Free Press Journal
  • China hails Air India’s move to change Taiwan’s name 

    Beijing : China on Thursday welcomed Indian flag carrier Air India’s decision to refer to self-ruled Taiwan as Chinese Taipei, saying foreign companies must respect the country’s sovereignty.

  • Air India buckles to China’s pressure, will now refer to Taiwan as Chinese Taipei

    New Delhi: India has decided to bend backwards in yielding to China’s demand to no longer refer to Taiwan as a separate region on websites. A beginning has been made in this direction: Air India’s website, which as of last month referred to Taiwan as ‘Taiwan’, will now refer to it as ‘Chinese Taipei’.

  • Indo-US relations: A roller-coaster ride

    The Indo-US diplomatic relations have always been on a roller-coaster ride. From the time of the Jawaharlal Nehru regime, various US administrations have adopted different policies to deal with India vis-à-vis the neighbouring Pakistan and later China. As a result, even during the thick of our friendship era, both the nations never nursed the relationship of mutual trust and confidence. Therefore, international experts take Indo-US relations on event-to-event basis and are reluctant

  • Trade war has a silver lining for India

    Former Treasury Secretary of the United States, who is equivalent to our Finance Minister, Larry Summers has said that the ongoing trade war between the US on one side and China and India on the other side may lead to a global recession which would be harmful for all the countries of the world. His analysis is as follows: First, American businesses would be hurt because the tariffs on imports will increase

  • China mum on FATF’s grey listing of Pakistan

    Beijing : China on Friday declined to comment on Pakistan being placed on the grey list for failing to curb anti-terror financing by the Financial Action Task Force, but heaped customary praise on its close ally, saying the world should recognise “enormous efforts and sacrifices” made by Islamabad to combat terrorism.

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    Mumbai: India & China have to resolve issues around One Belt One Road initiative, says Shaukat Aziz

    Mumbai: Former prime minister of Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz, who was in the city recently, said that India and China should resolve their issues around One Belt One Road initiative and come to terms. Aziz, who was attending 3rd Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) meeting, said, “Both parties (China and India) have to agree. I don’t see why both countries will not come together. If they get better connectivity, better roads, it is

  • AIIB chief pitches for open economies

    Mumbai : Expressing concerns over the rising protectionist policies followed by some developed nations, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) president Jin Liqun on Tuesday said such moves weaken the prospects for all countries, including those who are practicing them.

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    Government extends ban on import of milk products from China for 6 months

    New Delhi: The government has further extended the ban on import of milk and its products, including chocolates, from China for six months till December 23. “Prohibition on import of milk, milk products (including chocolates, chocolate products, candies, confectionary food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient) from China is extended for a further period of six months, i.e., till December 23, 2018 or until further orders,” DGFT said in a

  • India needs to be wary of foxy China

    India can ill afford to be coy with China. The Chinese are spreading their tentacles all across Asia and there cannot be any escape from confrontation with it unless this country surrenders to the hegemonic designs of the dragon.

  • China investments in high-tech assets at $20 bn, says US

    Washington : China has investments in over 600 high-technology assets worth $20 billion in the US, the White House has said, asserting that it is part of the Chinese effort to capture emerging industries that will drive future economic growth.

  • Overstayers to be blamed for strict visa norms: UK

    This is a constant conversation we need to have with India. There is always a demand for easier norms, but we cannot look at that without addressing the issue of overstayers.

  • Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP

    Be pragmatic in foreign relations

    Thanks to the rise of China as a military and economic power, several nations in India’s periphery and beyond have had to revisit their old and established external relations. With China unhesitatingly, in some cases, brazenly exploiting both its superior economic and military clout, smaller nations have had difficulty resisting its pressures. This, in turn, has brought quite a few headaches for India’s policy makers. Not long ago, India used to have