China calls on India and Pakistan to refrain from the Kashmir issue

China calls on India and Pakistan to refrain from the Kashmir issue

On August 9, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing believed that any unilateral action that could complicate the situation in Kashmir should not be done.

On August 9, State Councilor and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing believes that any unilateral action that can complicate the situation in Kashmir should not be done.

Expressing China’s concern about recent unrest in Kashmir, Wang Yi affirmed that Kashmir is a dispute arising from this region’s history and should be peacefully resolved on the UN Charter base, the Security Council’s relevant resolutions and bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan.

Mr. Wang Yi made the comment when talking to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is visiting China. For his part, Foreign Minister Qureshi spoke with Mr. Wang Yi in detail about the standpoint and measures of Pakistan’s side on the latest developments in Kashmir.

Tensions between India and Pakistan broke out on August 5, India announced the decree to abolish Article 370 in the Constitution that regulates special regulations for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and also presents this state separation law. into two federal territories including Ladakh with Jammu and Kashmir.

Although India believes that the end of Kashmir’s special status is an internal issue for the government to better control the situation here, Pakistan has called for international intervention and at the same time approved a resolution. criticizing New Delhi’s unilateral action.

Kashmir is the territory where most Muslims live. Kashmir is now divided into two parts managed by India and Pakistan, but both countries receive sovereignty over the entire territory. Despite the agreement reached in 2003 on compliance with the ceasefire, fighting still occurred between soldiers on the dividing line of Kashmir.

North Korea retaliated “war rehearsal”

North Korea retaliated “war rehearsal”

North Korea launched a missile test, making it more difficult for the sanctions to be eased or removed, but the sanctions could implicate China.

On the morning of July 25, North Korea launched into the sea of ​​Japan two “strange objects”. Before falling into the sea, the first object flew more than 430 km while the second object flew a little further. Subsequently, the Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) cited an analysis of South Korean and American intelligence officials saying the second object the North launched was 690 km and considered “kind.” new missiles “have never appeared.

In a statement cited by CNN news agency, Vipin Narang, Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT, said that the test of the 25/7 bright rocket “was not more provocative than before” compared to the cases. Similar tests that Pyongyang conducted in May last. However, this action is clearly still “tit-for-tat”.

On July 16, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a meeting last June, US President Donald Trump confirmed to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he would postpone the joint exercise. But three days later, the US State Department announced that the US and South Korea would conduct joint exercises as planned next month.

For Pyongyang, this is clearly a violation of the two leaders’ agreement. Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea announced that it would call joint exercises between the US and South Korea as “war drills,” and warned Pyongyang to reconsider its decision to stop testing nuclear weapons. and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) if the US-Korean exercise is conducted.

Another noteworthy sign is that Pyongyang recently showed a picture of Mr. Kim checking a submarine. So, according to Joel Wit, a senior member of Stimson Center and Director of Site 38 North, a tracking website about North Korea, the test of the 25/7 bright rocket is probably not the last move. The same will be done by Pyongyang. North Korea will also take actions to show that they are strong, strong people and will not yield to anyone.

Pakistan: Two general officers were sentenced for spying

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The Pakistani military on May 30 announced a joint sentence of retired lieutenant general Javed Igbal for spying, and ordered the execution of a Brigadier and another officer.

The Pakistani military on May 30 announced a joint sentence of retired lieutenant general Javed Igbal for spying, and ordered the execution of a standard minister and another officer with the same charge.

According to Reuters news agency, the verdict was announced after a closed trial for the military officers. According to the indictment, three defendants were accused of spying and leaking out sensitive information, damaging national security.

The Pakistani army has its own rules and trial courts. Crime military officers are usually tried in private hearings and judgments made by the court against them, if reviewed, must also comply with the rules of the law system and military courts.

Pakistan on June 16 appointed Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed, a hard-line perspective to be the new Director of the Military Intelligence Agency (ISI), replacing Lieutenant General Asim Munir, who only held this position 8 month, now transferred to commander of Gujranwala Corps.

The information was published by the Pakistani military press, but did not give an explanation for the move. Mr. Hameed was one of the figures who arranged the Faizabad deal in late 2017, when protesters blocked the roads into the capital, Islamabad, which further escalated the tension between civilian and military. in this country. The analysts assessed that General Hameed is a highly influential figure in ISI and with his appointment, the military retains a tough stance and will tend to use more force.

The military is said to be the most influential force in Pakistan, as the military has ruled in this South Asian country for almost half of the time since independence from Britain more than 70 years ago, while enjoying the same far-reaching power even under civil authorities.

Pakistan continues to close airspace to India

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Pakistan annihilated many gunmen organizing the Islamic State

Pakistani security forces killed nine IS militants during a raid on terrorists, starting in the morning of May 16, in the mountain forest area of ​​Qabu Koh-e-Mehran.

Pakistani security forces have killed nine militants from the Islamic State (IS) organization claiming to be in pursuit of terrorists, starting in the morning of May 16, in the mountains of Qabu Koh, in Mastung district, 47 km from the city of Quetta, southwest of this country.

According to Pakistani officials, four security personnel were injured in the campaign. Security forces conducted the operation after receiving intelligence about the IS gunmen’s hideout. Also, in the campaign, security forces seized a large number of weapons and ammunition, including missile launchers and bombs.

Pakistani security forces conduct a raid campaign amid gunmen intensifying attacks across the country during the holy month of Ramadan. At least 5 policemen were killed, in the latest attack, on May 13 in Quetta. IS announced to proceed with this attack.

Pakistan decided to continue to close airspace to India

Pakistan’s top important defense and aviation officials have decided to keep the airspace closure order until May 30 after the election of the Indian House of Representatives. Pakistan on May 15 decided to continue to close airspace for flights to and from India by May 30

Responding to the decision, Pakistan Airlines (PIA) said that closing the airspace to India is unreasonable when railroads and roads between the two countries still operate normally. According to PIA, the company not only suffered serious financial losses but also lost passengers to other rival airlines.

India’s Air India also reported a significant increase in costs for flights to Europe and the US due to the longer route due to the closure of Pakistan’s airspace. Flights to and from India often have to travel directly through Pakistan, a country in the middle of an important international air corridor.

The US implies the latest North Korean missile test involving Russia

The US implies the latest North Korean missile test involving Russia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo questioned the launch of the rocket right after the summit meeting between President Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Referring to the latest North Korean short-range missile launch, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on May 5, “You see this happening right after Kim Jong-un’s visit to Russia. After his talk with Russian President, he made this decision”.

The statement of the US Secretary of State refers to the connection between the Russian – North Korea summit and the launch of the short-range series of missiles on May 4.

The US implies the latest North Korean missile test involving Russia

Mr. Pompeo said the United States would still apply the toughest sanctions against North Korea and said it was what put pressure on the current leader Kim Jong-un.

Earlier, in the framework of the Russian summit – the dynasty that took place on April 25, President Kim Jong-un and President Putin agreed to strengthen bilateral relations and at the same time consider building a road bridge. border of the two countries. But the US Secretary of State did not say how this meeting affected the decision to try the latest Korean missiles.

The North Korean news agency (KCNA) said on May 5 that tests of the long-range jet launch system took place yesterday (Japan) on the coast of Japan under surveillance. by leader Kim Jong-un.

The Korean Joint Command announced that North Korea launched five short-range missiles from the Hodo Peninsula, near the east bank of Wonsan city in the north-eastern direction on the morning of May 4. The missiles fly at a height of 70 km to 200 km, before falling into the Japanese sea.

Experts claim that Pyongyang’s latest move is the tough message North Korea sends to the United States. Accordingly, if the US does not give in, they will continue to test nuclear and ballistic missiles.

China urges Canada to stop diplomatic microphone

China urges Canada to stop diplomatic microphone

The Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized Canada and its allies such as US, UK and EU when talking about human rights in the case of two Canadian citizens was arrested.

“I wonder how they relate to this case. Where is their voice when the senior manager of a Chinese company is illegally arrested by the Canadian request,” The Chinese Foreign Ministry said. “It is quite clear that other human rights they are talking about have different standards when applied to citizens of different countries.”

At the regular press conference of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese spokesman said that recent China-Canada relations are not Chinese faults.

She said China urges Canada to stop “micro diplomacy” activities and should take substantive actions.

At the press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the country has repeatedly expressed its clear stance on the arrest of two Canadian citizens because they are related to activities that harms China’s national security.
the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a series of collisions between China and Canada recently will make the relationship between the two countries affected, but this is not the fault of the Chinese side.

She continued: “China hopes leaders of Canada if they truly have responsibility for its citizens as well as China-Canada relations, so stop micro-diplomatic activities, review the middle part. at what point the two countries are at the same time applying real actions, along with the Chinese side to find a satisfactory solution. ”

Earlier, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly criticized China for arresting Canadian citizens in an “arbitrary and unfair” way. On January 14, Trudeau continued to criticize China for using arbitrary death sentences after convicting a Canadian citizen for drug trafficking.

In the latest development revolving around tensions between China and Canada, recently Regis Labeaume – Mayor of Quebec City, Canada, canceled his visit to China in March.

Pakistan and China – Will this Friendship Last?

Pakistan and China – Will this Friendship Last

Pakistan and China – Will this Friendship LastOf late, Pakistan has been facing a severe loss of goodwill, and issues in almost every domain. Corruption, lack of education, terrorism, economic bankruptcy, unemployment etc are some of its biggest worries. The country seems to have found an ally in China, and is seeking the latter’s help in almost every aspect. The question is, will this friendship last?

Bilateral relations

Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem, the Federal Minister for Law and Justice in Pakistan, has recently bilateral issues between Pakistan and China. He stated that the two countries share a very close and special relationship, and that his country regards China as its partner and most reliable friend. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has made the bilateral relations stronger and is anticipated to fetch significant revenues for both nations.

Faltering ties with the U.S

Since Donald Trump assumed the Presidential office, the US-Pakistan relationships have deteriorated significantly. Trump has recently cut a financial aid worth $300 million to the Pakistan military, blaming the latter for responding to its earlier aid of $33 billion with nothing but lies and deceit. Likewise, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a top diplomat in the United States, also opposed the proposed bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) citing the reason that Pakistan would use the money to pay back loans of China, a country that the U.S does not have good relations with. Thus, Pakistan has to depend on financial and other assistances from China for its national interests. The latter has guaranteed supplementary loans to Pakistan. In return, Chinese banks will get loan interests for a really long time.

Academic assistance

The rise in population and a lack of uniform education system has hit Pakistan very badly, and the country is seeking academic assistance from China, which has successfully introduced a uniform academic system despite its multiple ethnicities, varied languages and a huge population. Both sides agreed to working on bettering the skills and development and education of Pakistan.

As of now, the Pakistan – China friendship looks stable with the prospect of mutual benefits being there. But this relationship has ruffled feathers for the US, which has promised big tariffs on Chinese goods and stopped financial aids to Pakistan. Other countries, such as India, are also skeptic of the relationship. Panos Mourdoukoutas, teacher at Columbia University, feels that in the course of time, China will stop being a friend to Pakistan and turn it into a ‘semi-colony’.

Can Pakistan Get its Messiah in its New Prime Minister Imran Khan?

Can Pakistan Get its Messiah in its New Prime Minister Imran Khan

Can Pakistan Get its Messiah in its New Prime Minister Imran Khan

Since its independence, Pakistan has witnessed many economic, social and political problems. In 2018, it would not be wrong to say that the country is going through one of its most – if not the most – turbulent phase. The nation has been denied aid by the U.S, and is staring at total bankruptcy. The recently held elections saw the party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) come to power and its chairman Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi HI PP become its new Prime Minister. Many are curious to know whether he can be the messiah of the nation.

Economic issues

His first month as the PM has seen Imran tightening the expenditure, and taking steps to haul his country out of the financial mess. His government has sold 70 luxury cars, including BMW and Mercedes, of the PM House. It is likely to sell 102 luxury cars in total, and also additional helicopters. In the last 5 years, the total liabilities and debts of Pakistan rose to 29.9 trillion rupees, as revealed in a study by the State Bank of Pakistan.

Political issues

Imran has also pledged to offer citizenship to 1.5 million Afghan refugees and refugees from Bangladesh. He intends to do this to help refugees who have been sidelined for decades in the Pakistani society. However, analysts are questioning whether Khan has done this to reward the refugees who seem to have voted overwhelmingly for his party, PTI. A political incentive cannot be ruled out. His intention to provide them with ID cards and passport can have dangerous political consequences in the years to come.

Army culture

That the Pakistan Army calls the shots in the governance has long been a sad truth of the country. General V K Singh and author Shashi Tharoor of India believe that he has been propped up by the Pakistani army and similar thoughts exist in other neighboring nations as well as countries such as the U.S.

Terrorism

Terrorism happens to be a very big problem in Pakistan, and the fact that Imran supported Hafeez Saeedm, the 26/11 mastermind, was reason enough for Donald Trump’s Republican government to stop the release of $300 million aid to the country. Every foreign leader avoided Imran’s swearing-in ceremony as Prime Minister.

As P.M, Imran faces overwhelming challenges. But his friends, such as Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sindhu who mention of having seen Imran converting his weaknesses into his strengths, are confident that he can lift Pakistan out of doldrums. Whether that happens or not, only time will tell.