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‘Industrialization under CPEC’: What’s so special in SEZs?

Industrial Revolution had initiated in the 18th century but the world had to wait till 1959 to witness the establishment of first modern Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Shannon, Ireland. As of 2006, International Labor Organization’s (ILO) database reported 3,500 zones in 130 countries and …

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China, Pakistan ready to attack India: former Indian defence minister

Former Indian Defence Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav said Wednesday in Lok Sabha (parliament) that the troops from neighbouring state China are ready to attack India, adding that their real enemy is China, not Pakistan. He predicted a joint attack from Chinese and Pakistani forces, suggesting …

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158 Indian soldiers killed in Chinese cross border rocket attack

SIKKIM -UNS– Over 158 Indian soldiers have been killed on Monday as China fired rockets across the border on Indian border installations. Reportedly, several soldiers were wounded in the attack today. The development came in after China flexed its political muscle in the area today …

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Turning a deaf ear to China will not help India on Doklam

India has repeatedly ignored China’s call for pulling its border-crossing troops from Doklam area back to its own territory. However, turning a deaf ear to China will but to worsen the month-long stand-off and put itself further into embarrassment. India should not regard the existing …

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COAS calls for open debate on CPEC

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa wants civilian institutions to step up to the plate and fully benefit from the opportunities coming the country’s way because of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and called for an open debate on various aspects of the …

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China, Russia pledge to play role of ballast stone for world peace

MOSCOW- Xinhua/UNS- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin pledged here Tuesday to build strong China-Russia ties into a ballast stone for world peace and stability as their two countries seek to coordinate even more closely for a better world. The two …

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China,India border tension: Indian troop withdrawal ‘precondition’ for peace: China

BEIJING -UNS : China warned Wednesday that the withdrawal of Indian troops from disputed territory was a precondition for peace as tensions rise in a border row between the two Asian powers that has drawn in tiny Bhutan. Indian and Chinese troops are reportedly facing …

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China-India border standoff gets shriller

NEW DELHI -UNS : The China-India border standoff got shriller on Monday as Beijing accused Indian troops of intrusion across their disputed border and betrayal of a colonial era agreement it claimed to have been endorsed by Jawaharlal Nehru. The Hindu quoted a Chinese foreign …

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Xi to visit Russia, Germany, attend G20 summit

BEIJING -Xinhua/UNS- Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Russia and Germany from July 3 to 6. According to Chinese Foreign Ministry Xi is invited by Russian President Vladimir Putin, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu …

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India warns China over border road ‘security’ threat

India condemned a new road that China is building on the rivals’ Himalayan border on Friday, saying it raises “serious security” concerns. The two sides are trading increasingly stern diplomatic warnings over the new hotspot, a remote scrap of territory where the frontiers of China, …

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