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India plays down China’s fury on Tiawan MPs’ trip

New Delhi: China has lodged a protest with India for hosting a Taiwanese Parliamentary team and asked it to deal “prudently” with such matters, even as New Delhi dismissed on Wednesday the concerns, saying no “political meanings” should be read into such trips. Briefing the reporters in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, “China lodged representations with India”. “We hope that India would understand and respect China’s core concerns and stick to the ‘One-China’ principle and prudently deal with Taiwan-related issues and maintain sound and steady development ofRead More


Will defend ‘interests’ in South China Sea: US

Washington: The White House warned China it will “defend” US and international “interests” in the South China Sea and that trade must be a “two-way street.” Signaling Donald Trump’s tough stance against Beijing on Monday, spokesman Sean Spicer said “the US is going to make sure we protect our interests” in the South China Sea. “If those islands are, in fact, in international waters and not part of China proper, yeah, we’ll make sure we defend international interests from being taken over by one country.” China lays claim to aRead More


Beijing flexes muscles with South China Sea exercises

Beijing: China continued to flex its muscles in the South China Sea, with its first aircraft carrier conducting exercises in the disputed area with a flotilla of naval ships amid tensions with the US following President-elect Donald Trump’s telephone call to the Taiwanese President. A naval formation consisting of aircraft carrier Liaoning has conducted take-off and landing drills in the South China Sea on Monday, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. The formation, which is on a “cross-sea area” training exercise, involved J-15 fighter jets, as wellRead More


China hopes for better ties with India in 2017

Beijing: China hopes for better ties with India in 2017 by resolving differences over India’s admission into elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and listing of Jaish chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN as the two nations signed off their most engaging year bogged down by the twin issues. “This year has seen a steady development of China-India relations, with the two countries marching towards the goal of building a more closely-knit partnership for development,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told PTI summing up Beijing’s perceptionRead More


Let China keep drone, says Donald Trump

New Delhi: After denying reports that it had shown any interest in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Russia has not only fully backed the project, but also plans to link it with its own Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) project. According to a report, the U-turn made by Russia has alarmed Indian policymakers, who have sought to isolate Pakistan on the issue of terrorism. CPEC, which will link Gwadar in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province to Xinjiang in China, remains a major problem for Indian foreign policy as it passes through theRead More


Russia backs China-Pak Economic Corridor project

New Delhi: After denying reports that it had shown any interest in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Russia has not only fully backed the project, but also plans to link it with its own Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) project. According to a report, the U-turn made by Russia has alarmed Indian policymakers, who have sought to isolate Pakistan on the issue of terrorism. CPEC, which will link Gwadar in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province to Xinjiang in China, remains a major problem for Indian foreign policy as it passes through theRead More


China upset as Dalai Lama meets Pranab Mukherjee

Beijing: China expressed dissatisfaction on Friday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it hoped India would recognise the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk as a separatist in religious guise. Mukherjee hosted the Dalai Lama and other Nobel Peace laureates at a conference on children’s rights at the presidential palace on Sunday. Those who attended, and spoke, included Princess Charlene of Monaco and the former President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta. India had ignored China’s “strong opposition and insisted” on arranging for the DalaiRead More


Two lakh Chinese die of AIDS in just 1 year

Beijing: Over two lakh people have died in China due to HIV/AIDS this year with 94 per cent of them contracting the disease due to sexual transmission, according to official figures released on Wednesday. At least, 6.54 lakh people are fighting the disease which showed signs of increase among the youth, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said, adding that more transmissions among young and senior males have been noted. From January to September, 2,321 students, aged between 15 to 24, tested positive for HIV/AIDS, 4.1 times more thanRead More


6.5 magnitude quake hits China’s Xinjiang region

Beijing: A powerful 6.5 magnitude quake rocked far western China Friday night, USGS reported. It struck southern Xinjiang, a vast region bordering central Asia, at a relatively shallow depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles), USGS added. The quake hit near the Tajik border and approximately 172 kilometres west of the Chinese city of Kashgar. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0


South China Sea museum ready to open in March

Beijing: China on Wednesday said it is planning to open a South China Sea museum to showcase its historic claim of sovereignty over the disputed region as the Philippines announced plans to declare a vast lagoon in the area as a marine sanctuary. The national museum for the South China Sea is ready to open in March with a wide range of antiques collected from China and abroad, the museum’s preparatory office in China’s southern Hainan Province said. The announcement came as Philippines officials said President Rodrigo Duterte planned toRead More