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Begging in Beijing? Pakistan sacks state TV chief after broadcast gaffe

Asif Shahzad FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a welcome ceremony hosted by China's Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has removed the acting chief of state-run television after a caption read “Begging” instead “Beijing” during a broadcast of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China, which has promised economic aid to the impoverished South Asian country. Khan was in Beijing seeking financial aid to help end a spiraling balance of payments crisis after securing $6 billion in support from Saudi Arabia and before Pakistan sat down to talks with the IMF. An official Ministry of Information order seen by Reuters said the ministry had withdrawn the services of Hasan Immad Mohammadi, who had served as acting managing director of Pakistan Television for just a matter of weeks. SPONSORED PTV apologized after “Begging” ran on screens for 20-25 seconds on Monda

Balochistan: 422 miners killed in 221 mine-related incidents

November 5, 2018 From news desk of (The Balochistan Post) brought to you by (Current Balochistan) 59 miners have been killed in 16 incidents only in the first 8 months of this year, Mines & Mineral Department Mine-related incidents have not been controlled since 2010 as until August 2018 a total of 422 miners have been killed and 52 were injured in several incidents in coal mines in Balochistan. A report on all the incidents occurred at coal mines in Balochistan was submitted by Balochistan’s Mines and Mineral department in Balochistan assembly. According to the report, in 2010, 48 miners were killed in 22 accidents, In 2011, 90 miners were killed in 31 accidents, In 2012, 50 miners were killed in 38 accidents, in 2013, 33 lives were lost in 16 accidents, in 2014, 33 lives were lost in 24 accidents, in 2015, 45 lives were lost in 30 accidents, in 2016, 31 lives were lost in 23 accident. Similarly, mine accidents killed 33 miners in 2017 and 59 miners have lost their lives unt

Balochistan: 2 dead bodies discovered

November 5, 2018 From news desk of *(The Balochistan Post)* brought to you by *(Current Balochistan)* Two dead bodies have been discovered from Pishin and Hub areas of Balochistan on Monday. According to details received by The Balochistan Post, dead body of a man who was kidnapped five days ago has been recovered from Haji Faizo area of Pishin. The deceased has been identified as, 65-year-old Alamgir s/o Haji Noor Khan. Whereas another dead body has been recovered from Hub Chowki city of Balochistan today. The bullet riddled dead body was discovered near Sakran Police station. The deceased has been taken to the civil hospital for identification.

68 forcibly disappeared, 38 killed in October 2018 (BHRO) (HRCB)

November 6, 2018 *(Current Balochistan)* *_Balochistan_*:- 68 forcibly disappeared, 38 killed in October 2018 Baloch Human Rights Organization *(BHRO)* and Human Rights Council of Balochistan *(HRCB)* have received partial details of 114 cases of enforced disappearance and 38 extrajudicial killings in Balochistan during the month of October 2018. According to the details, security forces carried out 12 military operations the month of October in which the forces abducted and disappeared 114 people in which forty-six persons were later released while whereabouts of sixty-eight persons remain unknown. Moreover, thirty-eight people are killed in different areas of Balochistan. The victims of enforced disappearance include Yasib Hasil. He was whisked away by the security forces from his home in Machi, a village in Dasht, district Kech. Early morning of October 2, forces carried out multiple raids in different areas of Dasht and forcibly disappeared several people including Yasib

Australia-China relations at the crossroads?

Event details Asia Pacific Events at ANU Register Australian Centre on China in the World Add to Outlook calendar Add to Google calendar Add to iCal calendar CIW Annual Lecture Professor the Honourable Bob Carr 6:00pm - 7:30pm 13 Nov 2018  Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU RSVP  by 7 November From Gough Whitlam to Tony Abbott, Australia has pursued a pragmatic, national interest-based China policy that, in John Howard’s words, set differences to one side and worked on the things we could agree on. Under Howard and earlier Labor Prime Ministers Australia told China that nothing in our alliance obligations would drive us into conflict with China. Other US allies implicitly take the same approach. But does China’s rise and America’s decline now make that too hard? Especially as the US appears to be embracing trade war and a Cold War against a China it now defines as strategic rival. Diplomacy provides the key to being a US ally and a partner of

TRIVIUM CHINA: The Tip Sheet , know china better

TRIVIUM CHINA HEARD IN BEIJING "Some policies were poorly considered [and] lacked coordination." - Yi Gang , Governor of the People's Bank of China Some context:  In a sit down with reporters yesterday, Yi admitted that recent efforts to support the private sector have failed. He promised that the central bank will get it right this time. We're not so sure. More in the Tip Sheet below. Consider for a moment your friends and colleagues who do not receive the Tip Sheet. Then, in a coordinated fashion, forward them today's newsletter and tell them they  can click here to subscribe . And as always – keep the great comments, questions, tips, and complaints coming. THE TIP SHEET DRIVING THE DAY 1. Yi Gang promises to support the private sector China’s central bank governor Yi Gang sat down for a press Q&A yesterday. The topic:  What Yi and his colleagues are doing to support the private sector . Some context:  We’ve been writing about official support f

CHINA: Provincial governments go all in on big data

TRIVIUM CHINA Almost all of China’s 31 provincial governments have announced re-organization plans , following from the MASSIVE central government restructuring announced in March. Most plans mirror the central government’s restructuring  (see October 9 Tip Sheet). But nine provinces will have an agency unheard of in Beijing  – a Big Data Bureau. Not all provincial big data bureaus are created equal: Guangdong and Zhejiang want the bureau to collect data from all government departments in order to streamline government services.But Guizhou’s big data bureau has a much more expansive remit – they are investing in big data companies, including the one that runs Apple’s iCloud in China. Get smart:  Officials are still trying to figure out how to manage data. These nine provinces will compete to set the standard. What to watch:  Will central government follow these provinces’ lead and create a national big data bureau?   READ MORE People's Daily:  29省份机构改革方案获批 新机构亮相