VIF News Digest: National Security - Defence Studies & Terrorism, 15-31 March 2023


China: Daily Scan, November 10, 2022

Senior Chinese lawmakers meet to deliberate draft laws: Xinhuanet
November 9, 2022
The Council of Chairpersons of China's National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee discussed draft revisions to an existing law and the d....

China: Daily Scan, August 04, 2022

Spokesperson says protests in Taiwan against Pelosi's visit righteous acts: Xinhuanet
August 3, 2022
A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Wednesday expressed sincere appreciation of the protests staged by multiple political partie....

China: Daily Scan, July 07, 2022

China criticizes U.S. attempt to ban Dutch chipmaking tech exports to China: Xinhuanet
July 6, 2022
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday censured the United States for pushing a Dutch supplier to stop s....

China: Daily Scan, November 18, 2021

Chinese premier pledges to unswervingly expand opening-up: Xinhuanet
November 17, 2021
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that China will unswervingly expand its opening-up and create a business environment that is market-orientate....

Implications of China’s New Coast Guard Law

The new law passed by China’s legislature giving powers allowing its Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels (without warning if necessary) as also permitting it to demolish structures built in under the ‘jurisdiction’ of China is undoubtedly a ....

How the Sabah Dispute Challenges ASEAN’s Regional Security Vision

The issue of Sabah or North Borneo, as it was known till 19631, was brushed under a legal carpet of convenience ever since the Malaysian Federation was formed. Sabah lies on the island of Borneo, the world’s third largest island astride ....

Japan- Vietnam Security Matrix in the Indo-Pacific Region

The security scenario centring in the much contested South China Sea continues to be grimmer because of China’s expansionist designs and expanding maritime claims, converting this part of the ocean into the most dangerous hotspot. In its intimidati....

Twin Bombings in the Philippines: Abu Sayyaf Group is “Back in Game”

In the 2019 Global Terrorism Index report published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Philippines moved up a rank at ninth (9th) position among top 10 countries impacted by the act of terrorism. However, the data depicts a decline of 1....

Joint Military Operations against Daesh in Southern Philippines

Pertinent Issues Terror as a tool has been used through the ages to achieve political and military objectives. Currently it is often described as Fourth Generation Warfare. Broadly it is an asymmetric tool that is normally used....

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