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[24 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Eva Dou and Chun Han Wong in The Wall St Journal, Oct 24, 2017
BEIJING—The best career move by rising political star Chen Min’er may well have been his efforts 15 years ago to promote another phenom— Xi Jinping.
With Mr. Xi now starting a second five-year term as China’s top leader—and with the question looming of whether he will step down in 2022—Mr. Chen is poised to enter the upper ranks as a potential handpicked successor to his mentor.
“Chen Min’er has enjoyed a helicopter ride to the top,” said …

Bangladesh, Featured »

[23 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Senior Correspondent in bdnews24.com, Oct 22, 2017 at 23.54hrs
Bangladesh has proposed new regional connectivity initiatives to India at the fourth Joint Consultative Commission meeting led by two foreign ministers.
After the meeting on Sunday, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali in his statement said India agreed to “positively consider” these proposals.
He praised India as the “most important, trusted and friendly” neighbour.
His Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj said both countries achieved “a great deal, only because of the friendship between us and our understanding that neighbours must help each other.”
“India is …

China, Featured »

[20 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in South China Morning Post, Oct 20, 2017
The man once tipped to become President Xi Jinping’s successor, Guangdong party boss Hu Chunhua, is likely to become a vice-premier in March but his prospects of inclusion in the Communist Party’s top echelon of power, the Politburo Standing Committee, are fading, sources have told the South China Morning Post.
Meanwhile, Chongqing party boss Chen Miner, another rising star who is widely seen as the president’s protégé, is expected to win promotion to the 25-member Politburo but will probably not make it into …

Af -Pak Scene, Featured »

[19 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in Dawn, October 19th, 2017
ANGOOR ADDA: Pakis­tan is confident that a pair of nine-foot chicken wire fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad’s plans for a barrier along the frontier.
Pakistan plans to fence up most of the 2,500km frontier despite Kabul’s protests that the barrier would divide families and friends along the Pashtun tribal belt straddling the colonial-era Durand line drawn up by the British in 1893.
Pakistan’s military estimates that it will need about Rs56 billion ($532 million) for the …

China, Featured »

[19 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

edit in The Washington Post, Oct 18, 2017 at 7.05pm
IN PERHAPS the most important speech of his career, Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday promised “a new era” that “sees China moving closer to center stage” as “a leading global power” with a “world-class” military. Given how else he described the regime he intends to fashion over the next few years, that prediction ought to concern the world’s democratic nations.
A decade and more ago, the United States and other Western leaders were urging China to become a global “stakeholder.” But …

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 …

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 …

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, Featured »

[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The Daily Star, Oct 12, 2017
The government yesterday reconstituted the International Crimes Tribunal-1 by appointing its chairman and two members after three months of stalemate in war crimes trial.
Justice Md Shahinur Islam, a High Court judge and member of the tribunal, has been appointed as the chairman of the tribunal.
Justice Amir Hossain, another HC judge, and Abu Ahmed Jomader, a retired district judge who is now on post-retirement leave (PRL), have been appointed as members.
The law ministry yesterday issued a gazette notification in this regard, Law Secretary …

China, Featured »

[9 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Nectar Gan in South China Morning Post, Oct 9, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive is likely to focus less on “tigers” – or senior officials – during his second term in office but there will be no respite for rank-and-file cadres, or “flies”, experts said ahead of a plenary session of the country’s graft-busting agency in Beijing.
About 120 members of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection will hold the final plenum of their current term on Monday and Tuesday, before a new line-up is announced at the five-yearly …