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Western officials ignored Myanmar’s warning signs of genocide

BY JUSTIN LYNCH ONE year ago, on August 30, 2017, Myanmar’s military began a bone-crushing massacre against its Muslim Rohingya minority in the village of Tula Toli. Survivors told me they saw dismembered bodies floating in the river. Rape was widespread. An 11-year-old boy described watching soldiers burn his grandmother …

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The Other India

By Govind Bhattacharjee Last year, the Prime Minister envisioned a new and vibrant India by 2022, to bring about what he described as “dramatic improvement in overall socio-economic development of backward districts”. Niti Aayog dutifully came up with a list of 115 most backward districts, including 35 affected by left-wing …

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India playing wily game with US, Russia and China

By Liu Zongyi The twice-postponed two plus two ministerial dialogue between the US and India took place on September 6 in New Delhi, during which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis held talks with their Indian counterparts – External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj and Defense Minister …

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BRI envisions great win-win global connectivity

In the fall of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed the formation of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, today known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) while visiting Kazakhstan and Indonesia. This year marks BRI’s fifth anniversary. As reported by Western …

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Top political advisor stresses poverty relief, religious work in Tibet

LHASA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — China’s top political advisor Wang Yang has called for more efforts in poverty relief and religious work to ensure prosperity, development and lasting stability in Tibet Autonomous Region. Wang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the …

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India’s controversial Afghanistan dams

BY SUDHA RAMACHANDRAN INDIA is expected to begin work on the $236 million Shahtoot Dam project on the Kabul River in Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Scheduled to be completed in three years, the dam has evoked concern in the lower riparian country, Pakistan. In addition to reducing water flow …

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Imran Khan assumes office, high hopes of Pakistani people

Cricketer-turned-politician and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday in presence of several leaders and cricketers. Imaran became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan 22 years after he joined politics quitting cricket. The oath-taking ceremony was administered by President …

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Doklam a year on: Bhutan more worried about India than China

BY AJAI SHUKLA Last week, an Indian parliamentary panel fluttered the dovecotes in Thimphu – Bhutan’s idyllic capital – by recommending New Delhi encourage Bhutan to deploy more soldiers in the disputed Doklam area, where a year ago several hundred Indian and Chinese soldiers stood eyeball-to-eyeball, raising real fears of …

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Ancient tombs provide clues to mysterious civilization in Tibet

LHASA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — Chinese archaeologists have excavated more than 20 tombs thought to be around 2,000 years old in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The excavation, an important part of ongoing joint field explorations in Ngari Prefecture, was launched by Sichuan University in early July. According to Huo …

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