Paris and Beijing are trying to defuse the Covidian fake news crisis

Paris and Beijing are trying to defuse the Covidian fake news crisis

Paris and Beijing are intensifying contacts and initiatives aimed at defusing the effects of the diplomatic crisis that broke out between both countries in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, following “aggressive publications” issued by the Chinese embassy in Paris, denounced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as fake news.

 

Pakistan: How to cope with the predatory investments of the Chinese Economic Corridor?

Pakistan: How to cope with the predatory investments of the Chinese Economic Corridor?

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was launched nearly 5 years ago with much fanfare. However, over the last few years, the progress of the CPEC has been hampered by questions on the economic viability of these protests for Pakistan, China’s increasingly intrusive presence in the country and huge environmental concerns.

 

Covid 19 pandemic exacerbates anti-Chinese resentment

Covid 19 pandemic exacerbates anti-Chinese resentment

The Covid 19 pandemic exacerbates anti-Chinese resentment in the countries of Central Asia. But, despite the grumbling of the populations, the local governments, financially vulnerable with regard to Beijing, struggle to oppose Chinese Neo-Imperialism.

 

Pakistani nuclear proliferation: The mysteries of an incident in the Karachi port area

Pakistani nuclear proliferation: The mysteries of an incident in the Karachi port area

The international media is so focused on the corona virus epidemic that is spreading rapidly across the world, that a small incident in the Pakistani port city of Karachi went almost unnoticed. The incident took place near the port area in Karachi on the night of February 16, where it was reported that due to a gas leak at least 14 people were killed and several hundred hospitalised with chest pains, burning eyes and breathing difficulties. The Sindh government, thereafter, also ordered the evacuation of the coastal residential area of Keamari , which was worst affected.

 

Fake news in the time of Coronavirus

Fake news in the time of Coronavirus

On April 16, three French senators, Christian Cambon, Olivier Cadic and Rachel Mazuire, all members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and the Armed Forces published a study tilted “Disinformation, Cyber attacks and cyber surveillance: The other COVID-19 war” that recommends for the Government to set up a cyber reaction force to fight against “false news” and respond to the strategy adopted by certain foreign powers to influence online readers.

 

Taiwan warned of the virus’s emergence in December, but the WHO subservient to China turned a deaf ear!

Taiwan warned of the virus’s emergence in December, but the WHO subservient to China turned a deaf ear!

While Taiwan has alerted the WHO to the emergence of the virus and the possibility of human-to-human transmission, several weeks before China, the UN specialized agency continues to boycott Taipei, at Beijing’s request.