No change in stand on India’s entry into NSG: China

No change in stand on India’s entry into NSG: China

Beijing: China Monday said there is no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), marring India’s chances of entering the 48-member elite club at its crucial meeting next month. China’s support is crucial for India as new membership in the NSG is guided by the consensus principle. […]

PLA develops phone software to spy on soldiers leaking secrets

PLA develops phone software to spy on soldiers leaking secrets

BEIJING: The Chinese military has developed a smartphone surveillance software that automatically alerts authorities if soldiers leak sensitive information or use their handset during blackouts. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese military, reported that the software can be installed or uninstalled remotely, ban access to specified websites, set restrictions […]

China has ‘vested interest’ in resolving Kashmir

China has ‘vested interest’ in resolving Kashmir

BEIJING: China now has a “vested interest” in mediating between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue because of its nearly USD 50 billion investment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through PaK, an article in a state-run daily has said. The article in the Global Times, a ruling Communist Party of […]

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

BEIJING: China has banned dozens of Islamic names like ‘Saddam’ and ‘Jihad’ for babies belonging to the restive Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, in a move that would prevent children from getting access to education and government benefits, a leading rights group said on Tuesday. Xinjiang authorities have recently banned dozens of names with religious connotations common […]

Be combat-ready: Chinese President Xi tells military

Be combat-ready: Chinese President Xi tells military

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined the need for building a combat-ready army and accelerate the building of the theatre joint combat command system, amidst the PLA flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea. Xi, the ruling Communist party’s General Secretary and the Central Military Commission’s Chairman, made the comments while inspecting […]

India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China

India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China

BEIJING: India will pay “dearly” if it continues the “petty game” of playing the Dalai Lama card, Chinese media warned on Friday, dismissing as “absurd” New Delhi’s reaction to Beijing renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh. Referring to allegations that it was “silly for China” not to have names for various counties and inventing them […]

‘Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal’

‘Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal’

BEIJING: China on Friday asserted that it was its “lawful right” to standardise official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh. “China’s position on the eastern section of the India- China boundary is clear and consistent,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a media briefing here while reacting to India’s assertion that Arunachal […]

Xi asks new PLA units to be ready for combat, modern warfare

Xi asks new PLA units to be ready for combat, modern warfare

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the PLA’s newly-formed 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and give priority to building “new-type” fighting capabilities in electronic, information and space warfare. Xi, also the Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the overall high command of the 2.3 million-strong military, spoke to the […]

‘Trump accepts Xi’s invitation to visit China this year’

‘Trump accepts Xi’s invitation to visit China this year’

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump has accepted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s invitation to pay a state visit to China this year, state media reported on Friday. Xi, who is currently in the US to hold talks with Trump for the first time in Florida resort of Mar-a-Lago, yesterday extended the in¬vitation to Trump for […]

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

China, Russia, Pak joining hands on Afghan problem: Report

ISLAMABAD: China, Pakistan and Russia are inching closer to form an alliance to sta­bilise war-torn Afghanistan, where the three countries see the emergence of Islamic State terror group as a common threat, a media re­port on Monday said. The strategic calculation is changing after competing for well over two decades. Islama­bad and Moscow are all […]