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Another Kashmiri leader martyred

By Shoukat Protests erupted after Indian security forces martyred 22-year-yound Kashmir leader Burhan Wani on July 8, 2016. A new wave of Indian brutalities has set in with the martyr of an eminent leader. Despite a curfew in the Indian-held Kashmir and brutal tactics of Indian police and other security …

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Foreign experts marvel at rapid development of Tibet

LHASA, July 10 (Xinhua) — Foreign researchers and journalists attending the Forum on the Development of Tibet have been awestruck by what they have seen in the regional capital Lhasa. The Tibetan miracle is the result of massive effort by the Chinese government to foster productive enterprises, said Mewati Sitaram …

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Panchen Lama to give rare Buddhist ritual in Tibet

LHASA, July 12 (Xinhua) — Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu will give an important four-day Buddhist ritual known as Kalachakra in Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in Xigaze, southwest China’s Tibet, later this month. The temple and the Buddhist Association in Xigaze jointly announced on Tuesday that the Kalachakra service will last …

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India’s intolerance on minorities and anti-Pakistan moves

India which apparently, claims to be the largest democracy, acting upon the principles of liberalism and secularism has broken all the records of violence, genocide and massacre perpetrated on various ethnic and religious groups, entailing the community of its own lower castes. Taking note of the growing intolerance and plight …

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US announces expansion of trade preferences for LDCs

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Washington, D.C. – The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) office announced the Annual Product Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This measure adds new duty-free status for travel goods – such as luggage, backpacks, handbags, and wallets – for Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Countries (LDBDCs), including Nepal. …

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Tourism booms on plateau after 10 years of Qinghai Tibet Railway

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LHASA, June 23 (Xinhua) — Tuotuohe River Station maybe small but it is an important stop along the Qinghai-Tibet railway, the world’s highest altitude train line, which links the Tibetan capital Lhasa in southwest China and Xining, capital of Qinghai in the northwest. Tuotuohe is about 4,000 meters above sea …

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Belt, Road a boon to Central, Eastern Europe

BY ZHAO MINGHAO Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently on an official tour to Serbia and Poland. He visited the Czech Republic in March. China has been embarking on a connectivity-oriented foreign policy. Central and Eastern European countries have played an increasingly vital role in China’s diplomacy and they are …

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Beyond Torkham border gate

In his policy statement, Sartaj Aziz, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs said in Parliament that, Pakistan has informed the Afghan Government about the construction of border gate at Torkham. He further explained that, “When Afghan authorities expressed their reservations; we took them into confidence and told …

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U.S. does not support “Tibet independence”: Kerry

BELGRADE, June 18 (Xinhua) — The United States maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China and does not support the independence of Tibet, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. During a telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Kerry said the U.S. policy on …

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China to accelerate Tibet’s clean energy development

LHASA, June 17 (Xinhua) — China will speed up the development of clean energy in Tibet Autonomous Region from 2016 to 2020, under the principle of “putting the environment first,” according to an energy official. The initiative will boost the local economy and increase strategic reserves of clean energy, Nur …

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