By Claude Arpi Nubra constituency in Ladakh shares its borders with both China and Pakistan. The charming valley, partially opened to tourism, is one of the most strategic spots of India's northern borders. Last fortnight, it was in the news ... South Asia Monitor, 6 days ago
Claude Arpi China is gambling. In this dangerous pursuit, Beijing can lose its stakes and more. It believes that Masood Azhar, the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind, does not qualify to be listed as a ‘terrorist’ by the ...State Times, 1 month ago
Claude Arpi One of the most unexpected news coming from China recently is the low raise in the People’s Liberation Army Defence Budget for the coming year. During the first session of the National People’s Congress, it was announced that the ...State Times, 2 months ago
As football fans arrive to watch Euro 2016, France's trade unions have undertaken a series of strikes to provoke a make-or-break situation.Claude Arpi encounters both Gallic beauty and ugliness in the country of his birth. IMAGE: France's Dimitri Payet scores his team's second goal against Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016 in Paris, June 11, 2016. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images Incredibly charming France attracted some 84 million foreign tourists in 2013, indisputably ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Ninong Ering, the MP from Arunachal East, wants to meet his tribes folk across the border in China.But he is not going to make that trip on a stapled visa issued by China to residents of Arunachal Pradesh.'I will go on a regular visa and as a proud Indian,' the two-time MP tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com "If I go to China I will go as a nagrik of India. I will go as a proud Indian citizen, not as a half citizen of China or India," says Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament from Arunachal ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
What was the need for Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman, Central Military Commission, to don the new role of Commander in-Chief?Does this mean that the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao faces numerous threats from within the Communist Party?Claude Arpi decodes the signals coming from Beijing. IMAGE: An image depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on the joker card of a set of cards featuring ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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