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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

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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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The spectre of non-Hindi resistance

BY GARGA CHATTERJEE A spectre is slowly but surely beginning to haunt the imperial forces of Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan ideology – this is the spectre of non-Hindi resistance under the banner of linguistic equality, state rights and federalism. All the powers of the deep Indian Union state have entered into an unholy …

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Beijing won’t follow Washington’s footsteps in politics

BY SU TAN Western media have recently paid tremendous attention to China’s political system. Their reports and analyses have one thing in common: They observe the Chinese political system through a typically Western prism and on that basis draw their conclusions. China has indeed drawn upon advanced Western experiences, including …

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Strategic significance of CPEC

BY ALI The geographical location of a country determines its role in the world politics. It denotes that critically how beneficial or non-beneficial one country is to the others in terms of the social, economic and political aspects. Strategically, Pakistan is located at a very significant geo-strategic place on the …

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Why West does not understand ‘two sessions’

BY SONG LUZHENG The 2018 plenary sessions of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are around the corner. The most important annual political meetings are known as “two sessions.” In times of globalization and the Internet, …

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Tibet lifts 530,000 people out of poverty in 5 yrs

LHASA, March 2 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region had lifted 530,000 people out of poverty during the five years to 2017, the regional poverty relief office said Friday. At the end of 2017, about 330,000 Tibet residents still lived below the regional poverty line, defined as a per …

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