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Indo-Sino Relations

  • 1. China's Lunar Satellite (March 19, 2007)
    According to the Commission of Science Technology and Industry for National Defence (COSTIND), China is apparently ready to launch its first lunar satellite in September and forms the first step in its three phase moon program.<More>

  • 2. China's Non-Energy Focus (March 19, 2007)
    Beijing promised to transform itself from a high energy consumer to sustainable development practices to reduce the 15 per cent of the world consumption rate to contribute 5.5 per cent of the global gross domestic product (GDP).<More>

  • 3. Ore Export to China Hit (March 13, 2007)
    Responding to concerns from environmental groups, domestic steel businesses, and manufacturing houses, the federal government had imposed an export duty of Rs. 300 per ton but Chinese importers are boycotting Indian ore demanding exporters absorb the duty.<More>

  • 4. Indo-Sino Tourism Expected to Rise (March 06, 2007)
    Indian and Chinese tour operators are offering special tour packages and expect a 15-20 per cent jump in outbound travel.<More>

  • 5. China, Sri Lanka Deal to Develop Hambantota (March 05, 2007)
    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse visited China and signed a landmark deal allowing Beijing to develop a harbor, bunkering system, and tank farm in Hambantota district in a "friendship city relationship.<More>

  • 6. India is Pneumonia Capital (March 05, 2007)
    A World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported that India has 44 million pneumonia cases making it the pneumonia capital of the world.<More>

  • 7. Massive Increase in China Defense Budget (March 05, 2007)
    Ahead of the National People's Congress (NPC), China revealed a new defense budget that was 17.8 per cent or USD 45 billion higher that last year raising fears in Western and neighboring capitals on its motivations.<More>

  • 8. China to Buy India Coffee (February 27, 2007)
    Specialty Coffee Association of Hong Kong & the People's Republic of China Director Barry Yuen said that China has an estimated five million coffee drinkers whose needs are mostly met through imports.<More>

  • 9. Vodafone Headsets in India (February 19, 2007)
    China's leading telecom gear maker the $7.3-billion ZTE Corp has reportedly met with Vodafone Group to set up a world-class GSM handset manufacturing hub in India to meet low-cost handset requirements for Indian, Brazil, and Russian markets.<More>

  • 10. BrahMos on Naval Aircraft (February 09, 2007)
    The Navy is in the process of fitting its long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft such as IL-38, IL-76 and TU-142 with supersonic BrahMos missiles enhancing their capability to include striking power at identified targets.<More>

  • 11. Treaty to Ban Weapons in Space (February 08, 2007)
    Responding to criticism on its recent test to destroy satellites in space, Beijing said that it was ready to work on an agreement to prevent an arms race in space.<More>

  • 12. China's African Safari, US Plans Military Center (February 08, 2007)
    Abandoned by European colonists, used as pawns by the US and Soviet Union during the Cold War, and ignored for the last decade and a half, Africa nations are back in favor for engagement because of Chinese involvement in that continent.<More>

  • 13. India, China Set up Hotline (February 06, 2007)
    When Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing visits India next week, India and China have decided to set up a hotline between their foreign ministers as part of a roadmap to implement the 10-point action plan to boost strategic cooperation.<More>

  • 14. US-China IPR Spat (January 31 , 2007)
    As trade gap between the United States and China widened, the countries appeared to be on collision course over intellectual property rights (IPR) with Washington accusing Beijing of counterfeiting American goods.<More>

  • 15. Jintao Travels to Africa Again (January 31 , 2007)
    Chinese President Hu Jintao is traveling to Africa again that the African Development Bank (ADB) says is focused on trade and to strengthen bonds with ignored nations and population and making “Africa one of the major areas of attention.”<More>

  • 16. First India-Russia-China Structured Meeting (January 30 , 2007)
    India, Russia, and China will hold their first structured foreign ministerial meeting in New Delhi seen as an effort to coordinate response and efforts in international affairs, although the foreign ministers have met thrice over the last 2 years .<More>

  • 17. Space Arming Realities, Abe Wants Cons Change (January 29, 2007)
    With new nuclear weapons state in the neighborhood and testing of anti-satellite missile by China leading to possible arming of space, is compelling Japan to reconsider changing its pacifist Constitution to protect its interests.<More>

  • 18. India-Sino Border Talks Resume (January 20, 2007)
    Special Representatives of India and China resumed the border settlement talks into the 9th round but as usual refused to divulge details of deliberations but are apparently still working on the April 2005 “political parameters” and “guiding principles.”<More>

  • 19. China Tries to Curb Export Growth (January 18, 2007)
    Aiming to better strained relationship with the US and the EU over out-of-control trade surplus, Beijing is trying to adopt new polices to cut its export growth to avoid a potentially disastrous “political” problem.<More>

  • 20. Gender Imbalance in China (January 16, 2007)
    Thanks to its one-child policy introduced in 1970s, the Chinese Government acknowledged that it in less than 30 million more men of marriageable men than women resulting from a hard choice parents had to make to prefer male children.<More>

  • 21. Israel-China Sign New Treaties (January 11, 2007)
    Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Chinese Premier Web Jiabao signed three agreements covering cultural exchange, export of Israeli citrus fruit, and sale of water purification technology to China.<More>

  • 22. Olmert Seeks China’s Help on Iran (January 10, 2007)
    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is visiting China and is expected to lobby Beijing to take a tougher stand against Tehran’s controversial nuclear program especially if the recent sanctions on Iran would not influence its behavior.<More>

  • 23. Indian Art in Beijing (December 28, 2006)
    For the first time and marking an end to India-China friendship year, India is showcasing 100 ancient antiquities of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain art dated from the 3rd Century BC to 18th Century AD in China and one of the largest show showcasing of heritage outside India.<More>

  • 24. Indo-Sino Glacier Expedition (December 23, 2006)
    For the very first time, India and China will jointly survey up to the sources of the Brahmaputra and Sutlej, which is the largest water reservoir in the world outside the Polar region, and collect data that could be used for modeling climatic changes over glaciers.<More>

  • 25. China-Pak End Exercises (December 19, 2006)br> China and Pakistan ended a 10-day joint military exercise that focused on anti-terror operations to share “each others experiences in planning and conduct of anti-terrorist operations” for mutual benefit and also to strengthen traditional bilateral bonds of friendship.<More>

  • 26. Manmohan’s Japan Visit (December 18, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Japan where he invited greater investment from Japan under a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and also requested Tokyo’s support for the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).<More>

  • 27. Global Trust Deficit on China FDI (December 14, 2006)
    As China’s major allies in India, the Communist Party (M) of India (CPM) seem to have given up their campaign to gain economic access for Beijing, there is increasing evidence that India has many economic reasons not trust China yet.<More>

  • 28. Qualitative Jump in Indo-US Relations (December 12, 2006)
    In a major show of good faith, US policy makers worked into the night to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the amendments to US law that would facilitate Indo-US civilian nuclear cooperation and will be signed into law by US President George Bush.<More>

  • 29. China’s Threatening Maritime Plans (December 08, 2006)
    Naval Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta warned that China’s maritime plans, co-opting neighboring nations including Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Eastern African nations, could be used against India in the future.<More>

  • 30. Impact of China-Pak FTA (December 07, 2006)
    A closer look at the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) to targeted at specific products for trade and opening avenues to liberalize services shows that this deal may not affect Indian businesses or trade with China or Pakistan.<More>

  • 31. Indo-Sino Press Conference (December 04, 2006)
    Following is the text of the Statement by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, at the Joint Press interaction with the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Hu Jintao:<More>

  • 32. Indo-Sino Agreements Nov 20-23, 2006 (December 04, 2006)
    Agreements/ Protocols/ Mous Signed During Visit Of Chinese President Hu Jintao To India ( Nov 20-23, 2006).<More>

  • 33. India-China Joint Declaration (December 04, 2006)
    Joint Declaration by the Republic Of India And The People’s Republic Of China H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China, is currently paying a State visit to the Republic of India from 20 to 23 November 2006 at the invitation of H.E. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of the Republic of India.<More>

  • 34. Hu’s Visit to India (December 04, 2006)
    India categorized Chinese President Hu Jintao as “an important step forward” to develop “cooperative framework of engagement” but acknowledged “outstanding issues” even as the two nations signed 13 agreements covering a range of cosmetic issues.<More>

  • 35. NK-US for Talks, Japan Sets Terms (November 30, 2006)
    North Korea and the US seem to step down from the brink and said they were ready for talks, but Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asserted that his country will not “allow North Korea to possess nuclear weapons and laid out terms for engagement.<More>

  • 36. India’s Faltering Energy Strategy (November 23, 2006)
    Gearing for the future, India is formulating a policy for development of Natural Gas Pipelines for cities and on November 16, met with a number of prospective providers including Exxon Mobil, BG, Shell, RIL, ADAG, TERI, BP ( India ), and Oil PSUs.<More>

  • 37. Indo-Sino Investment Treaty (November 17, 2006)
    The Indian Cabinet has approved Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sign an investment promotion and protection agreement with China during its President Hu Jintao’s visits India later this month and is expected to widen Chinese investment prospects.<More>

  • 38. China Wants Arunachal (November 16, 2006)
    Days before the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao, its Ambassador to India has said that his nation wants the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh even as the joint working group (JWG) scheduled November 9-10 was called off because of other disagreements.<More>

  • 39. New Bird Flu Strain (November 10, 2006)
    A new strain of bird flu virus, like the one originally found in China’s Fujian Province by researchers from the University of Hong Kong and American St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at Tennessee, has spread to 6 other provinces and 3 other countries.<More>

  • 40. Hu’s Visit Aimed at Building Trust (November 09, 2006)
    Ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India from November 20-23, both nations are building up the tempo through orchestrated sound-bites focusing on the positives and not referring to the disagreements plaguing bilateral relations.<More>

  • 41. China Pushing FTA (November 08, 2006)
    An important component in Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit will be a push India to grant it a “market economy” status through a free trade agreement (FTA), something that most developed economies have so far refused.<More>

  • 42. Security and Telecom Investment (November 08, 2006)
    After a year of deregulation in the Telecommunications space allowing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from 49% to 74%, the Government has received only 2 applications while others complain that the security restrictions are too harsh for viable investment.<More>

  • 43. China Happy With Border Talks (November 07, 2006)
    Ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s impending visit and echoing upbeat Indian sentiment, a Chinese Foreign Ministry document said that there has been “progress” on the “boundary negotiations” and “border areas have remained peaceful and tranquil.”<More>

  • 44. LAC Sanctity & Peace (November 02, 2006)
    Ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India later in November, senior Army officers of India and China met behind closed doors to ensure that “good relations and the growing peace” along the long Line of Actual Control (LAC) is maintained.<More>

  • 45. China Rejects Media Reports on Brahmaputra Dam (October 27, 2006)
    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao refuted media reports saying that China has “no plans” to divert billions of cubic feet of water from the Brahmaputra (Yalung Zangbo) to the Yellow River to feed rain-starved areas of the North.<More>

  • 46. 2 Experimental Satellites from China (October 27, 2006)
    China successfully launched 2 space environment exploration satellites with a life-span of 2 years and manufactured by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology and China’s DFH Satellite Co Ltd on its Long March-4B carrier rockets.<More>

  • 47. Chinese Delegation Clarifies NK Stance (October 26, 2006)
    After meeting with North Korean (NK) leader Kim Jong-Il, a Chinese delegation confirmed that he did not plan on a second nuclear test, did not apologize for the test, and is willing to return to negotiations if certain financial concessions were made.<More>

  • 48. India Upbeat about Hu’s Visit (October 23, 2006)
    Defense Secretary Shekhar Dutt sounded upbeat ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to India saying that defense relationship between the two nations “normal” while the communist parties wanted China to initiate confidence-building measures.<More>

  • 49. Pak to Get 6 Chinese Nuclear Plant (October 19, 2006)
    Reports indicate ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to Pakistan next month, it has decided to grant 6300 megawatt (MW) nuclear power projects in sites to be chosen by Islamabad and with the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).<More>

  • 50. Y-on-Y Industrial Growth Higher (October 13, 2006)
    An upsurge in manufacturing took cumulative industrial production from April-August to 10.6 compared to 8.7 last year and August saw a 9.7% rise compared to 7.6% but lower than July’s growth of 12.7% but analysts say that consumer demand has not slacked.<More>

  • 51. North Korea Blasts Nuclear Regime (October 10, 2006)
    With a defiant nuclear explosion using Pakistan technology, North Korea (NK) blasted years of discriminatory nuclear regime sparking sharp reactions from regional and global players and possibly bringing in major changes to world strategic thought and orientation.<More>

  • 52. China Claims Fusion Reactor Successes (October 04, 2006)
    Chinese scientists claimed that their first experimental thermonuclear fusion test replicating sun’s energy generation process in the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor was successful.<More>

  • 53. Tiger Skin Trade Flourishing in China (September 29, 2006)
    Two non-Governmental organizations asserted that despite international condemnation and demands, trade in tiger and derivative products continue unabated and overtly in China for costumes and medicines and suppliers are mostly Indian poachers.<More>

  • 54. China ’s Aging Population Plan (September 27, 2006)
    Thanks to its disastrous and draconian one-child policy, China is set to have an “irreversible” ageing society in the 21st Century but the country seems to have devised a broad-based plan to address economic and social pressures from the ageing population.<More>

  • 55. US to Convince China (September 20, 2006)
    After the passage of the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal through the Senate, the US will work on China to obtain its support to the deal in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) where it is bound to raise many questions about the deal and link it to Pakistan.<More>

  • 56. India Not Working to Contain China (September, 07 2006)
    Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran asserted that India does not believe that a conflict between the US and China is inevitable and that India was not part of any design to contain China as the economic stake between the two was large.<More>

  • 57. Security Concerns Bar Chinese Investment (August 31, 2006)
    After a year of internal discussions, India intelligence agencies rightly barred Chinese investments in ports and handling thus rejecting 14 port construction and management projects valued at Rs. 61,000 crore (USD 13.26 billion) citing security threats.<More>

  • 58. Nathu-La Not as Spectacular As Expected (August 30, 2006)
    With the hype over the reopened Nathu-La Pass dying down, India and China now understand that the modern trade potential on ancient silk route now replaced by a 56 kilometer stretch connecting the two nations is not spectacular as expected.<More>

  • 59. 7 Nation Futuristic Nuclear Reactor (August 23, 2006)
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) Director at Kalpakkam Baldev Raj has been elected Chairman of a 7 nation collaborative project to define a futuristic fast reactor with closed nuclear fuel cycle capable of generating 300-500 GWe nuclear energy.<More>

  • 60. India, Singapore for Air Force Cooperation (August 22, 2006)
    In the first ever Air Force-level dialogue, India and Singapore agreed to focus on “mutually supportive roles,” including “interoperability” between respective air forces for disaster management and humanitarian relief in South East Asia.<More>

  • 61. China Trade Surplus Dismays Many (August 14, 2006)
    Despite measures to arrest exports, trade outflows from China once again exceeded expectations at 40.6% above the previous month and net USD 14.6 billion with exports up 22.6% or USD 80.3 billion and imports up 19.7% at USD 65.7 billion.<More>

  • 62. Forbes Calls “India is next Great Bull Market” (August 09, 2006)
    Confirming other expert opinion, Forbes magazine says that “India has strong potential to be the next great bull market of the 21st century” clearly outpacing China as a better investment opportunity.<More>

  • 63. India-Sino Trade Slows Down (August 08, 2006)
    Despite hype by the two Governments, Indo-Sino trade seems to have slowed down to a mere 28% in the 1st half of this year which is only 1/3rd of growth rates seen the last 2 years.<More>

  • 64. Thai Bid for Myanmar's Natural Gas (August 01, 2006)
    Despite intense pressure from the US not to deal with Myanmar, Thailand’s largest energy firm PTT Plc has bid to compete with India and China for exclusive rights to harness the abundant natural gas in the northwestern areas of the military-run nation.< More>

  • 65. China: Defense Modernization to Guard Development (July 26, 2006)
    A senior Chinese military official visiting the US said that his country’s defense modernization is part of a defensive policy and not aimed at seeking regional or global hegemony but to safeguard the rapid development his country has gone through.<More>

  • 66. India, Russia, and China for Trilateral Ties (July 14, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President Hu Jintao will meet on the sidelines of the ‘outreach’ summit of G-8 in St Petersburg to discuss “positive” roles their countries can play to safeguard global peace.<More>

  • 67. EU’s one-China policy (July 14, 2006)
    Seeking to generate goodwill, visiting European Parliament President Josep Borrell Fontelles reiterated the European Union (EU) one-China policy and appreciated China's rapid growth and increasingly important role in international affairs. <More>

  • 68. Indo-Sino Talks End, No Details Disclosed (June 29, 2006)
    The eighth round of Indo-Sino border talks ended with proceedings held secretively and results not made public but a terse press release similar to the one at the end of last round said that the talks were held in a "friendly, cooperative and constructive atmosphere."<More>

  • 69. Informal Indo-Sino Boundary Talks (June 26, 2006)
    Special Representative to India-China boundary talks (also National Security Advisor K. Narayanan) is in China for official-level talks to continue in-camera sessions under “political parameters” set during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to New Delhi in April 2005.<More>

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