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Spain taxi strike against Uber to continue

AFP | Taxi drivers across Spain were set to keep striking on Tuesday against ride hailing competitors such as Uber and Cabify, which they say...

China eyes eastern Europe investment as US trade war sizzles

News Desk | As a trade war rages between China and the US, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is meeting leaders from central and eastern Europe...

Arrests in Europe over plot to attack Iran opposition rally

AFP | Belgium, France and Germany have detained six people, including an Iranian diplomat, over an alleged plot to bomb a weekend rally by an...

A Cup of Tea

Hasan Nadeem | Tea is one of the oldest beverages in the world, still used today after centuries. Tea is the only beverage which shares...

From beep to boom: Europe hears call of Chinese phones

AFP | China's smartphone makers have long been confined to their enormous local market but this is fast changing, with a growing number of western...

Iran’s supreme leader warns Europe of nuclear ‘dream’

AFP | Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday warned European leaders against their "dream" of Tehran continuing to curb its nuclear programme while...

Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran,...

Murder of anti-Kremlin war reporter shocks Russians

AFP | Russia's embattled liberal community was reeling Wednesday from the murder of fiercely anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko who was gunned down in Ukraine after...

Ireland decides on its strict abortion laws

AFP | Irish voters are heading to the polls on Friday to vote in a landmark referendum on whether the country should liberalise some of...

CEO PIA, Dr. Musharraf’s vision to airlift PIA once again

News Desk | GVS: You have been brought in because you are believed to be a change leader and the hope is that you can...

21st-century European royal weddings

AFP | As Britain's Prince Harry prepares to wed former US television actress Meghan Markle, here is a rundown of the big European royal weddings...

Why we should support Imran Khan

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | We are unforgiving when it comes to others. But beneath the surface we are deceitful, hypocritical liars and cheats. Not...

Will Saudi Crown Prince reform ‘Wahhabism’ in Europe?

AFP | Saudi Arabia's crown prince has pushed to curb the power of hard-line clerics and prominent sheikhs who promote the kingdom's uncompromising version of...

Rather than dragging Rana Sanaullah from his mustache, Khan should sell...

News Analysis | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan lashed out at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) provincial law minister and said that I will...

Islamic State′ follower convicted for trying to create ′army of children

News Desk | A British man Umar Haque 25, was convicted by British courts for allegedly training an army' of children to commit ISIS-style terror...

Why is Muslim immigration such a huge issue in UK?

Saqib Manzoor | A survey conducted last year revealed widespread opposition to Muslim immigration across UK. 47% are opposed to further Muslim immigration, according to...

China woos Europe through massive investments

News Desk | China’s Belt & Road initiative is a strategic project having great significance for China. China’s state-owned companies are turning this idea into...

Could Xi Jinping’s presidency for life lead to the decline of...

Jumel G. Estrañero | The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has shocked many observers by proposing a constitutional amendment to end the two-term limit for the...

What was the purpose of the Jordanian king’s visit to India?

News Analysis | Jordanian king, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein’s three-day visit to India is starting from today (February 27, 2018). He is expected to exchange...

5G to trigger global wave of technology growth

AFP | Blazing fast 5G wireless networks promise to unlock the potential of internet connected devices, or the Internet of Things -- making driverless cars...

China drowns out critics of lifetime Xi Presidency

AFP | China's propaganda machine kicked into overdrive on Tuesday to defend the Communist Party's move to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping as...

Economic impacts of Pakistan being placed on terror watch list

News Analysis | Seeking diplomatic success, Pakistan sent Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr. Miftah Ismail to attend the six-day meeting of Financial Action...

Why did Pakistan refuse EU grant for support of electoral process?

News Analysis | Pakistan has refused a European (EU) grant of €15 million proposed for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and election monitoring...

How risky is Trump’s Iran policy?

By James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is...

Thai cops nab Pakistani passport forger with IS links

AFP | A Pakistani passport forger whose fakes may have been sold to Islamic State operatives has been arrested in Thailand, police said Friday, ending...

CPEC: A Chinese Vision Since 2005

Saeed Afridi | China’s rise has been attributed to the successful implementation of its ‘Dual Track’ transition policy based on gradual, incremental and near-constant reform of its economic sector in conjunction with Five Year Plans. The is Dual Track policy emphasised on social and economic reform; without any corresponding political reform. It started under Deng Xiaoping post-1976, based on the Zhou Enlai’s “Four Modernisation Plan” and has seen additional changes with every Five Year Plan (FYP). The National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (NDRC) has played an instrumental role in China’s development through these Five Year Plans. China’s Regions and Economic Development Economic and social reforms proposed by the NDRC in its 5th and 6th FYPs, from 1978 till 1984, have formed the bedrock of subsequent economic development. China was divided into three zones, Coastal, Central and Western. The coastal zone became the immediate focus of economic reforms through “Special Economic Zones”, and an “Open Door” policy to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and creating internal economic corridors. An initiative that links CPEC, BCIMEC and CCWAEC with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) should have been, and now must be, the crux of Pakistan’s regional economic goals, much like Kazakhstan’s efforts. The 7th and 8th FYPs (1984-1993) built upon this success by introducing internal market reforms and began China’s transformation into a localised Socialist market economy while Jian Zemin’s subsequent 9th and 10th FYPs went further and introduced large-scale privatisation within provinces, an expansion of successful policies into the Central Region and laying the groundwork for future expansion within the Western Region. By 2006, the rapid economic development of the Coastal and Central regions had created a huge disparity in the economic and social well being within China. The focus since the 11th and 12th FYPs has been the re-orientation of China’s “Dual Track” reform towards China’s Western region. The development of China’s Western Region as an economic zone required access to economically advantageous primary resources and the development of market access for the export of goods.

PML-N image worsens as sub-inspectors at Sihala made to wait

News Analysis | Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is seemingly confused and left with very limited options to make sure its presence in national politics. Neither...

Has anyone benefited from American interventionism?

Jacob G. Hornberger | For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose...

Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off

James M. Dorsey | Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s...

Afghan girls’ robotics team overcomes setbacks to win contest in Europe

News Desk | After series of setbacks, the girl's from the robotics team of Afghanistan won a prestigious robotic competition in Europe. The three teenage girls...

Rex Tillerson harshly criticizes Russia in order to rally NATO allies

M K Bhadrakumar | The remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Russia, while speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington, DC...

Why Northern European Tribalism has led to an embrace of amoral...

Adam Garrie | Many individuals throughout the world are aghast at the open displays of vulgarity and sexual obscenity in northern Europe and Scandinavia in...

Newly discovered Da Vinci painting sells for millions

Reuters | Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi", sold for a record-smashing $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's, more than double the old...

I take a special interest in issues related to my heritage:...

News Desk | Radical Islamists, Muslims from the west joining ISIS, Immigration policy for Muslims and UK’s relationship with Pakistan were all topics, Najma Minhas,...

Is South Korea’s alliance with United States worth It?

Jacob G. Hornberger | With President Trump being accompanied by three U.S. carrier groups during his trip to Korea, South Koreans should pull a “Brexit”...

Why China added The Belt & Road Initiative to its Constitution?

News Analysis | China's ambitious 'Silk Road' is embedded in the constitution of the country. On the occasion of its 19th CPC National Congress, 2,300 delegates gathered...

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