sino-Maldivian ties to a new height

The signing of a Free Trade Agreement and an MoU on cooperation in implementing China’s ambitious and prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) international connectivity project at the Great Hall of People in Beijing on Thursday, has taken Sino-Maldivian relations to a new height, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The signing, watched by Chinese President Xi Jinping and the...

China and Maldives sign Free Trade and OBOR cooperation agreements

China and Maldives sign Free Trade and OBOR cooperation agreements

Beijing, December 7 (newsin.asia): In a landmark event at the Great Hall of People here on Thursday, Maldives and China signed a Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) as well as an MoU on cooperation in implementing China’s ambitious and prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR) international connectivity project. In all twelve agreements were signed in the presence of the visiting Maldivian...

Yameen says China is Maldives’ “closest development and commercial partner”

Yameen says China is Maldives’ “closest development and commercial partner”

Beijing, December 7 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is on a three-day visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, has said that China is Maldives’ “closest development and commercial partner.” Speaking at the official reception held to mark the 45 th. anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on...

Yameen in China to further economic ties

Yameen in China to further economic ties

Beijing,December 6 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, accompanied by First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim, arrived here on Wednesday on a three-day visit to China to further the already strong economic ties between the two countries. Yameen, who is on a State visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, is expected to oversee the signing of key agreements designed...

Maldives-China FTA to be signed during Yameen’s Dec 6 to 9 visit to Beijing

Maldives-China FTA to be signed during Yameen’s Dec 6 to 9 visit to Beijing

Colombo, December 5 (newsin.asia): The Maldives-China Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) which was passed by the Maldivian parliament recently, is likely to be signed during Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen’s three-day visit to Beijing which begins on December 6, a Maldivian official said. . A brief note issued on Monday said the trip, which takes place from December 6 until December 9. “High-level...

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