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[17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The daily star, Oct 17, 2017
The Awami League is viewing Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda’s remarks lauding BNP founder Ziaur Rahman as a strategy to make the party happy and draw it to the next national elections.
Many AL leaders, however, were disappointed over the CEC’s remark that Ziaur Rahman restored multi-party democracy in the country, party insiders say.
Talking to reporters yesterday, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader said Nurul Huda’s comment on Ziaur Rahman may be a strategy to ensure the BNP’s participation in the election.
“The BNP is …

China, Featured »

[17 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

edit in Global Times, Oct 17, 2017
China has witnessed great historic changes in the past five years from the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress. The reforms are profound, decisive to the CPC and the country, and have been steadily carried out. More importantly, these reforms have accumulated energy for China’s future development, making new leaps possible and widely anticipated in China after the 19th CPC National Congress.
China realized continuous high-speed growth before the 18th CPC National Congress, but …

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[15 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Cary Huang in South China Morning Post, Oct 14, 2017
(The author, a senior writer with the South China Morning Post, has been a China affairs columnist since the 1990s)
The sight of Chinese warships, loaded with an astonishing arsenal of weapons, sailing along the Thames and docking in Canary Wharf, London’s bustling financial hub, has caught the attention of global media. The port call last week was part of a goodwill exercise that has taken the Chinese fleet across the world.
The 26th Chinese Navy Escort, composing of two missile frigates …

Bangladesh, Featured »

[15 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

An image of a fake front page of The Daily Star’s October 14 issue was circulated on social media yesterday.
In the image, it is seen that The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam wrote a commentary (headlined “A disgrace to Bangladesh” and under the second headline “As if we are heading to jungle law”).
The fact is Mahfuz Anam has not written any commentary recently.
The lead story in the page under the headline “CJ exposes the Govt.” and the subsequent second headline is also fake.
Similar fake pages of leading Bangla dailies — …

Bangladesh, Business, China, Headline »

[15 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Rejaul Karim Byron in The Daily Star, Oct 15, 2017
The deal signed between Beijing and Dhaka for setting up a dedicated economic zone in Chittagong during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh last year is yet to see any progress.
Some 26 deals were signed during Xi’s visit to Dhaka in October last year with a view to boosting trade and investment between the two countries. Of the deals, there has been movement on only one-fourth of them.
The joint venture agreement for Chinese economic and industrial zone is one …

China, Headline »

[13 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua report in Global Times, Oct 12, 2017 at 16:06
China has issued a notice that further regulates activities in the name of integrated military and civilian development.
According to the notice by the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, social organizations who want to establish themselves in the sector cannot include “integrated military and civilian development” in their names.
The organizations cannot use words like “ministry”, “bureau”, “committee” or “institute” in their names without approval as it may mislead others with the implication that they are entities of …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[13 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Manik Miazee/ Ashif Islam Shaon/ Fazlur Rahman Raju
BNP top brass and supporters are now spending anxious days over Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s planned return to Bangladesh against the backdrop of sudden political volatility and the arrest warrants issued against her this week.
Many leaders of the party are also concerned about her political future due to a number of reasons, including her health, Awami League’s hard-line position on BNP and the recent crackdown on the top leaders of the BNP’s major political ally, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.
Khaleda Zia has thrice postponed her return …

China, Headline »

[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Jun Mai in South China Morning Post, Oct 12, 2017
The call came in 2015. He Yiting, a vice-chairman of the training ground for top Communist Party cadres, was given a mission that would take up the next two years of his life.
A veteran of three presidents, He was a seasoned expert on ideology and propaganda and qualified for the task at hand.
He had spent 24 years at the Central Policy Research Office, where he worked with others as a national policy adviser and chief speech-writer.
He was also …

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[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Liu Caiyu in Global Times, Oct 12, 2017
China’s armed forces should stick to the leadership and show absolute loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC) to better accomplish its mission of safeguarding national security and stability ahead of the national Party congress, a senior police official said.
As the armed forces under the CPC, the People’s Armed Police Force (PAPF) is tasked to maintain national security and social stability … and must follow the orders of the CPC Central Committee, Central Military Commission (CMC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping, …

China, Headline »

[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in South China Morning Post, Oct 12, 2017
China’s state mouthpiece warned Communist Party officials on Thursday not to “pray to God or worship Buddha” because communism is about atheism and superstition is at the root of many corrupt officials who fall from grace.
China officially guarantees freedom of religion for major belief systems like Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, but party members are meant to be atheists and are especially banned from taking part in what China calls superstitious practices like visiting soothsayers.
The party’s official People’s Daily said in a …