Day: May 16, 2019

India 2024: An interdependent China and India

From Brookings:   China today looms large in India’s consciousness, with implications for India’s neighbourhood and connectivity initiatives, trade policy, and incoming investment. The next government will need to focus on certain priorities. Improve Aid DeliveryOffering a credible alternative to the deepening Chinese economic presence in the neighbourhood remains a

China says economic impact of U.S. trade tensions 'controllable'

From Reuters Top News:   BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s state planner said on Friday trade frictions with the United States has had some impact on China’s economy, but it was “controllable” and countermeasures would be rolled-out when needed to “keep economic operations within reasonable range”. The National Development and Reform

Taiwan parliament to vote on same-sex marriage legislation

From Al Jazeera:   Same-sex marriage supporters rally outside Taipei’s parliament building [Tyrone Siu/Reuters] Amid deep divisions, Taiwan‘s parliament has begun debating measures to legalise same-sex marriage before a landmark vote that could make the self-ruled island the first in Asia to adopt such legislation. Hundreds of gay rights supporters

Shares of Huawei's American suppliers slide, but the Chinese giant says it can survive US blacklist – CNBC

From Google World News:   Shares of Huawei’s key U.S.-listed suppliers stumbled on Thursday following a new rule that requires American firms to seek government approval before selling to the Chinese tech giant. Earlier this week, Huawei was added to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security’s so-called Entity List.

‘They have free rein’: Rio residents fear police violence under far-right rule

From The Guardian World:   Brazil New governor promised ‘slaughter’ of gangsters, drawing comparisons with bloody Philippines drug war A bullet hole in a road (bottom right) after a helicopter fired shots in Maré, Rio. Photograph: Dom Phillips/The Guardian The residents were chatting outside when the police helicopter swooped over

Europe's far-right divided over Russia as Salvini stages pre-election rally in Milan

From The Guardian World:   Matteo Salvini Italy’s deputy leader gathers nationalists in Milan but pro-Russia stance leaves allies split Rightwing populists across Europe are divided over Matteo Salvini’s support for Russia. Photograph: Szilárd Koszticsák/EPA On Saturday, Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, will gather nationalists from across Europe for a

Flynn detailed attempts to obstruct Russia probe: U.S. court filing

From Reuters Top News:   (Reuters) – Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller information about attempts by people tied to the Trump administration and Congress to obstruct the Russia investigation, court documents released on Thursday showed. Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs