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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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Modi’s Independence Day boasting

By Eqbal Comments and analyses continue to pour-in about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day gaffe. The United States held out a categorical assurance to Pakistan that it did not support independence for Balochistan. State Department reiterated commitment to Pakistan’s territorial integrity and distanced itself from India’s effort to …

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Hangzhou G20 highlights global cooperation

By Ban Ki-moon The Hangzhou Summit will be the first G20 meeting of heads of state and government following last year’s adoption of four landmark global agreements: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and …

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American power in an age of disorder

By Barry Gewen Henry Kissinger’s most recent book was called, very simply, World Order. The title may be taken as ironic, for at present, Kissinger said, there is no such thing. “Our age is insistently, at times almost desperately, in pursuit of a concept of world order,” and unless the …

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Five years after Arab Spring

By Makhan Saikia Today, the Arab youth are in need of another revolution, not to overthrow any autocrat or a dictator but to ensure that they have a definite future. Five years after the Arab Spring, the situation in many countries of the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) is …

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India’s ‘silent war’ on Pakistan

By Javed Silent war is a kind of warfare with another state in which the ruler and his ministers— and, unknowingly, the people— acted publicly as if they were at peace with the opposing state, but all the while secret agents were busy assassinating important leaders in the other state, …

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New Silk Roads tell the story of Asia

Peter Frankopan’s (Frankopan) book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, has been an unexpected hit in the UK, staying on best-seller lists for weeks. What does Frankopan, a historian at Oxford University and director of the Oxford Center for Byzantine Research, think of the Chinese “Belt and …

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