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Bilateral ties between India and China can't take the strain of another Doklam episode, Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui said today, emphasising on the need to find a "mutually acceptable solution" on the boundary issue through a meeting of the Special Representatives.

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Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China's globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key links in the much-vaunted initiative. Kuala Lumpur's previous regime, led by . . . .

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China is building three big airports in close proximity to the Indian border. While the airports are civilian ones, the move is expected to bolster China’s air power against India substantially as Chinese airports are equipped with dual use capability, allowing both civilian and military operations.

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force (PLARF) commissioned the DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) into service earlier this year in April.

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The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned the 41st Type 056/056A Jiangdao-class corvette into service this month, according to local media reports.

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A hypothetical war between India and China would be one of the largest and most destructive conflicts in Asia. A war between the two powers would rock the Indo-Pacific region, cause thousands of casualties on both sides and take a significant toll on the global economy.

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As India test-fires its ballistic Agni 5 missile, calls for India to join a democratic quad with Australia, Japan and the U.S. grow louder.

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Will Beijing’s efforts to enhance connectivity with isolated parts of Tibet put a chill on the recent thaw in ties with New Delhi? State media has revealed that China plans to build three new airports along Tibet’s rugged southern border, an area dubbed the “Roof of the world”.

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The first anniversary of the Doklam standoff calls for reflection on China’s strategy of territorial revisionism and India’s response. The Doklam Plateau, like the South China Sea, illustrates how China operates in the threshold between peace and war.

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There is an air of possible change in South Asia. After a positive summit in Wuhan, presidents Modi and Xi both made it clear they wanted the event to be the opening gambit in a rapprochement between India and China.

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