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FIS Presents Distinguished Lecture on India-China Competition

FIS Presents Distinguished Lecture on India-China Competition

Houston: On Sunday, August 23, 2020, the Foundation for India Studies (FIS) presented its first virtual webinar in its Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture, titled “India China Competition in South Asia: the Past, Present and Future,” was presented by Dr. Constantino Xavier of the Brookings Institute in New Delhi. Dr. Xavier’s presentation focused on the […]

China’s gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India

China’s gold mine at Arunachal border may become another flash point with India

  BEIJING: China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about USD 60 billion has been found, a media report said on Sunday. The mine project is being undertaken in Lhunze county under Chinese control […]

India may offer China tariff removal on over 70% goods

India may offer China tariff removal on over 70% goods

NEW DELHI: India plans to offer tariff elimination on more than 70% traded goods with China over an extended period of time under the ongoing negotiations for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. “One cannot go beyond 6% offer on either side of common concession. For example, if common concession is decided at 80% for […]

Wary of China’s Indian Ocean activities, US, India discuss anti-submarine warfare

Wary of China’s Indian Ocean activities, US, India discuss anti-submarine warfare

NEW DELHI/HONG KONG: India and the United States are in talks to help each other track submarines in the Indian Ocean, military officials say, a move that could further tighten defense ties between New Delhi and Washington as China steps up its undersea activities. Both the United States and India are growing concerned at the […]

China keen to invest more in India

China keen to invest more in India

Moscow: China has complimented India for “doing a good job” in maintaining an impressive growth rate despite a global slowdown and is keen on working together to push for reforms in the international financial system to offset the inherent weaknesses. Stating that his country was keen to ramp up investments in India, Chinese foreign minister Wang […]

Beijing Issues First Ever ‘Red Alert’ on Air Pollution

Beijing Issues First Ever ‘Red Alert’ on Air Pollution

BEIJING:  China’s capital on Monday issued its first ever “red alert” for pollution, as the city government warned that Beijing would be shrouded in heavy smog from Tuesday until Thursday. China’s leadership has vowed to crack down on environmental degradation, including the air pollution that blankets many major cities, following decades of unbridled economic growth. The […]

Asia look ahead: Big week for Japan and China

Asia look ahead: Big week for Japan and China

Investors will get a pulse check on Asia’s two largest economies, Japan and China, with a raft of data scheduled for release over the course of the week. Starting with Japan, revised gross domestic product (GDP) on Monday showed the economy grew an annualized 3.9 percent in the January-March period, higher than the preliminary reading of […]

China’s Xi in Pakistan to unveil $46 bn investment plan

China’s Xi in Pakistan to unveil $46 bn investment plan

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Islamabad Monday to unveil a $46 billion investment plan that Pakistan hopes will end a chronic energy crisis and transform it into a regional economic hub. With the plan, known as the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Beijing hopes to increase investment in Pakistan as part of its ambitions […]