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By Minnie Chan in South China Morning Post, ug 1, 2017 at 11.54pm
From a rebel force 90 years ago to today’s multipronged military machine, China’s army – the world’s biggest – is marching rapidly into a new era to the drumbeat of President Xi Jinping.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) showed off the hardware achievements of its military modernisation at an anniversary parade in Inner Mongolia on Sunday, with analysts saying the show of force reflected Xi’s ambition to emulate the power of predecessors Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.
Xi, the Communist …

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Reuters report, Aug 2, 2017
China’s anti-corruption watchdog has said one of its former senior inspectors has been expelled from the Communist Party after an investigation found he had abused his position to receive bribes.
The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said in a statement on its website on Wednesday that Zhang Huawei, a vice-ministerial level inspector from the Central Inspection Team, had “lost his ideals and convictions” and damaged the reputation of the commission.
It said Zhang’s case would be referred for prosecution.
Zhang could not be reached for comment.
The CCDI’s inspection …

Business, China, Featured »

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by Sidney Leng in SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, Aug 2, 2017
The Chinese government likely will drop its annual gross domestic product target after the Communist Party of China’s 19th Party Congress this autumn, a research agency’s chief executive said on Tuesday.
Louis-Vincent Gave, co-founder of Gavekal Research, told a Hong Kong briefing that Beijing is likely to abandon an annual economic growth target because it is increasingly costly for China to run after a headline growth rate at the cost of delaying much-needed structural reforms. Although the move could slow down …

Bangladesh »

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By Senior Correspondent in bdnews24.com, Aug 1, 2017 at 20.55pm
The BNP has alleged that the Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury lied about the UNESCO’s position on the Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans.
Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir levelled the allegation against the adviser at a programme in Dhaka on Tuesday.
“UNESCO said in its report that there couldn’t be a power plant in Rampal. Even after having the organisation’s report as evidence, the Awami League leaders, especially the adviser, are lying,” Mirza Fakhrul said.
“I heard how he lied at …

China, Headline, India »

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by Catherine Wong in South China Morning Post, Aug 2, 2017
The protracted border dispute between China and India in the Himalayas has created a “spillover effect” as China’s neighbours become unsettled by its tough handling of the escalating conflict between the two Asian giants, foreign policy experts have said.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Smt. Sushma Swaraj are scheduled to attend the Asean foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila later this week. And while the North Korean nuclear crisis and South China Sea disputes are expected to dominate …