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Can Sri Lanka break the Chinese hold?

Sri Lanka a tiny island country in the Indian Ocean has become an example of what Chinese investments can achieve. In the last two decades Sri Lanka has received around 15 billion in investments from China, making it one of the largest investors in...

What Can BIMSTEC Deliver That SAARC Could Not?

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hosted the 5th BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit in a “hybrid mode” from 28 to 30 March 2022, marking the grouping’s 25 years of existence. As was...

China: Daily Scan, March 16, 2022

Xi's speech on Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference to be published: Xinhuanet March 15, 2022 A speech by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at a central conference on the work of the...

China: Daily Scan, January 17, 2022

Senior official of south China's Guangxi under probe: Xinhuanet January 15, 2022 Liu Hongwu, vice chairman of the people's government of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is under probe by the country's top anti-graft body for...

China Raises its strategic profile in Horn of Africa and IOR

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kept up the tradition of Chinese leaders visiting Africa at the beginning of the year. For 32 years, this tradition has been in vogue and the Chinese FM, between 4 and 7 January, visited Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros in...

China: Daily Scan, November 25, 2021

China to improve management and utilization of special local government bonds: Xinhuanet November 24, 2021 China will refine the management of special local government bonds, optimize utilization of the funds and strengthen their supervision, the...

China’s Export of Wealth – Options for India within Hybrid Battle space

Prologue China’s rapid growth in last couple of decades since Deng Xiaoping started economic reforms in 1978 followed by the restructuring of its economy by Premier Zhu Rongji in 2001 when China joined WTO; helped generate disproportionate amount of...

Monthly Compilation of Views of VIF Expert Groups: August 2021

In August 2021 eminent speakers, expert groups and bilateral discussions were organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation through webinar on events and topics affecting India’s interests worldwide. The diversity of the expertise of each of...

China’s Communist Party Celebrates its Centenary-What Next?

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s centenary celebrations were extensively covered in the Chinese media. Xi Jinping, who holds China’s three top positions of CCP General Secretary, Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and Chinese...

Compulsions of Coalition Politics in Nepal

The Backdrop Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba led Government in Nepal unveiled a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) on August 08, 2021.1 In less than a month in office, Deuba has launched the CMP as a systematic planning model to address governance,...

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