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A Guide To Contemporary China

Female Discrimination In The Job Market China’s graduates are finding it difficult to get a job. Research shows that a record high of 10 million fresh graduates are affected and female students are finding it especially hard to get hired. In April, Zhaopin, a Chinese professional development platform that has been compared to LinkedIn, released […]Read More

How Important Is The BRICS Summit For India?

NEW DELHI: The 14th BRICS summit opens in virtual format on Thursday and will continue till Friday with President Putin, China’s Xi Jinping, India’s Narendra Modi and other leaders attending.  China is the host and ideally the leaders should have attended in person, but with Delhi and Beijing at odds ever since the Ladakh clashes, […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Singles’ Rights China’s population of singles is skyrocketing. The country’s marriage rate plunged 40% between 2013 and 2020, as millennials rejected traditional social mores that pressure young people to settle down early. According to government estimates, the number of people living alone touched 92 million in 2021 — more than Germany’s total population. Yet Chinese […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Govt Offers $15,000 For National Security Tipoffs Authorities are offering cash handouts worth thousands of yuan and certificates of acknowledgement for those providing tipoffs on actions that breach national security, domestic media outlet Legal Daily reported. The four-tier reward system, effective Monday, has cash rewards starting from less than 10,000 yuan to over 100,000 yuan […]Read More

Biden’s Battle For Gun Control In The US

President Biden wants to meet with Congress regarding gun legislation Measure comes after 21 children were killed in a school in Uvalde, Texas Guns are seen as a constitutional right in the US Gun reform is opposed by the US gun lobby group called the National Rifle Association (NRA), one of the most powerful lobby […]Read More

Joe Biden’s War On Terror In Somalia

US President Joe Biden has authorised the deployment of 500 ground troops to Somalia The order reverses President Trump’s order to withdraw 700 ground forces from Somalia It revives an American counter-terrorism operation in the Horn of Africa The troops will focus on decimating the Islamic militant group Al-Shabab which the US designated a terrorist […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Wedding Woes Shanghai’s severe Covid-19 lockdown restrictions spiked the plans of thousands of couples hoping to tie the knot on the country’s unofficial day dedicated to love. Most of the city’s Civil Affairs Bureau offices where marriages are registered were shut. Many couples across China pick “520” as their marriage registration date as its Chinese […]Read More

North Korea’s Covid Crisis And What’s Likely To Happen Now

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slams his country’s response to its first officially confirmed COVID-19 outbreak as “immature.” Pyongyang reported six more deaths after the country admitted to a COVID outbreak last week. North Korea currently has 1.72 million patients with fever symptoms, including 62 deaths as of Tuesday evening. Health officials have developed […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

Dealing With The Economic Fallout Of The Pandemic China has deferred payment of social insurance premiums for the sectors severely hit by the COVID-19 to alleviate the financial burden of these industries. Premium payments of old-age insurance, unemployment insurance, and workplace injury for the hard hit catering, retail, tourism, civil aviation, highway, waterway and railway […]Read More

A Guide To Contemporary China

China Aiding Foreign Firms Through Pandemic, Says Govt The authorities claim that despite the pandemic, foreign investment and industry is doing fine. Policies involving logistics and supplies to aid pandemic-affected businesses, including foreign-funded enterprises, have helped these firms. The People’s Daily reported that a German-funded company in Jiangxi Province, maintained steady expansion, with its exports […]Read More