China calls for nations to unite to combat extremism

China calls for nations to unite to combat extremism

Colombo, Aug 28 (newsin.asia) - China, on Monday, called for enhanced international cooperation against violent extremism in order to maintain international peace, security and stability. Senior Colonel Guo Xinning, Deputy Commandant, College of Defence Studies, National Defence University from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, speaking at the 'Colombo Defence Seminar' said that since entering the 21st century, international terrorism and violent...

Doklam standoff will be ended through diplomacy and not war: Ambassador Bhadrakumar

Doklam standoff will be ended through diplomacy and not war: Ambassador Bhadrakumar

Beijing, August 25 (Global Times): It's been nearly two months since the India-China military standoff in Doklam. Global Times reporter Gu Di (GT) interviewed M.K. Bhadrakumar, a former Indian diplomat, by e-mail to talk from an Indian perspective about factors that influence Sino-Indian relations. Bhadrakumar served as a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service for over 29 years, with...

Chinese Govt assists India’s only Chinese school in Kolkata

Chinese Govt assists India’s only Chinese school in Kolkata

By Sutirtha Gupta/South Asian Monitor The government of China has stepped up investment and trade in India’s eastern state of West Bengal. A Chinese consulate has recently been opened in Kolkata. And the oldest, in fact the only, Chinese school in India, is being reopened with Chinese assistance. There are, of course, a few other schools in Kolkata where Chinese...

Is Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe bidding for Lanka’s Sinhala-Buddhist constituency?

Is Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe bidding for Lanka’s Sinhala-Buddhist constituency?

Colombo, August 16: Sri Lanka’s Minister for Justice and Buddha Sasana, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, appears to be making a bid to capture the island’s core political constituency - the Sinhala Buddhist-Nationalist constituency - in the absence of credible senior claimants, writes P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The constituency was well served by Mahinda Rajapaksa until he messed up his political career...

Hambantota port deal signed before cabinet sub-committee’s report, says Lankan cabinet minister

Hambantota port deal signed before cabinet sub-committee’s report, says Lankan cabinet minister

Colombo, August 14 (Daily Mirror): The Sri Lankan Minister for Science and Technology, Susil Premajayantha has said that the agreement between the Sri Lankan government and the Chinese company, CMPort, on the Hambantota harbor, was signed on July 29 before the cabinet Sub-Committee on the deal had submitted its report. Premajayantha ,who belongs to the Sirisena faction of the Sri...

Bhutan rejects China’s claim on Doklam

Bhutan rejects China’s claim on Doklam

New Delhi, August 11: The Bhutanese government has once again reportedly referred to its foreign ministry statement issued about six weeks ago that Doklam is Bhutanese territory, thereby rejecting a recent Chinese claim that Bhutan had agreed the area belongs to China, Asian Age reports.. “Official sources in the Bhutanese government” were quoted as telling an Indian news agency over...

China enlarges its footprint in South Asia

China enlarges its footprint in South Asia

China is increasing its footprint throughout South Asia, with global power United States under Donald Trump becoming inward looking, and regional power India being hamstrung by financial constraints and bilateral political issues bedeviling relations with its South Asian neighbors, writes P.k.Balachandran in Daily Mirror. Technically, the Sino-Lankan Concessional Agreement of July 29 over the funding and management of the US$1.4...

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