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Global Perspectives

India Is Alarmed At Growing China-Maldives Ties

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Beijing (Countercurrents) - The Maldives’ ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal says that the country would push ahead with Chinese projects and seek more investment from the country, regardless of concerns raised by regional power India.

His statement to South China Morning Post came after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen lifted a state of emergency on Thursday March 22 after 45 days.

Rivalry between China and India has been playing out amid political turmoil in the Indian Ocean archipelago that erupted in early February. It has seen President Yameen ordering the arrest of two former leaders who staged a coup ahead of a presidential election to be held in September, with one of them seeking military intervention from India, and accusing the government of letting China “buy up” the Maldives.

Read the full article at:
https://countercurrents.org/2018/03/26/india-is-alarmed-at-growing-china-maldives-ties/

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