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China and India Improve Ties, India Wary of U.S. Presence in the Asia Pacific

Jun. 8 – As the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit comes to a close, it has become increasingly clear that China and India have actively been trying to reinvigorate bilateral ties. After years of “hiccups” in their relations, Chinese and Indian officials have taken the opportunity to discuss the ways in which they can expand cooperation in new areas. On the sidelines of the SCO summit this week, Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna met Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to discuss the state of Sino-Indian relations. The two countries confirmed they would touch on the issue of trans-border rivers, and … Continue reading

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The Future of Afghanistan and the Role of China, India and the SCO

India has renewed its pitch for full membership within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and has supported the organization’s pledge to help stabilize Afghanistan during the withdrawal of all foreign troops. At the same time, the United States has also called on India to increase its relations with Afghanistan as China deepens its connections with the war-torn country.
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Shanghai Cooperation Organization Set to Expand

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the six-nation Central Asia security bloc, is to expand in two directions – firstly by admitting Afghanistan as an observer and Turkey as a dialogue partner, and then to possibly develop its remit to include trade and economic partnerships. Continue reading

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