Diplomatic patience will pay more dividends on the China front

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force has sent a contingent of its J-10 fighter jets to participate in Pakistan’s National Day celebrations on March 23. This is not the first time that Chinese aircraft have performed in Pakistan. Yet, coming on the heels of the recent India-Pakistan standoff, this is evidently an affirmation of […]


China says blocking Azhar’s listing to help find lasting solution

China on Thursday defended its fourth ‘technical hold’ on the designation of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, saying the move would give it time for a ‘thorough and in-depth assessment’ of the case and help the parties concerned to engage in more talks to find a ‘lasting solution’ acceptable to all. […]


China again blocks bid to list JeM chief as global terrorist

The ministry of external affairs said India is ‘disappointed’ by this outcome. In yet another setback to India’s bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China on Wednesday put a technical hold on a proposal in the United Nations Security Council to ban him following the Pulwama terror […]


For 4th time, China blocks bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China on Thursday blocked a fresh move to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN Security Council, allowing a major bilateral irritant with India to fester. A statement issued by the external affairs ministry in New Delhi expressed “disappointment” at the UN’s Islamic State and al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee […]


China running boarding schools, not concentration camps, in Muslim province: Official

There’s a new name for the official “vocational training centres” in Xinjiang where hundreds of thousands of Muslims are interred to apparently learn livelihood skills and patriotism – “boarding schools”. China is running “boarding schools” not concentration camps in the province, its chairperson, Shohrat Zakir said on the sidelines of the ongoing annual Parliament session […]