While Chinese authorities have claimed that landslides were the reason for stopping pilgrims from going through Nathu-La, there is a perception that Beijing was also trying to give a signal to New Delhi in background of recent strain in relations.
Taiwan’s government said it was sorry and angry over Panama’s decision, and said it would not compete with China in what it described as a “diplomatic money game”.
On the Tibetan plateau, the village of Yunta shows that animals and humans can live peacefully and care for each other.
David Rank was the charge d’affaires for the US embassy in Beijing and had worked with the department for more than two decades.
Nearly thirty years after the 1989 student-led protests, China bans any public commemoration of the event on the mainland. No official death toll has been released.
Local authorities turn a blind eye to factories that pollute air, water and land; these plants do their dirtiest work at night when inspectors are rare.
The broad and vague language of the law enables the government to justify any kind of surveillance as ‘intelligence gathering’.
The ruling legalising same-sex marriage in Taiwan is proving crucial in setting an example for the acceptability of LGBT rights in Chinese culture.
Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of perspective.
The Chinese capital is sanitising its ancient hutong alleyways, which the authorities have termed as the eradication of an “urban disease”.
China’s statement comes after North Korea’s state media published a strong criticism of China on Wednesday and Trump said he would be honoured to meet Kim.
The meeting exposed the old division between US and China; the latter wants talks first and action after while US wants concrete action taken.
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.