India’s trade with China booms

India’s trade with China booms - despite the political rift and military standoff

Trade with China is booming, despite all the brouhaha about Chinese "aggression" and "expansionism" and the nearly two-year-old military standoff in the Ladakh Himalayans where both countries have amassed nearly 50,000 soldiers facing each other a snowy frontier

No breakthrough even after 14 rounds of India-China border talks

There was no breakthrough in the 14th round of talks between the militaries of India and China, and the two sides agreed to maintain dialogue via military and diplomatic channels to work out a "mutually acceptable resolution" of the remaining issues

China building settlements near disputed border with Bhutan: Report

China has accelerated building settlements along its disputed border with Bhutan as Beijing has erected over 200 structures, including some still under construction, at six locations, according to a report by Reuters, which has examined satellite images of the disputed location

China threat has by no way reduced: Indian Army chief

India and China have been working on "mutual disengagement" and there have been positive developments, but the "threat" is very much high, Indian Army chief General MM Naravane said even as the 14th round of commander-level talks between the two neighbours were held Wednesday

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Sino-Indian border ‘generally stable'; dialogue on, says China

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ADB blacklists three Chinese firms from Nepal’s key infrastructure projects; Kathmandu airport extension to be impacted

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China warns companies blindly visiting Afghanistan for mineral exploration as foreigners arrested in several Afghan provinces

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Fertilizer row: Sri Lanka to pay $6.7 million in compensation after Chinese firm launches arbitration procedure

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Afghanistan receives a batch of Chinese Sinopharm vaccines; 'emergency assistance' in the pipeline

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China denies reports of canceling power projects in Sri Lanka

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India keeping close vigil on Chinese ship deployment; warships were kept battle-ready: Indian Navy chief

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Despite 'India First' policy, Maldives signs deal with Chinese energy firm

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China will work with Russia and India in a 'spirit of oneness', says Chinese Foreign Minister

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China bags contract for developing ECT port terminal

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'India carefully re-examining trade, investment ties with Beijing'

In the wake of China’s “aggressive posture” and its attempts at “multiple transgressions along the border” last year, India is very carefully examining its options with regard to its trade and investment ties with Beijing to ensure that New Delhi’s “integrity and security remain intact”, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Wednesday

Local anger boils in Pakistan’s Gwadar port town against CPEC projects

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India-China ties going through 'bad patch; India's interests will be served by 'much closer' ties with the US: Foreign Minister

India and China are going through “a particularly bad patch” in their relationship because Beijing has taken actions “for which they still don’t have a credible explanation”, and the Chinese leadership has to take a call on where they want to take the bilateral ties, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday

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