On the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, the Maldives cabinet minister and foreign secretary speak to The Wire about the country’s relations with India, its major infrastructure projects and whether the South Asian nation could be piling up excessive debt.
Two days before Trump takes office, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China will build a ‘new model’ of relations with the US.
China’s mining industry has long been one of the world’s deadliest due to outdated safety standards.
In his inauguration speech at the second Raisina Dialogue, the prime minister took a stand on China’s grand connectivity project and urged Pakistan to shun terrorism if it wants good relations with India.
Two leading state-run newspapers reported China will “take off the gloves” and take action if president-elect Donald Trump goes against the ‘One China’ policy.
With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, China has an opportunity to be an agenda-setter and demonstrate leadership on global trade.
Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to the US has raised interest after President-elect Donald Trump said last month he would reconsider the long-standing ‘one China’ policy.
The paper discusses issues like the Korean nuclear crisis and the South China Sea dispute, as well as ties with the US and India. But it is important to read between the lines to understand the Chinese perspective.
Objects of almost any shape or geometry can be produced by 3D printing. The technology could seriously disrupt not just manufacturing but related national plans for economic development.
China considers Tibet a ‘core’ issue and any change in India’s historical position would mean challenging China’s territorial integrity, to which Beijing would likely respond with violence.
James Mattis said Russia, China and Islamist militants were presenting the biggest challenge to the US-led world order since the Second World War.
The Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier was not trespassing in Taiwan’s territorial waters but entered its air defence identification zone.
The new investment would give the Chinese control of Magampura port and a proposed investment zone – an attempt by Sri Lanka to revive their own economy.
The CPEC may be a bilateral endeavour, but New Delhi cannot ignore its spillover effects on regional governance and regime creation in South Asia.
The outburst occurred Wednesday night when 51 workers were underground at the mine in the city of Dengfeng in Henan province, state broadcaster CCTV said.
As preparations got under way on Wednesday, the chairman of the organising committee said almost 7,000 pilgrims had returned to China, citing pressure from authorities there.
Speaking at the external affairs ministry’s mid-term press conference, M.J. Akbar criticised the trilateral meeting on Taliban for excluding Afghanistan.
The move follows a call by China for India to avoid complicating a simmering dispute over a visit by the senior exiled Tibetan religious leader, Dalai Lama, to the border region.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that they will be “calm” when dealing with China, but uncertainties next year will test the self-ruled island.
China will help build a 4,000 MW power transmission line in Pakistan in a project valued at $1.5 billion, the latest in a series of investments.
The Chongqing government said in a brief statement it had approved Huang’s request to step down, without giving other details or saying where he might go next.
In a brief statement, the state prosecutor said Gong abused his power to “seek benefits for others” and illegally took large sums of money.
Shanghai, a city with the population of 24 million, has already reported one human case of H7N9 bird flu infection this month.
One of the riders in the draft is that membership for non-NPT signatory countries will be contingent on “commitment not to conduct a nuclear test”.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will pass through the US when she visits Latin America next month, though China had urged the US to block a transit stopover.
Officially known to Myanmar as ‘Special Region 2’, the ‘foreign policy’ of the self-proclaimed Wa state is closely monitored by Beijing
Tibet’s Communist Party chief Wu Yingjie said Tibetan Buddhism had a fine tradition of patriotism but needed to move on with the times.
China’s government said that the efforts by Hong Kong and Taiwan independence supporters were doomed to fail, as they would be ground like flies.
China has given few details of what the Soviet-built Liaoning is up to, save that it is on a routine exercise and complying with international law.
Many families in China have turned to the increasingly popular, unregulated market of online pharmacies, agents and peer groups for cancer drugs.
The rapid spread of bird flu has caused Seoul to raise its alert to the highest level for the first time.
The navy said in a statement late on Saturday the Liaoning, along with its accompanying fleet, would conduct “exercises far out at sea”.
Trump’s choice of Peter Navarro and Wilbur Ross for his cabinet – both hard-liners on China – might mean that he intends to break from existing policy on China.
While the US president-elect’s call to the Taiwanese president proves that he wants to rock the boat, it is unclear what the US wants to (and can) gain from this.
One of the government’s biggest failures has been its handling of Kashmir, singularly blaming Pakistan for everything that went wrong without understanding the nature of civil violence in the state.
The Chinese foreign minister said that ties with US are in doubt but will remain stable if there is mutual respect for core interests.
Trump picked Peter Navarro who has authored a number of books on China as a threat to the US economy and Beijing’s military ambitions.
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s trip there last month angered China, which considers him a dangerous separatist.
Taiwan accused China of using Sao Tome and Principe’s financial woes to push its “one China” policy after the small West African state ended ties with the self-ruled island.
Over the last three decades, under China’s infrastructure-led public investment boom, total aggregate debt has grown from $2.1 trillion to $28.2 trillion.