Written by Niranjan Marjani. The 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit is being held on August 30-31 in Kathmandu, Nepal. This summit comes at a time when global and regional politics is in flux. BIMSTEC as an organisation appears very promising. But many believe that BIMSTEC is yet […]

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On August 24, Major General Shao Yuanming, the deputy chief of staff of China’s Central Military Commission’s Joint Staff Department, arranged a meeting with South Africa’s military chief Solly Shoke in Beijing to enhance bilateral security cooperation. This meeting gained widespread international attention, as it underscored China’s solidarity with South Africa in the aftermath of […]

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Seeing a Mr. Shi’s dumpling kiosk in a mall is enough to make many Beijingers do a double take. That’s of course because the long-beloved dumpling brand first made a name for itself as a mom-and-pop restaurant in Baochao Hutong, albeit one with savvy Western-catering market research such as cheese-stuffed dumplings and other East-meets-West fillings to […]

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Good news, Cambodiaphiles! On Tuesday it was announced that a direct flight route will be opened between Beijing and Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh starting in November, as reported by the Khmer Times. Air China will be the first provider to service the new route, making the journey three times per week via their Airbus A320 […]

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Written by Rizwan Zeb. Since the 1980s, nuclear weapons have figured prominently in Indo-Pakistan conflicts. Even before the overt nuclearization of both countries in 1998, nuclear weapons played a decisive role in at least two crises; Brasstacks and the Compound Crisis of 1990. After nuclearization, India and Pakistan twice came close to a nuclear confrontation […]

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Written by Ágnes Szunomár. The change of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries from centrally planned to market economy resulted in increasing flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) to these transition countries. During the transition, CEE went through radical economic changes which had been largely induced by foreign capital. Foreign multinationals realised significant investment projects […]

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Beijing Beats brings you the best in Beijing nightlife each weekend so that you can soothe the woes of a long and stressful week with some out-of-body gyrating and some experiences you’d rather forget come Monday. Check the weekend’s full list of nightlife events here. Beijing party people take heed: two of the city’s most popular […]

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U.S. public opinion toward China has soured over the last year, amid tough talk on trade from President Donald Trump – but remains largely in line with China’s favorability rating from 2013-2016. That’s according to a new survey of U.S. public opinion toward China by the Pew Research Center published on August 28. The survey […]

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Written by Richard Q. Turcsányi & Matej Šimalčík. After his 2007 visit of China, Slovakia’s then Prime Minister Fico returned with a notion of China becoming a new source of investment and a new market for Slovak exports. Fico’s dreams of doing business with China have echoed throughout Slovak policy circles ever since. Much of […]

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