Category Archives: China

China – The mobile phoenix

By F. S. Aijazuddin For 5,000 years, Chinese imperial dynasties exploited their subjects. It is now the turn of the underlings to return the compliment. Chinese are no more self-conscious than the former Soviets when resurrecting their imperial past, reliving

China expands its control in South China Sea

By Brahma Chellaney As China consolidates its hold in South China Sea and wields its military, economic and diplomatic leverage, smaller countries see no credible option but to work with Beijing, even if that means furthering Chinese objectives. Manila, for

China and Russia have set a nuclear collision course with the US

By Gordon G. Chang China, the New York Times reported last week, “can now challenge American military supremacy in the places that matter most to it: the waters around Taiwan and in the disputed South China Sea.” Therefore, Beijing can,

Russia, China nearing alliance conditions

Russia, China nearing alliance conditions The Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Yang Jiechi is visiting Moscow on August 14-17 at the invitation of the secretary of the Russian national security council, Nikolai Patrushev to participate in the 14 th round

China stands its ground after Trump amps up tariff threats

By Ben Blanchard & Susan Heavey China vowed on Thursday to retaliate if the United States acted on a threat to raise tariffs on the Asian nation’s exports, fuelling fears in financial markets that the trade war between the world’s

The seven years of China & the US

“When I sat in the seat of a Chinese stadium and enjoyed the magical performances of thousands of Chinese dancers, drummers, singers, and acrobats on stilts, I could not but recall the past seven years. Different experiences in the United

China is ‘building a training camp in Afghanistan’ to fight terrorism

Beijing said to be fully funding the base in isolated Wakhan Corridor and may send hundreds of troops there By Minnie Chan China has started building a training camp for Afghan troops in a narrow corridor that connects the two

Countering China’s high – altitude land grab

By Brahma Chellaney Bite by kilometer-size bite, China is eating away at India’s Himalayan borderlands. For decades, Asia’s two giants have fought a bullet less war for territory along their high-altitude border. Recently, though, China has become more assertive, underscoring

China asked to keep up pressure on India for peace talks

Islamabad believes Beijing has right to intervene as SCO leader By Shafqat Ali Pakistan has asked China to keep up pressure on India for peace talks with Pakistan in the regional interest, diplomatic sources said. Senior officials at the foreign

China doesn’t want the Subcontinent’s ‘dirty laundry’

China will never be interested in making the SCO, which could benefit the country in its historical economic ventures, a discussion club for the territorial disputes  By Imran Khushal The latest summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)  a Eurasian