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B&R making advances in South Asia

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Since China proposed the Belt and Road project in 2013, there has been heated discussion outside China, especially in South Asian countries adjacent to China. What are the considerations and concerns of South Asian countries toward this initiative? How can China address their concerns and boost cooperation? At the conference …

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Indian worry over China-Nepal drill outdated

By Liu Zongyi China and Nepal kicked off their first-ever joint military exercise, code-named “Sagarmatha Friendship 2017,” on April 16 at Nepal Army’s Para Training School in Kathmandu. The drill will last 10 days and its main purposes are counterterrorism and disaster relief. It was said the two countries initially …

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New Delhi must avoid turning Sino-Indian ties into confrontation

By Long Xingchun China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs announced earlier this month that it has standardized the names of six places in South Tibet. “The competent authorities in charge of managing China’s geographical names were exercising their lawful rights in publicly releasing these names in accordance with Regulations on the …

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Asians must stand against Western vulgarity

By Li Jun An  A Vietnamese-American doctor, David Dao, was brutalized by United Airlines on April 9. He lost two front teeth and suffered from a concussion after being beaten and dragged off the plane like an animal by airport security. But many people fail to recognize the degree to …

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New Delhi using Dalai as diplomatic tool harms Sino-Indian ties

By Liu Jianxi The 14th Dalai Lama has been invited by New Delhi to Tawang, a disputed region on the China-India border this week. The Dalai Lama is expected to be received by India’s Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju this time, a move that gives the trip some official implications. …

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Summit expected to cement Sino-US ties

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By Li Haidong Following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Beijing trip, the upcoming China-US summit has become the topic of heated discussions for media and think tanks. An early meeting, anticipated by many, will play a significant role to consolidate and promote the Sino-US relationship. The Beijing-Washington relationship is …

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Belt, Road new approach to improve global economy, trade

By Liu Jianxi New Zealand became the first Western developed country to ink a cooperation deal with China on the One Belt and One Road initiative Monday. “We have been interested in this initiative since President Xi Jinping first announced it,” New Zealand Ambassador to China John McKinnon said earlier …

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India over-sensitive on China’s engagement in South Asia

By Ai Jun At the invitation of the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka and Nepal, China’s State Councilor and Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan on Sunday embarked on a visit to the two South Asian countries. As observers started to predict that the tour could unnerve New Delhi, such analysis …

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Behind the “RAW” tirade

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By Subir Bhaumik Why would Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina fire a salvo like this ahead of her India visit in April by accusing Indian intelligence agency RAW and the US embassy of bringing down her government in 2001? Those who blame Hasina as pro-India may be shocked. BNP secretary …

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