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Another Canadian misstep on China over Huawei

BY SHAWN RAYSON Many Canadians became aware of the firing of Ambassador to China John McCallum, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday. McCallum’s dismissal came after he told the Toronto Star, that “if (the US) drops the extradition request, that would be great for Canada.” McCallum already stirred public opinion …

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Pandora’s Box in the Internet era

BY EINAR TANGEN THE Internet was originally conceived as an open, global information highway connecting a new kind of global community without borders, a place where free exchange of ideas could not be regulated. Unregulated information and communication would spread knowledge, understanding, and enlightenment, which would usher in a new …

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Refutation of the right to self-determination and Republic Day

BY M ROSHAN THE Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on …

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Distressed Indian farmers set to determine fate of Modi government

BY SHASHI THAROOR When Narendra Modi led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a landslide victory in the 2014 Indian general election, he promised to be all things to all voters, eloquently promising achhe din (good days) for India. One of his target audiences was farmers; the agriculture …

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CPEC: Progressing the region

BY M ROSHAN CPEC – the signature project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is attaining new heights. Continuity and expansion in its base are the two elements that have paved the way for the success of this multibillion-dollar economic corridor. The development voyage was essentially revitalised with …

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West’s unease sprouts after lunar probe lands

BY YAN YUNMING Since China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander for the first time touched down on the mysterious far side of the moon on January 15, seeds carried by the spacecraft have sprouted, signaling the success of a unique biological experiment on the surface of earth’s only satellite. Notwithstanding some applause …

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Fear rules the minds of law-abiding citizens

By Anup Sinha In today’s world of uncertainty, people seek secure and predictable lives. This is not easy to achieve since change comes rapidly and unexpectedly, and all are supposed to adapt. One implication of fast changes in society is that adapting becomes difficult owing both to the novelty of …

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As China thinks big, the West languishes

By Elenoire Laudieri Since the beginning of modern history, which is commonly traced back to the discovery of America, the West has regarded itself as a universal civilization and has sought to impose itself, by any means necessary, on the rest of the world. For most of the last 200 …

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Modi Failed to Isolating neighbours

BY M ROSHAN INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has to have moral courage to speak the truth. Tensions between Pakistan and India could reduce only if there is change in Indian attitude and positive approach in communicating with Pakistan. Moreover continues interference in the international and external policies of the …

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How China fights poverty in rural areas

BY FABIO MASSIMO PARENTI In contemporary China, from its founding until today, the eradication of absolute poverty has been a priority. It could not be otherwise, given the disastrous conditions in which the Chinese population was torn apart by a century of invasions, civil wars and internal riots. In the …

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