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China-India relations aren’t simply black and white: By Lin Minwang  in Global Times, 2016/8/24

The author is associate professor of the Institute of International Relations at China Foreign Affairs University.
This year marks an eventful time in China-India relations. At the beginning of the year, India media collectively criticized the Chinese government, alleging China adopted double standards against terrorism. In June, India suffered a setback in its bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) after the group’s members, including China, opposed the bid but India has singled out China for barring membership. In July, India refused to renew visas for three journalists working for …

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A state-owned Chinese power company under indictment in the US pressed American nuclear consultants for years to hand over secret technologies and documents they weren’t supposed to disclose — and in some cases it got them, several of the consultants have told the FBI.
Summaries of the consultants’ interviews with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation were filed this month in a federal court where the company, China General Nuclear Power Corp. (CGN), has been charged with conspiring to steal nuclear technology.
The FBI documents surfaced shortly after the same company …

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Some hostel operators in Guangzhou said police have ordered them to turn away guests from five Asian and Middle East nations until mid next month.
Hostels in various parts of the city have confirmed to the South China Morning Post that local police asked them to turn away guests from Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan starting from this week.
The 11th Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Cooperation and Development Forum was being held in Guangzhou on Thursday and Friday, while the G20 leaders’ summit will be hosted in the eastern Chinese city …

PAK SCENE - ARMY/POLICE/ISI/COURTS, PAK US AFGHAN TIES »

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It has been clear for some time now that there has been a gradual and perhaps lasting decline in the US-Pakistan relations; even if we consider the notoriously fickle and contingency based nature of the bilateral relationship. The Afghan theatre is closed now, and Pakistan’s status as the prime regional ally is no more – as was expected.
But the military deals between the two nations, which had been the mainstay of Pakistan’s defence equipment procurement regime, and which were expected to continue beyond the Afghan conflict, seem to be going …

Afghan Scene »

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At least 30 Taliban insurgents were killed in a series of air and ground raids in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.
The provincial police commandment in a statement said Thursday that the operations were conducted in the restive Haska Meena district jointly by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
The statement further added that the dead bodies of at least 5 Taliban insurgents were left in the area and the Afghan forces confiscated a PK machine gun and 4 Ak-47 assault rifles belonging to the militants.
The Taliban militants group has …

Afghan Scene »

[26 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

The attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul ended early Thursday morning after security officials gunned down at least two insurgents.
Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the attack was ended after 10 hours at 5am local time.
According to him, at least 13 people including seven students of the American University, two security guards of the university, one official from the Visually Impaired Vocational High School and three soldiers.
Nearly 35 people including nine soldiers were wounded in the attack, he said.
“The attacker used the Visually Impaired Vocational High …