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A view from the Tokyo city government's survey ship of a group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea .(REUTERS)

Chinese ships illegally enter Japan’s territorial waters

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Tokyo
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:56 PM IST
This is despite Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi last week conveying to his Beijing counterpart Wei Fenghe about Tokyo’s strong concerns over Beijing’s regular attempts to “unilaterally change the status quo by coercion”.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file photo)

China defence minister meets Pak PM, president

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:38 AM IST
Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe met the Pakistani leadership in Islamabad on Tuesday, a day after meeting Nepalese leaders in Kathmandu.
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Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla received by his Nepali counterpart Bharat Paudyal on his arrival in Kathmandu. China is sending its defence minister to Nepal barely two days after Shringla concluded his two-day trip to that country.(ANI)
Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla received by his Nepali counterpart Bharat Paudyal on his arrival in Kathmandu. China is sending its defence minister to Nepal barely two days after Shringla concluded his two-day trip to that country.(ANI)

China sending defence minister to Nepal days after Indian foreign secretary’s visit

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Nepal’s foreign ministry announced the visit by Wei Fenghe, a general in the People’s Liberation Army who also holds the rank of state councillor in the Chinese cabinet.
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An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region.(Representational Photo/PTI)
An IAF aircraft flies in the Ladakh region.(Representational Photo/PTI)

India, China differences remain despite five-point consensus on easing tensions

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:33 PM IST
The Chinese foreign ministry’s statement also said that the Indian side “does not consider the development of India-China relations to be dependent on the settlement of the boundary question”, but this was dismissed by people familiar with developments
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The meeting between two defence ministers is crucial as Rajnath Singh is number two in the Narendra Modi government and a former BJP president, Gen Wei, a former missile force commander, is a state councillor and member of the all-powerful Central Military Commission.(PTI)
The meeting between two defence ministers is crucial as Rajnath Singh is number two in the Narendra Modi government and a former BJP president, Gen Wei, a former missile force commander, is a state councillor and member of the all-powerful Central Military Commission.(PTI)

4 months on, India and China to sit across table. Rajnath meeting today the first

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:34 PM IST
According to sources based in Moscow and Delhi, the meeting was arranged at the behest of both sides mutually to find a way out of the current stalemate in Ladakh with both the Indian Army and PLA deployed in full strength to counter each other.
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A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square.(AP)
A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square.(AP)

‘Tiananmen Square crackdown was correct policy, brought stability’: China ​​​​

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Next Tuesday, June 4, will mark 30 years of the pro-democracy and reform protests, which ended after the CPC ordered a crackdown by the military, allowing them to use armed personnel and tanks on the students.
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Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.(Reuters Photo)
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.(Reuters Photo)

China invokes Abraham Lincoln in justifying push to take Taiwan

By Krystal Chia and Alfred Cang | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:21 PM IST
China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe on Sunday invoked Lincoln’s efforts during the US Civil War to justify Beijing’s approach toward Taiwan, which it sees as an integral part of its territory that must be unified by force if necessary.
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Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.(REUTERS Photo)
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.(REUTERS Photo)

‘War with US would be a disaster’: Chinese defence minister

By Reuters | Singapore
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:51 AM IST
Wei Fenghe, however, told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia’s premier defence summit, that China would “fight to the end” if anyone tried to split China from Taiwan.
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Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe made the remarks Thursday in a speech to a regional military forum in Beijing.(AFP)
Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe made the remarks Thursday in a speech to a regional military forum in Beijing.(AFP)

China calls any challenge to its authority on Taiwan ‘extremely dangerous’

By Dandan Li | Beijing , Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2018 08:30 AM IST
Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe made the remarks Thursday in a speech to a regional military forum in Beijing.
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There has been a visible thawing in the India-China relationship in the past few months if the increased number of high-level visits exchanged are any pointer(REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
There has been a visible thawing in the India-China relationship in the past few months if the increased number of high-level visits exchanged are any pointer(REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)

A visible thawing in the India-China relationship signals changing attitudes

By Jayadeva Ranade
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Though it will be premature to expect that Beijing’s changed attitude is anything more than tactical, it is pertinent that the PLA recognises the pending border issue as the biggest problem in bilateral ties
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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman during an interaction with journalists in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman during an interaction with journalists in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

India not lowering its guard on Line of Actual Control: Nirmala Sitharaman

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2018 04:17 PM IST
Asked if the decision at the Wuhan summit to issue guidelines to the militaries of India and China to maintain peace along the border is working, defence minister Niramal Sitharaman said, “I want to believe it is working.”
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During Chinese defence minister General Wei Fenghe’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi last week, the two sides had in-depth discussions on how to further implement the important consensus reached between Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, defence ministry spokesman Colonel Wu Qian said.(Reuters/File Photo)
During Chinese defence minister General Wei Fenghe’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi last week, the two sides had in-depth discussions on how to further implement the important consensus reached between Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, defence ministry spokesman Colonel Wu Qian said.(Reuters/File Photo)

India, China in talks to establish hotline between defence ministries: Beijing

By Press Trust of India | Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 05:33 PM IST
India and China are holding talks to update a 12-year-old defence agreement and establish a hotline between the two defence ministries as part of confidence-building measures, a top Chinese defence ministry official said on Thursday.
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman welcomes the Defence Minister of China Wei Fenghe at South Block in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman welcomes the Defence Minister of China Wei Fenghe at South Block in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

India, China hold defence talks; to expand military ties, maintain border peace

By Reuters | Reuters, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 04:43 PM IST
The countries also discussed their border and agreed to implement “confidence building measures” to ensure the maintenance of peace
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Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe held a bilateral meeting on Thursday(Nirmala Sitharaman ANI Twitter)
Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe held a bilateral meeting on Thursday(Nirmala Sitharaman ANI Twitter)

India, China agree to strengthen defence cooperation

By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 10:58 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe held a bilateral meeting on Thursday and stressed on strengthening defence cooperation
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with China’s defence minister, General Wei Fenghe, during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with China’s defence minister, General Wei Fenghe, during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.(PTI)

Chinese defence minister's visit to India will enhance military trust: State media

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Defence minister and state councilor Wei met Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday soon after beginning his four-day visit.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with defence minister of China, General Wei Fenghe during a meeting in New Delhi on August 21.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with defence minister of China, General Wei Fenghe during a meeting in New Delhi on August 21.(PTI Photo)

India, China to explore ways to avoid Doklam-like standoffs

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The Chinese defence minister met Modi during which the PM said both the countries are handling their differences with “sensitivity and maturity” by not allowing them to become disputes.
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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI photo)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI photo)

India-China relations a factor in global stability, says PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 10:09 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the increased momentum of high-level contacts between India and China in all spheres, including in the areas of defence and military exchanges.
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Newly elected Defense Minister Wei Fenghe claps at the seventh plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.(Reuters File Photo)
Newly elected Defense Minister Wei Fenghe claps at the seventh plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.(Reuters File Photo)

China defence minister to discuss possibility of setting up hotline with India

By Jayanth Jacob & Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 07:35 AM IST
Chinese minister of national defence and a member of the Central Military Commission Wei Fenghe is set to visit India from August 21 to 24
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Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said both countries were currently in communication about defence minister Wei Fenghe’s visit, but gave no other details.(Reuters File Photo)
Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said both countries were currently in communication about defence minister Wei Fenghe’s visit, but gave no other details.(Reuters File Photo)

China’s defence minister to visit India by end of this year

By Reuters | Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in April agreed to open a new chapter in ties.
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Nirmala Sitharaman with other ministers at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting in Beijing on Tuesday.(PTI)
Nirmala Sitharaman with other ministers at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's (SCO) Defence Ministers' meeting in Beijing on Tuesday.(PTI)

India, China should avoid disputes, says Sitharaman as Sushma flags ‘connectivity projects’

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 07:59 PM IST
The India-China relationship could be a factor of stability in a world of uncertainty, says defence minister
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