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The sudden announcement in November that Pakistan had withdrawn its proposal to include the long-stalled Bhasha-Diamer Dam as part of the Chinese-financed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) caused quite a stir in Pakistan.

 

The agreement reached between Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya refugees suggests that the Chinese proposal has found some traction as a solution to the crisis.

 

China has proposed a three-stage solution to the Rohingya refugee crisis, claiming that both Myanmar and Bangladesh have backed the proposal.

 

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have "great potential" and they could work together at a "practical level".

 

Another anti-China report has been issued by the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The commission, created by Congress, has in past annual reports proposed extremely negative policies towards China. This year is no exception.

 

The participating governments at this year’s Asean summit had one underlying interest in mind: to determine the way United States President Donald Trump handles China.

 

Who hasn’t heard that old cliché about how Indians and Pakistanis have so much in common – food, language, music. Drive down from Lahore to Amritsar and the transition is seamless – yes there are more women visible on our side, but the people look the same; even the fields are the same, just replace the mosques with the gurudwaras

 

During his visit to Vietnam, US President Donald Trump offered his services as a mediator to the South China Sea claimants.

 

President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on Friday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

 

Twelve months after he shocked the entire world by securing the presidency, not only is Donald Trump in China — he is on a veritable charm offensive.

 


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