South Asia and Beyond

How China Forces ‘Fugitives’ Abroad To Return

NEW DELHI: An investigation launched by Safeguard Defenders, a Madrid-headquartered NGO focusing on human rights, has revealed the coercive methods used by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to get hold of ‘fugitives’ abroad. “We want governments to investigate and expose these crimes. Silence against the CCP’s crimes isn’t working,” Laura Harth, Campaign Director of ‘Safeguard […]Read More

‘India Must Hand Hold Industry, Focus On A Few Sectors

NEW DELHI: Little it seems has changed since India imposed restrictions on Chinese imports in the wake of clashes and continuing tensions in Ladakh. The latest figures indicate that India has a $69 billion trade deficit with China. In this conversation on StratNewsGlobal, Prof Biswajit Dhar of the Centre for Economic Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Buying Virtual Houses China has a real estate boom, but the catch is – it’s not real, it’s virtual. The project is the brainchild of artist Huang Heshan who created TooRichCity. This is a virtual city where prospective buyers are led around by a fictional middle-aged bald man who is not shy about showing his […]Read More

Behind China’s Tibetan Recruitment Drive

NEW DELHI: Recruitment of Tibetans for China’s security forces isn’t new but has gained traction of late. One unit of nearly 100-odd recruits has been deployed in Chumbi Valley opposite Sikkim. Another batch is currently undergoing training and will be deployed in Aksai Chin. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. […]Read More

What Fuelled Kazakhstan’s Street Protests?

NEW DELHI: After a week-long deployment in Kazakhstan amid the Central Asian nation’s worst street protests since its independence nearly three decades ago, a Russia-led military coalition has begun withdrawing its troops. The entire process may take nearly 10 days. Last week, the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) sent in troops at the request of […]Read More

No Breakthrough In 14th Corps Commanders Meeting; India, China Agree

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point, Lt Gen S.L. Narasimhan(Retd), Member of the National Security Advisory Board(NSAB) and Director General, Centre for Contemporary China Studies and Nitin A. Gokhale, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, StratNews Global and BharatShakti in discussion with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Editor’s Note: These quotes are edited for space, understanding and […]Read More

‘China’s Prefers Grey Zone Tactics To Kinetic War’

If China had a choice, it would settle its territorial disputes through grey zone tactics rather than kinetic war-fighting, says Professor Bates Gill, Editor of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) project ‘Meeting China’s Military Challenges: Collective Responses of U.S. Allies And Security Partners’. The Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney […]Read More