A recent report released by the Pentagon indicates that China is likely seeking to establish a...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 12, 2017
Late last month, two Chinese nationals were reportedly kidnapped in Quetta, Bolochistan, Pakistan,...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 15, 2016
A major part of China’s strategy to enhance economic and security interaction with Central...
by Melissa M. Chan | Sep 2, 2012
Despite the recent controversy over the release of detained Chinese fishermen, Chinese defense minister, Liang Guanglie, said China is focusing on peaceful development with Sri Lanka. Liang’s reiteration of China’s...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 11, 2008
Asia Times looks at how tensions between India and China are playing out in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan: There is a fear of China in Bhutan. There are unresolved border disputes going back centuries and the issue was only addressed in Beijing in 1984. Bhutan has traditional trade relations with Tibet, but Bhutan closed […]
by Liu Yong | Sep 18, 2007
From UPI Asia Online: In 1999 this columnist put forward the theory of a “proxy nuclear state,” a country that has had nuclear capability grafted onto it by an outside power. Thus far, China has developed two such states — North Korea (to harry Japan) and Pakistan (to contain India). A third, Bangladesh, is well […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 5, 2007
From YaleGlobal: Asia has less fresh water per capita than any other continent except Antarctica. As the population booms and a growing middle class seeks modern conveniences like washing machines and dishwashers, water becomes a prized commodity and the source of conflict. The latest concern about Asia’s water supplies stems from Chinese plans to build […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 13, 2005
From Newindpress.com: DHAKA: In a strong endorsement of India’s stand, the SAARC countries pledged to declare war on poverty and terrorism, admitted Afghanistan as the eighth member of the group and signed three key accords on customs cooperation, avoidance of double taxation and setting up an arbitration council to strengthen economic linkages. “It is my […]
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 11, 2005
From The South Asia Analysis Group: Ultra-leftist elements in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), claiming absolute loyalty to the late leader Mao Zedong and firmly against the regime’s reformist course both at home and abroad, may have become an insignificant factor in the country’s politics now, but what is intriguing is that the present […]
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 21, 2005
From The Japan Focus: China’s growing presence in South Asia is riding on its accelerated economic and strategic influence in the region. This article gauges the interplay between economic, particularly resource factors, and strategic factors in China’s advance in the region and its relations with South Asian nations. One measure of China’s economic outreach is […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 15, 2005
From The International Herald Tribune, via Glimpse of the World: In a recent poll of Australians conducted by the Lowy Institute in Sydney, 69 percent of those surveyed had “positive feelings” towards China, while only 58 percent had such sentiment for Australia’s staunch ally, the United States.
by Sophie Beach | Apr 27, 2005
From the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief, via Asia Media: In keeping with its economic expansion, China has deepened its strategic influence in the region, especially with India’s immediate neighbors – Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Beijing has long kept a close strategic partnership with Islamabad, but its overtures to the remaining countries were hobbled […]
People’s Daily: China, Pakistan Sign Treaty For Friendship, Cooperation and Good-Neighborly Relations
by Patricia Kim | Apr 6, 2005
From The People’s Daily: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and his Pakistani counterpart Shaukat Aziz signed a treaty for friendship, cooperation and good-neighborly relations Tuesday. The treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Good-Neighborly Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (hereinafter referred to as “the Contracting Parties”) says the two parties […]
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