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Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan
Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan

China’s disruptive behaviour through 2020 has increasingly led the international community to become more vocal about the difficulty of coexisting with a Beijing that is “assertive,” “irresponsible,’’ and “opaque.” This sentiment is not new, nor is it evenly distributed. However, China’s irresponsible handling of the COVID-19...

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Nepal: China on a Rescue Mission
Nepal: China on a Rescue Mission

It looks that China has been taken by surprise on the developments in Nepal which culminated in Prime Minister Oli  convincing the President to immediately dissolve the Parliament giving no chance for an alternate government to be formed. Surprising, that Oli had not tendered his resignation though technically he becomes a Care Taker Head as he...

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2021: Annus Horribilis for China?
Claude Arpi | 30 Dec , 2020 0 comments

As the end of the year approaches, it is customary to look at the past twelve months and try to draw conclusions about the closing year’s happenings. 2020 will undoubtedly remain as an awful year, not only for India, but also for humanity and one country (or more correctly one regime) is behind this planetary misery: China and its Communist...

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DDC Elections in J&K - a Ray of Hope!
Farooq Wani | 29 Dec , 2020 0 comments
DDC Elections in J&K - a Ray of Hope!

J&K has been bearing the brunt of militancy since late eighties and having suffered a lot for more than three decades, most of people have resigned to the bleak situation and acquired an indifferent outlook about the future. Thus, on August 5, 2019, when the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership announced the...

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Where is Lobsang Gyaltsen?
Claude Arpi | 28 Dec , 2020 0 comments

The Ninth Plenary Session of the Ninth Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of the Communist Party of China and the Economic Work Conference of the District Party Committee were held in Lhasa from December 25th to 27th. The Chinese media mentioned the importance of the conference held ‘at a historic moment’ when the 13th Five-Year...

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