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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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1,500 new words, expressions added to Tibetan vocabulary

BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) — Nearly 1,500 new words and expressions have been added to the Tibetan vocabulary. A national committee on standardization of the Tibetan language  released the words and expressions, which have largely emerged in  Mandarin Chinese since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China …

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U.S.-China trade disputes to hit America’s heartland harder than expected

By Peter Mertz DENVER, the United States, April 30 (Xinhua) — American farmers have been bracing for a tariffs race between the United States and China ignited by the Trump administration — economic shots that would likely hurt America’s historic heartland. Since China’s response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs …

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The China-India-Nepal triangle

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai While Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali was in China from April 16-21, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked India to be a part of new development projects in Nepal. “Whether it’s China or India, our two countries shall be happy to see Nepal’s new development after …

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Indian media focus on mutual trust at informal Xi-Modi summit

NEW DELHI, April 29 (Xinhua) — Indian newspapers on Sunday reported on the just-concluded informal summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi, with their focus on the two leaders’ pledge to enhance mutual trust. Major local English-language newspapers carried lead stories about the conclusion Saturday of …

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Indian Dalits protests

BY ROSHAN IN a shocking judgment the Supreme Court of India has eased the bars imposed in a special law [called The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989 or the Atrocities Act)] that deals with the cases of persons accused of offenses against the members of …

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CPEC-BRI and global survivability

BY YAWAR Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its flagship project China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have inherent global appeal. They have the potential to survive smoothly to unleash torrent of economic vibes to all recipient countries, even beyond them. At a time when protectionism and Brexit have been taking heavy …

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