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China and the International Human Rights Regime

Introduction China’s rise marked by the combination of high economic development, swift modernisation and authoritarian political structure has been highly attractive for other developing states to imbibe and follow course. In reality however, the...

Cooperation on New Technologies, will India choose BRICS or D10?

As the Indian External Affairs Ministry prepares for the BRICS Foreign Minister’s Meeting, Beijing has proposed to set up an Innovation Base to strengthen the grouping’s cooperation on 5G, digital economy, Artificial Intelligence, information...

Has a Cold War Started between U.S. and China?

China-U.S. relations are deteriorating at a rapid pace and some scholars have wondered whether we are witnessing the beginnings of Cold War 2 between the two biggest economies? On 21st July 2020, the U.S. State Department ordered that Chinese...

Coronavirus and the Delayed “Two Sessions” of China

Every year, the two biggest annual meetings of China takes place in March for two weeks, together they are called the “Two Sessions” or Lianghui. The two sessions include the plenary sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 29, 2020

Economic IMF says pandemic may skew economic data and cause them to be less accurate The coronavirus pandemic “has disrupted the production of many key statistics,” the International Monetary Fund said in a blog post this week. The IMF explained...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 28, 2020

Economic European Union Plans $2 Trillion Coronavirus Response Effort The European Union set out a $2 trillion coronavirus response plan, including a massive pooling of national financial resources that, if approved, would deepen the bloc’s economic...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 22, 2020

Strategic Two Sessions 2020: China increases defence spending by 6.6 per cent but sets no GDP target, focuses on Hong Kong national security law Beijing has announced an increase of 6.6 per cent in its military spending, but did not set a target for...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 6, 2020

Strategic Biden's edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response: Reuters/Ipsos poll Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the presumptive Democratic...

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