US-China Splitting Internet, Technology and Business into East and West Blocs 2.0

The US State Department has a broader action on technology from China that is banning apps and is part of a US-China split of the internet, technology and business world into the China side and the US side. The Tik Tok and WeChat executive orders are only a small part. India and China have a …

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China-India Firm Up Border Defences

RUSI provides an analysis of China and India military balance and the border war situation. Royal United Service Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest and the UK’s leading defense and security think tank. Its mission is to inform, influence and enhance public debate on a safer and more stable world. RUSI is a research-led institute, …

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How China and India Matchup Militarily if the Border War Escalates

China and India had a border skirmish which resulted in 20 deaths on the India side and maybe 43 on the China side. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has various maps and analysis of the situation. Indian experts have disputed the ASPI analysis. It is a highly mountainous terrain bordering China-Tibet, India and near …

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India Sealing Off Villages Exposed to a COVID-19 Superspreader

A 70-year-old preacher in India died of coronavirus and he may have infected up to 40,000 villagers. The villager have been quarantined. Five other villages have been sealed off. A week after his death, 19 of his relatives have tested positive. At least 550 people came into direct contact with the preacher over the last …

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India Coronavirus Lockdown of 1.38 Billion People

India has locked down the entire country of 1.38 billion people. The slums and shantytowns of India are high-density populations that would be very vulnerable to the disease. There is no way to provide the needed ventilators and medical care for that population. The main advantage is that most of the population is fairly young. …

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Asia Drove Global CO2 Growth for 20 Years and Asia Growing 30 More Years

There are annual announcements of all global greenhouse gas emissions and some people anticipate those numbers to see if reductions efforts have stopped the increase in emissions. Here I will discuss how the increase in global emissions is a far simpler story and how big the actions need to be to move the needle, slow …

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Sustainably Hustling and Cheating to Become a Fully Developed Nation

China revised up its nominal 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.1% to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.08 trillion) and this keeps them tracking to the promise doubling the size of its economy by 2020 from 2010. The current round of revisions is the result of the census uncovering previously unrecorded activity. China is tracking to …

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China and India Doubled Power Generation Over Last Ten Years

China and India both roughly doubled their electricity generation over the last ten years. China will likely slow down electricity generation to a 50-70% increase by 2030. India will likely still double power usage. India currently has the third-highest power generation in the world. India consumed 1636 TWh of electricity in 2018. This was behind …

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China and India Dominate Emerging Energy World and Coal Power Generation Had a Large Increase in 2018

Annual power generation from coal in emerging countries has jumped 54% since the start of the decade, from 4,467TWh in 2010 to 6,863TWh in 2018 as power sector CO2 emissions have surged. From 2017 to 2018 alone, it spiked 7%, the highest increase since 2013. In 2018, coal accounted for 47% of all power produced …

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India Has 5.0% GDP Growth Forecast for 2020 as Part of Asia-wide Slowdown

State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has predicted that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will drop to a record low of 4.2 percent in the second quarter amid low automobile sales, deceleration in air traffic movements, flattening of core sector growth and declining investment in construction and infrastructure. India GDP growth has …

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