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Good News from India

 

Modi Wins Landslide Election Victory in India’s Biggest State.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party won a landslide victory in India’s most important battleground state on March 11, in a personal triumph that will strengthen his claim to a second term as national leader.

March 11, 2017

New Delhi, Kabul Talks Soon to Boost Trade.  India will soon hold talks with Afghanistan on ways to boost bilateral trade and investment. The first since January 2014, such meeting is aimed at mounting pressure on Islamabad to facilitate trouble-free transit of goods from India to Afghanistan through Pakistan.

March 20, 2017

India, China Host Business and Investment Forum in Zhenjiang.  India and China jointly organised a Business and Investment Forum in Zhenjiang to introduce Chinese investors to opportunities available in India in sectors such as renewable energy, smart cities, power sector, urban transportation and infrastructure as part of the Make in India initiative.

March 21, 2017

 

 

Good News from China

 

China and ASEAN Agree on Draft Code of Conduct for South China Sea.  A first draft of a Sino-ASEAN code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea has been completed, as reported by China’s Foreign Minister

March 8, 2017

After US Drops TPP, China Joins Member States in Trade Talks.  Representatives from the 12 countries that formed the TPP, plus China and South Korea, met for the first time since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out the TPP in January, effectively killing the accord in its current form.

March 9, 2017

US, China Soften Tone, Say to Work Together on N. Korea.  The United States and China will work together to get nuclear-armed North Korea take “a different course”, according to the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, softening previous criticism of Beijing after talks with his Chinese counterpart.

March 18, 2017