Wed, Jan 18, 2017 | updated 07:03 AM IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 17(ANI): Allying all fears regarding Indian security concerns in Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan military leader-turned-politician Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka on Tuesday sent a strong message that Indian security and geopolitics cannot be jeopardized, endorsing India as a regional power and potential super power.

New Delhi [India], Jan. 17 (ANI): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday announced a cut in India's growth rate for the current fiscal year to 6.6 percent from its previous estimate of 7.6 percent due to consumption weakness courtesy demonetisation.

New Delhi [India], Jan. 17(ANI): Defence Expert Major General (Retired) P.K. Sehgal on Tuesday said that China's treatment is neither fair nor transparent with regard to the stand taken by it over the assent for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership , adding that former's gesture is not friendly.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 17 (ANI): Pakistan's Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become a trend setter of improving economy for entire world.

China's position unchanged on Masood Azhar
Updated: Jan 17, 2017 02:22 IST

Beijing [China], Jan. 17 (ANI): China has said that designating Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the United Nations shall be processed by the 1267 Committee based on solid evidence and be decided upon the consensus among the UN Security Council members in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and rules of procedure of the Committee.

NSG membership not a farewell gift: China
Updated: Jan 17, 2017 01:04 IST

Beijing [China], Jan. 17 (ANI): China has once again reiterated its position on non-NPT countries' accession to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying that the NSG membership is not something to be given privately between countries as a farewell gift.

New Delhi [India], Jan. 16 (ANI): With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying that India's economy has fallen back mostly because of "temporary negative consumption shock" following demonetisation, the Congress asserted that former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had warned against the drop, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the radical decision almost two months ago.

Seoul [South Korea], Jan. 16 (ANI): The contract between South Korean military and Lotte Group to exchange military land for a golf course to deploy a U.S. missile shield, THAAD, may be delayed, according to officials.

Xiaomi not to disclose its annual sales figures
Updated: Jan 15, 2017 12:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 15 (ANI): Xiaomi, headquartered in Beijing, China, has decided to stop revealing its annual sales figures. The company has also decided not to disclose its 2016 sales numbers.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 15 (ANI): Chinese company NORINCO International has offered its services to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to build a state of the art mass transit system in Islamabad alongwith recommending a modern 'Light Rail Transit' (Tram) project for the city.

Beijing [China], Jan. 15 (ANI): China and Vietnam have agreed to manage maritime differences and safeguard the peace and stability of the disputed South China Sea.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 14 (ANI): The Pakistan military has said that China is completely satisfied with the security arrangements of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor adding that the Beijing-Islamabad friendship was the guarantee of peace in the region.

Birgunj [Nepal], Jan. 14 (ANI): Nepalese Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Ramesh Lekhak, has said that increasing road connectivity with China and India would enhance the country's economic prosperity.

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Jan. 13 (ANI): Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidon called on Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and expressed Beijing's satisfaction on security arrangements for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Chinese delegation may meet Trump team in Davos
Updated: Jan 13, 2017 04:15 IST

Beijing [China], Jan. 13 (ANI): There is possibility of a meeting between the Chinese delegation and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team members on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland next week.

New Delhi [India], Jan 12 (ANI): Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) on Thursday announced leadership changes in its management with immediate effect as it named Paul Alcala as its Chief Operating Officer for Asia Pacific regions, and Daphne Zheng as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) for China.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan.12 (ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called on the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to protect the interests of the fishermen of Gwadar Port, most of whom have reservations about the over 50 billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan.12 (ANI): Heads of various business chambers in Pakistan have expressed concern over reports that China is planning to set up or establish industrial units and warehouses under the ongoing over 50 billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 12 (ANI): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has opposed the proposal for allocating funds from the federal National Finance Commission (NFC) Award for the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and said that the move would be 'unconstitutional'.

New York [USA], Jan. 12 (ANI): Taiwan has reportedly deployed fighter jets, a surveillance aircraft and Navy frigates in response to the movement of China's lone aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday.

Beijing [China], Jan. 12 (ANI): Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has apologised for posting on Twitter an illustration with inaccurate maps of both China and the U.S.

Beijing [China], Jan. 11 (ANI): To prevent terrorists from entering or leaving China efforts have been stepped up on entry and exit management.

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan.11 (ANI): In another friendly gesture toward China, the Pakistan government may soon withdraw general sales tax (GST) on construction of hydropower projects being developed by Chinese companies under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

New Delhi [India], Jan. 10 (ANI): Tibet's exiled Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay has rejected China's demand for a recall of Tibetan pilgrims attending the Kalchakra Mandal initiation conferred by the Dalai Lamba.

New Delhi [India], Jan 10 (ANI): Chinese dim sum teahouse offering an all-day dining experience Yauatcha will honour the eminent color red for Chinese New Year.

Beijing [China], Jan. 10 (ANI): Calling the recent U.S- Taiwan engagement an orchestrated show, the Chinese Media has said that Beijing won't allow any bullying from Washington on the Taiwan question.

Beijing [China], Jan. 10 (ANI): Commenting on the tiff between Japan and South Korea over the erection of a 'comfort woman' statute, China ridiculed Tokyo saying the gestures of Japanese leaders on the issue of history can be summarised as ducking what is crucial and dwelling on what is trivial.

Beijing [China], Jan. 10 (ANI): Reacting to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's meeting with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott, China has reiterated its "firm opposition" to the U.S-Taiwan diplomatic engagement.

Beijing [China], Jan. 10 (ANI): Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's chairman Jack Ma, in a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York, has discussed plans to create one million new jobs in America, by helping small businesses sell goods to China.

Hong Kong [China], Jan.9 (ANI): Chinese state-owned media has cautioned and warned United States President-elect Donald Trump not to engage with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen in any way during her stopover in the United States, as expressing concern or support for her, could severely inflict and impact the current bilateral relationship between the two countries.