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A surge in China-Afghan trade

BY HUJJATULLAH ZIA Trade volume between China and Afghanistan has increased, and both sides continue to show a tendency toward more commercial exchanges. China carries increasing weight for Afghanistan in terms of trade since Sino-Afghan economic ties have grown stronger in recent years. The Afghanistan-China Air Corridor was opened in …

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Looking after road to Tibet

XINING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) — Every night around midnight, Yu Benfan hears the long whistle of a passenger train from Lhasa as it whooshes through Wangkun station, comforting him and his fellow workers. Just before dawn, not far from Chumar River station in the hinterland of the Kunlun Mountains, incessant …

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Kashmir suicide bomber radicalized after beating by troops, parents say

A suicide bomber who killed 44 paramilitary policemen in Indian-controlled Kashmir joined a militant group after having been beaten by troops three years ago, his parents told Reuters on Friday. Relatives of Adil Ahmad Dar, who according to police carried out the suicide attack on the Central Reserve Police Force …

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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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