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Europe and the stateless nations

By Cristina Font On September 18, 2014, Scotland held a referendum to decide whether it should be an independent country. Despite the Scots’ nationalism, the referendum returned a “no” with 55.3 percent of votes; those in favor of secession only polled 44.7 percent. Participation was unusually high (84.6 percent) for …

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How China’s new central leadership are elected

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BEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Xi Jinping was Wednesday re-elected general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) by a unanimous vote at the first plenum of the new Central Committee that was elected at the party’s twice-a-decade national congress. The plenum also elected the …

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Congress vision aligns with peace, development

By Xue Li The report delivered by Xi Jinping at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) introduced “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,” gave form to the basic strategy of adhering and developing socialism with Chinese …

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Why India is lawless ?

By Tavleen Singh In half-made countries like ours, violence lies just below a tenuous facade of order. It is unfortunate that we notice this only when the façade cracks, as happened last week when a mob of ruffians savagely attacked a Swiss couple in Fatehpur Sikri. Or when Muslim cattletraders …

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Why Kashmiris observe 27 October as black day

By Muhammad Raza Malik Background October 27 is the darkest day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir and the Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world observe it as Black Day. This is the day, when, in 1947, India sent its armed …

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CPC congress concludes, opening new chapter for new era

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BEIJING — The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded on Oct 24, enshrining Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the Party Constitution and installing a new Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). At …

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Full text of resolution on CPC Central Committee report

BEIJING — Following is the full text of the Resolution of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on the Report of the 18th Central Committee adopted on Oct 24 at the just-ended 19th National Congress of the CPC. Resolution of the 19th National Congress of the …

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