Kalinga Seneviratne

Kalinga Seneviratne

Dr Kalinga Seneviratne is a Sri Lankan-born journalist, media analyst and international communications expert based in Singapore

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Opinion | The West defined terror for 20 years. Now China wants to define democracy

In fighting the ‘war on terror’, the West has seen its democratic rights and freedoms eroded. With much of the international community fed up with the West’s weaponising of human rights, China is pushing back with its own definition of democracy.

In fighting the ‘war on terror’, the West has seen its democratic rights and freedoms eroded. With much of the international community fed up with the West’s weaponising of human rights, China is pushing back with its own definition of democracy.

The West defined terror for 20 years. Now China wants to define democracy
11 Sep 2021 - 1:30AM
Opinion | To lay coronavirus conspiracy theories to rest, both the US and China need to be transparent

The allegations of biowarfare surrounding this pandemic should prompt a review of the Biological Weapons Convention and states’ compliance with it.

The allegations of biowarfare surrounding this pandemic should prompt a review of the Biological Weapons Convention and states’ compliance with it.

To lay coronavirus conspiracy theories to rest, both the US and China need to be transparent
18 Feb 2021 - 6:08AM
In Australia, a Sikh community thrives where racial animosities are cast aside

Descendants of indentured Punjabi labourers have turned a small pocket of rural New South Wales into a wealthy farming community.

Descendants of indentured Punjabi labourers have turned a small pocket of rural New South Wales into a wealthy farming community.

In Australia, a Sikh community thrives where racial animosities are cast aside
17 Mar 2021 - 4:28PM
China’s belt and road extends to Kyrgyzstan, but are new transport links worth all that debt?

Beijing’s partners in Europe and Southeast Asia command much attention at the Belt and Road Forum, but there is much China-backed development in Central Asia – and much concern over whether Kyrgyzstan will pay back the billions it has borrowed.

Beijing’s partners in Europe and Southeast Asia command much attention at the Belt and Road Forum, but there is much China-backed development in Central Asia – and much concern over whether Kyrgyzstan will pay back the billions it has borrowed.

China’s belt and road extends to Kyrgyzstan, but are new transport links worth all that debt?
27 Apr 2019 - 8:43PM
China’s squeeze on Australian coal nothing to do with Huawei’s 5G ban. Really?

Beijing and Canberra have been quick to deny that politics is behind the delays that have hit Australian coal imports. To sceptics, it’s a case of protesting too much.

Beijing and Canberra have been quick to deny that politics is behind the delays that have hit Australian coal imports. To sceptics, it’s a case of protesting too much.

China’s squeeze on Australian coal nothing to do with Huawei’s 5G ban. Really?
6 Mar 2019 - 5:09PM
Opinion | The West is upset about Sri Lanka’s sacked PM, but it’s not about democracy
  • Prevailing media narrative does not reveal the internal tensions and external pressures that saw former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sacked, while new leader Mahinda Rajapakse’s budget later this month could legitimise his rule
  • Prevailing media narrative does not reveal the internal tensions and external pressures that saw former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe sacked, while new leader Mahinda Rajapakse’s budget later this month could legitimise his rule
The West is upset about Sri Lanka’s sacked PM, but it’s not about democracy
6 Nov 2018 - 7:06AM