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.
Investigators have recommended extending the search by 25,000 sq km further north, after conceding that they were probably looking in the wrong spot.
Norwegian foreign minister Boerge Brende said the two countries would immediately resume negotiations on a free-trade deal.
Videos posted on social media showed bearded men with guns cheering and shouting “God is great” after torching the green buses before they were able to reach the villages.
The underwater drone was seized by Chinese authorities on Thursday. Beijing state media has been reporting that China considers it a part of surveillance in the South China Sea by the US.
The drone, which the Pentagon said was operating lawfully about 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay, off the Philippines had been captured by China as it was “unidentified equipment”
China has ordered state firms to smash the decades-old system of providing cradle-to-grave welfare support, known as the country’s ‘iron rice bowl’.
China lodged a diplomatic protest earlier this month after Trump, a Republican, spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan.
On Friday, China had expressed its anger over the Dalai Lama’s public engagement in India.
The Chinese foreign minister stated that recognising Taiwan as a part of mainland China is a prerequisite for any country to establish relations with them.
China has advanced its claim on the South China Sea by installing weapon systems on Hughes and Fiery cross reefs, worrying the Philippines.
“The political foundation of China-US relations should not be undermined. It should be preserved,” Cui said.
A giant set of security gates brought in from China to protect Kabul from large bombs and drug smuggling has not been installed for five months.
China’s Taiwan affairs office said any interference with or damage to the “one China” principle would seriously impact the stability of the Taiwan Strait.
Mexico’s relationship with China appeared to cool after Pena Nieto scrapped high-profile rail and retail projects that were supposed to usher in a new era of business between the manufacturing rivals.
Some US analysts warn that Donald Trump could provoke a military confrontation if he presses the Taiwan issue too far.
The countries released a statement on maritime cooperation after Modi and Widodo’s talks – a crucial moment in India-Indonesia bilateral relations.
India should look to tap increasing Chinese foreign investments and imports, as well as make travelling in India more attractive for Chinese tourists.
Activity visible on Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands could anger Hanoi’s main South China Sea rival, Beijing, which claims sovereignty over the group and most of the resource-rich sea.
NE Dispatch: Demonetisation, Economic Blockade Disrupts Life in Manipur; Karmapa’s Tawang Visit Draws Ire From China
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
It was the sixth time Russia has vetoed a Security Council resolution on Syria and the fifth time China has blocked action.
Trump’s recent choices show he’s abandoning the anti-establishment rhetoric that won him the election in favour of the GOP’s traditional policies.
The Karmapa Lama, Tibetan Buddhism’s third-most-senior figure who fled into exile in India in 2000, last week went to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
Trump’s call with the Taiwanese president on Friday triggered a diplomatic protest from China and raised questions about potential changes in US policy
Trump said on Twitter that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen had initiated the call.
As the crisis in bilateral relations persists, there are signs that India’s doctrinal shift is on the verge of being outmanoeuvred by Pakistan’s swift, adaptive responses.
President Xi Jinping has waged war against graft since assuming office four years ago, warning, like others before him, that the problem is so severe it could weaken the party’s grip on power.
Chinese defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the move would add a new unsafe and unstable element to northeast Asia and smacked of a Cold War mentality.
In recent months, the flimsy foundations of Hong Kong’s autonomy have been exposed by a series of dramas.
Taiwan held rescue drills on Tuesday off the coast of its sole outpost in the Spratly Islands of the South China Sea, but China kept untypically quiet.
China’s statement comes in the wake of a series of attacks by ethnic armed groups on Myanmar security forces and people crossing into China to escape.
However, the Wassenaar Arrangement may soon be ready to welcome India into its fold, officials indicated.
The emotional observations and personal musings brought on by Buscher’s travels are what set apart ‘Asian Absences’ from other travelogues.
Since North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on September 9, the US and China have been negotiating a new draft security council resolution to punish Pyongyang
China has been cutting the number of workers from North Korea it allows in by tightening checks on potential workers and making the paperwork more difficult
One-off events and ‘competing’ with Chinese Buddhism isn’t the answer. India needs to embrace the spiritual traditions and depth of Buddhism.
Xinhua said the nine were suspected of “major liability” in the accident and would face criminal charges, but gave no other details other than that the probe was continuing.
While the demise of the TPP may not be bad for India, the country’s investments in Iran could be in trouble if Donald Trump decides to upend the Iran nuclear agreement.
Abe said that Russia’s deployment of missile systems was “regrettable”, less than a month before Putin is to visit Japan for talks aimed at formally ending World War Two.