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China: Daily Scan, July 05, 2022

Climate change: melting Tibetan glaciers could unleash potentially dangerous bacteria, scientists say: South China Morning Post
July 3, 2022
Scientists have found nearly 1,000 species of bacteria – many of them new – in glac....

Geostrategic Implications of Ukraine Conflict

The Ukraine conflict has been a turning point in both geopolitics and geoeconomics. Dr. Arvind Gupta, Director VIF takes a purview on the geostrategic implications of the Ukraine conflict, delving into the global food and energy crisis, impact on car....

China: Daily Scan, June 29, 2022

Xi encourages grain farmers to contribute to national food security: Xinhuanet
June 28, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping has underscored the exemplary role of large-scale grain growers in encouraging more farmers to contribute ....

Economic Dimensions of Russia-Ukraine War

Russia-Ukraine war is in its fourth month. There are no signs of the conflict coming to an end soon. While the political and military dimensions of the war have drawn a lot of attention, the social and economic implications of the conflict are extrem....

China: Daily Scan, June 23, 2022

China's top political advisor calls for fostering green, low carbon development: Xinhuanet
June 22, 2022
China's top political advisor Wang Yang has called for efforts to foster high-quality growth that embodies green and low-ca....

China: Daily Scan, June 21, 2022

Li Hongzhong elected Party chief of China's Tianjin: Xinhuanet
June 20, 2022
Li Hongzhong has been elected secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tianjin Municipal Committee. Li was elected to the post at the first plen....

Ukraine Conflict: A UK perspective

VIF organized a closed door round table discussion on a “Review of Russia-Ukraine Conflict”: A UK Perspective on 06 June 2022 in the physical mode at the VIF with members of the strategic community and Brigadier Nick Sawyer, Defence Advisor, Bri....

China: Daily Scan, June 17, 2022

At least 14 provincial officials under investigation since August amid grain anti-corruption campaign: Global Times
June 16, 2022
At least 14 provincial officials have been investigated since August last year, as China has been....

China: Daily Scan, June 16, 2022

Former head of state reserves authority under probe: Xinhuanet
June 15, 2022
Zhang Wufeng, former director of the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration, is being investigated for suspected severe violations of di....

Evolving security dynamic in West Asia and India’s challenges

As the controversy over the disrespect to Islam and the Holy Prophet by some errant individuals of the Indian ruling party raged across West Asia , I was happy to see the book edited by veteran diplomat and West Asia expert Ambassador Anil Trigunaya....

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