A day back, most news outlets published the news about ‘Pandora Papers’. It is considered the largest journalistic investigation in history that claims to expose a shadow financial system benefiting the world’s elite. The leak involves about 12 million documents revealing hidden wealth, tax avoidance, money laundering, etc. US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has obtained this data. Data from two countries, China and Pakistan, is considered vital in
China is a country known to exist behind a veil of secrecy and iron curtain. Most of the happening in this single-party ruled nation goes unreported by the world media. But recently media reported of an ‘order’ of Politburo of Communist Party of China that oversees affairs of this ruling party. The order was given to party functionaries and government officials, which says that if they fail to stop any anti-government sloganeering, unrests and protests, they would lose their jobs and authority. Such a specific and panic order clearly indicates the possibility and reality of unrest against the ruling communist establishment.
Collapse of China’s economy is possible crisis that the world now faces. Experts say that the world economy is going through turmoil due to sharp decline in China’s growth indicators. It shows significance of China in global economy. China contributes almost 15% to world GDP. China alone gobbles 50% of global consumption for aluminium, copper and coal. Alternately China is also a leader in food consumption. On one hand China exports to many developed nations but on the other its imports from them which eventually fuels growth to these nations. But due to current economic problems, China has significantly reduced its import from the developed nations, which is hugely impacting their economies.
Finally, the last American soldier has left Afghanistan. The strategic blunder unfolding before the entire world leaves even a naive person wondering why US President Biden did not stop Taliban when he had all the military and diplomatic resources at his disposal. Maybe the $85 billion worth of weapons he has ‘knowingly’ left behind for Taliban answers it. What has the US left behind? The US weapons cache includes over
चीन की ‘बीआरआय’ योजना में मानव अधिकारों का उल्लंघन – अंतरराष्ट्रीय अभ्यासगुट का आरोप लंदन/बीजिंग – चीन के राष्ट्राध्यक्ष शी जिनपिंग की महत्वाकांक्षी योजना ‘बेल्ट ऐण्ड रोड इनिशिएटिव’ (बीआरआय) में मानव अधिकारों का बड़ी मात्रा में उल्लंघन होने का आरोप अंतरराष्ट्रीय अभ्यासगुट ने लगाया है। बीते सात वर्षों के दौरान चीन की हुकूमत ने विश्वभर में शुरू किए प्रकल्पों से मानव अधिकारों का उल्लंघन करने के ६७९ मामले सामने आने
Recently, the United States had said that about 90 per cent pullout of its troops from Afghanistan is done. However, the world is yet to understand and come to terms with US President Biden’s unfound hurry in pulling troops out of Afghanistan. Within no time from the US withdrawal, the Taliban went on the full offensive and now claims to control 85% per cent of Afghan territory. They have captured
Yesterday, Nepal Supreme Court delivered a verdict to reinstate the House of Representatives that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had dissolved. It also ordered the appointment of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister of the nation within two days. Traditionally, the Nepali Congress and SB Deuba are considered pro-India, while Sharma Oli has a certain China-leaning. These developments may come as a setback to China. Overall,
ऑस्ट्रेलिया को पश्चिमी देशों से अलग करने की चीन की कोशिश – अमरिकी वरिष्ठ अधिकारी का आरोप वॉशिंग्टन/कैनबेरा/बीजिंग – चीन ‘ऑस्ट्रेलिया को समविचारी पश्चिमी देशों के गुट से अलग करने की कोशिश कर रहा हैं’, ऐसा अमरीका का विचार है। ऑस्ट्रेलिया पर इसका क्या असर पड़ेगा और क्या ऑस्ट्रेलिया के नज़रिये में इससे बदलाव आता है, यही उद्देश्य इसके पीछे है’, यह आरोप ‘इंडो-पैसिफिक’ क्षेत्र के लिए नियुक्त अमरीका के
Last week, the US troops left the Bagram Airbase, the largest US military base in Afghanistan. However, the Afghan Commander of Bagram base, Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani, said that the Americans left overnight without informing them. The step could be security caution exercised by the United States. However, overall, it shows the US is in a hurry to leave Afghanistan. With the US so much pressed to withdraw troops even
Russia expanding it’s strategic oil & gas capacity Russia’s energy major, ‘Novatek’, has agreed to a long-term supply of LNG from the Arctic to China. Russia has further said that it will increase supplies of LNG to China over the next few years. Novatek is planning to build three LNG liquefaction trains, with each having 6.6 million tons capacity per annum. It will increase Novatek’s total LNG capacity by
Spain seeing rise of the Right-wing as economic and social problems grow Pablo Casado, the leader of the People’s Party (PP) has unveiled the ‘Vision of Centre-Right Future for Spain’. The conservative PP has promised fiscal reforms, labour market changes and simplification of governance in its vision document. PP’s popularity is rising fast. The recent win of Isabel Diaz Ayuso in the Madrid election is a pointer to the
Quebecker Premier demands recognizing Quebec as a ‘nation’ inside Canada Premier of Canada’s Quebec province François Legault has raised demands of recognizing Quebec as a ‘nation’ inside Canada and French as Quebec’s only official language. The widening differences between the English-speaking and the French-speaking populace have freshly fueled the freedom demand. With a population of 8.5 million, Quebec accounts for about one-fourth of the 338 seats in Canada’s House