Friday, 30 September, 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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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.