The Philippine leader had last week announced his plan to raise the Philippine flag in the island of Thitu and fortify it with barracks, setting off alarm bells.
China has also said it will take necessary measures to defend its territorial sovereignty.
Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury’s comments show he wants to ensure Afghanistan doesn’t become a beneficiary of the US’s disenchantment with Pakistan.
In a joint statement, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin said Pakistan’s proposal amounts to changing Kashmir’s disputed nature.
The pledges are part of Beijing’s years-long push to reduce the share of coal in its energy mix to cut pollution that has choked northern cities and to meet climate-change goals while streamlining unwieldy and over-supplied smoke-stack industries such as steel.
Sources say that If Wang Qishan doesn’t retire, it makes it reasonable and lends legitimacy for Xi Jinping not stepping down in 2022.
Vishnu Wang spoke to ‘The Wire’ about his experiences in China, not knowing Mandarin and how he feels about the possibility of his father remaining in China.
South Korea had decided last year to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, in response to the North Korean missile threat to which China opposes.
Trump has vowed to increase the US Navy to 350 ships from the current 290 while China has commissioned 18 ships of different varieties in 2016.
Kim Jong Nam died on February 13 after being assaulted by two women who wiped the toxic chemical on his face as he prepared to board a flight to Macau at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
China bought about 22 million tonnes of coal from North Korea last year, up 15%, with most of it arriving by sea through five ports along China’s east coast.
While China is in the third year of a war on pollution aimed at reversing the damage done to its skies, soil and water after decades of untrammelled economic growth, measures taken so far have had little or no effect.
The latest arrest was made on Thursday and the woman was carrying an Indonesian passport, unlike the first suspect who held Vietnamese travel papers.
Colombo’s plans to acquire land for the industrial zone have run into stiff domestic opposition, backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The pro-democracy activist, Ken Tsang, was dragged by a group of police men to a pumping station near a protest site where he was assaulted in October 2014.
The move would bring no benefit but damage Sino-US ties instead, a senior Chinese official in charge of Tibet affairs was quoted by a state-run newspaper.
When pollution is bad, we have to be more informed about the problem in advance and promote programs that avoid, improve, shift – just the way fuel is burnt in the city.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
Shanghai, a city with the population of 24 million, has already reported one human case of H7N9 bird flu infection this month.
Some US analysts warn that Donald Trump could provoke a military confrontation if he presses the Taiwan issue too far.
The move marked Beijing’s most direct intervention in the city’s legal and political system since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule
As chief of Hong Kong’s pre-eminent Court of Final Appeal, Ma sits at the top of the legal system, which some lawyers and politicians feel is under threat from China’s intervention.
‘The role of the foreign community in drawing attention to the health effects of air pollution was crucial in Beijing, as it would be in Delhi later.’
The blast was caused by illegally stored explosives. 147 were injured in the blast, with 11 currently in intensive care.
China is preparing to ordain at least two new bishops before the end of the year and these appointments would have the blessing of the Vatican
Police made 29 arrests at the rally while at least 10 people were taken to hospital after being hit by the police van.
With Delhi caught in a tussle between the Centre and state government, the city is a perfect example of how democracy is undermined in union territories.
A statement by ASEAN on Wednesday listed eight points related to the South China Sea, but made no mention of the ruling that declared illegal some of China’s artificial islands in the sea and invalidated its claims to almost the entire waterway.
An interior ministry spokesman said the car exploded inside the compound, killing the attacker and described the blast as ‘a terrorist act’.
Embarking on an unprecedented drive to censor media, President Jinping has been explicit that media must follow the party line and promote ‘positive energy’.
“The Chinese Communist Party is making use of Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao, their minion, to gather intelligence on us,” said activist Ray Wong.
China is already a global leader in the field of using artificial intelligence in missiles
Since 2010, China and the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been discussing a set of rules aimed at avoiding conflict among rival claimants in the busy waterway.
Britain ‘looks forward to strengthening cooperation with China on trade and business and on global issues’, China’s foreign ministry said, citing the letter.
China’s industrial overcapacity and economic and social difficulties can be an advantage for India, but for that the Modi government will have to change the thrust of its foreign policy
China offers two contrasting visions: of regional economic growth and nationalist competition. Which will it ultimately choose?
Foreign minister Perfecto Yasay said Yi had proposed bilateral talks but only on issues “outside, or (in) disregard of, the arbitral ruling,” which he declined because it was not in the Philippines’ national interests.
China may have denounced the verdict, but it cannot continue to bully its neighbours. The international community must now work to make it part of the solution.
While foreign media outlets have been urged to leave the village, Chinese authorities have gone aggressively after against the organisers of the protest.
Indonesia is now part of a broader regional dispute over China’s reclamation activities in the South China Sea and Beijing’s claims on swathes of key waterways.