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US campuses need to teach true history of Tibet

By Zhang Yi The University of California San Diego (UCSD) announced Thursday that the 14th Dalai Lama has been invited to address graduating students at commencement in June and speak at a second event on campus that will be open to the public. The announcement has triggered strong opposition from …

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Cold Start doctrine may not escalate India-Pakistan tensions

Some news outlets recently reported that General BipinRawat, India’s new army chief, acknowledged in an interview earlier this year the existence of Cold Start doctrine, which, according to India Today, is “developed by the Indian Armed Forces to put to use in case of a war with Pakistan,” and is …

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Tibet’s tourism makes progress

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — The tourism industry in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has reached a new height. During the Spring Festival holiday this year, about 310,000 tourists visited the region, an annual increase of 7.9 percent. Tourism revenue rose 9.3 percent year on year to 259 million yuan …

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Road to reach last two towns in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — A road will finally reach the last two towns in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region this year, according to a regional official. “All towns in the region will have highway access in 2017,” said SonamChosphel, an official with Tibet Transport Department. “Gyalasa and Gandeng in …

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America can’t be great again without China

By Zhao Minghao With Donald Trump officially taking office as the 45th US president, the discussion on the future of Sino-US relations has intensified. Amid myriad uncertainties, one certain thing is that in the coming months, the bilateral relations will be bumpy, which might have lasting effects beyond the scope …

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Trump’s ambitions challenge Modi’s ‘Make in India’


By Long Xingchun and Rishika Chauhan Since the US presidential election in November, analysts and academics around the world have spent considerable time and effort in predicting President Donald Trump’s possible policies on domestic and international issues. A common thread in the ensuing analysis is the “uncertainty” attached to the …

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Kashmiri youth: Symbol of hope

By  Yaseen The people of Indian Held Kashmir have been suffering atrocities for decades, sometimes things escalate and sometimes they die down but never have the Kashmiris been able to live a day in peace. Pakistan has always supported its Kashmiri brethren and has always tried to highlight their stance …

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Xi’s Davos attendance highlights China’s responsibility

By Ni Feng President Xi Jinping is the first Chinese head of state to take part in the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, scheduled from January 17 to 20. The theme for this year’s gathering is Responsive and Responsible Leadership. As President of the world’s second-largest economy, Xi’s attendance is …

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TPP demise hints US leadership in Asia-Pacific losing legitimacy

By Li Haidong Six departing US ambassadors in Asia, including Max Baucus, the ambassador to China, recently wrote to the US Congress in their last-ditch plea to call for continued support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that concerns the US “credibility as a trade partner and a leader” in the …

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