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[24 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By SUI-LEE WEE in The NY Times online, Oct 23, 2017
BEIJING — Guo Junwen was a successful property developer in southwestern China when the authorities threw him behind bars three years ago on charges involving land use and seized his business.
Now free, Mr. Guo — who still disputes the charges — says the police are refusing to return money they still owe him under Chinese law.
“They said, ‘We have no choice, Old Guo,’” Mr. Guo said in a telephone interview from the Indonesian island of Batam, where he lives part …

China, Headline »

[24 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Choi Chi-yuk in South China Morning Post, Oct 24, 2017
The political ideology of President Xi Jinping was enshrined in the charter of the Communist Party as its twice-in-a-decade national congress concluded on Tuesday.
The congress said “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” – which Xi revealed in his political report when the congress was kicked off last week – would be a guide to action for the party.
The move puts Xi on par with late leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.
A total of 2,336 …

Bangladesh, Headline, Rohingyas »

[24 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Daily Star, Oct 24, 2017
by Partha Pratim Bhattacharjee and Mohammad Al-Masum Molla
Dhaka: The government, the ruling Awami League and the BNP are happy over Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement on the Rohingya issue as they hope that India’s stance on the crisis will expedite the process of achieving a solution.
About the Indian minister’s remarks on the next general election, the AL said there was nothing new in her comments as the party also wants inclusive parliamentary elections with participation of the BNP.
Asked for comments on the …

Afghanistan, Headline, Pak Army, PAK US AFGHAN TIES »

[23 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD – The foreign ministry has proposed setting up of a new force for manning the porous Pak-Afghan border to check illegal crossing of people and goods, and introduction of visa system for Afghan travellers.
The country, which has been facing the problem of terrorism for long, is already fencing the border and adopting other measures to check militant infiltration.
The draft, submitted to the interior ministry, has been prepared with input from Adviser to PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs Lt-Gen (r) Nasser Khan Janjua – who in fact is …

China, Headline »

[23 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Peter Guy in South China Morning Post, Oct 23, 2017
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible, ” said Frank Zappa. The American rock activist’s work was characterised by nonconformity and free-form improvisation.
His thought can just as easily apply to the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s contrarian, ambitious and some suggest authoritarian vision that he laid out at the Communist Party’s 19th congress last week.
But, it is only contrarian to foreign observers.
“Socialism with Chinese characteristics” necessarily means a pragmatic and selective rejection of Western values. It increases the dominance …

Headline, Pak Army, Pakistan »

[23 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The News, Oct 23, 2017
ISTANBUL: Pakistan army is evaluating the Turkish T-129 attack helicopter for its defence needs and negotiating the contract and terms, the prime minister said at the end of his Turkey visit.
In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Sunday took a test-flight of T-129, Turkish attack helicopter and appreciated it as an “impressive and good machine.”
Talking to Pakistani and Turkish media after the test-flight, the prime minister said Turkish Defence production industry was one of the best in the world and second to …

China, Headline »

[19 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By CHRIS BUCKLEY and KEITH BRADSHER in The NY Times, Oct 18, 2017
BEIJING — As Xi Jinping’s first five-year term as China’s leader ends, he gave himself a shining report card on Wednesday — and a big to-do list for his next five years. Speaking at the start of a Communist Party congress in Beijing, Mr. Xi gave a work report that summed up his achievements so far, while also laying out where he wants to take China in his second term, which starts after this congress. Sitting on a …

Bangladesh, Headline »

[19 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Fazlur Rahman Raju in Dhaka Tribune, Oct 18, 2017
The Awami League has proposed the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the 11th parliamentary election, which is likely to be held between late 2018 and early 2019.
The ruling party made the demand as part of its 11-point proposal laid before the Election Commission during a pre-polls dialogue on Wednesday.
General secretary Obaidul Quader led the Awami League’s 21-member delegation for the meeting at the commission’s office in Dhaka.
After the dialogue, Obaidul, who is also the road transport and bridges minister, …

China, Headline »

[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 …