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China: Daily Scan, October 25, 2021

China's top legislature adopts multiple laws as standing committee session concludes: Xinhuanet October 23, 2021 The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, adopted multiple laws including laws on family...

China: Daily Scan, October 21, 2021

China to further intensify relief policy support for smaller businesses: Xinhuanet October 20, 2021 China will take a multi-pronged and targeted approach to step up relief to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the State Council's...

Myanmar Round Up: September 2021

September 2021 marks the seventh month of continued demonstrations and protests against the Myanmar military after the coup. The violence has spread to both urban and ru-ral areas. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has surged and this could result into a public...

Maldives' UNGA Presidency: Prospects for India

On 21 September 2021, Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih delivered his first speech at the UNGA. He spoke in Maldives’ official language Dhivehi and highlighted the rich culture and heritage of the country. He recollected the journey of Maldives...

China: Daily Scan, September 30, 2021

Xi stresses improving biosecurity risk control, management system: Xinhuanet September 29, 2021 Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, has stressed efforts to improve the country's risk control and...

Significance of Nobuo Kishi’s Vietnam Visit in the Indo-Pacific

In recent times, Vietnam has emerged as the darling of the world. Many important countries such as the US, Japan, India and many European countries are making special efforts to court Vietnam. Why is there this sudden recognition of Vietnam and why...

Myanmar Round Up: August 2021

It has been six months since the declaration of the military coup, protests and demonstrations have continued. During the month, week, anti-coup demonstrations were reported in Kachin and Shan states, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, and...

Global Developments and Analysis: Weekly Monitor, 23 August - 29 August 2021

Economic US regulators target oil and gas mergers as fuel prices surge The Federal Trade Commission is examining ways to crack down on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry and investigate whether gas station franchise networks are...

China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Southeast Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed power play amongst nations. The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a race of sorts to provide essential medical supplies and in the second year, a competition for vaccines is underway. Vaccine diplomacy, as...

Myanmar Round Up: July 2021

During the month, Myanmar faced a double crisis - political turmoil and COVID-19. The country’s health care system has collapsed, and the number of cases reported is vastly underestimated because of limited testing. At an informal Security Council...

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