Category: China

CAI, like BRI, is a slavery trap

Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) signed between democratic and liberal European Union and authoritarian communist-ruled People Republic of China (PRC), the world’s two largest economies, in the last week of 2020, which is also...

Chinese Strategy in the South China Sea

By now, it is clear that China has decided to ditch Deng Xiaoping’s foreign policy dictum of “hiding its capabilities and biding its time” in favour of a much more active foreign policy. Under...

Nepal: Easy target for Chinese Money Launderers

Despite the coronavirus pandemic imposing lockdowns, India’s Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI)’s seizures of smuggled foreign-origin gold in the country increased by around 13 per cent in value in 2019-20. Smugglers are now increasingly relying on...