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COVID-19 Paves the Way for a Cashless Economy in China

Governments worldwide are at the time engaged in containing COVID-19 and have either initiated unprecedented lockdowns or following strict social distancing protocols for public safety and prevent community transmission. The World Health Organisation....

TAKING OFF CHINA’S XI-RT | A POEM

The situation seems to be: To responsibility Xi-rk, The Chinese will Xi-lly shally, As long as delay will work To get them out of a Xi-t hole, So they make a lot of Xi-ndig, Knowing their armour has a WHO-le, They think that by some ....

Kazakhstan Protests Chinese Language Article questioning its Territorial Integrity

Introduction
On April 14, 2020, the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan summoned Chinese ambassador Zhang Xiao to register a formal protest against the publication of an article on a major Chinese website, Sohu.com. This website was the offici....

WHAT YOU EAT IS WHAT YOU ARE! | A POEM

What you ingest can tell one how You tend to think, how you behave We may therefore examine now The things that Chinese stomachs crave And what this tells about their conduct In politics, investment, trade Offering you a vital produ....

Coronavirus: China’s New Diplomacy

As on 15April 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases are 1,986,936, with 125,953 deaths worldwide. The origin of the virus remains unknown. It is widely believed that virus jumped species and is traced to the “wet market” in Wuhan. It is bel....

GUNNING WITH PUNNING | A POEM

The coroning ignominy Will come when we discover The roots of the conspiracy And the “WHO-HAN” link uncover Ideas whether batty or not Immersed in Made-in-China soup At all that thrown into the pot The world must look at with a ....

COVID-19 ails the Beijing Model

The United Nations Security Council, the Premier forum to discuss threats to global peace and security, is yet to discuss COVID-19. An attempt to address the Virus was blocked by China last month while it served as the Chair of the Security Council. ....

THE WUHAN VIRUS | A POEM

At Wuhan at the market wet Where bats and pangolins are sold The stage for the virus was set To bring the world into its fold In November came an alert There was a new pneumonic strain The researcher who saw it first Rang bells but....

Coronavirus: The Curious Case of Taiwan

With a population of 23 million, Taiwan has systematically managed the pandemic COVID-19. Despite strain relations, there is a lot of interaction between China and Taiwan. Around 850,000 Taiwanese stays in China, 400,000 Taiwanese work there and 2.7 ....

Round Table Discussion on China-Pakistan Nexus

The VIF organized a Round Table Discussion (RTD) to discuss the China-Pakistan Nexus. Dr Arvind Gupta, Amb Satish Chandra, Amb Ashok Kantha, Amb TCA Rangachari, Amb Amar Sinha, Mr Tilak Devasher, VAdm Satish Soni, Lt Gen Ravi Sawhney and Cmde Gopal ....

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