Pushed increasingly into a corner by western sanctions over Ukraine, Russia Friday stressed on the relevance of the Russia-India-China troika in "ensuring international and regional stability and security" and setting up a BRICS inter-parliamentary forum.
China on Friday proposed trilateral cooperation involving India and Sri Lanka for regional stability as the new government in Colombo sought to re-balance its ties with China, preferring to follow a "non-aligned" policy.
The director of US National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbours, especially with artificial islands being created as aerial platforms.
Police in Pakistan`s Punjab province are considering withdrawal of security from Chinese people working on private projects apparently due to shortage of forces and excessive engagements in other security and law and order duties.
China is close to approving a law that will create a legal framework for sending troops abroad on counter-terrorism missions, as Beijing seeks to address the vulnerability of the country`s growing global commercial and diplomatic interests.
India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues despite maintaining an independent foreign policy, a top American spy official has said.
Sri Lanka will not make any decision on Chinese projects it is reviewing until it consults China, Sri Lanka`s foreign minister said on Friday, pledging that his new government would welcome Chinese investors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh could "add fuel" to the territorial dispute and make it difficult to resolve the vexed boundary issue, a Chinese state-run daily said on Friday.
A growing number of Hong Kong students support independence for the former British colony, amid sliding confidence in the "one country, two systems" formula under which the city is governed, an online poll by a university magazine showed.
A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore is facing 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of arranging a minor's sexual tryst with a part-time model and photographing them in a hotel room.