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    Chinese military tells India to control border guards

    Chinese Defence Spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang said the highlights of his country’s international military cooperation in 2017 included handling ‘hotspot issues’ like Doklam.

    West Asia
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    Pak-China-Afghan trilateral meeting stresses talks with Taliban

    Pakistan, Afghanistan and China reaffirmed on Tuesday their support for a broad-based and inclusive process to bring peace to the war-torn country and stressed the need for dialogue between the government.

    South Asia
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    India, China hold 20th round of border talks

    Fresh round of talks were held between India and China under the Special Representatives mechanism, the first such meeting on the sticky boundary issue since the 73-day-long military standoff in Doklam.

    South Asia
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    How China's cracking down on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang province

    Thousands belonging to a minority Muslim community in China's Xinjiang province have allegedly been whisked off to and detained in state-owned "political indoctrination centers" as the government.

    Southeast Asia
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    CPEC clout: Now, Yuan may replace US dollar in Pakistan-China trade

    Pakistan's minister for planning and development Ahsan Iqbal said that the government was examining a proposal to replace the US dollar with the Chinese yuan for trade between China and Pakistan.

    Business
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    Russia urges India to join China's Belt and Road initiative

    Russia threw its weight behind China’s massive Belt and Road plan to build trade and transport links across Asia and beyond, suggesting to India on Monday that it find a way to work with Beijing.

    South Asia
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    China says Indian drone 'invaded' its airspace, crashed

    An Indian drone has ‘invaded’ China’s airspace and crashed, China’s Defence ministry said on Thursday, months after the neighbours ended one of their worst border standoffs in decades.

    South Asia
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    China reluctant to cut off oil to North Korea

    The United States has renewed pressure on China to stop crude oil shipments to North Korea to close a crucial economic lifeline to the regime following its latest missile threat.

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    China upset over Indian president’s visit to disputed border region

    China on Monday criticised a visit by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying China opposed any activities by Indian leaders in disputed areas.

    South Asia
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    India, China hold first border mechanism talks after Doklam standoff

    India and China began border talks on Friday for the first time since the Doklam military standoff ended in August. The talks in Beijing, under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination.

    South Asia
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    ‘No mercy’ for CPEC enemies, warns Pakistan

    Two days after Balochistan was rocked by terrorist incidents, the Prime Minister Office on Friday reiterated its commitment to “foil the nefarious designs of enemies” and exhaust all its options.

    South Asia
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    Trump urges China's Xi to work 'hard' and fast on N. Korea

    Donald Trump urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to work “hard” and act fast to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, during their meeting in Beijing on Thursday, warning that “time is quickly running out”.

    World
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    Bangladesh caught in China-India rivalry

    With nearly a million ethnic Muslims taking refuge in Bangladesh in recent months to avoid torture in Myanmar, the government in Dhaka is caught in the brinkmanship of India and China, the two nations jockeying.

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    As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a “world-class army” by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat -- for now.

    South Asia
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    China to choke India water? mulls tunnel to divert river

    China is working on an incredibly ambitious water diversion project involving the Brahmaputra, one of India’s largest rivers, which may become another point of tension between the two Asian neighbours.

    South Asia
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    Xi Jinping reappointed as China’s top leader

    President Xi Jinping was formally handed a second term on Wednesday, with no clear successor emerging in a revamped ruling council, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for him.

    Southeast Asia
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    China scrambles fighter jets to deter US missile frigate

    China has scrambled two fighter jets, a helicopter and a guided-missile frigate to deter a US frigate which was nearing disputed islands in the South China Sea.

    South Asia
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    US says CPEC passes through disputed territory

    The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India.

    South Asia
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    India says ready for more 'surgical strikes'

    Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for full spectrum operation but any decision on surgical strike involving the air force has to be taken by the government.

    South Asia
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    What ban? Chinese in thrall to tennis 'goddess' Sharapova

    One fellow player labelled her "a cheater" and she is said to be unpopular in the locker room, but Maria Sharapova remains a crowd favourite in China despite her doping ban.

    Sports
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    India seeks US drones to monitor China: report

    As the US and India try to move forward with a deal to supply the Indian navy with 22 Sea Guardian drone aircraft, experts believe New Delhi wants to monitor activities in the region.

    South Asia
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    China Eyes Iran as Important Belt and Road Hub

    China’s strategic interest in Iran is intensifying. Chinese manufacturers are looking to establish new operations in Iran, and Tehran is viewed as a vital transport and logistics hub.

    Business
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    Pakistan made great sacrifices in fighting terror, country has ‘clear conscience’:China

    Pakistan has made great sacrifices in fighting terror and has a clear conscience, China said on Friday, barely five days after Beijing joined other Brics members in condemning the terror groups.

    South Asia
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    China wants 'healthy, stable' relations with India: Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sought to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue “healthy, stable” relations.

    South Asia

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