Category Archives: China

Russia, China circle the wagons


Iran is in it By M. K. Bhadrakumar The Tehran Times reported on Wednesday that Moscow has conveyed to Tehran that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) has reached a consensus on Iran’s admission as a full member of the grouping.

Why did Xi meet PLA generals?


Important for India was Xi’s meeting with representatives of PLA officers and soldiers stationed in Tibet The video of the encounter was interesting to watch, especially the large number of lieutenant generals and major generals By Claude Arpi On June

China is protecting its thin corridor to the Afghan heartland

The Wakhan Corridor is a fiercely contested imperial hangover By Sam Dunning But these circumstances are fragile and rapidly changing. The Taliban have proved in the past that they are independent-minded and belligerent above all else. Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence will

Chinese chequers on LAC is not for the faint – hearted


By Ajai Shukla The Indian Army has shown it can face down the PLA, but is too often held back by a political leadership that lacks boldness, asserts Ajai Shukla. Recently, China’s President Xi Jinping made a three-day visit to

China’s belt and road won’t readily reach Afghanistan


Beijing’s hope to connect a Taliban-led Afghanistan with neighboring Pakistan overlooks rising and lethal resistance to the scheme By F M Shakil When suspected militants killed nine Chinese nationals in a blast that sent a bus plunging into a high

China blames US for conflicts from Afghanistan to Iran


Chinese foreign minister says United States is the origin of problems in Central Asia country and should make sure transition is stable Washington’s Indo-Pacific strategy is outdated and should be swept into the rubbish, he says By Kinling Lo and

Watching China

Anatomy of a Suicide By Fred Reed Technological advance in China is rapid, broad in scope and, one might suppose (apparently) incorrectly, of interest to Americans. It is also easily discovered. Subscriptions are not all that expensive to Asia Times,

‘Be ready with boots, bricks, bandobast’


‘Even if there is no full-scale war, Galwan-like skirmishes cannot be ruled out’ By Archana Masih “The Chinese transgression in Ladakh did not happen in 2020. They have been transgressing the LAC slowly and continuously since 2012.” “In 2019, there

Xi Jinping says China is ‘invincible’, regardless of challenges ahead


By William Zheng Chinese President Xi Jinping told Communist Party officials at the start of the year the world was in “turmoil” and would be for some time, but regardless of the challenges it faced, Beijing was “invincible”. His comments

Mach 30 wind tunnel to ‘put China decades’ ahead in hypersonic race


Leading researcher reveals new facility capable of simulating flight at 30 times the speed of sound will be ready ‘soon’ Power produced by the JF-22 will be seven times more than the Hoover Dam in the US, almost as much