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Xi Jinping addressing the conference in Beijing

A shorter Belt & Road by China will be even more dangerous

A leaner Belt & Road will allow China to better deploy its infrastructure firms, subsidies, technology & finance non-bankable strategic projects.

A third of Russian households can’t buy more than two pairs of shoes a year

US-China trade talks enter 'final stages', and coming soon, a complete list of BRI projects.

Xi Jinping’s prized Belt & Road Initiative will look a lot less Chinese as it unfolds

Chinese banks do not have an endless supply of dollars to fund the Belt and Road project, opening up space for global competitors.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

What would happen to the world if China becomes the next US

Where is China headed? Here are four possible scenarios.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

No ‘vanity’ for China in Africa, says Xi, and the African nation shunning Beijing money

Xi Jinping is the king of headlines for Chinese daily, and England cricket star Alastair Cook announces his retirement.
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Donald Trump lashes out at Google, and Xi Jinping unleashes charm offensive on BRI

Greece cracks down on aid workers 'smuggling migrants', and journalists in Bosnia protest after attack on reporter.
Chinese President Xi Jinping

China’s Belt and Road Initiative may bankrupt 8 nations while financing infrastructure

China’s track record managing debt distress has been problematic. It has not signed on to a binding set of rules of the road to avoid unsustainable lending and addressing debt problems.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promised a lot to India but the US needs to deliver more

Tillerson’s promises to India are worth little unless US delivers much more

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has promised a lot in terms of co-operation from India but hasn't specified what the US will contribute.

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ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.