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India will focus on finding solutions to the border issues with China that has long strained ties between the neighbouring countries, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said on Tuesday after assuming charge for a second straight term. India and China share a 3,800 km (2,400 mile) border - much of...
Chinese scientists felt pressured to engage in unethical research practices out of fear of losing their jobs, a study found. The Chinese government’s 2015 “Double First-Class Scheme” called on universities to boost their global rankings by publishing more articles in international journals. One faculty head reportedly told academics they should...
In a move that has sparked widespread concern, China has recently banned the teaching and use of the Tibetan language in elementary and middle schools within two Tibetan-populated regions in southwestern Sichuan province. This decision, which mandates the use of Mandarin for all educational communication, poses a significant threat to the preservation of...
More than three years after overthrowing a democratically elected government, the Myanmar military is battling to hold on to power as a protracted civil war in the Southeast Asian country draws in neighbors such as China and India and fuels a rise in cybercrime and drug trafficking that reaches...
India has announced the Arunachal Pradesh Frontier Highway (AFH), officially designated NH-913. Spanning 1,748 km and estimated to cost ₹27,000 crores, the highway will be built approximately 20 kilometres away from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the McMahon Line, close to the India-Tibet-China-Myanmar border. Once completed, it...
China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday it will restrict exports of some aviation and aerospace-related equipment and technology beginning July 1. A notice seen Thursday on the ministry’s website said the move was to safeguard national security and interests and fulfill international obligations such as non-proliferation. Exports of items designated under...
In a village near the ancient Silk Road town of Yarkand, on the edge of the Taklamakan desert in the far-western region of Xinjiang, the gongzuodui has been busy. The term means “work team”. In Xinjiang it refers to a group of officials dispatched to a poor rural area...
Adya Singh, who portrayed herself as a Punjabi girl with a UK education, living in Delhi, and deeply passionate about Sikh heritage, language, and culture, was an outspoken critic of the Indian government. Her social media posts often called for the US to "support Khalistan to counter Indian hegemony"....
New Delhi: In a recent statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal reiterated India's firm stance on Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK), highlighting that the entire region of Jammu and Kashmir, including Ladakh, is an integral part of India. Jaiswal underscored India's opposition to the...
Singapore, May 31: The tense US-China relationship has been in the limelight and is expected to be at the centrestage of the Shangri-La dialogue, which is set to begin today in Singapore. The annual gathering in Singapore has become an increasingly influential forum for the world’s top defence and security...