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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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Tibet publishes rare books of King Gesar epic

LHASA, March 12 (Xinhua) –– Four more books on the Epic of King Gesar have been published, as part of efforts to preserve the 1,000-year-old epic, according to researchers in Tibet Autonomous Region. The Epic of King Gesar has about 200 episodes and is believed to be the one of …

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Tibet intensifies protection of environment

LHASA, March 8 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has invested heavily in protecting its environment over the past five years, the regional government said Thursday. The region has spent a total of 25.4 billion yuan (4 billion U.S. dollars) on eco-compensation to local residents for protecting the plateau’s …

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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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