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Ananth Krishnan

Ananth Krishnan

Associate editor, India Todayananth.krishnan@intoday.com
The writer is China correspondent for India Today.

By Ananth Krishnan

Sushma Swaraj vs Rahul Gandhi - Who is telling the truth about Doklam?

If there was indeed a resolution, what were the terms?

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Why China's #MeToo movement is here to stay

Country’s most prominent television personalities and public figures are now in the eye of the storm.

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China's new best friend, Imran Khan of Pakistan

A senior official of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan also praised how smoothly the country's general election was conducted.

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Why China is watching Pakistan elections closely

Beijing has said it will work closely with the new government in Islamabad.

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Why China, not Trump, is India’s biggest trade challenge

Beijing is India’s biggest trading partner, but also the biggest contributor to India’s trade deficit.

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When India healed Beijing: How a film on Indian medicine became a hit in China

Dying to Survive is based on the true story of businessman Lu Yong — played by Xu — who was arrested for selling 'fake' drugs.

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How Xi Jinping's China is gearing up for a greater global role

The lengthy report at ‘Central Conference on Work Relating to Foreign Affairs’ offers several clues on how the president plans to take forward Chinese diplomacy.

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How China is dreaming big with football World Cup

Beijing has set up a concrete policy to start at the grassroots, and have 85,000 on-campus football fields by 2020 and 50,000 football-featured schools by 2025.

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Why Modi’s Qingdao visit will test his China-US balancing act

India is expected to be the only country at the SCO to not endorse the BRI.

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How China is waging war against Muslims

Beijing has launched an all-out assault on what it calls separatism.

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Why China celebrated the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx with a bang

Since taking over in 2012, the Chinese president XI Jinping has led an effort to strengthen the CPC's ideological control.

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Why Modi's China visit is incredibly significant

PM will travel on April 27 and 28 for an unprecedented informal summit with President Xi Jinping, in the city of Wuhan.

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Why China fears a trade war with the US

There are deep concerns in Beijing over the economic cost of a confrontation with Washington.

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Where do India-China relations stand today?

The reality is grey: one of a complex relationship of areas of both discord and concord.

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How Xi Jinping ensured complete control of China — for as long as he wishes

History was made on a smoggy Beijing winter afternoon at Tiananmen Square.

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How live-streaming craze has gripped China

In a country where media is tightly controlled, live-streaming gives you a raw look into ordinary lives.

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China's love affair with Aamir Khan might not mean big bucks for Bollywood

The success of Secret Superstar has been allowed and facilitated by Beijing, which carefully controls the release of foreign films.

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Why India is getting on China's nerves these days

The Quad’s second coming, however, has so far appeared more robust — or robust enough to concern Beijing.

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Why Xi Jinping will be in firm command of China in 2018

Last year, he elevated his status in the CPC beyond that of his two predecessors by enshrining his eponymous ideology into the CPC Constitution.

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China's objection to President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Arunachal is self-defeating

Beijing's protests only strengthen New Delhi's determination to safeguard its territory.

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Why China went out of its way to impress Donald Trump

US president got a 'state visit-plus', which goes beyond normal protocol.

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How India quietly reached out to China's new rulers

All seven members of the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee have more than a little familiarity with India.

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Why CPC Congress is significant for Xi Jinping and China

During his first term, Xi has already amassed more power than any leader since Mao Zedong.

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What India can learn from China's bullet trains

China is home to the fastest and the most profitable bullet train services in the world.

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How Xi Jinping is tightening his grip over the Chinese Army

The upcoming 19th Party Congress presents the opportunity to cement his control over the military and government for the next five years.

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How China plans to use BRICS to become a global leader

China has always taken BRICS seriously and in some sense taken ownership of the Shanghai-based institution.

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At PLA's 90th anniversary, China shows off its war machine in grand military parade

For Xi Jinping, the parade was also an opportunity to showcase his reforms of the military.

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