◆201118 The Mainichi https://bit.ly/35Cm9NY
Pentagon says it shot down unarmed missile in sea-based test
The U.S. move to add a sea-based defense against ICBMs is likely to make China feel a need to further expand its long-range missile arsenal, said Hans Kristensen, a nuclear weapons and missile expert with the Federation of American ...
◆201118 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/2IMMxfh
China to Build New Railway Link to Tibet as India Watches ...
China is set to begin construction of a strategic railway line linking Ya'an in Sichuan with Nyingchi in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Part of a larger rail project to link Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, with Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, the ...
◆201118 ABS-CBN News https://bit.ly/3nrn4qC
China now has the nuclear strength to hit back at a first strike ...
“Launching nuclear strikes on China has always been a military option for the US,” Wang told a closed-door meeting last month. “But for this option they are facing increasing uncertainties due to our adjustment and changes in the past 20 years.”.
◆201118 Nikkei Asian Review https://s.nikkei.com/3nzcGx8
Coronavirus latest: Putin proposes BRICS vaccine research ...
Putin has also proposed that a vaccine research center for BRICS countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- be expedited, TASS reports. 8:13 p.m. Indonesia's plan to roll out mass vaccinations in December faces a delay as the country's food and drug ... 5:00 p.m. The Philippines records 1,738 new infections and seven additional deaths, the lowest daily increase in nearly three months.
◆201118 Asahi Shimbun https://bit.ly/2ICF2YA
Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine induces quick immune response--study : The Asahi Shimbun
CoronaVac and four other experimental vaccines developed in China are currently undergoing late-stage trials to determine their effectiveness in preventing ... Sinovac is currently running three Phase III trials in Indonesia, Brazil and Turkey.
◆201118 INQUIRER.net https://bit.ly/38P7FMN
China bars entry of Pinoys due to COVID-19
China has suspended the entry of Filipinos with valid visas and residence permits, due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. Holders of diplomatic, service, courtesy, and crew (C) visas issued by the Chinese Embassy are ...
◆201118 Voice of America https://bit.ly/32Umt9b
Trade Deal Raises Questions About China's Dominance
The ASEAN members are Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. “Their bigger challenges are being overly dependent both economically and geopolitically on China, ...
◆201118 citytoday https://bit.ly/3faJ1Hr
China pushes weapons into Myanmar, India; threatens ...
Prime News, International (New Delhi), November 18:- Easy flow of Chinese weapons illegally into Myanmar and India is ... said that China is supplying arms and ammunition to insurgent groups on the Myanmar border as they pay good prices. ... of a total value of approximately $1 million was seized in Mae Sot district on the Thai side of the Myanmar-Thailand border. ... organisation by Myanmar, to limit India's inroads through the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transport and Transit Project.
◆201118 The Diplomat https://bit.ly/38Sb5OB
How Will Myanmar's Election Affect Its Foreign Policy?
As widely predicted, Myanmar's elections on November 8 saw another thundering victory for Aung San Suu Kyi and the ... of Myanmar's foreign policy, given the 2,200-kilometer shared border between the two countries and China's intimate ties to ... policy will be on strengthening its economic and security ties with regional partners, including India, Japan, Thailand, ... Vietnam's Virtual Charm Offensive ...
◆201118 ecns https://bit.ly/2UDjygs
Laos eagerly anticipates opening of first expressway
The China-Laos expressway starts in Vientiane and ends at the Laos-China border town of Boten, with an approximate length of 440 km. The project adopts Chinese technical standards for construction and operation and is planned to be ...
◆201118 The Cambodia Daily https://bit.ly/32Ujaii
Could ASEAN expel Cambodia and Laos over their allegiance ...
This is not the first time that an ASEAN member state has been threatened with potential expulsion—Myanmar's membership was questioned a ... But it is unlikely that ASEAN member states will evict Cambodia and Laos from the regional grouping for a number of strategic reasons. ... In full: https://www.aseantoday.com/2020/11/could-asean-expel-cambodia-and-laos-over-their-allegiance-to-china/.
◆201118 Japan Today https://bit.ly/3pDw11Y
China-backed trade deal impact on Biden's policy remain ...
Japan hopes the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which includes China and South Korea and ... of ASEAN -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
◆201117 Times of India
Muted Chinese reply to Pakistan's India allegations
However, China said CPEC, as a major pioneering project of the BRI, was important not only to the common development of China and Pakistan, but also to regional connectivity and common prosperity. CPEC passes through Gilgit-Baltistan ...
China-Pakistan CPEC project has long road ahead as Beijing puts hold on projects
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose government is criticised for being under military control, is also facing flak in his country for not prioritising and expediting big-ticket Chinese infrastructure investments, Asia Times reported. In 2018, ...
Pakistan to ask China for $2.7bn loan for first stage of Karachi–Peshawar rail line - News
It will be spent on upgrading and “dualising” the 1,872km track, one of the four main railway lines in Pakistan. According to the newspaper, the Ministry of Finance decided not to request the full $6.1bn that China has earmarked for the project ...
◆201117 The Indian Express
Explained: The China factor and India’s strategic thinking on RCEP
RCEP has now been signed without India. The Indian Express has learnt that negotiators from Japan worked hard to keep the RCEP agreement “open for accession by India” and also said that India may participate ...
◆201117 Nikkei Asian Review
Pakistan to pacify Belt and Road opposition with more projects
The plan also entails construction of parts of the M8 highway, a project that is already part of an ongoing $50 billion economic corridor project. "China's annual trade is $2 trillion and Gwadar will connect Pakistan with this trade," Khan said at a ...
◆201117 Economic Times
No pacts that are FTAs by stealth with China, to focus on EU, US: India on RCEP
NEW DELHI: India will avoid joining agreements which are actually trade pacts by stealth with China and instead explore trade agreements with developed countries with large markets such as the US and EU where Indian products and services ...