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China hikes defense budget by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

05 Mar 2019

China hikes defense budget by 7.5% to $177.61 billion

China, the world's second largest military spender after the US, announced a 7.5% increase in its defense budget for this year, hiking it to a whopping $177.61 billion.

Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, discusses bilateral ties

22 Apr 2018

Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, discusses bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Sunday and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship.

China will not concede "a single inch of land": Xi

20 Mar 2018

China will not concede "a single inch of land": Xi

Soon after being re-elected for a second five-year term with prospects of continuing as the President of China for life, Xi Jinping asserted that his country will not concede "a single inch of land" and guard its sovereignty.

China cabinet reshuffle: Former missile commander appointed as Defense Minister

19 Mar 2018

China cabinet reshuffle: Former missile commander appointed as Defense Minister

China has appointed former missile unit commander as its new Defense Minister, whose first guest of honor could be his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman.

China unveils drastic cabinet reshuffle plan

19 Mar 2018

China unveils drastic cabinet reshuffle plan

China on Monday appointed a whole new set of top officials, including a Defense Minister, to head a revamped government, days after President Xi Jinping began his second five-year tenure following the removal of the two-term limit.

Chinese Parliament unanimously re-elects President Xi Jinping for second term

17 Mar 2018

Chinese Parliament unanimously re-elects President Xi Jinping for second term

Xi Jinping has been re-elected as the President of China for a second five-year tenure by the country's rubber-stamp parliament, National People's Congress (NPC), days after it scrapped the two-term rule for the Presidency, allowing him to have a life-long tenure.

China scraps two-term limit, makes Xi President for life

11 Mar 2018

China scraps two-term limit, makes Xi President for life

In a landmark vote, the Chinese parliament on Sunday abolished the two-term limit for its President and Vice-President after the country's parliament vote for a constitutional amendment in this regard.

China ups defense spending to 8.1%, fueling global concerns

05 Mar 2018

China ups defense spending to 8.1%, fueling global concerns

For the second year, China's economic growth forecast for 2018 (6.5%) stood at the lowest since 1992.

Manohar Parrikar, the first IITian to become CM, turns 62

13 Dec 2017

Manohar Parrikar, the first IITian to become CM, turns 62

Incumbent Goa CM, Manohar Parrikar is often described as an RSS pracharak, IITian, hard taskmaster and Modi's confidante.

No country can meet Dalai Lama without offending China

21 Oct 2017

No country can meet Dalai Lama without offending China

It's been 58 years since the Dalai Lama fled to India seeking refuge after an unsuccessful revolt against China, but the country is still bitter about the Tibetan spiritual leader, whom it considers a "separatist."

Rex Tillerson: Trump wants to "dramatically deepen" ties with India

19 Oct 2017

Rex Tillerson: Trump wants to "dramatically deepen" ties with India

Ahead of his visit to India next week, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in a policy address at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies outlined how US views relations with India.

Dalai Lama invokes "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" over Doklam standoff

09 Aug 2017

Dalai Lama invokes "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" over Doklam standoff

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama knows how difficult it is to deal with China.

China objects to US delegation's visit to China

11 May 2017

China objects to US delegation's visit to China

Beijing has condemned the recent meeting of a US Congress delegation with the Dalai Lama saying the move "sent a very wrong signal to the world about Tibet independence."

Google in talks to re-enter China

13 Mar 2017

Google in talks to re-enter China

Officials said Google has been in talks to begin services in the country once again.

Official Party newspaper reveals China faked its growth figures

19 Jan 2017

Official Party newspaper reveals China faked its growth figures

China is set to release its GDP growth figures for 2016 tomorrow.