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TPP demise hints US leadership in Asia-Pacific losing legitimacy

By Li Haidong Six departing US ambassadors in Asia, including Max Baucus, the ambassador to China, recently wrote to the US Congress in their last-ditch plea to call for continued support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that concerns the US “credibility as a trade partner and a leader” in the …

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Tibet’s broadband users up 50 pct

LHASA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — The number of broadband users in southwest China’s Tibet increased by 50 percent in 2016 to reach 383,000 from 255,000 in 2015. At the end of last year, broadband reached 44 percent of Tibet’s families, according to Tibet Regional Telecommunications Bureau on Thursday. The region …

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Why solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris!

By Raza Malik Genesis of the Solidarity Day India has been subjecting the people of occupied Kashmir to the worst form of state terrorism since 1947 to suppress their struggle for securing their right to self-determination and to get rid of its illegal occupation. During all this period, Pakistan is …

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Poverty, glorious poverty

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By Tavleen Singh India has more ‘pro-poor’ political leaders than any other country. They have been very visible since the cash crisis hit us, competing raucously to prove that they are more ‘pro-poor’ than all the others. The Prime Minister noticed that his own credentials were being questioned and joined …

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Nepal-China joint venture airline starts operations in two new destinations

KATHMANDU, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Himalaya Airlines, a China-Nepal joint venture airline company announced on Tuesday it would fly to two destinations, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon, in its scheduled flights as it is receiving its second aircraft. Currently, the airlines has been conducting scheduled flights operations to Doha, Qatar and …

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Beijing won’t yield to US bullying over Taiwan

By Zhao Minghao Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen embarked on a nine-day visit on Saturday to Nicaragua, Salvador and Guatemala, with stopovers in the US. While Tsai did not meet with US President-elect Donald Trump or any members of his transition team during her US stay, she met with senior US …

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Pak-Russia ties in regional situation

By Hanf In the post cold war era Pakistan-Russia relations had already started improving. But Russia’s inclination towards Pakistan increased when it observed the successes of Pakistan in fighting the GWoT and it understood Pakistan’s strategic significance in the region in the context that Pakistan could play a central role …

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Pakistan hands over dossier on ‘India’s interference’ to UN chief

Pakistan has handed over a dossier on India’s alleged “interference” in the country to new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and asked the world body to play a role in “restraining” India from such activities. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador MaleehaLodhi delivered the dossier on “India’s interference and terrorism …

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China to set up gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — China is working to set up the world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes in Tibet Autonomous Region to detect the faintest echoes resonating from the universe, which may reveal more about the Big Bang. Construction has started for the first telescope, code-named Ngari No.1, 30 …

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Tubo period petroglyphs found in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) — Eight stone inscriptions found in Mangkam County in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have been confirmed as dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago, the county cultural relics bureau said Sunday. The bureau along with the county tourist bureau and …

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