South Asia

South Asia or Southern Asia is a term used to represent the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan SAARC countries and, for some authorities, adjoining countries to the west and east. Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Plate, which rises above sea level as Nepal and northern parts of India situated south of the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. South Asia is bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean and on land (clockwise, from west) by West Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. The terms "Indian subcontinent" and "South Asia" are sometimes used interchangeably.

The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka form the countries of South Asia. In addition, with deviating definitions based on often substantially different reasons, the British Indian Ocean Territory, Mauritius, and the Tibet Autonomous Region are included as well. South Asia is home to well over one fifth of the world's population, making it both the most populous and the most densely populated geographical region in the world. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) is an economic cooperation organisation in the region which was established in 1985 and includes all eight nations comprising South Asia.

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On 75th anniversary of independence, India, Pakistan need to redeem pledge

Anadolu Agency 14 Aug 2022
Journalist-turned-Pakistani politician Mushahid Hussain Syed said China was already a player in South Asia. He described the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which runs through Pakistan-administered Kashmir, as the key economic route linking South Asia with Central Asia....

Opinion | What if India and Pakistan actually got along? | Mint

Live Mint 14 Aug 2022
Know what ... Many Indians, most of all in south India, do not feel any special historical connection with Pakistan ... Pakistan is too close to China ... The geopolitics of South Asia are different, but they could still result in closer ties between India and Pakistan. China could threaten both countries, driving them toward a cooperative relationship ... ....

Love in a Time of Plague and War

Voa News 14 Aug 2022
A gym-fit Ukrainian with dark blond hair, Denysov was "breaking bad, drinking and smoking" in September 2019, with Bangkok another stop on a monthslong Asia trek. He had just broken up with his girlfriend in China. Netchanok had just broken up with her boyfriend in South Korea. They bonded as rebound buddies. Each had been married and divorced ... *** ... ***....

India-China relations cannot be normal unless border situation is: Jaishankar

Beijing News 13 Aug 2022
CPEC is a part of China's most ambitious project 'Belt and Road Initiative', aimed at renewing the country's historic trade routes in the coastal countries of south-east Asia ... Gwadar port, located on the Arabian Sea, will allow China to have a say in global energy economics as the ......

Xi Jinping and his guns of August

Taipei Times 13 Aug 2022
When it comes to generating popular support in China, nothing competes with asserting its claim over Taiwan ... Taiwan and others in Asia, including Japan and South Korea, as well as countries in Europe, have grown so dependent on access to the Chinese market and imports from China that, in a crisis, sanctions might not be a viable policy tool....

Abhijit Bhattacharyya | Beijing bully runs berserk: Taiwan today, India next?

Deccan Chronicle 13 Aug 2022
... unarmed) boats, sanctions-type acts aimed at Taiwan’s trade and commerce, the electronic media’s psy-war propaganda operations and, at an entirely different level, the high-visibility deployment of aircraft-carrier task force to the South China Sea are all in offing....

Will There Be Long-Lasting Repercussions for Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit?

Breakthrough News 12 Aug 2022
The United States has repositioned itself in the Western Pacific, Southeast Asia and South Asia, and taken this aggressive posture to ramp up its military provocations in the South China Sea, in the Taiwan Strait ... Biden took a trip to Asia and tried to enlist South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and other countries into this network....

Yunnan focuses on future as trade center

China Daily 12 Aug 2022
China has seen tremendous changes nationwide, from economic growth to environmental protection, from social improvement to cultural progress ... As Yunnan province in Southwest China is dedicated to building itself into a trading hub facing South and Southeast Asia, its people are looking to profit ... Ten photos from across China....

MSCI cuts weighting in two indices, raises one

Taipei Times 12 Aug 2022
In the Asia-Pacific region, only stocks in China, South Korea and Thailand were added to or removed from the MSCI Global Standard and Global Small Cap indices, it said. China saw the biggest hike in weighting in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, with a 0.27 percentage point raise, followed by Qatar with an increase of 0.03 percentage points....

How monsoon winds impact climate change by transporting pollutants into the upper atmosphere

Phys Dot Org 12 Aug 2022
Researchers found that rainfall increased over South Asia, which has been facing water scarcity over recent decades ... "The outflow is influenced by processes that occur throughout much of Asia, including China, the Himalayas, northern India, and even South-East Asia."....

Dire consequences of war in Taiwan

The Manila Times 12 Aug 2022
China claimed that the visit was an interference in Chinese domestic affairs ... This is clear in the "one China policy" being adhered to by most countries ... Surely, a war in Taiwan will disrupt the transport of goods from Asia to the rest of the world as trade routes in the South China Sea and the West Philippine Sea might not be safe for navigation....

China-U.S. Tensions: How Global Trade Began Splitting in Two

The Maritime Executive 12 Aug 2022
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has elicited a strong response from China ... In June, Apple moved some iPad production from China to Vietnam, albeit also because of growing demand in south-east Asia ... Days earlier, China had hosted the annual BRICS summit, which includes Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa....

Weaving a revival

China Daily 12 Aug 2022
At its peak, Chongming's homespun industry had 130,000 looms and manufactured related products that were sold around China and in South Asia. "Almost every local woman, aged over 50, on the island knows how to work a loom ... Fascinated by the craft since her childhood days, He started collecting the homespun fabric since 2000 ... 1/4 Next. ....

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