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Pakistan’s Place in the Chinese Silk Route Idea

MH Rajesh wonders when it comes to China’s New Silk Route why Pakistan was originally not projected in the Silk Route plans and that China chose another vehicle for investments in Pakistan — the CPEC. However, during Chinese Permier Xi’s recent visit to Pakistan one could glean the overlaps in the CPEC and the Silk Route.

Barack Obama, Narendra Modi

India-US bonhomie need not rile China, says US President

Aspects like democracy reflect values of India and the US, in a way that does not apply to China, says Obama. To the US, a destabilized, impoverished and disintegrating China is dangerous, ‘but its growth should also not be at the expense of others’.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

The Handshake Says it All!

Some called it a historic handshake. But the gesture by the two leaders seemed to be an attempt at negating itself, an unwilling attempt at conducting a formality between the two most important members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, with little warmth or vigor in it.