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China’s New Silk Road Diplomacy, Heading towards a reality through Belt & Road Initiative (BRI)

China's New Silk Road Diplomacy, Heading towards a reality through Belt & Road Initiative (BRI)

“If you want to get rich, build a road first.” — Chinese Proverb China’s New Silk Road (NSR) diplomacy came up with its revolutionary idea of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It aims at refurbishing the conventional relations of Old Silk Road under “Silk Road Spirit” into the new narratives of NSR i.e. pipelines, roads, railways and maritime linkages like …

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China’s Leadership, Reshuffle and Xi’s New Era

China's Leadership, Reshuffle and Xi's New Era

A man whose name was largely unknown outside of China just a few years ago has become the rising Asian giant’s most powerful leader in decades. Chinese President Xi Jinping, now officially recognized as the supreme leader and the ‘core’ of the Communist Party of China, controls more power and authority than almost all of his modern predecessors. Since he …

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XI JINPING’s SPEECH, FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

XI JINPING's SPEECH, FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

1. Xi wants China to rise on the global stage Xi made several pointed comments directed at the US president, casting himself as an anti-Donald Trump by denouncing isolationism and championing cooperation among nations. “No country can retreat to their own island, we live in a shared world and face a shared destiny,” he said, making at least one indirect …

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Chinese Communist Party

Chinese Communist Party

An Explainer Every five years, the eyes of the world turn to China as the ruling Communist Party holds its congress. The event determines who will lead the Party. Those people will go on to lead the 1.3 billion people of China and helm the world’s second largest economy. In this context, China’s top officials gathered at the Great Hall …

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Letters to the Editor (November 2017)

Letters to the Editor (November 2017)

Balochistan Needs A Cancer Hospital In this era of technological advancement, it is regretted that Balochistan, the country’s biggest province in terms of area, is deprived of a state-of-the-art cancer hospital. The number of cancer patients in the province is quite high. Every year, many cancer patients die due to non-availability of a cancer hospital in the province. More than …

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Lessons for Pakistan in Xi’s Anti-Corruption Drive (Editorial November 2017)

Lessons for Pakistan in Xi’s Anti-Corruption Drive (Editorial November 2017)

Surah-20 Ta Ha/ Ayat 6: To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil. “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ― Nietzsche …

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National & International MCQs (August-Sept 2017)

National & International MCQs (August-Sept 2017)

National 1. On Aug 16, Yaqoob Khan Nasar was nominated as the acting President of PML-N, the party which came into being in ______. (a) 1985            (b) 1990 (c) 1992            (d) 1993 2. On Aug 16, the US designated ______ a specially designated terrorist outfit. (a) Harkat-ul-Ansar (b) Hizbul Mujahideen …

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World in Focus (August-Sep 2017 )

World in Focus (August-Sep 2017 )

NATIONAL Aug 16: PML-N nominated Senator Yaqoob Khan Nasar as the acting president of the party. The PML-N came into being in 1990, and since then, Shahbaz Sharif is the only person, other than Nawaz Sharif, to have held the office of party chief. Aug 16: The United States designated Hizbul Mujahideen as a specially designated terrorist organisation led by …

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Horoscope (October 2017)

Horoscope (October 2017)

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Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal

Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal

Fifty years ago, at New York’s Riverside Church, Martin Luther King made a passionate plea for a more equal, more just, more peaceful and more dignified world. Calling for “a radical revolution of values”, King concluded, “We must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights …

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