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Grand Designs: Does China have a ‘Grand Strategy’?

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Grand Designs: Does China have a ‘Grand Strategy’?PublicationBy Angela Stanzel, Nadège Rolland, Jabin Jacob, Melanie Hart 
18th October, 2017

INTRODUCTIONDo China’s leaders have a strategy for the long-term direction of their country? For a while now Chinese thinkers have been discussing this very question, even speaking about the parameters of an all-encompassing “grand strategy” (大战略 da zhanlue) for China.As early as 2011, one of China’s leading thinkers, Wang Jisi, Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, wrote that any country’s grand strategy must, at the very least, answer what the nation’s core interests are, what external forces pose a threat, and how the leadership can safeguard its interests.[1] Wang, however, also noted that: “Whether China has any such strategy today is open to debate” and that “(…) the Chinese government has yet to disclose any document that compr…

After Rex Tillerson praises India, China tells US to 'stop being biased'

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BS Web Team/Agencies | Beijing Oct 21, 2017 11:50 AM ISTRex Tillerson
China on Thursday told the US to shed its biased views about Beijing which it said is well justified to safeguard its interests and rights.Beijing was reacting to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks about America deepening ties with India to counter China.The Foreign Ministry said it did not mind if ties between India and the US were conducive to development in the region."We are happy to see the development of relations between these countries as long as they are conducive to the peaceful development of the region and enhancement of relations among the regional countries," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said."The US should abandon its biased views on China and work with it towards the same goal to uphold the momentum for a steady and sou…

China Set to Spend Billions on 'One Belt One Road,’ But Some Want Focus on Poverty

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October 21, 2017 2:31 AMHenry RidgwellA worker works on the electrified light rail transit construction site in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Dec. 16, 2014. The project, built by China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) and mostly financed through a loan from China's Exim Bank, is a rarity on a continent plagued by poor transport links.ShareSee commentsLONDON — Running 1,300 kilometers over the world’s highest mountain pass, the “Friendship,” or Karakoram, Highway is evidence of China’s willingness to spend big as a contributor to global development.Costing tens of billions of dollars, the road links western China with Pakistan, part of Beijing’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative, which seeks to rekindle ancient Silk Road trade routes linking China with Europe and Africa and is a central tenet of President Xi Jinping’s leadership, said professor Steve Tsang of London’s School of Oriental and Afr…

Dolphin force formed for defence of CPEC projects: CM Punjab

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ByGEO NEWSSaturday Oct 21, 201AHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said on Saturday that the Dolphin force has been formed for safeguarding the China Pakistan Economic Corridor projects in the province.The CM Punjab was addressing the passing out ceremony of the Dolphin force, where he said that the idea of the force originated from Turkey.Shehbaz Sharif expressed hope that same level of quality service can be expected from the force.He said that the personnel of the force will set examples regarding eradication of crime.The CM Punjab said that the government has spent billions of rupees on the constitution of the Dolphin force and everyone’s sight is set upon it.The idea of the forces was conceived back in 2013, where it was decided to equip 700 policemen to battle against street crime.

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Lubna AlBalushi Multilingual Poet

Lubna AlBalushi Multilingual Poet: Arabic, German, English & Balochi First Omani author publishes a poetry book in German. She studied German at the Goethe Institute in Muscat and won a scholarship to continue her studies in Freiburg, Germany. Her book "Schönheit des Herzens", Beauty of the Heart, is an exquisite collection of 54 poems in German Language.