US State Department spokesman Mark Toner urged North Korea to refrain from actions that destabilise the region and said Washington would consider “other” options if Pyongyang continued nuclear and missile testing.
The freedom of navigation operations involve sending US navy ships and military aircrafts into areas where other countries have tried to limit access, to demonstrate that the international community does not accept such restrictions.
North Korea appears to be preparing a test-launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, after what the US described as the “fiery, catastrophic” failure of the first attempt.
Ni Yulan, known for defending people evicted from their homes to make way for development, has been held under house arrest for 12 days.
Four members of the 10-member ASEAN – the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei – have rival claims to parts of the South China Sea with China, which says virtually the entire sea belongs to it.
The Security Council has called on states to implement sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent test and latest demonstration of nuclear might.
In minimising US resort to violence, President Obama has brought conflict resolution to the Oval Office.
China and the US together account for 38& of global emissions.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has been appointed commander-in-chief of a new joint command headquarters for China’s military.
If Indian diplomacy has to succeed, the skill needed to engage the new Iran will have to be greater and sensitivity to their concerns adequately factored in.
The communique is testament to India’s role as the bridge between the liberal international regime and its counter-construct.
Rules announced last May bar spouses and children of senior officials from registering individual businesses or partnerships, investing in non-listed enterprises or registering a business overseas and doing business back in China.
The recurring incidents of incursions, and the implementation of an agreement to reduce tensions between border patrols and Sino-India strategic concerns are expected to come up in Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s talks today with top Chinese military officials.
The comments from China came after the US announced that it would ramp up its military presence in the Philippines, and that the two countries had started joint patrols in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
The failed launch of what experts believe was an intermediate-range ballistic missile was in defiance with UN sanctions.
World financial leaders are sounding a sour note on the global economy, pointing to Britain’s possible exit from the EU, China’s bumpy growth and dissent of interest rates in the euro zone.
The proposed law will benefit landowners and tenants while freeing up large tracts of land kept fallow by owners for fear of losing it if leased.
Some diplomats have dismissed this by calling it a ploy to distract from the accusation that the Syrian government uses chemical weapons.
India’s attitude towards its smaller neighbour has pushed it towards China and given it a false sense of comfort and security which could land it into trouble sooner than later.
Kenya’s deportation to China of Taiwanese nationals and their detention by the Chinese government has left Taiwan fuming.
The controversy has exacerbated social tensions between Hong Kong and China, fuelling a fledgling independence movement among pockets of the city’s increasingly restive youth.
India is trying to equip the military with more unmanned technologies to gather intelligence as well as boost firepower along its borders with Pakistan and China, a move that could annoy them.
A US navy flight officer with knowledge of sensitive American intelligence collection methods faces espionage charges over suspicions he passed secret information to Taiwan and China.
Foreign ministers from the G7 advanced economies said they strongly opposed provocation in the East and South China Seas.
Hundreds of people have been killed in unrest in Xinjiang in the past few years.
A list of possible terror groups and terrorists who may target the event will help ensure safety, China says.
Ranil Wickremesinghe will try to negotiate a $125 million penalty that a Chinese state firm is seeking from Sri Lanka for suspending work on a big port development project.
Former bureaucrat and legislator Nguyễn Xuân Phúc succeeds Nguyễn Tấn Dũng as the new prime minister.
Tracking how the global media has been covering the Panama Papers leak.
India may be on the verge of signing several agreements that will strengthen its military ties with the US. But before it jumps on board, India needs to have a clear vision for why it is doing so.
China’s reaction to the anonymous letter calling for the president’s resignation has been anything but dismissive.
India has managed to create a space for itself at the nuclear high table despite global apprehensions over its nuclear security policy. But it may be time to address these concerns.
In conversation with Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Afghanistan’s deputy foreign minister and leader of the government delegation at the peace talks with the Taliban, on the path to lasting peace.
India sending the odd battle-fleet or the odder battle-axe of a minister to Maldives is unlikely to wean the island nation from the Chinese nor will it provide the security the archipelago needs.
As the government focuses on transforming India into a global manufacturing hub, the high-cost domestic steel industry could be a spoke in the wheels of such plans
When the one-child policy was introduced, fertility rates had already fallen drastically, though there was an apparent paradox that overall population growth rates were very high.
A crucial plenary session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China is being held this week and is expected to take decisions which will have far reaching implications for China and the world at large. The plenum – the fifth of the current CC, the highest deliberative body of […]
The Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations were conducted in secrecy and leave out large nations such as China, Brazil and India but it is too early to say if such an arrangement will work
The PLA Navy is the most important and interesting component of China’s military modernisation and we are likely to see more of it than any other service in the years ahead.
The Chinese authorities made an exchange rate adjustment last week and the devaluation of its currency sent shivers across the world’s financial markets. China had been averaging an annual growth rate of more than 10% since 1980 but in recent years, that trend has faltered. In 2015, the growth […]