Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies’ registrar Rajesh Gupta, feels the step would be helpful for the ITBP, which has to deal with the Chinese-speaking people along the Sino-India border.
Rivalry between India and China for influence in the Maldives became evident after President Abdulla Yameen signed up to Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond.
China was the single largest lender that gave a total of $1.6 billion, which was equal to one-fourth of the total foreign loans Pakistan has received in the last seven months.
China’s Commerce Ministry said on Saturday the country will take necessary steps to protect itself if a final US decision on imposing steep curbs on steel and aluminium imports from China and other countries affects China’s interests.
Chinese firms have come under greater scrutiny in the United States in recent years over fears they may be conduits for spying, something they have consistently denied.
The ruling Communist Party is anxious to promote more productions with patriotic themes and exercises broad control over scripts and shooting permits.
Former Indian Ambassador to China, Ashok K Kantha, said enhanced people to people engagement between the Asian neighbours can impart stability in bilateral relations despite differences between them.
China’s urban-registered unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent last year and has remained generally stable despite slowing economic growth and the government forging ahead with plans to cut back industrial capacity.
Three men and nine women were injured in the attack. Their condition was not critical, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The stand-off between India and China in the Dokalam area and Beijing’s opposition to declaring Pakistan-based Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN had been major irritants in bilateral ties in the past.
The site of the collapse was in a central area of the city beneath an eight-lane road. An area the size of two basketball courts sunk to a depth of 6 meters (20 feet), according to state broadcaster CCTV.
Maldives crisis: The editorial in China’s state-run Global Times further said that ‘India has a strong desire to control South Asian countries as it regards the region as its backyard’.
Taiwan’s youth is seen as a key demographic to win over amid souring political relations between Beijing and Taipei.
The Maldives has plunged into political crisis as the Supreme Court yesterday asked Yameen to comply with its order to release political prisoners and reinstate dissident lawmakers.
A 2013 survey showed about 3.33 million hectares (8 million acres) of China’s farmland – an area the size of Belgium – was deemed too polluted to grow crops, with estimated clean-up costs amounting to 1 trillion yuan ($159 billion).