Posts Tagged ‘ China ’

India and the US get closer and cosier

February 3, 2015
Sanjay Kapoor
India and the US get closer and cosier

US President Barack Obama’s town hall engagement with the people of Delhi
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A new opportunity for China-Bangladesh cooperation

March 12, 2014
LI Jun
A new opportunity for China-Bangladesh cooperation

Since the reform and opening-up in 1978, China has been making remarkable economic progress in all areas,
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Posted in Bi-lateral Issue | 2 Comments »

Looking back at 2012

December 31, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
Looking back at 2012

Time has inevitably rolled out 2013 upon us; it is time for a year-end retrospective – a round-up of some of the major events that took place in 2012.
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Posted in Year in review | 6 Comments »

New opportunities for the garments industry

December 4, 2012
A. R. Chowdhury
New opportunities for the garments industry

It is unfortunate that Bangladesh tends to attract international attention only when it is hit by a calamity. It was no different this time. The tragic fire at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd in Savar killed more than a hundred innocent lives.
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A prize for literature or political reality?

November 15, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
A prize for literature or political reality?

This year’s Nobel Award in Literature, no doubt, points to a shift for the Swedish Academy. Was it a change of heart? May be; or perhaps, they decided to go off the script for a realistic change.
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China urban slum strategy: Can it be a role model for Bangladesh?

August 3, 2012
Shah Jawad Shamir
China urban slum strategy: Can it be a role model for Bangladesh?

When I was visiting China few years ago, I noticed an interesting housing project in the outskirts of Beijing. Out of curiosity I asked my tour guide about them and to my surprise, I learned that they were slums.
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The year of the bully

The year of the bully

In a swanky high school for the wealthy elite, one Friday night a boy lay in his bed. The long-haired boy was known as a non-conformist, something with which the other students took umbrage.
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Posted in Democracy, Human Rights, International | 4 Comments »

Happy spring, Bangladesh

April 4, 2012
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Happy spring, Bangladesh

Happy Spring! This weekend, members of my family were dedicating that precious commodity of time, that which is so lacking in all of our lives, and we took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to plant our garden.
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Posted in Economy, Foreign Affairs | 2 Comments »

The East, the West and the in-betweens

February 12, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
The East, the West and the in-betweens

“East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet” is a famous line from Rudyard Kipling‘s poem the ‘The Ballad of East and West’. I was frequently quoted this line in my youth, whenever I tried to emulate western lifestyles.
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A garment-wallah’s perception of the McKinsey growth myth

January 30, 2012
Rubana Huq
A garment-wallah’s perception of the McKinsey growth myth

I lag heavy suitcases from one continent to another, helplessly looking for a helping hand to ease my strain of pulling the two suitcases one after the other from the luggage belt. Over the years, my back has had multiple nerves impinging on it, causing crucial pain and spondylitis accompanied by a muscle spasm...
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Fallout is just beginning in North Korea

December 23, 2011
Ian Bremmer
Fallout is just beginning in North Korea

There are many surprising things about Kim Jong-il’s sudden death, not the least of which is that it took two days for the rest of the world to hear about it. Yet most surprising is the sanguine reaction of the global and especially the Asian markets. On Monday, or actually Sunday as we now...
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