Why is the India-China border stand-off escalating?

If you browse through the latest headlines about the now month-long border stand-off between India and China, you might think the Asian rivals are...

South China Sea: Indonesia renames part of maritime economic zone in defiance of Beijing

Indonesia has renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea, the latest act...

Philippines, ASEAN states warned vs investment deals with China

In a lecture last week with 15 journalists from various Southeast Asian media outfits, including The STAR, India’s Research and Information System (RIS) for...

India-China trade talks deadlocked

Trade talks between India and China remained deadlocked with neither side willing to offer concessions to end the impasse, official sources said. Recent bilateral talks...

China’s Xi urges Japan to put aside ‘distractions’ in relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday to put aside "distractions" that have strained bilateral ties and warned that...

Chinese and Indian troops face off in Bhutan border dispute

China has demanded the withdrawal of Indian troops from a scrap of disputed territory to end an escalating border row between the two Asian...

Vietnam drills for oil in South China Sea

Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an area of the resource-rich South China Sea also claimed by China. An oil industry consultant told the...

What’s behind the India-China border stand-off?

For four weeks, India and China have been involved in a stand-off along part of their 3,500km (2,174-mile) shared border. The two nations fought a...

Why Bhutan is special to India

The present standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam is a rare insight into New Delhi’s very special relationship with Bhutan, which includes military responsibilities towards it.

India needs to be taught the rules of the game, says Chinese media on...

India needs to be taught the “rules” of dealing with disputes along the contested border, Chinese state media said, cautioning New Delhi not to...

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