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‘Logic, Reason Can Go For A Toss When The Chinese Negotiate’

NEW DELHI: Diplomats driving a hard bargain isn’t unusual but when the negotiators are Chinese, there’s a twist to the story. While negotiators of other countries bargain in their national interest, their counterparts from China keep only the interests of the Chinese Communist Party in mind. The law in China demands that diplomats or civil […]Read More

Taliban Dictating Terms In Afghanistan?

NEW DELHI: Amidst speculation that Islamabad and Washington are in talks to allow U.S. bases in Pakistan to facilitate counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan once foreign troops withdraw, the Taliban has warned Afghanistan’s neighbours to not allow what it calls a ‘historic mistake’. Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told parliament his government would never […]Read More