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Xi Jinping didn't wish Modi. Chinese people say he isn't invincible, chatter about Rahul

Taiwan’s congratulations to Modi signal a growing closeness that the Chinese are not too happy about. Will the PM continue with a pro-West, anti-China policy in his third term?

China claims to build a community at Shangri-La, then threatens Taiwan with ‘destruction’

China has been absent from high-level conferences in India (Raisina Dialogue) and the West, but the Shangri-La Dialogue remains its favoured platform to state its regional position.

China can’t stand Taiwan President’s independence speech. Beijing's using it to hinder peace

Beijing won't engage with Taiwanese President Lai Ching-Te because it perceives him as a separatist and an agitator.

What do Chinese think of Beijing-Moscow partnership? Russia is both ‘comrade and problem'

Even though the 'no-limits partnership' might not be reflected in the joint statements, in times to come, China and Russia may find themselves flocking together out of necessity.

Beijing is looking at Lok Sabha polls and blames Modi for fanning anti-China mood

Global Times has published several articles attributing the deterioration in India-China relations to Modi govt's attempt to secure votes in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

China’s revised State secret law shows its insecurity. It solidifies Xi’s legacy

The enactment of the revised State secret law is seen as a direct threat to over 1,00,000 Taiwanese individuals living and working in China.

China underestimates India-Philippines, treats them as inferior. This has brought them together

China must reconsider its perspective on India and Southeast Asia, viewing them not as mere pawns in the US strategy to contain China, but as sovereign countries with agency.

China is silent on the Middle East crisis. It has a new friend to appease

Beijing’s strategy involves delicately balancing its alignment with regional partners while sidestepping direct confrontation with Israel.

Ma Ying-jeou—China’s ‘friend’ in Taiwan is sailing against the wind, doing Xi’s work

For many in Taiwan, it is puzzling that former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou would interpret his China visit as ‘a journey of peace and friendship’, especially given Xi Jinping’s assertive actions.

US-Japan-Philippines trilateral isn't just about development. China is at its core

Simply forming minilateral arrangements to counter China hasn’t proved effective so far. They need to take tangible actions.

On Camera

Zomato has become the brand ambassador for food cheating between couples

Zomato’s new ‘order delete’ feature is teaching young people to pull off a nearly perfect lie in front of their parents and handing spouses the perfect weapon for food infidelity.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

Modi's new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

Changed reality for Modi govt in its 3rd innings is by no means rise of a new phenomenon. It's a return to old normal where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with storied million mutinies.