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by Mahadi Al Hasnat in Dhaka tribune, July 21, 2017
The National Curriculum and Textbook Board’s (NCTB) much-hyped attempt at fixing the school textbooks criticised for their content may end in nothing, as board officials say they are not bringing any major changes to the books.
Faced with protests from cultural activists and secular groups, who deemed several changes brought to texts this year as a compromise to placate religious pressure groups, the government announced in April that an expert committee would be formed to recommend changes to 12 books.
But board officials …

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by Huang Xiaodong in Global Times Published: 2017/7/20 19:58:40
(the author is executive vice president of the Institute for Advanced Research of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. The article was compiled based on his speech in early July)
While there is much concern among the public about China’s local government debt and corporate debt, which are considered key sources of risk, the rising household debt and the consequent liquidity constraint should not be underestimated. Based on our research, the household debt problem has already become a huge hidden danger …


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by He Huifeng in South China Morning Post, July 21, 2017
At least two people were killed and 55 injured in gas explosions at restaurant in eastern China on Friday morning, according to a news website report.
The blasts occurred at about 8.35am at the building in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, Zjol.com.cn reported
Police believe the explosions were caused by gas cylinders in the restaurant.Windows were blown out and the street was littered with debris Nearby cars, taxis and buses were badly damaged in the blasts.
More than 20 passengers in one bus suffered …