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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.

Chinese rights activist, Nobel laureate Liu dies
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Born in Jilin Province, in northeast China, on December 28, 1955, Liu followed in his father’s footsteps and became a university professor. He turned a rights campaigner after the Tiananmen protests of 1989, when he was arrested and lost his teaching job.

Doklam stand-off: Chinese media go back to 1962 war, dig out editorials and photographs
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Doklam stand-off: Earlier too, Chinese media and government spokespersons have recalled the 1962 war between India and China, as a warning, since the stand-off between the two countries in Doklam, in the Sikkim region, sparked tensions in mid-June.

China: Different from previous frictions this time, says S Jaishankar
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Geng Shuang on Wednesday maintained that the ongoing stand-off between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam was different from “previous frictions” between the two countries.

Sikkim standoff: China denies Modi-Xi meet, asks India to withdraw troops for talks
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Sikkim standoff: China's foreign ministry spokesperson Geng’s comments came as Chinese state-run media ratcheted up rhetoric against India over the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam. In a commentary, state-run Xinhua said that India had “blatantly” trespassed on sovereign Chinese territory.

China’s safety advisory for citizens in India
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

The Chinese Embassy in India reminds all Chinese citizens in India and those planning to travel to India to pay close attention to the present security situation, avoid unnecessary visits, improve personal safety, inform family members in advance and keep all lines of communication open.

China: Hope naval drill not aimed at 3rd party
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

“India has also argued that Chinese construction would represent a ‘significant change of status quo with serious security implications for India’ in a statement by its Ministry of External Affairs.

Beijing rules out Modi-Xi meeting at G20 summit, says atmosphere not right
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

G-20 summit, and what would be his first encounter with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid the ongoing border stand-off between the two countries, which has led to a chill in bilateral ties.

India trampling on Panchsheel pact, misleading public, says China
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reiterated that India had disregarded the 1890 Sino-British Treaty, which China has cited to prove the Doklam region, referred to as Donglong in China, is sovereign Chinese territory.

Sikkim standoff: China terms India’s ‘trespassing’ in Doklam as ‘betrayal’, cites treaty of 1890
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Sikkim standoff: Beijing targets Arun Jaitley remarks, says China too different from 1962.

China road works raise security issues: India
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

Both sides have reinforced their positions amidst a continuing war of words between Beijing and New Delhi. Indian military officials rejected claims that there were signs of imminent conflict in the region — the site of intense skirmishes in 1967, provoked by similar disputes over border works.

Back down, learn from historical lessons, China warns India
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

The frontier spat has had Indian pilgrims headed to Kailash Mansarovar returning from the Nathu La pass in Sikkim and China has said resumption of pilgrim passage will depend on what India does next.

Tension at trijunction: India-China standoff over Bhutan clash
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

“Even though India has long had a presence along the Bhutan-China border, it has never acted in defence of its ally’s interests. The Chinese are very upset by the Indian assertion, and are seeking to push back against what they see as a line having been crossed,” a senior Indian official said.

Standoff in Sikkim, China warns India: Correct the errors
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Two days ago, China lodged protests with India through diplomatic channels, alleging that Indian border troops had crossed the Sino-Indian boundary in Sikkim and were “obstructing Chinese border troops’ normal activities in Doklam”.

Pakistan to Sri Lanka: Six India neighbours sign 20 infra deals with China
Tue, May 16, 2017

During the forum, China dubbed CPEC a flagship One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, and 10 more agreements connected to the contentious corridor that runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were formalised.

Belt and road forum: Meet takes off without India, Xi Jinping says no harm to stability
Mon, May 15, 2017

China-Pak corridor open to all countries in region... don’t politicise, says Sharif

One Belt One Road: China-Pakistan warmth, India skips summit
Sun, May 14, 2017

Baglay said India is of the firm belief that connectivity initiatives must be based on universally recognised international norms, good governance, rule of law, openness, transparency and equality.

Nepal too joins OBOR, China experts say India must reconsider stance
Sat, May 13, 2017

Experts in China warned that India may be isolated in the region, despite its considerable influence, in the years ahead, if its stance on ties with China continued.

China’s Belt and Road initiative: In giant trade Belt, Road to new growth rush
Fri, May 12, 2017

From Sunday, China hosts the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, a meeting aimed at propelling itself into a new growth orbit, taking along 100-plus stakeholders.

China renames six places in Arunachal, says ‘1st batch’
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The six names on the list are: Wo’gyainling, Mila Ri, Qoidengarbo Ri, Mainquka, Bumo La and Namkapub Ri.

On phone, Xi and Trump discuss rising tensions over North Korea
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

US President assured that China wants ‘denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula’

Don’t use Dalai Lama to harm our interests: China to India
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

On Wednesday, the Chinese government summoned the Indian ambassador in Beijing to register its protest.

Dalai Lama visit will hurt ties, severely damage peace, Beijing warns Delhi
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Dalai Lama said, “India has never used me against China. I am a messenger of the ancient Indian thought and I talk about ahimsa, peace, harmony and secular ethics wherever I go.”

In China, credit system rewards compliance, curbs errant firms
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

The rewards include faster clearances, better facilities and fewer inspections, while “discredited” companies will face punitive measures.

At China forum, Afghanistan slams Pak for exporting terror
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Muslimyar was a speaker at the opening of the forum with Zhang Gaoli, Vice Premier of China’s State Council, Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Prime Minister of Nepal and U Myint Sw, Vice President of Myanmar.

Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017: Campaign and contrast
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Four leaders from four parties, each with his or her own style of campaigning; from rallies they have addressed in Uttar Pradesh, a look at what sets Akhilesh, Maya, Modi and Rahul apart from one another.