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One of the reasons for the India-China discomfort


The Economic Times, the leading Indian daily newspaper in English with a readership of over 800,000, published an article stipulating “three key reasons why India and China must not go to war at a time like this” on Sep 12. “Moving away from ‘assaulting with stones’ to ‘building with BRICS’ could be the new mantra … Continue reading

India, China near pact aimed at keeping lid on border tension


India and China are close to an agreement to stop tension on their contested border touching off confrontation while they try to figure out a way to break decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to long stretches of the Himalayas. The border defence cooperation pact that diplomats are racing to finalise ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan … Continue reading

China calls Japanese leaders ‘petty burglars’


Piqued over Japan’s warm ties with India, an influential Chinese daily said New Delhi‘s wisdom lies in dealing with its disputes with Beijing calmly, undisturbed by “internal and international provocateurs“. As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertook a visit to Tokyo amid reports of defence deals between the two sides, the ruling Communist Party’s mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, lashed out at Japanese politicians, terming them as … Continue reading

China offers India a ‘handshake across the Himalayas’


India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army standoff in the Himalayas, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday on his first official foreign trip. The number two in the Chinese leadership offered New Delhi a “handshake across the Himalayas” and said the world’s most populous … Continue reading

China: Li Keqiang greets ‘key partner and friend’ India in New Delhi


Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi yesterday afternoon on the first leg of his maiden diplomatic trip, calling for deepening mutual trust and co-operation between the two Asian powers, which had a tense border stand-off last month. In prepared written remarks delivered on arrival, Li said China regarded India as a “key partner and … Continue reading

China-India border standoff makes little sense amid improving trade ties


A deadlock in icy desert wastelands appears to make little sense as two Asian giants increasingly work together to boost trade and bilateral ties It’s more than 5,000 metres above sea level, cold, inhospitable, uninhabited, with hardly any vegetation or wildlife in sight. Welcome to the icy desert wastelands of Daulat Beg Oldi, a forgotten … Continue reading

A few questions to China from India


It was very welcome to read in China’s official news agency Xinhua (Jan. 11) some parts of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The letter was carried by state Councillor Dai Bingguo who was in New Delhi to attend a BRICS meeting of Senior Representatives of National … Continue reading

Japan plans to import rare earths from India as hedge against China


Japan is expected to announce that it will begin the import of rare earth elements from India when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits the country next month. The move is intended as a safeguard against a possible embargo by China, a top global producer of rare earths, amid the Japan-China territorial dispute over the Senkaku … Continue reading

Fish flee after China claims Bay of Bengal (humour)


In developments that our editor refuses to call fishy, China‘s geopolitical muscle-flexing has led to a major exodus of marine wildlife. Schools of petrified fish were observed to be fleeing in panic moments after Xinhua announced that the Bay of Bengal was now officially part of the South China Sea. This is based on recently … Continue reading

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