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China-US competition: marathon, not boxing


On May 10-11, famous American think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies organized two symposiums in Washington, DC, with the themes “Global Economic Order and China-US Relations” and “China-US Relations in the Past 40 Years”. Nearly 200 figures from US political and think tank circles, including Senators, attended the …

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Resolving China-US trade row a hard fight

US China trade fight

BY ZHAO MINGHAO The latest round of trade talks between China and the US has come to an end. Although the two countries didn’t sign any agreements, they exchanged ideas on issues including expanding US exports to China, bilateral services trade, two-way investment and protecting intellectual property. The two countries …

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India’s unemployment problem

BY PRAVEEN CHAKRAVARTY AND JAIRAM RAMESH In January this year, the Prime Minister made this statement: “7 million new jobs created in 2017”. The statement draws on false conclusions of a study by two economists. Here is another: “10-12 million young people join the workforce every year and 7 million …

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Shining India and Jinnah’s portrait

BY JAMIL STUDENTS of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in India are currently holding demonstrations to protest against removal of Jinnah’s picture from students’ union hall. The union has had a tradition of bestowing lifetime membership on eminent personalities. Jinnah was honoured in 1938, two years prior to Lahore Resolution when …

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New city inaugurated in China’s Tibet

LHASA, May 7 (Xinhua) — Nagqu in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region was officially reclassified as a city on Monday. Nagqu, previously a prefecture, officially became the city with the highest altitude in China. Nagqu has now become the sixth prefecture-level city in Tibet, following regional capital Lhasa, Qamdo, Xigaze, …

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Tibet’s tourism revenue up 47 pct in Q1

LHASA, May 7 (Xinhua) — Tibet has seen  dramatic growth in tourism revenue in the first quarter this year. From January to March, Tibet welcomed 1.06 million tourists, up 49.5 percent from a year ago. Total tourism revenue also rose 47 percent to 1.26 billion yuan (198 million U.S. dollars), …

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Harvest season for caterpillar fungus in China’s plateau region

XINING, May 7 (Xinhua) — About 1.2 million people — herdsmen, farmers, traders — have headed for the hills in northwest China’s Qinghai Province to dig caterpillar fungus. The worm grass, known in China as “winter-worm summer-grass,” is one of the most precious medical materials in traditional Chinese medicine, along …

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Indian planning against CPEC of BRI

By Kiran INDIA, which has been opposed to China since it received a drubbing from it in the 1962 Sino-Indian War, spares no stone unturned to denigrate it. Pakistan was never accepted as a sovereign state by India and every machination in the Chanakyan book on guile and deceit has …

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India is a grossly unequal country

By Rahul Ahluwalia,Yamini Atmavilas & Nachiket Mor India is the second most unequal economy in the world after Russia, according to a 2017 Oxfam report entitled “An economy for the 99%”. More sobering is the fact that even the people we might consider to be middle class in India are …

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China opposes U.S. resolution on Tibet issue

BEIJING, April 27 (Xinhua) — China on Friday expressed opposition to a U.S. Senate resolution on the reincarnation of Dalai Lama, saying it has interfering in China’s internal affairs. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a question regarding Tibet issue …

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