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Tyranny of the majority

BY K.P. SHANKARAN It is a little known fact that democracy, which is today celebrated worldwide, was anathema to Mahatma Gandhi. His disdain for the institution of parliament was evident when in 1909, writing in the Hind Swaraj, he described it “a costly toy of the nation”. Gandhi was, of …

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The real intention behind Trump’s NATO withdrawal card

BY ZHANG JIADONG Over the course of 2018, US President Donald Trump privately told his advisers many times that he would consider pulling his country out of NATO if other members did not change the military alliance’s policies, especially increasing their military budgets. Once he even claimed that the US …

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Tibet border regulation expanded

An updated border regulation which specifies the areas under its coverage in Tibet took effect on Sunday, amid a growing incidence of separatist and terrorist activities. The designated border areas under the new regulation now include land ports, trade zones and scenic spots, expanding the scope of the old regulation …

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CPEC potential for IOR

M ROAHSN THE Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. It includes a wide variety of races, cultures, and religions. The level of political stability, the quality of governance, demographic pressures, ethnic and sectarian tensions, and the pace of economic growth …

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Another Canadian misstep on China over Huawei

BY SHAWN RAYSON Many Canadians became aware of the firing of Ambassador to China John McCallum, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Saturday. McCallum’s dismissal came after he told the Toronto Star, that “if (the US) drops the extradition request, that would be great for Canada.” McCallum already stirred public opinion …

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Tibet sees first wedding behind bars

LHASA, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — An inmate at a prison in Lhasa has become the first person to get married behind bars in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the prison said. The prisoner is a 34-year-old man serving a sentence for robbery at the regional prison. The facility did not release …

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Retail sales of consumer goods soaring in Tibet

LHASA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — The retail sales of consumer goods in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is expected to exceed 50 billion yuan (about 7.46 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018. The regional bureau of commerce said retail sales of consumer goods hit 54.58 billion yuan in the first 11 …

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China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has first 5G base station

XINING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau recently had its first 5G base station opened in the city of Xining, Qinghai Province, according to the Qinghai subsidiary of telecom firm China Mobile. The service was opened last week. Currently, part of the city’s downtown area is covered by 5G …

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