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China: Daily Scan, January 13, 2022

China's new yuan loans rise in 2021: Xinhuanet January 12, 2022 China's new yuan-denominated loans totaled 19.95 trillion yuan (3.13 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2021, up 315 billion yuan year on year, central bank data showed Wednesday. In December...

Japan and Australia ink Defence Pact with Eye on China

Though the QUAD and AUKUS had received wide media attention in India, with each analysis applauding the merit of these initiatives, another significant development that took place in the past week has somewhat received less attention. The import of...

Vietnam PM in Japan: Major Take Aways

The Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh paid a 4-day official visit from 22 to 25 November to Japan to have discussion with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida on furthering economic and security cooperation between Japan and Vietnam. Chinh...

China: Daily Scan, November 16, 2021

Xi calls for sound, steady China-U.S. relationship: Xinhuanet November 16, 2021 Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for developing a sound and steady China-U.S. relationship during a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden. Xi said...

Evolving India-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation

Maritime security has been one of the important elements in the relationship between India and ASEAN countries. Right from the start of the Look East policy India has been concerned with regard to developing maritime security architecture with the...

China: Profound, Palpable and Persistent Winds of Change-Implications for India

Is China on throes of Cultural Revolution 2.0? What will be political effects of an economic slowdown in China, and near-term pain propelled by strong headwinds? Does this shifting dynamic and internal discourse in China matter to India? With the...

China: Daily Scan, October 12, 2021

Xinjiang government refutes Western lies about human rights: Xinhuanet October 12, 2021 The government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Monday refuted the lies fabricated by the United States and some other Western countries about human rights in...

China’s Military Planes Pass through the ADIZ of Taiwan and its Implications

Since last year China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has been sending aircrafts to pass through the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) of Taiwan. As of early October of this year, there have been more than 600 sorties of intrusions...

Using AUKUS to Brazen it Out

The United States’ and the United Kingdom’s overtures to Australia to help it acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered general-purpose attack submarines (SSNs) infuse a perilous complexity into the strategic Indo-Pacific environment, rendering it more...

At the Cross-Roads: A ‘Fleet- in- Being’ for QUAD 3.0?

The QUAD Leaders’ Summit on 24th September in Washington DC is akin to a cross-road, a juncture, at which the collective political leadership of four nations will have to choose between different paths as they move forward in defining the objectives...

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