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Shifting alliances

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently completed his four-day visit (starting Sep 18) to Russia in an effort to strengthen strategic ties. The visit followed North Korean leader Kim Jong…

Chinese whispers

TO paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to lose one recently appointed senior cabinet minister could be construed as a misfortune; losing two seems like carelessness. China’s defence minister, Li Shangfu, was late…

Repairing ties

Since the start of trade wars between the US and China in 2018, the two sides have plunged into a competitive rivalry often quoted as ‘Cold War II’ or ‘New…

About China risks, sources say

Japan’s financial regulator has sounded out top domestic banks about China risks and whether they have plans in place if Sino-Western tensions escalate, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge…

China and the new Middle East: Part – II

China definitely deserves kudos for what it has accomplished regarding the Middle East in a world plagued by war after war. At the same time, what prompted Beijing to intervene…

The Modi phenomenon

It was Nato’s provocative endeavour of extending itself to Russia’s doorstep that thrust Ukraine into a devastating war. Now India – along with Australia, Japan and the US – has…