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INDIA POLITICS: End of Border Standoff With China Satisfies India, But It Will Not Lower its Guard

INDIA POLITICS: End of Border Standoff With China Satisfies India, But It Will Not Lower its Guard

For India, the lesson is that even though the standoff has been resolved, future flare-ups cannot be ruled out.

“The problem is essentially the aggressive stance that China has adopted on all territorial matters with all countries and here the manner in which it has tried to alter the status quo on the ground by building this road, which we have stopped,” said Jayadeva Ranade, a former China specialist at the Indian government’s National Security Advisory Board. He warned that they might repeat Doklam next year or try something else.

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INDIA POLITICS: Indian Military Withdrawal From Himalayas Border Region Pleases China

INDIA POLITICS: Indian Military Withdrawal From Himalayas Border Region Pleases China

“I am pleased to confirm that trespassing Indian personnel have all pulled back to the Indian side … [and] Chinese troops continue to patrol on the Chinese side of the border,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Will Prevent US, South Korea From Carrying Out Strikes on North Korea – Government Daily

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Will Prevent US, South Korea From Carrying Out Strikes on North Korea – Government Daily

The widely-quoted newspaper, published by the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily cautioned: “If the US and its ally South Korea take on Pyongyang and try to “overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.”

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Seethes on Sidelines Amid New North Korea Crisis

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Seethes on Sidelines Amid New North Korea Crisis

“China is not too worried that the United States might suddenly attack North Korea. It is worried about THAAD,” said Sun Zhe, co-director of the China Initiative of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing, India Unyielding Over a Piece of Himalayan Territory

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing, India Unyielding Over a Piece of Himalayan Territory

“The Indian side not only has not taken any actual steps to correct its mistake, it has concocted all sorts of reasons that don’t have a leg to stand on, to make up excuses for the Indian military’s illegal crossing of the border,” In a statement on Wednesday, China’s Foreign Ministry reiterated its call to India, saying it must remove its forces from what Beijing considers part of its territory.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

“China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,” Lu told reporters at a regular press briefing, adding that Beijing had made “stern representations” to Washington over the “negative content” of the bill.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

China warned Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen saying her remarks about death of a Nobel Peace laureate were “very dangerous” for cross-strait relations.

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CHINA POLITICS: China Troops Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

CHINA POLITICS: China Troops Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

“The base will ensure China’s performance of missions, such as escorting, peace-keeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and west Asia,” it said.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Use Force on North Korea ‘If We Must’: Nikki Haley UN Envoy

USA POLITICS: Trump to Use Force on North Korea ‘If We Must’: Nikki Haley UN Envoy

“Our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction,” Haley said.

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CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

CANADA POLITICS: China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyber Attacks on Private Sector

“This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed Canadian government official told the Globe and Mail, which first reported the agreement.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan to China: Learn From Us on Democracy on Tiananmen Anniversary

TAIWAN POLITICS: Taiwan to China: Learn From Us on Democracy on Tiananmen Anniversary

“When Xi Jinping comes, he’ll know the people of Hong Kong have not forgotten,” said Lee Cheuk-yan, a veteran democracy activist and an organiser of the annual candlight vigil.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: China to Seoul: Remove THAAD!

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: China to Seoul: Remove THAAD!

Beijing was “gravely concerned” over reports about new THAAD launchers, which have been installed in addition to the two that had already been deployed.

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ASIA POLITICS: US Warship Challenges China’s Territorial Water Claims in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Sail-By: Reports

ASIA POLITICS: US Warship Challenges China’s Territorial Water Claims in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Sail-By: Reports

Pentagon said it was continuing regular freedom of navigation operations and would do more in the future but gave no details of the latest mission.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Grave Consequences’: Pyongyang Warns China

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: ‘Grave Consequences’: Pyongyang Warns China

North Korea has warned China of “grave consequences” if it “chops down” relations between the two countries.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Will Not ‘Beg’ for China’s Friendship: KCNA

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Will Not ‘Beg’ for China’s Friendship: KCNA

“The DPRK will never beg for the maintenance of friendship with China, risking its nuclear program, which is as precious as its own life, no matter how valuable the friendship is,” the commentary said.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Launches its First Domestically-Built Aircraft Carrier

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Launches its First Domestically-Built Aircraft Carrier

Fan Changlong vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, presided over the launch ceremony. China’s aircraft carrier program is top state secret.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Li Ching-yu Sees China ‘Conspiracy’ Behind Li Ming-che Arrest

TAIWAN POLITICS: Li Ching-yu Sees China ‘Conspiracy’ Behind Li Ming-che Arrest

Li Ming-che’s wife, Li Ching-yu was scheduled to fly to Beijing but told reporters at Taiwan international airport her permit to enter mainland was canceled.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

TAIWAN POLITICS: 8 Submarines to Be Built By Taiwan Indigenous Shipbuilding Project

Military and defence industry officials in Taiwan have said the first submarine is expected to go into operation within 10 years.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Murder Suspects Go Home With Victim’s Body As Malaysia Forced to Swap

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korean Murder Suspects Go Home With Victim’s Body As Malaysia Forced to Swap

Malaysia will not snap diplomatic ties with North Korea following the row, Prime Minister Najib Razak said during an official visit to India, state news agency Bernama reported.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Taiwan: Using Arms Won’t Stop Unification

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing to Taiwan: Using Arms Won’t Stop Unification

“Separatist Taiwan independence forces and their activities are the greatest threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a monthly news briefing.

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