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Gradually burying non-alignment

By Harsh V. Pant In a move of great significance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not attending the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, currently taking place in Venezuela’s Margarita Island. Instead, India is likely to be represented by vice-president Hamid Ansari on 17-18 September. NAM was founded in Belgrade in …

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Panchen Lama carries out religious activities in Tibet

LHASA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu has performed a series of religious and social activities in Tibet Autonomous Region during the past two months. The Panchen Lama went to Ngor Monastery in Xigaze on Thursday, paying respects to Buddha and giving head-touch blessings to …

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Self-determination of the Kashmiri people: True solution

By Gen. Raheel Sharif Today we have gathered to pay tribute to those martyrs and heroes of the Nation whose unmatched sacrifices, courage and sense of duty has enabled us to breathe in an independent and respectable country. The war of September 1965 is a glorious chapter of our national …

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‘One country, two systems’ takes root in Hong Kong

In the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) election held Sunday, it is reported that the pro-establishment camp won 41 out of 70 seats, similar to the proportion in the last LegCo election. What’s notable is that within the opposition camp, localist hopefuls won six seats. Nathan Law, 23, who was …

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Senior EP member impressed by Tibet’s modernization

By Zhai Wei, Song Ying BRUSSELS, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Although thin air forced him to inhale oxygen and made him unable to walk properly for two days, the recent trip to China’s southwestern autonomous region of Tibet has left a deep impression on Nirj Deva, a senior member of …

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Tibet holds third tourism, culture expo with record global delegates

LHASA, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — The third tourism and culture expo kicks off in Lhasa, capital of Tibet in southwest China, on Saturday. About 400 overseas guests, who were foreign ambassadors in China, diplomatic corps from Northeast Asia and South Asia, foreign journalists and overseas merchants from 15 countries and …

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After India-US pact, Pak reveals defence agreement with China

By Omer Farooq Khan ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s cabinet has approved a long-term defence agreement with China, a local newspaper reported on Sunday. The Express Tribune reported that the approval was given after PM Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting in Lahore on July 15 upon his return from London. The revelation comes …

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China urges U.S. not to support “Tibet independence”

HANGZHOU, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) — President Xi Jinping said Saturday that China hopes the United States would honor its commitment in Tibet-related issues and not support secessionist activities by “Tibet independence” forces. He made the remarks when meeting with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the eve of a G20 …

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Shoton Festival begins in Tibet

LHASA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Celebrations for the traditional Shoton Festival began in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday. The Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet Festival, is a week-long extravaganza that has been held since the 11th century. It was originally a religious …

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