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Two suns in the East

13 May.2015 Two suns in the East As Modi visits Beijing, let’s remember there is space for both India and China’s ambitions as global powers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping are making sincere efforts to take India-China bilateral relations to a new high. Their sincerity can be gauged from the fact that Xi decided to visit India ...

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Made in China complements Make in India

May 13, 2015 Made in China complements Make in India By Kai Xue It looks like blasphemy against Narendra Modi’s command to Make in India — moulding and colouring plastic Ganesha idols at rapid production speed, at a Yangtze River Delta factory, in China. This part of China is known for manufacturing merchandise that is sold in the nearby hub ...

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For a ‘Look Northwest’ policy

13 May 2015 For a ‘Look Northwest’ policy It is worrisome that while the most formidable challenges to India’s national security invariably originate from its northwestern frontiers, New Delhi’s focus has been on the global stage and its southern and eastern neighbours. HAPPYMON JACOB The uneventful visit of the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to New Delhi last month has further ...

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Revisiting India’s growth strategy

May 13, 2015 Revisiting India’s growth strategy The world cannot accommodate another China, so India will need to find another growth model to emulate By Shyam Saran Will India be able to replicate the remarkable Chinese growth story in the coming decades? In the next 30 years, is it feasible for India to grow at an average annual rate of ...

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Hindustan Times (2015) ‘Across PM’s hotel, a China-Lanka reality check’ March 13, 2015

This article talks about the waning Chinese influence in Sri Lanka where Maithripala Sirisena succeeded pro-China, strongman-politician Mahinda Rajapaksa in a landmark election as the country’s new head. Most of the projects initiated during the previous government’s tenure have been stalled and all projects were run by the Chinese. The Chinese builder China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCL) has been ...

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Hindustan Times (2015) ‘Sri Lanka assures China its interests will be protected’ March 27, 2015

Sri Lanka has assured that the USS1.4 billion Colombo Port City Project undertaken by China would be protected and the work would soon resume after the environmental impact and sustainability reports are cleared. The two countries also signed three agreements dealing with cooperation in public health, refurbishing the court complex in Colombo and improving the water supply and drainage system.

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