South Asia is moving away from its past regional security architecture rapidly. Ongoing geopolitical developments can have a long-standing impact, especially on regional security matters. Foreign ministers of the G7, the world’s prominent democracies and advanced economies, held an in-person meeting from May 2-3 which voiced support for Taiwan and Ukraine. A dedicated discussion was conducted on China’s motives and other global concerns ranging from climate change and human rights issues to gender equality. Officials from Australia, India, South Africa, South Korea and Brunei joined as guests.

Taiwan was included for the first time with observer status in the World Health Assembly which is the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The status will permit Taiwan to be part of the annual meeting to be held from May 24 to June 1. China responded by denouncing the G7 joint testimony, saying it was unpleasant…

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