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Beijing positive on Ctg-Kunming road

Beijing positive on Ctg-Kunming road

China yesterday “responded positively” to Bangladesh's proposal for the long-cherished road connectivity from Chittagong to Kunming via Cox's Bazar and Myanmar. “We have proposed establishing rail and road connectivity between Chittagong and Kunming. This is the first time we have floated the proposal and China responded positively, especially for the road connectivity,” said Foreign...

Chinese envoy meets Roushan, talks trade

Chinese envoy meets Roushan, talks trade

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met opposition chief and Jatiya Party leader Raushan Ershad today and discussed business cooperation between the two countries. They also discussed different bilateral issues during the meeting at a hotel in Dhaka around 10:00am, Tajul Islam Chowdhury, opposition’s chief whip, briefed media after the meeting. Wang Yi said to have...

Chinese minister in city

Chinese minister in city

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Dhaka last night on a three-day visit to Bangladesh. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali received him at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Wang Yi's visit is considered as another step towards further boosting the bilateral ties between the two countries. The bilateral talks between the two countries, led by the two foreign ministers, will start at 10:00am at the foreign ministry. The two countries will discuss programmes to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and China in 2015 in a befitting manner, by jointly organising various events and activities throughout the year. Wang Yi will also meet President Abdul Hamid and...

Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu this winter

Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu this winter

A woman is critically ill in Hong Kong with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first confirmed case in the city this winter, the Hong Kong government said. The woman, 68, was admitted to hospital on Thursday after falling ill on December 19, the Hong Kong government said in a statement issued...

China positive about building Ctg-Kunming road link

China positive about building Ctg-Kunming road link

China today responded positively to a Bangladesh's formal proposal to build the proposed road connectivity from Chittagong to Kunming via Cox’s Bazar and Myanmar. "We have floated the idea of building road connectivity for the first time officially in the meeting and they [China] took it positively saying it is a good proposal," Foreign...

NKorea's Internet links restored amid US hacking dispute

NKorea's Internet links restored amid US hacking dispute

North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, a US company that monitors Internet infrastructure said. New Hampshire-based Dyn said the reason for the outage was not known but could range...

I may be the last, says Dalai Lama

I may be the last, says Dalai Lama

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said he realises that he may be the last to hold the title. But he told the BBC it would be better that the centuries-old tradition ceased "at the time of a popular Dalai Lama". The Dalai Lama suggested the UK had taken a soft line with...

2nd round of BCIM talks tomorrow

2nd round of BCIM talks tomorrow

The second round of discussions for the BCIM corridor, an economic silk route between Bangladesh, India, China and Myanmar, will begin tomorrow at Cox’s Bazar. The two-day meeting will discuss the scope and modalities of cooperation in sectors of goods and services, investment, energy, multimodal connectivity and sustainable development, a press release from Bangladesh...

INDIA, CHINA AND THE US

INDIA, CHINA AND THE US

THIS paper brings out the evolving complexity of relations among China, India and the United States. It highlights how a number strategic initiatives undertaken by China, like investing in a deep seaport in Bangladesh, an oil-pipeline from Chittagong to Kunming, BCIM Economic Corridor, and Maritime Silk Road are  yet to be realised in...

HK protest site clearance begins

HK protest site clearance begins

Hong Kong authorities have begun clearing barricades at the main protest camp in the city centre, after more than two months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The authorities had warned protestors to leave ahead of the operation, but some vowed to remain. The number of protesters has fallen to a few hundred, from the tens of thousands...

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