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China, Kashmir and the ghost of August 5

Sometimes, a seemingly rhetorical statement or a symbolic political decision has the undesirable ability to fundamentally alter the material reality around a particular issue, especially when it comes to sensitive international disputes and conflicts. The impact of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s decision on Kashmir in 2019 on the current…
bubmag
June 24, 2020
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How the China vs US technology race is remapping the world

In 1996, when only a few hundred thousand people were online in China, the government issued a historic edict. At the time, few people noticed Beijing’s move to bar unfiltered access to the global Internet. But this was the origin of the so-called “Great Firewall” – a separate Chinese Internet…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
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EU Challenges China’s Trade Expansion With Landmark Tariff

(Bloomberg) -- The European Union fired a warning shot at China over its global trade ambitions with an unprecedented tariff decision to counter Chinese subsidies to exporters.For the first time, the EU on Monday took aim at alleged market-distorting aid granted by a country to exporters located in another state.…
bubmag
June 15, 2020
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AI War Games And The Challenge Of China

Jason Matheny, a commissioner at the National Security Commission on AI and the founding director of ... the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University. NSACI Jason Matheny is a commissioner at the National Security Commission on AI and the founding director of the Center for Security and…
bubmag
June 12, 2020
Belt and Road

China’s “Peaceful Rise” Vanishes in Thin Air

With the world's attention focused on the pandemic, Chinese troops have been establishing fixed positions in areas that even it considers to be on the Indian side of the disputed Line of Actual Control. The message is clear: China is now the region's preponderant power, and everyone else should fall…
bubmag
June 8, 2020
Belt and Road

China’s Covid-19 Recovery Is Intensifying Class Exploitation

China’s GDP shrank by 6.8% in the first quarter, which was its largest contraction since 1992. As one of the first countries to relax lockdown restrictions, China is now seeking to boost domestic and international demand. Despite over 80% of manufacturing returning to its former level by late February, consumers…
bubmag
June 6, 2020