Sunday, May 28, 2023


China’s military support for Russia to increase. For now it’s training, non-lethal assistance

Beijing sees a strong ally in Lula who has been a longtime proponent of an anti-US stance in international politics.

China is making national security a priority, starting with crackdown on open source data

China’s state security minister writes that the country’s next phase of development is directly linked to the ‘new security pattern’.

French president Macron bags many deals with China but ends up annoying Xi Jinping

PLA has launched a military exercise encircling Taiwan to show displeasure over Taiwan President meeting US House Speaker and PLA Daily published articles warning Taiwan from maintaining close ties with the US.

For Xi, Moscow trip wasn’t enough. Meeting three world leaders in one day has a message

Xi met Spanish President Pedro Sanchez, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim at the Boao Forum in Hainan.

‘A change is coming’—Xi’s parting message to Putin means anything but peace in Ukraine

A post on “182vs13” has gone viral on Chinese social media platform Weibo. It celebrates how Beijing has more diplomatic ties than Taiwan.

Mature, tenacious — Chinese media celebrates ties with Russia ahead of Xi’s Moscow visit

Both China & Russia have relied on bashing the US for its wars in the Middle East — and elsewhere — to justify their close security & economic cooperation.

China achieves what even US could not in the Middle East

US has sanctioned five Chinese companies for selling aerospace components to Iran, which is supplying drones to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.

China increases military budget again. ‘Training and preparation for war’ its focus

The ’two sessions’ meeting, lianghui, began Sunday. It is a key indicator of China’s budgetary matters, economic policies for the next five years.

China’s position on Russia-Ukraine war could bring US sanctions into play

US has assessed that China is looking to deliver artillery and drones to Moscow as both Russia and Ukraine prepare for the spring offensive.

China cracks down on fake news, foreign media as Wang Yi calls US balloon saga ‘hysterical’

Wang Yi, director of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs, is visiting France, Italy, Hungary & Russia from 14-22 February to fix damaged bilateral ties.

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Chief Economic Advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran addresses a session of CII | Twitter | @FollowCII

Govt working to ensure TCS rate hike does not result in...

Attempts are being made to link TCS with the tax deducted from taxpayers’ salaries. The CEA also backs the govt’s rationale for raising TCS rate to 20%


Delegates attend the 3rd G20 Tourism Working Group Meeting at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre in Srinagar Tuesday | ANI

Why Gulmarg visit is off G20 itinerary in Kashmir

Administration says visit cancelled due to 'logistics issue' as over 60 delegates had to be catered to, but security apprehensions may have triggered the change of plans, it is learnt.
Illustration : Soham Sen

Article 370 to G20, India is in a Kashmir sweet spot....

It is in the nature of the news cycle that the only aspect of the G20 event (Third Working Group on Tourism) in Srinagar...