Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicOne Belt One Road

Topic: One Belt One Road

China wants to reduce smoking, but its largest revenue comes from tobacco. Solution? BRI

While China hopes to curtail domestic tobacco consumption by 2030, it also aims to control the global tobacco market in its entirety.

Australia to get tough with China, block Beijing’s influence through Belt & Road

Months after Victoria signed on to join BRI, PM Scott Morrison is seeking new powers to veto or scrap agreements that state governments reach with foreign powers.

Don’t panic yet, China’s Belt & Road project doesn’t mean it’ll boost Beijing’s power

China is playing the role of loan shark with smaller countries in terms of GDP, increasingly isolating it globally. This is not a winning game for it.

Who should be afraid of One Belt One Road? China

Skepticism about the Belt and Road is spreading

China is racing to complete 2 nuclear plants to ease Karachi’s power shortage

The construction of the two nuclear power plants began in 2013, about 25 km west of Karachi, and is scheduled for completion in 2021 & 2022.

Malaysia doesn’t have the appetite for China’s One Belt One Road initiative anymore

Mahathir govt fears China is slowly colonising Malaysia with its newest project.

More countries fight China’s rise as colonial power, but India fails to make the most of it

Lack of a strong political will and huge gap between promise and project completion remains India's biggest challenge.

Nepal PM Oli in China to hold bilateral talks with Premier Li Keqiang

Both countries expected to sign agreements on energy, tourism & other sectors under China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative.

Everything ‘goes better with a coke’, and Donald Trump’s nukes

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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor work moving at fast pace

Satellite images reveal CPEC road passes through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, China promised $62 billion investment in the project.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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