Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop banned by China in 2012.
Top Chinese officials held discussions with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo to resolve issues regarding some China-funded projects in Sri Lanka where Chinese firms are involved in 40% of construction projects.
Pakistan’s new government unveiled a mini-budget aimed at shoring up a faltering economy even as Prime Minister Imran Khan is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates where he is likely to focus on a financial bailout plan for his country besides forging closer ties.
A Chinese company has submitted the feasibility study report of a proposed monorail in Kathmandu city, taking forward China’s efforts to develop infrastructure in Nepal, as they are seeking to do in the rest of South Asia.
Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency
If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor .