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China's dams in Xinjiang region trigger concerns in Kazakhstan

  • Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:00

Dispute could hold crucial lessons for India in managing water-sharing issues with China over the Brahmaputra

No War, No Peace

  • Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

For two years, India has been grappling with a heightened threat perception on its borders with China. VK SHASHIKUMAR on the complex preparations for a war that may not happen.


  • Fri, 11/12/2010 - 11:00

The task of getting news out of Tibet these days has taken on the frustrating ambience of cold-war research methodology. We haven’t exactly gone back to the days of Sovietologists and China watchers poring over precious photographs of Mayday line-ups for scraps of usable information, but we’re heading there.

Turkey inches closer to China

  • Mon, 10/18/2010 - 12:00

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's official visit to Turkey on October 7-8 marked a new phase in Turkish-Chinese relations. During the joint press briefing with Wen's Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, both leaders emphasized the importance they place on each other in their external relations and called their flourishing ties a "strategic partnership".

China's Kashmir stand can affect boundary row

  • Thu, 10/14/2010 - 12:00

China's changing stance over Kashmir is causing considerable disquiet in India and could have implications on resolution of the long-standing boundary dispute between the two countries, say well-placed sources.

Rising China And Indian Response

  • Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

George Fernandes, Defence Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government, was bang on target when he famously said that it was China, not Pakistan or any other nation that was India’s biggest security threat.

China's expanding influence in S. Asia

  • Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

CHINA is an expanding power in South Asia. That is the real significance of the news that it may build a new nuclear reactor in Pakistan without the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency or the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and also of the earlier stories about the presence of Chinese troops in the Pakistani half of Kashmir.

Betting and bluffing in the new Great Game

  • Wed, 10/13/2010 - 12:00

Future historians may well agree that the 21st century Silk Road first opened for business on December 14, 2009. That was the day a crucial stretch of pipeline officially went into operation, linking the fabulously energy-rich state of Turkmenistan (via Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan) to Xinjiang province in China's far west.

China's 'frown diplomacy' in Southeast Asia

  • Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:00

"Smart Power, Chinese Style" is the title of a 2008 article by a renowned Singaporean analyst of global affairs, Kishore Mahbubani. In his essay, Kishore praised China for the "competence" of its diplomacy.

China: India's strategic strangulation

  • Tue, 09/28/2010 - 12:00

"Their interest in infrastructure development now extends to areas in Nepal and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir beyond their periphery. The Governments of Nepal and Pakistan are not in a position to find the necessary funds for infrastructure development. Hence they look up to China for financial and technical assistance in this regard."