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[18 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua report in Global Times, 2017/10/18
Xi Jinping said Wednesday the Communist Party of China (CPC) will strive to fully transform the people’s armed forces into world-class military by the mid-21st century.
By the year 2020, mechanization will be basically achieved, with IT application coming a long way and strategic capabilities seeing a big improvement. The modernization of the national defense and armed forces should be basically completed by 2035, Xi said at the opening session of the 19th CPC National Congress.
The CPC will build a powerful and modernized army, navy, …

China, Headline »

[18 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

s, with the apparent aim of institutionalising an authoritarian regime.
Despite his pledges on the unity of the party and intra-party democracy, secrecy still reigns over personnel and policy issues after months of intense behind-the-scenes power struggles and horse-trading.
On China’s rise: Xi appears to be more ambitious than his predecessors by setting the agenda for the country to be “a modern, socialist power” by 2050.
Five years ago, former president Hu Jintao said in his swan song speech that China …

Bangladesh, Featured »

[18 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Kazi Mobarrak Hossain in bdnews24.com, Oct 17, 2017 at 15.29hrs
The ruling Awami League party’s reform proposals to the Election Commission, or EC, will directly contradict the BNP’s recommendations on the election-time government, constituency boundaries, army deployment and electronic voting machines, or EVMs.
A 21-member Awami League delegation led by the party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader and Advisory Council member HT Imam will speak to the Election Commission at 11am on Wednesday, said Awami League leader Reazul Kabir.
Quader says the ruling party will submit a total of …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[18 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 17, 2017 at 11:19 PM October 17, 2017
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that lawful action will be taken against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after she returns home from London.
“Legal action will be taken against her (Khaleda) as there are warrants for her arrest. We will take action as per law when the documents of the warrants reach us,” he said on Tuesday.
The minister came up with the remarks while replying to a question from reporters after attending a conference on women rights at …