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Tech know-how modernizes China’s century-old industrial city

BY XINHUA WRITERS WANG JINYE, WANG HONGFENG AND LI LAIFANG SHIJIAZHUANG, June 23 (Xinhua) — With the head sheaves whirling on top of the derrick, the century-old No.1 pit of the Kailuan colliery still lifts coal from deep underground. The icon of the old industrial city of Tangshan is also …

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Foreign powers behind the PASHTUN TAHAFFUZ MOVEMENT

BY M CHAUDRY Three people were killed and five soldiers injured in a clash between security forces and Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) protesters on May 26, this year in North Waziristan. In this regard army’s media wing DG of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor said: “a group …

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May should have quit at least a year ago

BY SWAPAN DASGUPTA One of the things I like best on a longish domestic flight is to read the London newspapers. I barely have time to justify my expensive subscriptions during the political season in Delhi. However, a flight, undisturbed by an eager co-passenger, over-anxious to discuss politics with a …

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India-US tariff tiff goes beyond trade

BY PALLAB BHATTACHARYA It has finally happened. The trade conflict between India and the United States has broken out as New Delhi ended its almost year-long wait for a negotiated settlement and came up with a retaliatory step imposing higher tariffs on import of 28 high-value agricultural items from the …

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Hong Kong an internal not international issue

BY XU HAILIN Violence broke out during the demonstration on June 12 in Hong Kong and some continuation took place. How to handle the issue is China’s internal affair, which has nothing to do with the US or any other Western country. They have no idea how to settle the …

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Panchen Lama elected leader of Buddhist Association in Tibet

LHASA, June 24 (Xinhua) — Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, the 11th Panchen Lama, has been elected as the president of the Tibet Autonomous Regional Branch of the Buddhist Association of China, replacing Zhukang Tubdankezhub. Zhukang Tubdankezhub, who turns 64 this year and had led the regional branch of the Buddhist Association …

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Man on a mission

BY GAUTAM GAMBHIR Cricket and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are the flavours of the season. There is a cricketing analogy that applies to PM Modi. The difference between a good batsman and a truly great batsman is not just about averages but is also about certain aspects on the field. …

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