Monday, 17 January, 2022

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Ambassador Qi Zhenhong presented the Letter of Credence by H.E. Xi Jinping, President of China to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lankan President | Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka/Twitter

China’s bare-chested turn to Sri-Lankan Tamils is India’s new headache

Anti-China sentiment among the Sinhalese allows China to influence the Tamil north. This time, through the fishermen crisis.
Residents wait in line to receive bags of rice and cooking oil at a World Food Programme distribution site in Port-Salut, Haiti | Bloomberg

IMF warns of ‘economic collapse’ in some low-income countries without debt fix

Afghanistan and Ethiopia are among the 30 nations at high risk of debt distress while while Grenada, Mozambique, Republic of Congo and Somalia are already experiencing it.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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