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India's Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale met scholars of China's influential think tanks and held a "candid" discussion on Sino-India ties.


While international attention remains on China’s recidivist activities in the South China Sea’s disputed waters, Beijing is also focusing quietly on other waters — of rivers that originate in Chinese-controlled territory like Tibet and flow to other countries. China’s new obsession is freshwater, a life-supporting resource whose growing shortages are casting a cloud over Asia’s economic future. It is aiming to become the upstream controller by re-engineering trans-boundary river flows through dams and other diversions.


In a news conference on Monday, Army chief General Bipin Rawat confirmed earlier media reports that in the last week of December, China intruded nearly a kilometre into Indian territory at Arunachal Pradesh and started road-construction activities before they were challenged by Indian security forces and beat a retreat.

India and China averted another Doklam kind standoff and resolved a dispute over intrusion by Chinese troops into Arunachal Pradesh’s Tuting area. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the Chinese side agreed to stop road construction activity on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control and returned the two excavators and other equipment seized from workers last month.
China on Monday told the US that pointing fingers at Pakistan will not help in fighting terrorism. Rebuffing a US suggestion that China should convince Pakistan to crack down on terror, Beijing said it would not be "conducive" to link terrorism with its "all-weather" friend Islamabad.

Bangladesh is looking to China for help to build a 12-billion-U.S. dollar major power hub at Payra, 204 km south of capital Dhaka, Bangladeshi State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said.


Four months after India and China deescalated a Himalayan border spat, Beijing appears to be ramping up the pressure in another territory disputed by both countries.


On the first day of the new year, the Chinese and Sri Lankan flags were hoisted to the same height over the Hambantota port in the Indian Ocean nation.


China on Wednesday said it was not aware of the reported intrusion by its troops into Arunachal Pradesh in December, emphasising that the so-called state in India's northeast does not exist.


India and China are following a ‘hegemonic approach’ towards their immediate neighbourhood, according to T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, Canada. He was delivering a special lecture at the School of International Relations and Politics (SIRP), Mahatma Gandhi University, on Wednesday.


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