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Dynamics of politics controlled by media

BY MINHAZ MERCHANT You don’t need to watch the BBC or read The New York Times to gauge the appalling level of bias that infects the Western media in its reportage on India. Of course, it shouldn’t matter. The footprint of Western print and electronic media in India is shrinking. …

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Is social media polarising society?

BY ADVAITA KALA Think about it: 1.49 billion people on average log onto Facebook daily; every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter; and since its inception, over 40 billion photographs have been posted on Instagram. We live in a world where we aren’t only consumers of …

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BRI is changing economic, political dynamics

Editor’s Note: Five years on, European countries still hold mixed views on the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative (BRI) toward which there has been no unified EU policy. How to go behind the understanding of European countries on the initiative? What can be done to dispel suspicions? Global Times (GT) …

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China-US trade truce set to benefit world

BY ZHAO MINGHAO Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump’s meeting in Argentina on Saturday yielded results that boosted the confidence of both countries and the world. The US agreed to hold off on raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 percent and the …

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What is behind India’s politics of renaming?

BY WILLIAM GOULD The movement to change India’s national symbolism under the BJP deliberately targets the principal ideas underpinning the vision of India as a secular state. YOGI Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and well known Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Hindu-right hardliner, announced a change of name of …

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China opens astronomical science popularizing base in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — The plaque for astronomical science popularization base was unveiled at the Ngari Observatory in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region Tuesday. The base, which stands 5,100 meters above the sea level, is designed to be a unique center for astronomical science popularization and education by taking …

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Challenges linger in China-India border talks

BY ZHANG JIADONG Chinese and Indian special representatives reached important consensus on boundary issues during their 21st round of talks over the weekend. Both sides agreed to take measures to deepen trust while strengthening communication and coordination over border issues. After 20 rounds of talks by generations of leaders, the …

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The CPEC triad

M ROSHAN THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia adds great strength to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project, as being the 3rd Strategic Partner. Although Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have shared long lasting cooperative and brotherly relationship built mainly on mutual religious beliefs, yet in international politics, nations choose to …

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Tibet’s major airport receives 4 million passengers this year

LHASA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, the capital city of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has received a record 4 million passengers so far this year, local aviation authorities said Monday. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Tibet office, passenger volume at Gonggar Airport, …

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