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Kashmir is sliding into disaster

By P Chidambaram The people of the Kashmir Valley have alternated between hope and despair. J&K has seen good times and bad times, but the present time seems to be the worst of times. (Representational) I have written many times on the situation in Jammu & Kashmir with particular reference …

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Tibet to improve maternal, infant mortality rates by 2020

LHASA, May 10 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will reduce maternal and infant mortality rates to under 80 per 100,000 and 12 per 1,000 respectively by 2020, local authorities said Wednesday. By 2020, the average life expectancy in the region is expected to reach 70 years. The mortality …

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Belt and Road: promoting healthy globalization

By Ng Yau Man The Belt and Road initiative (B&R) has entered a new development stage. Heads of state and government from 29 foreign countries attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 14 and 15. President Xi Jinping made a keynote speech, proposing the …

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Pelosi, Dalai Lama stage show before their political exit

Just as the China-US relationship is getting back on the right track after experiencing some ups and downs, 77-year-old House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is seen very much as clinging to power way past her prime, has found a chance to highlight herself by playing the Dalai Lama card. …

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Belt and Road can ease imbalance in globalization

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By Huang Renwei The current problems brought by globalization are the result of contradictions between global productivity distribution and global production relations. After more than three decades of development, global productivity distribution has witnessed fundamental changes. Nowadays, developing and developed countries are jointly participating in the global industrial chain, supply …

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‘One country, two systems’ cannot be divided

By Cong Peiying On April 29, Wang Zhenmin, head of the Legal Department of the central government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, said at a seminar that an independence movement has been permeating Hong Kong in recent years and if Hong Kong’s autonomy becomes a tool to confront the central …

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Tibet’s tourists to take to the skies from August

LHASA, May 8 (Xinhua) — Tourists in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, will be able to enjoy helicopter tours from August this year. DawaPuncog, chairman of the Potala Tourism and Culture Group in Lhasa, said the first two helicopters will be delivered in June. The maiden flight …

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Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

LHASA, May 6 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure. In a circular released Friday, the regional forestry bureau said that any crossing at the Changtang National Nature Reserve (CNNR) will …

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