Saturday’s editorial in the newspaper People’s Daily was responding to an announcement from President Donald Trump, after China’s ceremonial parliament bypassed Hong Kong’s local legislature to advance legislation that could severely curtail free speech and opposition political activities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. … [Read more...] about China says US move to end some trading privileges of Hong Kong ‘doomed to fail’
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By Bipul Chatterjee and Kishan S Rana Connectivity enables trade. While this is an ancient story, we sometimes tend to forget this simple logic. Our penchant for looking at the whole tree, as against the eye of a parrot, tends to push us towards debating trade issues in technical and esoteric language, at times far removed from ground realties. We have to first grasp the basics of trade and also keep in mind that talking about trade possibilities is rather different from making trade possible. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cross-border trade between India and Bangladesh has, once again, underlined this simple fact. For a large number of basic necessities, including commodities such as onions or salt, Bangladesh is dependent on India. Nothing wrong with that as nobody can or should produce everything. However, due to legitimate health-related concerns, during this global pandemic, land borders, through which bulk of Indo-Bangla cross-border trade takes place, are firmly … [Read more...] about View: Fostering Indo-Bangla trade relations, connectivity is the ‘mantra’
The Indian officials also clarified to the Hong Kong government that the e-visa facility for Chinese tourists announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to China last month will be applicable to residents of Hong Kong which will address the issue of reciprocity. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: No visa-free entry for Indians any more?
The Indian officials also clarified to the Hong Kong government that the e-visa facility for Chinese tourists announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to China last month will be applicable to residents of Hong Kong which will address the issue of reciprocity. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong: Indians will continue to enjoy visa-free entry
Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday he hopes and believes that the commitment made by leaders of 15 countries at leaders' meetings on East Asia cooperation last year on signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by the end of this year will happen as scheduled. … [Read more...] about Premier believes regional economic pact coming this year