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China: Daily Scan, June 30, 2022

Chinese video gaming billionaire plans relocation with family abroad after draconian Shanghai lockdown: South China Morning Post
June 28, 2022
Huang Yimeng, the billionaire co-founder of one of China’s largest video gaming com....

China: Daily Scan, June 24, 2022

Yuan Jiajun elected Party chief of China's Zhejiang: Xinhuanet
June 23, 2022
Yuan Jiajun has been elected secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Yuan was elected to the post at the ....

China: Daily Scan, June 13, 2022

Xi calls for creating a new chapter in Sichuan's development: Xinhuanet
June 10, 2022
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Mil....

Evolving security dynamic in West Asia and India’s challenges

As the controversy over the disrespect to Islam and the Holy Prophet by some errant individuals of the Indian ruling party raged across West Asia , I was happy to see the book edited by veteran diplomat and West Asia expert Ambassador Anil Trigunaya....

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan Versus Pakistan Government

About 57 members of jirga comprising of some very prominent officials like former ISI chief and current Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, Federal Minister Sajid Hussain Toria, Mohammad Ali Seif, Senior State Counselor Shaukatullah Khan, fo....

China: Daily Scan, June 06, 2022

China’s ‘no jab, no insurance’ notice for over-60s blamed on misreading of policy: South China Morning Post
June 3, 2022
Elderly people over 60 who refuse to get a Covid-19 vaccine will not have their basic medical insur....

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: April 2022

In the month of April 2022 Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organized six expert group interactions with most of them being hybrid. All the interactions covered the relevant and engaging topics in the world and the region i.e. Sri Lanka, Uk....

The Presence of Islamic State-Khurasan Province in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

नाततायिवधे दोषो हन्तुर्भवति कश्चन । प्रकाशं वाप्रकाशं वा मन्युस्तं मन्युमृच्छति ॥
China: Daily Scan, May 24, 2022

China's biodiversity push and its broader ecological ambition: Xinhuanet
May 23, 2022
Sunday marks the International Day for Biological Diversity 2022. As one of the 17 mega biodiversity countries, China has achieved steady progre....

Expect a Recalibration in the Pakistan- Taliban Relationship

The picture of former ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mansour Ahmed Khan enjoying tea at Kabul’s Serena Hotel in a relaxed mood just before the announcement of Taliban’s ‘interim’ government in September ....

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