“Birdman” flies high on white-dominated Oscar night

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (NsNewsWire) — Alejandro G. Inarritu, director of black comedy movie “Birdman,” went onto the stage of the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony three times on Sunday night. He was the biggest winner on the Oscar night, receiving three golden statuettes for best original screenplay, for best director and, at last, for […]

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China Focus: China, ADB can tap “belt and road” potential

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (NsNewsWire) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and China can make use of the huge potential in infrastructure and energy along the belt and road, said ADB Vice President Zhang Wencai. “Belt and road” refers to the Silk Road economic belt and the 21st century maritime Silk Road proposed by China in […]

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Political gamesmanship on China policy hurts U.S. interests

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (NsNewsWire) — U.S. President Barack Obama‘s recent greeting of the Dalai Lama at a religious event in Washington was an unwise move as it served nothing but to add needless and harmful ambiguities to his policy toward Beijing. At the annual prayer breakfast in Washington on Feb. 5, Obama, ignoring China’s […]

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India lags behind in implementing connectivity projects with ASEAN

NEW DELHI, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — India has extended the deadline for its connectivity projects with Myanmar and Thailand up to 2019, delaying the building of two transport projects linking India’s northeast state Manipur to Mae Sot in Thailand through Myanmar, said the Times of India Sunday. This could affect negatively the implementation of Delhi’s […]

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Maritime Silk Road to boost regional prosperity: overseas experts

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Overseas experts have made positive comments on China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative, saying it will promote the development of the countries along the route and boost regional prosperity. Professor James Peck from New York University told reporters that the strategic 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative will exert […]

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Maritime Silk Road initiative to reduce friction, catalyze common prosperity

by Xinhua Writer Wang Haiqing Even a not-so-close scrutiny of the maritime Silk Road proposed by China will allow the observer to know that the route passes large areas in the South China Sea. With China laying bear its concepts and intentions of win-win development, common prosperity and cultural inclusiveness in initiating such a route, […]

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Bangladesh on the Brink

By The New York Times EDITORIAL BOARD Bangladesh is on the edge of political chaos, and the intransigence of both the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh National Party is to blame. Unless both parties take immediate steps to pull back from entrenched positions, restrain the violent elements of their activist bases and embark […]

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Bangladeshi job seekers rush to land jobs in Saudi Arabia

by Liu Chuntao, Naim-Ul-Karim, Shariful Islam DHAKA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — Everybody seems to be in a mad rush to have their names registered with the relevant authorities to try and secure jobs in Saudi Arabia. Unemployed and in a dire need of employment, job seekers braved opposition enforced strikes and non-stop blockades to travel […]

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