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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 draft of a new law at...

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 parties, groups and...

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 selling chipmaking...

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-orientated, law-based and up...

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 the maritime...

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...

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 13 per...

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 by the weak and the...

South China Sea: China’s Achilles Heel?

In an eleven-page press release, the Permanent Court of Arbitration has given its unanimous award by the Tribunal under Annex VII to the United Nation Convention on the Laws of the Sea (the “Convention”) in the arbitration instituted by the Republic...

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