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Watch out for China's new, improved, army

China's military might, now for Africa to see

Claude Arpi  Was it a coincidence that, as China prepared to celebrate its Spring Festival, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing announced that China’s first overseas naval logistics support outpost, is going to be constructed in Djibouti, in the Horn of ... State Times, 2 months ago
Watch out for China's new, improved, army, 2 months ago

[Claude Arpi] The future of China amid repressive policies

China-watchers are divided. Many believe that the Middle Kingdom will collapse in the new future, some don't. It is a fact that writing about China's fall can make you rich and famous; the West loves this hypothesis. But is it not wishful thinking? ...
 Korea Herald1 month ago

A budget cut that has unsettled the PLA

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 Times1 month ago

100 million Chinese on the roof of the world

Claude Arpi The Chinese leadership is clever; much more than its Indian counterpart, at least as far as the defence budget is concerned. Let me explain. In China, large chunks of the expenditures for the border infrastructure development are taken care of by ...
 State Times1 month ago

Rafale or no Rafale, Hollande visit was gainful

 Claude Arpi In December 2010, when former French President Nicolas Sarkozy came to India; after the ritual signatures of agreements at Hyderabad House, while travelling in the bus taking us back to the Press room, a Press councellor to the President was ...
 State Times2 months ago

'I will go to China as a proud Indian, not as some half citizen'

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/   "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.com13 hours ago

The Lonely Man of China

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.com1 week ago

How the Army connected a remote border village in Arunachal to the rest of India

Road networks form an important part of infrastructure which contributes to the socio-economic welfare of a region. With this in mind Project Arunank run by the Indian Army has played a vital role in the development of strategic roads and in a ...
 Yourstory.in2 weeks ago

Will the IAF not get its Rafales?

IMAGE: A Dassault Rafale combat aircraft seen during the inauguration ceremony of the Aero India 2013 at the Yelahanka air force station on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Photograph: Reuters With the Rafale fighter deal stuck over price, can the prime minister step in and find a way out for both countries?Claude Arpi examines the issue. During last week's Indian Air Force drill ('Iron Fist Exercise 2016') in Pokhran, Rajasthan, attended by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Plans for second railway across Tibet confirmed: likely to have even greater impact

The Chinese government has confirmed plans to accelerate construction of a new railway line to Tibet from Chengdu, running east from Lhasa close to India's border, and an extension of the railway to the border with Nepal. The official ...
 International Campaign for Tibet1 month ago
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