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How China is defending its detention of Muslims to the world while selling the BRI dream

China is worried about an international backlash to its ‘re-education camps’, raising the stakes for Xi Jinping who has directly challenged Western-style democracy.

China’s Belt & Road Initiative is like an Anaconda enwrapping its next meal, warns Pentagon

The Belt and Road Initiative is a multi-billion dollar infrastructure project that aims to connect countries across Asia, Europe, and Africa.
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China cautions restraint amid escalating tensions between India & Pakistan over Pulwama

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said that a stable bilateral relationship between the two countries is essential for peace and stability in South Asia.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

China is buying good press across the world, one paid journalist at a time

It coincides with launch of Belt and Road initiative and president Xi Jinping's call to “tell China’s story better” to the world.
Gantry cranes stand at Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan for the 'One Belt, One Road' project

China must put Belt and Road on a smarter and more modest course

The sheer size of the Belt and Road Initiative, often called a trillion-dollar enterprise, has bred paranoia and resentment.
Narendra Modi with Donald Trump

As US and China battle it out, India stands to gain

New Delhi needs to seize the opportunity for a win-win scenario.

The fear of another crisis like 2008 has made banking more boring

In a bid to make finance safe, we have ended up forcing developing countries to rely on their own resources or on dangerous new benefactors, such as China for funds. 
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Namibian President Hage Geingob at the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation, Beijing summit | FOCAC website

China may defy debt-trap talk with more cash for Africa & the Queen of Soul never made a will

Theresa May rules out a second Brexit referendum and second hand fashion industry is going big in UAE. 
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Arabs turn blind eye to persecution of Chinese Muslims because of Beijing’s power

As Xi Jinping’s BRI becomes China’s pet project, there is a dramatic escalation in the country’s persecution of the Uyghurs.
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India’s answer to Chinese Belt & Road Initiative should be a new road map for South Asia

While New Delhi sees the sense of promoting regional connectivity, it has serious strategic concerns about working with China on its eastern border.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.