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Is social media polarising society?

BY ADVAITA KALA Think about it: 1.49 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily; every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter; and since its inception, over 40 billion photographs have been posted on Instagram. We live in a world where we aren’t only consumers of …

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BRI is changing economic, political dynamics

Editor’s Note: Five years on, European countries still hold mixed views on the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative (BRI) toward which there has been no unified EU policy. How to go behind the understanding of European countries on the initiative? What can be done to dispel suspicions? Global Times (GT) …

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China-US trade truce set to benefit world

BY ZHAO MINGHAO Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump’s meeting in Argentina on Saturday yielded results that boosted the confidence of both countries and the world. The US agreed to hold off on raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 percent and the …

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What is behind India’s politics of renaming?

BY WILLIAM GOULD The movement to change India’s national symbolism under the BJP deliberately targets the principal ideas underpinning the vision of India as a secular state. YOGI Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and well known Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Hindu-right hardliner, announced a change of name of …

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Challenges linger in China-India border talks

BY ZHANG JIADONG Chinese and Indian special representatives reached important consensus on boundary issues during their 21st round of talks over the weekend. Both sides agreed to take measures to deepen trust while strengthening communication and coordination over border issues. After 20 rounds of talks by generations of leaders, the …

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China reaching deeper and deeper into Nepal

BY BERTIL LINTNER “The Night Train to Kathmandu”, a 1988 surrealistic American movie set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, mixed fantasy and reality as a young woman traveled from India to the Nepalese capital in search of a non-existent city above the clouds. Of course, at that time there …

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India’s Hybrid wars and hegemonic designs

M ROSHAN QUITE a few treatises, articles and books have been written by renowned authors that expose India’s machinations and hegemonic designs. Published in 2017, the book titled “Machinations of RAW in Transitional Nepal” authored by Nepalese scholar Dr. Shastra Dutta Pant provides a deeper insight into the RAW’s covert/overt …

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RCSC observes 62nd anniversary of Nepal-Russia relations

By Our Reporter On 16 November, a solemn event dedicated to the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Russia took place. The event was organized by the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in cooperation with the Nepal-Russia Friendship and Cultural Association, Mitra Kunj …

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‘Debt trap’ slur shows West’s double standards

BY SHEN SHIWEI “Debt trap” diplomacy in Western media has become more of a political propaganda than economic analysis despite facts from recipient countries making it clear that China is a major economic contributor and not involved in laying out a debt trap. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta asked in a …

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