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This essay tries to place the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) within the context of China's experiences with Central Asia. I argue that while this emphasis on Central Asia is new, we see, too, that the SCO's attempt to project Central Asia as an area of prime concern in global politics reveals China's historic obsession with this “near other”. I trace this obsession with Central Asia to Chinese foreign policy from the Song through the Yuan (Mongol) and Ming periods. In its history, China has always played off its northern border -symbolised by the Great Wall - against the maritime border which is, by its very nature, fluid and expansive. The SCO actually reveals once again China's fear perception of its northern border. History and memory cast long shadows, even in strategic studies which deny long-term trends in history. How long before China starts a similar exercise for the Indian Ocean, an exercise for which Shanghai has a locational advantage?

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Since the initiation of large-scale development in late 1970s, the Mahaweli River basin in Sri Lanka has experienced significant changes. However, no comprehensive study has been undertaken so far to evaluate the impacts of river regulation on associated ecosystems including floodplains in the downstream. The present study was aimed at identifying the impacts due to both river regulation and other anthropogenic activities on inland floodplain habitats (locally known as villus) located along the final stretch of the River Mahaweli before reaching the Indian Ocean. Four villus, Handapana (HAN), Bendiya (BEN), Karapola (KAR) and Gengala (GEN), were selected for the study. HAN and BEN can be considered as highly influenced (HI) by river regulation while KAR and GEN as less influenced (LI) due to their respective locations. Due to the absence of pre- regulation vegetation data, HI villus were compared with LI villus in order to explore any potential impacts of river regulation. Vegetation was enumerated using belt transect method. To find out other on-going anthropogenic impacts on these villu ecosystems, a survey was conducted using 100 individuals living in two villages located nearby. The results revealed some significant modification in the composition and the diversity of the vegetation, most possibly due to river regulation and other on-going anthropogenic activities. However, the most notable changes were recorded in the herbaceous layer. Some native aquatic herbaceous species have been completely absent over the period of two decades since the developmental activities begun, while some exotic invasive aquatic species (Eichhornia crassipes) dominated the herbaceous layer in HI villus threatening the survival of the remaining native species. Density and richness of lianas too diminished significantly in HI villus perhaps due to changes of micro-habitat conditions as a result of river regulation and also due to over-harvesting for commercial purposes. The results suggest that these ecosystems have been altered over the years due to culmination of factors including altered flow regimes following river regulation and some on-going human influences. The present study highlights the importance of regulating such human influences on villus including fishing and extracting cane and reed in order to protect these vulnerable ecosystems for future generations. The potential of these ecosystems to develop ecotourism has also been emphasized.

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of London 21 , 382 – 383 . Rowson , B ., Tattersfield , P . and Symondson , W. O. C . ( 2010 ): Phylogeny and biogeography of tropical carnivorous land-snails (Pulmonata: Streptaxoidea) with particular reference to East Africa and the Indian

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Orvosi Hetilap
Authors:
Magda Antal
,
Andrea Regöly-Mérei
,
Katalin Nagy
,
Lajos Biró
,
Szabolcs Péter
,
Györgyi Arató
,
Csaba Szabó
,
Natália Lásztity
, and
Éva Martos

Zimmer, P. Z., Collins, V. R., de Courten, M. P. és mtsai: Is there a relationship between leptin and insulin sensitivity independent of obesity? A population-based study in the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius. Int. J. Obes., 1998, 22 , 171

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A SARS-CoV-2-pandémia hatása a vérkészítmény-felhasználásra a Pécsi Tudományegyetemen

Effect of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on blood product usage at the University of Pécs

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Authors:
Sándor Pál
,
Barbara Réger
,
Tamás Kiss
,
Hussain Alizadeh
,
András Vereczkei
,
Attila Miseta
,
Árpád Szomor
, and
Zsuzsanna Faust

Indian Ocean, 2005 to 2007. Transfusion 2008; 48: 1333–1341. 6 Pisani G, Cristiano K, Pupella S, et al. West Nile virus in Europe and safety of blood transfusion. Transfus

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. (1981) The status of bats on Western Indian Ocean islands with special reference to Pteropus. Mammalia 45 , 205-238. The status of bats on Western Indian Ocean islands with special reference to Pteropus

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Sixth- and Seventh-Century Elephant Ivory Finds from the Carpathian Basin •

The Sources, Circulation and Value of Ivory in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Elefántcsonttárgyak A 6–7. Századi Kárpát-Medencében

Az Elefántcsont Forrása, Forgalma És Értéke A Késő Ókorban És A Kora Középkorban
Archaeologiai Értesítő
Authors:
Ádám Bollók
and
István Koncz

Muziris in the Wider Perspective of the Subcontinent’s Long-distance Networks . In: Mathew , K. S . (ed.): Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris: New Perspectives on Maritime Trade . London – New York , 307 – 338 . Cobb , Matthew 2016

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and diversification of Vanilla planifolia (Orchidaceae) in Reunion island (Indian Ocean) . – Amer. J. Bot. 95 ( 7 ): 805 – 815 . http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.2007332 Chanway, C. P. ( 1996 ): Endophytes: they’re not just

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Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands. Sida , Norwich, UK . Rodil , I.F. , Lohrer , A.M. , Hewitt , J.E. , Townsend , M. , Thrush , S.F. and Carbines , M . 2013

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of Lemurian (Indian Ocean-East African) species and endemic East African species. Triangle: Colura humbertii. - Ring: Colura saroltae The new species, C. cataractarum, represents a small group within section Colura characterised by the hood

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