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China's rise takes the world into uncharted waters

Associated Press |Published: 04th September 2020 10:28 AM Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, meets with representatives of the aircraft carrier unit and the manufacturer at a naval port in Sanya, southern China's Hainan Province. (Photo | AP)
BEIJING: Twice in the 20th century, Japan challenged the West, first in a military-led attempt to become an imperial power and then as an industrial powerhouse. Now it is China’s turn to take the global stage.Seventy-five years after Japan’s surrender in World War II, and 30 years after its economic bubble popped, the emergence of a 21st century Asian power is shaking up the status quo.As Japan did, China is butting heads with the established Western powers, which increasingly see its growing economic and military prowess as a threat. In turn, China, again like Japan, feels the West is trying to limit its rise, fueling nationalistic sentiment among both its public and leaders.What’s changed, though, is the global landscape — post-colonial to…

Opportunities exist for investment in Balochistan

QUETTA: Chief Execu­tive of the Balochistan Board of Investment Farman Zar­koon has said that there are ample opportunities for foreign investment in the province.“Foreign investment will boost industrial and economic activities in the province as well as provide employment to a large number of people. In order to highlight investment opportunities in the province and attract American investors, the Balochistan Board of Investment has organised a programme on Monday. American investors and the business community will be briefed through a digital conference,” he said.Mr Zarkoon said US Consul General in Houston Abrar Hashmi, Jumpstart Pakis­tan Founder and CEO Okhram Zubair, Houston Consulate Trade Attache Shaista Bunyad, 92 Capital founder Jahangir Abbas Awan and the US business community and investors would attend the conference. “It will be the first conference of its kind to be broadcast live on social media, benefiting millions. It is the firs…

Two Balochistan mineral firms made autonomous

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to make two recently established mineral exploration companies autonomous.Presiding over a meeting on Wednesday, Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani reviewed the affairs of mineral companies, inclu­ding the Balochistan Mineral Explo­ration Company and Balochistan Mineral Resources Company.The meeting decided to provide legal protection to these companies for making mineral projects under public-private partnership and getting mining leases by introducing new clauses in their rules. Provincial Mines and Mineral Development Secretary Zafar Bukhari briefed the meeting on affairs and objectives of the two companies.Government will provide legal cover to Mineral Exploration Company and Mineral Resources CompanyThe chief minister told the meeting that the objective of establishing these companies was to explore and develop mineral resources in Balochistan and utilising these resources for economic stability of the province.He said …

Baloch armed group claims six “military facilitators” in custody

September 3, 2020
Baloch Republican Army (BRA), a “pro-independence” armed group, has said that the people arrested from Awaran are in their custody and “are being interrogated”.The spokesman for the organization, Beebgar Baloch, said on social networking site Twitter that “six Pakistani army facilitators from Punjab have been arrested and are in the custody of our organisation”.SIX ARMY FACILITATORS FROM PUNJAB HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FROM AWARAN ARE IN CUSTODY OF OUR ORGANIZATION. THEIR LIVES WILL BE DECIDED UNDER ALL HUMAN AND INTL LAWS. WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT OUR WAR POLICY IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM OCCUPIDER— Beebagr Baloch (@BRA_beebagr) September 2, 2020 The Twitter account affiliated with the organisation claimed that the fate of the six persons will be decided under humanitarian and international laws.It may be recalled that six persons were recently abducted by armed men from Madag Kalat, kolowah area of ​​Awaran while they were passing throu…