Asia-Pacific Research

2020 Feb 7 - 8:33am
Later this month, India’s Supreme Court will hold a lengthy hearing on the commercialisation of genetically modified (GM) mustard, which would be the country’s first GM food crop. The court has asked the chair of the Technical Expert Committee to …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Agriculture, Bt Cotton, GMO, India, Indian agriculture
2020 Jan 30 - 1:41pm
Singapore, a small but well-armed island nation in Southeast Asia, with 72,000 troops in the army, was approved by the United States in early January 2020 to acquire 12 F-35Bs, along with necessary equipment such as spare engines, parts, electronics, …
Tags: junktag (ignore), China, Singapore, United States
2020 Jan 18 - 4:56am
A common claim is that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are essential to agriculture if we are to feed an ever-growing global population. Supporters of genetically engineered (GE) crops argue that by increasing productivity and yields, this technology will also help …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Agriculture, GMO, India
2020 Jan 16 - 10:32pm
They are disgruntled and have every right to be.  Whatever one’s feelings about tennis, expecting athletes to perform in subpar conditions is a rank matter that should see officials taken to task. But administrators of a game are often distant …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, Australian Tennis Open
2020 Jan 14 - 9:18pm
India’s demand that thousands of Kashmiri detainees sign a bond that commits them to not to make any comments on “recent events” as a condition for their release after they were previously apprehended without charge for five months already is …
Tags: junktag (ignore), democracy, India, Kashmir
2020 Jan 11 - 5:53am
The Indian authorities are right in saying that the protesters are misled, but they’re wrong in claiming that this is because of fake news about the “Citizenship (Amendment) Bill” since the truth is that most of the country was duped …
Tags: junktag (ignore), India, modi
2020 Jan 11 - 5:51am
Cocooned as it is from the world of science scepticism, the handling of the bush fire catastrophe unfolding in Australia is going to one of the more notable (non)achievements of the Morrison government.  They were warned; they were chided; they …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, bushfire
2020 Jan 10 - 1:48pm
Tens of millions of Indian workers, youth and rural toilers joined a one-day nationwide general strike yesterday to protest the Bharatiya Jananta Party (BJP) government’s pro-investor and communalist policies. Since winning re-election last May, with massive big business and corporate …
Tags: junktag (ignore), India, India protest
2020 Jan 9 - 10:30pm
India’s Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu made a curious comment on 28 December. “Express dissent in a democratic way,” he said. Before he became the Vice President – a largely symbolic role – Naidu was the President of the …
Tags: junktag (ignore), India
2020 Jan 7 - 11:47pm
In India, the ‘development’ paradigm is premised on moving farmers out of agriculture and into the cities to work in construction, manufacturing or the service sector, despite these sectors not creating anything like the number of jobs required. The aim …
Tags: junktag (ignore)
2020 Jan 6 - 12:01pm
We found an interesting Tweet thread, which has some very interesting facts about the Australian bushfires. For the sake of not distorting the thread as it’s not our Twitter account, this thread is published here unamended (apologies for the bad …
Tags: junktag (ignore), Australia, bushfire

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