Tue, Jun 27, 2017 | updated 06:04 AM IST
Chinese soft power shows softness
Updated: Jun 20, 2017 07:37 IST

Hong Kong [China], June 20 (ANI): "Soft power" is defined as the ability to attract and co-opt rather than to use coercion, force or give money as a means of persuasion. In other words, soft power is a nation's ability to shape others via appeal and attraction, which could include culture, political values and foreign policies.

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], June 11 (ANI): Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu on Sunday said India and China relations have progressed a lot in the past two years, adding that the two nations have shared interests which are far better than the differences.

New Delhi [India], June 10 (ANI): After wrapping up his historic visit to Kazakhstan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New Delhi in the wee hours of Saturday.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Astana on the sidelines of the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit and discussed bilateral relations where the latter pointed out that the international environment was undergoing profound and complex changes.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9, (ANI): Bollywood actor Amir Khan starrer and record breaking Indian Film 'Dangal' also came in the spectrum of bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the latter praised Indian Cinema.

Astana (Kazakhstan), New Delhi June 9 (ANI): Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a very cordial and positive meeting, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Friday said leaders of the two nations observed that as world becomes more multi-polar, it has become more important for them to work together more closely.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9 (ANI): Addressing the SCO's heads of council meeting on Friday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated India on becoming a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9 (ANI): Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a very cordial and positive meeting, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Friday said leaders of the two nations observed that as world becomes more multi-polar, it has become more important for them to work together more closely.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping in his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held on the sidelines of the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, on Friday called for closer cooperation between the two countries.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9 (ANI): Addressing the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kazakhstan capital Astana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to coordinate their efforts to fight the menace of terrorism which is plaguing the region.

SCO Summit begins in Astana: PM Modi to address
Updated: Jun 09, 2017 13:56 IST

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9 (ANI): The 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit began in Kazakhstan capital Astana on Friday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address it today.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9 (ANI): On his second and final day of his visit to Kazakhstan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit here on Friday.

Astana [Kazakhstan], June 9 (ANI): The much-awaited bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping took place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday.

Beijing [China], May 24 (ANI): Brazil and Australia now have something to worry about as Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a nod to U.S. beef import following the first meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, in April.

Manila [The Philippines], May 23 (ANI) :Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday made it clear that Manila does not have the cruise missile to hit China, and therefore, is focused on developing cooperation with China, ASEAN and Russia.

Moscow/Beijing, May 20 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday congratulated Iran's incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election to head the country.

Beijing [China], May 18 (ANI): China has released a draft intelligence law aimed at providing a legal foundation for its intelligence operations, the latest legislative effort by Beijing to fortify national security against perceived threats at home and abroad.

China's OBOR faces major challenge from ISIS
Updated: May 16, 2017 18:43 IST

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): Though the two-day "One Belt and One Road" summit has been described as a successful event by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the flagship project faces two very distinct challenges namely 1)overcoming the view that OBO

Beijing [China], May 15 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday a total of 68 countries and international organizations have signed One Belt and One Road (OBOR) cooperation agreements with China.

Putin gives impromptu piano performance in China
Updated: May 15, 2017 04:19 IST

Beijing [China], May 15 (ANI): Russian President Vladimir Putin left the host country impressed with an impromptu piano performance as he waited for the talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Beijing [China], May 14 (ANI): While delivering a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the two-day Belt and Road summit for international cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for joint efforts to build the OBOR into a road to peace and prosperity.

Beijing [China], May 13 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for giving a boost to the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Beijing [China], May 12 (ANI): To boost its "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) initiative, China has found a new way to propagate its trade plans- Youtube.

Beijing [China], May 11 (ANI) : Chinese President Xi Jinping made a telephone call to newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday and congratulated him on his victory state.

New Delhi [India], May. 8 (ANI): Stressing on the importance of maintaining bilateral ties and reconciliation of India-Pakistan relations, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said the collective development of India, China and Pakistan will promote regional stability, chalking out a friendly environment with a scope for further progress.

New Delhi [India], May 8 (ANI): Under the pretext of not disrupting bilateral relations between India and China, Ambassador Luo Zhaohui said the latter is ready to change the name of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

New York [USA], Apr 28 (ANI): With Sino-US relations appearing to get cozier with frequent consultations between leaders of the two sides, U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed his desire to consult with Chinese President Xi Jinping before speaking to Taiwan's leadership.

Beijing [China], Apr 24 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula during a telephonic conversation on Monday.

Beijing [China], Apr. 20 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping has the ordered the People's Liberation Army's (PLA) newly established 84 large military units to prepare themselves for combat and give priority to building 'new-type' of fighting capabilities.

Beijing [China], Apr. 19 (ANI): China's best-known historian of the Korean War Shen Zhihua has urged Beijing to rethink its