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  • China Is Exporting Its Anti-Muslim Strategy to India0

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    • October 17, 2019

    By Nithin Coca 18 October 2019 Muslims in Kashmir may find themselves in a Xinjiang-style dystopia thanks to Chinese technology and Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalism. In July 2009, days after violent riots in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang and homeland of the mostly Muslim Uighurs, Chinese authorities took the drastic move of shutting down the

  • Bangladesh Buddhists Live in the Shadows of Rohingya Fear0

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    • October 17, 2019

    By Kalinga Seneviratne 17 October 2019 This article is the 35th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship of the International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous articles. COX BAZAAR, Bangladesh (IDN) – Most of Bangladesh’s 1 million Buddhists live in Chittagong (now officially known as  Chattogram), Chittagong Hill

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  • What Modi-Xi Meeting Doesn’t Tell About the Sino-Indian Tango0

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    • October 17, 2019

    Viewpoint by Manish Uprety* F.R.A.S. and Dr. Yiyong Liang 17/10/19 NEW DELHI (IDN) – Informal meetings are a rarity between two formal regional powers, more so between two tea-drinking nations that comprise over 37% of the human population. The Modi-Xi informal meeting in Mamallapuram – a World Heritage Site in the south Indian state of

    By IDN
  • Fighting Words: US and China Clash on Free Speech0

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    • October 17, 2019

    Businesses around the world eye the massive Chinese market, and for professional basketball, that market makes up around 10 percent of NBA gross revenue. A tweet sent by the general manager of the Houston Rockets in support of the Hong Kong protests has jeopardized a market worth billions of dollars. The tweet prompted contrasting responses:

  • When Gandhi Argued in Favour of Kashmir’s Right to Self-Determination0

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    • October 17, 2019

    When Gandhi Argued in Favour of Kashmir’s Right to Self-Determination When Gandhi Argued in Favour of Kashmir’s Right to Self-Determination “The people of Kashmir should be asked whether they want to join Pakistan or India. Let them do as they want.” Gandhi in 1931. Photo: Wikimedia Commons The Wire Staff 17 October 2019 The Wire brings

  • Watch | ‘Centre has Internationalised J&K, Rehyphenated India, Pakistan’0

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    • October 17, 2019

    Karan Thapar speaks to former foreign secretary Shyam Saran. Karan Thapar Video16/Oct/2019 Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran in an interview for The Wire, tells Karan Thapar that a consequence of recent developments is that Kashmir has been internationalised and India seems to be getting rehyphenated with Pakistan. He also said that India’s declining growth is

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  • Kashmir Issue at the UNGA 74th Session and the Nuclear Discourse0

    By: Haris Bilal Malik 17 October 2019 The Kashmir issue has more significance in view of the nuclearization of South Asia as many security experts around the world consider Kashmir a potential ‘nuclear flashpoint’ between India and Pakistan. The revocation of the special constitutional status of Kashmir by the BJP government on August 5, 2019,

  • Afghanistan’s Silent Tragedy0

    By Michael Kugelman October 17, 2019 Last week, the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan marked its 18-year anniversary. U.S. forces have now been fighting there for nearly two decades. Afghans, however, have experienced conflict for twice as long. Before U.S. troops arrived in October 2001, there was a period of Taliban rule, and that was preceded

  • Xi’s Nepal touchdown overrides his Modi confab2

    -Shamim Zakaria 16 October 2019 Amid an entourage of high-level delegates and battery of media personnel, as the Air China fleet touched the tarmac of Chennai’s international airport, the flag-bearer of one of the world’s most powerful nation walked down the red carpet, waving to the resounding traditional welcome accorded to him. Chinese President Xi

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  • Afghanistan’s Silent Tragedy

    By Michael Kugelman October 17, 2019 Last week, the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan marked its 18-year anniversary. U.S. forces have now been fighting there for nearly two decades. Afghans, however, have experienced conflict for twice as long. Before U.S. troops arrived in October 2001, there was a period of Taliban rule, and that was preceded

  • India and China must deepen their relations to sustain the vision of the Asian Century

    Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, 12 October 2019 While the second informal meeting between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping takes place at Mamallapuram, in the Indian city of Chennai after the two leaders met last time in China’s Wuhan in April last year, some attempts need to be considered in order

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