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China Says No Change On Masood Azhar Issue

China Says No Change On Masood Azhar Issue China on Thursday blocked a US-backed resolution to sanction Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council, citing “absence of consensus” among member countries to declare him an international terrorist. The foreign ministry had signalled its intention to block the resolution earlier in the day, saying: “It is a fact that the (UN) committee is yet to reach agreement (on […]

This Chinese village built a giant QR code with trees in a bid to attract more tourists

China has a weird obsession with QR codes and it seems they can’t have enough of it. In China, more than half of the population uses QR codes to make monetary transactions. From malls to street vendors, usage of QR codes is quite widespread. Taking their love for the special barcode to a whole new level, a tech-savvy village in northern China decided to build a giant QR code in […]

China opposes Japanese investment in India’s North East, says no ‘third party’ involvement in ‘disputed’ areas

Reacting sharply to Japan’s plans to step up investment in India’s North-eastern states, China on Friday said that it was opposed to any foreign investment in the “disputed areas” in that region.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had discussed the possibility of boosting investment from Japan in India’s North East when they met for annual summit-level talks in Gujarat a couple of days ago. Reacting […]

Indians are ahead in getting work visas from Canada, beat China

Indians are obtaining Canadian work visas like never before and are beating Chinese nationals in the race. As per the latest statistics, Indians are ahead of China in getting Canadian work visas under Canada’s international mobility programme. From January-June this year, 13,670 Indians obtained work visas and the number was at 8,680 for Chinese. Under the temporary foreign worker programme too, Indians were ahead as under this programme, 2,190 Indians […]

India Showing Maturity On 'Tantrum-Throwing' China On Doklam: US Expert

India is “behaving like a mature power” in tackling the Doklam standoff in the Sikkim sector and making China look like an adolescent throwing a “temper tantrum”, a top American defence expert has said. India and China have been locked in a  face of in Doklam for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People’s Liberation Army from building a road in the area. Praising India’s conduct […]

Sikkim standoff: India 'believes' China won't risk even a 'small-scale military operation' despite aggressive rhetoric from Beijing

Despite the tension between the two nations, along with the aggressive rhetoric from Beijing, increasing with every passing day over the military standoff in Sikkim sector, India’s security apparatus is certain that China will not risk a war or even a “small-scale military operation”.  Times of India, in its report, cited sources in the security establishment saying that a “face-saving” workable option is both for India and China to simultaneously […]

Dokalam stand-off: 'Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China

Amid simmering border tension over Dokalam in Sikkim, China state-controlled media has said that Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China. An article published in China’s Global Times has hit ou at Prime Minister Narendxra Modi saying, “Nationalist fervor that demands revenge against China has taken root in India since the border war. The election of Indian PM Modi has fueled the country’s nationalist sentiments. Modi took advantage […]

How To Read China's Rhetoric And Military Drills Amid Sikkim Standoff

For all China’s belligerent talk on the standoff at the border in Sikkim, its army has not mobilised any additional forces or equipment over the last month, which has seen nearly 300 soldiers from China and India standing 150 metres apart, though with guns pointing down to indicate a lack of intent in escalating hostilities. With the tension sprawling over a month, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said yesterday that given […]

Who is Liu Xiaobo?

Regarded as one of China’s most prominent human rights activist, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died following a short battle with liver cancer. He died while in custody at a hospital in China, despite appeals to the state to permit him to travel aboard for medical treatment. A university professor-turned-rights campaigner, the 61-year-old activist was transferred from prison to a heavily-guarded hospital on medical parole, after he was diagnosed with terminal […]

Sikkim standoff: India has ‘ulterior motives’ in claiming Doklam part of tri-junction, says China

Reiterating that India has violated the 1890 treaty between Britain and China, Beijing on  Friday accused New Delhi of having “ulterior motives” in including the tri-junction with Bhutan in the Sikkim standoff . In a statement, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said that New Delhi’s acceptance of the 1890 Sino-British treaty on the boundaries in the area should not change with the passage of time. “The so-called tri-junction point […]