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China to restructure politburo today: Here are the frontrunners
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

A look at seven of the frontrunners to be elected to China’s all-powerful decision making body.

China ready to address Indian concerns over BRI 
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

“China-India relations have seen twists and turns this year. As the major countries in this region, it is natural that we have some disagreements,” Yao said.

China’s anti-graft body has probed 280 officials since 2012
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

The last five years have seen fall of several senior party leaders, including two former party secretaries of Chongqing province — Bo Xilai and Sun Zhengcai.

China will not give up its rights but will enhance ties along border: President Xi Jinping
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

“China will never pursue development at the expense of other’s interests, but nor will China ever give up its legitimate rights and interests. No one should expect China to swallow anything that undermines its interests,” said President Xi Jinping.

Time for China to take centre stage: President Xi Jinping
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Xi announced adoption of a national anti-corruption legislation and the creation of a corruption reporting platform linked to all anti-graft bodies in China.

China party takes key decisions to elevate President Xi Jinping to Mao, Deng pedestal
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Chinese president’s anti-graft campaign likely to continue.

Chinese communists’ big meeting: What it is, what it’ll do
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

From October 18, over 2,200 delegates will meet in Beijing at the CPC’s 5-yearly National Congress that is likely to further cement President Xi’s power.

Simply Put: In China’s bikeshare success, peek into big data potential
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Information such as which specific social groups are most likely to go where on their bikes is relevant to some arguments in current Indian privacy debates.

No third-party meddling in North East: China on Japan FDI plan
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Without mentioning Arunachal Pradesh, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that negotiations were still on to settle the “eastern section” of the China-India border.

Open to talks on reopening Nathu La for Kailash pilgrims: China
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The route was closed in June following tension over the Doklam standoff.

Ties with India damaged by Doklam, not derailed: China Foreign Minister
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

This was his first remarks after the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping two days ago on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit.

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping talk Doklam: Border peace pre-requisite to take ties forward
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

PM Modi took to Twitter after the talks: “Met President Xi Jinping. We held fruitful talks on bilateral relations between India and China.” Xi Jinping told Modi that China was prepared to work with India on the five principles of Panchsheel

Xiamen diary: New event, old friends
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

After entering an ante-chamber following a photo-op with China’s President Xi Jinping, Modi enveloped Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in his trademark hug.

BRICS leaders: Will deepen security cooperation
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Responding to the BRICS summit document, Islamabad Tuesday said that Pakistan was also “seriously concerned” about the threat posed by terrorism and extremism in the South Asian region.

Day after naming Pak terror groups, BRICS says will deepen security cooperation
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for an organised and coordinated action on counter-terrorism, Chinese President Xi Jinping Tuesday said BRICS leaders had agreed on deepening political and security cooperation while enhancing mutual strategic trust. This came a day after the BRICS, for the first time, named two Pakistan-based terrorist groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, in […]

PM Modi, President Xi hold ‘forward-looking’ bilateral discussion, first after Doklam standoff
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

The Modi-Xi meeting, that lasted for an hour, comes amid diplomatic efforts by the two sides to overcome the bitterness caused by the 73-day face-off between their troops in the Dokalam area of the Sikkim sector.

Xiamen Summit declaration: First time, BRICS names Jaish, Lashkar in list of terror outfits
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

The Xiamen declaration also deplored all terrorist attacks worldwide, including attacks in BRICS countries, and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever committed, by whomsoever.

Amid Doklam standoff, how India talked China into taking ‘big responsibility’
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

One of the key elements in this strategy, sources said, was the fact that the US under President Donald Trump was seen to be ceding space in global governance, and New Delhi gauged that the Chinese would be keen to capture that leadership space at the global stage.

BRICS Summit 2017: PM Modi flags GST, open economy of changing India
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

BRICS Summit 2017: In the Xiamen declaration issued at the end of the BRICS Summit’s plenary session, the influential grouping — which includes Brazil, Russia and South Africa — reaffirmed their commitment to “achieving a fair and modern global tax system”.

PM Modi praises China role, seeks BRICS rating agency
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

“Moving forward, using the springboard of our national experiences, BRICS countries can deepen partnership for win-win results. Some thoughts come to mind for upgrading mutual cooperation," PM Modi said.

BRICS Summit 2017: First time, China signs statement that names Lashkar and Jaish in terror list
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

From India’s perspective, naming LeT and JeM are symbolic takeaways, since China has in the recent past blocked the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security Council.

BRICS Summit: Xi sets stage for talks with PM Modi; Need peace, not conflict
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

BRICS Summit 2017: The bilateral meeting is likely to focus on repairing the damage done to the relationship, and would dwell on “confidence-building” measures, after the tense stand-off where the rhetoric coming out of Beijing was perceived to be extremely hostile.

Xiamen BRICS Summit in China: Xi looks to send message, PM Modi mentions peace
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

As the Chinese President engages with the BRICS leaders from five countries and different continents, the recent border stand-off at Doklam between India and China will definitely be on everyone’s minds.

Hope India learns lessons from Doklam row, says China
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

On Monday, India and China decided to de-escalate and withdraw their soldiers from the site at the trijunction with Bhutan a week before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to travel to Xiamen in China for the BRICS summit from September 3 to 5.

Doklam settlement in line with interests of both: China
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said China would continue to patrol the Doklam region. "At the same time and in view of changed situation, the Chinese side will make the necessary adjustments and deployments,” Hua said.

China daily warns of PLA might, ‘small-scale operation in 2 weeks’
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

“The Chinese side will inform the Indian Foreign Ministry before its operation,” he told Global Times. Hu also said India would have to “bear all the consequences”, and that ties between the two countries were “severely damaged”.

PLA can defeat all invading armies, says Xi Jinping
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Xi’s remarks and the parade come amid heightened tensions between India and China after Indian troops stopped the PLA from constructing a road in Doklam at the China-India-Bhutan trijunction.

Xi Jinping praises NSAs, Ajit Doval says vital issues were discussed
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Possibility of visits by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and senior officials, including Joint Secretary (East Asia) Pranay Verma, to engage with Chinese interlocutors is being explored, sources said.

China says NSAs talked of ‘major problems,’ Ajit Doval meets Xi Jinping today
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

The meeting, amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam at the trijunction with Bhutan, was held on the sidelines of the BRICS security summit in Beijing. Doval and Yang are also special representatives of the India-China border mechanism.

Ajit Doval lands in Beijing amid Doklam standoff
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The NSA reached Beijing on Wednesday to attend a two-day BRICS security summit. "To resolve this issue, the Indian border troops must withdraw without further ado, as Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. That would be the precondition and basis for any meaningful dialogue," said Lu.

Now China’s Foreign Minister steps in: India must pull back from Doklam
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

India-China standoff in Sikkim: Ajit Doval’s scheduled visit has evoked a mixed response from state-run media in China. While Global Times dubbed Doval a “main schemer” of the current standoff, the government-run China Daily suggested India and China should explore ways to avoid confrontation and settle the issue peacefully.

Doklam standoff: Have taken measures, pull out or we step up deployment, China tells India
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Doklam standoff: New Delhi maintained that the matter can be resolved peacefully if both sides withdraw their troops and have a bilateral conversation. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Doklam staAffairs (MFA) too reiterated the demand for withdrawal of Indian troops.

Withdrawal of Indian troops precondition for ‘meaningful dialogue’: China
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

India China Doklam standoff: “Our diplomatic channel is unimpeded and the withdrawal of the Indian border troops is the precondition for any meaningful dialogue and the communication between the two sides,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters.

China’s PLA carries out live-fire drill near India border
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

This military exercise on the Tibet plateau comes days after a light battle tank was tested near the Indian border late June. Another live-fire exercise was carried out earlier this month in an unidentified area at an altitude of 5,100 metres. The PLA exercise coincides with the Malabar Exercise involving India, US and Japan.

Doklam stand-off: No room for negotiations, border line is bottom line, says China’s mouthpiece
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

In a commentary, China’s official press agency, Xinhua, which works directly under the state council, reiterated that the “border line was the bottom line” for Beijing. This is not the first time this particular phrase has been used by China’s state media in articles, opinions and interviews with experts.

China opposes Dalai Lama’s Botswana visit
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

The Dalai Lama’s itinerary includes a public address at the three-day “Mind and Life Dialogue” conference in Gaborone and a meeting with Botswana President Ian Khama.