Given the quantity of investments, China can’t afford to have the OBOR initiative fail. Sceptics like India can use that to persuade China to make modifications.
Philippine foreign minister Alan Cayetano insists that China’s warning against drilling for oil in the South China Sea was not a threat even as Supreme Court judge urges the government to seek help from the UN.
China views Taiwan as a renegade province to be retaken with force if necessary, and says it should not be recognised or treated as a separate country.
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Angola, influencing women’s fashion and creating business opportunity for thousands of female entrepreneurs.
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.
If the power of the new anti-corruption authority is not clearly defined and limited, due process is unlikely to be protected along with the rule of law, creating fear rather than order.
China’s involvement in coal power projects abroad casts a shadow over its first Belt and Road Forum.
In the 52nd episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about why India should have joined the One Belt One Road, and the political dishonesty in all Indian parties.
Xi said the world must create conditions that promote open development by providing an open platform of cooperation that will uphold an open world economy.
China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development and trade links since unveiling the plan in 2013.
China is one of the countries Britain hopes to sign a free trade agreement with once it leaves the EU, and London and Beijing have been keen to show that Britain’s withdrawal from the bloc will not affect ties.
In the years ahead China looks set to lead on renewables, but India’s power sector will be greener overall.
The missile flew further and higher than an intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same region.
China wants to move its manufacturing up the value chain to become a producer and exporter of high-value goods, for which Europe can be the best market.
A senior Sri Lankan government official said Sri Lanka was “unlikely” to agree to China’s request to dock the submarine at any time, given India’s concerns.
China’s vice finance minister Zhu Guangyao believes that the economic issues should not be politicised.
Sri Lanka allowed a Chinese submarine to dock in 2014, triggering a fierce reaction from India, which fears China trying to extend its sphere of influence at India’s cost.
Indian strategic thinkers have been quick to conclude that China’s goal is to cut India off from the rest of Asia. But this is a frog-in-the-well kind of perspective.
Beijing on Wednesday complained about the US lawmakers’ meeting with the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
Simply playing the ‘Dalai Lama card’, as many are prone to do, will not only restrict India’s ability to manoeuvre in the outside world, but also risks undermining its own Buddhist legacy.
In his new book ‘Global Green Shift: When Ceres Meets Gaia’, John A. Mathews argues that India and China are destroying the fossil fuel status quo.
China’s policies have aided its own economic development and also benefitted the Southeast Asian nations it trades with. India should learn from that.
The data, combined with slowing growth in manufacturing, shows that China’s economic expansion is starting to moderate after a strong start to the year.
Balancing domestic expectations and delicate relations with neighbours while trying to deal with North Korea’s race to become a nuclear power will make for a challenging five-year term.
The coordinated crackdown comes amid warming ties between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte.
The Chinese capital is sanitising its ancient hutong alleyways, which the authorities have termed as the eradication of an “urban disease”.
The Chinese navy in an effort to stamp out the resurgence of piracy this year handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities.
With real security concerns for many countries involved in the Silk Road, China has said that the plan can only advance in a secure and stable environment.
China’s statement comes after North Korea’s state media published a strong criticism of China on Wednesday and Trump said he would be honoured to meet Kim.
If India builds all its proposed coal-based power plants, then it might not fulfil its promise made under the Paris climate agreement.
India has provided extensive support in the form of vehicles to the amount of 90 million Nepali rupees to be used during the local body elections.
The two bombers were deployed amid rising tensions over North Korea’s dogged pursuit of its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of UN sanctions and pressure from the US.
Will the expansion of hydropower shift the region towards a low-carbon future or simply overexploit a fragile ecosystem?
Japan’s struggle to resettle Inner Mongolian nomads left a profound legacy on northern China’s rangelands, writes Sakura Christmas.
Amid rising tensions over the North’s nukes, South Korean media has warned that Trump’s contradictory messages could affect the Seoul-Washington alliance.
A court had earlier convicted and sentenced her but then changed the judgement, calling for her deportation, at a time of warming US-China relations.
The meeting exposed the old division between US and China; the latter wants talks first and action after while US wants concrete action taken.
The missile test came just hours after US secretary of state warned the United Nations Security Council that failure to curb North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to “catastrophic consequences.”
While Trump has put in place a new culture of disruptive disagreement, institutional constraints and a vigorous media have combined to subject him to the rites of scrutiny and accountability.
Trump, asked if he considered North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un to be rational, said he was operating from the assumption that he is rational.