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report in Dawn, September 5th, 2017
KARACHI: The killing in recent months of a Chinese man and a woman at the hands of suspected militants in Balochistan has put Beijing in a quandary. That’s because the two were not in Quetta to teach mandarin but to do something with which the Chinese are unlikely to be associated: preach Christianity.
The militant Islamic State (IS) group announced on June 8 that Meng Lisi and Li Xinheng, who were in their mid-twenties, had been killed. The pair had been kidnapped in Quetta on May …

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By Zheng Yangpeng in in South China Morning Post, Sept 5, 2017
A social housing policy which is literally tearing down barriers between Beijing’s haves and have-nots is causing outrage among the city’s well-heeled residents.
The rule, which bars property developers from building walls and fences that segregate a community, is forcing some of the city’s wealthy homeowners to share their facilities and outdoor spaces with their less affluent neighbours.
Last week, Beijing’s housing commission reinforced the policy, warning builders they would not be granted pre-sale permits if they separated members of the …

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By He Huifeng in South China Morning Post, Sept 5, 2017
Steve Guo and his wife, who own a new, four-bedroom flat in Shenzhen that cost 12 million yuan (HK$14.2 million), are expecting their second baby early next year.
They prepaid 60,000 yuan last month for a month of post-partum care, adding it to a pile of bills for services and goods ranging from an Italian recliner to German milk powder.
Their average monthly expenses in the hi-tech Guangdong province boomtown, including their mortgage payments, are about 60,000 yuan, financed by Steve’s salary …

Bangladesh »

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by Asif Showkat Kallol in Dhaka Tribune, September 05, 2017
The government is planning to hold the next general election on December next year.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith made the revelation while talking to reporters at the Secretariat after a meeting with his ministry officials.
“The way the Election Commission has been planning things, hopefully, the national election will be held by December next year. The Election Commission does not have much left to do, besides updating the voter list and redrawing boundaries of some areas.”
Financial Institution Division Senior Secretary Eunusur Rahman and …

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report in Dhaka Tribune, September 05, 2017
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained two suspected militants from Elenga area under Kalihati upazila of Tangail district.
The detainees are Masud his brother and Khokon. Khokon was a student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
RAB’s Tangail 12 Company Commander Beena Rani Das said: “Acting on a tip-off, we conducted a raid and arrested them from Musundipur early Tuesday.
“We have recovered a drone, some electronics devices and local weapons from their possession. We think the drone might have been used a couple of times.”
She said “Masud …

Headline, PAK-CHINA TIES »

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by Tariq Butt in The News, September 5, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif’s planned visits to China and Russia in the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement of his South Asia strategy have assumed added importance due to the Xiamen Declaration of BRICS relating to certain terrorist outfits.
The terrorist organizations listed in the statement of BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are proscribed in Pakistan and are, therefore, not allowed to exist or work.
“We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist …

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Report in Dawn, September 05, 2017
XIAMEN: The leaders of the five emerging market BRICS powers have for the first time named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan as a regional security concern and called for their patrons to be held to account.
India welcomed the move — which participated at a summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen — as an important step forward in the fight against militant attacks.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa make up the BRICS grouping. The group called for an immediate end to violence in …