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Sino-Indian Relations

China's border row with India has misfired, says regional security expert

China's three-week border stand-off during April in Ladakh, in Indian-administered Kashmir, had misfired, an Indian security expert told a forum in Manila, saying Beijing's move galvanised Indian leaders into finally sealing an historic security deal with Japan.

Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 2:41am 1 comment

Boosting trade can help restore trust between India and China

The fact that Li Keqiang made India his first port of call as premier was imbued with significance. It was given definition when he told his hosts that "world peace … cannot be a reality without strategic trust between [Asia's giants]". In highlighting the connection, Li exposed India's need for "strategic trust" - that is, abiding and overall confidence - in China's leadership.

25 May 2013 - 5:27am

China and India put aside their differences

China and India sought to avoid letting their differences overshadow ties during Premier Li Keqiang's maiden diplomatic trip to New Delhi this week, analysts said, despite his hosts' lingering concerns about China's involvement in South Asian affairs.

23 May 2013 - 8:07am

Li Keqiang to pay tribute to heroic Indian doctor who treated Chinese troops

China’s premier will pay his respects on Tuesday to the family of an Indian doctor who died treating Chinese troops more than 70 years ago, becoming a rare symbol of friendship between the two nations.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Li Keqiang vows to end border disputes as he visits New Delhi

China and India agreed on Monday to launch a fresh round of talks to settle their long-running border disputes. They also pledged to draw up a roadmap to reach a "dynamic balance" in trade between the two emerging economic powers.

21 May 2013 - 4:18pm

Li Keqiang on New Delhi visit vows to build trust with India

Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Monday to build trust with India and declared that ties between the Asian giants were key to world peace as he visited New Delhi only weeks after a border spat.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Focus of Li Keqiang's maiden trip as premier will be wooing India from US

Premier Li Keqiang aims to boost China's geopolitical importance in South Asia during his maiden diplomatic trip, starting tomorrow, amid concerns over Beijing's growing assertiveness in border disputes, analysts said.

18 May 2013 - 5:06am

Border dispute an obstacle to building trust between China and India

"Shall we keep on quarrelling like this? We must become friends again." The then Indian chargé d'affaires Brajesh Mishra couldn't believe his ears at Chairman Mao Zedong's cue as they shook hands at a May Day parade on the Tiananmen rostrum in 1970.

17 May 2013 - 5:32am 2 comments

Border row put aside as Indian foreign minister arrives in Beijing

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid kicked off his two-day visit to China yesterday, laying the groundwork for the Chinese premier to visit India. Khurshid held talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi , and today will meet Premier Li Keqiang , who is due to visit India on May 20.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Experts baffled by China-India border stand-off amid improving ties

It's more than 5,000 metres above sea level, cold, inhospitable, uninhabited, with hardly any vegetation or wildlife in sight. Welcome to the icy desert wastelands of Daulat Beg Oldi, a forgotten pit stop on the Silk Road catapulted to overnight geopolitical fame as two nuclear neighbours vie for its possession in a dangerous game of tactical brinkmanship.

30 Apr 2013 - 11:21am 7 comments