New Delhi should not hector those nearby if it intends to bring about balance with Beijing
The two leaders had interacted at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit for the first time after India chose to skip the Belt and Road Initiative meeting in Beijing.
The construction of these 73 ICBR roads was sanctioned by the UPA government in 2005, and work was to have been completed by 2012. The proposed date of completion has now been revised to 2020.
On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying explained that the murders were no way connected to the USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which was opposed by the Baloch nationalists.
Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke very highly of Indian films. He said that Dangal was doing particularly well and that he himself has actually seen it. Dangal has also become the first top-grossing non-Hollywood film in China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping sat across each other for an official meeting, when the latter’s entourage took time to arrive.
PM Modi said, “The Indian side is grateful for China’s support for India’s accession to the SCO and will work closely with China in the organisation.”
The 17th SCO summit holds special significance as India and Pakistan will be formally inducted as SCO members.
Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped the two language teachers in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, on May 24.
Indications are that the Chinese side is likely to introduce a strong thrust to the One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) initiative in the Astana declaration adopted by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
On the border of China and Kazakhstan, an international free trade zone has become a showpiece of President Xi Jinping’s signature ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative
The move comes amid a broader clampdown on civil society and rights activism under Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Ties between the two countries soured in recent months over the deployment of the powerful THAAD shield in South Korea, which Beijing sees as a threat to its own military capability.
While India’s stated (and strong) opposition to BRI is that CPEC runs through the disputed Kashmir region, its nervousness runs deeper than that.
The dragon is spitting repeated streaks of fire. How long can the elephant be left behind?