Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: BRI

Resign or face action — China ‘threatens Zimbabwe President for looking West’

Beijing has reportedly asked Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa to hand over power to China-leaning Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga.

China is trying to win over critics of the new Silk Road

BRI is yet to reframe its image as a responsible initiative. A good start would be to make it more transparent in its implementation.

Why Modi has invited BIMSTEC leaders to his swearing-in ceremony today

BIMSTEC is a regional organisation of nations such as Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand that was set up in 1997.

India, Japan & Sri Lanka agree to develop terminal at Colombo port also on China BRI map

India, Japan & Sri Lanka will sign an MoU for developing a container terminal at the Colombo port, which attracted investments from China under the Belt and Road initiative.

This is how China wants India to pay it back for listing Masood Azhar a terrorist

It was China's serial 'technical hold' that had kept Jaish chief Masood Azhar from the UN list, and the sanctions it entails, since 2009.

The world shouldn’t help save China’s Belt & Road

It isn’t the responsibility of Western money or private sector to finance China’s attempt at global hegemony.

Two phrases critics of China’s BRI must not use – debt trap & threat to sovereignty

The debt trap argument overlooks a range of short to medium-term economic problems that BRI creates for host countries.

China’s BRI begins to faces resistance from Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Nepal

Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal had initially signed on for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but now, seem to be rethinking their commitment to the project.

New Delhi finally gets Indo-Pacific wing but smaller regional powers are busy forum shopping

Indian foreign policy is far from being realist and has failed to devise methods to secure strategic alliances with smaller regional powers.

China downplays India’s reported plan to boycott 2nd Belt & Road Forum

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said that the BRI initiative does not involve territorial and maritime disputes unlike what India has understood of it.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.