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BRI in context of peace, sustainability

BY IQBAL THE Indian Ocean Region (IOR), an important trade zone of the world, includes a wide variety of races, cultures, and religions. Today, the true spirit of Silk Route is being considered a historic and cultural heritage of India Ocean Region (IOR) that symbolizes communication and cooperation between the …

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India’s hegemonic designs irk neighbours

By Ali LAST month, Maldives opposition led by former president Mohammed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party expressed concern that Abdulla Yameen government’s move to call for all-party talks was an attempt to ease international condemnation over its recent actions and a time-buying tactic. The alliance of Opposition parties in the Maldives …

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Indian Army says its equipment is obsolete and not ready for war

By Saikat Datta In its direst warning to India’s Parliament yet, the Indian Army’s top brass stated that deep budgetary cuts have severely eroded its capabilities to fight a war. “The budget of 2018-19 has dashed our hopes and most of what has been achieved has actually received a little …

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B&R initiative boosts Caucasus economies


BY WENDY MIN China’s Belt and Road initiative (B&R) has spanned the globe and injected vitality during a period of economic slowdown and stagnation. My encounter with locals during my trip through the Caucasus region has provided interesting observations on what China is doing, the country’s image, Belt and Road …

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Constitutional changes for better governance

BY EVANDRO MENEZES DE CARVALHO In the year that celebrates the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, the country begins a new chapter in its history: the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The expression, which sums up the thought of Chinese President Xi Jinping, is the realization …

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US risky Indian obsession

BY AHMAD IT’S commonly believed that in order to demonstrate its Indian obsession, Washington seems to irrationally curtail its regional role in South Asia at a time when its global role has already been declining. Christopher Layne, distinguished Professor of International Affairs and Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security …

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Shunning Dalai Lama helps heal Sino-Indian relations


BY SU TAN According to reports, Tibetan separatists in India recently cancelled a rally and prayer meeting to be held in New Delhi in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Dalai Lama fleeing China. This came after the Indian government reportedly told ministers and senior officials not to attend …

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How to read a China-India encounter

BY AMIT BARUAH Differing Indian interpretations of a brief May Day exchange between China’s Chairman Mao Zedong and India’s charge d’affaires Brajesh Mishra in 1970 delayed the return of an Ambassador to Beijing by six years. The diplomatic opening to India from the Chinese came after years of non-contact and …

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Xi Jinping thought common aspiration of CPC, people

BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — An article under the byline of Xuan Li stressed that the proposal to write Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into China’s Constitution is a common aspiration of the whole Party and Chinese people. The Communist Party of China …

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India, China try to reset ties ahead of Modi’s SCO trip

BY INDRANI BAGCHI NEW DELHI: India and China are preparing for a series of high-level interactions leading up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in June and both sides are expected to tone down some of the hardline approaches that have characterised bilateral …

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