China revises history textbooks to put back start of war with Japan by six years

China revises history textbooks to put back start of war with Japan by six years

By Chen Shaoyuan and Li Rongde Beijing,  January 18 (Caixin): China’s Education Ministry has ordered school text book publishers to revise all history textbooks used in schools and universities to say that the “War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression” began on September 18, 1931 and not July 7, 1937 as has been stated hitherto. The […]

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

By Teng Jing Xuan and Li Yan/Caixin At the Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR in Tokyo, Chinese nationals account for almost half of all international patients. But  Japan isn’t the only place where Chinese medical tourists are making their presence felt. Each popular destination has its specialty — vitro fertilization in Los Angeles and Bangkok […]

Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra to perform at Davos

Afghanistan’s first and only all-female orchestra to perform at Davos

Kabul, January 18 (AFP): In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonoring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are  charting a new destiny for themselves through music. The group is set to be catapulted onto the world stage with a performance at the World Economic […]

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): Apart from Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in other countries, domestic trade barriers of various kinds also hamper Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports, reveals a recent study done by Verite Research (VR), a Colombo-based think tank. Briefing the media on the findings of the study here on Wednesday, economists Nishan de […]

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Sri Lankan cabinet decides not to de-criminalize homosexuality

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): The Sri Lankan cabinet has decided not to de-criminalize homosexuality, cabinet spokesman and Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said here on Wednesday. But asked if there is a possibility of homosexuals being arrested under the existing law which criminalizes homosexuality, Senaratne said there is little likelihood of arrests as […]

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

“Viceroy’s House” shows how Britain’s strategic interest partitioned India in 1947

By Vanessa Thorpe/The Guardian   The opening lines of Viceroy’s House British director Gurinder Chadha’s epic new film, are barked out in Hindi by a tough colonial Scot at the head of a vast team of flunkies who, only 70 years ago, were ensuring the smooth running of the 340-room palace in New Delhi that was […]

India no longer World’s Fastest-Growing Large economy, IMF Says

India no longer World’s Fastest-Growing Large economy, IMF Says

New Delhi, Jan 17 – Canceling nearly 90% of cash in circulation cost India the mantle of world’s fastest-growing large economy in 2016, the International Monetary Fund said, though it categorized the slowdown as temporary. India’s growth slowed to 6.6% last year from 7.6% in 2015, according to the fund’s latest World Economic Outlook, which […]

Dangal’s child star Zaira Wasim apologizes after Islamic zealots and Kashmiri separatists troll her

Dangal’s child star Zaira Wasim apologizes after Islamic zealots and Kashmiri separatists troll her

Srinagar, January 16 (NIA): Zaira Wasim, the 16 year old Kashmiri actress, who shot into fame after acting as Geeta ,a prize winning female wrestler in the box  office Bollywood film  Dangal on Monday apologized for playing a role in the film, after Islamic zealots and Kashmiri separatists abused and threatened her with death in […]

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