China’s SAARC Interests

China is pushing for admission to SAARC as was evident in Kathmandu Summit. Chinese presence in Sri Lanka can be seen in all aspects of its economic life. In addition to the development of Hambantota and other Columbo ports, Chinese have made massive investments in vital sectors like telecommunications, railways, petroleum refineries, offshore oil and

18th SAARC Summit

The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit was held on 26–27 November 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The outcome of the summit was the Kathmandu Declaration. This was the third time Nepal had organised the summit – first in 1987 and then again in 2002. About SAARC SAARC is an economic and geopolitical organisation of 8