“One of the important points that was made during the meeting was that peace and tranquillity in the border areas was a prerequisite for further development of our relationship,” the Indian foreign secretary said.
President Xi’s comments came hours after President Trump warned North Korea that the US military was “locked and loaded”.
Andrew Small, an expert on China and its relations with Pakistan and the US discusses the wider context to the ongoing standoff at Doklam.
While acknowledging that India has reduced troops at Doklam, China has released a 15-page document on the current stand off.
At the event, also attended by Bhutan’s ambassador to India, a senior Chinese military officer said there were “new complexities” in China’s ties with India.
This is the second time in three days that Xi spoke of China’s People’s Liberation Army’s capability to thwart invasions.
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Past indelicacies put aside, the pair met for over an hour and a half, and had “substantive discussions” about joint action on North Korea and trade issues.
Although they discussed a “range of issues”, it remains unclear if the current stand-off at Bhutan’s Doklam region was discussed.
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for past 19 days after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road.
The Wire spoke to experts about whether a major border incident between the two countries was expected and how India should deal with the situation since it involves ally Bhutan.
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.
Xi warned that challenging the mainland’s authority was “impermissible” and that the city should crack down on moves towards “Hong Kong independence” .
Trump said the US was renegotiating what he characterised as a “rough” trade deal with South Korea and reiterated that an era of “strategic patience” over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs had ended.
Hong Kong police had arrested pro-democracy protesters, including student protest leader Joshua Wong, but released them on the eve of President Xi’s visit meant to mark 20 years of the handover.
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Trump is reportedly frustrated by China’s inaction over North Korea and bilateral trade and is contemplating imposing tariffs on them among other measures.
A Pew research indicated than an overwhelming majority of people from other countries have no confidence in Donald Trump’s ability to lead.
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.
President Xi Jinping’s visit to the former colonial city comes at a time when many Hong Kong residents see increasing Chinese interference in city affairs.
For long, South-EastAsian countries have protested Chinese aggressions in the naval region, while a distracted White House shows tepid commitment to back them.
At the SCO summit, the two leaders bonded over Dangal and agreed to give a positive spin to discussions relating to trade, connectivity investment and global security.
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To raise its standing in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, India should rope in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in its effort to project Chabahar as a gateway to Eurasia.
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The broad and vague language of the law enables the government to justify any kind of surveillance as ‘intelligence gathering’.
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.
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.
Trump said he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping when Beijing appears to be helping efforts to rein in North Korea.
The state department replaced the post with a statement saying its intention “was to inform the public about where the president has been hosting world leaders.”
Trump’s policies have not only brought the world to the verge of war, but are also affecting global humanitarian and environmental programmes negatively.
The developments come amid fears North Korea could conduct another nuclear test.
Xi will complete his first five-year term during the 19th party congress to be held later this year and start his second five-year term.
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South Korean acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn ordered the military to intensify monitoring of the North’s activities and to ensure close communication with their ally, US.