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Today's briefsTRADE WAR1. Top White House adviser casts further doubt over G20 deal with ChinaSenior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said that progress on resolving trade differences between the US and China had stalled in the run up to the highly-anticipated meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump later this week, CNBC reports.
It was now up to Xi to “step up and come up with new ideas” in order to move things forward, Kudlow told reporters.
“We can’t find much change in their approach,” said Kudlow. “President Xi may have a lot more to say in the bilateral [with Mr Trump], I hope he does by the way, I think we all hope he does…but at the moment, we don’t see it.”
Kudlow did offer some optimism later on, saying that the US president feels that there was a “good possibility that a deal can be made,” although “certain conditions have to met with respect to fairness and reciprocity.”
MORE TRADE WAR2. Beijing makes last-minute pledge to open mar…

We want Balochi language in Google Translation

187 have signed. Let’s get to 200!Chiragh Baloch started this petition to Google, IncWe want Balochi language in Google TranslationBalochi Language Facts:10 million native speakers (2017)Spoken by 0.15% of the world populationMainly spoken in Iran, Pakistan (Balochistan), Afghanistan, southern Turkmenistan, Oman and Middle East countries.Balochi is the principal language of Balochistan. There are several other minor languages which are spoken at the ethnic borders of Pakistani and Iranian Balochistan (Sistan and Baluchistan).Balochi has several dialects. Linguists agree on the following two major dialects: Eastern Balochi and Western Balochi.Eastern BalochiThe eastern Balochi dialect is spoken from Karachi northwards up to Dera Ismail Khan and to the Suleman Mountains, including the Marri Bugti areas. And amongst the Baloch of Sindh, Derajat and Punjab, and the north west frontier province of Pakistan. This dialect has borrowed several Sindhi (including Saraiki) and Pashto words and h…

Trade war, day 145: Trump talks up his tariffs as hopes of a deal fade

The low expectations for the Trump-Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 meeting in Buenos Aires later this week just got lower. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal (paywall), the American president expressed a high level of satisfaction with his tariffs on Chinese goods, reports the Wall Street Journal (paywall).Trump said it was “highly unlikely”that the U.S. would hold off on raising import levies from the current 10 percent to 25 percent on January 1, and indicated that he would be willing to extend tariffs to all imports from China:I am very happy with what’s going on right now. We’ve only used a small portion of what we have to use because I have another $267 billion [in imports] to go if I want, and then I’m also able to raise interest [Ed: he meant tariff] rates. And we have money that is pouring right now, pouring…The only deal that would really be acceptable to me — other than obviously we have to do something on the theft of intellectual property, right — but the only deal wo…

We will fight against Pakistan and China's occupation, says Baloch commanders

ANI | Undisclosed location in Balochistan [Pakistan] | Last Updated at November 27 2018 07:15 IST
Days after the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility of carrying out attack on Chinese consulate in Pakistan's Karachi city, its commander said it will continue the fight against Pakistan and China in Balochistan.In an interview Aslam Baloch, commanderof BLA claims the growing Chinese presence in the region is posing a threat to their fight for sovereignty against Pakistan.He said, "For the past 15-20 years, Pakistani occupation in Balochistan has turned volatile since China has become its crime partner. China always remained favourable to Pakistan. But, for the past two decades, China has come on the forefront to become close partner of Pakistan in exploiting resources in Balochistan.China takes the major share, whereas the Punjabis are getting commission to kill the Baloch and destroy the villages. Baloch are facing serious consequences".He added, "China 

Baloch alienation triggers attack on Chinese consulate


Shastri Ramachandaran | Updated: Nov 27, 2018, 07:15 AM ISTThe storming of the Chinese consulate in Karachi on November 24 by three heavily armed suicide squad members of a Baloch separatist group is loaded with meaning and message. It should be read correctly for understanding what gave rise to the attack and how the conditions that caused it may be eliminated.While China’s diplomatic mission was the immediate target of the attack, which left seven including three of the terrorists dead, the larger target is the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and China-Pakistan relations in all its dimensions.The message seems to be that Baloch separatists will give no quarter to CPEC projects extending from Gwadar in Balochistan to Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province. The Gwadar-Kashgar corridor, with a number of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) along the route, would be passing through the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan in northern…

Balochistan: Two dead bodies discovered

November 27, 2018From News disk of *(The Balochistan Post)* brought to you by *(Current Balochistan)*The dead bodies were found from Mastung and Chagai areas of Balochistan on TuesdayAccording to details received by The Balochistan Post, dead bodies of a youth from Mastung district and an old man’s dead body from Chagai district of Balochistan have been discovered.The bullet riddled dead body of a 20-year-old boy was found on road side in Dreengarh area of Mastung.Levies force arrived on the site and moved body to the hospital for identification.Whereas another dead body of an aged man was found from district Chagai.Deceased has been taken to the hospital for identification.

Pakistani military forces abducted a great Balochi vocalist

Nov 27, 2018Tump:-Pakistani military forces abducted a great Balochi vocalistTUmp, According to details last night pakistani military forces & secret agencies raided on the house in Tump Nasirabad area of Balochistan Pakistani security forces abducted a great balochi Vocalist Ustad Khursheed Baloch during the operation and shifted him in an unknown location

TRIVIUM CHINA: The Tip Sheet, know china better

TRIVIUM CHINADRIVING THE CENTURY1. Chinese researcher edits human genes
He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher claims that he has made the world’s first genetically-edited babies. (AP):“He altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatments, with one pregnancy resulting thus far.”This is risky stuff (MIT Technology Review):“The genetic editing of a speck-size human embryo carries significant risks, including the risks of introducing unwanted mutations or yielding a baby whose body is composed of some edited and some unedited cells.”The Chinese research community has resolutely condemned He’s trial (sciencenet):“Researchers in the field of genetic editing in China have… reached consensus in recent years, namely: [we] resolutely oppose clinical experiments involving genetic editing for reproductive purposes at this stage.”Everybody involved is disavowing responsibility. The hospital where the trial took place, the ethics committee that approved the trial, and the local government tha…

Baloch film industry

Balochistan, like other provinces of Pakistan has an historical heritage and history full of messages and teachings and it is a place full of talents but there are only a few who get lucky to showcase their talent.READ MORE: Putin warns against 'reckless' moves after Ukraine declares martial lawA film, if released, represents the culture, traditions, norms, customs of a relevant nation. It can be called the identity of a nation. In like manner, in Balochistan, we often watch films of the Indian film industry; Bollywood or Pakistan’s film industry Lollywood but it is a far cry that we still remain backward in filmmaking race as well. One can find only a few films who were successful, casted by Balochs, not in Pakistan but in the Gulf countries or Iran.The first Balochi film was “Hammal O Mahganj” produced by Anwar Iqbal which was released in 1976.However,it didn’t make to the cinemas ___considering it against the Balochi culture.In 1989,an Iranian film named “Dadshah” was relea…

Qatar seen playing a key role in China's Belt and Road plan

Santhosh V. PerumalMonday، 26 November 2018 08:53 PMQatar, which has a preeminent position in the Middle East, has a key role to play in the Belt and Road Initiative, a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in Europe, Asia and Africa."Qatar's position in the region helps it to play an important role in the Belt and Road Initiative, especially with its economic and geographical components," said Gui Hanfeng, chairman of Global Economic Development Forum (GEDF), a global platform to bolster co-operation as well as economic, trade and cultural co-ordination among nations.The statement assumes significance considering that the Qatar Chamber (QC) last year signed a memorandum of understanding with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade to join the Silk Road Business Council. 
The presence of shipping lines between the two countries contributes to the growth of economic relations, and als…

China, Myanmar vow to push forward building of China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/11/27 China and Myanmar have pledged to jointly push forward the building of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. The pledge came as Ning Jizhe, deputy head of China's National Development and Reform Commission visited Myanmar from November 24 to 27. Ning's visit was aimed at further implementing the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries at the end of 2017 on jointly promoting the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor. During his visit, Ning called on Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, held working meetings with Myanmar Minister of Planning and Finance U Soe Win as well as officials from 11 other Myanmar ministries and departments including the Ministry of Commerce, and also met with the chief minister and the parliament speaker of the Yangon Region. The two sides have had an in-depth exchange of views on docking the economic development plans of the two countries, pushin…

PHL, China MOU on Belt and Road Initiative expires at end of Duterte’s term in 2022

ByBernadette D. Nicolas -November 27, 2018THE Memorandum on Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) signed between the Philippines and China will be in force until President Duterte’s term expires in 2022.Under the signed MOU, the Philippines and China have agreed to cooperate on areas of policy dialogue and communication, infrastructure development and connectivity, cooperation on trade and investment, financial cooperation, and socio-cultural exchanges.“The participants shall work together, within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, with the strictest respect for national laws, rules, regulations and policies, so as to realize sustainable growth and development through the Belt and Road Initiative and translate economic complementarities and people-to-people exchanges into advantages of practical cooperation and the sound sustainable development of all countries involved,” read the signed copy of the MOU released by Malacañang on Monday.In…