Williamson wags limp finger at China

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/2/13 22:33:41 British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson showed his tough stance against China as he wrapped up his visit to Australia. “We shouldn’t be blind to the ambition that China has and we’ve got to defend our national security interests,” he told ABC, adding that “We’ve got to ensure […]

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Bangladesh 4G spectrum auction attracts nearly 500 mln USD in bids

by Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — Bangladesh’s top two cell phone companies bid nearly 500 million U.S. dollars on Tuesday to obtain spectrum for fourth-generation (4G) services as part of government’s plans to expedite the launch of 4G mobile services. The country’s largest cell phone operator Grameenphone, 55.8 percent owned by Norwegian telecom company […]

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US economic nationalism a hard sell in Davos

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/1/27 0:13:39 1 US President Donald Trump on Friday addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, saying “America First does not mean America alone” and that “when the US grows, so does the world.” This address sounds like a PR statement in face of global opposition over the past year. Trump did not […]

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Global unions reach $2.3 million Bangladesh Accord settlement with multinational brand

GENEVA, Jan. 23 (NsNewsWire) — IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union have reached a US$2.3 million settlement with a multinational apparel brand to remedy life-threatening workplace hazards. The settlement, reached through an arbitration process under the legally-binding Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety, represents one of the largest payments made by a brand […]

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AIIB’s power sector project hailed by millions in rural Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) — A power sector project of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is considered as a transformative milestone for rural Bangladesh, elating the country’s millions of people who live in areas which were earlier without any access to the national power grid, reports Xinhua. The AIIB-financed 165-million-U.S. dollar Power […]

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Across China: Traditional clay sculpture sees a revival in China

By Huang Yongxian SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 22 (NsNewsWire) — For nearly 50 years, Zhao Yuming has been immersed in his own world of clay figurines. At age 62, Zhao is the only remaining clay sculpture master craftsman in Laoting County, Hebei Province, reports Xinhua. FIVE HUNDRED YEAR HISTORY Clay sculpture is one of the main traditional […]

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AIIB’s power sector project hailed by millions in rural Bangladesh

by Naim-Ul-Karim DHAKA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) — A power sector project of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is considered as a transformative milestone for rural Bangladesh, elating the country’s millions of people who live in areas which were earlier without any access to the national power grid. The AIIB-financed 165-million-U.S. dollar Power Distribution System […]

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Myanmar to start repatriation of Rakhine refugees from Bangladesh

by Feng Yingqiu NAY PYI TAW, Jan. 17 (NsNewsWire) — Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate refugees fleeing to Bangladesh to escape conflict in Myanmar‘s western Rakhine state starting from Jan. 23, reports Xinhua. Under the agreement on the repatriation reached at a meeting of foreign ministries of the two neighbors in Nay Pyi […]

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