Thursday, October 21, 2021

Around The World

How Asian countries view China’s growth and power

By Laura Silver/Pew Research Center In  2017,  just before the Chinese Communist Party’s 19 th.Congress in October, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey in leading Asian countries on how each looked at China’s economic growth and rising military power. Here are the results according to Pew researcher Laura Silver: 1 Views of China’s economic growth are mixed across the Asia-Pacific...

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A Japanese assessment of Modinomics

By Makto Kajiwara/Nikkei commentator Tokyo, January 3 (Nikkei): Overseas money is pouring into India as stock prices surge along with hopes for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive reforms. But one has to wonder -- are global investors wearing blinkers as they race into the country? Do they not see the poverty, public health hazards and safety concerns that the nation of...

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Trump lambasts Pakistan on terrorism but Islamabad says it can’t do more

Washington/Islamabad, January 1 (Geo News):  Issuing a tough warning to Pakistan, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday alleged that this South Asian nation has given America nothing but lies and deceit and has given safe haven to terrorists. But the Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, said in response that Pakistan has already refused to ‘do more’ for the United States....

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Lankan Prez gets report of commission on Central Bank bond scam

Colombo, December 30 ( The report on the controversial Central Bank treasury bond issue was handed over to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena by members of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry here on Saturday. The Commission’s Chairman Justice K.T. Chitrasiri handed over the report in the presence of two other members of the Commission, Justice P S Jayawardene and retired...

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14 killed in Mumbai pub fire. Building regulations flouted with officials’ connivance

Mumbai, December 29 (Hindustan Times): Fourteen people were killed and at least 16 injured when a fire broke out in a rooftop restaurant and engulfed a four-storey building in Mumbai’s thriving Kamala Mills complex late on Thursday night, raising concerns over fire-safety norms in the city’s commercial hubs. Eleven of the victims were women, many of whom had come to...

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