Earlier this week, Beijing launched the ‘China-South Asian Countries Poverty Alleviation and Cooperative Development Centre’. China had invited Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for the inauguration. But in a bid to create divisions in the Indian Subcontinent, China categorically avoided inviting India, Bhutan and Maldives. However, there is more to this step taken by China. Beijing is worried about India’s ‘Development Diplomacy’, which, combined with the other Quad
Naftali Bennett has several challenging tasks ahead of him as the new Prime Minister of Israel. Within 48 hours of his taking office, Hamas tested Bennett by sending incendiary balloons strapped with explosives. Bennett responded without any hesitation and bombed the perpetrators. However, apart from regional rivals, Bennett has a new challenge on the horizon, China! Chinese foreign policy for the Middle East had largely been passive over the years.