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  • nepal-mapChina is expanding her presence in Nepal, the mountainous region that’s North of India and home to some of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth. While India and Nepal have had a very close economic and political correlation owning to their geographic proximity, China until recently has remained a bit distant to the neighbour who shares a wall with both India and China. However, China is now getting cozy with Nepal leading India to keep a sharp eye out for warming relations. In October last year China put into effect her new strategy entitled zhoubian or Peripheral Diplomacy under which she has been expanding her influence around Lumbini, Buddha’s birthplace which lies inside Nepal and barely 25 km across the border from India. Nike Free 4.0 V2 Goedkoop Further, the number of Chinese Learning Centres (CLCs) operating in schools in Nepal’s border villages have also grown as per a directive from the Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB), manning the sensitive 550-km India-Nepal Border in the two states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In addition to soft power, China is also keen to capture Khatmandu though her economic might. Nike Air Max 90 II CamouflagDame The Chinese central bank today allowed Nepal to double its investment in Chinese government securities upto RMB 2.4 billion, paving the way for Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to put more cash in secure debt instruments, like bonds, issued by the neighbouring country, enabling Chinese companies to make further in roads into Nepal through financial instruments. Read more

  • border By changing her stance on developing infrastructure along the border with China, India is at risk of taking a few steps back from border discussions the two armies and leaders of state have recently held. Air Max 2015 Flyknit Goedkoop Up until now, India was reluctant to develop roads along the Chinese border for fear that it would make it easier for the Chinese army to penetrate India if they did attack. The change in mindset, not only echos New Delhi’s reformed opinion on China but also points towards an onset of a more aggressive position towards her largest trading partner. India recently announced it has plans to invest US$6.5billion (India’s largest-ever single infrastructure project) to construct a 1,800km (1,118 miles) all-weather road which will stretch from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh state to where the borders of India and China meet with Myanmar. NIKE AIR MAX 2017 HEREN DAME LOVERS ZWART WIT The two nations recently saw tempers flare as the Chinese army invaded disputed areas along the border even as President Xi Jinping was in New Delhi to boost trade, investment and softer ties between the neighbours. Nike AIR Max 2017 Zwart While violations of the de facto border are a common affair, the conspicuous timing and motives of the latest intrusion, and its broader implications for Sino-Indian relations, merit greater scrutiny. Read more

  • Modi & Wang China is happy to have a single party to communicate with in India. Air Max 2015 Zwart Oranje Goedkoop They are also glad that Narendra Modi, India’s new elected prime minister is for economic development and efficiency, a wish they have been hoping India would ride on a long time ago. On Friday, India announced historic results of her national elections. Held once in five years, by 850 million people, the verdict was of a unanimous voice to change the current system of corruption, inefficiency and inertia in a system that was bursting with potential. The National Democratic Alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a sweeping victory in the general election of India by crossing the 300 seat mark in the 543-seat Lok Sabha or lower house of parliament. Nike Air Max 90 Bloemen Dame The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Mr. Narendra Modi will be India’s next Prime Minister, after the incumbent Congress party which has long had strong ties with China lost in its worst tally ever. Mr. Nike Air Huarache Heren Modi is expected to be sworn in as India’s Prime Minister on Wednesday, 26th May. Chinese investments have long stayed on the sidelines, waiting for the Indian election results. Now, bursting with economic activity, and supported by a leader who promises change, efficiency and economic growth on the lines of China, Chinese companies are keen to unleash their investments in India, especially in the manufacturing sector. Keen on helping India to prosper along Chinese growth lines, the BJP is a strong supporter of China’s model of economic development. Mr. Modi has not only encouraged Chinese companies to set up manufacturing plants in his home state Gujarat, but has also eased the process. Additionally, he has encouraged many of his expected ministers and cabinet members to learn Mandarin. Many of whom, including Smriti Irani have learnt the emperors tongue. Read more

  • image (2)Few days back I spoke about how, if you are a visitor in India, you are bound to come across some or other Festival. There is one more thing that I forgot to mention which you come across in India on a frequent basis is The big “E” – Elections. There are a lot of parties in India such as national parties, regional parties and local ones. Believe it or not, since the elections are always held in different regions at different times, it is normal that you may just see some activities of elections while traveling within India. The levels of elections can be huge event as National Elections, State Elections, or smaller ones like District Elections, Municipal Elections and Gram Panchayat Elections (to elect head of villages). No matter what happens ahead, be rest assured its elected by the people. If you are in Maharashtra these days, congratulations, you can have a close look at how excited people are. 15 Oct, while I am writing this blog, people of Maharashtra, the largest state in western India are voting to form a state government. From 7am to 6pm, people can go and vote for their favorite political party. India takes pride in its democracy. Air Max 2016 Flyknit Goedkoop It is considered an extremely vibrant democracy. People from all classes and castes come out and vote depending on their own wishes. To show that they encourage their employee to participate in this event, many companies allow their employees to leave the office early or come slightly late. Some offices even give a day off to make sure their staff won’t miss the event. Read more

  • image (1)In the first meeting between the new leaders of the world’s most populous countries, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the stage for healthy bilateral ties. Nike Air Max 1 Heren Meeting on the sidelines of the sixth BRICS summit in Brazil, just days after the Football World Cup finals, both leaders agreed to boost bilateral trade and smoothly resolve the border issue. China claims more than 90,000 sq km (35,000 sq miles) in the eastern sector of the Himalayas. Air Max 2015 Zwart Oranje Goedkoop India says China occupies 38,000 sq km of its territory on the Aksai Chin plateau in the west. During the 80 minute meeting, the neighbours agreed they would rather be long-term strategic partners, rather than competitors. A statement in local Chinese media – Xinhua said that China and India aim to work together to achieve peaceful development and cooperation so that the 2.5 billion people between our nations can live a better life and regional ties can be strengthened. Air Max 2016 Heren Goedkoop In extending a hand, President Xi Jinping will also visit India is September, and has invited Modi to attend the 21 member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, or APEC in China two months later. India has never attended an APEC summit, and has long sought to become a member to help boost its economy. Air Max Tailwind 8 Goedkoop APEC includes Canada, Mexico, Russia and the United States and accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s population, 55 percent of global gross domestic product and 44 percent of world trade. Read more

  • img-chinasworldwidereachjanuary20141500pxinfographic_101104395042In a small yet significant trend, the worlds companies are gradually being run by Indian executives and Chinese investors.

    Over the past few months it has been observed by Inchin Closer, that a large number of multinational companies have elected Indian CEO’s to their helm, while being fueled by funds from the Mainland. In a story corroborated with by the Wall Street Journal, there are more Indians heading global Fortune 500 companies than Chinese while there is more money invested in these Fortune 500 companies either directly or indirectly from China than India.

    As the world’s axis maintains its Eastward tilt, companies are beginning to work with a more Asian bent in operations, catering more to Asian consumer tastes and focusing increasingly on services, a trait well ingrained in Asia.

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  • C713X0179H_2013資料照片_N71_copy1Plans are afoot to revive Bihar’s economy with Chinese investments in industry, technology and tourism. Located in East India, Bihar is a state which has one of the highest populations and until recently has depended highly on agriculture. Nike Air Max Heren However as the state aspires to rise up, the local government is keen on attract investments based on her rich historic past. Bihar, is known as the original site of the first recorded activities of Siddhartha, or Buddha, that once made it the center of the Maurya Empire of India in the 3rd century BC and was visited by pilgrims from China and other countries some 1,500 years ago. Similar to Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, one of India’s largest states in Central India is also following suit. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren Goedkoop The local government is keen to attract Chinese investments to Sanchi University and help raise it to the status of Nalanda University, where Chinese monk Xuan Zhang once studied. Air Max 2015 Wit Goedkoop By attracting Chinese investments due to their historic significance, Indian states are keen to uplift their economies and drive ailing infrastructure in the state. Nike Free TR Fit Goedkoop Despite their rich cultural heritage, the area has remained poor and underdeveloped, however the local governments are toying with the idea of replicating Industrial parks along the lines of those created in China to boost development in industry. Nike Air Max 90 Honeycomb Dame Read more

  • china-steel-factoryIn an usual move, the World Trade Organisation said punitive tariffs imposed by the U.S. Nike Air Max 90 BR Heren between 2007 and 2012 on the import of steel products, solar panels and certain other goods from India and China were improperly levied. Trade diplomats said the two cases, both under scrutiny for nearly two years by the separate panels, reflected a widespread concern in the 160-member WTO over what many see as illegal U.S. protection of its own producers. Nike Free Run 2 Goedkoop Welcomed by China’s Ministry of Commerce, the WTO panel found the US has insufficient evidence to prove hefty tariffs on Chinese firms producing items like kitchen shelving, grass cutters and even citric acid. Nike Lunar Schoenen Goedkoop In the US$7.2 billion Chinese case, the US claims it levied tariffs on the goods due to subsidies imposed by public Chinese companies. According to Reuters, a statement from China’s Ministry of Commerce said “China urges the United States to respect the WTO rulings and correct its wrongdoings of abusively using trade remedy measures, and to ensure an environment of fair competition for Chinese enterprises”. Nike Air Max 90 VT Heren In the April 2012 Indian case, a separate panel of judges also rejected the U.S. Nike Air Max 90 Honeycomb Heren argument that supply from state-owned National Mineral Development Corporation allowed Indian steel exporters to be treated as public bodies. Large steel makers such as Tata, Jindal and Essar are supplied by the state-run iron-ore mining firm, NMDC. While the case wasn’t as clear cut as the Chinese, India claimed, the United States had “acted inconsistently” in terms of some provisions of the SCM agreement and had unfairly reduced Indian trade revenue. Air Max 2015 Zwart Blauw Rood Goedkoop The WTO’s agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures, dubbed the SCM in trade jargon, as per the 1964 Marrakesh Agreement, states that duties can only be levied when the exporters are “public bodies.” The US – which has argued it imposed the tariffs to combat artificially low prices on products from India and China’s state-subsidised industries – has the right to appeal the ruling within 60 days.

  • navratriIf you are a regular visitor or a long-term resident in India, you are always bound to come across some kind of celebrations in between the normal chaos & the fast paced life. Most of the times it’s either a marriage or a festival. Lighting, bright Colorful clothing, various flowers, very often dancing symbolize these festivals spread across different religion & communities of India. If you are wondering what’s going on with the colorful lights, loudly played music & dance everywhere these days, well! We are going through the NavRatri (Nava-9 & Ratri-Nights) Festival right now. This is a festival that goes for nine nights. In a highly male dominated Indian society where even Gods have a bigger share of festivals on their side, NavRatri is a rare extravaganza of Goddess. NIKE AIR MAX 2017 HEREN DAME LOVERS ZWART WIT During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti(power) / Devi (Goddess) are worshiped. It is the most enjoyable time of the year for Indian ladies because it is the festival especially for their respected Goddess. It represents the importance of women’ s power and they should gain their equality in the society as well. A lot of ladies wear shining traditional dress and dance overnight. Most of times in life, they are only looked as a supporting role, but during NavRatri, they finally play as a leading character! Read more

  • India investmentsThe often floundering, fragile Indian economy is relatively looking positive in light of recent changes within her BRICS peers. The rupee is trading at an eight month high of Rs. 60.17 to the dollar and the benchmark Sensex stock index, closed above 22,000 for the first time on Monday, reaching a record 22,055. India’s equity market is up 6 percent this year, while the emerging market index is down about a percent in the same period.

    Foreign investors, including the Chinese government and companies are looking at investing in their largest southern neighbour as the Chinese market saturates. So far this year foreign investors have poured US$2 billion into Indian equities, reversing the recent outflow trend. While Beijing is keen to invest in India’s high speed railways sector altering a mode of transport for millions and entering a sensitive Indian industry and the largest employer in the world, Chinese companies are also keen to tap into India. Of late mobile phone manufacturers Xiaomi and Gionee the 10th largest mobile handset maker in the world, both have ambitious plans of expansion and growth within India, the second largest mobile consumer market after China.

    The slew of Chinese investments come after larger Chinese mobile manufacturers Huawei and ZTE laid the groundwork and established a firm market for Chinese companies in India. Considering that the Indian population is expected to exceed the Chinese population this year, and the potential for earnings growth in India remains very appealing at 12 to 16 percent growth for the next year or two, the market is rife for investment by Chinese companies.

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