Chinese soldier trapped in India goes home after 54 years

Chinese soldier trapped in India goes home after 54 years

Beijing, Feb 13 - Fifty-four years after he accidentally wandered across the eastern frontier into India following the 1962 war with China, a Chinese soldier has returned home to Xi’an to a hero’s welcome. “I’m finally home!” Wang Qi (77) sobbed as he arrived at Xi’an’s airport in an emotional reunion carried on state television in China, the Irish Times reported....

Sri Lanka, China congratulate each other on 60th anniversary

Sri Lanka, China congratulate each other on 60th anniversary

BEIJING, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday exchanged congratulatory messages to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Sri Lanka. In his message to Sirisena, Xi pointed out that since China and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations 60 years ago, the bilateral ties,...

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

China’s debt-trap diplomacy

By Brahma Chellaney/Project Syndicate If there is one thing at which China’s leaders truly excel, it is the use of economic tools to advance their country’s geostrategic interests. Through its $1 trillion “one belt, one road” initiative, China is supporting infrastructure projects in strategically located developing countries, often by extending huge loans to their governments. As a result, countries are...

China acquiring lands and businesses in Pakistan in a big way

China acquiring lands and businesses in Pakistan in a big way

Karachi, February 6 (Reuters): Chinese companies are in talks to snap up more businesses and land in Pakistan after sealing two major deals in recent months, a sign of deepening ties after Beijing vowed to plough $57 billion into a new trade route across the South Asian nation. A dozen executives from some of Pakistan's biggest firms told Reuters that...

China plans to destroy ancient Afghan Buddhist city to mine copper

China plans to destroy ancient Afghan Buddhist city to mine copper

By Meriam Amini/CNBC Two Chinese state-owned mining companies plan to destroy an ancient Buddhist city in Afghanistan in order to get the copper underneath it, according to a new documentary According to the film Saving Mes.Aynak Metallurgical Group Corp. (MCC) and Jiangxi Copper are in the initial stages of building an open-pit copper mine 25 miles southeast of Kabul. The location is...

Malaysia tourist boat, mainly with Chinese tourists missing

Malaysia tourist boat, mainly with Chinese tourists missing

Kuala Lumpur, January 29: A boat carrying 31 people, including at least 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing off the Malaysian coast, maritime authorities say. The boat lost contact after departing the eastern state of Sabah on Saturday, the BBC reported. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said search and rescue efforts were being hampered by bad weather. The incident coincides...

China is the single largest bilateral donor to Pakistan

China is the single largest bilateral donor to Pakistan

Islamabad, January 24 (NIA): China has emerged as the single largest donor to Pakistan in the first half of the 2016-2017 financial year, namely from July to December 2016. Out of total disbursement of US$ 3.935 billion from all multilateral and bilateral donors received, China is the largest bilateral donor, providing US$ 847.96 million,says The News International. The government is...

China’s core interest in Sri Lanka is not necessarily India centric: Ambassador M.K.Bhadrakumar

China’s core interest in Sri Lanka is not necessarily India centric: Ambassador M.K.Bhadrakumar

Colombo, January 24 (NIA): M.K.Bhadrakumar, a former Indian Foreign Service officer, who had held key positions in the Indian foreign policy making establishment, says that India must realize that China’s relationship with Sri Lanka is not necessarily India-centric as some Indians “blithely assume.” Writing in Indian Punchline Rediff Blogs, Bhadrakumar says that as a global trader, China takes an abiding...

Why India doesn’t want Trincomalee

Why India doesn’t want Trincomalee

Colombo, January 23 (The New Indian Express): Sri Lankan Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s comments that talks are on with India for developing the Trincomalee harbour, has ruffled feathers in the island nation in the context of a growing opposition to Colombo’s policy of “appeasing” India by offering it big ticket projects to compensate for those offered to...

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