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Chinese Communist Party, leading the world's second-biggest economic power, a secret society
China's ruling Communist Party, which leads the world's second-biggest economic power, is characterised by secrecy. ...
Cash-strapped Pakistan inks agreement with Saudi Arabia-based bank to borrow USD 4.5 billion
A debt-ridden Pakistan has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to borrow USD 4.5 billion to alleviate oil and gas shortages that are crippling the economy and people's livelihoods through power cuts and fuel dis ...
Future of Laos, its fiscal stability, hinges greatly on China: Expert
The Southeast Asian nation of Laos is struggling to meet its debt obligations amid sovereign downgrades and depleted foreign reserves. ...
Hong Kong media curtail operations as China tightens grip on free speech
As the national security law imposed by Beijing in Hong Kong completes one year in Hong Kong, several online media outlets in the city are taking down opinion articles and videos from their websites and have said they would move out after the arrest ...
Beijing is bent on deciding succession of Tibet's next Dalai Lama
Beijing is bent on deciding the succession of Tibet's next Dalai Lama as the present spiritual leader of Tibet Tenzin Gyatso is turning 86 on July 6 and with his advancing age, the question of who will succeed him has become more pressing. ...
China must consider environment effect, economic fragility for BRI projects, says study
Highlighting environmental concerns, a new study in China argues that the majority of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) investment should go to countries in southern and southeast Asia due to fewer risks that threaten economic development. ...
'Pakistan won't get what it wants after US withdrawal from Afghanistan'
It is becoming increasingly clear that Pakistan, which is caught between a Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government and its rising mujahidin allies and the Taliban, won't get what it wants after US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan. ...
Amid post-coup Great Game in Myanmar, China's support for military govt grows
Even as many nations, including the United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Myanmar's military junta following the February 1 coup, China has declared its support for Senior General Min Aung Hlaing-led government. ...
Rapid deforestation puts Pakistan's climate policies in jeopardy
Pakistan remains largely prone to challenges that have thwarted its efforts to create a climate-friendly government. Of all the challenges, rapid deforestation remains one of the gravest issues faced by the country even today. ...
US withdrawal sparks new wave of violence in Balochistan by Pakistan Taliban
The US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has led to increased violence in Balochistan by Pakistan Taliban. ...