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China’s Incursions, Covid and Military Coercion

The Incursions The Galwan valley intrusion by China since early May is indicative of China’s strategic signaling to India, and cannot be seen as just one of the near 350 transgressions that occur every year. Reportedly, the PLA has built up men and...

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...

COVID-19 aftermath: An agenda for QUAD

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the entire world. Once the world has overcome the pandemic, a lot of rethinking is likely to occur in global politics. Countries had always emphasised cooperation in their foreign policies. The present crisis...

Wuhan Corona Outbreak: Penumbra and Umbra Effects

The Corona virus that originated in December 2019 at Wuhan continues to grab headlines world over. As on 10 Feb 2020, a total of 40625 cases of infections and 910 deaths were recorded. On 18 Feb 2020, the tally reads 73336 infection cases and 1874...

Chinese President Xi Jinping Faces Difficult Times Ahead

There are clear indications that popular dissatisfaction and discontent with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside China continues to simmer just below the surface. The economic slowdown, unemployment and rising cost of living have contributed to the...

China’s influence in Asian Geopolitics: Implications for India

China, in Xi Jinping’s words, is a building a “new model” of major-country relations, and crafting a policy of building relations with neighbouring countries, based on “amity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness”. Geographically speaking, China is an...

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a seminar on 8 April, 2019, on ‘Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative’. The deliberations were divided in three broad themes: Aims and Drivers of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI);...

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