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Chinese investment helps stabilize socialist rule in Vietnam

By Ding Gang As dusk descended and lights started to illuminate the streets, our car drove into Hanoi. Roads are smoother and wider than they were when I had my first visit to the city six years ago. Overpasses have emerged, and although motorbikes still dominate the highways, the number …

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Prioritizing actions against growing IS cyber-terrorism threat


Pramod Raj Sedhain Global terrorism dimensions are rapidly changing. International terrorist networks and their affiliates are growing tech-savvy. Terrorist groups have transformed their organizations from illiterate rural-based small militant groups to modern high-tech operational capabilities. Cyber space is becoming a key instrument of jihadists in their recruitment radicalization. Modern technological …

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Nepal risks missing chance with China

By Xu Liang Under the spotlight, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is popularly known as Prachanda, shook hands with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his tour in India last week. Yet in the picture published by The Himalayan Times, Prachanda was smiling cautiously. This is not an …

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Good ties with China, India in Nepal’s best interest

By Ai Jun “We talked with open heart and both countries found new ground to move forward.” This is how Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, described his just concluded four-day visit to India, his first overseas visit after assuming office. Ironically, it is reported that …

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Gradually burying non-alignment


By Harsh V. Pant In a move of great significance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not attending the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, currently taking place in Venezuela’s Margarita Island. Instead, India is likely to be represented by vice-president Hamid Ansari on 17-18 September. NAM was founded in Belgrade in …

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Self-determination of the Kashmiri people: True solution

By Gen. Raheel Sharif Today we have gathered to pay tribute to those martyrs and heroes of the Nation whose unmatched sacrifices, courage and sense of duty has enabled us to breathe in an independent and respectable country. The war of September 1965 is a glorious chapter of our national …

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‘One country, two systems’ takes root in Hong Kong


In the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) election held Sunday, it is reported that the pro-establishment camp won 41 out of 70 seats, similar to the proportion in the last LegCo election. What’s notable is that within the opposition camp, localist hopefuls won six seats. Nathan Law, 23, who was …

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Deepening ties with Myanmar serves China’s interests

By Wang Wenwen Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi kicked off her five-day visit to China Wednesday. It is her first to Beijing as well as her foreign debut outside ASEAN after taking office in April. Contrary to the subjective view that a democratic Myanmar will lean toward the …

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China will get involved if India foments trouble in Balochistan


By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China will have “to get involved” if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan, an influential Chinese think tank has warned India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech is the …

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