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Ignorance, colonial legacy divide India and China: Amitav Ghosh

Indifference and ignorance plague India’s relations with China but that could change with increasing people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, Indian author Amitav Ghosh has said. Ghosh, whose acclaimed Ibis Trilogy novels focus on the East India Company-led opium trade between India and China, finds the unfamiliarity surprising. “What is …

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China will get involved if India foments trouble in Balochistan

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China will have “to get involved” if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan, an influential Chinese think tank has warned India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to Balochistan in his Independence Day speech is the …

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Modi’s Independence Day boasting

By Eqbal Comments and analyses continue to pour-in about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day gaffe. The United States held out a categorical assurance to Pakistan that it did not support independence for Balochistan. State Department reiterated commitment to Pakistan’s territorial integrity and distanced itself from India’s effort to …

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Hangzhou G20 highlights global cooperation

By Ban Ki-moon The Hangzhou Summit will be the first G20 meeting of heads of state and government following last year’s adoption of four landmark global agreements: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and …

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New CPC chiefs of Hunan, Yunnan, Tibet appointed

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — Du Jiahao replaced Xu Shousheng as secretary of the Hunan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), according to an official statement on Sunday. Xu will no longer be a member of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee or its Standing Committee, the statement …

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Tibet wages war against plateau parasite

LHASA, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Medical workers from across China will carry out a survey in Tibet in an effort to control echinococcosis, also known as hydatid disease, a fatal parasitic tapeworm disease affecting China’s herding communities. A total of 920 doctors and medical workers, including 624 from Tibet and …

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American power in an age of disorder

By Barry Gewen Henry Kissinger’s most recent book was called, very simply, World Order. The title may be taken as ironic, for at present, Kissinger said, there is no such thing. “Our age is insistently, at times almost desperately, in pursuit of a concept of world order,” and unless the …

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Five years after Arab Spring

By Makhan Saikia Today, the Arab youth are in need of another revolution, not to overthrow any autocrat or a dictator but to ensure that they have a definite future. Five years after the Arab Spring, the situation in many countries of the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) is …

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India’s ‘silent war’ on Pakistan

By Javed Silent war is a kind of warfare with another state in which the ruler and his ministers— and, unknowingly, the people— acted publicly as if they were at peace with the opposing state, but all the while secret agents were busy assassinating important leaders in the other state, …

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G20 summit in China a new launchpad for global economy

For a world economy mired in a prolonged downturn, the G20 summit next month could be the light at the end of the tunnel. Eight years after the global financial crisis, the recovery remains slow and fragile. The current global economic growth environment is mediocre, featuring rising unemployment, soaring debt, …

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