Category Archives: China

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

Dynamics of belt and road initiative

By Kanwar Muhammad Javed Iqbal In various pre-sessions during Rio+20 i.e. Earth Summit 2012, I noticed critical viewpoints especially of western speakers and participants about China’s emerging dominance. Perhaps, it was a deliberate act by the market forces that tried

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts: CNBC report

Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence

Xi Jinping and the Boao Forum

Boao 2018 will have a tremendous impact on the region as well as the world, because it was reiterated by the hosts that with the future in mind, they will uphold inclusiveness and seek harmony without uniformity By S. M.

China’s maritime Silk Road

Strategic and Economic Implications for the Indo-Pacific Region By Michael J. Green China unveiled the concept for the Twenty-First Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) in 2013 as a development strategy to boost infrastructure connectivity throughout Southeast Asia, Oceania, the Indian

China needs a win in Afghanistan to keep its edge in Asian trade

China wants to help build infrastructure in poor,war-weary Afghanistan to further its regional economic expansion By Ralph Jennings Chinese economic relations with Pakistan offer a textbook case for what Beijing wants from other countries. The pair with a 523-kilometer (324-mile) long

Emperor XI and the Kowtow imperative

By Bharat Karnad Imperial China had no Foreign Ministry; there was only the Ministry of Rituals. Its job was to judge the importance of the country seeking consideration and decide the level of kowtow  the elaborate show of obsequiousness, the

Chinese military paper urges increase in nuclear deterrence capabilities

China must strengthen its nuclear deterrence and counter-strike capabilities to keep pace with the developing nuclear strategies of the United States and Russia, the official paper of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump’s administration