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Only 3 percent Taiwanese Identify Themselves as Chinese

A comprehensive look at the self-identity and sentiments of people in Taiwan, revealing that the majority see themselves as primarily Taiwanese. While emotional attachment to China persists, concerns about China's power and influence are widespread. The political landscape plays a crucial role in shaping attitudes, with distinctions between DPP and KMT supporters.

US Continues to be Top Military Force

Discover the world's most potent military forces as the United States claims the top spot, followed by Russia and China. Explore the factors influencing these rankings, from troop numbers to financial stability. Uncover the top and bottom 10 countries in the global military landscape.

China’s Christian Population Stops growing

Explore the complexities surrounding the growth and status of China's Christian population. Despite historical ups and downs, recent survey data suggests a levelling off, raising questions about the influence of government policies, demographics, and potential underreporting in estimating the true numbers."

Global Coal Demand Set for Decline by 2026

The International Energy Agency's latest market report forecasts a significant decline in global coal demand by 2026, marking a potential historic turning point. While coal demand is expected to reach an all-time high in 2023, the report underscores the pivotal role of renewable energy expansion in driving this shift and highlights the accelerating shift in coal demand and production to Asia."

Hong Kong ‘s Identity Crossroads

Explore the intricate dynamics of Hong Kong's societal fabric, where emotional ties to China intersect with complex identity dilemmas. Uncover how perceived threats, especially from China, shape perspectives, and delve into the mixed sentiments regarding the current state of affairs among different segments of the population.

Respiratory Illness; Alert in Six Indian States

Amidst the surge in respiratory illnesses among children in China, at least six states in India, including Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Tamil Nadu, are on high alert. This follows the central government's directive to review readiness in anticipation of the rising trend observed abroad.

Resurgence of Respiratory Illness in China Sparks Concern

As China grapples with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new threat has emerged in the form of a mysterious pneumonia outbreak (respiratory illness) sweeping through educational institutions. This development, reminiscent of the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, has led to a surge in hospital admissions, prompting health officials to address the situation.

China To Possess Over 1,000 Nuclear Warheads By 2030

China, as of 2022, is on a trajectory to possess over 1,000 operational nuclear warheads by 2030, with many of these deployed at higher readiness levels. This nuclear force is expected to continue growing until 2035, aligning with its objective of completing the modernization of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) by that year, according to the latest report of the US Department of Defense (DoD). This marks a crucial milestone toward President Xi Jinping's goal of establishing a "world-class" military by 2049.

China expanding military infrastructure along LAC

China continued to invest in enhancing its military infrastructure along the LAC in 2022. The country constructed underground storage facilities near Doklam, built new roads in all three LAC sectors, established new villages in disputed areas adjacent to Bhutan, added a second bridge over Pangong Lake, set up a dual-purpose airport in the central sector, and created multiple helipads.

Economic Outlook: Growth Slows, Inflation Persists, Risks Remain

The world economy is expected to see moderate growth in 2023, projected at 3.0%, but is anticipated to slow down slightly to 2.7% in 2024. This economic growth is largely driven by Asia, despite a weaker recovery in China than expected. However, global growth in 2024 is likely to be lower, primarily due to monetary policy becoming more visible and China's subdued domestic demand, said OECD in its latest report.