Maritime Silk Road Society’s “Belt and Road Guangxi Cultural Tour” held

Maritime Silk Road Society (MSRS) has successfully organized the “Belt and Road Guangxi Cultural Tour” from 5 to 9 August 2019. In the tour, Hong Kong students visited historical places, cultural constructions and well-known enterprises in Nanning, Liuzhou, Yangshuo and Guilin to familiarise themselves with the relationship between Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Association […]

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4th Hong Kong BR Summit extended to two days to cover broader range of issues

The fourth Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held on 11 and 12 September (Wednesday and Thursday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Under the theme “Creating and Realising Opportunities”, the […]

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Corporal punishment is intolerably cruel and totally ineffective

Sir Frank Peters Almost nine years ago corporal punishment to children in schools and madrasahs was outlawed in Bangladesh. But you would be forgiven for not noticing. Sadly, the ‘Business as Usual’ sign is still in evidence at many schools and madrasahs. The perpetrators know about the noble and honourable work of High Court Justices […]

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Bangladesh cabinet approves policy to feed 15 mln school children

DHAKA, Aug. 19 (NsNewsWire) — Bangladesh’s cabinet approved a proposal on Monday to feed 15 million children under a countrywide primary school meal program, reports Xinhua.   After the cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, spokesman Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters that the cabinet gave its approval to the “National School Meal […]

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Strategic Contention Over Ports: Pakistan’s Gwadar Versus Iran’s Chabahar

An analytical article, written by Vinay Kaura was published on the Indian news website “The Print.in”, Updated: 25 June, 2019. It contains subtitles “India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin it-China and Pakistan have been working overtime to woo Iran and integrate it into their strategic nexus against […]

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Rakhine crisis: Two years on, the struggle for safety, privacy and dignity

Cox’s Bazar / Kuala Lumpur, 19 August 2019 – Tens of thousands of people who fled violence in Rakhine to camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are living their lives in cramped tents and shelters, in conditions that fall well below international standards. Two years on from the exodus triggered by violence on 25 August 2017, over […]

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Rohingya repatriation to start anytime, says Bangladeshi foreign secretary

Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque said on Sunday that the repatriation of Rohingya refugees would begin anytime as a fresh attempt by Dhaka and Nay Pyi Taw secured progress to start sending back the stateless ethnic people who were forced to leave their homes from Myanmar’s Rakhine state almost two years ago, reports Xinhua. […]

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Bangladesh raises probable dengue death toll to 70

DHAKA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — The Bangladeshi government Sunday raised the probable dengue death toll to 70 in the country so far this fever season.    Ayesha Akhter, an assistant director at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the Ministry of Health, told Xinhua that “70 poeple died with a diagnosis of probable […]

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