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Hong Kong elects six ‘democracy activists’: China gets jitters

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Hong Kong elects six ‘democracy activists’: China gets jitters

Hong Kong completed its elections, and the results are out. Some say that the outcome of last Sunday’s election for Hong Kong’s legislature has been a political blow to the Chinese regime, because six political activists who were prominent in the protests in 2014 against Beijing’s anti-democratic strictures have been elected. Anyway, this shows that […]

Modi lends Vietnam $500 million, will China see Red?

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Modi lends Vietnam $500 million, will China see Red?

India said on Saturday (Sept 3) it is lending Vietnam some  US$500 million (Indian Rs 38,500 million) to boost defence ties. The latest security deal between the two nations seeks to counter Beijing’s muscle-flexing in the South China Sea, say observers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement during a visit to Hanoi, which has […]

Nepal PM walking the tight-rope between China and India

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Nepal PM walking the tight-rope between China and India

KATHMANDU  – Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda sent one of his trusted lieutenants from the insurgency period as a special envoy to China. He seeks to clear confusion over the future of agreements signed by his predecessor. In a balancing act, officials said Prachanda would send another deputy, Bimelandra Nidhi, a member of the Madhesi […]

Giant Panda gives birth to pigeon pair!

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Giant Panda gives birth to pigeon pair!

CHENGDU, June 23 :A female panda called Xingya gave birth to the first pigeon pair this year on Thursday in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding told ChineseMedia on Thursday. The new borns came hot on the heels of this year’s first twin cubs, also born at the base, […]

Why PM Modi rushed to Iran this month…

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Why PM Modi rushed to Iran this month…

The last week of May eventful indeed! Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Iran, President Pranab Mukherjee made a trip to neighbouring China. These two visits show that relations with Tehran and Beijing play an important role in New Delhi’s foreign policy. India and China are rivals. They share the global stage as members […]

Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

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Only 10 % of mentally ill get treated in India!

India and China together have a third of the mentally ill people in the world,but they don’t have enough mental health  services! India and China together account for one-third of global burden of mental illness, higher than the total of all developed countries and yet most people with mental disorders in these two nations do […]

Pakistan depends on  China to bolster ageing Navy fleet

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Pakistan depends on China to bolster ageing Navy fleet

Is the Pakistani Navy in trouble? Reports say that Pakistan’s naval modernization plans aren’t taking off. No discernible progress is being made on efforts to modernize and expand the surface and sub-surface fleet, says Defense News. Pakistan is trying to beef up the security of its deepwater port of Gwadar, and the fear is that […]

Chinese dragon devours world’s forests for fancy chairs

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Chinese dragon devours world’s forests for fancy chairs

While China clamps down on logging within its borders, illegal Chinese loggers are merrily felling the world’s forests  for the sake of teak floors and fancy chairs, says a report on ‘global post’. In late July, 153 Chinese nationals were handed life sentences for illegal logging in Burma’s northernmost Kachin state, a region abundant with […]

On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

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On Dalai Lama Birthday, Tibetans threatened!

Chinese authorities in Tibet are tightening restrictions across the region as the birthday of the exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (July 6) approaches, according to Radio Free Asia. Displays by Tibetans of the Dalai Lama’s photo or public celebrations of his birthday have been met with harsh punishment in the past. In 1959, the […]

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