Manoj Joshi, senior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and founding editor of The Wire, M.K. Venu, discuss India’s recent standoff with China.
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction.
China’s conditionality that Indian troops must withdraw first for any dialogue to start can be softened by employing the principle of simultaneity.
“Indian troops invaded China’s Doklam area in the name of helping Bhutan, but in fact the invasion was intended to help India by making use of Bhutan.”
The poll was seen as a referendum on the government’s economic recovery plans and the role of southern neighbour China in the landlocked but resource-rich country
Washington has said it is ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea’s weapons programs but it prefers global diplomatic action to avert catastrophe.
The groups argue the UNESCO designation will allow Chinese authorities to remove residents from the Tibetan area and threaten its nomadic culture.
Trump is considering “severe things” for North Korea, which on Tuesday test launched an intercontinental ballistic missile which could threaten US territories.
Thursday’s flight from Guam came as US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping likely prepare to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
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The Hong Kong protests that Wong and others drove represented one of the biggest populist challenges in decades to the leaders of China’s Communist Party.
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Heavy rainfall, mudslides and hail caused by the annual rainy season have also killed 56 people, with 22 people still missing across 11 provinces.
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Torrential rain has lashed large parts of China, with floods damaging crops, forcing many thousands to flee their homes and killing at least 33 people.
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Jaitley, who responded to China’s reference to the war the two countries had fought 55 years ago asking India to learn from “historic lessons”, had said, “If they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different and India of 2017 is different.”
In Guangxi region, seven died and three were missing with more than 23,000 people being evacuated, while the number stood at eight dead and 300,000 evacuated in Hunan Province.
The ship sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam in an operation meant to challenge the competing claims of all three nations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping hopes the US can handle the Taiwan issue in accordance with the “one China” principle, he told US President Donald Trump on Monday.
The same rocket type had been expected to take China’s latest lunar probe to the Moon this year and to return with samples.
Xi warned that challenging the mainland’s authority was “impermissible” and that the city should crack down on moves towards “Hong Kong independence” .
The bastion of free speech under Chinese sovereignty seems to be in the throes of Tibetisation.
India has said that it is “deeply concerned at recent Chinese actions”, particularly its decision to construct a road in Doklam tri-junction in Bhutan.
According to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, satellite images show facilities being built on the Spratly Islands, contrary to China’s denial.
The US plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms, a move sure to anger China, whose help President Trump has been seeking to rein in North Korea.
India’s challenge to China is about nuclear status – the relationship that each country has to the key institutions and central players of the global non-proliferation order.
Indian army chief’s comments about the country’s readiness to fight a ‘two and a half front war’ is termed irresponsible by China
Trump is reportedly frustrated by China’s inaction over North Korea and bilateral trade and is contemplating imposing tariffs on them among other measures.
The CNPC fears that North Korea won’t be able to continue payments, and with increasing pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear programme, “it’s no longer worth the risks”.
The diplomatic back and forth reportedly began after China refused entry to 47 Indian pilgrims who were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu La pass in Sikkim.
China’s foreign ministry regularly says that Beijing is doing all that it can with regard to North Korea by implementing United Nations Security Council sanctions, while also pushing for greater dialogue to reduce tensions.
The kin of the victims complained about lack of information and asked why they weren’t moved earlier. At least 93 people are missing, and 10 confirmed dead.
CPEC seems more like a Chinese project; the benefits are heavily loaded towards China, with Pakistan benefiting because it happens to be “part of the geographical terrain”.
In interviews with ten Hong Kong residents born in 1997, all of them, including an immigrant from mainland China, said they primarily identify themselves as “Hong Kongers” and that their loyalty lies with the city.
While 3,000 rescue workers are on-site, geological experts state that the chances of survival for those still missing were slim to none.
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The village in southwestern China is receiving aid and the police has closed off roads around the area except for emergency services.