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बांग्लादेशः पचास वर्षों की यात्रा
बांग्लादेश के लिए 16 दिसम्बर 1971 एक ऐतिहासिक तवारीख है। इस दिन को पाकिस्तानी सेना की पराजय और इसके बाद एक स्वतंत्र बांग्लादेश के रूप में उभरने के उपलक्ष्य में विजय दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है। यह 2021 वर्ष विशेष रूप से महत्त्वपूर्ण है क्योंकि यह उस ऐतिहासिक घटना का स्वर्ण जयंती वर्ष है। 1971 का बांग्लादेश का मुक्ति संग्राम उन पुरुषों और महिलाओं के दृढ़ संकल्प और बलिदान में अंतर्निहित उच्च भावनाओं को जगाता है, जिन्होंने पश्चिमी पाकिस्तान द्वारा अपने ही पूर्वी क्षेत्र के लोगों पर किए गए भारी दमन और संहार का सामना किया था।
Some Chinese Assessments of India’s Geo-economic and Foreign Policies
A good indication of Chinese thinking on India is discernible from the Chinese print and social media. While China’s English-language publications, like China Daily and Beijing Review, are intended for the English-speaking foreign audience, the Chinese-language media especially caters to the domestic readership. Articles published in Chinese-language publications usually do not appear in the English-language publications and are intended for specific professional audiences and academics.
Foreign Secretary’s Visit to Myanmar -Reiterating India’s Support to its People
Indian Foreign Secretary was in Myanmar (22-23 Dec. 21) meeting with different stakeholders including the the military government and the opposition which continues to oppose the military reinstatement that took place in February 21 post the general election held in 2020. This visit was of importance not only in conveying India’s interest to see Myanmar returning to the path of democratic transition and also lending support to the people to overcome this difficult phase.
Afghanistan Mired in Uncertainty
Taliban after illegitmately wresting power in Afghanistan has entered its fourth month. However the country remains in chaos and at the edge of abyss. United Nations(UN) has warned that Afghanistan is on countdown to catasrophe and it is at the brink of one of the world's worst humanitarian crises[1].
What the CCP Wants from its Media
On December 15, 2021 the All China Journalists Association (ACJA) organized a conference in Beijing. The Conference was attended by Xi Jinping who spoke to the participants and the winners of the China Journalism Awards. At the Conference the head of the Publicity Department, Huang Kunming, made a speech in which he urged the journalists to “make earnest efforts to publicize the Party's innovative theories to make them well-understood by the public and to take active measures to make the Party's voice heard” (China Daily).
The Strategic Significance of Turkic Council for Eurasia
Introduction Recently Turkic Council held its Eighth Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. Some significant developments have taken place during this Summit. The name of the Turkic Council was changed to the Organization of Turkic States. Secondly, Turkmenistan joined this organization as an observer, which is considered to be a significant development. Turkmenistan follows a policy of neutrality and restrains itself from being a member of any regional organization. However, Ashgabat joining Turkic Council as an observer is significant for regional cooperation in Central Asia.
Visit of Chairman Vietnam’s National People’s Assembly and India-Vietnam Relations
Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, the Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, visited India from 15 to 19 December to bolster India-Vietnam cooperation in a number of areas. He is one of the important leaders in the quartet of the top leadership and power structure of Vietnam which comprises of General Secretary of the Vietnam Communist Party, the President, Prime Minister and the Chairman of National Assembly.
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