The Neighbourhood/World
Two big winners from China's slowdown - William Pesek, Business Standard
How panicked were investors last week about China's stock market plunge? Enough to treat the Korean Peninsula, a place that was teetering on the brink of war, as a safe haven. Even as policy makers braced for renewed military confrontation between North and South Korea, the won staged a rally.
Russia still has a role - Ajai Shukla, Business Standard
During my visit to Russia last week (due disclosure: at the invitation of Rostec, the umbrella agency that oversees Russia's high-technology industry), I was struck by the changes from the days of the Soviet Union, as also by important similarities.
US Trump card against Indian immigrants - Raj Kamal Rao, Business Line
Most Indians have never heard of Donald Trump. He was a relative unknown even to most Americans until 2004. A television show, The Apprentice , changed all that. Hosted by Trump, the programme was a high profile job interview of sorts with all the bells and whistles of a reality game show. Eighteen people would compete for the opportunity to run one of Trump’s many companies.
The story so far: Weak Yuan, bellicose China - Claude Arpi, Pioneer
Communist leadership in China believes that China is ‘big and strong', but the Shanghai and Chinese stock exchanges have shown that China is shaky too. A weaker China may, however, become more aggressive. On Monday, the Shanghai Composite index dropped down by 8.52 per cent. Can you imagine, markets in China lost a paltry one trillion dollar as the sell-off deepened not only in Shanghai, but also in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The world’s markets followed suit and started crumbling.
Nepal: Blaming India for constitutional logjam unfair - Pioneer
It is unfortunate that certain leaders from Nepal have been blaming India for escalating the confrontation there over the proposed Constitution. With India already conveying its displeasure to the Government there on such statements, it is to be hoped that the Nepalese leadership will show restraint in making remarks that have the potential to not only worsen the situation there but also dent the cordial relations between the two countries, developed especially after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two quick visits to Nepal since assuming power and the various follow-up actions taken to deepen the ties.
The political risks in China’s economic crisis - Mint
China’s ongoing economic crisis—the wild swings in its equity markets and the precarious state of its financial system—is worrying for another reason. China is a big country, with Asia’s biggest army, and plenty of unresolved territorial disputes.
If China is brewing a global recession, this will shake Asia’s geopolitical order - Swagato Ganguly, Times of India
Growth may be the last priority in India, but it is the first priority in China. And thereby hangs a tale. China’s market crash is causing tremors worldwide, and many fear this to be the beginning of a global recession. If it happens, this recession would be a ripple effect of the global financial crisis of 2008-09 from which recovery has been weak. 
Loudspeakers and the Korean crisis - Gwynne Dyer, Pioneer
Having just been on holiday with two very strong-willed little boys aged eight and nine, this writer feels particularly well qualified to explain why the two Koreas have gone to the brink of war over some loudspeakers, but probably won't go over the edge. George and James could explain the process even better themselves, but child labour laws prevent them from writing for newspapers, so this writer will do it for them.
The new ‘two Chinas’ question - Richard N Haass, Mint
To anyone over the age of 60 who follows world affairs, the term “two Chinas” recalls the post-1949 competition for diplomatic recognition waged by mainland (“Red”) China and Taiwan, or, more formally, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China.
Why China's leadership has lost considerable credibility - Business Standard
The Shanghai stock market may have lost over 15 per cent on Monday and Tuesday alone, but what the Communist leadership in Beijing has lost in the past few weeks is much costlier: it has squandered a great deal of credibility.
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