An Indian national flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem. Photo: AP

India restricts universities from tie-ups with Chinese institutions, days before Modi expected to meet Xi

  • India has instructed its universities not to enter into academic cooperation agreements with Chinese institutions unless they obtain prior approval
  • Analysts say the move may be for security considerations or in response to a growing number of Chinese universities trying to gain a foothold in India
Topic |   China-India relations

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An Indian national flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem. Photo: AP
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A man waits to use a public toilet on a street in India’s Chennai. Photo: AFP

Is India really open defecation free despite Narendra Modi’s bold toilet claim?

  • The Indian PM made his ‘latrines for all’ pledge when he first took office in 2014. Five years and almost 100 million toilets later, has it been a success?
Topic |   India

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A man waits to use a public toilet on a street in India’s Chennai. Photo: AFP
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