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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Pakistan denies ‘China-loan’ problem amid CPEC criticism

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Nepal-China border row: Nepal’s home ministry asks foreign ministry to take up matter with China

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100 Chinese soldiers crossed over into Uttarakhand in August: Indian media reports

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan assures fast-tracking CPEC projects after Beijing red flags delay

Almost a week after China raised the issue of delay in several China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday assured the expeditious implementation of projects, arguing the difficulties were due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Nepal-China border row: Nepal government-appointed panel recommends joint inspection of disputed areas

A panel appointed by the Nepal government to look into the boundary issues along the border with China has recommended forming a joint team of experts from both countries to resolve the matter, a media report says

Beijing should avoid shifting goalposts: Indian ambassador

In what is being seen as one of the most candid assessments of the challenges its ties with China, India’s Ambassador Vikram Misri has listed “avoid shifting goalposts”, “take a one-sided view of concerns and sensitivities”, and “viewing bilateral relations through the prism of relations with other countries” as “obstacles which could block progress” in the relationship

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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Chinese investors struggle to get their dues from Pakistan government

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China questions India’s ICBM project that can target Chinese cities

China Thursday cited a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution, issued after New Delhi's 1998 nuclear tests, to question India’s missile programme amid reports of an upcoming test for the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, The Hindu reported

India, China discussed "disengagement in our border areas", says Jaishankar

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the two sides should work for an early resolution of the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control - the de facto border - in eastern Ladakh and that China avoid viewing its ties with India through the lens of a third country

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