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Indian Dalits protests

BY ROSHAN IN a shocking judgment the Supreme Court of India has eased the bars imposed in a special law [called The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 or the Atrocities Act)] that deals with the cases of persons accused of offenses against the members of …

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CPEC-BRI and global survivability

BY YAWAR Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its flagship project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have inherent global appeal. They have the potential to survive smoothly to unleash torrent of economic vibes to all recipient countries, even beyond them. At a time when protectionism and Brexit have been taking heavy …

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India: Asia’s radioactive elephant?

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BY MUHAMMAD WASHINGTON deems Delhi as a responsible nuclear state (though it still remains out of the NPT) and advocates her membership of nuclear suppliers group while already easing its way through the Missile Technology Control Regime and Wassenaar Arrangement. This time, it was India’s Army Chief General Bipin Rawat …

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Xi-Modi meeting to show diplomatic wisdom of China, India

Chinese President Xi Jinping will have an informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 27-28 in the Central China city of Wuhan, foreign ministers of the two countries announced in Beijing on Sunday. Indian leaders attach importance to reciprocity in diplomacy. After visiting China in 2015, Modi …

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Emerging alliance against Modi

BY NAYAR WHEN former Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that they would not allow the BhartiyaJanata Party (BJP) to return to power, she hinted at a joint action on the part of the Opposition. It also means that she does not want Prime Minister NarendraModi to be elected for the …

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Iron brothers

BY YAO JING ON April  9th, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived at Sanya, China, to begin his trip to the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018. Linked by common mountains and rivers, China and Pakistan are close to each other as the lips are to the teeth. As …

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US-China trade war a sign of Trump’s risky brinkmanship

By Chen Chenchen US President Donald Trump is sending mixed signals on trade policies against China which seem self-conflicting. On Tuesday the Trump administration unveiled a list of more than 1,300 products imported from China that could receive a 25 percent tariff. However, just one day later Trump sent a …

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Pakistan, Tajikistan and CPEC

BY AMEEN REPUBLIC of Tajikistan, formerly part of the erstwhile Soviet Union, has an area of 143,100 square kilometers and a population of 7.5 million. This beautiful country borders with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan Afghanistan and China. It is separated from Pakistan by the Wakhan Corridor in north-eastern Afghanistan. This narrow strip …

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India imperiling regional security

BY ARSHAD FOR well over a year Indian security forces are persisting with the violation of cease fire agreement of 2003. During 2017 Indian security forces fired across the LOC 1,900 times killing 254 people including civilians and soldiers deployed along the line. Since January till date more than 150 …

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US needs to consider human rights proposal of China

BY LIU LULU   A Chinese resolution calling for “mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights” was adopted by an overwhelming majority, 28:1, at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. The US cast the only “no” vote on the resolution, with Western countries including Australia, …

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