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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 23, 2022

Afghanistan
Exhibit Held in Kabul to Display Domestic Products: Tolo News
The Ministry of Industry and Mines (MoIC) said that efforts are underway in support of the private sector and that such exhibitions will be held outside....

China: Daily Scan, March 11, 2022

Panchen Lama encourages Tibetan Buddhism followers to serve society, motherland: Xinhuanet
March 10, 2022
Monks, nuns and followers of Tibetan Buddhism should turn their religious belief into the driving force for building their....

China: Daily Scan, January 27, 2022

Chinese vice premier stresses need to advance coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region: Xinhuanet
January 25, 2022
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Tuesday called for new progress in the coordinated development o....

China: Daily Scan, January 19, 2022

Xi stresses further promoting full, strict Party governance: Xinhunaet
January 18, 2022
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Tuesday stressed rigorous and unswerving efforts in fur....

Africa: Looking Back at 2021 and Likely Trends in 2022

For the second year in a row, countries across the world battled to cope with the negative economic impacts of covid. Though African continent handled the initial impacts of Covid-19 relatively well, in 2021 it suffered immensely from Covid-19 outbre....

China: Daily Scan, November 17, 2021

Xi identifies priority areas of China-U.S. relationship: Xinhuanet
November 16, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping has identified four priority areas where China and the United States should focus their efforts on. China and the ....

Brazil: In the Eye of the Storm

Brazil, by far the biggest and most powerful country in South America, is witnessing probably the most serious crisis of the century. Though Covid 19 has played havoc on Brazil as it has done to many other developing nations, its after effect has pla....

Local Perception of China's Growing Role in Central Asia

Introduction
China's relation with its Central Asian neighbours has been complicated. Even though Beijing maintains good relations with most Central Asian governments, rising anti-Chinese sentiments among the local populace have proved ch....

China's Debt Trap in Central Asia

Background
Chinese interest in Central Asia is multifold. Firstly to secure its northwestern region of Xinjiang, which shares a direct border with three Central Asian countries; Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Xinjiang is home to....

Lebanon Protests amidst Covid-19 Crisis

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