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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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Shoton Festival to be held in Tibet

LHASA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is planning a host of cultural events for an upcoming traditional festival in the regional capital Lhasa. The Shoton Festival, also known as the Yogurt Banquet Festival, is a week-long extravaganza that has been held since the 11th century. It …

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New Silk Roads tell the story of Asia

Peter Frankopan’s (Frankopan) book, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, has been an unexpected hit in the UK, staying on best-seller lists for weeks. What does Frankopan, a historian at Oxford University and director of the Oxford Center for Byzantine Research, think of the Chinese “Belt and …

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15 August: Black day for Kashmiris

By Tabassum Kashmiris observe 15 August (Indian Independence Day) as black day every year. They express full hate against India and condemn Indian imperialism for continuously refusing Kashmiris right of self-determination. They also inform the whole world about Indian atrocities against unarmed Kashmiris male, female and children which are struggling …

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Tibet to hold 3rd tourism, culture expo

LHASA,Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Tibet will hold its third tourism and culture expo on Sept. 10 to 16 in the regional capital Lhasa. About 1,500 officials, experts and representatives will attend the Third China Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo, said Wang Wenpei, deputy head of the expo organizing committee on …

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Indian Home Minister’s failed visit to Pakistan

By Shokat Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Pakistan on August 3, this year to participate in the 3-day conference of the interior ministers/home ministers and other delegates of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member states, held in Islamabad. Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit came at …

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Indian visa policy should look to long term

By Shi Lancha Given its unusual sensitivity, the Indian authorities’ visa policies toward Chinese personnel often reflect the latest twists and turns in the Sino-Indian relations. Two recent events tellingly demonstrated this point. In the aftermath of India’s failed bid to join Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), which New Delhi blamed …

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Tibet receives over 6.8 mln tourists in H1

LHASA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — More than 6.8 million Chinese and foreign tourists visited southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first half of 2016, up 31.9 percent year on year, authorities said Thursday. Tourism revenue during the period increased by 32.1 percent year on year to 7 billion yuan …

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Unstable Nepal not good for India

BY M.K. BHADRAKUMAR Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Oli resigned on Sunday seeing the writing on the wall that his main coalition partner ‘Maoist’ leader Prachanda has struck a Faustian deal of power-sharing with the main opposition party Nepali Congress in a political conspiracy with domestic and external ramifications. The …

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Oli’s fall is good news for India, Prachanda likely to be next PM

By Indrani Bagchi NEW DELHI: As Nepal moved on Sunday to finally dislodge prime minister KP Oli+, it was a positive development so far as India is concerned. Faced with a no-confidence motion, Oli resigned on Sunday, paving the way for a Prachanda-led Maoist-Nepali Congress government in Kathmandu. While the …

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