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Foreign investment has transformed China

A little humility from the Communist Party will serve China well

By taking all the credit for the country’s stunning economic rise, the Communist Party is threatening its continued prosperity.
Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., during the 4th annual Eastern Economic Forum, held in Vladivostok, Russia, in September 2018 | Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Alibaba’s Jack Ma confirmed as member of China’s Communist Party

Jack Ma, China's richest man, was listed among 100 people being recognized by the Communist Party of China for their contributions to the country.
The rescued boys at a press conference after their rescue in July | commons

Missing Interpol president resigns & this is what the Thailand cave boys are doing now 

Climate crisis on our doorstep, and a conman may have sparked honour killings in Afghanistan. 

Look to India for returns, not China’s Belt-and-Road, funds say

As the Chinese initiative is primarily for Beijing to exert its influence over the region, investors are not seeing much possibility of financial returns. 
Xi Jinping at the China Communist Party conference

Engaging the dragon: Xi Jinping’s China wants to be respected without being respectful

China’s strategic momentum is truly startling, and it is only a matter of time before the US draws a ‘new normal’ to define its relationship with it.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.