Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicChina-Pakistan

Topic: China-Pakistan

Pakistan is paying the price for Dasu attack that killed Chinese workers — $11.6 million

Beijing had demanded that the Imran Khan government pay $38 million to the families of 36 Chinese workers killed or injured in the Dasu dam terror attack in July 2021.

China land law to new acquisition, why 2022 is a critical year for Indian military

While US is trying to woo India through partnership, Russia is acting a bit like the jealous lover throwing tantrums and flirting with both China and Pakistan.

No Biden-Imran call, ‘solidarity’ with China — why Pakistan opted out of US Summit for Democracy

The decision sends a ‘strong message’ to the US about Islamabad’s objections to the lack of high-level engagement between the two countries, say experts.

SAARC is well and truly dead. Let’s acknowledge that, conduct its funeral rites and move on

China is no longer the elephant in the SAARC room, it occupies the entire zoo. India would rather jump over its neighbourhood and build ties with US, France, UK, Russia, and the Quad.

The mystery of how Pakistan gets away each time

Pakistan escapes retribution due to its instability, with terrorists being the currency of exchange and barter. No country backs its antics, but no one is willing to punish it either.

India’s domestic politics makes China-Pakistan nexus more potent in Taliban era

A China-Pakistan nexus may conclude now that India's domestic political churn presents opportunities to deal 'calculated blows' that provide greater potential to confine India.

Pakistan PM Khan, Chinese Premier Li vow to diversify bilateral ties, deepen cooperation

Thanking China for its support in fighting Covid, PM Khan emphasised that the two countries have transformed their relationship into an 'all-weather strategic cooperative partnership'.

On Afghanistan, India’s worry shouldn’t just be Pakistan. There’s a rogue player waiting

General Bipin Rawat recently said Iran and Pakistan could exploit the situation in Afghanistan after the US pullout. But he made it clear they weren't the only ones.

Better US-India ties is bad news for Pakistan. Expect lip service on Kashmir, no aid

There is now growing strategic divergence between Pakistan and the US because of the development of the Indo-US partnership.

‘Blacklist Pakistan’ — Exiled dissidents hold protest outside FATF headquarters in Paris

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will, during its plenary session from 22-25 March, decide on Pakistan’s ‘grey list’ status on alleged terror financing.

On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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