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.
Like many love affairs, the one between China and Pakistan is made of unrealistic expectations – mostly among Pakistanis – and a hard-nosed pursuit of strategic goals and political and economic objective — mostly by the Chinese.
Tokyo is worried that Chinese control of a waterway through which some $5 trillion of global trade passes a year would threaten Japan’s national security.
The presence of the United Liberation Front of Asom and the People’s Liberation Army of Manipur along the frontier is evidence of the shrinking space for the groups to hide and set up camps.
Chinese-Japanese rivalry has manifested itself across many issues, including disputed territory in the East China Sea, interpretations of wartime history and jockeying to assume the role of regional economic leadership.
China, the world’s second-largest economy, and Japan, the third-largest, have a difficult political history, with ties strained by the legacy of Japan’s World War Two.
Kenya’s deportation to China of Taiwanese nationals and their detention by the Chinese government has left Taiwan fuming.
Foreign ministers from the G7 advanced economies said they strongly opposed provocation in the East and South China Seas.
The present attempt to reduce the number of cars on the road is well-intentioned but misguided in the long-run unless there is the political will to adopt a wider set of restrictions.
While such initiatives are likely to work for shorter periods when pollution levels are too high, for people to change their travel habits and leave their cars for public transport, walking and cycling, there needs to be considerable public investment in these areas — and a change of mindset.
While Beijing may have a better grip on air pollution control than New Delhi and other India cities do, its problems are indicative of a more fundamental problem with the process of urbanisation