The CTBTO invited members from all echelons of global society – scholars, academia, youth, artists and the media – to restart discussions on the test-ban’s legal entry into force.
A stricter work permit policy and the weakening of Southeast Asia’s biggest economy have led to the exodus of foreign national workers.
Far from being geopolitically savvy, India has displayed petulance and a sense of entitlement in its attitude towards NSG membership.
China successfully stared down the US in Seoul while trying to control the nuclear order – once an American playing field where Washington set the rules.
Tensions between China and Taiwan have risen since the new Taiwanese president took office last month.
But it is clear that several other members of the NSG helped play spoiler in the Indian quest for membership.
While SCO claims ‘technical nuances’ are in the way of agreement, Chinese foreign minister said the ongoing accession of India and Pakistan was the focus.
China has put temporary halt on a dam which could destroy the Siberian lake ecosystem, highlighting lack of environmental safeguards along the New Silk Road, argues Eugene Simonov.
Indian officials believe the NSG plenary will not reach a decision on Indian membership unless the Chinese delegation in Seoul receives fresh instructions from Beijing.
The consensus among officials and analysts inside and out the region is that the ruling will go largely against Beijing.
China has called for consensus among the 48-member group about the admission of countries which have not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
There have been a series of face-offs between Indonesian and Chinese vessels in the area but both sides have denied that the matter is a territorial or diplomatic dispute.
While foreign media outlets have been urged to leave the village, Chinese authorities have gone aggressively after against the organisers of the protest.
At the time of his death, Ashe had only been charged with tax fraud in connection with the bribes, amid questions about whether diplomatic immunity might preclude any bribery charges.
Clearly, there has been a change of mind, making India’s path to membership to the Eurasian body more thorny.
If the religious persecution of minorities was the actual reason to grant them citizenship, why does the policy fail to acknowledge the persecution of minority Muslim groups in neighbouring countries like Myanmar and China?
During his meeting with Xi, Modi is expected to seek China’s support for India’s bid for membership of the NSG.
Pakistan’s national security advisor cautioned that the US policies would ultimately bring Pakistan even closer to China.
China’s detention of five booksellers from Hong Kong sparked protests as people of Hong Kong fear that their basic law is being violated.
As fishermen hit by depleted fish stocks sail farther away from the Chinese coasts, they double as unlikely ‘civilian soldiers’ in China’s sovereignty war in regional seas.
The launches were in continued defiance of international warnings and a series of UN Security Council resolutions that ban the North from using ballistic missile technology, which Pyongyang rejects as an infringement of its sovereignty.
China said while discussions are going on among the NSG members, the admission of new members was not listed in the current plenary meeting in Seoul.
The fresh statement from the US on India’s NSG membership came after China said that it was not on the agenda of the NSG meeting in Seoul.
Lam Wing-kee was detained by China for selling “politically sensitive” books.
Indonesia is now part of a broader regional dispute over China’s reclamation activities in the South China Sea and Beijing’s claims on swathes of key waterways.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had on June 19 said that China was not opposing India’s NSG membership and that it was only talking of criteria and procedure.
If the prime minister is not galvanised to act by the growing disaffection among India’s youth, it could spell doom for the country’s vast population – and its leaders.
The John C. Stennis, which has been followed by the Chinese ship since patrolling in the South China Sea, will sail apart from the other ships, acting as a “decoy” to draw it away from the eight-day naval exercise.
According to the report, malnutrition– either undernourishment or obesity– is responsible for nearly half of all deaths of children under five worldwide and, together with poor diets, is the number one driver of disease.
India has to improve its connectivity with growth markets and link into Asia’s production and supply chains. We cannot be left isolated in our own backwater.
Sartaj Aziz claimed that Pakistan has already convinced countries including Russia, New Zealand and South Korea to support the criteria-based approach and that they have always had the backing of China.
An inability to think out of the box has cost India years in terms of industrial growth and jobs
Reiterating the link between the NSG and NPT, China said that the 1968 treaty “provides a political and legal foundation for the international non-proliferation regime as a whole.”
There is no major event that is ever 100% safe, and that especially applies to major events in tropical countries.
Sponsors like Vedanta give money to festivals in order to buy the power of controlling the narrative, not out of the goodness of their hearts.
Mexico’s support to India is seen as crucial in its bid to become member of the elite NSG, whose members are allowed to trade in and export nuclear technology.
In addition to the war with Islamic State, Assad is fighting rebels who include groups that have received support from his foreign enemies, Turkey included.
The MTCR guidelines restrict the export of items that could assist the production of ballistic missiles and other unmanned delivery systems for weapons of mass destruction.
If everything goes according to plan, India could be entering two out of four export control regimes this week.
Nations including Japan, India and the US called for greater respect for international law to resolve worsening tensions over the South China Sea, a dig at Beijing, which has said it will not accept any ruling by a UN-backed court on the dispute.