China bans beards and veils in Xinjiang

China bans beards and veils in Xinjiang

Xinjiang, April 1 - China has introduced new restrictions in the far western region of Xinjiang in what it describes as a campaign against Islamist extremism. The measures include prohibiting "abnormally" long beards, the wearing of veils in public places and refusing to watch state television. Xinjiang is the homeland of the Uighurs, a traditionally Muslim group who say they...

Colombo most suited to be South Asia’s commercial hub: Port City official

Colombo most suited to be South Asia’s commercial hub: Port City official

EXCLUSIVE By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 30 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan capital Colombo is the most suitable to be South Asia’s commercial hub, says Liang Thow Ming, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of the US$ 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project being executed by the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) . Speaking to this correspondent on Thursday, Liang said that Colombo is...

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Doval’s obsession with China made India go for regime change in Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

P.K.Balachandran/newsin.asia Colombo, March 27:India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s obsession with China led to India’s working for a regime in Sri Lanka in 2014, the island nation’s former Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association here on Monday. He said that the Congress-led government had been very supportive of Sri Lanka as revealed in “Choices”, former Indian National...

Sri Lanka, China congratulate each other on 60th anniversary

Don’t ‘meddle’ in Nepal, Sri Lanka, China media warns India

Beijing, March 22 - The Chinese media has threatened to "fight back" any Indian attempt to meddle with China's attempts to enter into military collaboration with Nepal and Sri Lanka. The threat comes amid the ongoing visit of Chinese defence minister Chang Wanquan to Sri Lanka, which will be followed by a tour of Nepal. Chang is accompanied by deputy commander...

Sirisena tells Chinese Defense Minister pacts with China should not harm Sri Lanka

Sirisena tells Chinese Defense Minister pacts with China should not harm Sri Lanka

By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, March 20: The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena told the visiting Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor, Gen.Chang Wanquan, that the pacts which Sri Lanka is to sign with China should not harm to “the pride, independence and national security of Sri Lanka.” Sirisena’s assertive remark assumes significance in the context of the raging controversy over the...

A Chinese view of Modi’s electoral triumph

A Chinese view of Modi’s electoral triumph

Beijing, March 17 (Global Times) : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a sweeping electoral victory in Uttar Pradesh, the country's most-populous state, as well as garnering vigorous support in several other major state elections. It has not only increased Modi's chance to win in India's 2019 general elections, some even predict he...

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