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Beijing won’t follow Washington’s footsteps in politics

BY SU TAN Western media have recently paid tremendous attention to China’s political system. Their reports and analyses have one thing in common: They observe the Chinese political system through a typically Western prism and on that basis draw their conclusions. China has indeed drawn upon advanced Western experiences, including …

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Strategic significance of CPEC

BY ALI The geographical location of a country determines its role in the world politics. It denotes that critically how beneficial or non-beneficial one country is to the others in terms of the social, economic and political aspects. Strategically, Pakistan is located at a very significant geo-strategic place on the …

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Why West does not understand ‘two sessions’

BY SONG LUZHENG The 2018 plenary sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are around the corner. The most important annual political meetings are known as “two sessions.” In times of globalization and the Internet, …

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Tibet lifts 530,000 people out of poverty in 5 yrs

LHASA, March 2 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region had lifted 530,000 people out of poverty during the five years to 2017, the regional poverty relief office said Friday. At the end of 2017, about 330,000 Tibet residents still lived below the regional poverty line, defined as a per …

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Sikhs victim of Indian human rights violation

BY RIAZ Ethnic and religious insurgency in India knows no bounds. There are more than 22 Indian states which are plagued with separatist movements. The most visible is Indian Occupied Kashmir, where Indian forces have tried to subdue the Muslims through brute force and since 1989, when the Kashmiris arose …

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US frightened by its own mirror image

BY GUO XIAOBING In his report titled “Coping with Surprise in Great Power Conflicts” for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Mark F. Cancian, a senior adviser at CSIS, tries to bridge Graham Allison’s thoughts on the Thucydides Trap and Ghost Fleet’s vivid description of future war. The …

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Let Asia be for Asians

BY NASIR THE economically strengthening China, eager India, confident Japan, re-emerging Russia and the ‘mighty’ US have created extreme vulnerabilities and imbalance in Asia. Peace and prosperity of this region in particular and of the world by and large is relative to shared relations between these real powers. The Asian …

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China can offer lessons to US in protecting human rights

BY YU NING Thousands of protesters, led by survivors of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, congregated at the Florida State Capitol building Wednesday. Their message: Never again. Never again will a murderer purchase a gun easily. Never again will a school be riddled by a mass …

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New Delhi’s US-backed “Chinese containment” strategy in the Afro-Indian Ocean

BY ANDREW KORYBKO India’s American-backed anti-Chinese “containment” strategy seeks to have New Delhi establish control over crucial nodes along the Sea Lines Of Communication (SLOC) in the Afro-Indian Ocean, but the country’s plans are being thwarted by China’s ingenuity in crafting asymmetrical workarounds to these future chokepoints. Background Dynamics Make …

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For India, it should be neighbourhood first

BY M. K. NARAYANAN As India’s salience in global matters grows — amply demonstrated recently by the presence of 10 leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at India’s Republic Day celebrations, the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest …

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