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Chinese spy ship at Hambantota: Why is there a strong pro-China, anti-India lobby in Sri Lanka?
India

Chinese spy ship at Hambantota: Why is there a strong pro-China, anti-India lobby in Sri Lanka?

Indians are more peeved at the Sri Lankan reaction than possibly the Chinese action. Why are Sri Lankans so ungrateful to India that provided generous support during the early months of the continuing economic and forex crises

Chinese ship arrives in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port despite India, US concerns
World

Chinese ship arrives in Sri Lanka's Hambantota port despite India, US concerns

The Yuan Wang 5 was allowed to dock on the condition it will not carry out any research while in Sri Lankan waters, port officials said following consultations with India, the US and China.

Will the Chinese ship, which has arrived at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, spy on India?
World

Will the Chinese ship, which has arrived at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, spy on India?

A Chinese research vessel, Yuan Wang 5, will dock at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port from 16 August to 22 August. India is worried that ship’s tracking systems might possibly snoop on its installations

Chinese satellite tracking ship docking: Beijing seeks urgent meeting with Sri Lankan authorities post deferment of plan
World

Chinese satellite tracking ship docking: Beijing seeks urgent meeting with Sri Lankan authorities post deferment of plan

The Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel 'Yuan Wang 5' was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from 11 to 17 Augus

Chinese research vessel to dock at Hambantota port in August: Sri Lankan Army spokesman
World

Chinese research vessel to dock at Hambantota port in August: Sri Lankan Army spokesman

Yuan Wang 5, Chinese spacecraft tracking ship, docking at the Hambantota port, developed largely with Chinese loans, on 11 August for two months, will conduct satellite control and research tracking in the north western part of Indian Ocean

Sri Lankan economic crisis: Socialism kills slowly, but when combined with Chinese debt trap policy it kills surely
World

Sri Lankan economic crisis: Socialism kills slowly, but when combined with Chinese debt trap policy it kills surely

The problem in Sri Lanka lies in nationalisation, socialist policies with a mixture of populism, subsidies and freebies, and a controlled economy

Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept
India

Sri Lanka borrowing from cash-king China a post-pandemic reality India must accept

All New Delhi can hope for is that next time the Chines comes to collect, Sri Lanka doesn't give up another portion of its sovereign territory, further strengthening the Chinese in India's backyard

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect
India

Viewing India-Sri Lanka ties through prism of power game with China is reductive, overlooks countries' civilisational connect

It is now commonplace to view India-Sri Lanka bilateral ties through the lens of New Delhi’s great power game with Beijing.

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder
India

India will have warm words for Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajpaksa, but China's cash will talk louder

Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to New Delhi comes in amidst the greatest assertion of Chinese power across the Indian Ocean since the 15th Century

Ahead of visit to New Delhi, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka won't do anything to harm India's interests
World

Ahead of visit to New Delhi, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka won't do anything to harm India's interests

Newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered pro-China, said he wanted Sri Lanka to be a 'neutral country' and work with all the countries

India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves
World

India rushes S Jaishankar to Sri Lanka to shield Gotabaya Rajapaksa from China, but stressed economy hampers New Delhi's diplomatic moves

The biggest issue for India, however, is its slowing economy and the strategic cost that it has to pay for lack of economic muscle.

Sri Lanka signs deal with India, Japan to develop Colombo port; move may help India neutralise Chinese influence in island nation
World

Sri Lanka signs deal with India, Japan to develop Colombo port; move may help India neutralise Chinese influence in island nation

Sri Lanka on Tuesday signed a deal with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal in the country that has seen increasing forays by China which has taken a strategic port on a 99-year lease that has worried New Delhi

Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe
World

Sri Lankan Parliament may reconvene next week after top judge rejects sacking of ex-PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Speaker Jayasuriya held emergency talks with president Sirisena this evening to convince him on the need to reconvene parliament to try and end the current political impasse over the sacking of prime minister Wickremesinghe last Friday. The meeting came after Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya on Wednesday refused to endorse the president's dismissal of Wickremesinghe for former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa.

'China wants to buy country': Sri Lankan minister slams Beijing amid tussle for power with Mahinda Rajapaksa
World

'China wants to buy country': Sri Lankan minister slams Beijing amid tussle for power with Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's rival prime ministers battled to tempt lawmakers from opposing sides Tuesday as they sought numbers to swing any vote of confidence held in parliament to end the country's constitutional crisis

Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenes
World

Rajapaksa in, Wickremesinghe out: Sri Lanka will continue to be a country in flux until Parliament recovenes

An assassination plot was behind Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena to reappoint former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

US senators say Pakistan at risk of debt distress due to CPEC, express concern about China's 'debt-trap' diplomacy
World

US senators say Pakistan at risk of debt distress due to CPEC, express concern about China's 'debt-trap' diplomacy

US senators have said that Pakistan is at risk of debt due to rising current-account deficit and external debt obligations caused by the CPEC, in a letter written to the secretary of state Michael Pompeo and secretary of treasury Steven Mnuchin.

China's conquest of economies at full steam as Beijing spreads tentacles of debt across cash-starved African, Pacific Island nations
World

China's conquest of economies at full steam as Beijing spreads tentacles of debt across cash-starved African, Pacific Island nations

If economic conditions continued to worsen in countries like Zambia and Kenya owing to and despite the Chinese debt “aid”, Beijing is going to have a very hard time selling BRI projects to countries having slightest capacity to stand up on their own.

Japan wants to Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to be 'free of military activities' after concerns over China's lease agreement emerge
India

Japan wants to Sri Lanka's Hambantota port to be 'free of military activities' after concerns over China's lease agreement emerge

Japan has asked for the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka to be military-free after concerns of the facility being leased out to China arose

China's rise as global power 'fact of life', says ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar, asks India to act with 'stronger resolve'
India

China's rise as global power 'fact of life', says ex-foreign secretary S Jaishankar, asks India to act with 'stronger resolve'

Stating that the rise in China's power globally is a "fact of life", former foreign secretary S Jaishankar on Friday asserted that India has to deal with the country with a "different mindset and a stronger resolve".

China's acquisition of Sri Lankan Hambantota port highlights 'debt trap' to gain influence around world, says report
World

China's acquisition of Sri Lankan Hambantota port highlights 'debt trap' to gain influence around world, says report

China's acquisition of the strategic Hambantota port from Sri Lanka has given it "control of a territory" just a few hundred miles off the shores of India, highlighting its "debt trap" and ambitious use of loans to gain influence around the world, a media report has said.