China Hindering Normal Patrolling Along Line Of Actual Control: Centre

There have been several instances of Chinese incursion by land and air near the Ladakh boundary New Delhi: China is hindering India’s normal patrolling along the Line of Actual Control, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, adding that India had a responsible approach to border management. “All Indian activities are entirely on our side of the LAC. Indian troops did not cross LAC in Western Sector or Sikkim. Indian troops are fully familiar with the alignment of the Line of Actual Control in the India-China border areas and abide by…

the south china sea: Indian Ocean becoming new focus of activity after South China Sea, need to augment security: Defence Secretary

NEW DELHI: After the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean Region is becoming the new focus of activity and India needs to augment security so that the blue economy involving fishing, mineral and energy exploration can be supported, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has said. Giving the example of China, the top bureaucrat said that while the neighbouring nation has become a world leader when it comes to deep sea fishing, the Indian side remains confined to coastal areas and is not even fully exploiting the Exclusive Economic Zone and there…

U.S. Signals Change in China Strategy to ‘Defensive’ And ‘Competitive’ Approach

The White House on Thursday signaled an end to the U.S.’ two-decades-old policy of engagement with China, vowing in a new strategy report to combat Beijing’s attempts to impose a “new world order” based on its model of authoritarian government. Deepening engagement had done little to encourage fundamental economic and political change in China, the 20-page report said. “The Chinese Communist Party has chosen instead to exploit the free and open rules-based order and attempt to reshape the international system in its favor,” the report said. It said Beijing’s expanding…

The spread of Covid-19 pandemic has intensified India-China tensions

Behind all the hand-shakes and friendly gestures between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the underlying feelings of competition for regional dominance mixed with nationalism were not difficult to decipher when the two leaders met last in Oct 2019 during the visit of the Chinese President to India. Little would Xi Jinping knew then, that a strange catastrophe was going to affect lives of people living in ‘All Under Heaven’, spreading further to the entire world, shaking geopolitical dynamics like never before. Relations between India and China…

You can’t blame China for everything | The Canberra Times

news, latest-news, There is a lot wrong with China. Goodness knows there is. Where should we start? Human rights, of course. “The human rights situation continued to be marked by a systematic crackdown on dissent,” reports Amnesty International of the PRC’s 2019. “The justice system remained plagued by unfair trials and torture and other ill-treatment in detention. China still classified information on its extensive use of the death penalty as a state secret.” Neighbourliness? In hitherto open water in the South China Sea, China is building islands and creating military…

India in touch with the UK over extradition of Vijay Mallya: MEA

Outlook May 21, 2020 22:41 IST India in touch with the UK over extradition of Vijay Mallya: MEA outlookindia.com 1970-01-01T05:30:00+0530 New Delhi, May 21 (PTI) India is in touch with the British government over extradition of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya after he exhausted legal options against New Delhi”s request to the UK to extradite him. “The government of India is in touch with the UK regarding the next steps in his extradition process,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday. He was replying to a…

Hunger looms in South East Asia as China grabs river, seas

Hunger looms in South East Asia as China grabs river, seas GOTCHA – Jarius Bondoc (The Philippine Star) – May 22, 2020 – 12:00am Filipinos had better produce two million more tons of rice a year. Vietnam and Thailand, from which the Philippines gets cereals, will soon no longer be able to sell. With harvests dwindling, they must conserve stocks for domestic consumption. Filipinos will be on their own. China has dammed up the Mekong River on its side, drying up farms of southern neighbors downstream. Diverted by 11…

German pharma giant CEO to Vietnam fined for nine-dash line mistake

The punishment, imposed by HCMC’s Department of Information and Communications, came days after Lynette Moey Yu Lin, a Malaysian of Chinese origin, admitted sharing the document on China’s successful Covid-19 campaign with nine department heads late last month. These managers were supposed to subsequently forward it to lower ranking staff. The demarcation line, claiming 90 percent of the 3.5-million-square-kilometer East Sea, known internationally as the South China Sea, has met strong opposition from the international community. After protests from several Vietnamese employees, Bayer retracted the document. Bayer AG is a…

Banyan – Vietnam’s secretive Communist Party embarks on a leadership transition | Asia

May 23rd 2020 IN JANUARY FOUR grey apparatchiks with little name or face recognition inside Vietnam, let alone abroad, will emerge from a five-yearly congress of the Communist Party to take charge of the youthful country of 96m. The line-up will telegraph order and consensus, the obsession of one of the world’s most secretive political organisations. Yet, out of sight, the struggle for the top jobs will put ferrets in a sack to shame. The consensual order disapproves of the kind of personal power that Xi Jinping has garnered in…