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Modi Calls for Stable Ties With China and End to Border Dispute

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat down for an interview with the U.S. news outlet Newsweek and made conciliatory remarks on China, calling for stable ties and a resolution of the long-running border dispute between the two countries. Yet while Modi ...

Only a Heavily Militarized Border With China Will Keep the Peace, Says India’s External Affairs Minister

Chinese and Indian diplomats met in Beijing on Wednesday for the 29th round of talks aimed at defusing tensions along their disputed boundary in the Himalayas. The only takeaway from this meeting is that the two sides are actually talking ...

Indian PM Visit to Disputed Border Territory Sparks Angry Chinese Response

China lodged a formal diplomatic protest with the Indian government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit last weekend to a contested border region that China claims as part of "South Tibet" (Zangnan).  "China strongly deplores and firmly opposes the Indian leader’s visit ...

India Deploys 10,000 Troops to Chinese Border, Beijing Says Move ‘Not Conducive to Easing Tensions’

The Indian military is bolstering its troop presence along its bitterly contested border with China with the addition of 10,000 soldiers. The troops will be part of a new northern command that will patrol a 537-kilometer stretch in the northern Himalayan ...

Video of Indian Shepherds Confronted by Chinese Soldiers Along Disputed Border Sparks Outrage

A viral video of a tense encounter between Indian sheepherders and a group of Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers that took place on January 2 and surfaced Wednesday on social media is sparking widespread outrage in India. The ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Zimbabwe Agreement Could Signal China’s Return to African Rail

TransTech, a subsidiary of China Railway Group, reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) that could lead to a recapitalization of the country’s railway network.
Bloomberg reports that the agreement is currently limited to studying the project and producing a feasibility report by the end of June. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said: “It is our expectation that in the upcoming Forum for China and Africa taking place ...

China in Damage-Control Mode in Pakistan

Sun Weidong, China’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a high-profile meeting in Pakistan, days after tit-for-tat airstrikes between the South Asian country and Iran killed at least twelve people. The ostensible reason for Sun’s visit was to improve cooperation around the ...

Chinese, Indian Forces Clashed Twice in 2022 in Previously Unreported Skirmishes Along Disputed Border

Indian and Chinese military forces along the two countries' disputed border in the Himalayas engaged in two previously unreported clashes back in 2022, even as both sides were engaged in talks at diffusing border tensions, according to the Indian military.

India-China Dispute Has Lessons for Other Countries: Report

China’s choice of a show of force on its border with India in 2020 had unintended consequences that put the relationship in crisis. It also offers lessons for other border disputes, particularly in the South China Sea. This is the finding 

Jaishankar: “India is the Only Country in the World Today Standing Eye-to-Eye Against China”

India's top diplomat, S. Jaishankar, pushed back forcefully against accusations Prime Minister Narendra Modi "fears China" saying New Delhi is the only in the world today country that stands "eye-to-eye against China" with more than 70,000 troops now deployed against the PLA along the two countries' disputed ...

India Sanctions Chinese Steel Imports, Further Straining Already Frayed Ties

Already strained Sino-Indian ties suffered another setback this week after New Delhi imposed tariffs on some Chinese steel imports as part of an effort to crack down on what it claimed was predatory pricing. The new five-year duties are specifically targeted ...
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