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China Focus: Archaeologists explore prehistoric ruins at west Tibet

LHASA, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — A group of archaeologists are leading field explorations of prehistoric ruins in the high-altitude region of sparsely populated west Tibet. Over 30 specialists from Tibet and other provinces are leading the field trips in Ngari Prefecture, located 4,500 meters above sea level in the west …

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Fair understanding of Belt and Road initiative

By Fabio Massimo Parenti Is the Belt and Road initiative (BRI) a strategic tool of Beijing or a geopolitical lever to confront the West? Is BRI comparable to the old Marshall Plan, the US-led project at the beginning of the Cold War to confront the Soviet Union? Many in the …

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Independence Day of Pakistan Special

Message from Mamnoon Hussain, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Independence Day of Pakistan on 14 August, 2018 I felicitate fellow Pakistanis on the auspicious occasion of our 71nd Independence Day. This day refreshes our enthusiasm and rejuvenates our resolve to work for the progress and prosperity of …

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BY C. RAJA MOHAN Indian organizers, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) expressed “grave concern and dismay” at the incident, MEA stated in a press release. It is not often that China’s envoys to Delhi find time to visit Punjab. That is what Luo Zhaohui did last week. Besides wearing a …

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Tibet sets up tech incubator

LHASA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — A tech incubator was officially open on Wednesday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The incubator, invested by Lhasa Science and Technology Bureau, covers 16,000 square meters, with an investment of 16.2 million yuan (about 2.35 million U.S. dollars), the bureau said. …

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Tibet border town sees trade boom

LHASA, July 31 (Xinhua) — Gyirong, a township in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region near the border with Nepal, has seen booming trade. From January to June, about 75,332 tonnes of cargo cleared the port, up 32.8 percent year on year, said Liu Jian, deputy chief of the Gyirong port …

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A century of fall and rise: China’s railway miracle

BY KOU JIE 1876, Shanghai. A hurtling locomotive pushed its way through paddy fields, ignoring the apprehension and disapproval of locals. Forcibly built by the British, the Woosung Railway, China’s first commercial railroad, served as an accomplice to plunder China’s wealth, which dissipated as clouds of steam faded into the …

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A new world order will likely arise only from calamity

BY ALI WYNE President Trump’s remarks in recent weeks — contending that fellow NATO members “owe [the United States] a tremendous amount of money,” labeling the European Union a trade “foe” and calling Russian President Vladimir Putin “a good competitor,” for example — have heightened the anxiety of observers who …

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The cycles of violence in Kashmir and UN

BY RESHAM SHARMA HISTORY has witnessed many freedom movements world over. The struggles sooner or later succeeded with varying price tag ranging from few hundred to some thousands lives. Unfortunately, there is a freedom movement which is on for the more than seven decades and is still anticipating its triumph. …

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