Some of the links i have in my archive.....
Will Brazil, Russia, India, China Be Superpower?
Economic might and military power therefore go hand in hand, and a tilting of the balance will, sooner or later, lead to a shift in the relative
influence of nations. Seen in that light, you will be interested in a new study by a team of economists and planners at Goldman Sachs, called
"Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050." The BRICs — a new acronym in world affairs jargon — refers to Brazil, Russia, India, and China. They
are large in territory and resources, they are populous, and, says the Goldman Sachs team, they are on their way up economically.
SCO wants date for US withdrawal from Central Asia
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), an alliance grouping Russia, China and central Asian countries on Tuesday called for the US-led
anti-terrorist coalition in Afghanistan to set a time frame for withdrawing its forces from member states.
Both Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan host US bases whose troops are involved in the Afghanistan operation.
The SCO also added Pakistan, Iran and India as observer nations.
India plans to fight terror along with China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and
Uzbekistan – the Shanghai body's terror fight
Singh said, "India observed the growth of the organization with great interest". In this connection, he expressed his satisfaction that "the
members of this organization have quickly reacted to India's statement (on giving it observer's status)".
"We are also interested in helping develop closer cooperation within the organization," he said.
Russia and Asian states welcome USA's sworn enemy, Iran
Islam Karimov, the President of Uzbekistan, pointed out the destructive role of the USA in the Asian region. According to Karimov, the events, which
have recently occurred in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, unveiled only certain vestiges of the large-scale strategic plan, which the USA was gradually
executing in the region. "The final goal of the plan is to change the political and economic correlation of forces in the USA's favor and to take
the dominating position in the Central Asian region," the Uzbek president said.
Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization agreed to introduce strict regulation of terms for foreign army bases to stay on the
member-countries' territories. It particularly goes about US military bases in Kyrgyzstan and
China, Russia back India for Security Council seat
"The Ministers expressed shared confidence that their meeting in Vladivostok would provide a new impetus to the trilateral dialogue in all spheres of
mutual interest," it said. Even though the trilateral dialogue is considered informal, the Vladivostok meeting effectively institutionalised it as an
integral part of their foreign policy and a key element of global politics.
The Ministers "confirmed that strengthening of partnership in the trilateral format met the long-term national interests of India, Russia and
China," the communiqué said. "They were convinced that development of mutually beneficial cooperation between the three countries in practical
terms would make a considerable contribution to the strengthening of peace and stability not only in Asia but also globally."
China & India: Can They Do Better Together?
In this era of globalization, the elephant and the dragon are finally running fast, together. There is a sense of urgency for the two ancient peoples
to catch up with the developed world. True, there is a high degree of rivalry between them, but all that this competition will produce in the end is a
creative and productive partnership.
Mutual benefits are plenty. India has built up a world-class information technology (IT) army while China has created a fast-expanding manufacturing
force. Their strengths are complementary in numerous ways, all they have to do is team up in a more productive fashion.
China, Russia warn of world domination
MOSCOW — Russia and China warned other nations Friday against attempts to dominate global affairs and interfere in the domestic issues of sovereign
nations in what appeared to be a veiled expression of their irritation with U.S. policy.
China's president, Hu Jintao joins Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin to announce their agreement.
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao signed a joint declaration after two days of talks calling for a stronger United Nations role in global
affairs and opposing attempts "to impose models of social and political development from outside."
The two leaders also urged other states to renounce "striving for monopoly and domination in international affairs and attempts to divide nations
into leaders and those being led."
While the declaration did not identify any specific country, it echoed similar veiled hints by Moscow and Beijing about U.S. policy in global
India, China and Russia to create new alliance to challenge USA's
Mr. Karagonov also pointed out considerable cultural differences between the three countries, as well as intense relations between China and India,
RIA Novosti reports.
It was reported on Monday, however, that India and China concluded a strategic partnership agreement. Details of the new document were not exposed,
although it is known that the parties came to agreement on the issues of the long-standing border dispute, bilateral trade relations and the economic
cooperation. Indian and Chinese prime ministers stated that the document would boost diplomatic and economic links between China and India and help
the two states resist "global threats."
For the time being it is not known if Russia is going to have at least something to do with the "strategic partnership" of India and China. It is
not ruled out, though, that Beijing and Delhi decided to do without Moscow's participation.
Sino-Russian relations blossom
The signing of the 2001 Treaty for Good Neighbourliness, Friendship and Co-operation set in legal stone the sincere hopes of the two peoples for
"eternal friendship and never enmity," marking a new phase in the maturity and stability of Sino-Russian relations.
In addition, demarcation of the 4,300-kilometre border was recognized in law, making it a link for "peace, friendship, co-operation and
development." This also removed uncertainties that had surrounded political ties and provided security guarantees for future generations and a
foundation for deeper growth of bilateral ties.
This year's joint communique signals that relations have entered their best-ever phase. These joint military exercises are the result of the two
countries reaching an important stage in relations and a manifestation of the pragmatism demonstrated by both sides.
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan gather resources together to fight
he Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Moscow-led security grouping in the former Soviet Union, has prepared a draft protocol calling
for the group to provide military equipment to member-states in emergency situations, the organization's press service said Aug. 2. The situations
covered by the protocol include the plotting and execution of international terrorist attacks and external threats to the security, sovereignty or
territorial integrity of any CSTO members. Aid will be provided at the request of member-states, which are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Russia and Tajikistan. The governments of these countries now must approve the protocol.
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India - China