Beijing, New Delhi must shake hands: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang - The Times of India timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Beijing-…
Recalling his visit to India over two decade and half decades ago, he said, "What I saw and felt during that trip, visiting Taj Mahal and prestigious Indian universities, research institutes and warmth and hospitality of Indian people, left a lasting impact on me".
"In a few days time I will make India the first stop of first overseas visit as a premier of China. I have made this decision not just because India is an important neighbour and one of the populous countries of the world but also because of the seeds of friendship sown during my own youth", he said.
Global trade’s fastest-growing choke point – the Straits of Malacca – is about to get more congested
Oil from the Middle East and Africa that travels through the Straits of Malacca makes up 75% of oil (paywall) consumed by Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, and 37% of China’s demand. [...]
The straits, a 1.5 nautical-mile wide sea lane near Singapore, are considered the second largest “global choke point” after the Straits of Hormuz in the Middle East.
San Diego Mayor Building Economic Bridges to Tijuana nyti.ms/ZTm2lV
“Dos ciudades, pero una región — we are two cities, but one region,” he said, using the phrase popular among those who want more collaboration in the area. San Diego would put in a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, he said, but only to host jointly with Tijuana.
The Changing Map of Middle East Power by Volker Perthes via @ProSyn po.st/6QkaYx
Volker Perthes is Chairman and Director of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin.
What China and Russia Don't Get About Soft Power - By Joseph S. Nye | Foreign Policy foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/…
The soft power of a country rests primarily on three resources: its culture (in places where it is attractive to others), its political values (when it lives up to them at home and abroad), and its foreign policies (when they are seen as legitimate and having moral authority). But combining these resources is not always easy.
China’s India Land Grab, by Brahma Chellaney via @ProSyn po.st/kT0i4s
Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research, is the author of Asian Juggernaut, Water: Asia’s New Battleground, and Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis.
Los países extranjeros en los que residen más personas de nacionalidad española son: Argentina (385,388), Francia (206, 589), Venezuela (183,163) y Alemania (116,056). En México, la cifra es de 94,617, hasta 2012, pero es poco precisa, porque considera las altas que se realizan ante el consulado, trámite que -quizá- no todos los españoles cumplen.