Amid reports of Beijing’s declining influence under the new dispensation in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s newly-elected President Maithripala Sirisena held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who hoped for stronger ties …Read More
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet a close aide to Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 19, in Moscow, the Kremlin said, underlining Russia’s increased effort to establish closer ties …Read More
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Change seems to be afoot in China’s dealings with the world. At a major conference on foreign affairs in Beijing on November 28-29, President Xi Jinping called on his colleagues to create a “more enabling environment” for China’s development. Xi’s remarks are nuanced and balanced and seek to distance China from its brash and assertive posture which has generated considerable unease in the regions neighbouring China.
At another level, China is signalling that it is a big power and wants to be seen in a more benign light as one, rather than being feared and distrusted , as it is at present.
At a third level, it also reflects a Chinese understanding that despite its impressive capabilities, it is still a relatively passive power as is evident from the Chinese absence in dealing with any of the serious global crises like Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan.
At the Fourth Plenum of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee (CPC CC) held from October 20 to 23, a rather unusual theme was chosen to be discussed at …Read More
When the Chinese President Xi Jinping recently inaugurated the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank [AIIB] at Beijing along with 21 other member countries, including India, a new and …Read More
The recently concluded visit by Chinese President Cturned out to be a disappointment, particularly because of the great expectations that were generated. A golden opportunity for taking the relations to …Read More
The Modi-Xi Summit has evoked mixed responses from analysts. They have largely focused on existing concerns – talks on settling the boundary issue; whether a global power really intends to …Read More
From the outset it has been clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have to walk the razor’s edge in his interaction with China’s paramount leader Xi Jinping. That is because, notwithstanding the friendly …Read More
Marking the opening of a new chapter in the economic relations between the two Asian neighbours, China has unveiled an investment package of around $20 billion to bolster infrastructure investment in India – a major step that will help bridge trade deficit and bring the two countries closer in an economic embrace.
The two Asian giants signed 12 agreements, including a pact for the establishment of two Chinese industrial parks in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The pacts were signed after side-ranging talks between India’s Prime Minister and China’s President Xi Jinping in New Delhi September 18.
Besides economic issues, the two leaders also focused on bolstering trust and agreed to fast-track negotiations for resolving their decades-old boundary dispute.Read More