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Australia-China Relations Nosedive over Trade Frictions

Introduction
The recent development of the Quad assuming a robust security character and further honed by Australia joining the Malabar naval exercise have received plenty of media attention in India and elsewhere. A host of analysts have....

A Case for Deepening India-Taiwan Ties

Introduction
The changing geopolitical environment in the Indo-Pacific region in recent times has demanded reorientation of foreign policy priorities by many countries in the region. The single factor driving this new thrust is China’s ....

‘Unknown Pneumonia’: Another Chinese Propaganda in Kazakhstan?

Introduction
Kazakhstan has again become the victim of China’s sensationalist and maligned propaganda at the time when it is grappling with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country. On July 9, Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan issue....

Hydroxychloroquine: Pandemic, Parasites and Politics

In this six month long mercurial quest for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients, winners are far from declared. Among the various antiviral treatments tested or deployed to inhibit the viral growth, hydroxychloroquine has had an unparalleled....

COVID-19 in Tajikistan: From Denial to Full-scale Crisis

Despite being surrounded by the countries with positive cases of coronavirus, the Tajik Government had consistently denied the existence of the virus until April 30 when 15 cases were reported. This announcement was made when the World Health Organiz....

Global Scenario of Covid-19: Some Reflections

After the number of infected persons from the coronavirus or Covid-19 crossed 6 million and now in kissing distance of reaching 7 million worldwide with close to 4 lakh fatalities in about 213 countries,1 many countries that took resort of....

CHEW AN LAI | A POEM

In Moscow close to the Bolshoi, I was approached by Hou Noh Lai, I sensed it was his clear intent To share with me a document That from China he’d filtered out, Which he stated was all about Xi Jinping’s plans of brinksmanship To f....

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 Chin....

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 ....

COVID-19: Visible Arrows, but Still in the Quiver

The pandemic outbreak has caught almost the entire global population on the hop. The rare retreat from the regular has sent the world in a tizzy. However, while this indefinite hiatus has put a halt on the “natural” course of actions, the researc....

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