China laid the first brick in this foundation in 2004, when then-President Hu Jintao unveiled the “New Historic Mission” concept, calling for a more global role for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to enable it to execute “diversified military tasks.” China’s unexpected evacuation of more than 35,000 Chinese nationals from […]
Turkey Maintains Russia-Ukraine Grain Deal Could Lead To ‘comprehensive Cease-fire’
Echoing former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s statement on the possibility of a Russia-Ukraine truce, Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday, August 4, maintained that the grain export deal signed between the two warring nations in Istanbul under the Black Sea Grain Initiative might end in a “comprehensive cease-fire” on […]
Beijing’s Diplomacy Suffers in Europe
If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Estonia and Latvia officially leave China’s diplomatic forum in Central and Eastern Europe behind, Chinese leadership wraps up its secretive retreat in Beidaihe , and disappointing economic indicators […]
Rushdie Is Recovering. Free Speech Isn’t.
If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every weekday, please sign up here . Welcome to today’s Morning Brief, where we’re looking at the global state of free speech, Afghanistan one year after the Taliban takeover, and another U.S. delegation visits Taiwan. Welcome to today’s Morning […]
Is China resuming relations with Nepal
No doubt, Nepal also needs to make its stand on the BRI unequivocally clear since she signed it in May 2017. At least during peace time, diplomacy is all about gesture, decorum and trust. Or, it is expected to be more so when two closest neighbours meet as friends. But […]
The Global Impact of the Fed’s Rate Increases
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How serious is the situation in Sri Lanka? How is it affecting residents?
Sri Lanka’s prime minister, who said he’ll step down after a new government is installed, says the island nation’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” as it runs out of money to pay for food, fuel and medicine. It’s been relying on help from neighbouring India, China and the International Monetary Fund. […]