Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 09:57
Paper No. 5208 11-Sept-2012
By B. Raman
Xi Jinping, 59, Chinese Vice-President, who is expected to take over from Hu Jintao as the head of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the 18th Party Congress next month, has not been attending to his protocol duties for a week now.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 09:55
Paper No. 5207 11-Sept-2012
Guest Column by Usha S Sri-Skanda-Rajah
The issue that must take centre stage at Sri Lanka’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) scheduled for 1st November 2012 should be the question of Sri Lanka’s accountability for War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, bearing in mind the period under review is from 2008 to 2012, covering the critical period before, during and after the war in Sri Lanka.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 09:52
Paper No. 5206 11-Sept-2012
By Col. R. Hariharan
China’s Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie’s visited Sri Lanka for five days from August 29, 2012. The first-ever visit by a Chinese Defence Minister to Sri Lanka with an entourage of 23 members indicates the ever increasing Chinese interest in the island nation.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 09:49
Paper no. 5205 11-Sept-2012
By Bhaskar Roy
The visit of Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guauglie to India in the first week of September demands a fine dissection. It was, after all, the visit of Chinese defence minister to India in eight years, the last being in 2004. Pranab Mukherjee was the last Indian defense minister to visit China in 2006.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 06:15
Paper No. 5204 10 Sept 2012
By B. Raman
There are no saints in matters relating to visas. And there are no heroes either.
2. We should avoid an immature and juvenile song and dance over the refusal of a visa by the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi to Shri Praveen Swami, who heads the Delhi office of “The Hindu”, to enable him to accompany Shri S. M. Krishna, our Foreign Minister, during his just concluded visit to Pakistan.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 15:52