Indian Farmers win repeal of Modi’s black laws

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.

China bans “diehard” Taiwanese secessionists from travelling to mainland

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.

US soldiers have been stationed in Taiwan for at least a year, claim US officials

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.

Iran joins Shanghai Cooperation Organisation at 21st annual conference

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.

Japanese Prime Minister to step down amidst disastrous COVID handling

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 commits to increased coordination with Central Asian allies

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.

China clamps down on education capitalists

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.”

China is taking over their private sector – promising results await

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.