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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Forbidden City on Wednesday afternoon, and were later welcomed with a series of well-arranged receptions. Trump is one of the most popular heads of state on the Chinese Internet, and generally the Chinese public holds a positive attitude toward him.


US President Donald Trump started his trip to China Wednesday, the third and the most important stop on his first Asia tour since assuming office. While Japan and South Korea, the first two destinations of Trump's trip, are allies of the US, China isn't. How to define the Washington-Beijing relationship is controversial in the US.


Imperial Britain, over whose empire the sun never set, gerrymandered the politics of tribal Middle East in the early part of the 20th century to secure its requirements of oil.


On October 24, 2017, the twice-a-decade National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing successfully completed its week-long session where I was present as China’s ambassador to India.


To appreciate the importance of the recently concluded 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, one needs to go back to  the 1981 meeting.


The 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution this month has passed without too much discussion. This is for entirely understandable reasons: The meaning of 1917 has to a great degree been eclipsed by the meaning of 1989.


South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told a parliamentary audit Monday that the country is not considering any additional deployments of the Terminal High Attitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, and won't participate in the US-led missile defense networks.


Will China export its development model to other countries? Although Chinese people haven't even thought much about it, Western media has started discussing it.


China’s leader Xi Jinping is part of an exalted trinity. Alongside the names of legends Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese Communist Party congress has put Xi’s name in its constitution. It formally enshrined ‘Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in a New Era’ on Tuesday, making it clear that it is Xi who must be obeyed.


As President Xi Jinping consolidated his power at the 19th Congress of China’s Communist Party, he would not be wrong if he saw himself as a man of destiny.


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spotlight image Thailand will be the coordinating country for India within ASEAN from July. In an exclusive interview with INDIA REVIEW & ANALYSIS, the fortnightly journal of the Society for Policy Studies (SPS),  Thailand’s Ambassador to India, Chutintorn Gongsakdi, gave a comprehensive view of bilateral relations and
The struggle for autonomy has been going on within the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) from their inception, writes P.D. Rai
As India and the 10-nation ASEAN bloc culminate the commemoration of 25 years of their dialogue partnership with a summit in New Delhi January 25 that all the leaders will attend, India is laying out the crimson carpet to ensure that the first ever Republic Day celebrations at which 10 ASEAN leaders will be Chief Guests, jointly, is a
Afghanistan's leaders have asked the Security Council to mobilise international pressure on Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists, United States Permanent Representative said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters here after the Council's weekend visit to Afghanistan and meetings with the nation's leaders, Haley said, &l
As the Myanmar government’s violent policy towards its Rohingya Muslims drew increasing international condemnation in 2016, the country’s sometime icon of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, declined to speak out for the persecuted minority.
“We have a very solid commitment to climate action,” he said. “We cannot be defeated by climate change and we are not yet winning this battle” and the biggest victims of climate change are the developing countries that are members of the Group of 77 (G77).
In a bid to promote trilateral innovation and business opportunities between the US, India, and Israel, Israel-India Technology Group has launched a trilateral fund of $50 million. "We ar...

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has for the first time claimed responsibility for the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in a new book in written by Taliban leader Abu Mansoor Asim Mufti Noor Wali.


Title: Salafi-Jihadism -The History of an Idea; Author: Shiraz Maher; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK: Pages: 292; Price: Rs 499


A Review of Anatomy of Failure by Harlan K. Ullman (Naval Institute Press, 242 pages)


Title: The Beckoning Isle; Author: Abhay Narayan Sapru; Publisher: Wisdom Tree; Pages: 157; Price: Rs 245


Title: India Now And In Transition; Editor: Atul Thakur ; Publisher: Niyogi Books: Pages: 448; Price: Rs 599