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Modi and Xi Jinping forceful leaders who are eager to put their stamp on history: Time

Apr 17, 2015

Modi and Xi Jinping forceful leaders who are eager to put their stamp on history: Time

Both India and China are today run by "forceful leaders" eager to put their "stamp on history", with PM Modi working to lead from the front after Manmohan Singh's decade of "increasingly listless rule", according to TIME magazine. #India #China #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Hu Jintao #Time #Xi Jinping
Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

Apr 17, 2015

Veteran Chinese scribe Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years for leaking Communist Party papers

A court in Beijing on Friday sentenced veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu to seven years in prison for leaking a top Communist Party document that outlined the leadership's resolve to aggressively curb civil society and press freedom. #China #NewsTracker #Chinese government #Freedom of Press #China Communist Party #Gao Yu
Images show rapid Chinese progress on new South China Sea airstrip| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015

Images show rapid Chinese progress on new South China Sea airstrip| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent satellite images published on Thursday show China has made rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be planning another. IHS Jane's Defense Weekly said images provided by Airbus Defence and Space taken on March 23 showed work on the runway on reclaimed parts of Fiery Cross Reef in the archipelago, which China contests with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. #Politics #Business #Economy #United States #China #science #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #lifestyle
Putin says S-300 sale to Iran prompted by progress in nuclear talks| Reuters

Apr 17, 2015

Putin says S-300 sale to Iran prompted by progress in nuclear talks| Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Iran's drive to find a solution in talks over its disputed nuclear programme had spurred his decision to renew a contract to deliver S-300 missile defence systems to Tehran. #Politics #Economy #United States #China #Syria #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion #lifestyle
Images show China building airstrip on contested reef - report| Reuters

Apr 16, 2015

Images show China building airstrip on contested reef - report| Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported on Thursday. IHS Jane's Defense Weekly said the images provided by Airbus Defence and Space taken on March 23 showed the construction work on reclaimed parts of Fiery Cross Reef in the archipelago, territory China contests with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan #Politics #Business #United States #China #Technology #France #science #United Kingdom #Taiwan #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate, religious leader says

Apr 16, 2015

Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate, religious leader says

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has said, after Chinese officials repeatedly said the exiled Dalai Lama had no right to abandon reincarnation. #China #NewsTracker #Tibet #Dalai Lama #Buddhism #Tibetan Buddhism #Chinese official
Chinese GP hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident

Apr 16, 2015

Chinese GP hostess plays down Lewis Hamilton champagne incident

A Chinese Grand Prix podium hostess who had champagne sprayed in her face by race winner Lewis Hamilton has played down the incident after the Formula One world champion was accused of sexist bullying. #China #Lewis Hamilton #F1 #Shanghai #SportsTracker #Chinese Grand Prix #F1 2015 #Champagne
China calls on Dalai Lama to stop covertly pushing for independence

Apr 15, 2015

China calls on Dalai Lama to stop covertly pushing for independence

China calls on Dalai Lama to stop covertly pushing for independence #China #NewsTracker #Tibet #Dalai Lama #Independence #successor
India growth rate to touch 8% by 2017, says World Bank

Apr 15, 2015

India growth rate to touch 8% by 2017, says World Bank

The country is attempting to shift from consumption to investment-led growth, at a time when China is undergoing the opposite transition, it said. #India #China #World Bank #oil #TheySaidIt #Growth
Thumbs up to Modi's reforms: IMF sees India growing 7.5%, overtaking China in 2015

Apr 15, 2015

Thumbs up to Modi's reforms: IMF sees India growing 7.5%, overtaking China in 2015

Thanks to recent policy reforms, a consequent pickup in investment, and lower oil prices, overtaking China, India's growth is expected to strengthen to 7.5 percent in 2015, according to IMF. #India #China #IMF #NewsTracker #International Monetary Fund #World Economic Outlook #WEO