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Beijing’s goodwill shown in India joining SCO

By Long Xingchun India and Pakistan were finally admitted as full members to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Friday at its 2017 summit in the Kazakh capital of Astana. A common concern from the international community is that the two historic enemies may bring their bilateral contradictions into the …

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In Kashmir, India is witnessing its Gen. Dyer moment

By Partha Chatterjee There are chilling similarities between the justifications advanced for the actions of the British Indian army in Punjab in 1919 and those being offered today in defence of the acts of the Indian army in Kashmir. “It was my duty – my horrible, dirty duty,” the general …

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Geopolitical bias blinds India to benefits of cooperation with China

By Liu Jianxi China denied accusations that its military helicopters had violated India’s airspace on Monday. Reports from India claimed that the Chinese aircraft had been seen hovering over the “Barahoti sector” of the China-India boundary. China’s foreign ministry responded to the reports, saying they were “regular border patrols” on …

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Why India should rethink Belt and Road

By Amitendu Palit Asian regional connectivity will significantly change in design and capacity due to the Belt and Road Initiative that comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. This ambitious China-led connectivity plan links the continents of Asia and Europe through an integrated network of …

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Consolidating sovereignty over Hong Kong imperative for China

By Ng Yau Man David Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, reminded Hong Kong of the urgency in comprehensively and accurately implementing the policy of “one country, two systems” and the Basic Law in Beijing late last month. At a high-ranking symposium to commemorate …

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Never forget Operation Blue Star!

By A. Baig WHY Indira Gandhi chose a Sikh known as Major General Kuldip Singh Brar to storm the Golden Temple — the holiest place in Sikh religion? How Saint Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale turned into a terrorist from being a close and trusted associate of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi? Was …

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Kidnapping highlights risks along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Wang Wenwen A Chinese man and his wife who teach Chinese at a local language center were abducted from Quetta’s Jinnah Town, in Baluchistan Province in southwestern Pakistan Wednesday. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping yet. But it is worth noting that Islamic militants have often carried …

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Belt and Road initiative combines principles with reality

By Liu Jianxi A joint communiqué was issued by the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on Monday. While China’s proposals have received extensive support, a few EU member states refused to endorse part of another trade statement that China suggested, citing a lack of …

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Pragmatic Trump distances US from Taiwan

By Sun Xihui As in other aspects, the government of US President Donald Trump has marked a major shift in its position regarding Taiwan. From Trump taking a phone call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen and questioning the “One China” policy to later refusing to meet Tsai when she made …

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