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China has launched the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative to connect the continents of Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe in order to foster trade relations and regional cooperation. India is the only South Asian country, apart from Bhutan, that does not support this initiative and, in fact, strongly opposes it.
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The Indian Elephant in the Room

China has launched the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative to connect the continents of Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe in order to foster trade relations and regional cooperation. The initiative aims to create a massive transportation network to…

Facebook users still have questions about what the data scandal means, and whether Facebook is selling user data to advertisers. (Image:  Ludovic Toinel via  flickr  CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Facebook Scandal: What We Know So Far

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of Facebook (FB), recently sat before dozens of U.S. senators and was questioned about his company’s most recent involvement in the data-misuse affair involving Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political consultancy company that had access to…

Despite its growing economy, India continues to struggle with unemployment. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Helping India’s Unemployed

Despite its growing economy, India continues to struggle with unemployment. Since the current government took office in 2014, India’s unemployment rate has stagnated at 3.5 percent, with a slight rise in 2017 at 3.6 percent. Calculation of unemployment rates in India…

UCR researchers have built a tech-based solution to the dissemination of malicious misinformation. (Image: University of California — Riverside)

Taking Up the Fight Against Fake News

In February, the Justice Department charged 13 Russians with stealing U.S. citizens’ identities and spreading “fake news” with the intent to subvert the last U.S. presidential election. The case is still unfolding, and may do so for years. In the…

President Trump’s memorandum signed on March 22, 2018 has directly targeted China for its unfair trade practices. (Image: Enoch Lau  via  flickr  CC BY-SA 3.0)

Import Tariffs: The Trump Card?

President Trump’s memorandum signed on March 22, 2018 has directly targeted China for its unfair trade practices. Trump has announced the U.S. will impose import tariffs up to $60 billion and this is only “the first of many” retaliatory steps…

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The Indian Elephant in the Room

China has launched the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative to connect the continents of Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Europe in order to foster trade relations and regional cooperation.…

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The Facebook Scandal: What We Know So Far

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of Facebook (FB), recently sat before dozens of U.S. senators and was questioned about his company’s most recent involvement in the data-misuse affair involving Cambridge…

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Helping India’s Unemployed

Despite its growing economy, India continues to struggle with unemployment. Since the current government took office in 2014, India’s unemployment rate has stagnated at 3.5 percent, with a slight rise in…

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Taking Up the Fight Against Fake News

In February, the Justice Department charged 13 Russians with stealing U.S. citizens’ identities and spreading “fake news” with the intent to subvert the last U.S. presidential election. The case is…

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Import Tariffs: The Trump Card?

President Trump’s memorandum signed on March 22, 2018 has directly targeted China for its unfair trade practices. Trump has announced the U.S. will impose import tariffs up to $60 billion…

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Is China Under Pressure Ahead of Nuclear Talks?

On March 6, 2018, Kim Jong-un announced his agreement to hold North Korea’s denuclearization talks with President Trump. This is an added feather to President Trump’s cap, as he has…

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The Walk From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

Before the onslaught of “Westernization,” India grappled with the severe consequences of “brain drain.” Many Indian students between 20 and 30 years of age, who had just received their degrees…

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Is China Prepared to Call In Its Chips?

President Trump’s decision to slap import tariffs to the tune of $60 billion on China has certainly put U.S.-China relations into a new context. It has also led to a…

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The Case of the Terracotta Thumb Theft

The theft of the ancient Chinese terracotta soldier’s finger by a U.S. citizen has stirred up quite a debate. While China has demanded the culprit be severely punished, the perpetrator…

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The Real Victims of the Trade War

The current U.S.-China discourse over import tariffs is certainly heating up. As a result, the severity and the size of the “war” aside, a trade war is surely impending. The…

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Quality of Life Under China’s Economic Boom

China’s economy has undergone tremendous changes; however, with this growth, the quality of life of individuals has eroded with the changing times. Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals and…

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The Fate of PayPal in India and China

In the advent of making Indians go cashless, PayPal is strengthening its foothold in the Indian market at the right time. While PayPal was recently launched for domestic operations in…