China to import rice from India opening a new vista

China to import rice from India opening a new vista

New Delhi, December 1 (Business Standard): China has agreed to import basmati rice from 14 companies in India, opening a new vista for the country’s rice exports, writes Sanjeeb Mukherjee. The companies include LT Foods, maker of the Dawat brand, KRBL, maker of the India Gate brand, and Kohinoor Foods. Five companies that wanted to export to China and were registered with the...

Denied medical facilities China’s transgenders resort to risky self-medication

Denied medical facilities China’s transgenders resort to risky self-medication

An almost total lack of expert medical guidance poses major health risks, but activists are working to change things, writes Xie Wenting in Global Times Almost every day, Pipi (pseudonym), a 37-year-old transgender woman living in Northeast China's Liaoning Province, receives medical questions from other trans people in need. Their questions include how to get prescription hormones, how to use them...

Trump may support China’s ambitious One Belt One Road project

Trump may support China’s ambitious One Belt One Road project

Hong Kong ,November 20 (NIA): In an opinion piece in the South China Morning Post on Friday, James Woolsey, a senior adviser to US President- elect Donald Trump on national security and intelligence, called Washington's spurning of the China-led multilateral lender Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as "a strategic mistake." Woolsey also expected a "much warmer" response From Trump to...

Bangladesh now has a blue water navy with two Chinese submarines

Bangladesh now has a blue water navy with two Chinese submarines

Dhaka, November 18 (The Daily Star): In order to further intensify surveillance in the Bay and enhance the force's combat capability, the Bangladesh Navy has added two Chinese-built submarines to its fleet for the first time in its history. “With the inclusion of the submarines Bangladesh Navy has started its journey as a three dimensional force,” Chief of Naval Staff...

China blames “outside forces” and domestic political considerations for suspension of projects in Sri Lanka

China blames “outside forces” and domestic political considerations for suspension of projects in Sri Lanka

Colombo, November 11 (The New Indian Express): China’s Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, says that outside forces and domestic political considerations may have brought about the temporary suspension of China-funded and executed projects in Sri Lanka when the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government came into being in 2015. Speaking to Bandula Jayasekara in Maharaja TV’s morning program Pethikada on Friday, Ambassador Yi...

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