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17 August, 2017 6:56 AM China And India Dangerously Close To Military Conflict: Foreign Media

New Delhi: As nuclear posturing between North Korea and the United States rivets the world, a quieter conflict between India and China is playing out on a remote Himalayan ridge - with stakes just as high. For the past two months, Indian and Chinese troops have faced off on a plateau in the Himalayas in tense proximity, in a dispute prompted by moves 26

16 August, 2017 7:27 AM With China in mind, Donald Trump and PM Modi announce elevated consultation

The read-out did not elaborate on the two-by-two dialogue, but it said the two countries have a long overdue annual strategic dialogue mechanism instituted by previous administrations that typically involve high cabinet officials from both sides, including the secretary of state and commerce secretary from the US and their Indian counterparts. Although 17

15 August, 2017 1:41 AM Trump orders probe of China's intellectual property practices

Trump broke from his 17-day vacation in New Jersey to sign the memo. The investigation is likely to cast a shadow over relations with China, the largest US trading partner, just as Trump is asking Beijing to step up pressure against Pyongyang. WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China's alleged theft of intellectual 42

14 August, 2017 10:35 PM Trump Orders Probe Of China Intellectual Property Practices

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry on whether to investigate China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the first direct action by the White House against a country Trump has painted as the U.S. chief trade villain. Trump broke from his 17-day vacation in New Jersey to sign the memo in Washington at a time of heightened 69

14 August, 2017 1:25 PM China Implements UN Sanctions On North Korea

China said any cargoes already on their way from North Korea would be cleared by customs as usual before the UN sanctions deadline. Beijing: China's Commerce Ministry issued a ban, effective from Tuesday, on several imports from North Korea, including coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and seafood, a move that is in line with UN sanctions 35

13 August, 2017 10:32 AM Doklam standoff: Diplomatic channels active, India must be ready for long long haul, former India's envoy

NEW DELHI: As the Doklam standoff shows no signs of easing amid reports of India and China enhancing troop deployment, India will have to be patient and be prepared for a long haul while keeping diplomatic channels active, a former envoy to Beijing who has long experience in dealing with China, said. Ashok Kantha, who retired in January 2015 as India's 24

12 August, 2017 12:58 PM France's Macron warns against 'escalation of tensions' over North Korea

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday warned against an "escalation of tensions" over North Korea amid a growing war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. In a statement, Macron voiced his "concern at the ballistic and nuclear threat coming from North Korea", saying the international community needed to work to get Pyongyang to "resume 27

11 August, 2017 5:17 PM Kim Jong-Un: A moody young man with nuclear arsenal

SEOUL: In China, the man threatening to fire missiles at the US is often derided as a chubby brat. In the US, a senator recently referred to him as “this crazy fat kid”. President Donald Trump once called him “a total nut job”. But the target of all that scorn, Kim Jong-un, the 33-year-old leader of North Korea, has long been underestimated. Kim was the youngest 24

11 August, 2017 3:03 PM Donald Trump says US locked and loaded to hit North Korea

The United States is "locked and loaded" to initiate military action against North Korea if it acted unwisely, American President Donald Trump warned on Friday, while hoping the country's dictator Kim Jong Un will avoid the path of confrontation as the two countries hurtled towards a nuclear showdown. "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked 38

11 August, 2017 11:12 AM Is China being left behind in US-North Korea sparring?

BEIJING: As the United States and North Korea exchange fiery words over the regime's growing weapons programme, China — the North's biggest ally and trade partner — has receded into the background. Donald Trump had been publicly prodding China for months to use its influence on Pyongyang, but this week the US president pointed his verbal salvos directly 70