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China: Daily Scan, March 4, 2022

Agenda of 5th session of 13th National People's Congress: Xinhuanet March 4, 2022 The preparatory meeting of the fifth session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Friday adopted the following agenda of the session. Deliberate the report...

How is Central Asia Reacting to Russia-Ukraine Crisis?

Background Central Asia has recently been in the geopolitical spotlight with the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and political upheaval in Kazakhstan. Russia’s special military actions in Ukraine have once again drawn attention to Central Asia for...

China: Daily Scan, February 28, 2022

China appoints new minister of civil affairs: Xinhuanet February 26, 2022 Tang Dengjie was appointed minister of civil affairs by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, on Monday. Click here to read......

Briefing by RIAC for VIF Experts on the Developments in Ukraine

The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) organized a briefing for experts at the Vivekananda International Foundation on the recent developments in Russia-West Relations and the escalating situation in and around Ukraine. The welcoming...

Brief Review of the Recent Xi-Putin Summit

The tension building on Ukraine’s border, where approximately 130,000 Russian troops are poised for a possible military offensive and the US and West are arrayed against Russia, provided an ideal setting for the Russian and Chinese Presidents to...

Ukraine Standoff also Presents an Opportunity

Despite a flurry of diplomatic activity over the last few weeks, the situation around Ukraine is tense. Both Russia and NATO are enhancing their respective military build-up. Putin-Macron discussions held in Moscow on 7 February 2022 failed to...

China: Daily Scan, February 10, 2022

Former Supreme court official arrested for taking bribes: Xinhuanet February 10, 2022 Meng Xiang, former chief of the enforcement bureau of the Supreme People's Court, has been arrested on suspicion of taking bribes, the Supreme People's...

China: Daily Scan, February 07, 2022

Senior CPC official meets with former KMT chairperson: Xinhuanet February 5, 2022 Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Wang Yang Saturday met with Hung Hsiu-chu, former chairperson of the Chinese Kuomintang party, in Beijing after Hung...

China: Daily Scan, February 02, 2022

Xi-Putin get-together for Winter Olympics to open new chapter in China-Russia relations: China Military February 2, 2022 China is celebrating the Chinese New Year and under a global gaze for hosting the Winter Olympics. Adding to its festive mood is...

VIF-RIAC-IPIS Trilateral on the Developments in Afghanistan and their Regional Implications

The VIF, in collaboration with the Russian Institute of International Affairs (RIAC), Russia and the Institute of Political and International Studies (IPIS), Iran organised a webinar on the "Developments in Afghanistan and their Regional...

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