• 22 June, 2024
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China is Coming For Your Land: Farmland

Drought has plunged water levels to the lowest in China in decades. The temperatures have also soared to record levels, and hydropower plants failed to meet the sharp rise in…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

Checkmating Chinese BRI Through INSTC

In December 2021, Russian President Putin visited in India among a lot of din, which was followed by a largely unnoticed visit of Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National…

By Levina

China and Nepal study feasibility of cross-border power grid

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - China and Nepal will conduct a feasibility study to construct a high-voltage power transmission line across the Himalayas to facilitate the exchange of electric…

China willing to work with U.S. on Build Back Better World initiative

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) -China is willing to work with the United States on a G7-led global infrastructure plan and welcomes Washington to join its Belt and Road…

The Chinese Checkers in the Middle East

China has emerged as a force to reckon with in the Middle East after quietly pursuing its strategic, economic and security objectives for decades while expanding the tentacles of its…

By Anil Trigunayat

Iraq was top target of China’s Belt & Road in 2021- study

(Reuters) - Iraq was the top target for China's Belt & Road infrastructure initiative in 2021, receiving $10.5 billion in financing for projects including a heavy oil power plant, a…

Bomb blast kills 3 people in eastern Pakistan – police

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb blast ripped through a crowded market in eastern Pakistan on Thursday, killing three people and wounding over 20, police said. "It…

Explainer-Sri Lanka on the edge as debt burden mounts

By Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) - Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka is facing its most serious financial crisis in years, raising doubts about its ability to pay…

India’s ‘Look Central Asia Policy’

After the high level meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, the implementation of the agenda is left to the secretarial and deputies level meetings. But considering…

By Dr Seshadri Chari

The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue: Towards Greater Cooperation

Introduction The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue will take place in New Delhi on 18th-19th December, 2021. Foreign Ministers of all the five Central Asian states viz Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan…

By Ashok Sajjanhar

China Comes Calling in Africa

The Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) had its 6th ministerial meeting on 29-30 November in Dakar, Senegal. The meeting was coordinated between Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and Senegal's…

By Gurjit Singh

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.…