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On 15 February in Asian history

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2017

557: Yuwen Jue establishes the Northern Zhou Dynasty ending the Western Wei dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaomin_of_Northern_Zhou
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Division/beizhou-rulers.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1169.html

Yuwen Jue

1682: Death of Gu Yanwu, Late Ming and Qing dynasties thinker, born on July 15, 1613
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Yanwu
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Qing/personsguyanwu.html

1686: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) receives a complete monopoly on pepper in Banten (west Java)

1780: In India, a strong force under Colonel Goddard take possession of Ahmedabad, after Warren Hastings, the Governor-General, adopted strong measures to retrieve the prestige of the Company

1823: Birth of Li Hongzhang, Chinese General and statesman, who died on November 7, 1901
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Li_Hongzhang
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6534.html?PHPSESSID=6ddf25071014e6d8c63e3f107e2e9dc8

1835: Birth of Nguyen Khuyen, Vietnamese Confucian scholar, poet and teacher, who died on February 5, 1909
http://www.poemhunter.com/nguyen-khuyen/biography/

Nguyen Khuyen

1869: Death of Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet, born on December 27, 1797 in Agra
http://www.uramamurthy.com/ghalib.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1087224/commemorating-the-145th-death-anniversary-of-mirza-ghalib
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15-february-1869-mirza-ghalib-urdu-and-persian-poet-passed-away


1895: Birth of Jovita Fuentes, Filipino diva, who died on August 7, 1978
http://himig.com.ph/features/26-jovita-fuentes
http://mycapiz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=350
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/933/today-in-philippine-history-february-15-1895-jovita-fuentes-was-born-in-the-town-of-capiz-in-capiz-province

1898: Birth of Ibuse Masuji, Japanese writer who died on July 10, 1993
http://authorscalendar.info/ibuse.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masuji_Ibuse

1904: The Huaxinghui (China Revival Society) is founded by Huang Xing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaxinghui
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34H7273H12445.html

1912: Yuan Shikai is elected provisional President of the Republic of China. He will be sworn in on March 10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1912
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/yuan-shikai.htm

http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1099.html

1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1921: Birth of Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian, thinker and writer who died on March 15,  1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radha_Krishna_Choudhary

1924: A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/segregationist-legislation-timeline-1920-1929

1940: Birth of Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician, who has been vice-president under Magawati Sukarnoputri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamzah_Haz
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1457865.stm

1942: British troops in Singapore surrender to the Japanese


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3529000/3529447.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwMk5i6Vr_w

1942: Following February 13 attack, Japanese troops march into Palembang (South Sumatra)
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/palembang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palembang

1943: Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) is hit by allied air raid

1948: Death of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Indian poet, born in 1904

http://www.poemhunter.com/subhadra-kumari-chauhan/biography/

http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/subhadra-kumari-chauhan.html

1948: Mao Zedong Red Army retakes Yan’an, his former revolutionnary base

1949: Shigeru Yoshida becomes Japanese Prime Minister for second time
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Yoshida.html

1949: Birth of Anura Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician who died on March 16, 2008
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anura_Bandaranaike

Anura Bandaranaike

1950: Birth of Hark Tsui, Hong Kong film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hark_Tsui
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007139/

1958: Army dissidents in Sumatra, supported by counterparts in Sulawesi and by several leaders of Masjumi, proclaim the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Indonesia (PRRI) with Prawiranega as president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pemerintah_Revolusioner_Republik_Indonesia

1961: Birth of Cheam Channy, Cambodian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheam_Channy

1965: Chine Foreign Minister Chen Yi says that a pacific coexistence with the USA is out of question

1966: French president De Gaulle offers to help end Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/degaulle-offers-to-help-end-vietnam-war

1967: Death of Zhang Henshui, Chinese novelist, born on May 18, 1895
https://paper-republic.org/authors/zhang-henshui/
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History7573.html

1970: US bombing on Pathet Lao positions in Laos
http://www.footprinttravelguides.com/asia/laos/about-laos/secret-war/

1974: All the foreigners are forbidden to travel in China

1978: Birth of Yiruma, South Korean pianist and composer
http://yiruma.manifo.com/yiruma

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhN7SG-H-3k

1984: Birth of Meera Jasmine, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Jasmine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5gGTkrWCo

1985: The Khmer Rouge  headquarters is seized by Vietnamese troops

1986: In the Philippines, the National Assembly, controlled by the president declared the election in favour of Marcos. Cory Aquino refuses to concede defeat and calls on her followers to rally the next day in Manila’s Rizal Park

1988: Birth of Hironori Kusano, Japanese idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hironori_Kusano
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kusano_Hironori

1989: Moscow announces total Soviet troops pull out of Afghanistan, nine years after they invaded the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_4160000/4160827.stm

1995:The population of China officially hits 1,2 billion

1996: General elections in Bangladesh boycotted by all the parties except the BNP

1996: At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people

2006: Death of Sun Yuan-suan, prime minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 1978 to 1984, born on November 11, 1913
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

2008: Death of former Khmer Rouge leader Sam Bith
http://cambodiamirror.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/monday-1822008-former-khmer-rouge-leader-in-phnom-voar-died/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-kr-commander-jailed-over-tourist-murders-dies

2011: The Philippines government begins negotiations with the communist guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Norway
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110215-philippine-peace-talks-start-despite-communists-arrest

2012: The Maoist-led government and the Nepal Army have reached consensus on almost all outstanding issues related to the integration of Maoist combatants in the national army. The two parties, however, remain at odds over senior ranks to be conferred to the combatants willing to serve in the Army

2013: Death of Sanan Kachornprasart, Thai general and politician, born on September 7, 1935
http://www.th4u.com/sanan_kachornprasart.htm
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/619663-phichits-crocodile-king-sanan-bids-a-final-farewell-obituary/

2014: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has completed a two-day visit to China, pleased at Beijing’s commitment to pressure North Korea to return to nuclear talks.
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-promises-to-pressure-n-korea-back-to-nuclear-talks/1851874.html

 

Holidays and observances

Singapore: Total Defence Day

Afghanistan: Liberation Day

India Foreign Relations & Defence

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15 FEBRUARY 2017

Trump administration to expand India-US military-strategic alliance

The Trump administration has served notice that it intends to expand the Indo-US military strategic alliance. This is not surprising, but nonetheless highly significant
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/02/15/inus-f15.html

25 JANUARY 2017

Trump invites ‘true friend’ Modi in phone conversation

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a phone conversation on Tuesday in which the two leaders spoke of the close ties between the two countries
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/251196607
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/trump-may-find-kindred-spirit-in-indias-modi-another-tough-talking-nationalist/2017/01/25/9a97641e-11eb-4c9f-9b38-a5deab2681d7_story.html?utm_term=.d39ba2c24152

26 DECEMBER 2016

India successfully test fires Agni-5 nuclear capable missile

 India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast in Balasore district
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-test-fires-nuclear-capable-agni-v-missile-1.1952048
http://zeenews.india.com/news/videos/top-stories/india-successfully-test-fires-nuclear-capable-agni-v_1961837.html

16 DECEMBER 2016

China upset as Dalai Lama meets Indian president

China expressed dissatisfaction on Friday after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it hoped India would recognise the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk as a separatist in religious guise
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-upset-dalai-lama-meets-indian-president

12 DECEMBER 2016

India, Indonesia to promote maritime security cooperation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to strengthen their countries’ maritime security cooperation
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161213_01/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/indonesia-india-pledge-closer-maritime-ties

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Reviving the India-Indonesia Relationship

Ties with Indonesia are an under-appreciated part of India’s “Act East” Policy
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/reviving-the-india-indonesia-relationship/

4 NOVEMBER 2016

The Indo-Russian air defense entente a blow to China

Among other arrangements included in the arms deal sealed in Goa, Moscow will equip Delhi with five S-400 Triumph air defense systems at a cost of US$5 billion. Many in India view this acquisition as a game-changer in the military equation of South Asia
http://www.atimes.com/indo-russian-air-defense-entente-blow-china/

28 OCTOBER 2016

China warns India against Dalai Lama Arunachal visit

China on Friday warned India that bilateral ties may suffer “damage” and affect peace and stability of border areas if it allows Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, which Beijing claims is part of southern Tibet
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/dalai-s-visit-to-arunachal-may-damage-ties-china-warns-india-1.1920289
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-10/28/content_15517874.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/10/china-warns-india-dalai-lama-border-visit-161028134210398.html

19 OCTOBER 2016

India and Myanmar agree to closely coordinate with each other on border security while Prime Minister Modi offers economic support

India and Myanmar on Wednesday agreed to closely coordinate with each other on border security while Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed New Delhi’s commitment to help develop Myanmar
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-myanmar-to-closely-coordinate-on-border-security-1.1915392
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161019_36/

15 OCTOBER 2016

India deepens military ties with Russia

India and Russia deepened economic and military cooperation, while New Delhi pressed its concerns about cross-border terrorism at a summit of the BRICS countries in the western Indian city of Goa
http://www.voanews.com/a/brics-summit/3552704.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-russia-set-up-joint-venture-to-build-helicopters-in-india
http://www.atimes.com/article/india-buy-russian-surface-air-missile-defence-system/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indiarussia-s400-missiles-deal/article9224802.ece?homepage=true

11 OCTOBER 2016

India continues to boost military ties with China

India continues to slowly but steadily build military-to-military+ ties with China, even as it keeps its armed forces on high operational readiness along the western front with Pakistan for any contingency after the cross-border surgical strikes of September 29
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/india-builds-military-ties-china

4 OCTOBER 2016

PM Lee meets Modi, says Singapore and India committed to deepening ties

Singapore and India are committed to deepening their bilateral relationship and are keen to work together in several areas such as developing smart cities and skills training, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after meeting with his India counterpart Narendra Modi on Tuesday (Oct 4)
http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/pm-lee-meets-modi-says-singapore-and-india-committed-to-deepening-ties

27 SEPTEMBER 2016

India’s Modi scraps planned visit to Pakistan for SAARC summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend a regional summit of South Asian leaders in Pakistan in November because of increasing cross-border attacks in the region, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday
http://atimes.com/2016/09/two-guides-from-muzaffarabad-helped-uri-attackers-india-tells-pakistan/
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/pm-narendra-modi-to-skip-saarc-summit-in-islamabad-pakistan-3053240/

23 SEPTEMBER 2016

India, France ink €7.87 billion agreement for 36 Rafales

India and France on Friday concluded an Inter-Governmental Agreement for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of €7.87 billion, the first fighter aircraft deal since the purchase of Sukhois from Russia in the late 90’s.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-france-conclude-rafale-deal/article9140011.ece?homepage=true
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160923_35/

16 SEPTEMBER 2016

India, Nepal Restore Friendlier Ties

India and Nepal have put diplomatic relations, that had frayed in the past year, back on track during a visit to New Delhi by Nepal’s new prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, popularly known as Prachanda
http://www.voanews.com/a/india-nepal-restore-friendlier-ties/3512379.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-Nepal-commit-not-to-allow-their-territory-to-be-used-against-each-other/articleshow/54370831.cms
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-09-16/pm-dahal-indian-pm-modi-meet-underway.html

10 SEPTEMBER 2016

Why India, Vietnam upgraded their ties

Though it was short – and came relatively late – Narendra Modi’s recent one-day stopover in Hanoi, the first official trip to Vietnam by an Indian prime minister since Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 2001 visit, was momentous as it marked a new shift in India-Vietnam relations
http://atimes.com/2016/09/why-india-vietnam-upgraded-their-ties/

30 AUGUST 2016

Eye on China: the new defence pact that allows the US to use India’s land, air and naval bases

The United States and India have signed an agreement to allow the use of each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step toward building defence ties as they seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2011217/eye-china-new-defence-pact-allows-us-use-indias-land-air-and
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-and-US-in-military-hug-will-share-logistics-bases/articleshow/53937467.cms
http://www.thestatesman.com/news/world/china-has-nothing-to-fear-from-indo-us-defence-pact-kirby/162560.html

29 AUGUST 2016

India, Myanmar join hands to fight border insurgency

India and Myanmar have agreed to continue efforts to combat insurgent activities in the border areas and infuse new energy into a much- delayed highway project during Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw’s visit to India.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/india-myanmar-join-hands-to-fight-border-insurgency
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/together-we-fight-terror-1277701

25 AUGUST 2016

Arms Race Threatened on India-China border

 New Delhi’s decision to deploy the BrahMos supersonic missile – the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile, which can fly at 2.8 times the speed of sound – in the disputed northeast state of Arunachal, has left its rival and neighbor fuming as big-power tensions flare between China and India
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/arms-race-threaten-india-china-border/

19 AUGUST 2016

Why India’s South China Sea stand matters

During his visit to New Delhi last week, Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister, held wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The agenda for discussion is said to have included a number of sticky bilateral issues
http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/why-india-south-china-sea-stand-matters_asingh_190816

15 AUGUST 2016

Modi raps Pakistan in national address

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of « terrorism » in his Independence Day speech, ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Indian-ruled Kashmir
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/modi-raps-pakistan-in-national-address
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-modis-balochistan-comments-upset-pakistan/a-19475682

12 AUGUST 2016

 China Maintains Quiet Pressure on India

 China continued to exert quiet but sustained pressures on India on the South China Sea issue.  Beijing wants New Delhi to endorse its position on UN the International Tribunal award on the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on Laws of the Sea (UNCLOS)
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2039

29 JULY 2016

Confirmed: India Signs $1 Billion Contract for 4 New Sub-Hunter Planes

On July 27, India’s Ministry of Defense signed a $1 billion deal with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing for the purchase of four additional Poseidon 8I Neptune advanced maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare aircraft, according to Indian media reports
http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/confirmed-india-signs-1-billion-contract-for-4-new-sub-hunter-planes/

17 JULY 2016

India wades into South China Sea dispute

Stating that secure sea routes in the Asia-Pacific region are essential to the Indian economy, the author notes, « A majority of our global trade [about 55%] flows across the Straits of Malacca and beyond. »
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/India-wades-into-South-China-Sea-dispute?page=2

7 JULY 2016

Indian leader on African tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is touring Mozambique, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. His huge country is looking for raw materials and allies in its quest for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-leader-on-african-tour/a-19385649
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/indias-modi-seeks-to-drum-up-business-in-african-tour
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-s-modi-starts-african-tour-to-drum-up-business-1.1858883

1 JULY 2016

Indian Air Force finally inducts home-grown fighter jet Tejas

India’s first locally-built combat aircraft officially took to the skies on Friday, 33 years after it was cleared for development, marking a long-held goal of cutting expensive imports to build a domestic defence-industrial base
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-07/01/content_15456919.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-iaf-finally-inducts-home-grown-fighter-jet-tejas-pm-modi-says-moment-of-unparalleled-pride-2230160
http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/tejas-light-combat-aircraft-indigenous-india-iaf-hf-24-2887950/

27 JUNE 2016

India joins Missile Technology Control Regime

In a boost to its non-proliferation credentials, India on Monday joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) at a ceremony in South Block, attended by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and diplomats from the Netherlands, France and Luxembourg missions
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-06/27/content_15454736.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-become-full-member-of-mtcr-today/article8778729.ece?w=alauto
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245348775

25 JUNE 2016

Pakistan and India move closer to SCO

The six-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization approved memorandums on Friday to pave the way for India and Pakistan to join the organization
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/25/content_15454167.html

24 JUNE 2016

Examining India’s unsuccessful NSG bid

Despite India’s fervent push for admission into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the country remains outside the elite body that regulates nuclear trade worldwide – for now. DW examines the reasons behind this
http://www.dw.com/en/examining-indias-unsuccessful-nsg-bid/a-19353253

21 JUNE 2016

India’s embarrassing North Korean connection

A report states that one of the Indian courses to North Koreans offered instructions that « could be directly relevant » to « designing and testing a launch vehicle using ballistic missile technology, such as those on launch vehicles, attitude control, and telemetry, tracking, command and data-handling systems »
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/06/india-embarrassing-north-korean-connection-160620195559208.html

12 JUNE 2016

Beijing is seen as leading opposition to the US move to include India in the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group

China said on Sunday that more talks were needed to build a consensus on which countries can join the main group controlling access to sensitive nuclear technology, after a push by the United States to include India
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-says-more-talks-needed-to-build-consensus-on-nuclear-export-club-1.1844433

8 JUNE 2016

Indian PM addresses US Congress, calls America ‘indispensable partner’, says terror is ‘incubated’ in India’s neighbourhood

Addressing a joint sitting of US Congress, he also described America as an ‘indispensable partner’ and stated that a strong India is in the US’ strategic interest.
http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/pm-addresses-us-congress-calls-america-indispensable-partner-says-terror-is-incubated-in-india-s-neighbourhood_1893236.html
http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/pm-modis-address-to-the-joint-sitting-of-us-congress-full-text_1893207.html

7 JUNE 2016

‘US committed to help India build its defence capabilities’

The US is « committed » to help India build its defence capabilities until it can be the « net provider of security » in the Asia-Pacific region, a senior Obama administration official has said.
http://www.thestatesman.com/news/world/-us-committed-to-help-india-build-its-defence-capabilities/146902.html

23 MAY 2016

India and Iran sign ‘historic’ Chabahar port deal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India will build and operate a key Iranian port after his talks with President Hassan Rouhani
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36356163
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-to-develop-irans-chahbahar-port/article8637558.ece?homepage=true
http://nation.com.pk/international/23-May-2016/india-to-boost-iran-port-project-links-to-afghanistan
http://www.asiatimes.com.au/trilateral-transport-transit-agreement-between-iran-india-afghanistan/

12 MAY 2016

‘Doval Doctrine’ can’t help India to make peace with neighbors

Ajit Kumar Doval, National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is the second most important official in the government of India. His close ties with Prime Minister Modi reminds one of BN Mullik who, like him, was IB chief (1950-64), had close relationship with then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and influenced his key decisions on Kashmir, Pakistan and China. But Doval is going a few steps ahead of him with his hard line on Kashmir, Pakistan and China. The ‘doctrine’ named after him and expounded by him in two lectures delivered in 2014 and 2015 is analysed here in the light of the Pathankot airbase Attack
http://atimes.com/2016/05/doval-doctrine-cant-help-india-to-make-peace-with-neighbors/

29 APRIL 2016

India’s focus should be peace with China, not US military ties linked to sea row

The US has reason to be happy that India has agreed to militarily cooperate against China in the South China Sea region. However, it is not clear how India stands to benefit from the US’ hostile actions against China in a region which is not of direct strategic interest to India
http://atimes.com/2016/04/indias-focus-should-be-peace-with-china-not-us-military-ties-linked-to-sea-row/

26 APRIL 2016

India, Pakistan diplomats meet after lengthy hiatus

India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and targeting India, expressing dissatisfaction with action taken so far against suspects of an attack on an Indian air force base in January.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/26/content_15423148.html

26 APRIL 2016

India, Pakistan diplomats meet after lengthy hiatus

India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to rein in terrorist groups operating from its soil and targeting India, expressing dissatisfaction with action taken so far against suspects of an attack on an Indian air force base in January.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/26/content_15423148.html

20 APRIL 2016

After Modi visit, Saudi Arabia should join hands with India to fight terror

Over the past 15 years, the India-Saudi Arabia relationship has deepened significantly, especially on economic issues. However, it is with regard to counter-terrorism co-operation that their bilateral relations have witnessed the most remarkable changes.
http://atimes.com/2016/04/after-modi-visit-saudi-arabia-should-join-hands-with-india-to-fight-terror/

12 APRIL 2016

India, US agree to share military logistics; use each other’s land, air and naval bases

India and the United States have agreed in principle to share military logistics, the countries’ defence ministers said on Tuesday, as both sides seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China. Washington has for years urged New Delhi to sign a Logistics Support Agreement that allows the two militaries to use each other’s land, air and naval bases for resupplies, repair and rest
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-us-agree-to-share-military-logistics-use-each-other-s-land-air-and-naval-bases-2201385
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-india-military-logistics-agreement-still-not-finalized/3282252.html

21 MARCH 2016

India and Japan get closer as China flexes its muscles

This recalibration of their national interests has brought countries such as Japan and India closer in ways like never before. Recently, in a move that is bound to raise quite a few eyebrows in Beijing, Japan and India began discussing the modalities for cooperation to set up a 15MW diesel power plant in India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/03/india-japan-closer-china-flexes-muscles-160320134401362.html

10 MARCH 2016

Big India-Bangladesh power deal dims China’s shine in South Asia

India’s bagging of the power project marks an important victory for India in the Sino-Indian contest for influence in Bangladesh. This is likely to be quietly applauded by the United States, Japan and other countries that are concerned over China’s mounting economic and military presence in Indian Ocean littorals
http://atimes.com/2016/03/big-india-bangladesh-power-deal-dims-chinas-shine-in-south-asia/

21 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal, India sign agreements for partnership

The agreements include a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on utilisation of India’s assistance for post-quake reconstruction in Nepal, a deal on strengthening road infrastructure in southern plains of Nepal and an accord on rail transport for trading with Bangladesh, among others.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-02/21/content_15387963.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/regional-news/2016/02/22/458903/India-pledges.htm

11 FEBRUARY 2016

India to build satellite tracking station in Vietnam that offers eye on China

India will set up a satellite tracking and imaging center in southern Vietnam that will give Hanoi access to pictures from Indian earth observation satellites that cover the region, including China and the South China Sea, Indian officials said
http://apdf-magazine.com/india-to-build-satellite-tracking-station-in-vietnam-that-offers-eye-on-china/

2 FEBRUARY 2016

India’s Military Might: The Real Truth

 The nation invests very heavily in its armed forces who are mindful of the responsibilities; but the apathy of the government functionaries in authority is bewildering. So rampant is the bureaucratic foot-dragging in the garb of due vetting, that the formalisation of the contract for procurement of 36 Rafale fighters is still “work in progress”. With this kind of a system of higher defence management in our country, would our enemies have any worries? Little wonder that our deterrence has bee ..
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/indias-military-might-the-real-truth/

31 JANUARY 2016

India’s ties with Asean set to scale new frontiers

India’s Act East policy will be in focus during the visit of Vice-President Hamid Ansari to Thailand and Brunei (February 1-5). The visit is expected to deepen and diversify India’s economic and strategic ties with the two ASEAN countries
http://www.indiawrites.org/diplomacy/indias-ties-with-asean-set-to-scale-new-frontiers-rajiv-bhatia/

25 JANUARY 2016

India, France sign deal on purchase of Rafale jets

India and France inked an inter-governmental agreement (IGA) on Monday on the sale of 36 French fighter jets, Rafale, but they were unable to sign the final deal due to some “financial” aspects, which are expected to be sorted out in a “couple of days”
http://atimes.com/2016/01/india-france-sign-deal-on-purchase-of-rafale-jets/
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-rafale-deal-india-france-ink-mou-to-sort-out-financial-aspects-2170312

24 JANUARY 2016

India, France United In Fight Against Enemies Of Humanity, Says PM Modi: 10 Developments

French President Francois Hollande, who will be chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebration, arrived today for a three-day visit that he said was aimed at promoting strategic ties and implement decisions taken during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France
http://www.ndtv.com/cheat-sheet/fortress-chandigarh-to-welcome-french-president-as-he-begins-india-visit-10-developments-1269397?utm_source=Offstumped&utm_medium=Offstumped&utm_term=Offstumped&utm_campaign=Offstumped
Why is French President Hollande in India?
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20160124-why-french-president-hollande-india

16 JANUARY 2016

Modi’s spluttering China policies

The prognosis used to be that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, geo-economics will play a central part in driving the Sino-Indian relationship. China needs the big Indian market, while India desperately seeks large Chinese investments to build transit and other infrastructure critical to economic revival
http://atimes.com/2016/01/modis-spluttering-china-policies/

12 JANUARY 2016

Make in India’ in Defence Sector: An Overview of the Dhirendra Singh Committee Report

 The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has made public the report of the 10-member Experts Committee that was set up in May 2015 to both evolve a policy framework for facilitating ‘Make in India’ within the purview of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) and streamline the procurement process.
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/spotlights/make-in-india-in-defence-sector-an-overview-of-the-dhirendra-singh-committee-report/0/

9 JANUARY 2016

Pakistani, Indian foreign secretaries to meet on January 15

Amid uncertainty in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said foreign decretary-level talks with India are scheduled to take place on January 15
http://atimes.com/2016/01/act-fast-against-those-behind-pathankot-attack-us-to-pakistan/
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-indo-pak-foreign-secretary-level-talks-are-intact-sartaj-aziz-2164032
http://nation.com.pk/national/09-Jan-2016/pak-indian-secys-to-meet-on-15th-aziz

4 JANUARY 2016

An alliance of Kashmiri militant groups claims the deadly attack on the Indian Air Force’s Pathankot airbase

The United Jihad Council (UJC) said in a statement released that the attack was a message to India that Kashmiri fighters could strike at any sensitive installation across India
http://www.dawn.com/news/1230726/kashmiri-separatist-group-ujc-claims-pathankot-attack

3 JANUARY 2016

Indian consulate attacked in Afghanistan’s Mazar-e-Sharif city

Two terrorists were killed and two others were currently engaged in a fierce gunbattle with Afghan forces on Sunday, Indian Consul General B Sarkar told bdnews24.com
http://bdnews24.com/neighbours/2016/01/03/indian-consulate-attacked-in-afghanistan-s-mazar-e-sharif-city
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indian-consulate-under/2395768.html

30 DECEMBER 2015

India test-fires long range surface-to-air missile developed with Israel

India successfully test-fired on Wednesday a new long range surface-to-air missile capable of countering aerial threats at extended ranges, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes to enhance the country’s military capabilities.
http://news.yahoo.com/india-test-fires-long-range-surface-air-missile-095046245.html
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/successful-conduct-of-lrsam-firing-by-indian-navy/

25 DECEMBER 2015

Indian PM Narendra Modi makes surprise visit to Pakistan; first time in more than a decade

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes a surprise stopover in Pakistan to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, the first time an Indian premier has visited the rival nation in over a decade
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-12-26/indian-pm-narendra-modi-makes-surprise-visit-to-pakistan-first-time-in-more-than-a-decade/1529930
http://www.dw.com/en/india-pm-narendra-modi-leaves-lahore-after-surprise-pakistan-visit/a-18942319
http://www.dawn.com/news/1228735/modi-arrives-in-lahore-on-surprise-visit

China effectively expels French journalist Ursula Gauthier

Officials have refused to renew Beijing-based journalist Ursula Gauthier’s press visa unless she apologizes for a story. Gauthier wrote criticially on China’s « anti-terror » operations against Xinjiang’s Uighur Muslims
http://www.dw.com/en/china-effectively-expels-french-journalist-ursula-gauthier/a-18942525
http://www.france24.com/en/20151225-french-journalist-gauthier-china-apologise

9 DECEMBER 2015

Pakistan and India have agreed to restart comprehensive dialogue process

Pakistan and India have agreed to reinitiate the comprehensive dialogue process, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a joint press conference on Wednesday along with the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz
http://www.dawn.com/news/1225246/pakistan-india-agree-to-restart-comprehensive-dialogue-process
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-pakistan-to-resume-dialogue-jammu-and-kashmir-siachen-among-issues-to-be-discussed-2153962
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-full-text-of-joint-statement-made-by-india-and-pakistan-2153928

6 DECEMBER 2015

National Security Advisors of India, Pakistan discuss terrorism, J&K in Bangkok

In a sudden breakthrough, National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan held talks in Bangkok today on a wide gamut of bilateral ties including terrorism and Jammu and Kashmir, and agreed to take forward the “constructive” engagement
http://atimes.com/2015/12/national-security-advisors-of-india-pakistan-discuss-terrorism-jk-in-bangkok/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1224563/pakistan-india-nsas-hold-talks-in-bangkok

24 NOVEMBER 2015

India will help keep sea lanes free: Modi

India will lend its strength to ensure freedom of navigation in regional waters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday, as he outlined his government’s Act East Policy set against a resurgent domestic economy
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-will-help-keep-sea-lanes-free-modi

16 NOVEMBER 2015

India, China agree to deepen defence ties, maintain peace at LAC

India and China on Monday decided to deepen bilateral defence ties and maintain peace and tranquillity at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) besides strengthening cooperation against terror, including at the international level
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-india-china-agree-to-deepen-defence-ties-maintain-peace-at-lac-2145958

15 NOVEMBER 2015

Nepal PM asks India to end « undeclared blockade »

Nepal’s newly elected prime minister KP Sharma Oli called Sunday on neighbouring India to end its « undeclared blockade » as the nation faces crippling shortage of fuel and supplies
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nepal-pm-asks-india-end-undeclared-blockade-191556569.html
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/unofficial-indian-blockade-has-led-to-humanitarian-crisis-pm/

12 NOVEMBER 2015

Modi visit: ‘Huge moment’ for UK and India

After being banned from entering for 10 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the United Kingdom on Thursday with critics denouncing moves against freedom of speech in India since his government took power a year ago. Trade and defence deals worth billions of dollars are signed during Modi’s maiden visit
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34790212
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-34773767
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-modi-in-uk-full-text-of-pm-modi-s-speech-at-british-parliament-2144742
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/11984475/Why-is-Indian-prime-minister-Modi-in-London-and-why-are-people-going-to-see-him-at-Wembley-stadium.html

7 NOVEMBER 2015

Indian army successfully test-fires BrahMos land attack missile

Indian Army Saturday (Nov. 7)  successfully test fired the nearly 300-km-range BrahMos supersonic land attack cruise missile from Pokhran in Rajasthan
http://atimes.com/2015/11/indian-army-successfully-test-fires-brahmos-land-attack-missile/

1 NOVEMBER 2015

India’s rising power in Africa

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/10/india-rising-power-africa-151031083435780.html

23 OCTOBER 2015

Pakistan’s PM Sharif attacks ‘dangerous’ India in US speech

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today kept up his attack on India and warned that Pakistan will have to take « credible deterrent » measures in the face of Indian « arms build-up » and « dangerous military doctrines »
http://www.sify.com/news/sharif-attacks-dangerous-india-in-us-speech-news-national-pkxvaiegfiabf.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1215094/nawaz-urges-us-to-side-with-pakistan-against-indian-aggression
http://www.sify.com/news/india-desires-dialogue-but-pak-uses-terrorism-as-instrument-mea-news-national-pkxtcvdjjaidb.html

17 OCTOBER 2015

How China pipped India at Nepal post

As Nepal arrives on the South Asian political landscape as its brand new secular, democratic republic, it is ‘Communist’ China that is in celebratory mood. India is sulking. Beijing is obviously pleased with the election of a communist leader as the prime minister of Nepal, who, by the way, also used to be a ‘Maoist’ at one time in his long chequered political life. The contrast could not be sharper
http://atimes.com/2015/10/how-china-pipped-india-at-nepal-post/

9 OCTOBER 2015

Analysis: Blockade politics in Nepal

India’s unofficial blockade of Nepal – now in its third week – has therefore crippled life in this country of 30 million people. Things could get a lot worse
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/analysis-blockade-politics-nepal-151009193817262.html

11 SEPTEMBER 2015

India and Iran: Challenges and Opportunity

The nuclear deal opens the door for India, but its neighbors have their own plans
http://thediplomat.com/2015/09/india-iran-relations-challenges-and-opportunity/

28 AUGUST 2015

Border Firing Kills 9 on India-Pakistan War Anniversary

Cross-border firing between India and Pakistan killed at least nine people on Friday, the day India marked the 50th anniversary of a war between the two South Asian nations
http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/border-firing-kills-9-india-pakistan-war-anniversary/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/civilians-killed-india-pakistan-exchange-fire-kashmir-150828074204835.html

22 AUGUST 2015

Pakistan cancels security meeting with India

Pakistan has said it can not accept what it described as India’s « preconditions » for high-level talks, effectively cancelling a planned meeting between the two countries’ national security advisers (NSA)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/pakistan-cancels-security-meeting-india-150822185254946.html
http://tribune.com.pk/story/943180/pakistan-india-deadlock-foreign-policy-wizards-expect-regional-peace-to-suffer/

16 AUGUST 2015

India PM in UAE to boost trade and security ties

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the United Arab Emirates for a two-day visit during which he will deliver a speech to thousands of Indian expatriates, tour a mosque in a symbolic gesture of outreach to Muslims and discuss with rulers how to improve already strong trade links
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/08/india-pm-uae-boost-trade-security-ties-150816141050057.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/pm-narendra-modi-arrives-in-uae-for-two-day-visit/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-s-modi-visits-uae-l/2054556.html

1 AUGUST 2015

India and Bangladesh settle old dispute in land swap

A total of 162 tiny pockets of land – 111 in Bangladesh and 51 in India – were officially handed over to the countries surrounding after Dhaka and New Delhi struck a border agreement in June
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/india-bangladesh-settle-dispute-land-swap-150801151119442.html http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/crowds-cheer-bangladesh/2021958.html
http://www.observerbd.com/2015/07/31/102277.php

20 JULY 2015

Why India lags behind China in submarine race

A recent visit by an advanced Chinese Yuan-class submarine to Karachi after traversing the Arabian Sea worried Indian authorities concerned about China’s growing undersea-warfare capabilities — more than four times as large as India’s.
http://atimes.com/2015/07/why-india-lags-behind-china-in-submarine-race/
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150721000125&cid=1101

10 JULY 2015

 The beginning of an Israel-India ‘romance’?

 Last week, when the UN Human Rights Council voted on a resolution condemning Israel for its military offensive in Gaza last year, India chose to abstain
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/07/israel-india-gaza-150709005707545.html

24 JUNE 2015

China blocks UN action against Pakistan in move seen as India snub

Sino-Indian relations took a downturn when China blocked an Indian move at the United Nations to seek an explanation from Pakistan for releasing from prison an alleged mastermind of the Mumbai terror attacks
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-blocks-un-action-against-pakistan-concerning-mumbai-terror-attack
http://www.freepressjournal.in/china-backs-paskitan-on-zaki-ur-rehman-lakhvis-bail/

10 JUNE 2015

Indian troops cross into Myanmar to attack rebel bases

Indian parachute commandos in helicopters have crossed over the border into Myanmar to strike separatist bases in retaliation against an ambush in Manipur state last week that left 18 Indian soldiers dead, officials said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-crosses-myanmar-attack-rebel-bases-150610091416863.html

6 JUNE 2015

Russia and India: A 21st Century Decline

What was once a robust defense trade has fallen away in recent years. Can it rebound?http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/russia-and-india-a-21st-century-decline/

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

3 JUNE 2015

India, US ink new 10-year defence Framework

India and the US on Wednesday inked an expansive new defence framework to bolster their strategic partnership over the next 10 years, even as they discussed maritime security and the Asia-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s assertive behaviour in the South China Sea
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-US-ink-new-10-year-defence-framework/articleshow/47532249.cms
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-06/03/content_15272120.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/world/asia/us-defense-secretary-visits-india-build-military-ties.html?ref=asia&_r=0

31 MAY 2015

Modi travels the globe boosting Indian ties

Modi has visited 18 countries in the year since he took office, three times as many as his predecessor Manmohan Singh
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Modi-travels-the-globe-boosting-Indian-ties

26 MAY 2015

India-China Relations Advance by Inches, Not Miles

Where do relations between New Delhi and Beijing stand following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China? Pretty much the same as before. The trip did little to alter the pattern of heightened strategic competition and modest economic engagement that began to congeal in late 2014
http://www.fairobserver.com/region/central_south_asia/india-china-relations-advance-by-inches-not-miles-65180/

18 MAY 2015

Korea, India to upgrade partnership

South Korean President Park Geun-hye and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Monday agreed to elevate the level of bilateral ties to a “special strategic partnership” and start negotiations to revise a comprehensive economic partnership agreement, which is equivalent to a free trade deal, by June next year
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150518001199
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/05/120_179172.html

14 MAY 2015

India’s Modi arrives in China for trade talks

India’s prime minister has arrived in China on a visit focused on boosting trade ties between Asia’s rival superpowers as they attempt to set aside their historic mistrust
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/india-modi-arrives-china-trade-talks-150514043359786.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/modis-china-trip-will-deepen-friendship
http://www.sify.com/news/modi-xi-hold-extremely-productive-talks-news-others-pfpauggbdagfd.html

7 MAY 2015

India moves to settle 1974 border dispute with Bangladesh

India took a step towards ratifying a 41-year-old border dispute with Bangladesh Wednesday that would see thousands of people living in “enclaves” being allowed to choose their nationality
http://www.dawn.com/news/1180515/india-moves-to-settle-1974-border-dispute-with-bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/lba-placed-lok-sabha-80964

29 APRIL 2015

US asks India to go slow in boosting trade ties with Iran

The United States wants India and other countries to wait for a final nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers before actively engaging with Tehran, U.S. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/us-asks-india-other-to-g/1815508.html

20 APRIL 2015

Indian Navy’s stealth destroyer launched

Visakhapatnam is to be commissioned in 2018, and has indigenous component of over 70 per cent. It has been made of Indian Steel manufactured by the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The warship’s propulsion system will be from Russia
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/navy-launches-stealth-destroyer-ins-visakhapatnam/article7122363.ece

13  APRIL 2015

China falls short of backing India for a permanent U.N. seat

China, on Monday, fell short of backing India for permanent membership of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC), despite supporting New Delhi’s aspiration of playing a big role in international institutions
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/china-falls-short-of-backing-india-for-a-permanent-un-seat/article7098822.ece

11 APRIL 2015

Why India needs to ‘act’ East

Ever since former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao reshaped India’s foreign policy in the 1990s under the so-called ‘Look East’ policy India has strengthened ties with Southeast Asia. The current government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unequivocally said that it is keen to progress from the ‘Look East’ policy to ‘Act East.’
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/11/why-india-needs-to-act-east/

10 APRIL 2015

India PM Modi orders 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday he had ordered 36 “ready-to-fly” French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernise his country’s ageing warplane fleet as neighbouring states upgraded their military hardware
http://www.france24.com/en/20150410-india-france-french-36-rafale-jets-modi/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/prime-minister-narendra-modis-visit-to-france/article7090006.ece?homepage=true
http://www.dawn.com/news/1175096/modi-orders-36-ready-to-fly-french-made-rafale-fighter-jets

24 MARCH 2015

India, China agree to foster peace on disputed border

India and China agreed Tuesday to foster peace along their Himalayan border after wrapping up two days of talks designed to resolve a long-festering boundary dispute
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-china-agree-foster-peace-disputed-border
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-it-agrees-india-maintain-border-peace

19 MARCH 2015

India to have its own satellite-based positioning and navigational services

India is inching towards having its own satellite-backed positioning and navigational services for civilian and strategic application.
http://apdforum.com/en_GB/article/rmiap/articles/online/features/2015/03/19/india-sat-system

14 MARCH 2015

India’s Modi visits Sri Lanka’s Tamil heartland

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit is a demonstration of regional superpower India’s support for Sri Lanka’s Tamils, who share close cultural and religious ties with those in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-s-modi-visits-sri/1715648.html

13 MARCH 2015

PM Modi in landmark visit to steer Sri Lanka away from China

Narendra Modi began the first official visit by an Indian premier to Sri Lanka in nearly three decades Friday, looking to reassert New Delhi’s influence over Colombo after its drift towards China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pm-modi-landmark-visit-steer-sri-lanka-away-china?page=0%2C0
http://asiantribune.com/node/86573
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/india-modi-begins-landmark-visit-sri-lanka-150313072001284.html

11 MARCH 2015

India to develop two islands in Indian Ocean

In a move which some see as an attempt to mitigate China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean, India has acquired infrastructure development rights to develop two islands in the Indian Ocean
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-to-develop-two-islands-in-Indian-Ocean/articleshow/46533103.cms

28 FEBRUARY 2015

India raises defence budget modestly as it confronts China challenge

India announced on Saturday a modest 7.9 per cent increase in defence spending for the fiscal year starting April 1, suggesting that it will move only gradually with the military’s long wish list for fighter jets, ships and artillery
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-raises-defence-budget-modestly-it-confronts-china-challenge
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/limited-rise-in-indias-defence-budget-2015-16/

http://www.business-standard.com/budget/article/marginal-rise-in-defence-budget-115030100017_1.html

25 FEBRUARY 2015

India’s Foreign Policy: Big Shift Or Pragmatic Makeover? – Analysis

In light of recent events, especially President Obama’s visit to India and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to China, India’s foreign policy appears to have undergone a transformative shift since the heyday of Non-Alignment. Is this indeed the case?
http://www.eurasiareview.com/25022015-indias-foreign-policy-big-shift-or-pragmatic-makeover-analysis/

20 FEBRUARY 2015

China protests Indian PM’s visit to disputed Arunachal Pradesh border region

China said on Friday it had lodged an official protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a border region claimed by both countries.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-protests-indian-pm/1671004.html
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1239592.shtml

 

Ties with India out of closet, says Israel

 

Israel has emerged as one of India’s top three arms suppliers, delivering items such as ship defence missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, but such transactions have been unpublicised, largely because of India’s fear of upsetting Arab countries and its own large Muslim population.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1164704/ties-with-india-out-of-closet-says-israel

19 FEBRUARY 2015

India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II missile at Chandipur in Odisha

Strategic Forces Command personnel test-fired the nuclear-weapons-capable Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur in Balasore district of Odisha on Thursday for a range of 250 km as against its full strike range of 350 km
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46296232.cms?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The_South_Asia_Daily%202.19&utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/nuclear-capable-prithviii-missile-testfired/article6911901.ece?widget-art=four-rel

16 FEBRUARY 2015

India seals nuclear energy pact with Sri Lanka, hopes to push back Chinese influence

India sealed a nuclear energy agreement with Sri Lanka on Monday, its first breakthrough with the new government of the tiny Indian Ocean island where China has been building ports and highways in a diplomatic push in recent years
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-seals-nuclear-energ/1662848.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/preempting-china-india-inks-nuclear-pact-with-sri-lanka/article6902874.ece?homepage=true
http://www.voanews.com/content/sri-lanka-new-president-meets-with-indian-pm/2645674.html

12 FEBRUARY 2015

Narendra Modi’s international balancing act

In the eight months since Narendra Modi took office as India’s prime minister, the country has hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and US President Barack Obama – giving some the impression that all the big powers are seeking India’s hand.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2015/02/narendra-modi-international-balancing-act-150208044316333.html

5 FEBRUARY 2015

India bets on U.S. aircraft carrier technology

India wants to use state-of-the-art U.S. technology to boost the range and potency of a planned aircraft carrier, defense sources said, a move that would tie their arms programs closer together and counter China’s military influence in the region.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/02/05/asia-pacific/india-bets-on-u-s-aircraft-carrier-technology/#.VNPotu83NMs

31 JANUARY 2015

India tests long-range missile from mobile launcher

India on Saturday succeeded for the first time in using a mobile launcher to test-fire a long-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead deep inside rival China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-tests-long-range-missile-mobile-launcher

29 JANUARY 2015

Pakistan again opposes UN Security Council’s permanent seat to India

Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its opposition to grant permanent UN Security Council’s seat to India and insisted on reforms to make the forum more democratic.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-01/29/c_133956781.htm

25 JANUARY 2015

India and US seal nuclear deal as Modi hosts Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke a deadlock on a long-stalled civilian nuclear pact Sunday, with both leaders noting their « friendship » as the catalyst for closer diplomatic ties.
http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-modi-discuss-relations-between-us-india/2612582.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/pm-obama-announce-nuke-breakthrough-115012600043_1.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30930581

17 JANUARY 2015

Japan seeks closer maritime defence ties with India

Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida used a visit to India on Saturday (Jan 17) to push for tighter maritime security ties between the two nations, as Tokyo seeks to shore up its relationships in Asia to counter an increasingly powerful China.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-seeks-closer/1596552.html

10 JANUARY 2015

India was angry with Mahinda for using China card against it, Delhi happy to see him go; Modi may visit Colombo soon

India surely attaches much importance to Sri Lanka for lots of reasons, and considers it a close ally. But what angered and irritated India was the manner in which Rajapaksa was threatening to turn Sri Lanka into a strategic asset for China at New Delhi’s expense.
http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=117435
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/10/world/asia/new-president-in-sri-lanka-puts-chinas-plans-in-check.html?ref=asia&_r=0

3 JANUARY 2015

India’s Foreign Policy Reimagined

The style and substance of Narendra Modi’s foreign policies have been very different from those of his predecessors
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/indias-foreign-policy-reimagined/

10 DECEMBER 2014

Russia India: Putin on visit to broker energy deals

Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a visit to India, where he is due to seek lucrative energy deals.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30408274
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/10/world/asia/india-putin/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

8 DECEMBER 2014

Modi’s new diplomatic instruments for a new India

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking new ways to enhance India’s global diplomacy. Modi is pursuing two paths largely overlooked by analysts of India’s foreign policy: to connect with the Indian diaspora and to encourage links with subnational governments at state and city levels.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/12/08/modis-new-diplomatic-instruments-for-a-new-india/

2 DECEMBER 2014

The Modi Doctrine for the Indo-Pacific Maritime Region

Only six months into his tenure, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is breathing new life into the concept of Indo-Pacific security
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/the-modi-doctrine-for-the-indo-pacific-maritime-region/

22 NOVEMBER 2014

India approves $3.4 billion mounted gun purchase: Official

India approved on Saturday the purchase of 814 mounted gun systems for the army at a cost of 157.5 billion rupees (S$3.38 billion), a defence ministry spokesman said.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-approves-34-billion-mounted-gun-purchase-official
http://www.dawn.com/news/1146191/india-invites-bids-for-24bn-artillery-contract

21 NOVEMBER 2014

‘Incursions will hurt ties’: Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh hits out at China for ‘illegal occupation’ 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that Beijing has illegally occupied the Aksai Chin region in Ladakh, and blamed the Congress for making “China India’s neighbour”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2842985/Incursions-hurt-ties-Rajnath-Singh-hits-China-illegal-occupation.html#ixzz3Jisy2oA2 

14 NOVEMBER 2014

India test-fires nuke-capable missile

India successfully test-fired nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile from a test range in eastern Indian state of Odisha on Friday morning, local media reported.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2014-11/14/content_15191178.html

13 NOVEMBER 2014

India and US reach WTO breakthrough over food

India and the US have resolved their disagreements on food security issues, paving the way for the implementation of a global trade pact.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-30033130
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/us-resolve-impasse-over-food-security-issues-at-wto/article6594065.ece?homepage=true

3 NOVEMBER 2014

The problem with Modie hard line toward Pakistan

The new Indian government has pursued a noticeably harder line toward Pakistan-based terrorism than its predecessor.  During the recent electoral campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and promised to “Talk to Pakistan in Pakistan’s language because it won’t learn lessons until then.” 
http://chanakyasnotebook.wordpress.com/

2 NOVEMBER 2014

Pakistan bomb kills 50 at Wagah border with India

More than 50 people have been killed and at least 100 injured in a suicide bombing close to Pakistan’s only border crossing with India.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29871077
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/11/pakistan-india-border-blast-2014112141227182769.html

28 OCTOBER 2014

India’s Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam’s defences

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Tuesday to strengthen Vietnam’s military following talks between leaders of the two allies, in a move likely to rankle neighouring nuclear-armed giant China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/indias-modi-pledges-modernise-vietnams-defences

25 OCTOBER 2014

India clears defence projects worth $13.1 billion

India’s Hindu nationalist government on Saturday cleared long-delayed projects worth $13.1 billion to modernise the nation’s ageing Soviet-era military hardware and boost its domestic defence industry, a report said.
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141025/DEFREG03/310250024/Report-India-Clears-Defense-Projects-Worth-13-1-Billion
http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/defence-panel-clears-projects-worth-rs-80k-cr-114102500755_1.html

22 OCTOBER 2014

India-ASEAN Trade: Working Toward Greater Manufacturing Integration

By loosening regulations and attracting investors, India hopes to become a global manufacturing hub. Boosting trade ties with ASEAN is an important step in this direction, as India’s exports to ASEAN have increased roughly 10-fold over the past decade, making it a key export market for Indian goods.
http://cogitasia.com/india-asean-trade-working-toward-greater-manufacturing-integration/

17 OCTOBER 2014

India Test Fires Nirbhay Cruise Missile

India’s homemade subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, capable of carrying a nuclear payload and considered similar to the US Tomahawk cruise missile, was test-fired for the second time Friday (first time with success) from the missile testing center in the eastern state of Odisha.
http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141017/DEFREG03/310170022/India-Test-Fires-Nirbhay-Cruise-Missile
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/india-tests-first-domestic-cruise-missile-20141017104129418564.html

8 OCTOBER 2014

Tens of thousands flee Kashmir clashes

Indian and Pakistani troops have fired bullets and mortar shells across the border between India- and Pakistan-administered Kashmir for the second day, forcing tens of thousands of villagers from their homes, officials have said.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-and-pakistan-intensify-kashmir-border-conflict
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/tens-thousands-flee-amid-kashmir-exchanges-201410851956111951.html

6 OCTOBER 2014

India, Pakistan skirmish at Line of Control kills 9 civilians

Nine civilians were killed and at least 25 wounded on Monday in fighting along a stretch of the disputed border between India and Pakistan in the Kashmir region.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1136563/india-pakistan-skirmish-at-loc-kills-9-civilians
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/jk-seven-killed-in-pakistan-shelling-firing-spreads-to-loc/

3 OCTOBER 2014

India, US to work together to boost maritime security

India and the United States have agreed to step up cooperation in maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation, at a time when China has shown its willingness to exert naval pressure over its territorial claims in the East and South China seas
http://www.asianewsnet.net/India-US-to-work-together-to-boost-maritime-securi-65346.html

30 SEPTEMBER 2014

India’s navy: Strong on aircraft carriers, short of submarines

Over the last six weeks, the Indian Navy commissioned three frontline warships, boosting its fleet to 140 vessels. Another 41 warships are being built in the country, including the 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. All these will join a « blue water » navy that will radiate influence across the Indian Ocean
http://www.sify.com/finance/indias-navy-strong-on-aircraft-carriers-short-of-submarines-news-default-oj4dLoegeaggg.html

It is time to set a new agenda in Indo-US ties: Modi and Obama

Terming the Indo-US relationship as “robust, reliable and enduring”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama today said the true potential of the ties was yet to be fully realised and the advent of a new government in India was a natural opportunity to broaden and deepen the ties.
http://freepressjournal.in/it-is-time-to-set-a-new-agenda-in-indo-us-ties-modi-and-obama/
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/anti-terror-to-trade-modi-obama-join-hands-for-model-partnership/

29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Can Modi revive the India-US relationship?

Modi’s US visit, September 26-30, has three broad aspects: Official meetings to build on existing and new pillars of the bilateral agenda; meetings with American CEOs to pitch a « reenergised » India; and connecting with the Indian American community.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/09/can-modi-revive-india-us-relati-201492872246706449.html

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28 SEPTEMBER 2014

India’s Great power game

The election of Narendra Modi as prime minister and geopolitical developments — particularly the US pivot to Asia and the Russia’s new Cold War with the West — have revived India’s prospects of achieving Great Power status
http://www.dawn.com/news/1134772/indias-great-power-game

27 SEPTEMBER 2014

India’s Modi calls for reform in speech to UN

Narendra Modi has used his first speech to the UN as India’s prime minister to renew his country’s call for reform of the Security Council.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29373722

26 SEPTEMBER 2014

Suit filed in US against Modi for India riots

A human rights group in the United States has sued Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for what it says was his complicity in violence in the western state of Gujarat in 2002.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/09/suit-filed-us-against-modi-india-riots-201492612504882672.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/us-court-summons-based-on-class-lawsuit-against-modi/article6448408.ece?homepage=true
http://www.sify.com/news/india-slams-new-york-case-against-modi-as-frivolous-malicious-news-others-oj0wEkccgdahg.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2014

A Leadership Moment for India and the U.S.

Even before he came to office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called India and the U.S. “natural allies,” stating: “It is in the interest of both the nations to develop further on our relationship.” President Barack Obama, in turn, has outlined the task ahead for both leaderships: to work together “to fulfill the extraordinary promise of the U.S.-India strategic partnership
http://www.brookings.edu/research/flash-topics/flash-topic-folder/us-india-modi-obama-summit

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

China troops withdraw from India border as Xi visit ends

Chinese troops have begun pulling back from the disputed border with India, sources said Friday, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a rare visit to New Delhi overshadowed by the stand-off at the remote frontier.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1132984/china-troops-withdraw-from-india-border-as-xi-visit-ends
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/hours-after-withdrawing-chinese-troops-cross-into-chumar-region-again/

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

China’s Xi makes maiden India visit, seeking to reset ties

India’s new prime minister rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping in his home town on Wednesday, as the Chinese president began a maiden visit with both sides seeking to reset the relationship between Asia’s rival superpowers
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-xi-makes-maiden-india-visit-seeking-reset-ties
http://tribune.com.pk/story/763520/chinese-premiers-visit-to-india-of-talks-investment-and-existential-threats/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/PM-Modi-welcomes-Xi-Jinping-in-Ahmedabad-India-China-sign-3-pacts/articleshow/42728040.cms

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

India tightens Vietnam defence, oil ties

India extended a US$100 million export credit to Vietnam for defence deals and tightened energy ties on Monday during a visit to Vietnam by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/india-tightens-vietnam-defence-oil-ties-31198.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-india-vietnam-china-xi/2451075.html

5 SEPTEMBER 2014

India, Australia sign long awaited civil nuclear pact

Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal on Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell uranium to India crippled by power shortages and blackouts.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1130069/australia-india-sign-long-awaited-civil-nuclear-deal
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/05/tony-abbott-uranium-india

1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties during summit

Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia’s second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the « expansionism » of some nations
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japan-and-india-vow-boost-strategic-ties-during-summit
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/429897/india-and-japan-will-shape-21st-century-says-modi

23 AUGUST 2014

India and Pakistan trade gunfire in Kashmir leaving four dead

India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region earlier, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/11052670/India-and-Pakistan-trade-gunfire-in-Kashmir-leaving-four-dead.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-and-pakistan-trade-heavy-gunfire-in-kashmir/2425607.html

21 AUGUST 2014

Obama mustn’t underestimate Modi

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to India for the India–US Strategic Dialogue, in which he described India as an ‘indispensable partner for the 21st century’, is a clear effort by the American government to jumpstart the flagging bilateral partnership.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/08/21/obama-mustnt-underestimate-modi/

18 AUGUST 2014

India calls off Pakistan talks in Kashmir row

India has called off high-level talks with its neighbour Pakistan after the latter’s envoy to New Delhi held a meeting with Kashmiri pro-independence leaders, India’s foreign ministry has said
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c71f37a4-26e0-11e4-bc19-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz3Am01X0N0
http://www.dawn.com/news/1126123/india-calls-off-foreign-secretary-level-talks-with-pakistan
http://www.firstpost.com/india/pm-modis-honeymoon-with-pakistan-over-as-furious-india-calls-off-talks-1669589.html

14 AUGUST 2014

India Emerges as Largest Foreign Customer of US Arms

India has emerged as the world’s largest arms buyer in recent years, but hopes to reverse this by strengthening its domestic defense industry. The United States was India’s largest arms supplier in recent years, dislodging Russia as New Delhi’s principal source of weapons.
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-emerges-as-largest-foreign-customer-of-us-arms/2413081.html

3 AUGUST 2014

China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be looking to boost hydropower cooperation and reinvigorate ties when he lands in Nepal today in the first visit by an Indian premier in 17 years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/423835/china-india-energy-rivalry-in-spotlight-as-modi-visits-nepal
http://www.asianewsnet.net/India-PM-in-Nepal-to-boost-ties-63017.html

29 JULY 2014

Kerry: US-India Ties at ‘Potentially Transformative Moment’

Relations between the United States and India are at a “potentially transformative moment,” with a new Indian government that presents new opportunities, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said
http://www.voanews.com/content/kerry-us-india-ties-at-potentially-transformative-moment/1967141.html

25 JULY 2014

India stands firm in opposition to WTO deal

The US accused India of bringing the World Trade Organisation to the “brink of crisis” after New Delhi said it would block a global trade deal without agreement on permanent rules covering its food programmes for the poor.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a567594e-13fc-11e4-8485-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz38baCXVXZ
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-threatens-derail-wto-deal-prompts-angry-us-rebuke

20 JULY 2014

India to spend $ 3,5 bn on military modernization

India’s new Hindu nationalist government cleared on Saturday proposals worth nearly $3.5 billion to modernise the nation’s ageing Soviet-era military hardware and boost its domestic defence industry, a report said.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1120373/india-to-spend-35bn-on-military-modernisation

9 JULY 2014

China and India ignore border tensions to forge economic ties

While the countries stand to gain much from improved cooperation, political animosity and territorial disputes dating back to the 1962 Sino-Indian Border Conflict have undermined progress, writes World Review guest expert Vaughan Winterbottom.
http://www.worldreview.info/content/china-and-india-ignore-border-tensions-forge-economic-ties

9 JULY 2014

Bangladesh wins sea border dispute with India

A UN tribunal has awarded Bangladesh nearly four-fifths of an area sprawling over 25,000 sq km in the Bay of Bengal, ending a three-decade old dispute over a sea border with India, officials of both countries have said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/07/bangladesh-wins-sea-border-dispute-with-india-20147881221238354.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bangladesh-india-welcome-courts-ruling-sea-border

3 JULY 2014

China and India’s top brass meet in Beijing

The vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, Fan Changlong, met with the chief of the Indian Army, General Bikram Singh, in Beijing on Thursday. Singh is the first Indian Army chief to visit China since 2005
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140704000127&cid=1101

20 JUNE 2014

Revisiting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

Ever since the release of India’s nuclear doctrine in 2003, there have been occasional appeals for its review. Such appeals in the past were limited and went largely unnoticed without generating any meaningful discussion. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) 2014 election manifesto promising to “update and review” country’s decade-old nuclear weapons’ doctrine has triggered a serious debate
http://www.eurasiareview.com/20062014-revisiting-indias-nuclear-doctrine-analysis/

14 JUNE 2014

India must be ‘self sufficient’ in defence technology

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday the country must be « self sufficient » in its defence capabilities at a ceremony inducting a Russian-built aircraft carrier into the navy
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/415372/india-must-be-elf-sufficient-in-defence-technology

8 JUNE 2014

India, China Hold Talks on Boosting Trade, Border Disputes

The Chinese and Indian foreign ministers have discussed ways to ease border tensions and enhance economic engagement in the Indian capital.  It is the first high level interaction between the Asian giants since a new government took power in India
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-indian-foreign-ministers-meet/1932020.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/new-india-government-talks-with-china-fm-20146813152122169.html

27 MAY 2014

Let’s turn back the clock for peace, Nawaz Sharif urges Narendra Modi

Reviving a 1999 agreement for nuclear disarmament and talks on Kashmir could be the key to peace between India and Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif tells Narendra Modi
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10858512/Lets-turn-back-the-clock-for-peace-Nawaz-Sharif-urges-Narendra-Modi.html

24 MAY 2014

Pakistan’s Sharif to attend Modi inauguration

Pakistan has accepted an invitation to Nawaz Sharif, prime minister, to attend the inauguration of Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister-designate, officials say
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/24/pakistan-s-prime-minister-to-attend-indian-prime-minister-s-swearing-in/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/05/pakistan-sharif-attend-modi-inauguration-201452454611476370.html

6 MAY 2014

Why India doesn’t support Western sanctions on Russia

Not only did India abstain from voting on the UN General Assembly Resolution condemning Crimea’s annexation but it has also opposed the imposition of Western sanctions. Together with its fellow members in the BRICS forum, India has rejected Australian suggestion that Russia be excluded from the G20 summit

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/05/06/why-india-doesnt-support-western-sanctions-on-russia/

27 APRIL 2014

India tests high-altitude interceptor missile

India has successfully test-fired an anti-ballistic missile capable of intercepting targets outside the earth’s atmosphere, a major step in development of a missile defence system that is available to only a handful of nations
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/india-tests-high-altitude-interceptor-missile-20144279237382117.html

3 APRIL 2014

Foreign Policy à la Modi

A look at Indian foreign policy since 1964 confirms that it has been characterized more by continuity than by change. And even those changes that have occurred, while important, have been incremental, and unrelated to the political ideology of the party in power. After all, as a serving Indian ambassador recently told me, “An elephant is not prone to making sharp turns

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141095/manjari-chatterjee-miller/foreign-policy-a-la-modi?cid=soc-facebook-in-snapshots-foreign_policy_a_la_modi-040414

24 MARCH 2014

Indian Foreign Policy: The Cold War lingers

India’s support for Russia during the Crimea crisis should be a wake-up call for Washington

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/indian-foreign-policy-the-cold-war-lingers/

13 MARCH 2014

Case against Indian diplomat who was strip-searched in US dismissed

Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search in New York caused an international row, has case against her dismissed, but US prosecutors may refile charges related to allegations she exploited her housekeeper
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10694154/Case-against-Indian-diplomat-who-was-strip-searched-in-US-dismissed.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-welcomes-dismissal-of-us-charges-against-diplomat/1870247.html

24 FEBRUARY 2014

India becomes biggest foreign buyer of US weapons

India imported $1.9bn of military kit from the US last year, making it the biggest foreign buyer of US weapons, according to research from IHS Jane’s.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/ded3be9a-9c81-11e3-b535-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2uNCe3XKn

13 FEBRUARY 2014

US restores ties with Narendra Modi as he is tipped to be next Indian PM

The United States has ended a decade-long boycott of the Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi over deadly religious riots as a top diplomat held talks with the man tipped to be the country’s next prime minister.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/13/us-restores-ties-narendra-modi-tipped-indian-pm?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=South%20Asia%20Daily%20Brief%202-13-14

10 FEBRUARY 2014

India’s Rising Regional Military Engagement

New Delhi has been strengthening defense ties with countries across the region

http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/indias-rising-regional-military-engagement/

3 FEBRUARY 2014

The Japan-India strategic equation is not working

If New Delhi’s motive in according Abe the high honour was to elevate the profile of this year’s summit meeting and nudge him to sign on the dotted line of the proposed Japan-India civil nuclear cooperation accord, the outcome was far from satisfactory.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/02/03/the-japan-india-strategic-equation-is-not-working/

25 JANUARY 2014

India, Japan pledge stronger defence ties

India and Japan late Saturday affirmed plans to « further strengthen » defence cooperation against the backdrop of an increasingly assertive China.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-japan-pledge/968530.html http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41870&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=13fc3dd883ad5b6975463c2215ab0c80#.UuWCW8vLTIU

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/01/26/india-and-japan-asias-win-win-partnership/

18 JANUARY 2014

Pakistan-India agree to expedite process of trade liberalization

In a bid to strengthen bilateral relations, Pakistan and India Saturday decided to allow greater trade through land route, signalling a thaw in relations after a year’s standoff over military tensions on the border
http://www.nation.com.pk/business/18-Jan-2014/pak-india-agree-to-expedite-process-of-trade-liberalization
http://www.dawn.com/news/1081131/pakistan-india-agree-over-greater-trade-through-land-route

16 JANUARY 2014

Korea, India agree to upgrade trade pact, diplomatic relations

The leaders of South Korea and India agreed to upgrade their economic, diplomatic and security cooperation on Thursday, paving the way for a strategic partnership between the two countries in the future
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140116001003

10 JANUARY 2014

India asks US to withdraw diplomat as row escalates

India on Friday night ordered the United States to withdraw one of its embassy staff from New Delhi in retaliation for the expulsion of an Indian diplomat who had been charged with visa fraud in New York.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10563851/India-asks-US-to-withdraw-diplomat-as-row-escalates.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/01/india-asks-us-remove-embassy-officer-2014110135450998555.html

9 JANUARY 2014

Russian-India ties move into high gear

http://defencenews.in/defence-news-internal.asp?get=new&id=2890

Indian visa row diplomat Devyani Khobragade leaves US

Devyani Khobragade was ordered to leave the US on Thursday after she was indicted on criminal charges and India refused to waive her immunity
http://asiancorrespondent.com/118119/indian-diplomat-strip-searched-in-nyc-leaves-us/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25678366

8 JANUARY 2014

Devyani Khobragade row: India orders ‘more reprisals’ against US

India has ordered more reprisals against the US as a diplomatic row continues over last month’s arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25648285

7 JANUARY 2014

Hong Kong Kung fu movie mogul Run Run Shaw dies aged 106

24 DECEMBER 2013

Pakistan, Indian army commanders meet on Kashmir

Leading army commanders from Pakistan and India met on Tuesday in a bid to reduce tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir after a year of intermittent clashes on the de facto border.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistan-indian-army-commanders-meet-kashmir

18 DECEMBER 2013

Arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat in New York triggers uproar

The arrest and detention of an Indian consular official in New York on visa fraud charges has created a diplomatic uproar, with punitive steps taken against State Department officials in New Delhi.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/17/politics/india-us-diplomat/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-25435129

6 DECEMBER 2013

India joins Japan in Asian maritime power balance

New Delhi has begun to develop a robust strategic partnership with Tokyo to avoid a similar marginalisation in Southeast Asia. If India enters into a genuine maritime alliance with Japan and acts to project naval power in the South China Sea, it could transform the security environment of the Asia Pacific region.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/06/india-joins-japan-in-asian-maritime-power-balance/

20 NOVEMBER 2013

Indian govt gives green light to army for China border troop beef-up

In a move to counter the Chinese building infrastructure facilities upto the Sino-Indian border, the government gave its consent to the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security to beef up the troop strength giving the green light  for the Army to raise a Corps which will include  deployment of 50,000 additional troops there at a cost of around Rs 65,000 crore (US$10 billion).
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Indian-govt-gives-green-light-to-army-for-China-bo-54102.html

14 NOVEMBER 2013

India’s regional diplomacy faltering

From Sri Lanka to Maldives to Bangladesh, India’s relationship with its neighbours seems to have run into trouble.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/indias-regional-diplomacy-faltering

10 NOVEMBER 2013

India PM to boycott Sri Lanka Commonwealth summit

Indian PM Manmohan Singh will boycott this week’s Commonwealth summit in Colombo, officials say, amid a row over Sri Lanka’s human rights record.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24887719
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379107/india-pm-to-miss-commonwealth-summit-in-sri-lanka

29 OCTOBER 2013

India, Pakistan agree to maintain ceasefire at working boundary

India and Pakistan Tuesday agreed to observe calm along the Sialkot-Jammu working boundary after days of skirmishes which have been the worst in a decade
http://dawn.com/news/1052702/india-pakistan-agree-to-maintain-ceasefire-at-working-boundary

25 OCTOBER 2013

India’s defense procurements bungles

Bureaucratic mismanagement is depriving Indian soldiers of much-needed weapons.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/10/25/indias-defense-procurement-bungles-2/

23 OCTOBER 2013

China-India reach border defence pact

China and India have signed a deal aimed at soothing tension on their contested border, as the two countries try to break a decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to remote stretches of the Himalayas. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/china-india-reach-border-defence-pact-2013102363258699437.html http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/india/2013/10/23/391942/China-India.htm

21 OCTOBER 2013

India PM fails to strike nuclear deal in Russia

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh failed Monday to strike a long-delayed nuclear power deal with Russia during talks with President Vladimir Putin that also focused on big arms and energy deals.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/375657/india-pm-fails-to-strike-nuclear-deal-in-russia

20 OCTOBER 2013

India PM’s Visit To Russia And China: Need For Smart Diplomacy – Analysis

It is for the first time in living memory that an Indian prime minister will visit Russia and China during the same trip, beginning 21 October. The prime minister’s visit to the two countries comes in the back drop of his recent visits to the US, Japan, Indonesia and Thailand. Taken together these visits signal a transformation of Indian foreign policy through greater engagement with countries across the world.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/21102013-india-pms-visit-russia-china-need-smart-diplomacy-analysis/

13 OCTOBER 2013

U.S.-India Relations: The Overshadowed Summit

The U.S.-India relationship is enveloped these days by grand rhetoric.  But for a reality check on the state of bilateral affairs, look no further than the summit meeting between President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh two weeks ago.  The get-together was designed to inject new energy into a partnership that just a few years ago looked so promising but which is now roundly seen as going flat.  Yet even before Mr. Singh journeyed to Washington, the trip promised to be a ho-hum visit at best.

http://chanakyasnotebook.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/u-s-india-relations-the-overshadowed-summit/?goback=%2Egde_1791498_member_5795375252246638595#%21

1st OCTOBER 2013

India-US Relations: Principle Of ‘Closest Partners’ – Analysis

The United States has placed India in the category of ‘closest partners’ for defence cooperation. The official spin, that came out of Washington, following the meetings between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama last week, was that New Delhi would now be on the same footing as the closest allies of the US such as Britain when it comes to the transfer of defence technology.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/01102013-india-us-relations-principle-closest-partners-analysis/

29 SEPTEMBER 2013

Indian, Pakistani PMs meet in shadow of violence

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday held his first talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has demanded the neighbor must crack down on Islamic extremists for any improvement in ties. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who has advocated an end to historic tensions with India since he swept to power in May elections, met Singh at a New York hotel on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/29-Sep-2013/indian-pakistani-pms-meet-in-shadow-of-violence

Building A Sustainable EU-India Partnership – Analysis

After nearly a decade, the ‘Strategic Partnership’ between the European Union (EU) and India launched in 2004 still has to live up to its name. The free trade agreement (FTA) has added a strategic dimension to the partnership, but long drawn negotiations soak up most of the attention and risk pegging the entire relationship to their success or failure. The volume of untapped overall potential appears to expand with time. There is a need to set the priorities for a renewed partnership that not only builds on progress made but also addresses the real needs of each partner. Trade is critically important. But beyond that, a new, forward looking partnership based on urbanisation, development and sustainable growth should be sought.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/29092013-building-sustainable-eu-india-partnership-analysis/

Indo-Japanese Relations Since The May 2013 Joint Statement – Analysis

Almost four months have passed since the Manmohan Singh -Shinzo Abe joint statement was issued following their summit meeting held in Tokyo in May, 2013. Some important developments that could transform the India-Japan partnership further have occurred during this period and there is considerable satisfaction in both countries about the follow-up measures taken by both countries.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/29092013-indo-japanese-relations-since-may-2013-joint-statement-analysis-2/

16 SEPTEMBER 2013

New role for India in Myanmar

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-160913.html

15 SEPTEMBER 2013

India tests nuclear-capable missile

India has successfully test-fired for a second time a nuclear-capable missile that can reach Beijing and much of Europe, bringing a step closer production of a weapon designed to strengthen its nuclear deterrent.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/201391573745235297.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2013

India And Nepal: Koirala’s Visit And New Delhi’s Interests

Is there a reason why the Indian government has frequently been extending invites to Nepali leaders to visit India in the past few months? What impact could this particular visit have on the current Nepali political scenario?

http://www.eurasiareview.com/14092013-india-and-nepal-koiralas-visit-and-new-delhis-interests-analysis/

28 AUGUST 2013

Can China And India Now Press The Reset Button? – Analysis

On Monday, a delegation of the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi had occasion to talk with a cross-section of Chinese think tanks, under the auspices of the Central Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), Beijing. This is the school that not only trains Chinese diplomats, but helps diplomats from various countries, including India, learn the Chinese language.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/28082013-can-china-and-india-now-press-the-reset-button-analysis/

21 AUGUST 2013

It Must Be Summer: Pakistan Shells India

India should respond to Pakistan’s mortar fire over the Line of Control with containment, not escalation.

http://fpif.org/it-must-be-summer-pakistan-shells-india/

14 AUGUST 2013

US think tank for closer India-US security cooperation

Washington: Given « India’s growing strategic importance, coupled with gaps in its homeland security enterprise, » an American think tank has suggested closer cooperation and coordination between India and the US to advance security interests of both.

http://twocircles.net/2013aug06/us_think_tank_closer_indiaus_security_cooperation.html?goback=%2Egde_150544_member_263827591#%21

13 AUGUST 2013

Pakistani prime minister calls for better ties with India

Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, has called for a « new beginning » in relations with India, amid high tension over the disputed region of Kashmir

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10239396/Pakistani-prime-minister-calls-for-better-ties-with-India.html

11 AUGUST 2013

Pakistan says India fired on border posts

Pakistan has accused Indian forces of firing on its border posts close to eastern city of Sialkot in Punjab province, prompting an « intermittent exchange of fire » between the two sides. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/08/20138118293667922.html

10 AUGUST 2013

First Indian nuclear submarine set for sea trials

India’s first home-built nuclear submarine is ready for sea trials in open waters, a step before it becomes fully operational, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Saturday.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/first-indian-nuclear/771606.html

7 AUGUST 2013

Biden visit: can India live up to US expectations?

US Vice President Joseph Biden’s visit to India on 22–25 July, while not leading to any major breakthrough, provided a valuable opportunity to renew the high-level political contact between the two countries at a time when there is some concern in India that the Obama administration is not paying adequate attention to the bilateral relationship.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/08/07/biden-visit-can-india-live-up-to-us-expectations/

6 JULY 2013

Indian says soldiers killed along Kashmir border. Pakistan denies

Five Indian soldiers have been killed in an attack on their post along the disputed border with Pakistan in northern Kashmir province just as the two nuclear rivals were readying to resume long-stalled peace talks.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/10224886/Indian-soldiers-killed-along-Kashmir-border.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20130806-pakistani-soldiers-kill-five-indian-troops-kashmir-srinagar
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/pakistan-denies-killing-indian-soldiers-kashmir

20 JULY 2013

India Marginalized in Myanmar

India has not gained much from Myanmar’s transition from military rule to a fledgling democracy. When Myanmar was ruled by a military junta and shunned by the West, India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) were seen as alternatives to Chinese influence. But as Myanmar opens up to the outside world after decades of isolation, it is turning more to the West, especially the United States, to balance China’s growing influence, and not to India.

http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/40479

16 JULY 2013

Military Dynamics in South Asia

India’s conventional military capabilities continue to pull ahead of Pakistan’s while also falling behind China’s. Today, the CSS’s Prem Mahadevan examines the evolving military balance among these powers, to include the impact of cross-border terrorism and India’s naval ambitions in the South China Sea.
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?ots591=4888caa0-b3db-1461-98b9-e20e7b9c13d4&lng=en&id=166546

12 JULY 2013

Viet Nam strives to strengthen strategic partnership with India

Viet Nam attaches a great deal of importance to its strategic partnership with India, which underlines the country’s policy on South Asia, as it appreciates India’s proactive role in maintaining regional and global peace, stability and cooperation.                                                                                       http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/242061/viet-nam-strives-to-strengthen-strategic-partnership-with-india.html

6 JULY 2013

China, India agree to step up border peace efforts: Xinhua

« The ministers emphasised the importance of enhancing mutual trust and understanding between the two militaries, » General Chang Wanquan of China and A.K. Antony of India said in a joint statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency.                                          http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/358686/china-india-agree-to-step-up-border-peace-efforts-xinhua

4 JULY 2013

Chinese general warns India in border dispute, calls Philippines ‘troublemaker’

An outspoken Chinese general known for his nationalist views warned India on Thursday against stirring up “new trouble” in a long-running border dispute, just as New Delhi’s defense minister was set to visit Beijing.                                                                                                           http://globalnation.inquirer.net/79787/chinese-general-warns-india-in-border-dispute-calls-philippines-troublemaker

India’s defence minister in first trip to China in 7 years

India’s defence minister will lead a high-level delegation to China on Thursday, the first such trip in seven years, as the two sides ramp up efforts to rebuild trust after a recent flare-up over a border dispute.                                                                                       http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/358310/india-defence-minister-in-first-trip-to-china-in-7-years

27 JUNE 2013

Delhi can’t copy Beijing in Central Asia

A copy is almost never as good as the original, which is why India’s efforts at copying the Chinese trajectory in Central Asia have yielded meager returns.               http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/792172.shtml

31 MAY 2013

Japan, India seek prompt N-accord

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed to conclude a nuclear cooperation agreement as soon as possible.                                                                                                                                                   http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000268214

22 MAY 2013

China turns friendly with India – but why?

When China’s former premier, Wen Jiabao, visited India in December 2010, he was full of talk about the two countries’ joint aspirations, their friendship, their co-operation, and about how their two-way trade would almost double to US$100 billion a year by 2015.                                                                                                                                                   http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5435&Itemid=174

20 MAY 2013

China and India pledge to improve ties

India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army stand-off in the Himalayas, Chinese premier Li Keqiang has said during his first official foreign trip.                                                                                                 http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/20/chinese-leader-seeks-trust-in-india/                                                                                          http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201352014448364150.html

19 MAY 2013

Indian, Chinese Leaders Meet to Strengthen Ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in India Sunday at the start of a three-day visit, just days after the peaceful end of a tense border standoff in the Himalayan mountains. China says placing India first on the itinerary of new Premier Li Keqiang demonstrates the importance Beijing places on the relationship between the two countries.                                                                                                                    http://www.voanews.com/content/indian-chinese-leaders-meet-to-strengthen-ties/1663864.html                                                                                                                         http://asiancorrespondent.com/107862/chinese-premier-heads-to-india-to-boost-ties/                                                                                      http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/19/china-india-ties-lessons-from-a-himalayan-standoff/

13 MAY 2013

New Sukhoi base to cover south India

Even as the western and eastern fronts with Pakistan and China are bolstered with additional Sukhoi-30MKI squadrons, India has also kick-started plans to base its most lethal « air dominance » fighter in south India to keep a « strategic eye » over Indian Ocean.
http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-air-force/51017-new-sukhoi-base-cover-south-india.html

11 MAY 2013

Sino-Indian Relationship: New Paradigm

India has trapped itself into an anti-Chinese matrix set in place by the United States. This has led to a situation where the military is increasing its say in foreign and domestic policy and pushing aggressive postures on to the civilian government. Unless India abandons its aspirations to great power status and pursues a foreign policy which builds on Asian strengths and cooperation, it will continue to become cannon-fodder for Western strategic aims.                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.epw.in/web-exclusives/sino-indian-relationship-new-paradigm.html?goback=%2Egde_1791498_member_238609841

2 MAY 2013

India, China remain at odds over alleged border incursion

Two weeks ago, Indian military officials announced with expressions of shock that a platoon of Chinese soldiers had crossed the de facto border between the giant neighbors and set up camp an unprecedented six miles into Indian-claimed territory, sparking a still-unresolved standoff. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/india-china-remain-at-odds-over-alleged-border-incursion/2013/05/02/dd9c0150-b324-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

22 APRIL 2013

India will take every step to protect its interests: Defence Minister AK Antony on China incursion in Ladakh

More than a dozen Chinese soldiers continue to be stationed a remote camp some 10 kilometres (6 miles) within Indian territory in Northen Ladakh. The Indian army set up its own temporary camp just 500 meters (1600 feet) from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers                                                                                           http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/india-will-take-every-step-to-protect-its-interests-defence-minister-ak-antony-on-china-incursion-in-357177                                                                                                                                                                                      http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130422-417752.html

13 APRIL 2013

India upgrades strategic ties with Japan and Vietnam

The strategic importance of Asia in the 21st century has the world watching. While China has expanded its economic and military might it has growing rivalry with India, Japan and South Korea. Even USA in the Asia Pacific. India and Japan can cooperate proactively in order to tap the vast energy, mineral and livelihood resources in this region as well as in the adjoining South China Sea by checkmating China that has been eyeing the region under the ‘String of Pearls’ strategy. By doing so, both India and Japan can enhance their respective naval capability, transportation systems and maritime security. Vietnam’s relations with Japan and India are flourishing and the year 2013 is considered a pivotal year for the three countries to lay foundation for more sustainable cooperation in the next 40 years. India is better placed to contribute towards this aim in all fields­­–defence cooperation, political cooperation, economic and technical assistance and technology transfers etc.                                                                                                                                                           http://www.dsalert.org/defence-and-security-roundup/2013/04/india-upgrades-strategic-ties-with-japan-and-vietnam/

13 APRIL 2013

India to spend $3 billion for 3 more Talwar-class frigates

A formal contract is likely to be signed after Russia delivers to India the third and final Talwar-class stealth frigate INS Trikand. http://indrus.in/economics/2013/04/13/india_to_spend_3_billion_for_3_more_talwar-class_frigates_23773.html

10 APRIL 2013

Deepening US–India trade relations

Trade with India represents a big prize for the United States because of the size and strength of the Indian economy, but there are still challenges for US companies doing business in India.                                                                                                                                                             http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/10/deepening-us-india-trade-relations/

5 APRIL 2013

India’s Foreign Policy

The 2012-2013 annual report of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) begins with the statement that “India’s foreign policy (is) rooted in national ethos”. This seemingly innocuous sentence is indicative of all that is wrong with policy formulation at the MEA. http://southasianidea.com/foreign-policy/indias-foreign-policy/

26 MARCH 2013

The Desi Factor in U.S.-India Relations

According to a new Gallup survey, more than two-thirds of the U.S. public has a positive impression of India, a score that even edges out Israel’s traditionally-high favorability rating. This is the latest indicator of how decisively American perceptions about the country have changed.                                                                                                                      http://chanakyasnotebook.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/the-desi-factor-in-u-s-india-relations/?goback=%2Egde_4023266_member_226640958

25 MARCH 2013

India and Sri Lanka: More constructive role needed

There was no doubt that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) would pass the U.S.-backed resolution against Sri Lanka for its treatment of the Tamil minority. After keeping many guessing how it would vote, India ended up supporting the motion, alongside 24 other countries. Of the remaining countries, 13 voted against it and eight abstained.                                                                                                                                http://thediplomat.com/the-pulse/2013/03/25/india-and-sri-lanka-more-constructive-role-needed/?goback=%2Egde_160896_member_226265081

21 MARCH 2013

Italy-India row: Rome to send marines back for trial

Two Italian marines accused of murdering two Indian fishermen, in a case that has sparked a diplomatic row, are to be sent back to Delhi for trial.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21887903

19 MARCH 2013

China, India should accommodate each other’s core concerns: Xi

China’s new President Xi Jinping today unveiled a five-point formula to improve ties with India, proposing accommodation of each other’s core concerns and proper handling of differences while seeking peace on the border as a resolution of the dispute « won’t be easy » http://www.deccanherald.com/content/320065/china-india-should-accommodate-each.html

15 MARCH 2013

India bars Italian envoy from leaving over marines row

India’s supreme court has temporarily barred the Italian ambassador from leaving the country as a diplomatic row over Rome’s refusal to return two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen intensified.                                                http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/15/world/asia/india-italy-fishermen/index.html?hpt=ias_c2                                                                                             http://www.france24.com/en/20130315-india-italy-incident-sea-diplomatic-choppy-waters-fishermen-marines                                                                                       http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5254&Itemid=174

14 MARCH 2013

India in talks with Russia on lease of second nuclear submarine

India is ready to finance the completion of a partly constructed nuclear submarine which sits at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant in the Russian Far East, the Russian government news agency RIA Novosti quoted an unnamed “highly-placed” source in the defence industry. http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-navy/48818-india-talks-russia-lease-second-nuclear-submarine.html

12 MARCH 2013

Sino-Indian Relations Full of Contradictions

The punditry gods were smiling when Beijing and New Delhi declared 2012 as the Year of Sino-Indian Friendship. After all, it was a most curious designation, and not just because 2006 had received the same appellation with little to show for it. Indeed, the Chinese that year revived their territorial claims over all of Arunachal Pradesh, a state in India’s remote northeast that lies along their long-contested Himalayan border and which Beijing now insists on calling “South Tibet.”                                                                      http://chanakyasnotebook.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/sino-indian-relations-full-of-contradictions/?goback=%2Egde_4023266_member_221087468

9 MARCH 2013

Pakistan PM arrives in India to ‘open arm’ welcome

Pakistan’s premier Raja Pervez Ashraf arrived in India Saturday for a pilgrimage to a revered Muslim shrine, with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid welcoming him with « open arms ».                                                                                                    http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130309-407463.html

8 MARCH 2013

India’s Defence Budget: Inadequate Outlay

The funds allotted for defense expenditure by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram for the Financial Year (FY) 2013-14 are inadequate to meet the growing threats and challenges facing the country, modernization of the armed forces and India’s increasing responsibilities as a regional power.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://cogitasia.com/india%E2%80%99s-defence-budget-inadequate-outlay/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29&goback=%2Egde_134242_member_220945456

28 FEBRUARY 2013

Indian Defence Budget 2013-14

While presenting the Annual Budget to the Parliament on February 28th, India’s Finance Minister hiked the defence allocation by 5.3% to $37.4 billion to be spent during the financial year 2013-14 starting from April 1st.                                    http://www.defencereviewasia.com/articles/216/Indian-Defence-Budget-2013-14

20 FEBRUARY 2013

The trial and tribulations of Indian forces

While spending billions of dollars on defense equipment, India’s military faces a number of challenges in its quest to enter the 21st century. http://thediplomat.com/2013/02/20/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-indias-armed-forces/

18 FEBRUARY 2013

Cameron arrives in India as Anglo-French rivalry peaks

India had barely bid adieu to French President François Hollande – who left town optimistic about a $12-billion contract for French fighter jets – when British Prime Minister David Cameron touched down at Mumbai airport on Monday amid a scandal engulfing an Anglo-Italian helicopter deal.                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.france24.com/en/20130218-india-france-britain-cameron-hollande-anglo-french-rivalry-trade

15 FEBRUARY 2013

India, Maldives reach diplomatic impasse

In a dramatic development, Mohamed Nasheed, who until last year was the democratically elected president of the island nation, took political refuge in the Indian Embassy in Male on Tuesday, after a court in the Maldives issued a warrant for his arrest.              http://thediplomat.com/the-pulse/2013/02/15/india-maldives-reach-diplomatic-impasse/

Kashmir border: India kills Pakistani soldier

A Pakistani soldier who strayed over the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir has been killed.                                                                                                  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21469446

10 FEBRUARY 2013

France upbeat on prospects for Indian fighter jet deal- minister

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that talks with India to finalise the purchase of French Rafale war planes were looking up.                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.sify.com/news/france-upbeat-on-prospects-for-indian-fighter-jet-deal-minister-news-international-nclcaejajig.html

25 JANUARY 2013

Time to bridge Sino-Indian border differences

The Sino-Indian border dispute in India’s eastern sector is one of the most intractable land conflicts. The quarrel has entangled China and India since 1949, and resulted in the 1962 border war which saw India defeated at the hands of China. Both countries have entered negotiations, but « incompatibilities » are constantly stalling the process                                                             http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/OA25Df02.html

10 JANUARY 2013

Another Pakistani soldier dies as Kashmir border crisis continues

A Pakistani soldier has died after coming under fire from Indian troops in Kashmir, according to Pakistan’s military, in the latest tit-for-tat death even as politicians tried to take the heat out of a developing border crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9793692/Another-Pakistani-soldier-dies-as-Kashmir-border-crisis-continues.html                                                                                                                                                         http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/10/pakistan-soldier-in-kashmir-killed-by-india-troops/

8 JANUARY 2013

India claims two troops killed by Pakistan over Kashmir border

Two Indian troops have been killed, one of whom was ‘mutilated’, in a gunfight with Pakistan forces on Indian-controlled territory close to the line of control which marks the unofficial border between the two states. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9788051/India-claims-two-troops-killed-by-Pakistan-over-Kashmir-border.html  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/201318131527741342.html

6 JANUARY 2013

Pakistani soldier killed in border clashes with Indian troops

A Pakistani soldier has been killed and another injured in clashes with Indian troops along the disputed border in divided Kashmir, in a serious test of the recent improved relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9783738/Pakistani-soldier-killed-in-border-clashes-with-Indian-troops.html                                                                                                                                                                      http://asiancorrespondent.com/94840/pakistan-says-1-dead-in-border-clash-with-india/

28 DECEMBER 2012

Paying Dividends: The US-India Nuclear deals Four Years on

Four years after a historic nuclear deal was signed, many in American policy circles deride the agreement as a failure. They’re wrong.                                                                                  http://thediplomat.com/2012/12/28/americas-strategic-bet-on-india-is-paying-off/

24 DECEMBER 2012

Putin to focus on economic ties on trip to India

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin arrives in India in Monday on a visit intended to help cement Russia’s position in the growing Indian market and reinvigorate political ties. http://asiancorrespondent.com/94237/putin-to-focus-on-economic-ties-on-trip-to-india/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20834910

20 DECEMBER 2012

ASEAN-India ties boosted by FTA conclusion

Twenty years of ASEAN-India ties received a boost in New Delhi on Thursday 20  with the announcement that the much-awaited ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been concluded, after discussions on the investment and services chapters were completed http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southasia/view/1243743/1/.html

19 DECEMBER 2012

India Pokes Nose into South China Sea

Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi’s recent comment that India will protect its interests in the South China Sea by « sending forces » if need be, has created consternation in the region and added to the tensions generated by the countries already laying claim to various parts of the seat) http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5059&Itemid=174

4 DECEMBER 2012

India’s African “Safari”

Trade with Africa jumped from U.S. $3 billion in 2000 to $52.81 billion in 2010-11 and is expected to exceed $90 billion by 2015. India has emerged as Africa’s fourth largest trade partner, after the European Union, China and the United States. Its cumulative investment in the continent exceeded $35 billion in 2011 in industries diverse as energy, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and telecommunications.                                                                                                                                                                 http://thediplomat.com/2012/12/04/indias-african-safari/

3 DECEMBER 2012

Indian navy prepared to deploy to South China Sea to protect oil interests

The Indian navy is prepared to deploy vessels to the South China Sea to protect India’s oil interests there, the navy chief said on Monday amid growing international fears over the potential for naval clashes in the disputed region. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121203-387407.html

26 OCTOBER 2012

Foreign Minister S M Krishna quits before India reshuffle

The move comes ahead of an expected cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this weekend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20096813

4 OCTOBER 2012

India renews Taiwan embrace

Although India recognizes the government of the People’s Republic of China (mainland China) instead of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as the legitimate government of the territory of China, relations between India and Taiwan have grown substantially since the two countries had set up representative offices in each other’s capitals in 199 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NJ05Df01.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2012

India Backs Foreign Investment in Retailing

After years of intense debate, India’s government agreed on Friday to open the country’s retail sector to global behemoths like Wal-Mart and Ikea, pushing for a profound shift in India’s economic and political direction http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/business/global/india-backs-foreign-investment-in-retail-sector.html?ref=asia

8 SEPTEMBER 2012

India and Pakistan Sign Visa Agreement, Easing Travel

Pakistan and India signed a new visa agreement on Saturday, easing restrictions for travelers in a move seen as a tentative step between the rival South Asian countries to normalize their troubled relations http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/world/asia/india-and-pakistan-sign-visa-agreement-easing-travel.html?ref=asia                                                                                                                                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-19530819

4 SEPTEMBER 2012

China, India defense chiefs meet in sign of thaw

The defense ministers of India and China on Tuesday agree to resume military exercises, signaling a thaw in military ties despite an ongoing dispute over Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. http://asiancorrespondent.com/88760/china-india-defense-chiefs-meet-in-sign-of-thaw/                                                                                                                                                                                  http://ntdtv.org/en/news/world/asia/2012-09-04/india-and-china-agree-to-improve-defense-ties.html http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/09/chinese-and-indian-defense-ministers-meet-warily.html

10 JUNE 2011

China’s Territorial Disputes with India

http://www.2point6billion.com/news/2011/06/10/chinas-territorial-disputes-with-india-9450.html

China’s economy and development

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15 FEBRUARY 2017

Weighing up China’s investment in the United States

Chinese investment flows into the United States have reached unprecedented heights over the past two years and the future promises more of the same. The acquisition of US companies accounts for 84 per cent of these investments
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/02/15/weighing-up-chinas-investment-in-the-united-states/

9 FEBRUARY 2017

For China, Europe is the new Africa

For the past few years, Chinese investments in Italy have grown exponentially in every sector, from football to engines, fashion to real estate, tourism to energy
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/For-China,-Europe-is-the-new-Africa-39892.html

7 JANUARY 2016

EU ready to help China fight protectionsim

The EU is ready to stand with China in the fight against protectionism, but Beijing needs to reform to be fair to investors, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/eu-%E2%80%98ready%E2%80%99-help-china-fight-protectionism

29 JANUARY 2017

A time of test for the China model of economic growth

The ‘China model’ of economic growth has been essentially a story of a hyper-charged economy led by an authoritarian state. But now the model has become unsustainable, with China experiencing economic slowdown as well as rampant corruption, growing inequality and environmental destruction
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/01/29/a-time-of-test-for-the-china-model-of-economic-growth/

20 JANUARY 2017

China’s economy grows 6.7% in 2016

China’s economy grew by 6.7% in 2016, compared with 6.9% a year earlier, according to official data, marking its slowest growth since 1990
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38686568
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-20/china-questionable-gdp-numbers-why-does-it-even-bother/8198196?section=world

27 DECEMBER 2016

China issues white paper on space development

China on Tuesday issued a white paper on the development of space industry since 2011 and major tasks for the next five years
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-12/27/content_15548171.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-27/china-says-space-programme-must-help-protect-national-security/8149676?section=world

18 DECEMBER 2016

The social cost of smashing China’s iron rice bowls

China has ordered state firms to smash the decades-old system of providing cradle-to-grave welfare support, known as the country’s “iron rice bowl.”
http://www.atimes.com/article/social-cost-smashing-chinas-iron-rice-bowls/

11 DECEMBER 2016

US-China trade shows signs of improvement

Trade between the world’s two largest economies has shown signs of improvement as the US trade deficit with China, a long-term US concern, narrowed significantly in October
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-12/11/content_15540347.html

8 DECEMBER 2016

China considers easing foreign investment limits

China has indicated it could relax restrictions on foreign investment in some sectors as it struggles to counter an overseas exodus of capital, while facing accusations of protectionism from US President-elect Donald Trump
http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/china-considers-easing-foreign-investment-limits-0

30 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s New ‘Cybersecurity’ Rules Look Like Cyberprotectionism Instead

China’s new laws on cybersecurity are no better than trade protectionism in a new guise
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/chinas-new-cybersecurity-rules-look-like-cyberprotectionism-instead/

28 NOVEMBER 2016

China steps up protection for property, intellectual rights

China will increase protection for property rights, including stepping up oversight of the management of state-owned assets, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing guidelines issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-steps-protection-property-intellectual-rights/

21 NOVEMBER 2016

China working to make yuan key international currency

China government is making strategic moves to construct an Asia-based economic bloc based on the Chinese yuan
http://www.asianews.network/content/china-working-make-yuan-key-international-currency-29417

18 NOVEMBER 2016

Evaluating China’s Economy

Can China keep up its growth and deliver on its “harmony” pact with the Chinese people?http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/evaluating-chinas-economy/

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Despite the yuan’s devaluation, China’s exports continue to fall

Although the yuan lost about 1.5 per cent against the US dollar last month, Chinese exports still dropped 7.3 per cent in dollar terms compared to a year earlier. October’s decline follows a fall of 10 per cent in September
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Despite-the-yuan’s-devaluation,-China’s-exports-continue-to-fall-39082.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-11/08/content_15522785.html

31 OCTOBER 2016

France and China are set to very soon launch a fund for joint investment in overseas projects

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault spoke of the plans after meeting with China’s foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing
http://www.euronews.com/2016/10/31/france-and-china-investment-fund-to-seek-global-opportunities

30 OCTOBER 2016

China, Japan and South Korea pledge to promote talks on free trade and energy

Trade chiefs from Japan, China and South Korea agreed on Saturday to promote negotiations on free trade and cooperation in the energy sector at a trilateral meeting in Tokyo
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2041375/china-japan-and-south-korea-pledge-promote-talks-free-trade-and

14 SEPTEMBER 2016

The Chinese diaspora’s role in the rise of China

From the outset of China’s economic reform era, diaspora Chinese have provided the lion’s share of inward foreign investment. This has been concentrated in export-oriented sectors, driving growth of transnational production networks that today bind China’s neighbours to it through the world’s most integrated intraregional trading system
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/09/14/the-chinese-diasporas-role-in-the-rise-of-china/#more-52297

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Russia-China Economic and Trade Partnership Falters

Russian-Chinese trade fell by 5 percent year-on-year to $28 billion in the first six months of 2016, mainly because of plummeting prices for commodities such as oil, gas, lumber, metal and coal, Russia’s main exports. At the same time, the U.S. remains China’s most important economic relationship with bilateral trade between the two hitting $263 billion in the first half of this year
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-china-economic-trade-partnership-falters-n645291

18 AUGUST 2016

Reconstructing China’s steel industry

China’s annual production of crude steel reached 804 million tonnes in 2015, 6.3 times higher than the total production in 2000. It accounts for nearly 50 per cent of total global steel output, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/18/reconstructing-chinas-steel-industry/#more-51883a jump from only 15 per cent at the end of the previous century
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/18/reconstructing-chinas-steel-industry/#more-51883

18 JULY 2016

China upset over Pakistan’s handling of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)° project

Due to delays in the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the authorities in Beijing have suggested Islamabad to formally rope in the Pakistan Army to ensure smooth execution of the project
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245920175

15 JULY 2016

China GDP: Economy beats expectations with 6.7pc growth

In the face of deteriorating conditions, China’s economy has defied expectations of a slowdown with GDP growth for the June quarter holding steady at 6.7 per cent
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-15/chinese-economy-beats-expectations/7632616?section=world
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-growth-steadies-while-still-raising-concern/a-19401936

5 JULY 2016

China revises GDP calculation

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has adopted a new method of calculating GDP that it says « better reflects the contribution of innovation to economic growth. »
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/07/05/3521s933150.htm

28 JUNE 2016

China’s first regional jet takes maiden flight

 China’s first commercial regional jet, the ARJ21, took maiden flight from Chengdu city in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province to Beijing on Tuesday, marking a landmark success
http://www.ecns.cn/2016/06-28/216020.shtml
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2016/06-28/97979.shtml

13  JUNE 2016

China’s fixed asset investment slumps to 16-year low

China’s fixed asset investment — a proxy for construction and infrastructure spending — slows to its slowest rate of growth since 2000, suggesting the impact of financial stimulus injected into the economy is already starting to wane
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-13/chinas-fixed-asset-investment-slumps-to-16year-low/1589960

3 MAY 2016 

Is China making life difficult for foreign companies?

Once, China welcomed them with open arms, but now overseas firms are complaining about the country’s increasingly hostile business environment as concerns rise over protectionism, forced technology transfers and tightening censorship
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1940397/china-making-life-difficult-foreign-companies

2 MAY 2016

China completes implementation of VAT scheme

China has replaced all business tax with value-added tax (VAT) after extending the policy to cover the construction, real estate, finance and consumer services sectors
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-05/02/content_15425968.html

26 APRIL 2016

China’s ‘Triple Bubble’ Economy Poised to Burst

After a nearly disastrous start to the year in January and February, China’s economy steadied itself in March. Now, the early April indicators suggest a continuation of the uptick
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/china%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98triple-bubble%E2%80%99-economy-poised-burst-0

1 APRIL 2016

China manufacturing rebounds unexpectedly

An unexpected expansion in Chinese manufacturing has provided cause for renewed optimism in the world’s second largest economy. Last year China saw its slowest economic growth in a quarter of a century
http://www.dw.com/en/china-manufacturing-rebounds-unexpectedly/a-19157202

23 MARCH 2016

China offers $11.5 billion in loans, credit to 5 Mekong River nations

Premier Li Keqiang said that China will be using money to build its influence with its neighbors in Southeast Asia, specifically, the five countries along the Mekong River
http://atimes.com/2016/03/china-offers-11-5-billion-in-loans-credit-to-5-mekong-river-nations/
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/China-to-help-develop-Mekong-River-basin

16 MARCH 2016

Lawmakers approve China’s five-year plan against economic headwinds

Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday approved the country’s economic and social development blueprint for the 2016-2020 period, which sets targeted average annual economic growth at above 6.5 percent in the next five years.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/16/c_135194463.htm
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-a-risky-experiment/a-19120034

12 MARCH 2016

Foreigners in China to get better legal service

China’s top judge has asked the courts to improve the legal environment through better handling of disputes involving foreigners, particularly in the marine sector, as the country opens wider to the outside world and tries hard to attract overseas enterprises
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/foreigners-china-get-better-legal-service

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Latin America: China’s power play right under the U.S.

Chinese banks sent nearly $30 billion in loans to Latin American governments last year, more than double the amount from 2014. It’s also more money than the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank gave to the region last year combined, according to the Inter-American Dialogue, a non-profit in Washington.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/11/news/economy/china-latin-america-billions-of-dollars-loans-investments/index.html

3 FEBRUARY 2016

China top planner: GDP will grow 6.5% to 7% this year

On the heels of the Chinese manufacturing sector posing its lowest reading in three years, China’s top economic planner reinforced previous forecasts and said the world’s second-biggest economy will grow between 6.5% and 7% this year
http://atimes.com/2016/02/china-top-planner-gdp-will-grow-6-5-to-7-this-year/
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/facing-economic-headwinds-china-predicts-slower-growth-in-2016/

19 JANUARY 2016

China economy grew 6.9% in 2015, slowest pace in 25 years

The official figures released on Tuesday (Jan 19) confirm a loss of momentum in the world’s second-largest economy that is rippling around the world and spooking global financial markets
http://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/china-economy-grew-69-in-2015-slowest-pace-in-25-years
http://en.people.cn/business/n3/2016/0119/c90778-9005938.html
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Economic-problems-bring-threat-of-deflation?page=1

16 JANUARY 2016

China-initiated AIIB officially launched

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-initiated multilateral bank, started operation on Saturday, marking a milestone to reform global economic governance system.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-01/16/content_15373498.html
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2016/01-16/85072.shtml
http://www.globaltimes.cn//content/963850.shtml

11 JANUARY 2016

Five myths about China’s economy

When China’s stock market tumbles — as it did this past week — world markets can’t help but feel the effects. But how worried should we be about China’s economy? It may be the second largest in the world, yet it remains opaque and misunderstood. Here are five common misconceptions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-chinas-economy/2016/01/07/08a8d5e6-b4c4-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html

25 DECEMBER 2015

The good and bad of China’s economy in 2015

 The Chinese economy this year has been marked by slackening growth and a stock market meltdown. But the Asian giant also scored successes in its attempts to become a major global financial player
http://www.dw.com/en/the-good-and-bad-of-chinas-economy-in-2015/a-18918678

2 DECEMBER 2015

China has just become a global financial giant

China has taken another fateful step towards gaining full recognition as a global economic superpower. The International Monetary Fund recently decided, with the United States’ support, to admit Chinese yuan, also known as renminbi, into the « special drawing rights » basket of elite currencies along with the US dollar, euro, pound sterling and yen
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/12/china-global-financial-giant-151202091823742.html

30 NOVEMBER 2015

South Korea’s Assembly ratifies FTA with China

The National Assembly ratified a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, Monday, after weeks of tug-of-war negotiations over how to protect farming and other industries that will suffer from the deal
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/south-koreas-national-assembly-ratifies-free-trade-agreement-china
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=185755
http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2015/12/202_192204.html

3 NOVEMBER 2015

China unveils Thirteenth Five-year Plan roadmap

The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday issued the full text of proposals for mapping out a blueprint for China’s development over the next five years starting 2016
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-11/03/content_15338906.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1875480/chinas-new-five-year-plan-aims-make-nation-faster
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1875271/snapshot-chinas-next-five-year-plan

2 NOVEMBER 2015

First ‘Made in China’ passenger jet unveiled

The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China showed off the first of the C919 twin-engine planes in a ceremony attended by some 4,000 government officials and other guests at a hangar near Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2015/11/china-passenger-jet-unveiled-151102104743384.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11969350/China-unveils-first-domestically-produced-large-passenger-jet-C919.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/china-passenger-jet-leaves-production-line-151102054428051.html

22 OCTOBER 2015

China, UK sign mega nuke power deal

China’s President Xi Jinping committed to a multibillion- dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that Prime Minister David Cameron hopes will unleash a wave of investment from the world’s second largest economy
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-uk-sign-major-nuke-power-deal
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/22/britain-and-china-sign-landmark-nuclear-deal/

13 SEPTEMBER 2015

China unveils details of state-firm reforms

China unveiled details on Sunday of how it would restructure its state-owned enterprises (SOEs), including partial privatization, as data pointed to a cooling in the world’s second-largest economy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/13/us-china-economy-activity-idUSKCN0RD04420150913
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/aff90924-5a01-11e5-9846-de406ccb37f2.html#axzz3leRSDIEs
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/942236.shtml

29 JUNE 2015

China-led AIIB development bank holds signing ceremony

China has hosted the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a new international financial institution set to rival the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33307314
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-06/29/content_15283452.html

17 JUNE 2015

Australia and China sign ‘history making’ free trade agreement after a decade of negotiations

Australia and China have signed a free trade agreement with Prime Minister Tony Abbott hailing it as « history making » for both countries
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-06-17/australia-and-china-sign-history-making-free-trade-agreement-after-a-decade-of-negotiations/1459480
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-06/17/content_15278323.html

5 JUNE 2015

Laos and China to Set Up Joint Company for High-Speed Railway

Laos is setting up a joint company with China to oversee the construction and financing of a multibillion-dollar, high-speed railway project that will link the two neighboring countries and extend to Thailand, according to a transport ministry official
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/laos-and-china-to-set-up-joint-company-for-major-high-speed-railway-06042015172519.html

1 JUNE 2015

China, S. Korea sign free-trade pact

China and South Korea on Monday formally signed a free-trade agreement that would remove most tariffs between Asia’s largest and fourth-largest economies, whose trade is already worth more than US$200 billion.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/579055/china-s-korea-sign-free-trade-pact
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/after-three-years-negotiations-south-korea-and-china-sign-free-trade-agreement
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1102&MainCatID=11&id=20150601000115

14 APRIL 2015

China gets 40-year rights at Pakistani port

China has been granted operation rights for 40 years at a port in Gwadar, a strategic deep-water seaport in Pakistan, Hong Kong-based Pheonix TV reported on Tuesday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2015-04/14/content_15250708.html
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20150415000133&cid=1101

6 JANUARY 2015

China eases rare earths controls after WTO gripe

China has scrapped its export quotas for rare earths, minerals used in mobile phones and other high-tech products, after losing a World Trade Organization (WTO) case brought by Washington and other trading partners over controls that alarmed global technology producers.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/china-business/2015/01/06/425800/China-eases.htm

30 NOVEMBER 2014

Private not state firms are China’s growth engine

Virtually every dimension of China’s economic success over the past three-and-a-half decades can be attributed largely to the rise of markets and private businesses. Private firms account for almost all the growth in employment, most of the expansion of output and investment in manufacturing, and in recent years for over half of the growth in exports. Because they are more productive, private firms have largely displaced state firms in sectors that are open to entry. State firms remain completely dominant only in natural monopolies, such as electric power and rail transport, and in sectors where entry is restricted: upstream oil and gas, financial services, and telecommunications.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/11/30/private-not-state-firms-are-chinas-growth-engine/

17 NOVEMBER 2014

Australia and China seal major free trade deal

China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement, as Chinese President Xi Jinping made a rare address to parliament in Canberra.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-30076974
http://www.euronews.com/2014/11/17/china-and-australia-sign-long-awaited-free-trade-deal/
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/18/business/pact-with-china-eases-way-for-australian-exports.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0

9 NOVEMBER 2014

Russia, China Sign Energy Deals at APEC Summit

China and Russia have signed energy cooperation agreements on the sidelines of the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing.
http://www.voanews.com/content/russia-china-sign-energy-deal-at-apec-summit/2513909.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-russia-sign-accord-on-2nd-gas-route/2014/11/09/23f6d0cc-6813-11e4-bafd-6598192a448d_story.html

8 NOVEMBER 2014

APEC voices cautious support for China FTZ

A Pacific Rim summit on Saturday voiced cautious support for a vast free-trade zone proposal being pushed by China in the face of reported resistance from the United States, which is promoting its own regional trade pact
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/global-markets/2014/11/09/421380/APEC-voices.htm

3 NOVEMBER 2014

Chinese Investment in Central Asia: With or Without the SCO?

The 14th annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit came to a close in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on September 12 with a prominent political agreement in tow: India and Pakistan are expected to be inaugurated into the ranks of SCO member states, significantly expanding the geographic reach and political diversity of the organization.
http://cogitasia.com/chinese-investment-in-central-asia-with-or-without-the-sco/

24 OCTOBER 2014

China and 20 other countries sign up to regional bank

The signatories put their names to a memorandum of understanding to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/china-and-20-other-countries-sign-regional-bank
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/439386/china-pushes-ahead-with-regional-bank

23 OCTOBER 2014

Renminbi stepping in right direction toward internationalisation

To align the RMB with its growing global stature, the PRC has embarked on a strategy to internationalise the RMB. Typically, it is taking a gradual approach. In this, it has embarked on a number of initiatives designed to encourage the wider use of the RMB and raise its status in the international monetary system.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/10/23/renminbi-stepping-in-right-direction-toward-internationalisation/

16 OCTOBER 2014

China is poised to report its slowest growth since the financial crisis

Gross domestic product is forecast to have expanded by 7.2% in the third quarter, compared to the same period last year, according to a median estimate of 15 economists. That puts economic growth at its slowest pace since the first quarter of 2009, and well short of 7.5% expansion in the second quarter.
http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/16/news/economy/china-gdp/index.html?hpt=hp_t3&hpt=ias_c2

16 OCTOBER 2014

China overseas investment almost doubles in September: Govt

China’s overseas investment almost doubled year-on-year to US$9.79 billion (S$12.4 billion) in September, the government said Thursday, again exceeding incoming funds even though they recovered from multi-year lows
http://business.asiaone.com/news/china-overseas-investment-almost-doubles-september-govt

10 OCTOBER 2014

Li seals German deals worth $18b

Deals worth more than $18 billion were signed as Premier Li Keqiang met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday in the third round of top-level talks this year between the Asian and European export powerhouses.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2014-10/11/content_15176459.html

9 OCTOBER 2014

Is China’s Bubble the Next Financial Crisis?

Will China be the source of the next global financial disaster? The evidence increasingly offers reason for concern, though the nature of any calamity could be very different from what the world endured in 2008.

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-10-09/is-china-s-bubble-the-next-financial-crisis

Chinese president declares victory in austerity campaign

Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) has declared victory after a 15-month-long austerity campaign that cut US$8.6 billion in public spending, state media said, as he pledged not to relent against official corruption.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2014/10/10/2003601762

8 SEPTEMBER 2014

China’s paradox: unemployment, and a lack of workers

This paper provides a few perspectives on the Chinese labour market, which combines a labour shortage with challenges for job seekers.
http://forumblog.org/2014/09/china-jobs-labour-market-unemployment/

China August trade surplus up 77.8 per cent on-year at record $62.4 billion

China’s trade surplus surged 77.8 per cent to a record $62.4 billion in August, as exports rose while imports showed a surprise decline.
http://business.asiaone.com/news/china-august-trade-surplus-778-cent-year-record-624-billion
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2014-09/08/content_15164306.html

1 SEPTEMBER 2014

China Authorizes Local Governments to Issue Bonds

China’s Finance Ministry released on Monday a long list of amendments to the country’s budget law that included removing a 20-year ban on local and regional governments from issuing bonds.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/business/international/china-authorizes-local-governments-to-issue-bonds.html?ref=asia&_r=0

21 JULY 2014

China debt tops 250% of national income

China’s total debt load has climbed to more than two and a half times the size of its economy, underscoring the difficult challenge facing Beijing as it seeks to spur growth without sowing the seeds of a financial crisis
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/895604ac-10d8-11e4-812b-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz387lGP6iu

18 JULY 2014

Brand wars: Battling China’s trademark ‘squatters’

Savvy to China’s complex trademark laws, these individuals target valuable foreign brands and register them as trademarks in China.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/17/world/asia/china-trademark-squatters-penfolds/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

10 JULY 2014

China’s yuan ‘a growing force in global finance’

China’s yuan is a growing force in global finance, more than doubling in use over the past year, according to a new study from the Institute of International Finance Thursday
http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-yuan-growing-force-global-finance-172929413.html

3 JULY 2014

China and South Korea poised for bilateral trade deal

Chinese and South Korean leaders have pledged to sign a bilateral trade agreement by the end of this year and introduce direct trading of their currencies to spur cross-border renminbi transactions and deepen economic ties in two of Asia’s largest economies.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4ec9ab36-02aa-11e4-8c28-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz36RMH21kY
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-07/03/c_133458634.htm
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-xi-arrives-seoul-talks-park/1949839.html

1 JULY 2014

China and ASEAN’s Economic Integration: Developments & Opportunities

A collection of articles published by China Briefing on this topic
http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2014/07/01/china-aseans-economic-integration-developments-opportunities.html#sthash%2ERE2ildaE%2Edpuf

27 JUNE 2014

China Considers Economic Benefit to Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership

Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would add two percentage points to China’s annual GDP, according to the new chief economist of the People’s Bank of China, Ma Jun
http://www.asiabriefing.com/news/2014/06/china-considers-economic-benefit-joining-trans-pacific-partnership/#sthash%2EmXykDbfP%2Edpuf

25 JUNE 2014

China’s growing reach in South Asia

China’s economic reach in the South Asian region has grown considerably since the late 1990s, while that of India has lagged behind
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/06/25/chinas-growing-reach-in-south-asia/

8 JUNE 2014

China’s trade surplus rises to $36bn in May

China’s exports grew in May but a drop in imports signalled a possible weakening of demand in the world’s second-largest economy
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27753079

3 JUNE 2014

China-ASEAN Wage Comparisons and the 70 Percent Production Capacity Benchmark

As wage increases in China continue to rise – along with the comparatively high national welfare costs – increasing comment is being made as to the legitimacy of the “China Plus One” scenario. Coined some years ago, this theory – in reality, more of a shrewd observation – suggests that future manufacturing capacity will be placed both in China and externally in another location by the same manufacturer.
http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2014/06/03/china-asean-wage-comparisons-70-production-capacity-benchmark.html

21 MAY 2014

China and Russia sign gas deal worth $400bn

China and Russia have signed a long-awaited natural gas supply deal, which will see Moscow supply 38 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to Beijing each year for 30 years under a contract valued in excess of $400bn overall
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/21/china-and-russia-sign-30-year-gas-deal/
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-russia-reach-major-gas-deal/1919087.html
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d9a8b800-e09a-11e3-9534-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32Mx91CrJ

11 MAY 2014

A growing headache for the Chinese economy

Its people won’t stop saving and spend their money, while local authorites and state businesses won’t stop borrowing

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/11/chinese-economy-spend-saving-borrowing

9 MAY 2014

China inflation decelerates to 18-month low

China’s inflation eased in April, giving the government more leeway if needed to stimulate the slowing economy, reports Bloomberg’s Mark Barton

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/recession/china-economic-slowdown/10818920/China-inflation-decelerates-to-18-month-low.html

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/408882/china-deflation-fears-rise-as-inflation-tumbles

27 APRIL 2014

China’s WTO loss a win for Asian access to US energy market

In late March, a World Trade Organization ruling found that China’s restrictions on the export of rare earth elements (REEs) violate international law

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/04/27/chinas-wto-loss-a-win-for-asian-access-to-us-energy-market/

17 APRIL 2014

China to appeal WTO rare earth ruling

China will appeal a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that its export restrictions on rare earths and other resources broke international rules, the commerce ministry said

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-appeal-wto-rare-earth-ruling-govt

14 APRIL 2014

China group buys $6bn Glencore Peru copper mine

A Chinese consortium is buying Glencore Xstrata’s copper mine in Peru in a $6bn (£3.6bn) all-cash deal, marking one of China’s largest mining acquisitions

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27017623

http://www.euronews.com/2014/04/14/china-makes-biggest-ever-mine-purchase-at-las-bambas/

China to revise foreign investment law

Chinese officials are soliciting ideas to build a level playing ground for all businesses, domestic and overseas

http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-to-revise-foreign-investment-law-59188.html

5 MARCH 2014

China targets 7.5% economic growth for 2014

China is targeting growth of about 7.5 percent in 2014, Premier Li Keqiang said, unchanged from last year as the government tempers expectations for an economy transitioning to a more sustainable model
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398314/china-targets-7-5-economic-growth-for-2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/05/china-growth-target-reforms

2 MARCH 2014

China becomes No.1 goods trading country

China was the world’s largest goods trading nation in 2013, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced over the weekend, citing data from the World Trade Organization

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/845671.shtml#%2EUxQQZxnjRNF%2Elinkedin

22 JANUARY 2014

China approves 12 new free trade zones: State media

China has approved a dozen new free trade zones months after opening its first one in Shanghai, state media said on Wednesday, furthering efforts to test economic reforms and bolster growth

http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/china-approves-12-new-free-trade-zones-state-media

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-01/22/c_133066293.htm

20 JANUARY 2014

China’s GDP growth falls to 14-year low at 7.7 percent

China’s economic growth decelerated in the final quarter of 2013 and appears set to slow further, adding to pressure on its leaders to shore up an expansion as they try to implement sweeping reforms
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-china/2014/01/21/398902/Chinas-GDP.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinas-economy-grows-robust-77-percent-in-2013-but-signs-of-slowdown-emerge/2014/01/20/34733800-81a0-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25805227

15 JANUARY 2014

China’s economic balancing act

Like most reforms, the economic reforms announced by Beijing may produce sustainable long-term growth, but they will almost certainly dampen growth in the short term.

http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2014/01/15/chinas-economic-balancing-act/

10 JANUARY 2014

China to overtake U.S. as world’s top trader

China reported Friday that its total trade for 2013 reached $4.2 trillion, a sharp increase over the previous year. It is the first time the world’s most populous country has cleared the $4 trillion barrier, a feat accomplished despite lackluster numbers for the final month of the year.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/10/news/economy/china-us-trade/index.html#!

12 NOVEMBER 2013

China vows ‘decisive’ role for markets, results by 2020

China’s ruling party pledged to let markets play a « decisive » role in allocating resources as it unveiled a reform agenda for the next decade on Tuesday, looking to overhaul the world’s second-largest economy to drive future growth.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-vows-decisive-role-markets-results-2020?page=0%2C0
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379476/china-communist-party-vows-to-deepen-reforms-at-key-meeting
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24910434

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/china-pledges-bigger-role-free-market-20131112111721991631.html

9 NOVEMBER 2013

China inflation 3.2% in October

The rise from the same month last year in the consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, was a marginal increase from the 3.1% recorded in September and marks an eight-month high.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/378960/china-october-inflation-3-2

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-inflation-hits-8-month-high-amid-tightening-fear

3 NOVEMBER 2013

Chinese premier warns slowing growth raises job concerns

China’s slowing growth poses a major challenge to job creation for the world’s most populous nation and the country will need to achieve a « golden » balance between structural adjustment and growth, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying on Sunday.

http://business.asiaone.com/news/chinese-premier-warns-slowing-growth-raises-job-concerns

18 OCTOBER 2013

Legal Services Reform in China: Limitations, Policy Perspectives, and Strategies for the Future

http://www.canalyt.com/legal-services-reform-in-china-limitations-policy-perspectives-and-strategies-for-the-future/?goback=%2Egde_108552_member_5796781401848168449#%21

10 OCTOBER 2013

Time for financial reform in China

By the time China becomes the largest economy in the world, the market will expect to see liberalised macro settings and an economy that is more open to the world.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/10/time-for-financial-reform-in-china/

9 OCTOBER 2013

China has overtaken the US as the world’s top oil importer.

After decades as the world’s biggest market for the international oil trade, America is ceding that position, the US Energy Information Administration said this week. The implications for international relations and global security are profound.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/01ba1a04-2c24-11e3-acf4-00144feab7de.html?goback=%2Egde_160896_member_5793920243051020292#axzz2hKWHzFRf

 

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Why big American businesses fail in China

If Tolstoy had written a history of foreign corporations in China, it might have started something like this: « Companies that succeed in China do so for similar reasons; every company that fails, fails in its own way. »

http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/23/20653611-why-big-american-businesses-fail-in-china?lite

20 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s spending 39% of its GDP paying off debts

China pumped $3.4 trillion into China’s economy last year, according to a new report by credit rating agency Fitch. And for another fun number: local governments have amassed $3.3 trillion in debt, says a Chinese government-affiliated economist.

http://qz.com/126089/chinas-spending-39-of-its-gdp-paying-off-debts/

18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Restoring Confidence in China’s Banks

China Banking Regulatory Commission Chairman Shang Fulin, in the clearest preview so far of the task facing the government in restoring public confidence in the country’s banking system, earlier this week outlined a far-reaching six-part plan to address the system’s many ills

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5717&Itemid=422

17 SEPTEMBER 2013

How to handle a Chinese government raid. Very carefully

Five Chinese government officials knock on your company’s door with a search warrant.  What do you do?http://www.chinalawblog.com/2013/09/how-to-handle-a-chinese-government-raid-very-carefully.html

China’s shadow banking tug of war

The party is over for Chinese banks, who have for the last few years enjoyed record profits. Since the end of 2008, the Chinese leadership’s desperate bid to keep the wheels of growth turning has let a flood of credit into the banking system and led to an unprecedented US$6.2 trillion of bank loans to state-owned companies and local governments.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/09/16/chinas-shadow-banking-tug-of-war/

10 SEPTEMBER 2013

Nation vaults to world’s 3rd-largest investor

Even as global outward foreign direct investment contracted last year, China set records in this area, becoming the world’s third-largest investor, a government report said on Monday.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-09/10/content_16955945.htm

4 SEPTEMBER 2013

Diamond decade’ ahead for China, Asean

Trade and investment between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are expected to more than double by 2020, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday.These goals are part of what the premier calls a « diamond decade » of relations the two must strive to achieve. Trade is expected to reach US$1 trillion in 2020, compared with $400 billion last year, Li said at the 10th China-Asean Expo, which opened on Tuesday in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Diamond-decade-ahead-for-China-Asean-51152.html

26 AUGUST 2013

China says economy stabilizing after long slowdown

China’s government tried Monday to reassure companies and its public about the economy’s health, saying growth is stabilizing after a lengthy decline and should hit the official target of 7.5 percent for the year.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/112539/china-says-economy-stabilizing-after-long-slowdown/

28 JULY 2013

China ‘orders audit of government debt’

China has called for an audit of all government debt, the national auditor announced Sunday, as concerns grow over official liabilities in the world’s second-largest economy.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/361920/china-orders-audit-of-government-debt

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23486466

25 JULY 2013

China unveils fresh measures to boost growth

China has unveiled a series of moves aimed at boosting growth, indicating that policymakers are concerned about the slowdown in its economy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23445528

24 JULY 2013

China manufacturing continues to lose steam

China’s manufacturing industry has seen its growth slow down to an 11-month low in July, as the job market weakened, a survey has revealed, indicating that the world’s second-largest economy is losing steam.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/07/201372455818793711.html

19 JULY 2013

China frees banks to set their own lending rates

Chinese authorities have given the banking industry greater freedom by allowing banks to set their own lending rates.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23377060

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3a289af0-f06a-11e2-b28d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2ZWJoB3tQ

10 JULY 2013

Chinese exports fall, ‘grim’ outlook warning

The Customs service reported exports were down 3.1 percent from the same month last year. They had been forecast to rise 4.0 percent. It was the first decline since January of last year. http://www.euronews.com/2013/07/10/chinese-exports-fall-grim-outlook-warning/

5 JULY 2013

China, Pakistan ink transport pact

China and Pakistan signed an agreement on Friday on the blueprint for a huge transport project linking northwestern China to the Arabian Sea.                                                      http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/06/content_16739853.htm                http://asiancorrespondent.com/110307/pakistan-china-set-sights-on-arabian-sea-link/

22 JUNE 2013

China in US$270b oil deal with Russia

China and Russia are to deepen their existing energy industry cooperation after signing a deal to supply oil to China worth US$270 billion over the next 25 years.                                                                                                                                 http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-in-US$270b-oil-deal-with-Russia-48257.html

13 JUNE 2013

EU complains to WTO over Chinese stainless steel duty

The European Union lodged a complaint at the World Trade Organisation against China over duties on EU made stainless steel tubes.                                                                                                                                            http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/13/eu-complains-to-wto-over-chinese-stainless-steel-duty/

9 JUNE 2913

China Faces Turning Point On Labor

China is facing a major shift in labor availability as the government considers plans to transform the economy, experts say.                                                                                                                                                         http://www.eurasiareview.com/09062013-china-faces-turning-point-on-labor-analysis/

6 JUNE 2013

Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal

Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications.                                                                                                                                               http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nicaragua-china-panama-canal

5 JUNE 2013

China launches inquiry into European wine exports as trade war fears grow

China has escalated a trade dispute with the European Union by announcing an anti-dumping investigation into EU wine exports, in the wake of Brussels’ decision to slap tariffs on Chinese solar panels.                                                                                        http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jun/05/china-europe-wine-exports-trade-war                                                                                                                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22778022

4 JUNE 2013

China solar panel duties imposed by EU

The European Commission has announced it is imposing temporary anti-dumping levies on Chinese solar panel imports. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22766639

China’s Search for A New Energy Strategy

Much like the United States, China has an “all of the above” energy strategy: it plans to continue to rely on traditional sources of energy even as it makes the transition to cleaner fuels. And this is only natural. Both countries are continent-sized economies with diverse energy needs and geographically dispersed resources. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139425/damien-ma/chinas-search-for-a-new-energy-strategy

28 MAY 2013

China recognises that not all bubbly is Champagne

Beijing said Tuesday that only sparkling wines produced in Champagne can use the name in China, giving the region’s wine makers a long sought after victory in its bitter battle to stop the name from being abused.                                                                         http://www.france24.com/en/20130528-china-recognises-bubbly-champagne-france-wine%20

27 MAY 2013

EU opposes plan to impose duties on solar panels from China

A majority of EU governments oppose a plan to impose hefty duties on solar panel imports from China, a survey of member states showed on Monday 27, undermining efforts by Brussels to pressure Beijing over its trade practices. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/27/eu-duties-chinese-solar-panels

27 MAY 2013

China’s next big round of economic reform

There is every sign that the new Chinese leadership is contemplating a major round of economic reform comparable to that when Zhu Rongji took China into the WTO more than a decade ago.                                                                                                                               http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/27/chinas-next-big-round-of-economic-reform/

24 MAY 2013

China Plans to Reduce the State’s Role in the Economy

The Chinese government is planning for private businesses and market forces to play a larger role in its economy, in a major policy shift intended to improve living conditions for the middle class and to make China an even stronger competitor on the global stage.                                                                                                           http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/business/global/beijing-signals-a-shift-on-economic-policy.html?pagewanted=all&goback=%2Egde_1212327_member_244002688&_r=0

17 MAY 2013

How to protect your IPR in China

One of the biggest challenges for European small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is preserving their intellectual property. i.e. their products, their brand or their customers. To better understand this euronews has looked at the experience of some German enterprises in Suzhou, near Shanghai, which have learned the process the hard way.”                                                                                                                                                                http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/17/how-to-protect-your-ipr-in-china/

16 MAY 2013

China threatens own trade action if EU opens telecoms case

China threatened on Thursday to retaliate if the European Union formally opens an investigation into alleged anti-competitive behaviour by Chinese mobile telecom equipment companies.                                                                                                             http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130516-423240.html                                                                                                                            http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201351616579384597.html

29 MARCH 2013

Inflation continuing to rise – an early warning or just a seasonal effect?

Data released in February by the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics showed a continued rise in inflation. The rate for the month was 3.20 %, its highest rate in since April 2012.                                                                                 http://gbtimes.com/focus/economy/inflation-continuing-rise-early-warning-or-just-seasonal-effect

20 MARCH 2013

China’s hidden debt risk

Since China’s era of reform and opening up began, the country has experienced three instances of large-scale public-finance problems. http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-structural-threats-to-china-s-financial-stability-by-zhang-monan#ILCW1OM6I1MmzASr.99

13 MARCH 2013

Troubles with airport expansion in China

China’s current transportation development plans call for huge numbers of new airports, but building them looks to be untenable, both economically and environmentally.                                                                                                                http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/18/troubles-with-airport-expansion-in-china/

23 FEBRUARY 2013

Why A China Crash May Be Imminent

Those silly enough to believe that China‘s economy has “recovered” should at least been given some pause by this week’s events. For China surprised the market with moves to reduce liquidity in the banking system and curb the property market. Clearly, the government is worried about the re-appearance of bubbles due to excessive credit growth. And they should be worried because it’s obvious that the bubbles which caused China’s slowdown never went away. In fact, they’ve gotten worse from government stimulus designed to prevent a hard economic landing. These government actions have made the chances of an imminent China crash more likely. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesgruber/2013/02/23/a-china-crash-may-be-imminent/?goback=%2Egde_4023266_member_220466701

11 FEBRUARY 2013

China’s individual, private businesses top 40.6 mln: SAIC

China’s individually-owned businesses and private enterprises topped 40.6 million around January end, according to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC). They are providing jobs for about 80 million people and report 2 trillion yuan ($321.03 billion) in capital. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/761190.shtml

8 FEBRUARY 2013

China trade and loan surge boosts economy

The latest economic statistics from China show a solid recovery in domestic and overseas demand. http://www.euronews.com/2013/02/08/china-trade-and-loan-surge-boosts-economy/

4 FEBRUAY 2013

CAP1400, the nuclear reactor innovated by Chinese company State Nuclear Power Technology Corp will be ready for export some time this year.

The design is based on an earlier model by the Westinghouse Electric Co., but the new Chinese unit has increased efficiency and advanced nuclear technology. The partnership to work on the development of the CAP1400 reactor with Westinghouse began in 2008 and will be followed up by research on the CAP1700 this year.                                                                                                             http://gbtimes.com/focus/business/news/china-ready-export-nuclear-reactor

28 JANUARY 2013

Can China keep growing?

There was much breathless speculation towards the end of last year about whether China’s growth was running out of puff.                                          http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/28/can-china-keep-growing/

18 JANUARY 2013

China’s economic growth slows

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace since 1999 last year, but it seems to have avoided a sharp economic slowdown – or “hard landing”.                                                       http://www.euronews.com/2013/01/18/china-s-economic-growth-slows/                                                                                                           http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/201311853244143303.html

4 JANUARY 2013

China set to boost international trade

China’s trade policies will become more open to boost its sluggish imports and exports this year, despite being set to miss its trade target for 2012, according to a senior official                                                                                                                                          http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-set-to-boost-international-trade-40955.html

31 DECEMBER 2012

China to resume import tax for some goods in 2013

China will reimpose import tax on some goods – including solar equipment, natural gas pipelines and railway machinery – from 2013 to help domestic manufacturers, the finance ministry said                                                                                                        http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121231-392720.html

26 DECEMBER 2012

China opens world’s longest high-speed rail route

China has officially opened the world’s longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20842836 http://www.euronews.com/2012/12/26/the-train-takes-the-strain-from-the-plane-in-china/

21 DECEMBER 2012

Does China Belong in the WTO?

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/does-china-belong-the-wto-7895?goback=.gde_140572_member_198326774

24 NOVEMBER 2012

China Eastern seals $5.4 billion deal to buy 60 A320s

China Eastern Airlines, one of the country’s top three carriers, has agreed to buy 60 Airbus (EAD.PA) A320 aircraft for about $5.4 billion, expected to be delivered in stages from 2014 to 2017.
http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2012/11/24/china-eastern-seals-5-4-billion-deal-to-buy-60-a320s/

18 NOVEMBER 2012

Charting China’s Economy: 10 Years Under Hu

After 10 years behind the big desk at Zhongnanhai, what is Mr. Hu’s economic legacy? China Real Time charts it out:
http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2012/11/18/charting-chinas-economy-10-years-under-hu/

9 NOVEMBER 2012

China’s economy to overtake US in next four years, says OECD

China will overtake the US in the next four years to become the largest economy in the world, says a leading international thinktank.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/nov/09/china-overtake-us-four-years-oecd

1 NOVEMBER 2012

China’s New Leaders Face Economic Challenges

It remains unclear what plans China’s new leaders have for the state-owned enterprises, but the stakes are high. Maintaining a stable economy is a key reason why Chinese remain willing to accept the party’s continued monopoly on political power.
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-new-leaders-face-economic-challenges/1537322.html

14 OCTOBER 2012

The ‘new normal’ of Chinese growth

Growth of Chinese GDP decelerated to 7.8 per cent in the first half of 2012 from 9.6 per cent a year ago
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/14/the-new-normal-of-chinese-growth/

14 SEPTEMBER 2012

China ready to further liberalize RMB capital account

« China is now ready to further liberalize its renminbi capital account, » said Dai Xianglong, chairman of the National Council for Social Security Funding (NCSSF) and the former governor of the People’s Bank of China, on Wednesday 12 during the Summer Davos 2012 in Tianjin
http://gbtimes.com/news/china-ready-further-liberalize-rmb-capital-account

10 AUGUST 2012

Chinese exports and imports slow down

Exports grew in July by only 1 per cent (against June’s 13 per cent), the lowest since 2009. Imports rose 4.7 (a month earlier it was 6.3). Industrial output declines. Inflation drops because of lower pork and poultry prices.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chinese-exports-and-imports-slow-down-25524.html

24 JULY 2012

China’s sinking shipyards

The world’s economic crisis and overcapacity have hit the once-prosperous industry. This year, only 182 ships are under construction compared to 2,036 in 2007. Jiangsu province is the worst-hit with a 62 per cent drop in orders.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China’s-sinking-shipyards-25373.html

23 JULY 2012

China bids $15bn for Canada’s Nexen

China’s Cnooc has agreed to buy a Canadian oil group for $15.1bn plus debt, the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese company if completed.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0afa749a-d4bb-11e1-bb88-00144feabdc0.html#axzz21Trwow7z
13 JULY 2012

China’s economic growth rate continues to slow

Between April and June year-on-year growth was 7.6 percent – down from 8.1 percent in the first quarter. That was the slackest pace in more than three years.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/13/chinese-gdp-growth-slows-again/

8 JULY 2012

China’s premier warns of further economic slowdown

China’s economy faces “huge pressure” to slow further despite stimulus measures, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday 8 July, damping hopes for a quick recovery from the deepest slump since the 2008 global financial crisis.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/85552/chinas-premier-warns-of-further-economic-slowdown/

24 JUNE 2012

Chinese investment in US set to ‘double’

Chinese investment in the United States is likely to double soon thanks to lower costs and more local incentives, a US official said on the weekend.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-06/24/content_15519446.htm

23 JUNE 2012

China offers credits for investment from Taiwan

Four Chinese state banks will offer up to US$95 billion in credit to Taiwanese investments in business on the mainland, the director of Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office Wang Yi told a conference in Xiamen
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/NF23Cb01.html

20 JUNE 2012

China vows stricter rare earth regulation

China on Wednesday pledged to more strictly regulate its rare earth industry, saying its regulations are aimed at protecting the environment and are in line with WTO rules. As the world’s largest producer of rare earth metals, China will continue to intensify regulations for the sector while supplying the global market in line with WTO rules, according to a government white paper issued Wednesday. The country will implement stricter environmental standards and protective exploitation policies for the rare earth industry, said the white paper, published by the Information Office of the State Council, or China’s cabinet.The government will continue to enforce regulations on the mining, production and export of rare earth metals, improve relevant laws and regulations and crack down on all violations, it said.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/716161.shtml
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/716071/Full-Text-Situation-and-Policies-of-Chinas-Rare-Earth-Industry.aspx

1 JUNE 2012

China to restart nuclear power programme

Beijing has indicated that it will lift its year-long moratorium on new nuclear projects in a move that will breathe life into an industry plagued by uncertainty since the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi reactor last year
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b328f9aa-abb9-11e1-a8a0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1wTdjgqrR

29 MAY 2012

Rising minimum wages are changing China’s economy

The southern city of Shenzhen raised it’s minimum wage by 15.9 percent to 1,500 yuan (238 USD) as of February 2012. Beijing, the capital of China, also raised its minimum wage recently. The minimum wage was raised by 8.6 percent, on top of increases of 20 percent and 20.8 percent in the two previous years. The minimum wage in Beijing today is 1,260 yuan
http://gbtimes.com/focus/economy/rising-minimum-wages-are-changing-chinas-economy

25 MAY 2012

China’s economy suffers ‘sharp slowdown’

A nationwide real estate downturn, stalling exports and declining consumer confidence have produced what a Chinese cabinet adviser, quoted on the official government Web site on Thursday, characterized as a “sharp slowdown in the economy.”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47561828/ns/business-us_business/

12 MAY 2012

China cuts reserve requirement

China’s central bank cut the amount of cash that banks must hold as reserves on Saturday, freeing an estimated Rmb400bn ($63.5bn) for lending to head-off the risk of a sudden slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f5e77682-9c36-11e1-955d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1ugkHkTmL

11 MAY 2012

China’s economy slows down further

China’s economy is slowing down further, national figures suggest, with data for April showing sharper than expected declines in investment and industrial production
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/05/201251181239101366.html

19 APRIL 2012

ASEAN to become top trade partners

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will together become China’s top trading partners within the next three years, a trade organization predicted on Wednesday.
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-04/19/content_15094287.htm

9 APRIL 2012

China sets up rare earth body to streamline the sector

China has set up a rare earth association in a bid to streamline the sector’s development, as it continues to face criticism over its policies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17655146

30 MARCH 2012

US exports to China pass $100b in 2011

China imported over 100 billion US dollars of goods and services from the US for the first time in 2011, according to a report released by the US-China Business Council on Wednesday
http://radio86.com/news/us-exports-china-pass-100b-2011

17 MARCH 2012

Calls to advance trade ties

China should accelerate its steps in advancing a free trade agreement with Japan and South Korea and promoting the integration of the Asian economies, the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-03/17/content_14853514.htm

10 MARCH 2012

Chinese deficit widens as exports slump

China’s trade deficit hit $31.5bn in February as exports slumped, underscoring concerns about slowing global demand and cooling growth in the world’s second-largest economy
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/59e3ff88-6aa1-11e1-9781-00144feab49a.html#axzz1ojavGKcV
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/China-Reports-Rare-Trade-Deficit-142181303.html

8 MARCH 2012

China ‘blocks Airbus deals’ in EU carbon levy spat

China has blocked firms from buying planes made by European manufacturer Airbus in a row over a carbon levy, the firm’s parent company EADS has said
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17298117

5 MARCH 2012

Chinese PM sets path for slower growth

China’s prime minister has opened the 10-day annual session of the country’s nominal state parliament by cutting projected growth for the country to 7.5 per cent and pledging increased government spending in an effort to increase domestic consumption
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/20123515629913491.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20120305-china-premier-cuts-economic-growth-target-wen-jiabao-inflation-parliament

10 FEBRUARY 2012

Chinese imports fall sharply in January

Chinese imports fell sharply in January, a sign of sluggish domestic demand that will fuel concerns about whether the fragile global economy can count on China as a bastion of growth
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2b1bb9d0-537b-11e1-aafd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1lvcBsRfd

9 FEBRUARY 2012

Chinese inflation jumps to 4.5%

Chinese inflation jumped in January, breaking a streak of five straight monthly declines, but seasonal factors were largely to blame and price pressures were expected to weaken in the coming months
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/755da71a-52c2-11e1-9f55-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1lvcBsRfd

6 FEBRUARY 2012

Chinese airlines shun EU carbon tax

China said Monday it will bar its airlines from paying charges on carbon emissions of flights in and out of Europe. The United States and Russia also oppose the EU-imposed measures to rein in climate-changing gases, which came into effect this year
http://www.france24.com/en/20120206-china-airlines-shun-carbon-tax-aviation-climate-change-european-union-emissions

30 JANUARY 2012

China loses WTO appeal over raw materials exports

The World Trade Organisation’s appeals body has upheld a ruling that China restricted exports of certain raw materials to protect its domestic manufacturers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16803072

21 JANUARY 2012

Chinese firms invest $ 184 million in Taiwan in 3 years

Taiwan’s government said Saturday 21 that Chinese firms had invested around $184 million on the island since it relaxed rules on mainland investment in mid-2009 amid warming relations
http://business.asiaone.com/Business/News/Story/A1Story20120121-323289.html

17 JANUARY 2012

Chinese growth slows to near three-year low

China has announced its slowest rate of quarterly growth in two-and-a-half years as efforts to tame high inflation and global turbulence affected the world’s second largest economy. The government said on Tuesday 17 that economy achieved 8.9 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of 2011, the slowest expansion since the second quarter of 2009, when the economy grew 7.9 percent
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201211741552342838.html http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/677820ca-40bc-11e1-8fcd-00144feab49a.html#axzz1jiU2GiTD

28 DECEMBER 2011

China signs Afghanistan’s first oil extraction deal

China has signed Afghanistan’s first major oil exploration contract, a deal that could earn the wartorn country five billion euros over 25 years. China already has Afghanistan’s biggest foreign investment – a 2.6-billion-euro copper-mining contract
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20111228-china-signs-afghanistans-first-oil-extraction-deal

27 DECEMBER 2011

China building Asia’s biggest thermal power plant

BEIJING – China’s Shenhua Group will build the largest coal-fired power station in Asia over the next five years, the official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday 27, as the country struggles to meet its energy needs
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20111227-318514.
html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16336453

14 DECEMBER 2011

China set to tax US-made car imports

In a statement, China’s commerce ministry said on Wednesday that it was taking action in response to damage to its car industry from US “dumping and subsidies”. The move will affect several larger vehicles popular in China, including sport utility vehicles made by Germany’s BMW and Mercedes-Benz brands at their US plants. Shares of BMW and Daimler, which owns Mercedes, fell 5 per cent and 3 per cent respectively on Wednesday
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/31a43596-266e-11e1-9ed3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1gYNIgvdr
http://en.radio86.com/news/china-tax-us-car-imports-trade-tensions-escalate

11 DECEMBER 2011

Chinese exports drop as EU debt crisis heightens

The growth of China’s exports in November has dropped to its lowest level since December 2009 as demand for made-in-China goods shrank due to the escalating European debt crisis
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sunday/2011-12/11/content_14246006.htm

1 DECEMBER 2011

Chinese manufacturing activity slows

China’s manufacturing has recorded the weakest performance since the global recession eased in 2009, official data showed, vindicating Beijing’s move to free up credit as global woes hit its exports. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) compiled by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) fell to 49 in November, down 1.4 points from October, the CFLP said in a statement on Thursday
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/12/20111211347300698.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/11/2011113010142472788.html

15 NOVEMBER 2011

The IMF warns China over banks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned China about the possible « fragility » of its financial system. In a report published today, it states that China’s banks are strong enough to support isolated crises, but incapable of overcoming a crisis derived from overexposure to credit, housing bubbles, and the currency values.

The 126-page report is based on stress tests carried out on 17 Chinese banks, which cover 83% of the commercial banking system in the country. Prepared in June, it was released today with 29 recommendations to the Chinese authorities, fearing that reduced growth, and a housing bubble will lead to a credit crisis, similar to that afflicting the United States and which has caused the present global crisis
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-IMF-warns-China-over-banks-23174.html
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1b51d274-0ebf-11e1-b83c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1donBKRLP

14 NOVEMBER 2011

Obama: China must play fair on trade

China needs « to understand that their role is different now than it might have been 20 years ago or 30 years ago when if they were breaking some
rules it didn’t really matter, it didn’t have a significant impact, » Obama said at the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific economic summit (APEC) in Hawaii on Sunday.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2011/11/201111144430818116.html

12 NOVEMBER 2011

Growing tensions over trade agendas at APEC summit

US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao presented competing trade agendas at the APEC summit Saturday, with Obama privately taking China to task for what he said Americans saw as « unfair » trade and currencypractices.
http://www.france24.com/en/20111113-obama-calls-china-play-rules-apec-summit-hu-jintao-currency-trade-usa-election
http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/11/13/obama-says-americans-impatient-and-frustrated-with-chinas-economic-reforms/

10 NOVEMBER 2011

China export growth dips as EU slows

Chinese exports slowed in October, pressured by the mounting woes in Europe  and adding to the growth risks that could lead Beijing to ease monetary policy  and slow the pace of renminbi appreciation.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fce7b050-0b4a-11e1-ae56-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1dKvKsLAM

29 OCTOBER 2011

China names new financial regulators

China has named new heads to three top financial regulatory posts, the official Xinhua news agency said, the first big step in a comprehensive leadership change that will culminate when its top political leaders retire.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c9008df2-0249-11e1-ab83-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1cG5SEGh0

14 OCTOBER 2011

China’s small firms see profits disappear

A large proportion of small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Pearl River Delta region of south China expect no profit over the next six months due to rising material and labor costs and shrinking overseas orders, a recent survey shows. This delta is one of China’s two leading industrial centers – the other is the area around the Yangtze Delta, where a credit crunch has caused many company bosses in the city of Wenzhou to flee. The survey, concluded in September, covered about 3,000 SMEs that have revenues of less than 30 million yuan (US$4.7 million), including firms based in Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. Their average profit has already dropped
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/MJ14Cb01.html

12 OCTOBER 2011

China and Russia are committed to expanding cooperation in economic, trade and energy, said a joint communique inked by the two countries as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made a two-day official visit to China.
http://english.sina.com/china/2011/1012/404419.html
http://english.sina.com/z/20111011Putinvisit/index.shtml

11 OCTOBER 2011

China expands resource tax across the country

China will expand a tax on oil and natural gas sales to the entire country as of 1 November, to try and reduce consumption
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15252134

28 SEPTEMBER 2011

Trade deficit with China cost nearly 2.8 million U.S. jobs since 2001

California was the hardest hit, losing nearly 455,000 jobs from 2001 to 2010 due to trade with the Asian giant, according to Robert the institute’s director of trade and manufacturing policy research. Texas lost nearly 233,000 positions the same way.http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/09/trade-deficit-with-china-cost-nearly-28-million-us-jobs-since-2001.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2011

China and India Making Inroads in Biotech Drugs

Chinese and Indian drug makers have taken over much of the global trade in medicines and now manufacture more than 80 percent of the
active ingredients in drugs sold worldwide. But they had never been able to copy the complex and expensive biotech medicines increasingly used to treat cancer, diabetes and other diseases in rich nations like the United States — until now.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/health/policy/19drug.html?_r=1&ref=asia

8 SEPTEMBRE 2011

Beijing to make yuan fully convertible by 2015

The yuan will achieve “full convertibility” by 2015, EU Chamber of Commerce in China President Davide Cucino said, citing officials of the Communist regime. Over the next few years, Beijing will put into place a gradual plan to reach full convertibility of its currency, which is currently
undervalued by as much as 35 per cent according to some analysts. Chinese officials have also said that London would become an offshore trading centre for the yuan
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-to-make-yuan-fully-convertible-by-2015-22584.html#

11 AUGUST 2011

Crash-weary China puts brakes on rail plans

China has suspended all new railway construction projects as controversy swirls over the nation’s high-speed network nearly three weeks after a fatal crash.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/20118117836934525.html
http://www.asianage.com/international/china-recalls-bullet-trains-new-blow-technology-255

9 AUGUST 2011

China inflation rises to 6.5% in July

Chinese consumer inflation accelerated to 6.5 per cent from a year earlier, up from 6.4 per cent in June, according to data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics. Inflation was driven mostly by volatile food prices, which soared 14.8 per cent in July from a year earlier
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8a9d8da4-c238-11e0-bc71-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1UYyGsAMq

22 JUNE 2011

Beijing-Shanghai railway speed claim faked

Railway Ministry exaggerated the speed that a showcase rail link between Beijing and Shanghai is capable of operating at, a report said on Wednesday, citing a retired top engineer. Zhou Yimin, a deputy chief engineer at the ministry, told the financial magazine Caijing that the trains’
maximum operating speed should be 300kph rather than the originally targeted 350kph.
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STIStory_682679.html

21 JUNE 2011

China buying Euro debt

China is going to help debt-ridden Europe by buying Euro bonds in lieu of dollar-labelled securities as it has done for years. This way it will help Europeans realise stable economic growth, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said a few days before Prime Minister Wen Jiabao starts a
visit to Hungary, Great Britain and Germany on 24-28 June
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-buying-Euro-debt-21897.html

31 MAY 2011

Russia and China initial massive natural gas deal

Government negotiators on Tuesday reached general agreement on terms for long-term deliveries of gas that will bring Russia a welcome cash infusion and China additional fuel for its energy-hungry economy, a senior Russian official said.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1642645.php/Russia-and-China-initial-massive-natural-gas-deal

26 MAI 2011

Chinese rare earth metals prices soar

A gravity-defying leap in the price of Chinese rare earth metals has triggered fears that the cost of components used in a range of goods from mobile phones to hybrid cars could soar.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/751cab5a-87b8-11e0-a6de-00144feabdc0.html

16 MAY 2011

China to export nuclear technology

Beijing plans to build second-generation nuclear power plants in neighbouring countries, including Vietnam, Pakistan, Malaysia and others. At the same time, it wants to increase domestic civilian nuclear production six-fold by 2020. It has tightened security after Fukushima
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-to-export-nuclear-technology-21571.html

EU president thanks China for euro help

China made a significant contribution to maintaining the stability of the euro zone and promoting the resurgence of the European economy. Europe shows gratitude for this,’ state media quoted Van Rompuy as saying during talks with Hu at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1639439.php/EU-president-thanks-China-for-euro-help

6 MAY 2011

ODI set to overtake FDI ‘within three years

With an annual growth rate of « 20 to 30 percent », outbound direct investment (ODI) will overtake foreign direct investment (FDI) « within three years », a senior Ministry of Commerce official said.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-05/06/content_12454686.htm

29 MARCH 2011

China to maintain nuclear power goal

Beijing’s decision following the earthquake and tsunami damage to nuclear power plants in Japan this month to suspend approvals for its own new nuclear plants and to conduct a nationwide review of existing facilities and those under construction does not indicate a change is likely in
China’s atomic energy strategy, experts and senior government officials say
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China_Business/MC30Cb01.html

27 FEBRUARY 2011

China Reduces Growth Goal and Vows to Curb Inequities

Premier Wen Jiabao reduced China’s economic growth goals and said that the government would focus on ensuring the benefits of expansion were more evenly distributed.
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/China-Lowers-Growth-Forecast-to-Curb-Inflation-and-Pollution-117054323.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/business/global/28yuan.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-02/28/content_12084841.htm

25 FEVRIER 2011

Aviation sector has high hopes for next 5 yrs

China plans to invest 1.5 trillion yuan ($228.2 billion) in the aviation industry, building 45 airports and adding 700 new commercial planes, over the next five years to meet surging demand, a top regulator said on Thursday.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-02/25/content_12075490.htm

14 FEBRUARY 2011

Chinese economy overtakes Japan

China has become the world’s second-biggest economy after the US, pushing Japan to third place in 2010. Nominal GDP of $5.47 trillion in 2010 put Japan behind China’s $5.88 trillion, the data showed.
http://english.aljazeera.net/business/2011/02/201121445425144962.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12427321
http://www.france24.com/en/20110214-china-supplants-japan-worlds-number-two-economy

19 JANUARY 2011

China and US seal $45bn trade deals

The White House said on Wednesday that China had committed to buying $45bn worth of exports from the US, including a $19bn deal
for 200 Boeing air planes. Boeing said the aircraft will be delivered over the three-year period 2011-2013. The various deals will altogether support up to 235,000 jobs in 12 US states, according to the White House. In addition to the Boeing deal, China will also invest in US exports from agriculture, telecommunications and technology companies, including General Electric,
Honeywell and Navistar.http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/01/2011119143513239307.html
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Hu-Faces-Day-of-Rich-Ceremony-Tough-Talk-114193599.html

Main news on Tibet

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15 FEBRUARY 2017

Tibetan PM seeks Japan’s support for autonomy of Tibetan people

 Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan administration in India, on Wednesday urged Japanese lawmakers to back the ‘middle-way approach’ of autonomy for the Tibetan people
http://www.thestatesman.com/world/tibetan-pm-seeks-japan-s-support-1487147595.html

4 FEBRUARY 2017

Tibetan musician freed after four years in prison for his patriotic songs

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have freed a Tibetan singer jailed for four years for writing songs praising the Dalai Lama and highlighting the hardships of life under Beijing’s rule, according to a Tibetan source
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-musician-freed-after-four-years-in-prison-for-his-patriotic-songs-39848.html

3 JANUARY 2017

China tightens Tibetan border security to combat ‘separatism’

China has tightened security regulations in Tibet’s border region to battle the risks of terrorism and ‘separatism’, the state-owned Global Times said
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-tightens-tibetan-border-security-to-combat-separatism/3410352.html

26 DECEMBER 2016

Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands

China’s thirst for mineral ­resources — and its desire to exploit the rich deposits under the Tibetan plateau — have spread ­environmental pollution and ­anguish for many of the herders whose ancestors lived here for thousands of years
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/tibetans-in-anguish-as-chinese-mines-pollute-their-sacred-grasslands/2016/12/25/bb6aad06-63bc-11e6-b4d8-33e931b5a26d_story.html?utm_term=.6e567d7bda7b

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China’s objections

The Dalai Lama met with Buddhist worshippers Saturday during a four-day visit to Mongolia, despite Beijing’s strident demand that he be barred from entering the country
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/dalai-lama-visits-mongolia-over-chinas-objections

30 SEPTEMBER 2016

Countering Dalai Lama influence is China’s top ethnic priority in Tibet

China will make countering the Dalai Lama’s influence the “highest priority” in its work on ethnic affairs in Tibet, the region’s Communist Party boss says while vowing to uproot the monk’s “separatist and subversive” activities.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2023969/china-says-countering-dalai-lama-influence-top-ethnic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-pushes-its-panchen-lama-into-spotlight-in-preparation-for-post-dalai-era/2016/09/25/7c28ac20-7f5e-11e6-ad0e-ab0d12c779b1_story.html

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

In Tibet, religious freedom comes with Chinese characteristics

Visitors say religion is flourishing under Beijing rule, but monks are closely watched, analysts say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021650/tibet-religious-freedom-comes-chinese-characteristics

28 AUGUST 2016

China names new chief for Tibet in party reshuffle

China’s ruling Communist Party appointed a new senior official on Sunday to run Tibet, considered one of the country’s most politically sensitive positions due to periodic anti-Chinese unrest in the devoutly Buddhist Himalayan region
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-names-new-chief-for/3080916.html

28 JULY 2016

Niece of Tibetan Priest Flees China, Says He Died of Torture

Nyima Lhamo told The Associated Press late Wednesday that her family believes Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died as a result of torture and not from a heart attack as Chinese officials said
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/niece-leading-tibetan-priest-flees-china-40950813
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/niece-07282016170353.html

21 JULY 2016

China’s Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet, first in 50 years

A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, began an important Buddhist rite on Thursday, the first time in 50 years it has happened in Tibet, state media said
http://in.reuters.com/article/us-china-tibet-idINKCN1010S5
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/22/content_15466707.html

16 JUNE 2016

Barack Obama angers China by meeting Dalai Lama at White House

The meeting between US ­President Barack Obama and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been condemned by China – leading Beijing to lodge diplomatic representations with Washington
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1975847/barack-obama-angers-china-meeting-dalai-lama-white-house
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-16/barack-obama-meets-dalai-lama-at-white-house-in-spite-of-china-protest/1590690

27 MAY 2016

Dalai Lama urges Tibetan unity as political leader sworn in

The Dalai Lama urged Tibetans to remain united on Friday, telling an audience gathered for the swearing-in of his exiled people’s new leader that they must avoid the schisms that had damaged other religions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/dalai-lama-urges-tibetan-unity-political-leader-sworn#sthash.aKVD2mFx.dpuf

28 APRIL 2016

‘Little hope’ for exiled Tibetans’ autonomy push

With Chinese power growing and Western support fading, Tibet’s new government-in-exile may have its hands tied. DW spoke to activist Klemens Ludwig about the region’s prospects for gaining more political autonomy
http://www.dw.com/en/little-hope-for-exiled-tibetans-autonomy-push/a-19222129
http://eurasiadiary.com/news/geopolitics/24939-tibetans-in-exile-re-elect-lobsang-sangay-as-prime-minister

20 MARCH 2016

Tibetans worldwide vote for government-in-exile

Tens of thousands of Tibetan exiles are voting around the world to elect a new prime minister and parliament for a second time since the Dalai Lama had stepped down as head of the government to focus on his role as a spiritual leader.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/03/tibetans-vote-for-government-in-exile/
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/242394547

4 MARCH 2016

Tibetan in India Dies Days After Setting Himself on Fire to Protest China

A 16-year-old Tibetan student living in India has died three days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet, a hospital official said on Friday
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/world/asia/india-tibet-dorjee-tsering-immolation.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://news.yahoo.com/tibetan-india-immolates-protest-against-chinese-rule-055157052.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolations.html?ref=asia&_r=0

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Foreigners Banned from Tibet in March

All travel to the Tibet Autonomous Region by foreign visitors will be suspended from February 25 to March 30 due to the annual Tibetan Uprising Day, which happens on March 10
https://thenanfang.com/373402-2/

9 JANUARY 2016

Tibet PM calls for dialogue with China

Visiting Japan, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, has called on China to resume dialogue with envoys of Tibetian spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160109_27.html

1 DECEMBER 2015

The Last Dalai Lama?

At 80, Tenzin Gyatso is still an international icon, but the future of his office — and of the Tibetan people — has never been more in doubt.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/magazine/the-last-dalai-lama.html?ref=asia&_r=0

14 OCTOBER 2015

Tibetan writer released by China after 10 years in jail

A Tibetan author jailed by China for writing a book about the Himalayan region has been released after a decade in prison, a US-based rights group said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/tibetan-writer-released-china-after-10-years-jail-group

8 SEPTEMBER 2015

China celebrates 50th anniversary of Tibet’s autonomy

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/941206.shtml
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/beijing-holds-ceremony-marking-50-years-tibet-government-030814291.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34183481

6 SEPTEMBER 2015

China says missing Panchen Lama is ‘living a normal life’

A young Tibetan who vanished two decades ago after he was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism is « living a normal life » and does not want to be disturbed, a senior Chinese official said on Sunday.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-says-missing-panche/2105970.html

26 AUGUST 2015

Xi vows to end Tibetan separatism push

China will wage an unceasing fight against separatism in its restive mountainous region of Tibet, President Xi Jinping said, as the government repeated it would never accept exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s genuine autonomy proposals
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002382183

16 JULY 2015

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s Body is Cremated in Prison against family’s wishes

Chinese authorities cremated the body of a prominent Tibetan monk on Thursday, his sister said, denying family members custody of his remains amid suspicions over the cause of his death. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/detentions-protests-china-revered-monk-dies-groups-074450568.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/cremated-07162015121248.html

13 JULY 2015

High-profile Tibetan monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche dies in prison in China

The Buddhist lama was serving a 13-year sentence for a crime that did not commit. His condition had been serious for some time, but he was never treated. Worldwide condolences are made for the « revered Tibetan teacher » who died « in suspicious circumstances »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/“Tibetan-hero”-Tenzin-Delek-Rinpoche-dies-in-prison-34754.html
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-07-14/highprofile-tibetan-monk-tenzin-delek-rinpoche-dies-in-prison-in-china-relative-says/1469490

19 APRIL 2015

Making progress on Tibet

The reason for the failure to resolve the issue is not because of tensions on the ground. It’s because of the inability of the two leaderships to agree on what the issue is
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/19/making-progress-on-tibet/

15 APRIL 2015

China issues white paper on Tibet, denouncing Dalai Lama’s ‘middle way’

The Chinese government on Wednesday issued a white paper on southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, applauding its development path and denouncing the « middle way » advocated by the Dalai Lama
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/04-15/161786.shtml

11 APRIL 2015

Tibetan nun burns herself to death in China: reports

A Tibetan nun is believed to have died after setting herself on fire to protest China’s rule over the Himalayan region and to voice support for the Dalai Lama, rights groups and media said
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2015/04/11/tibetan-nun-burns-herself-to-death-in-china-reports/

9 MARCH 2015

China Says Dalai Lama ‘Profanes’ Buddhism by Doubting his Reincarnation

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not being reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said in some of China’s strongest comments to date on the subject
http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/china-says-dalai-lama-profanes-buddhism-doubting-reincarnation/

28 JANUARY 2015

Communist Officials in Tibetan Region Punished for Separatism, China Says

Fifteen Communist Party officials in central Tibet who were accused of taking part in separatist activities last year have been punished for violating party discipline
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/world/asia/communist-officials-in-tibetan-region-punished-for-separatism-china-says.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1694153/communist-cadres-tibet-punished-helping-dalai-lama

6 DECEMBER 2014

Tibetan political prisoner dies from torture inflicted by Chinese police

Tenzin Choedak, 33, had served nearly six years of a 15-year prison sentence. He was in bad physical conditions because of abuse suffered during interrogation and never treated. Before his arrest, he cooperated with the Red Cross.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-political-prisoner-dies-from-torture-inflicted-by-Chinese-police-32897.html

1 DECEMBER 2014 

China jails Tibetan singer over political lyrics

Kalsang Yarphel, 39, was convicted by a court in the south-western province of Sichuan after taking part in concerts encouraging people to speak and learn Tibetan, India-based news website Phayul.com reported
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/01/china-jails-tibetan-singer-kalsang-yarphel-political-lyrics
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/12/china-jails-tibet-singer-political-tone-201412162214535267.html

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Tibetans sentenced to 13 years for protesting against police role in Drango massacre

A group of ten people was recently convicted on charges of « subverting state power » for demanding justice in connection with an incident during the Chinese New Year in 2012, when police fired on Tibetan protesters, killing at least five people.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetans-sentenced-to-13-years-for-protesting-against-police-role-in-Drango-massacre-32824.html

5 NOVEMBER 2014

China to punish Tibet officials who support Dalai Lama

China will severely punish officials in Tibet who support the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader and Nobel laureate, the region’s top Communist leader said according to state media reports Wednesday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441621/china-to-punish-tibet-officials-who-support-dalai-lama

29 OCTOBER 2014

Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet

In response to pressure from the Chinese government, Kathmandu has decided to no longer provide the necessary documents to Tibetan refugees to reach India, the residence of the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepalese-government:-No-more-refugees-from-Tibet-32555.html

2 OCTOBER 2014

Dalai Lama visa row halts Nobel forum in South Africa

A meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates, due to be held in Cape Town, has been cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29467665
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/11136795/Nobel-Peace-Summit-cancelled-after-Dalai-Lama-refused-visa.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2014

Cracks Show in Tibetan Buddhism

Some followers in the west march to a different drummer
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/cracks-show-tibetan-buddhism/

7 SEPTEMBER 2014

Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/08/world/dalai-lama-says-need-successor-german-paper/#.VAzQRb1OLmI

4 SEPTEMBER 2014

Tibet, living Buddha left « unrecognizable » from torture after arrest during 2008 protests

Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche, a much loved and highly respected lama from the Tibetan Buddhist community, is in serious condition, weak and emaciated. The first religious leader to go to jail after the riots of March 2008, he was sentenced to eight years in prison thanks to a confession extorted by violence.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-living-Buddha-left-unrecognizable-from-torture-after-arrest-during-2008-protests-32058.html

Dalai Lama denied South Africa visa for Nobel summit

The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry to South Africa, where he was scheduled to attend the 14th world summit of Nobel peace laureates, his representative has said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/04/dalai-lama-denied-south-africa-visa-nobel-summit

16 AUGUST 2014

China promotes mixed marriages in Tibet as way to achieve ‘unity’

In recent weeks, Chinese officials in charge of the Tibetan Autonomous Region have ordered a run of stories in local newspapers promoting mixed marriages. And according to newly published government reports, the government has adopted a series of policies in recent years favorable to interracial couples
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-promotes-mixed-marriages-in-tibet-as-way-to-achieve-unity/2014/08/16/94409ca6-238e-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html

15 AUGUST 2014

New Zealand politician rejects pro-China Tibet document

The former mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, Sir Bob Parker, says he is not happy to be associated with the document which China is calling the ‘Lhasa Consensus.’
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-28804216
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-08/14/c_126868303.htm

8 AUGUST 2014-08-12

Tibetans in Exile Reach Out to Chinese Citizens in Renewed Push for Autonomy

Good video

http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2407407.html

4 AUGUST 2014

Tibet, thousands celebrate enthronement of new Penor Rinpoche

The small Pema Dorjee, recognized in 2009 as a reincarnation of the head of the Nyingma lineage, took possession of the Palyul monastery in Tibet. His school is the oldest of all the Buddhist world, and presents the ancestral religion of Bon. Beijing did not intervene
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-thousands-celebrate-enthronement-of-new-Penor-Rinpoche-31805.html

15 JULY 2014

Dalai Lama Calls for a ‘Realistic’ Approach to Break Tibet Impasse

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday called for a “realistic” approach to resolving the Tibet question, warning that viewing the dispute merely through the prism of history would only aggravate the situation
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/autonomy-07152014203916.html

9 JULY 2014

Tibet writer detained as Kerry visits China

A well-known Tibetan writer has said that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing, as China plays host to US State Secretary John Kerry for the latest round of US-China talks.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/writer-house-arrest-with-kerry-china-20147964830932364.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28231216

23 MAY 2014

Historial texts reveal Tibetan solution

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-230514.html

9 MAY 2014

Dalai Lama snub a ‘sacrifice’ for better China ties: Norway

Norway’s government said Friday that its decision not to meet the Dalai Lama during a three-day trip to Oslo was a « necessary sacrifice » to normalise its relations with China

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/408982/dalai-lama-snub-a-acrifice-for-better-china-ties-norway

11 FEBRUARY 2014

Spain court signs ex-Chinese leaders’ arrest warrants

A Spanish court has issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, as part of an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119450/spain-court-signs-ex-chinese-leaders-arrest-warrants/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/394489/china-anger-over-spanish-arrest-warrant-for-jiang-zemin

16 JANUARY 2014

Residents rally for detained Tibetan monk in China

Hundreds of residents and monks in western China’s Qinghai province gathered in front of a jail this week in a rare rally to demand the release of a highly respected Tibetan monk, a Tibetan writer and a local person said Thursday.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/118492/residents-rally-for-detained-tibetan-monk-in-china/

28 DECEMBER 2013

Writer: China detains Tibetan monk and supporters

Chinese authorities have detained a highly regarded Tibetan monk and 16 of his supporters, a Tibetan writer said Friday, as Beijing tightens its grip over the region.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/117717/writer-china-detains-tibetan-monk-and-supporters/

10 DECEMBER 2013

Exile Leader Reassures Beijing Tibetans Not Seeking Separation

Tibetan exile political leader Lobsang Sangay reassured the Chinese leadership on Tuesday that Tibetans do not seek separation from China, but only a “genuine autonomy” under guarantees already provided under China’s constitution

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/reassures-12102013140921.html

30 NOVEMBER 2013

David Cameron to distance Britain from Dalai Lama during China visit

David Cameron will distance Britain from the Dalai Lama during a trip to China next week as the price for restoring full business and diplomatic relations with Beijing

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/nov/30/david-cameron-distance-britain-dalai-lama-china-visit

19 NOVEMBER 2013

Spain issues arrest order for China’s ex-leader

Spain’s National Court on Tuesday issued arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide by China against Tibet.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/116095/spain-issues-arrest-order-for-chinas-ex-leader/

2 NOVEMBER 2013

China to stamp out Dalai Lama’s ‘propaganda’ in Tibet

China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his restive and remote homeland by ensuring that his « propaganda » is not received by anyone on the Internet, television or other means, a top official said.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/02/21285545-china-to-stamp-out-dalai-lamas-propaganda-in-tibet?lite

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10422504/China-vows-to-silence-voice-of-Dalai-Lama-in-Tibet.html

30 OCTOBER 2013

China Patriotism Campaign Backfires in Tibet

A Chinese government campaign to build patriotism in Tibet appears to have backfired, leading to protests, mass shootings and detentions in a restive area 560 kilometers northeast of Lhasa.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-patriotism-campaign-backfires-in-tibet/1780131.html

The Immortal Bodhi Tree: Tibet and the Chinese Occupation

Meerten Ter Borg distinguishes between “power of religion” and “religious power.” The former refers to the institutional nature of power, whereas the latter is concerned with the source of power. This source of power may be transcendental, and hence, need not be materialistic in nature. In the case of Tibet, a combination of the two has taken place to set it apart from other Buddhist societies.

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/immortal-bodhi-tree-tibet-chinese-occupation

22 OCTOBER 2013

China issues white paper on Tibet’s development

The Chinese government on Tuesday issued a white paper on west China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, detailing its comprehensive development and rapid progress in the past 60-odd years.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/22/c_132819103.htm

http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/22/china-claims-tibet-is-flourishing-and-its-people-happy-and-healthy/

22 OCTOBER 2013

Tibetan activists held after scaling UN to protest China record

Activists protesting against China’s rule over Tibet were being held after scaling scaffolding on the UN European headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday and unfurling a banner before a session examining China’s human rights record.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/tibetan-activists-held-after-scaling-un-protest-china-record

17 OCTOBER 2013

Tibet self-immolations: Tsering Woeser and Ai Weiwei collaborate on book

Tibetan poet Tsering Woeser and dissident artist Ai Weiwei have collaborated on a book about Tibetan self-immolations, attempting to explain the suicidal protests that have gripped the Himalayan region since 2009.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/17/tibet-self-immolation-book-woeser-ai-weiwei

11 OCTOBER 2013

China criticises Spain lawsuit over former president

China on Friday criticised a lawsuit in Spain against former Chinese president Hu Jintao over allegations of human rights abuses in Tibet. http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-criticises-spain-lawsuit-over-former-president

10 OCTOBER 2013

Spanish court indicts China’s ex-president Hu Jintao on genocide charges

On Thursday, the court’s criminal division ruled in favour of an appeal by Tibetan exile groups allowing the indictment of Hu, a request which had been dismissed in June by the same court. http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1329293/spanish-court-indicts-former-president-hu-jintao-genocide-charges http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/374247/spain-probes-former-chinese-president-over-tibet-genocide

8 OCTOBER 2013

Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, famous lama, died in Chengdu after being stabbed to death, born 25 December 1939
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/20/choje-akong-tulku-rinpoche

4 OCTOBER 2013

Tibetan Students Denied Permission to Travel for Overseas Study

Chinese authorities are refusing to issue passports to a group of young Tibetans who have received approval for study in Japan and the U.S., leading some to stage protests outside provincial government offices to highlight the discrimination

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/travel-10042013153826.html

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Missing for 16 months, Tibetan poet « reappears » in prison

Lobsang Namgyal wrote a volume of poetry critical of the way the Tibetan people lives under Chinese rule. Arrested a first time in 2008 after the riots in Lhasa, he went missing on 15 May 2012. The authorities failed to notify his family of his arrest.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Missing-for-16-months,-Tibetan-poet-reappears-in-prison-29115.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Dalai Lama

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has risked prompting Chinese anger after it was confirmed she had a private meeting with the Dalai Lama on the sidelines of a Prague rights conference, its spokesman said Monday

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/370012/suu-kyi-meets-dalai-lama-risking-china-ire

21 AUGUST 2013

The “Patriotic education” of Tibet

If true, reports of an easing of China’s policies on Tibet would come as a welcome relief to a long-repressed people.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/08/21/the-patriotic-education-of-tibet/

13 AUGUST 2013

China ‘hacking websites in hunt for Tibetan dissidents’

Beijing has been accused of launching hacking attacks on popular India-based Tibetan websites to find and jail Tibetan dissidents living in China.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10240404/China-hacking-websites-in-hunt-for-Tibetan-dissidents.

html


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23680686

9 AUGUST 2013

Popular Tibetan Performer Detained for ‘Political’ Song

Chinese security officials have detained a popular Tibetan musician and singer for performing a song calling on Tibetans to ‘unite’ and to learn and speak their own language, as China continues to crack down on public assertions of Tibetan national and cultural identity. Kalsang Yarphel, 38, was taken into custody in Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa on July 14 and was flown under guard to Chengdu, in Sichuan province, former political prisoner Lhamo Kyab told

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/song-08092013153523.html

9 JULY 2013

China Vows to Step Up Fight Against Dalai Lama

China’s top official in charge of religious groups and ethnic minorities vowed on Tuesday to step up the fight against exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, as a rights group reported police shootings of monks marking his birthday                                                       http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/09/china-deepen-struggle-dalai-lama                http://www.voanews.com/content/china-to-step-up-fight-against-dalai-lama-shootings-reported/1697990.html                                                         http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/09/chinese-police-shot-tibetan-monks             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23236996

27 JUNE 2013

China urged to stop ‘uprooting Tibetans’

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report said that lives had been thrown into disarray after more than two million Tibetans were uprooted in the past seven years.       http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/06/20136279222729998.html             http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10146867/Seven-years-in-Tibet-2-million-displaced-by-Chinese-relocation-policy.html

24 JUNE 2013

China May be Easing Up on Tibet

In an abrupt and unexpected reversal of policy, Chinese government officials have told monks in some Tibetan areas that they are now free to « worship » the Dalai Lama as a « religious leader. » The new policy document – prefixed with the word « experiment » – also asked that the monks now refrain from « criticizing the Dalai Lama, » and « stop using such labels as a wolf in a monk’s robe, » a common pejorative hurled against the Tibetan spiritual leader by Beijing.                                                                                                                                     http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5518&Itemid=206

23 JUNE 2013

Two distinct vews on Tibet ?

Thubten Samphel, who is Director of the Tibet Policy Institute in Dharamsala argues that there are different views on the role that the Dalai Lama could play in what Beijing calls ‘China’s Tibet’. http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/2013/06/two-distinct-views-on-tibet.html?goback=%2Egde_2387236_member_253040456

19 JUNE 2013

China completes monitoring scheme for Tibet

China has undertaken a monitoring scheme in Tibet asking all internet and phone users to register under their real names and addresses, to curb « social problems ».                                                                                               http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/2013619115455987467.html

13 JUNE 2013

Dalai Lama doubts effect of Tibetan self-immolations

The Dalai Lama said that the recent spate of Tibetan self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule was having little effect on Beijing’s policies, while urging China to look harder at the reasons behind the incidents. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10117850/Dalai-Lama-doubts-effect-of-Tibetan-self-immolations.html

11 JUNE 2013

Chinese Diplomats Threaten French Journalist After Tibet Report

Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it is outraged by the way Chinese diplomatic personnel have harassed and threatened Frenh journalist Cyril Payen, a reporter for the French TV news station France 24, since the station broadcast his documentary “Seven days in Tibet” on May 30.                                                                                               http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130612-china-harasses-france-24-tv-over-tibet-documentary                                                                       http://www.eurasiareview.com/11062013-chinese-diplomats-threaten-french-journalist-after-tibet-report%e2%80%8f/                                                                                             http://www.france24.com/en/20130612-china-intimidates-france-24-reporter-over-tibet-film

28 MAY 2013

Thousands of Tibetans Protest Against Mine

As many as 5,000 Tibetans have protested against Chinese mining operations at a site considered sacred by local residents, drawing a large security force to the area and prompting fears of clashes, according to Tibetan sources this week.  http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/mine-05282013170400.html

28 MAY 2013

US Congress mulls Tibetan exile visas

US lawmakers debating a landmark immigration bill have agreed to provide 5,000 US visas for displaced Tibetans in Nepal and India over the next three years in an effort to support the refugee community and as a response to China’s suppression of the Tibetan people.                                                                                                                           http://asiancorrespondent.com/108256/us-congress-mulls-tibetan-exile-visas/

14 MAY 2013

Chinese Police Beat Monk to Death Over Banned Cassettes

A Tibetan monk found in possession of recordings of speeches by exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been beaten to death by Chinese police, according to Tibetan sources                                                                                                                        http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/cassettes-05142013132742.html

25 APRIL 2013

Two Tibetan monks and a woman set themselves on fire: 119 immolations

The two young monks belonged to the Ngaba monastery (Sichuan). Little information on the 23-year old woman. Beijing increases controls on monasteries, cuts communications with the outside world and imprisons the promoters of these desperate protests. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Two-Tibetan-monks-and-a-woman-set-themselves-on-fire:-119-immolations-27757.html

23 APRIL 2013

Nepal promises China to crack down on Tibetan refugees

On a visit to Beijing, the leader of the Maoist party in Nepal Prachanda promises Xi Jinping to repress any anti-Chinese protests. « The national stability and integrity of both countries will not be compromised in the name of religious freedom and human rights. » http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-promises-China-to-crack-down-on-Tibetan-refugees-27732.html

24 MARCH 2013

China’s new leadership should overhaul failed Tibet policies

The confirmation of China’s new leadership last week coincided with the fifth anniversary of violent protests across the Tibetan Plateau. In mid-March 2008, an estimated 30,000 Tibetans were involved in more than 100 ‘mass incidents’, ranging from peaceful demonstrations to violent attacks on people and property.                                                                                                                              http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/24/chinas-new-leadership-should-overhaul-failed-tibet-policies/

20 MARCH 2013

Surrender the best option for Tibet

Is there a future for the Tibetan cause? After two years of protests and more than 100 suicides across the historical region of Tibet, it is hard to see any real evolution in the cause of Tibetan independence or even autonomy.                                                http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-02-200313.html

11 MARCH

Profile: Tibetan Buddhism’s Karmapa Lama

A religious figure comes into his own as artist and green activist                                                                                           http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5242&Itemid=206

7 MARCH 2013

Tighter Controls on Award Winning Tibetan Writer

Chinese authorities have further tightened restrictions on Beijing-based Tibetan poet and blogger Tsering Woeser, moving police guards to the floor of her apartment building a day ahead of a State Department ceremony honoring her for her courage in striving to uphold Tibetan rights.                                                                                         http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/award-03072013134618.html

14 FEBRUARY 2013

100th Tibetan self-immolates in China, advocacy groups say

The number of Tibetans in China who have set themselves on fire to protest Beijing’s rule has reached 100, according to Tibetan advocacy groups.                                                                                                                                                                http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

7 FEBRUARY 2013

China detains 70 in bid to crack down on Tibet self-immolation protests

The operation, the largest of its kind yet reported by Beijing, is part of an intensifying effort to quell the fiery protests. It comes on the heels of a documentary released in China that blames Westerners, particularly Voice of America, for encouraging people to set themselves on fire and then treating those who do as heroes.                                                                                                       http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/07/16885142-china-detains-70-in-bid-to-crack-down-on-tibet-self-immolation-protests?lite

31 JANUARY 2013

China condemns Tibetan monk to death for « instigating » self immolations

Lorang Konchok, 40, has also lost his political rights. With him, his nephew also condemned to 10 years in prison. Sichuan court declares them guilty of murder in eight cases of self-immolation, three of them fatal.                                                                                   http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-condemns-Tibetan-monk-to-death-for-instigating-self-immolations-27011.html                                             http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/31/chinese-court-tibetans-encouraging-immolation                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21271854

23 NOVEMBER 2012

Tibet, Beijing punishes the families of young people who set themselves on fire

By order of the central government, the authorities of Qinghai Province cancel aid to the victims’ relatives and suspend all development projects in villages and towns where self-immolations have occurred. In two weeks, nine Tibetans have set themselves on fire in the province. All those who have paid tribute, even with small messages of condolence, to the young people who committed suicide, will be punished. Severe penalties also for party officials who are too « soft » with the activists.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-Beijing-punishes-the-families-of-young-people-who-set-themselves-on-fire-26433.html

20 NOVEMBER 2012

Self immolations of Tibetans 2009-2012

16 NOVEMBER 2012

British Buddhist monk self-immolates at French monastery

The 38-year-old Briton, who police did not name, had been living at Nalanda monastery near the southwestern village of Labastide-Saint-Georges for the past five years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9682645/British-Buddhist-monk-self-immolates-at-French-monastery.html

9 NOVEMBER 2012

Despite deadly week, Communist Party says Tibetans ‘feel very happy’

China’s ruling Communist Party on Friday declared Tibetans were “very happy” even as six Tibetans reportedly self-immolated over two days this week to protest Chinese rule.
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/09/15047849-despite-deadly-week-communist-party-says-tibetans-feel-very-happy?lite#__utma=238145375.1358836827.1333475157.1352451044.1352503356.212&__utmb=238145375.1.10.1352503356&__utmc=238145375&__utmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1351843663.203.9.utmcsr=asiaobserver.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/category/south-east-asia/cambodia&__utmv=238145375.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cworld%20news%7Casia-pacific=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www.msnbc.msn.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=165708285

6 NOVEMBER 2012

UN Tibet statement welcomed and rejected

Human rights workers and Tibet-focused activists are hailing a strongly worded statement by the United Nations’ top official on human rights, drawing attention to growing public discontent in Tibet just ahead of a major leadership shuffle that will reverberate throughout the Communist Party of China. The statement, released Friday November 2 was the first time that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights had publicly commented on the situation in Tibet, despite years of lobbying by activist support groups
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK07Ad01.html

4 NOVEMBER 2012

Mass Protest After Fatal Burning

Thousands of Tibetans staged protests against Chinese rule after another self-immolation death Sunday in a Tibetan-populated area in Qinghai province, triggering a massive security buildup, according to sources. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/blaze-11042012105433.html

2 NOVEMBER 2012

UN Speaks Out on Tibet

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called on China on Friday to address the grievances of Tibetans amid reports of new security clampdowns, travel restrictions, and disruption of communication links in Tibetan areas as Beijing prepares for a major leadership transition next week.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/speaks-11022012141015.html

27 OCTOBER 2012

Tibet and China: History of a Complex Relationship

For at least 1500 years, the nation of Tibet has had a complex relationship with its large and powerful neighbor to the east, China. The political history of Tibet and China reveals that the relationship has not always been as one-sided as it now appears.
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/china/a/TibetandChina.htm

27 OCTOBER 2012

The massacre Tibetan continues, two other young men set themselves on fire

Within days, five self-immolations. The « worst » week in the fight against what they call the imperialism of Beijing and the cultural genocide. Denouncing the « failure » of Chinese politics, Free Tibet appeals for the future leadership that responds to the « quest for freedom »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-massacre-Tibetan-continues,-two-other-young-men-set-themselves-on-fire-26206.html

22 OCTOBER 2012

Tibetan sets himself on fire inside the Labrang monastery

A Tibetan man in his 50s has set himself on fire inside the Labrang monastery, according to Free Tibet, the activist group.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9625517/Tibetan-sets-himself-on-fire-inside-the-Labrang-monastery.html

5 OCTOBER 2012

Tibetan PM-in-Exile ‘Ready to Engage’ in China Talks

Rising tensions, including an ongoing Chinese crackdown on dissent, will not stop Tibet’s government-in-exile from seeking talks with Beijing. « We are ready to engage in dialogue with the Chinese government anytime, anywhere, this is where we stand http://www.voanews.com/content/tibetan_pm_in_exile_ready_to_engage_in_china_talks/1521405.html

4 OCTOBER 2012

Tibetan Blogger Self-Immolates, Leaves Posts Behind 

Sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Service a 43-year-old poet and blogger named Gudrup engulfed himself in flames Thursday in Dreru, Tibet – part of the area China has designated the Tibet Autonomous Region. The authorities so far are refusing to release his body to his family
http://www.voanews.com/content/tibetan_blogger_self_immolates_and_leaves_posts_behind/1520543.html

2 OCTOBER 2012

More Tibetans convicted as Dharamsala calls for prudence


China seems unwilling to reach a deal with the people of Tibet. Instead, it continues to crack down hard on demonstrators and opponents. Meanwhile, Diaspora Tibetans end summit on self-immolations blaming Beijing for the current situation. Delegates urge Tibetans to follow the Dalai Lama’s « middle way ».
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-Tibetans-convicted-as-Dharamsala-calls-for-prudence-25974.html

27 AUGUST 2012

Two Tibetans Self-Immolate

Fifty-one Tibetans have now set themselves ablaze to protest Chinese rule. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/immolate-08272012150023.html

24 AUGUST 2012

Tibet Battles Women Trafficking

Chinese authorities recorded a big jump in the trafficking of women and children from Tibet to Chinese provinces last year as an expert said that more than half of the 72 counties in the Tibet Autonomous Region have grappled with women-smuggling problems.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/trafficked-08242012150928.html

18 AUGUST 2012

Mystery surrounds the fate of five Tibetan monks arrested by Chinese police

Three young monks were detained on 12 August; two more were taken 16 August. All were arrested in their monastery. Police action stems from their alleged involvement in recent self-immolation. The TCHRD reports a situation of extreme tensions
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mystery-surrounds-the-fate-of-five-Tibetan-monks-arrested-by-Chinese-police-25579.html

16 AUGUST 2012

Tibetan Shot Dead in Protest

Chinese security forces shot dead a Tibetan and detained six others as they dispersed a crowd of 1,000 Tibetans protesting against the resumption of mining operations in a county in Tibet
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/mine-08162012000425.html

10 AUGUST 2012

Tibet’s political future lies in ‘Middle Way’
By Lobsang Sangay

August 2011 was a notable month for democracy for the peoples of Thailand and Tibet. On August 5, Thailand voted in its first female prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. On August 8 last year, I was inaugurated as the first Tibetan political leader to be democratically elected and took over the leadership under a new governing system in which the Dalai Lama ceased to have political authority.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NH11Ad01.html

8 AUGUST 2012

Tibetan woman dies after setting herself alight

A Tibetan woman died on Tuesday after setting herself alight in China’s north-west Gansu province, state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19175384
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120807-364062.html

17 JULY 2012

Teenaged Tibetan monk ‘self-immolates’ in China

A teenaged Tibetan Buddhist monk has burned himself to death in south-west China, the latest in a series of such protests against Chinese rule, rights activists have said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18877394
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/clash-07182012161713.html

20 JUNE 2012

Two Young Tibetans Self-immolate

Two young Tibetans self-immolated in China’s Qinghai province on Wednesday as they protested against Beijing’s rule in Tibetan-populated areas and called for the return of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, sources said. http://www.voanews.com/content/anti-china-protest-leads-to-2-tibetan-immolations/1215885.html http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-06202012095119.html

19 JUNE 2012

Dalai Lama maintains ‘middle way’ for Tibet

Speaking at the University of Westminster on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama called for « realistic » expectations on Tibet’s future, reasserting his belief that « complete independence is … out of the question ». Such an approach paves the way for his potential return to Tibet after the Chinese government declared in April its « willingness for talks if the Dalai Lama truly gives up Tibetan independence ». http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9342293/Dalai-Lama-maintains-middle-way-for-Tibet.html

4 JUNE 2012

Dalai Lama Envoys Quit to Protest Chinese Posture on Tibet

The exile Central Tibetan Administration in northern India announced the resignations Monday, saying envoys Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen left their posts last week. The two diplomats held nine rounds of talks with Chinese officials in the past decade, without making notable progress
http://www.voanews.com/content/dalai_lama_envoys_quit_to_protest_chinese_posture_on_tibet/1147084.html

31 MAY 2012

Detentions reported in Tibet capital after immolations

Reports from Tibet say Chinese security forces have launched a wave of detentions in Lhasa following two self-immolations there on Sunday
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18275735

27 MAY 2012

Two Monks Burn Themselves in Lhasa

Two young Tibetan monks set themselves on fire in Lhasa Sunday in protest against Chinese rule—the first self-immolations reported in the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-05272012123432.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9294332/Two-Tibetans-set-themselves-on-fire-in-Lhasa.html

13 MAY 2012

Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him

In an exclusive interview with this week’s Sunday Telegraph, the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, revealed he had been passed reports from inside Tibet warning that Chinese agents had trained Tibetan women for a mission to poison him while posing as devotees seeking his blessings http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9261729/Dalai-Lama-reveals-warning-of-Chinese-plot-to-kill-him.html

25 APRIL 2012

Charges against Karmapa Lama dropped

State officials found no evidence against the third highest-ranking Tibetan Buddhist leader who had been accused of being a Chinese mole. Exiled Tibetans are satisfied, convinced all along of his « innocence »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Charges-against-Karmapa-Lama-dropped-24590.html

21 APRIL 2012

Sichuan, school that taught Tibetan forcibly closed

Authorities fear and prohibit all forms of autonomous education: in Tibet and Tibetan-majority provinces in China, one must speak and write in Mandarin. Headmaster and a teacher arrested: The school was open for over 20 years http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sichuan,-school-that-taught-Tibetan-forcibly-closed-24559.html

20 APRIL 2012

Two Tibetans ‘die after self-immolation in China’

Two Tibetan men have died after setting themselves on fire in front of a monastery in Sichuan province, south-west China, rights groups say
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17784446

29 MARCH 2012

Dalai Lama wins $1.7 million prize

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, has won $1.7 million after being awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize for his work linking science and wider questions of faith and religion http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10924441-dalai-lama-wins-17-million-prize#comments

26 MARCH 2012

Tibetan sets himself on fire before India’s parliament in New Delhi as more arrests occur in Tibet

The incident happened this morning during a protest against Hu Jintao’s visit to India. Police detains four monks from Bora Monastery in Sangchu County
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-sets-himself-on-fire-before-India’s-parliament-in-New-Delhi-as-more-arrests-occur-in-Tibet-24342.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17509024

23 MARCH 2012

Tibetan Self-Immolations Rise as China Tightens Grip

Beijing, alarmed about the threat to stability in a region seething with discontent over religious and cultural controls, has responded with an assortment of heavy-handed measures. Officials have described the self-immolators as outcasts and terrorists, blamed the pernicious influence of Tibetan exiles and flooded the region with checkpoints and paramilitary police officers in flak jackets
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/world/asia/in-self-immolations-signs-of-new-turmoil-in-tibet.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=asia

17 MARCH 2012

Thousands of Tibetans attend funeral of farmer who set himself afire in protest

A Tibetan farmer burned himself to death in southwestern China on Saturday 17, the latest in a wave of self-immolations protesting against Beijing’s control over Tibetan areas of the country, a rights group said. Several thousand Tibetans attended Sonam Thargyal’s funeral on the same day, many of them protesting against Chinese rule, UK-based Free Tibet said
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/17/10738954-reports-thousands-of-tibetans-attend-funeral-of-farmer-who-set-himself-afire-in-protest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17414494

17 MARCH 2012

Tibetan monk self immolates. Thousands on the streets demanding freedom

Lobsang Tsultrim, 20, set himself on fire yesterday in front of t Kirti Monastery in Sichuan, in protest against Chinese occupation. In the neighboring province of Qinghai at least a thousand Tibetans peacefully demonstrate for the release of 50 men who were arrested because they called for the return of the Dalai Lama.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-monk-self-immolates.-Thousands-on-the-streets-demanding-freedom-24263.html

10 MARCH 2012

China responsible for self-immolations, says Tibetan leader

The hardline policies of the Chinese government were responsible for the spate of self-immolations in Tibet, Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, said
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1694443.php/China-responsible-for-self-immolations-says-Tibetan-leader

9 MARCH 2012

Tibet is safe and stable: official

« I can tell you with full responsibility that currently the region is stable and safe. If not, how it could be possible for me to take a week-long vacation during the Tibetan New Year holiday last month and come to the annual National People’s Congress session in Beijing to perform my duty as a deputy with no worries? » said Padma Choling, an NPC deputy and chairman of the region
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/09/content_14793312.htm

4 MARCH 2012

Another self-immolation hits China: rights group

A mother of four died after setting herself on fire in a Tibetan-inhabited region of southwest China on Sunday, a rights group said, in the latest self-immolation to hit the country
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120304-331572.html

1 MARCH 2012

Mongolia’s ‘Dalai Lama’ dies, had fought Stalin and Mao

Ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa (Lord of refuge of Khalkha) lived 57 years in exile because of Soviet domination in Mongolia and Chinese rule in Tibet. Despite difficulties, he fought to revive his faith among Mongols http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mongolia’s-‘Dalai-Lama’-dies,-had-fought-Stalin-and-Mao-24127.html

China’s top Tibet official orders tighter control of Internet

China’s top official in Tibet has urged authorities to tighten their grip on the Internet and mobile phones, state media reported on Thursday, reflecting the government’s fears about unrest ahead of its annual parliamentary session. The move is the latest in a series of measures the government says are intended to maintain stability, and comes after a spate of self-immolations and protests against Chinese control in the country’s Tibetan-populated areas
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46588387/ns/technology_and_science-security/

22 FEBRUARY 2012

Lhasa « has become a hell for Tibetans. Here’s how they live « 

A rare eyewitness account of the life of the Tibetan capital, anonymous for security reasons, which tells the truth about Tibet: « The Tibetans are disappearing, the monasteries are barracks and the private apartments of the Dalai Lama have been sold to a Chinese businessman . Soldiers are everywhere and they do what they want. The monks are ready to fast unto death against this violence. « 
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Lhasa-has-become-a-hell-for-Tibetans.-Here’s-how-they-live-24044.html

Is China pushing Nepal to crack down on Tibetans?

For decades, Nepal has been a safe haven for Tibetans who escape China. But Tibetan activists say their people’s peaceful existence here is being disturbed because of China’s growing influence in Nepal
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/21/world/asia/china-tibet-nepal/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

Tibetan New Year’s Celebrations Muffled by Chinese Crackdown

Ethnic Tibetans in western China observed the beginning of the Tibetan New Year Wednesday with subdued ceremonies, following a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule
http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2012/02/22/tibetan-new-years-celebrations-muffled-by-chinese-crackdown/

17 FEBRUARY 2012

China detaining Tibetans returning from India

The Chinese government has detained several hundred Tibetans who returned from India after attending teaching sessions overseen by the Dalai Lama, and is forcing them to undergo political re-education, a human rights group said
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120217-328637.html

12 FEBRUARY 2012

Tibetan nun set herself on fire in protest against China

A Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire in a protest against the government in eastern China, the Tibetan government-in-exile based in India said in a statement on Sunday
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1690608.php/Tibetan-nun-reportedly-set-herself-on-fire-in-protest-against-China
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/11/world/asia/china-tibet-unrest/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17008732

7 FEBRUARY 2012

Chinese Regime Defends Shooting Unarmed Tibetan Protesters

On Tuesday 7 February, the Chinese regime defended its shooting of unarmed Tibetan protesters in China’s Sichuan Province on the first and second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Overseas Tibetan advocacy groups said at least seven Tibetans were killed and dozens were wounded during the two days of shooting.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-02-08/chinese-regime-defends-shooting-unarmed-tibetan-protesters.html#video_section

5 FEBRUARY 2012

Three Tibetans self-immolate in western China: report

Three Tibetans have set fire to themselves in south-west China, reports say, in the latest apparent protest against rule from Beijing
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42109445/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16895812

2 FEBRUARY 2012

More than 100 people arrested in Draggo (Sichuan, China)

During a peaceful demonstration on 23 January, police and security forces opened fire against civilians demanding religious freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. About six people were killed and 60 wounded. Now the authorities continue their search for other protesters in order to take them into custody
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-100-people-arrested-in-Draggo-23866.
html
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-02-02/12-tibetans-killed-chinese-regime-blocks-journalists.html#video_section
31 JANUARY 2012

China boosts security in Tibet following protests

A senior official in Chinese-ruled Tibet has ordered heightened security in Buddhist monasteries and along key roadways as the government tries to prevent protests that erupted in neighboring Tibetan communities from spreading
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46200211/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

30 JANUARY 2012

« Wukan model  » not self immolation can save Tibet

In 2011, according to even partial NGOs, about 70 people were killed by police in Tibet. Another 16, mostly monks set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese repression and to demanding religious freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. The communist authorities have arrested and sentenced 230 Tibetans for protesting against the government, and the number of political prisoners has reached 830
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Wukan-model-not-self-immolation-can-save-Tibet-23831.html

26 JANUARY 2012

Tibetan Exile Leader Calls for International Probe

The elected leader of the Tibetan exile community based in India is calling for an international probe into this week’s killing of Tibetan protesters by Chinese security forces. Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan Exile Kalon Tripa or Prime Minister, called for a worldwide vigil on Wednesday February 8 to condemn this week’s killings. He accused China of killing six Tibetans by « firing indiscriminately » into crowds of peaceful protesters in Tibetan areas under Chinese control
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/Tibetan-Exile-Leader-Calls-for-International-Probe-138116418.html

24 JANUARY 2012

Group: Tibetans killed as China forces fire on crowd

Two Tibetans were killed when security forces in China’s southwestern Sichuan province fired on demonstrators Tuesday, bringing the death toll in recent clashes to four, according to a Tibetan advocacy group.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46127806/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NA26Ad04.html

23 JANUARY 2012

Tibetan protester ‘killed by Chinese police gunfire’

Chinese security forces have opened fire on ethnic Tibetan protesters in the province of Sichuan, killing at least one man
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1178588/1/.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16690393


20 JANUARY 2012

Chinese Regime Closes Tibet to Foreign Travelers for 5th Year
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-01-20/chinese-regime-closes-tibet-to-foreign-travelers-for-5th-year.html#video_section

14 JANUARY 2012

Tibetan self-immolation triggers clash in China

A Tibetan has set themselves on fire in south-western China, in the latest in a series of self-immolations, prompting clashes between police and locals, activists say
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/asia/chinese-forces-reportedly-open-fire-on-protesting-tibetans.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16561227

6 JANUARY 2012

More Tibetan self-immolations in China

Two Buddhist Tibetans in southwest China have set themselves on fire in protest against perceived religious repression by the Chinese government, rights groups say. The incidents on Friday 6  brought the number of Tibetan self-immolations in the country to 14 since March
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201216164745327744.html

2 JANUARY 2012

Opinion: A Burning Nun Illuminates Tibet’s Agony

Chinese authorities ignore attempts to call attention to their despotism in Tibet
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4091&Itemid=206

8 DECEMBER 2011

Karmapa Tibetan Leader in India Faces Currency Charges

The 17th Karmapa, as he is known, is facing charges of illegal possession of foreign currency, forgery and conspiracy, according to a police official in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This week, the police filed the charges in a local court, which must now decide whether to move forward with the case
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/world/asia/17th-karmapa-charged-in-india-over-illegal-currency.html?_r=1&ref=asia

11 NOVEMBER 2011

Will Aba be the CCP’s Waterloo

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) setbacks in a remote corner of Sichuan province, Aba prefecture (more accurately, the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture), may in time be seen as the beginning of the end of its authoritarian reign.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MK11Ad01.html

7 NOVEMBER 2011

Self-immolations caused by Tibetan “cultural genocide”, Dalai Lama says

The Dalai Lama delivers stinging attack against China for the rash of desperate suicides by Tibetan religious. In China itself, 10,000 Tibetans
challenge police and commemorate nun who died last week after setting herself on fire
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Self-immolations-caused-by-Tibetan-“cultural-genocide”,-Dalai-Lama-says-23107.htmlhttp://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20111107-309155.html

3 NOVEMBER 2011

11th Tibetan Buddhist Self-Immolates in Southwestern China

China says a Tibetan nun has died after setting herself on fire in southwestern China. It was the 11th such self-immolation protest this year involving Buddhist monks and nuns in the restive region.
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/11th-Tibetan-Buddhist-Self-Immolates-in-Southwestern-China-133146668.html

17 OCTOBER 2011

Ninth Tibetan, a Nun, Immolates Herself in Anti-China Protest
A Tibetan nun killed herself Monday 17 by setting herself on fire in a Tibetan town in western China while calling for religious freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, according to a statement by an advocacy group based in London

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/world/asia/ninth-tibetan-a-nun-immolates-herself-in-anti-china-protest.html?_r=1&ref=asia

8 OCTOBER 2011

Dalai Lama slams China’s ‘immoral censorship’

The Dalai Lama criticised the Chinese government during a live video chat with Desmond Tutu for the South African archbishop’s 80th birthday celebrations in Cape Town. The Tibetan exiled leader was unable to attend the festivities after the South African government refused
to grant him a visa
http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20111008-dalai-lama-slams-china-censorship-south-africa-video-chat
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/201110814556632352.html

4 OCTOBER 2011

Dalai Lama forced to cancel South Africa visit

The Dalai Lama has cancelled plans to visit South Africa to attend the birthday celebrations for Archbishop Desmond Tutu after failing to obtain a visa required to travel to the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/10/2011104132043255459.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15164383

3 OCTOBER 2011

A young Tibetan monk set himself on fire today at 2 pm
(local time), at the fruit and vegetable market in the town of Ngaba, Sichuan Province. As he burned, Kalsang, 17 or 18 years old, was holding a photograph of the Dalai Lama and calling for the rights and religious freedom in Tibet. The police put out the flames, but the conditions of the young monk from Kirti are still unknown
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Fifth-Tibetan-monk-sets-himself-on-fire-in-a-year-for-Dalai-Lama-and-religious-freedom.-22806.htmlhttp://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/10/03/tibetan-monk-self-immolates-in-anti-china-protest/

26 SEPTEMBER 2011

China Says Dalai Lama Cannot Choose Successor

China says Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, cannot legally choose who will succeed him when he dies, and that Beijing
will make the decision
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/China-Warns-Dalai-Lama-About-Choosing-Successor-130556513.htmlhttp://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/09/26/china-says-dalai-lama-cannot-choose-successor/

24 SEPTEMBER 2011

Dalai Lama says he will discuss successor when he is 90

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said that it was too early to talk about his reincarnation. However, a candidate chosen
for political ends by anyone, including the Chinese government, should not be recognized.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1664866.php/Dalai-Lama-says-he-will-discuss-successor-when-he-is-90

27 AUGUST 2011

Beijing fires « Tibetan bulldog », Zhang Qingli

The Central Committee of Communist Party of China has replaced Zhang Qingli, secretary of the CPC in Tibet considered the « bulldog » in the region. Known for his uncompromising position not only on the Dalai Lama, but right across the Tibetan ethnic group, Zhang is considered
responsible for the violent clashes that occurred in the region under his rule. He will replaced by Quanguo Chen, considered a man of dialogue
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-fires-Tibetan-bulldog,-Zhang-Qingli.-22478.html

15 AUGUST 2011

Tibetan monk burns himself to death in China

A Tibetan monk has burned himself to death in China’s Sichuan province, in an apparent anti-Beijing protest. Activists said the monk,
whom they named as Tsewang Norbu, had shouted slogans including « long live the Dalai Lama » before setting himself alight.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14531538

31 MAY 2011

Tibetan monk dies after 15 years in prison

Monk Jampa Pelsang aka Puloe died on 23 May. He had been released from Chushul prison on 6 May in very serious conditions. He had
spent 15 years in prison for opposing a “re-education campaign” launched by Chinese authorities in May 1996 against the monasteries of Sera, Gaden and Drepung in Lhasa, Tibet.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-monk-dies-after-15-years-in-prison-21710.html

25 MAY 2011

A Tibetan door opens for China?

The election of Lobsang Sangay, a scholar at Harvard Law School, as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile was followed
immediately by China’s rejection of any talks with him on the future of Tibet. However, this should not be taken as a rebuff from Beijing. Ironically, the retirement of the Dalai Lama from the government-in-exile while retaining his role as spiritual leader may open up an opportunity for talks between his representatives and the Chinese government.

For one thing, the Dalai Lama is no longer an official of a government that Beijing does not recognize.

Moreover, Beijing should appreciate the significance of his recent address to the Tibetan parliament-in-exile when he said that, as
a result of the proposed changes, “some of my political promulgations such as the Draft Constitution for a Future Tibet (1963) and Guidelines for Future Tibet’s Polity (1992) will become ineffective.”

This was in effect a disavowal of Tibetan independence. The 1963 document was explicitly committed to Tibetan independence. And while the 1992 Guidelines do not call for independence, there is a clear implication in that document that Tibet is not a part of China.

By saying that these previous documents are now “ineffective,” the Dalai Lama has opened a door for Beijing.

Besides, the newly drafted constitution encourages talks between the Dalai Lama and Beijing, asserting that “His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama” will “remain engaged in the efforts to reach a satisfactory solution to the question of Tibet and to accomplish the cherished
goals of the Tibetan people.

Although he is now limiting himself to a spiritual and not temporal role, the reverence that Tibetans have for him is evident. The new
constitution, for example, calls him “the guide illuminating the path, the supreme leader, the symbol of the Tibetan identity and unity, and the voice of the whole Tibetan people.”

He will certainly be difficult to replace, in more senses than one.

China has called the Dalai Lama’s retirement a “trick”to deceive the international community.

Professor Robert Barnett, a Tibet specialist at Columbia University, explained China’s suspicions in a recent article in the New York Review of Books. He wrote of a little-known seventeenth-century precedent in which the retirement of a Dalai Lama concealed a convoluted plot
to prevent China from choosing his successor.”

It turns out that in 1679, the fifth Dalai Lama, an extraordinarily capable man, announced that he had appointed a young Tibetan to act as regent
while he himself went into retirement. His intention was to prevent the Manchu court in Beijing from interfering in the choice of a successor after his death.

He gave instructions that his death was not to be made   and so it was that when he died in 1682, the regent announced that the Dalai Lama was in retreat.

For 14 years the Chinese emperor did not know of his death and, when he did, the next Dalai Lama had been identified and educated,
with Beijing prevented from having any say over his selection.

According to tradition, the next Dalai Lama will be the reincarnation of the current one and the boy can only be identified through
an elaborate process.

The Chinese government has already said that its endorsement is an indispensable step in the process. If, as is likely, Beijing and Tibetan exiles identify different boys as the next Dalai Lama, there may well be rival claimants to be the 15th Dalai Lama.

The current Dalai Lama disclosed recently that steps are being taken by the exile community to identify his successor while he is
still living.

He disclosed that leaders of the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism have met to discuss how his successor will be chosen and
“perhaps this year we will finalize our position.”

Surely, this is additional reason for Beijing to talk to the Dalai Lama, who enjoys such reverence among Tibetans and who is already
75 years old. A successor is unlikely to command such respect and support. More importantly, a successor may not be committed to maintaining Tibet as part of China while asking for autonomy and the preservation of Tibetan culture.

Time is running out, not only for the Dalai Lama but for Beijing to reach an accord with him while he is still in a position to secure the support of Tibetans for any agreement that may be reached.

By Frank Ching a Hong-Kong based commentator for OpinionAsia

27 APRIL 2011

Lobsang Sangay, new Tibetan prime minister-in-exile, an irritant for Beijing

Lobsang Sangay, 43, is the new Tibetan prime minister-in-exile. He will replace Samdhong Rinpoche as Kalon Tripa. The Election Commission made the announcement today after Sangay won the 20 March elections. A Harvard professor for the past 15 years, Lobsang Sangay is the
third democratically elected Tibetan prime minister. Almost 50 per cent of the 89,339 eligible voters in 30 countries cast their ballot. Sangay won 55 per cent of the vote.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Lobsang-Sangay,-new-Tibetan-prime-minister-in-exile,-an-irritant-for-Beijing-21402.html

17 MARCH 2011

A Tibetan Monk Dies After Self-Immolation

A young Tibetan monk who set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in the vast Tibetan regions of western China died early on
Thursday. It was the first time that a monk protesting against China had killed himself through self-immolation, according to historians of modern Tibet.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/world/asia/18tibet.html?ref=asia
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Young-Tibetan-monk-sets-fire-to-himself-in-memory-of-the-dead-of-March-2008-21057.htmlhttp://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/amidst-heavy-security-presence-thousands-tibetans-attend-funeral-monk-who-set-fire-himself

The Dalai Lama rejects pleas to reconsider retirement

The Dalai Lama rejected on Thursday calls from the Tibetan parliament in exile urging him to reconsider his decision to retire as political head of the movement. The overwhelming majority of members of the 43-seat assembly have called for the decision to be reconsidered, with many
arguing that the cause for greater freedom in Tibet will be undermined.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110317-268683.html

14 MARCH 2011

Testing times for Tibetans

Although the 75 year-old religious leader, born Tenzin Gyatso, believes his decision to resign is intended to strengthen the Tibetan
movement’s democratic structure, Tibetans in exile now find themselves in a difficult situation. It is the Dalai Lama’s global popularity that holds the key for the Tibetan cause. Considering anyone other than their temporal leader is not something the exiles have ever thought of. Without his presence in his political role, Tibetans are already questioning the legitimacy of the government in exile, which exists largely on his name and is not recognized by any country in the world
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3059&Itemid=171

10 MARCH 2011

In Nepal, soldier rapes Tibetan activist

The act of violence is the consequence of a government-orchestrated campaign against Tibetans as the authorities try to meet their obligations vis-à-vis China on the 60th anniversary of its invasion of Tibet. As part of this, the government deploys more than 1,500 soldiers and
police agents to stop demonstrations.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Soldier-rapes-Tibetan-activist-20993.html

Tibet’s exiled Dalai Lama to devolve political role

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has announced a long-awaited plan to devolve his political responsibilities to an
elected figure
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12689911
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1625058.php/Tibetan-movement-heads-for-a-major-shift

7 MARCH 2011

China says Dalai Lama has to reincarnate

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not have a right to choose his successor any way he wants and must follow the
historical and religious tradition of reincarnation, a Chinese official said on Monday 7.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110307-266981.html
Dalai Lama’s 1959 Flight from Tibet

At 1 pm Beijing time on the afternoon of March 17, 1959, two meetings took place in Lhasa and Beijing that would change the
history of China.

In the Norbulingka palace, the summer residence of the  Dalai Lama, the 23-year-old leader and his advisors were debating whether to
leave Lhasa, minutes after two artillery shells had landed 200 meters away, causing a huge explosion. A monk entered into a trance, his body swelledand he  in a loud voice: « leave quickly, leave quickly, leave tonight. »
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2952&Itemid=171

24 NOVEMBER 2010

Tibet and China: History of a Complex Relationship

For at least 1500 years, the nation of Tibet has had a complex relationship with its large and powerful neighbor to the east, China.
The political history of Tibet and China reveals that the relationship has not always been as one-sided as it now appears.
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/china/a/TibetandChina.htm

1 SEPTEMBER 2010

An Interview with the Karmapa Lama

Many in Dharamsala, India, the home of Tibetan Buddhism in exile, believe the 17th Karmapa Lama, whose name is Ogyen Trinley Dorje, represents the future of Tibetan politics in exile as well. He is extremely popular among young Tibetans, partly because of his 1999 escape from Chinese hands, but also because he possesses rare charisma. The Karmapa passes much of his time in the protected top floor of Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala, guarded by Indian policemen and intelligence officers who keep a constant watch on his activities. He has busied himself by becoming increasingly knowledgeable about environmentalism
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2672&Itemid=404

See also
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2451&Itemid=174

22 JULY 2010

Human Rights Watch report slams China’s 2008 crackdown in Tibet

Chinese security forces brutally beat and even shot dead some protesters during unrest in Tibet in 2008, and tortured many in the
subsequent crackdown, Human Rights Watch said in a report Thursday.
http://www.france24.com/en/20100722-china-tibet-crackdown-human-rights-watch-report

30 JUNE 2010

Chinese Officials Assert Role in Choosing Next Dalai Lama

Future Tibetan spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama, must be approved by the Chinese central government, a senior Communist
Party official said.  he remarks were among the clearest indications yet that China will appoint a reincarnation of the Dalai Lama after the current Dalai Lama dies, setting off a struggle with exiled Tibetan leaders over religious control of the Chinese territory
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/02/world/asia/02dalai.html?_r=1&ref=asia

7 MARCH 2010

China will take hard line on Dalai Lama succession

China indicated Sunday it would take a hard line on the selection of a successor to the ageing Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai
Lama in rare comments on the sensitive issue The final decision on the reincarnated successors to the Buddhist region’s top lamas lies with Beijing, said Qiangba Puncog, Tibet’s former governor and a delegate to the national parliament. [b]’It must get the approval of the central government otherwise the reincarnation will be illegitimate and invalid,'[/b] he told reporters on the sidelines of China’s National People’s Congress session.

Traditionally, the search for the figure’s reincarnated successor was conducted by the region’s high lamas. But China’s officially atheist Communist Party-ruled government has claimed the right to intervene, citing a precedent set by a past emperor
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1042111/1/.html

9 JANUARY 2010

China jails Tibetan film director for six years

Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker, has been sentenced to six years in prison by Chinese authorities. The director was arrested in March for a documentary about ordinary Tibetan’s grievances with China
http://www.france24.com/en/20100107-china-jails-tibetan-director-dhondup-wangchen-six-years-documentary-tibet

5 JULY 2009

The Tibetan uprising: 50 years of protest

A collection of 20 pictures from 1959 to 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2009/mar/09/tibet-dalailama?picture=344346967

28 MAY 2009

Autonomy Is Solution for Tibet, Dalai Lama Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/world/asia/29dalai.html?_r=1&ref=asia

MEMORANDUM ON GENUINE AUTONOMY FOR THE TIBETAN PEOPLE
http://www.tibet.net/en/index.php?id=78&articletype=press

4 APRIL 2009

Tale of two lamas: The battle for Tibet’s soul

By Kent Ewing in Asia Times

The Chinese leadership’s answer to the Dalai Lama, the 19-year-old Panchen Lama, has emerged after a prolonged childhood-to-adolescence
hibernation. He speaks Tibetan, Puthongua and – rev up the global PR machine -scripted English. Whatever language he chooses, however, he invariably uses it to back the central government. As Beijing last week marked the 50th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising that prompted the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile in India, the Panchen Lama had nothing but praise for Chinese rule of the troubled Himalayan region
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KD04Ad02.html

17 MARCH 2009

50 Years Ago, the Dalai Lama Fled Tibet to India where he will arrive on March 31

Here, the story of his escape into exile is told through archive images and audio.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7948547.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/31/newsid_2788000/2788343.stm
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2009/03/12/tibetan_officer_remembers_1959_escape_with_dalai_lama/

And how it has been commemorate today
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101642032

The Dalai Lama escaping from Tibet, March 1959. He is third from right, on the white horse. (File Photo/Topfoto.co.uk/Tibet)

13 MARCH 2009

China ‘must approve’ new Dalai Lama

The Chinese government must approve the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and will not
recognize any candidate that has not been endorsed by Beijing, a top official has said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/20093133841803523.html

10 MARCH 2009

Profile: The Dalai Lama, a profile by Aljazeera
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/11/20081113561466961.html

14 MARCH 2008

On March 14, 2008, the unrest started in Tibet
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23629811/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23646881#23646881

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 15 February in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 15 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2017

1780: In India, a strong force under Colonel Goddard take possession of Ahmedabad, after Warren Hastings, the Governor-General, adopted strong measures to retrieve the prestige of the Company

1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1942: British troops in Singapore surrender to the Japanese


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3529000/3529447.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

1942: Following February 13 attack, Japanese troops march into Palembang (South Sumatra)
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/palembang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palembang

1943: Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) is hit by allied air raid

1948: Mao Zedong Red Army retakes Yan’an his capitale after the Long March

1965: Chine Foreign Minister Chen Yi says that a pacific coexistence with the USA is out of question

1966: French president De Gaulle offers to help end Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/degaulle-offers-to-help-end-vietnam-war

1970: US bombing on Pathet Lao positions in Laos
http://www.footprinttravelguides.com/asia/laos/about-laos/secret-war/

1985: The Khmer Rouge  headquarters is seized by Vietnamese troops

1989: Soviet troops pull out of Afghanistan completed, nine years after they invaded the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_4160000/4160827.stm

2011: The Philippines government begins negotiations with the communist guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Norway
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110215-philippine-peace-talks-start-despite-communists-arrest

2012: The Maoist-led government and the Nepal Army have reached consensus on almost all outstanding issues related to the integration of Maoist combatants in the national army. The two parties, however, remain at odds over senior ranks to be conferred to the combatants willing to serve in the Army

2014: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has completed a two-day visit to China, pleased at Beijing’s commitment to pressure North Korea to return to nuclear talks.
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-promises-to-pressure-n-korea-back-to-nuclear-talks/1851874.html

 

Holidays and observances

Singapore: Total Defence Day

Afghanistan: Liberation Day

On 15 February in South Asian history

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2016

1780: In India, a strong force under Colonel Goddard take possession of Ahmedabad, after Warren Hastings, the Governor-General, adopted strong measures to retrieve the prestige of the Company

1869: Death of Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet, born on December 27, 1797 in Agra
http://www.uramamurthy.com/ghalib.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1087224/commemorating-the-145th-death-anniversary-of-mirza-ghalib
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/15-february-1869-mirza-ghalib-urdu-and-persian-poet-passed-away


1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1921: Birth of Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian, thinker and writer who died on March 15,  1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radha_Krishna_Choudhary

1924: A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
http://www.sahistory.org.za/topic/segregationist-legislation-timeline-1920-1929

1948: Death of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Indian poet, born in 1904
http://www.poemhunter.com/subhadra-kumari-chauhan/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/subhadra-kumari-chauhan.html

1949: Birth of Anura Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anura_Bandaranaike

Anura Bandaranaike

 1984: Birth of Meera Jasmine, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meera_Jasmine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB5gGTkrWCo

1989: Moscou announces the total Soviet troops pull out of Afghanistan, nine years after they invaded the country
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_4160000/4160827.stm

1996: General elections in Bangladesh boycotted by all the parties except the BNP

2012: The Maoist-led government and the Nepal Army have reached consensus on almost all outstanding issues related to the integration of Maoist combatants in the national army. The two parties, however, remain at odds over senior ranks to be conferred to the combatants willing to serve in the Army

 

Holidays and observances

Afghanistan: Liberation Day

On 15 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2017

1686: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) receives a complete monopoly on pepper in Banten (west Java)

1835: Birth of Nguyen Khuyen, Vietnamese Confucian scholar, poet and teacher, who died on February 5, 1909
http://www.poemhunter.com/nguyen-khuyen/biography/

Nguyen Khuyen

1895: Birth of Jovita Fuentes, Filipino diva, who died on August 7, 1978
http://himig.com.ph/features/26-jovita-fuentes
http://mycapiz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=350
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/933/today-in-philippine-history-february-15-1895-jovita-fuentes-was-born-in-the-town-of-capiz-in-capiz-province

1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1940: Birth of Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician, who has been vice-president under Magawati Sukarnoputri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamzah_Haz
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1457865.stm

1942: British troops in Singapore surrender to the Japanese

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3529000/3529447.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

1942: Following February 13 attack, Japanese troops march into Palembang (South Sumatra)
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/palembang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palembang

1943: Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) is hit by allied air raid

1958: Army dissidents in Sumatra, supported by counterparts in Sulawesi and by several leaders of Masjumi, proclaim the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Indonesia (PRRI) with Prawiranega as president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pemerintah_Revolusioner_Republik_Indonesia

1961: Birth of Cheam Channy, Cambodian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheam_Channy

1966: French president De Gaulle offers to help end Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/degaulle-offers-to-help-end-vietnam-war

1970: US bombing on Pathet Lao positions in Laos
http://www.footprinttravelguides.com/asia/laos/about-laos/secret-war/

1985: The Khmer Rouge  headquarters is seized by Vietnamese troops

1986: In the Philippines, the National Assembly, controlled by the president declared the election in favour of Marcos. Cory Aquino refuses to concede defeat and calls on her followers to rally the next day in Manila’s Rizal Park

2008: Death of former Khmer Rouge leader Sam Bith
http://cambodiamirror.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/monday-1822008-former-khmer-rouge-leader-in-phnom-voar-died/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-kr-commander-jailed-over-tourist-murders-dies

2011: The Philippines government begins negotiations with the communist guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Norway
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110215-philippine-peace-talks-start-despite-communists-arrest

2013: Death of Sanan Kachornprasart, Thai general and politician, born on September 7, 1935
http://www.th4u.com/sanan_kachornprasart.htm
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/619663-phichits-crocodile-king-sanan-bids-a-final-farewell-obituary/

 

Holidays and observances

Singapore: Total Defence Day

On 15 February in Japan’s history

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2017

1898: Birth of Ibuse Masuji, Japanese writer who died on July 10, 1993
http://authorscalendar.info/ibuse.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masuji_Ibuse

1942: British troops in Singapore surrender to the Japanese

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3529000/3529447.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

1942: Following February 13 attack, Japanese troops march into Palembang (South Sumatra)
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/palembang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palembang

1943: Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) is hit by allied air raid

1949: Shigeru Yoshida becomes Japanese Prime Minister for second time
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Yoshida.html

1988: Birth of Hironori Kusano, Japanese idol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hironori_Kusano
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Kusano_Hironori

 

On 15 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 15, 2017

557: Yuwen Jue establishes the Northern Zhou Dynasty ending the Western Wei dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xiaomin_of_Northern_Zhou
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Division/beizhou-rulers.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1169.html

Yuwen Jue

1682: Death of Gu Yanwu, Late Ming and Qing dynasties thinker, born on July 15, 1613
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_Yanwu
http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Qing/personsguyanwu.html

1823: Birth of Li Hongzhang, Chinese General and statesman, who died on November 7, 1901
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Li_Hongzhang
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/47History6534.html?PHPSESSID=6ddf25071014e6d8c63e3f107e2e9dc8

1904: The Huaxinghui (China Revival Society) is founded by Huang Xing
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaxinghui

1912: Yuan Shikai is elected provisional President of the Republic of China. He will be sworn in on March 10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_provisional_presidential_election,_1912
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/yuan-shikai.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1099.html

1948: Mao Zedong Red Army retakes Yan’an his former capitale after the Long March

1965: Chine Foreign Minister Chen Yi says that a pacific coexistence with the USA is out of question

1967: Death of Zhang Henshui, Chinese novelist, born on May 18, 1895
https://paper-republic.org/authors/zhang-henshui/
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/59History7573.html

1974: All the foreigners are forbidden to travel in China

1995:The population of China officially hits 1,2 billion

1996: At the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China, a Long March 3 rocket, carrying an Intelsat 708, crashes into a rural village after liftoff, killing many people

2006: Death of Sun Yuan-suan, prime minister of the Republic of China (Taiwan) from 1978 to 1984, born on November 11, 1913
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Yun-suan

2014: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has completed a two-day visit to China, pleased at Beijing’s commitment to pressure North Korea to return to nuclear talks.
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-promises-to-pressure-n-korea-back-to-nuclear-talks/1851874.html