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Indigenous identity is not our problem
Politics, World

Indigenous identity is not our problem

Assimilation and eradication have always been the answer to the Indian problem. From germ warfare, bounties, starvation tactics, forced relocations, corralling onto — and scooping off — of reserves, to coded identification. And now, it’s snipers picking off Indigenous individuals one by one. The federal government decides who they “recognize” as Indigenous, worthy of consultation and benefit agreements. With the rise of cultural pride alongside equitable economic opportunity, the Indian problem may be getting worse. Métis (and non-status First Nations) are able to decide their own identity and jurisdiction criteria as they have not been subjected to Indian Act determinations, whereas Indian reserve populations are controlled and defined by the Canadian nation. No wonder people are confus
These 12 films are good bets at the online Hot Docs documentary festival
Business, China, Politics, World

These 12 films are good bets at the online Hot Docs documentary festival

The pandemic has made us all take stock of who we are as individuals and where we fit in a world increasingly rocked by change. This existential concern is on the minds of many filmmakers, from Canada and 65 other countries, who will take part in Toronto’s annual Hot Docs festival of documentary cinema, running online from April 29 to May 9. (Full program and details are at hotdocs.ca). As the opening night film “A.rtificial I.mmortality” shows, even the very notion of whether humanity is limited to humans is up for debate. Will sentient robots eventually demand their own version of “I” and “we”? Here are my picks for a dozen good bets at Hot Docs 2021, in alphabetical order: A.rtificial I.mmortality Toronto filmmaker Ann Shin’s fest-opening doc challenges viewers to engage with a fas
Increased iron ore price in China amid tensions with Australia
China, Politics

Increased iron ore price in China amid tensions with Australia

Beijing, China: China might cut down its steel demand in coming day as the tension increases between the Australia.According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), China's state-dominated steel sector is concerned about surging prices, urging the government to help with market "malfunctions" and improve policies in the futures market.China imports over 50 per cent of its iron ore from Australia, and consumes more iron ore than any other nation. "The problem with high iron ore prices is that money is leaving the steel-producing countries and ending up with the iron ore producers and the governments of countries that produce the iron ore," Erik Hedborg, senior analyst at commodities firm CRU."Longer-term, one problem with high iron ore prices that feed into the price of steel is potential ...
G7 statement criticised Beijing’s increasing presence in East and South China seas: China condemns
China, Politics

G7 statement criticised Beijing’s increasing presence in East and South China seas: China condemns

Beijing, China: Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) countries that criticised Beijing's increasing presence in the East and South China seas. It responded them very sharply against the joint communique.China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin strongly condemned the outcome of the G7 meeting in London, reported NHK World.In a joint statement released on Wednesday in London, representatives from the G7, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, had condemned Chinese actions in East and South China seas.Wang denounced the G7 nations in a news conference, saying their move is an interference in China's sovereignty and runs counter to the current trend of peaceful development and cooperation.Wang also reiterated China's st...
Jaishankar says, India has limitless possibilities and uncountable challenges.
Asia, Conflict, Politics

Jaishankar says, India has limitless possibilities and uncountable challenges.

London, UK: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said we have enormous possibilities with China but we have challenges as well.Speaking at an event 'Policy Exchange' in London, he said: "Our relation with China has enormous possibilities, it also has significant challenges. I am afraid some of those challenges are on display right now. It is common sense that you can develop a relationship if it is free of tension and friction, if not actually coercion and conflict."He pointed out that at this time, a very large Chinese military massing of forces close to border areas of India, which has impacted growth of the relationship between the two countries."At this time, we have a very large Chinese military massing of forces close to our border areas. That has impacted growth of th...
New Zealand’s PM says differences with China becoming harder to manage
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New Zealand’s PM says differences with China becoming harder to manage

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that the differences between New Zealand and its top trading partner China are becoming harder to reconcile as Beijing’s role in the world grows and changes.The comments come as New Zealand faces pressure from some elements among Western allies over its reluctance to use the Five Eyes intelligence and security alliance to criticise Beijing.In a speech at the China Business Summit in Auckland, Ardern said there are things on which China and New Zealand "do not, cannot, and will not agree", but added these differences need not define their relationship."It will not have escaped the attention of anyone here that as China's role in the world grows and changes, the differences between our systems – and the interests and values that shape those syste
Bhutan rejects the suggestion of boundary talks by China
Asia, China, Politics

Bhutan rejects the suggestion of boundary talks by China

NEW DELHI: Bhutan has rejected the offer of chines to alter the terms related to the China and Thimpu talksThe 10th Expert Group Meeting (EGM) between China and Bhutan, held in Kunming from 6 and 9 April, was marked by Chinese assertiveness and impatience because of Bhutan’s insistence on sticking to the existing framework on boundary talks instead of adopting a new formula, informed sources have revealed.For instance, China wants Bhutan to amend the clause in the ‘Guiding Principles’ that mandates both sides to maintain the status quo on the boundary as it existed in March 1959. The Bhutanese delegation, however, pointed out to their Chinese counterparts that the clause about maintaining status quo was included in the existing framework on boundary talks at the insistence of the then Chi
Biden announces trillion-dollar plan in order to counter China
Conflict, Politics, World

Biden announces trillion-dollar plan in order to counter China

Washington, US: President Joe Biden called his multi-trillion proposal for domestic investment as key to challenging China and strengthening the US's position on the world stage."We're in a competition with China and other countries to win the 21st Century. We have to do more than just build back. We have to build back better. Throughout our history, public investments and infrastructure have transformed America," the President said. "Farmers planting cover crops, so they can reduce carbon dioxide in the air and get paid for doing it. There's no reason the blades for wind turbines can't be built in Pittsburgh instead of Beijing. No reason why American workers can't lead the world in the production of electric vehicles and batteries," he added. Biden further stated that 'The American...
Celebration of Panchen lama’s birthday could be seen across Russia
Asia, Conflict, Politics

Celebration of Panchen lama’s birthday could be seen across Russia

Moscow, Russia: Today Tibet community across the Russia is celebrating the 32nd birthday of 11th Panchen Lama Gedun Chokyi Nyima. It was supposed it be a joyus day but his birthday is of mixed feelings as he was abducted by chines Government when he was 26.The 11th Panchen Lama Gendun Chokyi Nyima was born on April 25, 1989 in Lhari County, Tibet. On May 14, 1995, the Dalai Lama XIV made an official statement and named the new reincarnation of the 1st Panchen Lama, a six-year-old boy named Gendun Chokyi Nyima. Three days later, on May 17, the little lama and his parents disappeared without a trace.Since 1995, the Chinese government has withheld information about the fate of the Panchen Lama, despite repeated requests and statements about Gendun Chokyi Nyima made by the world public and po...
Bahrain in support of India amid Covid-19.
Asia, Politics

Bahrain in support of India amid Covid-19.

MANAMA — The Cabinet of Bahrain expressed their support to India as the country witness the 2nd wave. Bahrain also extended their sincere condolences to the government and citizens of India following the deaths of COVID-19 patients. In the weekly meeting held remotely and chaired by Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, who is also the country’s prime minister, the Cabinet decided on sending medical equipment and oxygen to India to support its fight against COVID-19.The Cabinet also expressed its sincere condolences to the government and citizens of Iraq following the accidental fire that broke out at the Ibn Al-Khatib Hospital in Baghdad, which took the lives of 82 people. The Cabinet wished the injured a speedy recovery. The Cabinet further expressed its sincere condolences to