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COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 13, 2020

Economic
Japan, US affirm need for WTO reform
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer affirmed the need for reforms to the World Trade Organization in a phone call on May 12, the Fore....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 7, 2020

Economic
Dollar strength exposes cracks in Asian emerging-market debt
The resilient U.S. dollar and the resulting weakness in emerging-market currencies amid the coronavirus pandemic is increasing the risk of default on Asian ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 5, 2020

Economic
Coronavirus disproportionately affects women's health, finances
Among the clichéd role stereotypes, is that women are more responsible for children and the household, and perhaps care for older family members as well....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 4, 2020

Economic
Emerging market currencies mark biggest falls in 5 years
The MSCI Emerging Market Currency Index, which tracks overall movements of emerging market currencies, dropped 6% in the January-March period this year; the ste....

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 ....

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 d....

Interaction with the Delegation from the Prospect Foundation

The Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) hosted a delegation from the Prospect Foundation, Taipei. The delegation was led by Amb. Tan Sun Chen and comprised of Ms Kristy Tsun Tsu Hsu, Dr Mumin Chen, Dr Alvin Yao and Ms Annie Chen. Amb. Anil Wad....

Commentary: The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Status of Taiwan

On 18 October 2017 Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. While speaking on the section of ‘Upholding One Country, Two Systems’ and ‘Moving towards National Reunification’, he mentioned ab....

India-Taiwan Strategic Dialogue

Leading a seven-member delegation of Taiwan’s Prospect Foundation, Dr. I-Chung Lai visited the VIF on 08 May 2017 for a joint strategic dialogue on India-Taiwan relations. The delegation comprised of Dr. Mumin Chen, Dr. Ming-Shih Shen, Richard Chiu....

Visit of Taiwanese Delegation

The VIF hosted a four-member Taiwanese delegation led by Maj Gen Yuan-Shiun Chang and comprising of Capt Cheng-Hua Hsu, Lt Cdr Jin-Tong Jang and Capt Tzong Shiaw Yen for an interaction over issues of mutual interests. During the interaction, the secu....

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