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China Scaling Up Border Infra, Redeploys Forces in Depth Areas Amid LAC Stand-Off | Source: News 18

Even as India and China continue to remain locked in a military stand-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, China is scaling up its border infrastructure and has also redeployed forces in the depth areas. Top government sources confirmed that India has been worried about this rapid infrastructure development in the region, particularly with tensions between the two countries lingering at the LAC despite multiple rounds of military and diplomatic talks held between the two countries in the last one-and-a-half years.

Source: News 18


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Chinese officials reportedly in Afghanistan to explore lithium projects | Source: Ariana News

Representatives of five companies obtained special visas, arriving in Afghanistan in early November. Afghanistan has large reserves of lithium, a key component used for the batteries of electric vehicles. It´s rich also in resources ranging from copper, lead, zinc, gold, oil and gas, bauxite, coal, iron ore and rare earths.

Source: Ariana News


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China engaged in ‘border war’ with India, according to U.S. Senator John Cornyn | Source: The Hindu

China is engaged in a “border war” with India and is posing a grave threat to its neighbours, top Republican lawmaker John Cornyn has told the U.S. Senate, giving details of his visit to New Delhi and Southeast Asia to understand the challenges faced by countries in the region. India and China failed to make any headway at their 13th round of military talks on October 10 in resolving the standoff in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh.

Source: The Hindu


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China reached consensus with USA and Russia on various aspects of the Afghanistan issue | Source: Ariana News

China reached consensus with United States and Russia on various aspects of the Afghanistan issue including humanitarian situation and anti-terrorism efforts. They agreed to called on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan [IEA] to develop friendly relations with neighboring countries, completely cut off ties with all terrorist organizations and fulfill their commitment to prevent terrorist groups from using Afghan soil to attack neighboring countries and other countries.

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China to join Pakistan-hosted meeting on Afghanistan, skips India’s parallel conference | Source: Global Times

A Chinese representative will attend the Pakistan-hosted meeting on Afghanistan, along with representatives from the US and Russia, and Chinese analysts believe that the four countries which could play a comprehensive role in addressing the plight of Afghanistan are likely to discuss the urgent needs and next step for Afghan Taliban in forming an inclusive government and cracking down on terrorism. China’s decision to join the meeting came a day after Beijing said it was unable to attend a India-hosted meeting on Afghanistan due of “scheduling reasons”. Chinese analysts said India is using the meeting to show its influence in regional affairs and strike a blow to Pakistan.

Source: Global Times


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China delivers largest, most advanced warship to Pakistan | Source: People´s Daily

China delivered to Pakistan the largest and most advanced warship China has ever exported, in a move that highlights the friendship between the two countries and will contribute to the two countries’ all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

Source: People´s Daily


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China turns down participation in Afghan moot hosted by India | Source: Business Recorder

China will not attend the regional security dialogue on Afghanistan to be hosted by India, a development that comes after Pakistan had also turned down New Delhi’s invitation, saying that “a spoiler cannot become a peacemaker” in Afghanistan.. The Indian government is refraining from clubbing the two refusals, but, citing its sources, said that China’s response may be due to Pakistan.

Source: Business Recorder


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China continues to take incremental, tactical actions to press its claims at the LAC | Source: The Week

China has continued taking incremental and tactical actions to press its claims at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), according to a report of the United States Department of Defence. According to the report, a big part of China’s effort to match the strength of a “strong enemy” involves major modernization and reform efforts within China’s army. The report also observes that China was “accelerating the large-scale expansion of its nuclear forces,” which it was seeking to modernize and diversify.

Source: The Week


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Chinese investors growing frustrated with Pakistan’s CPEC delays | Source: Greek City Times

Although the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is meant to be a cornerstone of Beijing’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, it is facing significant delays as the Pakistan government is unable to resolve impending matters. This threatens to make Chinese investors unwilling to pour billions more into Pakistan’s struggling economy. According to local media, most of the orders passed in an August Pak-China Steering Committee were not implemented.

Source: Greek City Times


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China to build Tajikistan police base near Afghan border amid Taliban concerns | Source: The New Arab

China will build a base for police in Tajikistan near the Afghan border, amid concerns from both countries about the Taliban’s ability to keep a lid on extremist groups. Tajikistan, a country of 9.5 million, has received financial assistance from both China and the United States to build and reinforce its border posts and hosts a major Russian military base.

Source: The New Arab


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