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For India, it should be neighbourhood first

BY M. K. NARAYANAN As India’s salience in global matters grows — amply demonstrated recently by the presence of 10 leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at India’s Republic Day celebrations, the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest …

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Is democracy dying?

BY GAUTAM ADHIKARI The masthead of the Washington Post carries an ominous warning these days: “Democracy Dies In Darkness”. Not a simple declaration like “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, which the New York Times carries in its masthead, or this newspaper’s “Let Truth Prevail”. The Post is asking …

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Tibet’s former “village of beggars” prospering

LHASA, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — From a beggars’ conclave to a boomtown, Paryu Village in Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, has undergone a complete facelift over the past ten years. Located in northern Tibet, at 4,800 meters above sea level, Paryu has a harsh natural environment. In 1994, 73 people …

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Tourism booming in Tibet during holiday week

LHASA, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region received about 216,400 tourists from home and abroad from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, the first four days of the week-long Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, up 30.7 percent compared to the same period last year, the regional tourism development …

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India’s meddling in Maldives internal affairs triggers crisis

By Cheng Xizhong It is widely believed that the political crisis in Maldives has been precipitated by India’s interference in its neighbor’s internal affairs. As political upheaval broke out in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, New Delhi was quick to respond. “It is imperative for all organs of the government …

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Indian hierarchy system stifles development

BY DING GANG The Siasat Daily, an Indian Urdu language newspaper, posted on its English website a list of the number of VIPs in the world’s major countries. India tops the list with a staggering 579,092 VIPs, far more than the 435 in China and the 252 in the US. …

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Kashmir: the subcontinent’s unfinished dispute


BY RAHMAN The independence declared by the British government through India Independence Act 1947 will remain incomplete if the problem of Kashmir persists. Kashmiris have been fighting against the Indian occupation and sacrificing their lives. The bleak aspect of the problem is that the United Kingdom, the United States and …

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Suspicion over China’s Polar Silk Road rooted in misunderstanding


BY CHEN ZINAN On January 26, China’s State Council Information Office published a white paper – China’s Arctic Policy, which set out the country’s basic stance, policy goals, principles and major policies and positions regarding its engagement in Arctic affairs. The white paper is to “make the positioning clear.” China …

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Stable power supplied to China’s smallest township in Tibet

LHASA, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) –– With a population of only 32 in nine households, Yumai, China’s smallest township, now has a stable power supply, local township authority said. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas near the border with India, Yumai township is some 200 kilometers from the county seat …

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Tibet’s foreign trade rebounds in 2017

LHASA, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) –– Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region saw its foreign trade rebound in 2017. The total value of imports and exports in the region rose 13.9 percent to 5.885 billion yuan (934.4 million U.S. dollars) last year. Tibet’s foreign trade fell for two consecutive years following the …

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