If the strategy is to contain China militarily while engaging it otherwise, the India-US-Japan-Australia-Vietnam conjunction might appear to be the right way to go; but if the aim is to become a player with some strategic space of its own, not just in the IOR but also in the adjoining region, then greater interaction with China is desirable, even necessary. … [Read more...] about Why engaging China at sea is both unavoidable and necessary
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The best way to go forward for India, China, Bangladesh (a downstream country along the Brahmaputra) and even the rest of the world would be to follow a multilateral mechanism to share not just the water of the rivers that India and China share, but also the mountains, the glaciers, the forests, the biodiversity and the associated lives and cultures that also get shared. The Report of the World Commission on Dams provides a very useful starting point for such a model. … [Read more...] about Can India be firm with China on Brahmaputra dams?
"Compared with the CAFTA, the RCEP constitutes a bigger market so it means bigger trading opportunities. All of this will contribute to more trade, more development and more improvement in people's livelihoods," Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said at the expo. … [Read more...] about China Focus: RCEP inspires entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia
The ITTF last revealed its world rankings on April 16 before freezing it as international table tennis action was brought to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. An eight-month hiatus was ended when the ITTF's restart series, comprising the Women's and Men's World Cups and the Finals, was staged in China last month. … [Read more...] about China’s Fan, Chen stay atop ITTF December world rankings
LG Chem Ltd plans to more than double production capacity of battery cells it makes in China for Tesla Inc electric vehicles (EV) next year, sources said, to keep up with its U.S. client's growth in the biggest car market.The firm, a supplier for Tesla's Shanghai-built Model 3, will also ship its increased output from China as well as Korea to Tesla's factories in Germany and the United States, said two people with knowledge of the matter, signalling an increased role in the supply chain of the world's leading EV manufacturer.The plan comes as Tesla, LG Chem's primary customer, scrambles to secure cells as part of an aggressive global production expansion plan, as it targets soaring demand fanned by governments promoting EVs to curb air pollution.LG Chem has already added production lines in South Korea this year mainly to meet demand from Tesla's U.S. plant, the people said. Moreover, the automaker has asked Japan's Panasonic Corp - which supplies the U.S. plant - to also supply its … [Read more...] about LG Chem to double China battery capacity to meet Tesla demand: Sources