Pics: China Carves Into Bhutan With Outposts, Villages Despite Talks – NDTV

Chinese settlement in Jakarlung Valley features more than hundred residential quarters. (high res: here) New Delhi: Ongoing border talks between Bhutan and China to formally demarcate their boundary have not prevented Beijing from continuing unsanctioned construction activity in North Bhutan’s Jakarlung Valley. Satellite images of this region, the sharpest to be released so far, suggest […]

South China Sea: China, Philippines vessels face off on Day 2 of clashes over maritime territory | Mint – Mint

Chinese and Philippine vessels faced off in multiple clashes in the South China Sea over the weekend as tensions continued to escalate between the two countries over maritime territory. The Philippines’ sea task force said its vessels were damaged after being “directly targeted” on Sunday by a Chinese coast guard ship with a water cannon […]

Xinhua Commentary: Working together for enduring China-Vietnam friendship – Xinhua

This aerial photo taken on Sept. 9, 2023 shows a view of the port of the Friendship Pass in Pingxiang, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Cao Yiming) Six years after his last Vietnam trip, Xi’s upcoming visit is bound to consolidate political mutual trust between the two countries, and promote mutually beneficial cooperation. HONG KONG, […]

‘China destroying our identity’, say Tibetans as Beijing refers to Tibet as ‘Xizang’ in white paper – Times of India – IndiaTimes

NEW DELHI: The Chinese media is increasingly beginning to refer to Tibet as ‘Xizang’, days after Beijing — in its continued efforts to assert wider control over the western region of the country — issued a white paper titled “CPC Policies on the Governance of Xizang in the New Era: Approach and Achievements”, which outlines […]

China’s Sheen of Civility Masks a Dreadful Reality – The National Interest Online

The sheen of civility with which China opportunistically presents itself masks a dreadful reality. It is illogical to assume that a dystopian communist surveillance state with vast imperial ambitions and an entrenched plan to subvert the U.S.-oriented world order will significantly change course because of economic or diplomatic “engagement.” China has, in fact, stepped up […]