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Suspicion over China’s Polar Silk Road rooted in misunderstanding

BY CHEN ZINAN On January 26, China’s State Council Information Office published a white paper – China’s Arctic Policy, which set out the country’s basic stance, policy goals, principles and major policies and positions regarding its engagement in Arctic affairs. The white paper is to “make the positioning clear.” China …

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Differences between India, China likely to deepen: Narayanan

PTI: KOLKATA: Differences between India and China are likely to deepen and the Doklam standoff was not a one off incident, former National Security Advisor M K Narayanan said and cautioned that the differences may lead to “unexpected consequences”. Narayanan, while speaking at the international symposium ‘Indo-China relations — Resolving …

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India’s baseless opposition to CPEC

India’s constant opposition to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not affect the project in any way. It is purely a development project and there is no reason to restrain the development work in the disputed areas. India is reiterating that CPEC passes through the disputed area and is therefore …

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Black day for Kashmiris

BY MUHAMMAD EVERY year, January 26 is celebrated by India as the Republic Day. But, the Day is being observed by the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and all over the world, including their Pakistani brethren as the Black Day in protest against Indian illegal …

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Independent policy in best interests of India

BY YU NING Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala chief minister and senior Politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), touched a nerve on Saturday when he praised China and criticized the Indian central government for taking a “pro-America,” “anti-China” stance on foreign policy. According to Indian media, speaking at a …

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Vijay Gokhale new Indian foreign secretary

BY JAYANTH JACOB Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, who played a key role in resolving the Doklam standoff with China, took charge as the next foreign secretary on Monday, succeeding S Jaishankar. Unlike Jaishankar, Gokhale has always preferred to stay away from the media glare. However, there are a few …

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Can India fight a two-front war?

By Zeb GENERAL Bipin Rawat must be a huge Virat Kohli fan. Why? In the last few weeks, he has given statements that are not only overly aggressive, provocative, alarming but also gratuitously reckless. Take his statement that the Indian Army is ready to call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff, this scribe …

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India is fuelling Afghan drug trade

By Ali WHILE echoing Hobbes and Machiavelli, Morgenthau opines that in international politics, countries act upon various immoral activities like deceit, fraud, falsehood and so on. In one way or the other, they also follow these tactics to fulfill their selfish aims. But, in the modern era of electronic and …

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Truth, post-truth and again the truth

By P Chidambaram The truth about the economy is known to everyone. Mr Jaitley’s reply was the post-truth. I think it is necessary to state the truth once again. As Parliament’s delayed Winter Session was nearing an end, the Finance Minister found himself in an awkward situation. On January 4, …

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Washington underestimates China’s contribution to WTO

By Ai Jun The Office of the US Trade Representative released its annual report on China’s and Russia’s WTO Compliance on Friday, concluding that the US “erred in supporting China’s entry into the WTO,” as if backing China’s WTO membership was a gift from the US. Earlier this month, the …

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