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What’s driving China’s One Belt, One Road initiative?

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By Junhua Zhang Since 2013, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative has become the centrepiece of China’s economic diplomacy. The essence of OBOR is to promote regional and cross-continental connectivity between China and Eurasia. The ‘One Belt’ and ‘One Road’ refer to China’s proposed ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and …

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India’s growing frustration

By Jaml Despite the fact, India has failed to isolate Pakistan; it has had many setbacks during the last few months, and its frustration is obvious. Pakistan held naval exercise in which 37 countries took part including the US, Russia and China with the theme ‘Together for peace’, which is …

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Tibet’s poor build brighter future in new village

LHASA, March 1 (Xinhua) — Sanyou is not a traditional Tibetan village name. Translated as “three haves,” the name is shortened from “have health, house and jobs.” The new village is along a plateau river in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. Its name reflects the heartfelt hopes of some …

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An aircraft repairman in Tibet

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) —  At 8 a.m., when he hears a passenger plane has landed at Lhasa Gonggar Airport, Phuten rushes from his office to the tarmac with a stack of repair lists. Phuten, a Tibetan, 46, is an aircraft repairman at Gonggar airport, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. …

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Tibet to build 42,000 affordable houses in 2017

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will build 42,000 affordable houses this year to improve housing conditions of more than 100,000 people, local authorities said Monday. Tibet will speed up reconstruction of urban shanty towns this year and expand renewal areas into key towns, border ports and …

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Tibet’s 2nd largest airport terminal starts operation

LHASA, March 6 (Xinhua) — The second-largest airport terminal in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region started operation Monday. The new terminal, the sixth to open in Tibet, is located at NyingchiMainling Airport. It covers an area of 10,300 square meters and will be able to handle 750,000 passengers and 3,000 …

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India should have an open mind toward CPEC

By Yu Ning Many observers consider the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) an important opportunity, not only for the potential economic benefits it brings to China and Pakistan, but also because it allows greater cooperation among nations in the region. Yet, it has made neighboring India apprehensive. Indian Foreign Secretary S …

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Sikhs cry for justice

By Chandio SINCE 1984, countless Sikhs have been killed in India. The roots of the Sikh dilemmain India are very complex with the main factors being inadequate recognition of Sikhism as a separate religion and the Punjabi language coupled with mistreatment from the successive Indian governments since its formation in …

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NDS-RAW behind Lahore terror attack

By Sajd At least 13 people were killed and 85 injured on February 13, this year when a suicide bomber struck outside the Punjab Assembly on the Mall Road in the eastern city of Lahore, Pakistan during a peaceful protest of the chemists and pharmacists against a new law. Seven …

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