Colombo's enduring interests suggest the relationship between the Sri Lanka and China will only strengthen, says Nitin Pai. No sooner did Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in the Sri Lankan presidential election than commentators begin to declare that the result was a blow to China's ambitions in the Indian Ocean. Facing international isolation, the Rajapaksa regime had drawn closer to China, and Beijing had used the window of opportunity to lend money, sell goods and secure ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
China scored twice in 13 minutes to come from behind and upset Uzbekistan 2-1 at the Asian Cup on Wednesday to book a spot in the quarter-finals. China started the tournament as an outsider for the title but after winning their first two Group B matches in dramatic fashion, they are now assured of finishing top of their pool with a game to spare. Trailing 1-0 at half-time against the group favourites, China drew level after 55 minutes when Wu Xi scored ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is reportedly planning to open a new restaurant in the UK.According to the Daily Star, the tyrant is eyeing up locations in Scotland as he looks to expand the state-backed chain of restaurants that started springing up in China and the rest of Asia before making their way to Europe.The restaurant, if opened, will be the second North Korean government eating joint in all of Europe.The first North Korean government restaurant was opened ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal dished out a dominating performance to post a straight-game win over two-time All England Champion Shixian Wang of China and start her campaign on a positive note at the season-ending BWF World Super Series badminton final in Dubai. A 2011 finalist, Saina showed great temperament and good repertoire of strokes to tame the former World No.1 Shixian, who had beaten the Indian four times in their last five meetings. The ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Kidambi Srikanth continued his giant-killing spree while Saina Nehwal hardly broke a sweat toadvance to the pre-quarterfinals of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Wednesday. Srikanth, who had stunned five-time world champion Lin Dan in the China Open Super Series Premier final last week to become the first male shuttler to win a Super Series Premier event, shocked seventh seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei 18-21, 22-2,0 21-16 in his men's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
UN Ebola mission chief Anthony Banbury (on screen) speaks to members of the United Nations Security Council during a meeting on the Ebola crisis at the UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters 'If we get 129 states of the United Nations to vote in favour of reform, India has hope' 'There is no controversy over India and peace-keeping missions -- we are just trying to protect the rule of law and the traditional principles of peace-keeping' 'The permanent members ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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