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    Bangladesh Finance Minister Warns Against Chinese Loans Through BRI Projects

    Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal pointed out the case of Sri Lanka where an economic crisis was exacerbated due to infrastructure projects funded by...

    Making The Belt And Road Initiative ‘Small And Beautiful’

    Limits on external lending represent a shift in Chinese BRI lending policies in developing countries. Chinese state-owned banks financed on average US$85.4 billion a...

    Nepal’s Geopolitical Stakes Are As High As The Himalayas

    Nepal occupies a crucial geostrategic location in SouthAsia – sandwiched between powerful and competing neighbours in India and China, outstripping the Himalayan nation in...

    Myanmar’s pandemic politics goes international

    Pandemic control is now materialising as a marker of domestic legitimacy. Effective control of territory, democratic legitimacy and adherence to international law are some...

    Chinese machine biggie contributes turbines to power Pakistan

    Chinese business, driven by the belt and road initiative, are now promoting green energy through the development of wind power projects in Pakistan. Amazed onlookers...

    Traditional Chinese medicine stirs a concoction in Asia, Africa and the Americas

    Animal rights groups are voicing concern as the China’s traditional medicine business is leading to the harvesting of animals, besides plants, thus threatening biodiversity. On...

    For China, charity begins in SouthAsia

    China has undertaken more projects in SouthAsian countries than anywhere else in the world. Even India figures prominently in terms of the number of...

    Chinese grotto temples to forge closer links with counterparts in Pakistan

    In what is evidently part and parcel of China’s Belt-and-Road initiative, China’s National Cultural Heritage Administration has sought closer links between Chinese grotto temples...

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    MENA Ushers in a Tool to Help Sex Workers Who Experience Violence

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    ‘Silent Demise’ of Vast Rangelands Threatens Climate, Food, Wellbeing of Billions: UNCCD

    Rangelands cover 54 per cent of all land; as much as 50 per cent are degraded, imperilling a sixth of...

    Another Pandemic “Absolutely Inevitable”, Warns UK’s Former Chief Scientific Adviser

    Sir Patrick Vallance was, however, optimistic about the Pandemic Preparedness Treaty that the World Heath Organisation is advocating for to...

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