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China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

AFP | The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will see Saturday if they can find a breakthrough to exit a spiralling...

With US absent, world’s exporters turn attention to China

AFP | There is a notable no-show among the dozens of national pavilions at Shanghai's massive import fair -- the United States -- a metaphor...

Russia seeks to dump dollar as new US sanctions loom

AFP | Moscow is intensifying efforts to wean its economy off the dollar as Washington considers tough new sanctions that could deny Russia access to...

White House has deal to lift sanctions on China’s ZTE

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Friday he had reached a deal to keep Chinese telecoms giant ZTE running, rolling back some penalties in...

China & India strive to make peace: hold summit after border...

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek to repair strained ties at a summit on Friday after an...

Dismantling of N. Korea nuclear site ‘well under way’: US monitor

AFP | Satellite photos indicate North Korea has begun dismantling its nuclear test site ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and...

COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Forbes ‘75 most powerful people’

News Desk | Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has been featured in Forbes this year’s list of  '75 Most Powerful Leaders...

Xi, Modi agree to reduce border tensions

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended informal meetings in China Saturday with a promise to reduce border tensions after...

Pakistan at crossroads & CPEC

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan cannot ignore the great powers politics in Asia due to its geostrategic location, devastating dispute with India, and endless...

Modi’s visit expected to ease India-China tensions

News Analysis | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at rapprochement...

Will the Chinese boycott McDonald’s?

AFP | The messages began to pop up on Chinese social media as the trade spat with the United States sizzled, urging people to boycott...

Hindi Medium’s grand opening in China

News Desk | Saba Qamar and Irrfan Khan's ‘Hindi Medium' is enjoying a grand opening at the Chinese box office. The movie was presented for...

Xi vows to expand China economy as US trade war continues

AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to lower car tariffs this year and take other steps to open the world's number two...

All is not well in Xi’s China

News Analysis | On Wednesday April 4, 2018; wife of a detained Chinese lawyer, Wang Quanzhang, who took on sensitive cases of complaints of police...

‘The mighty Xi’ gets second term with powerful ally as VP

AFP | China's rubber-stamp parliament unanimously handed President Xi Jinping a second term Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him...

Rise of authoritarianism in the world, will Pakistan follow suit?

News Desk | The twenty first century has seen the rise of authoritarian governments throughout the world. Western countries and West dominated International organizations have...

Modi strives to mend ties with China

News Analysis | India’s Foreign Policy towards China has been confrontational ever since the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) won the general elections in 2014. After...

China woos Europe through massive investments

News Desk | China’s Belt & Road initiative is a strategic project having great significance for China. China’s state-owned companies are turning this idea into...

Could Xi Jinping’s presidency for life lead to the decline of...

Jumel G. Estrañero | The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has shocked many observers by proposing a constitutional amendment to end the two-term limit for the...

Will Xi Jinping’s presidency for life lead to continuous economic stability?

AFP | As Xi Jinping marches toward presidency for life, economists are lauding the stability of his continued rule but the move has caused some...

China drowns out critics of lifetime Xi Presidency

AFP | China's propaganda machine kicked into overdrive on Tuesday to defend the Communist Party's move to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping as...

Xi poised to extend power as China set to lift term...

AFP | Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader for decades, could stay in office indefinitely after the Communist Party called for the removal of presidential...

How Xi is ensuring that China’s economy remains strong

AFP | President Xi Jinping stamped his authority over China's economy at a major meeting ending Wednesday, which called for "reasonable" credit expansion, increased imports...

Is India eyeing to become a new power in Asia Pacific?

M K Bhadrakumar | Static diplomacy, like stale fish, stinks. Therefore, it is gratifying to see the delightful vagueness of the formulation in Prime Minister...

China and North Korea to discuss views

Reuters | China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that a senior diplomat travelling to North Korea as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping...

APEC signals US’ waning influence in Asia

M K Bhadrakumar | If the APEC forum ever provided a testing ground to estimate how far the United States can resuscitate American power in...

Trump pressurizing East Asia to accept US policies in region?

Dr Zafar Jaspal | President Donald Trump is on his East Asia trip. The primary objective of the tour is trade and investment. However, the...

No bear ‘hugs’ but Trump calls Xi Jinping “a very special...

Reuters | U.S. President Donald Trump called on China to do more to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and said bilateral trade had been...

Does Chabahar matter?

Imtiaz Gul | Is the dispatch of the first Indian wheat gift to Afghanistan via Chabahar only a massive public relations gimmick or is it part...

Trump’s flattery won’t work with Xi Jinping

M K Bhadrakumar | The US President Donald Trump was the first world statesman to telephone his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping following the latter’s re-election to...

Xi Jinping: China’s most influential, leader since Mao Zedong.

The formal confirmation of his immense political power came at the end of the Communist Party's Congress, which occurs once every five years. Xi Jinping...

Jihadi vows of support for Rohingya add to problems of Pakistan...

James M. Dorsey | A call for action to help Rohingya Muslims by prominent US Treasury-designated Pakistani militant Masood Azhar puts both Pakistan and China on the...

BRICS summit 2017: India’s maneuvering troublesome for Pakistan

Taimoor Khan | The BRICS summit was held this week between Sept 3-5 in Xiamen, China and was attended by the heads of Brazil, Russia,...

Modi revisits Iran ties

M K Bhadrakumar | The decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to depute the minister of transport Nitin Gadkari to represent India at the inaugural...

USA-Russia-China triangle

M. K. Bhadrakumar | For long-time observers of the US-Russia-China triangle, this week presents a fantastic panorama. Much as the G20 summit in Hamburg on...

Full membership of SCO: What does it mean for Pakistan?

Dr. Zafar N. Jaspal | The regional security is a prerequisite and paramount for national security. Without the mutual trust and trade between/among the regional...

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