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Economic sanctions on Afghanistan must end: China

The various unilateral sanctions or restrictions on Afghanistan should be lifted as soon as possible, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang said, adding that Afghan foreign reserves are “national assets of Afghanistan” and should be used by its people

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Afghanistan may see more turmoil; China will step in, says India's top general

The situation in Afghanistan can deteriorate resulting in more turmoil, says India's Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, and China could potentially "step into Afghanistan" in times to come

China announces humanitarian aid worth $31 million to Afghanistan

Days after the Taliban announced its new interim government, China said it will provide emergency humanitarian aid worth $31 million, including food, medicine, and Covid-19 vaccines to Afghanistan

Ties with China were taken in a "completely different direction" by Ladakh border clash: India's Foreign Minister S Jaishankar

Noting that the Galwan Valley clash in Ladakh last year between Indian and Chinese forces took bilateral ties in a "completely different direction", Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday that the challenge of how to manage the relationship with China ranks "very, very high" in India

Indian Navy in bilateral exercise with Australian Navy

Continuing with its series of bilateral and multilateral exercises in the Indo-Pacific region, with the Chinese dragon continuing to be the elephant in the room, the Indian Navy is participating in a naval exercise with the Australian Navy from September 6 to September 10

Border row: Nepal dispatches team to inspect disputed land along China border

The Nepal government has formed a committee comprising senior government officials to inspect a remote piece of land in the country’s north along the China border as local officials claimed the land is being encroached upon by China

Afghanistan will rely on China for economic assistance, says Taliban

The Taliban will rely mainly on financing from China, the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said, as funds in and from the west was were frozen after the collapse of the US-backed Afghan government

World should ‘positively guide’ Taliban: China to US

The international community should engage with the Taliban and “positively guide” them, provide economic and humanitarian aid, and help maintain social stability in Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his US counterpart Antony Blinken in a phone call

Quad nations conduct Malabar exercises in Western Pacific

Maritime forces of India and its three Quad partners -- the United States, Japan and Australia -- have begun the first phase of the Malabar 2021 naval exercises in the Philippines Sea to challenge the muscle-flexing by China in the Indo-Pacific region, NDTV reported

China-Bangladesh Covid vaccine co-production deal a game-changer in combating pandemic

On August 16, Chinese pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm signed a deal with Bangladesh for the co-production of Covid-19 inactivated vaccines, marking a landmark moment in vaccine collaboration in South Asia

Terrorism a ‘common enemy ’of mankind, China says after the latest attack in Pakistan

China said terrorism is a “common enemy” and it would continue to work with Pakistan to deal with the threat of terrorism and protect the safety of Chinese people and personnel in Pakistan, days after a suicide bomber targeted a Chinese convoy in southwestern Pakistan 

After a string of terror attacks, China demands strong security protocols for its nationals in Pakistan

Days after expressing concern over the “worsening” security situation in Pakistan in the wake of the latest terror attack targeting its nationals, China has demanded strong security protocols for Chinese nationals in Pakistan

Two killed as suicide bomber targets Chinese in Pakistan; Beijing says security situation ‘severe’ in Pakistan

A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying Chinese workers in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, injuring a Chinese national and killing two Pakistani children playing by the roadside, confirmed Pakistani officials

China says willing to develop ‘friendly relations’ with Taliban

China on Monday said that it is ready to develop "friendly relations" with the Afghan Taliban, a day after the Sunni Fundamentalist insurgent group secured a decisively military victory over the now collapsed US-backed Afghan government

Nepal PM to form task force to look into border issue with China

Nepalis Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has assured his party members of forming a task force to look into the border issue with China in the northern Humla district

With China the elephant in the room, Quad officials discuss cooperation on supply chain, critical technologies

In a long-term plan to reduce dependence on China, senior officials of the four Quad countries - US, Japan,Australia and India - on Thursday explored collaboration to ensure “resilient supply chains” and enhance cooperation in areas of emerging and critical technologies

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