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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 first plenary session...

China: Daily Scan, June 17, 2022

At least 14 provincial officials under investigation since August amid grain anti-corruption campaign: Global Times June 16, 2022 At least 14 provincial officials have been investigated since August last year, as China has been focusing on anti-...

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 Military Commission,...

VIF Cyber Review: May 2022

NATIONAL CERT-In issued advisory on Mobile-based Malware On 30 May 2022, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued advisory on mobile-based malware, along with methods and countermeasures. With the advent of smartphones and high-speed...

China: Daily Scan, June 9, 2022

China to remove bottlenecks in policy implementation to produce greater effects for keeping economic activity stable: Xinhuanet June 8, 2022 Premier Li Keqiang urged greater efforts to remove barriers, improve support measures and better bring out...

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 insurance suspended, a local...

Responding to American Criticism of India’s Stance on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

If western governments are ready to accommodate India by balancing their longer term interest in keeping it within their “democratic” fold with their shorter term interest in drawing India into the circle of “democratic” states condemning Russia’s...

VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 16-31 May 2022

DEFENCE Launch of two indigenous frontline warships. Successful maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile. Indigenisation of defence items with the Industry in full swing. Indian Navy-Bangladesh Navy Coordinated Patrol...

Quad Summit in Tokyo & India-US relations

The Quad summit in the month of May was held in the background of the ongoing war in the Ukraine. The Quad launched important new initiatives. In this episode, Prof C. Raja Mohan, Senior fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute discusses the recent...

Galwan: A Centrepiece of CPC’s Military Propaganda

A standoff between India and China that started in May 2020, eventually leading up to the deadly clashes on June 15, saw 20 and 4 (though some reports put PLA’s toll at 38-40 killed) soldiers reported dead by India and China respectively. Although...

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