Indian PM Narendra Modi has today announced that the BJP Government will repeal three highly controversial farming laws which prompted unrest throughout the country and with the Indian community throughout the world.
The Chinese government have announced that individuals identified as “diehard Taiwanese secessionists” will be prevented from entering mainland China, or cooperating with businesses there. Such measures are expected to deter the secessionist movement in Taiwan, especially by removing the ability of associated businesses to make a profit from mainland China.
Soldiers from the United States have been training forces in Taiwan for at least a year, new reports have shown. The presence of serving US military on the island of Taiwan undermines agreements made between the USA and mainland China, including the 1979 agreement to sever formal between the USA and Taiwan, and withdraw its forces.
The SCO met for its 21st annual conference on Friday, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, where it admitted Iran as the organisation’s ninth full member. The summit brought together heads of state to discuss members’ continued cooperation.
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced his intention to step down as leader of the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as his government fails to effectively tackle the spread of Covid-19.
Russia’s Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu has committed to working more closely with the nation’s allies in the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), following the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan.
Min Aung Hlaing, who heads the junta that launched a coup against Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Myanmar last February has made it clear that he doesn’t plan on relinquishing power anytime soon.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) have announced a groundbreaking overhaul of the country’s education-technology sector. The plan includes banning involved companies from raising capital, holding an initial public offering (IPO), or in any way profiting from the school curriculum. On top of this, companies that teach school subjects can no longer accept overseas investment or teach foreign curriculums. The wider industry, which has amassed a total value of $100 billion, has been “severely hijacked by capital” according to the party, subsequently disrupting “the nature of education as [a form of] welfare.”
Reunification is a cause held dearly by many Koreans, but hopes of progress inside the split nation are consistently stagnated by the continued occupation led by US troops.
Some have questioned China’s commitment to a system that has brought such rapid change to what was one of the poorest countries in the world only a few generations ago. However, China’s recent completion of its grand long-term aim to abolish absolute poverty should show the millions of people who make up the CPC take this task seriously.