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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2764

News Analysis

Cruising for Change in Hong Kong and China

May you live in 'interesting' times" is an oft quoted expression to connote living in times of danger and uncertainty, and surely the citizens of Hong Kong are living in unprecedented times. A country divided against itself will not last long.

Cruising for Change in Hong Kong and China
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The Han Supremacists of China: Part 2

Chairman Mao tried to sell the Marxist-Leninist thought to solve the ethnic problem in his multi-ethnic country (PRC). Not only did the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) fail but Mao’s social engineering proved to be highly destructive. It led to the widespread discrimination and segregation of the non-Han minorities prevalent today based on their distinct religion, habitus, physiognomy, language, culture and socioeconomic status. After the death of Chairman Mao in 1976, the CCP began to relax its policies towards Muslims in 1978. But its policy of Hanification of the non-Han communities via the all-too-familiar colonial-style settlements and acculturation or a forced assimilation to the dominant Han culture did not ebb an iota.

The Han Supremacists of China: Part 2
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The Common Root of Supremacists – Part 1

Thanks to Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, what was once a mistrust has now evolved into unfiltered love and fondness for the government. The white supremacist see one of them in the highest citadel of power. They feel emboldened and empowered, and have energized other hateful chauvinists – home and abroad - to unleash their violence.

The Common Root of Supremacists – Part 1
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Kashmir Conflict: serious setback suffered by Pakistan in the absence of self-reliance

At the zenith of her power, Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister, once said, “There is no such a thing as society; there are just individual men women and their families.”

Kashmir Conflict: serious setback suffered by Pakistan in the absence of self-reliance
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Letter From America: The Significance of ‘Isra and Miraj in Islam

‘Isra and Miraj were the most miraculous and dignified journeys of the Prophet (Sal-lal-lahu alayhi wa sal-lam), which took place in the Shab-e-Miraj (or the Night of Miraj) in the month of Rajab before his migration to Madinah.

Letter From America: The Significance of ‘Isra and Miraj in Islam
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It was Sri Lanka PM Mahinda’s brother Basil who secretly blocked 113 majority’ – President Sirisena

In a new twist to Sri Lanka’s political turmoil, Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly lashed out saying Basil Rajapaksa, the brother of purported PM Mahinda Rajapaksa himself was behind the debacle of failure to formulate the much needed 113 Parliamentary majority.

Maithri  - Basil
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Letter From America: George H.W. Bush – the man and his legacy

Former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush died late Friday on Nov. 30, 2018 in his home in Houston. He was 94. He was suffering from a form of Parkinson’s disease. His wife of more than 70 years, Barbara Bush, died in April 2018. [They were the longest-married presidential couple in U.S. history.]

 Letter From America: George H.W. Bush – the man and his legacy
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Brave Commando Chickens Out

Henceforth Pervez Musharraf, the garrulous former dictator of Pakistan will find it difficult to shake off the label chicken hearted. Nawaz Sharif, the deposed Prime Minister, who is fighting what appears to be a losing battle against the trio of Military- Mullahs -Qazi has already branded him as ‘coward’.

Brave Commando Chickens Out
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SRI LANKA: THE UNTOLD STORY:Chapter 23: Srimavo's constitutional promiscuity

"The Tamil-speaking people of Ceylon believe that only a federal type constitution would enable them to look after their own affairs alone and would safeguard them from total extinction. Only under such a constitution, the Tamil-speaking people of this country could live in dignity, with our birthright to independence, as equal with our Sinhalese brethrens." This was stated in the election manifesto of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK), which was released on April 4, 1970.

Srimavo Bandaranaiyake in black & white
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Political Tremors in Nepal

Maoist supremo, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, has stunned political observers with his decision with less than a month for heralding election season; polls for the National Parliament and Provincial Assemblies are scheduled for 26th Nov and 7th Dec. Significantly, Prachanda has refused to withdraw his ministers from the ruling coalition.

Political Tremors in Nepal
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