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Tibet holds third tourism, culture expo with record global delegates

LHASA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — The third tourism and culture expo kicks off in Lhasa, capital of Tibet in southwest China, on Saturday. About 400 overseas guests, who were foreign ambassadors in China, diplomatic corps from Northeast Asia and South Asia, foreign journalists and overseas merchants from 15 countries and …

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After India-US pact, Pak reveals defence agreement with China

By Omer Farooq Khan ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cabinet has approved a long-term defence agreement with China, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. The Express Tribune reported that the approval was given after PM Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting in Lahore on July 15 upon his return from London. The revelation comes …

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China urges U.S. not to support “Tibet independence”

HANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping said Saturday that China hopes the United States would honor its commitment in Tibet-related issues and not support secessionist activities by “Tibet independence” forces. He made the remarks when meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the eve of a G20 …

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Shoton Festival begins in Tibet

LHASA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival began in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday. The Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet Festival, is a week-long extravaganza that has been held since the 11th century. It was originally a religious …

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Deepening ties with Myanmar serves China’s interests

By Wang Wenwen Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi kicked off her five-day visit to China Wednesday. It is her first to Beijing as well as her foreign debut outside ASEAN after taking office in April. Contrary to the subjective view that a democratic Myanmar will lean toward the …

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India second most ‘unequal’ country: Report

By IANS NEW DELHI: India is the second most “unequal” country in the world after Russia, with millionaires controlling more than half of its total wealth, a report by Johannesburg-based wealth research firm New World Wealth said earlier this week. In India, 54 per cent of its wealth is controlled …

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Ignorance, colonial legacy divide India and China: Amitav Ghosh


Indifference and ignorance plague India’s relations with China but that could change with increasing people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, Indian author Amitav Ghosh has said. Ghosh, whose acclaimed Ibis Trilogy novels focus on the East India Company-led opium trade between India and China, finds the unfamiliarity surprising. “What is …

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China will get involved if India foments trouble in Balochistan


By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China will have “to get involved” if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan, an influential Chinese think tank has warned India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech is the …

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Modi’s Independence Day boasting


By Eqbal Comments and analyses continue to pour-in about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day gaffe. The United States held out a categorical assurance to Pakistan that it did not support independence for Balochistan. State Department reiterated commitment to Pakistan’s territorial integrity and distanced itself from India’s effort to …

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