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China and Laos open $6 billion high-speed rail link

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - A $6 billion high-speed rail line connecting China with its Southeast Asian neighbour Laos opened on Friday, a milestone in Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure plans.…

Revitalising the Strategic Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Being a country with immense potential, India also holds the advantage of geographic centrality that boosts India in its quest for becoming a key maritime power in the Indian Ocean…

By Induja J S

African Nations Mend and Make Do as China Reduces Funding for BRI

Deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks more than a century old. It's a distinctly…

By Reuters and Chanakya Forum

Factbox-Top pain points between U.S. and China as Xi, Biden meet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will hold an online meeting on Monday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, the most extensive leader-level talks between the two nations under the…

The Curious Case of Pakistan, China, TTP and BRI

On 1st October Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan broke all hell loose when on the Turkish government-run TV channel, TRT World, he disclosed that the Pakistani government is in secret…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

China’s Belt and Road plans losing momentum as opposition, debt mount -study

By David Stanway SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's vast Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is in danger of losing momentum as opposition in targeted countries rises and debts mount, paving the way…

Pakistan discussing expansion of CPEC to Afghanistan -ambassador

By Charlotte Greenfield ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has discussed Taliban-led Afghanistan joining the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure project, the Pakistani ambassador to the country said on Monday. "Regional…

U.S. plans projects in Latin America countering China’s Belt and Road

By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are set to tour Latin America this week to scout infrastructure projects as they prepare a counter to Chinese President Xi Jinping's…

Analysis-As West ponders aid for Afghanistan, China and Pakistan quick to provide relief

By Charlotte Greenfield ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - As international donors gather in Geneva on Monday to discuss humanitarian relief for Afghanistan under Taliban rule, neighbours China and Pakistan have already reached…

China’s BRI project causing environmental degradation in South Asia, says report

Amsterdam [Netherlands], August 26 (ANI): While China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) promises to create opportunities for the South Asian states to facilitate a more sustainable growth model, it also…

China, Pakistan and Their Secret Wars in Afghanistan

China, Pakistan and Their Secret Wars in Afghanistan Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd) In 2014 then US President Obama announced that he plans to cut the 34000 strong American forces in…

China, Cambodia ignored ‘community concerns’ during building dam, says human rights group

Beijing [China] August 11 (ANI): After a rights group report revealed that Indigenous and ethnic minority communities of Cambodia were undermined during the construction of a dam project completed by…