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Shipments are expected to level off over the rest of the year, however, as Beijing prioritises the local market to curb domestic fuel inflation. Diesel, gasoline and jet fuel exports for the year are expected to be as much as 40% lower from 2021. This suggests monthly exports will hold near the recent pace over the rest of 2022 as China has already exported nearly 12 million tonnes of products in the first half. JLC expects 2022 diesel exports to shrink by 74% from 2021 to 4.5 million tonnes and gasoline to fall nearly 40% to 9 million tonnes. Only aviation fuel exports will rise, up 11% to 9.5 million tonnes, JLC said, as COVID-19 lockdowns and border controls cut domestic and international Chinese flights.
Persons: Chen Aizhu, Mukesh Sadhav, Sadhav, Zameer, JLC, Muyu Xu, Florence Tan, Tom Hogue Organizations: REUTERS, Diesel, China, Rystad Energy, Thomson Locations: Dongying, Shandong province, China, SINGAPORE, Beijing, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, India, Asia, Middle East, Europe, U.S, Refinitiv, China's
Explainer: How China manages refined fuel exports
  + stars: | 2022-08-15 | by ( Chen Aizhu | )   time to read: +4 min
Workers are seen near pumpjacks at a China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) oil field in Bayingol, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China August 7, 2019. REUTERS/StringerSINGAPORE, Aug 15 (Reuters) - China's refined fuel exports are likely to sink in 2022 to the lowest in seven years as the country seeks to maintain ample domestic supplies while refinery output posts a rare decline. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterMost quotas go to state oil groups, including China National Petroleum Corp, China Petrochemical Corp, China National Offshore Oil Corp, Sinochem Holdings and China National Aviation Fuel Company. Exports of very low sulphur fuel oil, a marine fuel that meets International Maritime Organization standards, are managed under a separate quota system. China's exports of diesel, gasoline and jet fuel peaked in 2019 at 55.4 million tonnes, with diesel accounting for nearly 40% of the total, according to Chinese customs data.
Persons: Stringer SINGAPORE, refiners, Chen Aizhu, Tom Hogue Organizations: National Petroleum Corp, REUTERS, Beijing, China National Petroleum Corp, China Petrochemical Corp, China National Offshore Oil Corp, Sinochem Holdings, China National Aviation Fuel Company, Mega, Zhejiang Petrochemical Corp, Maritime Organization, Singapore, Thomson Locations: pumpjacks, Bayingol, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, India, South Korea, Europe, Ukraine, Zhoushan, CHINA, Beijing
"Our teams assess our policies, training, processes and resources on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are comprehensive," it said. Reuters spoke to about two dozen Dalit tech workers in the United States who said discrimination had followed them overseas. "Significant caste discrimination exists in the United States," said Mayuri Raja, a Google software engineer who is a member of the AWU and advocates for lower-caste colleagues. Google reiterated to Reuters that caste discrimination fell under national origin, ancestry and ethnic discrimination. South Carolina law professor Brown expects no immediate resolution to the debate over of whether companies should reference caste.
Persons: Steve Jobs, Stephen Lam, hasn't, Big, casteism, Kevin Brown, Mayuri Raja, Sundar Pichai, Koray Bulut, Goodwin Procter, Bulut, Dell, John, Paul Singh Deol, Janine Yancey, Yancey, Brown, Paresh Dave, Kanishka Singh, Sudarshan, Kenneth Li Organizations: Steve, REUTERS, OAKLAND, Apple, Cisco Systems, Cisco, Big Tech, University of South, Reuters, IBM, Dell, Facebook, Meta, Microsoft, Google, Alphabet Workers, Consortium, California State University, Democratic Party, Civil Rights Department, Global Social Media, Dhillon, Thomson Locations: Cupertino , California, U.S, Calif, Silicon, India, California, University of South Carolina, Meta, United States, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Carolina, Washington, New Delhi
An aerial view of the PCK oil refinery on which a German embargo against the import of Russian oil is planned, stands on June 29, 2022 in Schwedt, Germany. The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being used to export fuel made from Russian crude, through high-seas transfers to hide its origin, to New York in violation of U.S. sanctions, a top Indian central banker said on Saturday. The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being used to export fuel made from Russian crude, through high-seas transfers to hide its origin, to New York in violation of U.S. sanctions, a top Indian central banker said on Saturday. U.S. sanctions on Moscow for its February invasion of Ukraine prohibit the import to the United States of Russian-origin energy products including crude oil, refined fuels, distillates, coal and gas. "The refined output was put back on that ship and it set sail without a destination.
Persons: Michael Patra, Patra Organizations: United, U.S . Treasury Department, Bank of India Locations: Schwedt, Germany, United States, India, New York, Indian, U.S, Russian, Gujarat, Michael Patra ., Moscow, Ukraine, New Delhi
Gold steadies near $1,800/oz on lower dollar, yields
  + stars: | 2022-08-15 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Gold prices held steady near the key psychological level of $1,800 per ounce on Monday, supported by a pullback in the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields. Gold prices held steady near the key psychological level of $1,800 per ounce on Monday, supported by a pullback in the dollar and U.S. Treasury yields. Spot gold was little changed at $1,800.09 per ounce, as of 0033 GMT, after rising 1.6% last week. Benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yields edged lower to 2.8421% after hitting a three-week peak on Friday, decreasing the opportunity cost of holding non-interest-bearing gold. Although gold is seen as a hedge against inflation, rising U.S. interest rates dull non-yielding bullion's appeal.
Persons: Thomas Barkin Organizations: U.S, Treasury, Benchmark, Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, Trust Locations: Istanbul, India, Taiwan, China
WASHINGTON/DUBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Whether or not Tehran and Washington accept a European Union "final" offer to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, neither is likely to declare the pact dead because keeping it alive serves both sides' interests, diplomats, analysts and officials said. "We are in no rush," said a senior Iranian official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Therefore, time is not of the essence for Iran," said a second senior Iranian official. read moreDANGLINGThe lack of better policy options for Washington, and Tehran's view that time is on its side, could leave the deal dangling. "It is unclear whether Iranian leaders have decided not to revive the deal or have not made a definitive decision, but either way, continuing this limbo period likely serves their interests," Rome said.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Donald Trump, Trump, Biden, Dennis Ross, John Bolton, Salman Rushdie, Henry Rome, Parisa, Arshad Mohammed, Jonathan Landay, Mary Milliken, Grant McCool Organizations: U.S, Washington, EU, United, Iranian, Democrat, Republicans, Washington Institute for Near, White House, Eurasia Group, Thomson Locations: WASHINGTON, DUBAI, Tehran, Washington, Union, Iran, U.S, China, India, Ukraine, European, Iranian, Russia, United States, Rome, Parisa Hafezi, Dubai
Strong market an apt tribute to India’s Big Bull
  + stars: | 2022-08-15 | by ( Una Galani | )   time to read: +3 min
MUMBAI, Aug 15 (Reuters Breakingviews) - “I see hordes, hordes, hordes, and hordes of Indian money coming." Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was on the money when he predicted five years ago at a Reuters Breakingviews event in Mumbai that the country’s stock market was approaching a tipping point. The robustness of Indian equities in a world of heavy selling is a fitting tribute to the Big Bull billionaire investor who died on Sunday aged 62. India’s financial community is losing a giant figure just as its stock market seems to be coming of age. Jhunjhunwala died at the age of 62, a week after the launch of his budget airline, Akasa Air.
Persons: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Jhunjhunwala, India’s Warren Buffett, Titan, Berkshire Hathaway, Bovespa, George Hay, Thomas Shum Organizations: Reuters, Big Bull, Tata Motors, Berkshire, Enterprises, Akasa, Bank of India, Thomson Locations: MUMBAI, Mumbai, India
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the crowd after addressing the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi, India, August 15, 2022. REUTERS/Adnan AbidiNEW DELHI, Aug 15 (Reuters) - India will aim to become a developed nation within 25 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a national day address on Monday, with policies to support domestic production in power, defence and digital technology. The World Bank currently categorises India as a lower-middle income economy - meant for countries with a gross national income per capita of between $1,086 and $4,255. Countries like the United States already see India as a future challenger to China's dominating influence in Asia and beyond. read moreIndia's neighbour Pakistan, which was part of British India and became independent at the same time, celebrated its independence day on Sunday.
Persons: Narendra Modi, Adnan Abidi, Modi, Joe Biden, Manoj Kumar, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Indian, REUTERS, World Bank, Sunday, Thomson Locations: Independence, Fort, Delhi, India, DELHI, United States, China, Asia, Pakistan, British India
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Partner, Rare Enterprises, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Mumbai, India November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeMUMBAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, dubbed India's Warren Buffett with an estimated net worth of $6 billion, died on Sunday morning at age 62, media said. A chartered accountant by profession from the desert state of Rajasthan, Jhunjhunwala started dabbling in stocks while in college and went on to manage a stock trading firm, RARE Enterprises. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterThe promoter of India's newest airline, the ultra low-cost Akasa Air, Jhunjhunwala appeared days ago at its public launch. "Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was indomitable," Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter.
Persons: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Shailesh Andrade, India's Warren Buffett, Jhunjhunwala, Narendra Modi, Modi, Shanti, Rupam Jain, Sriram, Mrinmay Dey, Jacqueline Wong, William Mallard Organizations: Rare Enterprises, Reuters, REUTERS, RARE Enterprises, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Mumbai, India, Rajasthan, Bengaluru
Salman Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( )   time to read: +8 min
Author Salman Rushdie at the Blue Sofa at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair on October 12, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries, but fellow author Aatish Taseer tweeted in the evening that he was "off the ventilator and talking (and joking)." "The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York. Author Salman Rushdie is tended to after he was attacked during a lecture, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. Investigators were working to determine whether the suspect, born a decade after "The Satanic Verses" was published, acted alone.
Persons: Salman Rushdie, Rushdie, Wylie, Nathaniel Barone, Jason Schmidt, Hadi Matar, Aatish Taseer, Andrew Wylie, Ian McEwan, Kal Penn, he's, Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Salman Rushdie —, Booker, India's, Indira Gandhi, Prophet Muhammad, Ruhollah Khomeini, Khomeini, Khamenei, hasn't, Schmidt, Barone, Matar, Rosaria Calabrese, Desmond Boyle, Boyle, Ali Tehfe, Hassan Nasrallah, Qassem Soleimani, Yaroun, spokespeople, Henry Reese, Joseph Anton Organizations: Chautauqua Institution, Resilience, State, Fitness Boxing, Associated Press, Journalists, AP Locations: Frankfurt, Germany, New York, Chautauqua , NY, India, Britain, U.S, Pakistan, Iran, Chautauqua County, Fairview , New Jersey, North Bergen, United States, Yaroun, Lebanon, Tehran
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Partner, Rare Enterprises, poses after an interview with Reuters in Mumbai, India November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeAug 14 (Reuters) - Here are reactions to the death of billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, known as "India's Warren Buffet". read moreINDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI:"Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was indomitable. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterUDAY KOTAK, CEO OF KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK:"Rakesh Jhunjhunwala: my school and college mate. ANDREW HOLLAND, CEO OF AVENDUS CAPITAL ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES:“I just have the fondest memories of sitting in Geoffrey’s bar and discussing markets.
Persons: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Shailesh Andrade, Warren, NARENDRA MODI, Om Shanti, UDAY KOTAK, Rakesh, ANDREW HOLLAND, Rupam, Sriram, William Mallard Organizations: Rare Enterprises, Reuters, REUTERS, MAHINDRA BANK, OF, , Thomson Locations: Mumbai, India, Geoffrey’s
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, 'India's Warren Buffet', dies at 62
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, dubbed India's Warren Buffett with an estimated net worth of $6 billion, died early on Sunday at age 62, his family said. The promoter of India's newest airline, the ultra low-cost Akasa Air, Jhunjhunwala appeared days ago at its public launch. Jhunjhunwala's excellent communication skills helped small investors understand the stock market, said businessmen and bankers based in India's financial capital, Mumbai, who had interacted with him for over 30 years. These include Tata Motors, watch maker Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels Co , which runs the Taj hotels. "Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was indomitable," Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter.
Persons: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, India's Warren Buffett, Jhunjhunwala, Rakesh, Narendra Modi, Modi, Shanti, Uday Kotak, Kotak Organizations: RARE Enterprises, Reuters, Tata Group, Tata Motors, Tata Communications, Indian Hotels Co, Indiabulls Housing Finance, Star Health Insurance, Federal Bank, Twitter, Mahindra Locations: Rajasthan, Mumbai, India
Alaska AirlinesCountry: USA2021 Capacity: 33,645,148 seats2018 Capacity: 54,574,295 seats19. VCG/VCG via Getty ImagesCountry: China2021 Capacity: 115,625,762 seats2018 Capacity: 122,917,175 seats4. On The Run Photo/ShutterstockCountry: USA2021 Capacity: 143,180,744 seats2018 Capacity: 233,758,798 seats2. Nicolas Economou/Getty ImageCountry: USA2021 Capacity: 151,146,489 seats2018 Capacity: 256,928,663 seats1. Jonathan Weiss/ShutterstockCountry: USA2021 Capacity: 168,852,981 seats2018 Capacity: 209,526,838 seats
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The Gateway of India is lit in the colours of the Indian national flag ahead of its 75th Independence Day, in Mumbai, India, August 13, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File PhotoWASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday congratulated India on 75 years of independence and said the United States and India were "indispensable partners" that would continue to work together to address global challenges in the years ahead. India will mark its 75th year of independence on Monday, celebrating the end of British colonial rule in 1947. "India and the United States are indispensable partners, and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership is grounded in our shared commitment to the rule of law and the promotion of human freedom and dignity," Biden said. Biden also said his country's Indian-American community had made the United States a more innovative, inclusive, and stronger nation.
Persons: Francis Mascarenhas, Joe Biden, Mahatma Gandhi's, Biden, Chris Gallagher, Diane Craft Organizations: Indian, REUTERS, Sunday, India, U.S ., India Strategic, Thomson Locations: India, Mumbai, United States, U.S
AMRITSAR, India — For seven decades, Sudarshana Rani has ached to learn her younger brother’s fate. She was just a child when the communal bloodletting that surrounded Britain’s 1947 partition of India wiped out nearly her entire extended family. But in the paddy fields that became execution grounds, there was one body she did not find: that of her 5-year-old brother, Mulk Raj. The brother, Piara Lal Duggal, retired as a senior officer in India’s state bank. Even a family movie outing a few years ago became part of her long, quiet search.
Persons: Sudarshana Rani, Mulk Raj, Rani, Piara Lal Duggal Locations: AMRITSAR, India, Lahore, Pakistan, India’s
India’s Partition: A History in Photos
  + stars: | 2022-08-14 | by ( Vivek Shankar | Mikko Takkunen | )   time to read: +1 min
Some historians argue that partition would have been unnecessary had Britain granted self-rule earlier to India, where Hindus and Muslims had lived side by side for centuries. But the idea of a separate state for British India’s Muslims had gained traction by the 1930s even though it was opposed by Mahatma Gandhi. A decade later, Britain was reeling from World War II and prepared to hand over power. As India and Pakistan prepared for independence, Jinnah, set to be president of the Muslim-majority state, proclaimed a liberal Pakistan. And on Aug. 15, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, famously celebrated his nation’s independence and “tryst with destiny.” But trouble was already afoot.
Persons: Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lord Louis Mountbatten Organizations: Getty, India Muslim League Locations: India, British, Britain, Pakistan, Calcutta, Kolkata, Bengal, Punjab, British India, West Pakistan
We've had a remarkable run since mid-June, when we traveled from around 3,636 on the S & P 500 to close at 4,280 on Friday. I often tell you to stay the course, as I did in June, reminding you that if you flit out and flit back in the market you're doomed to failure. The vast majority of the chatter was about the 10-year yield going to 4% because the Federal Reserve would have to take short rates almost as high if not higher. There were some voices saying that the big stock market dive in the second week of June was overdone. As a subscriber to the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer, you will receive a trade alert before Jim makes a trade.
Persons: We've, That's, Covid, Carley Garner, It's, Jim Cramer's, Jim Cramer, Jim, Virginia Sherwood Organizations: Federal Reserve, Treasury, CPI, Fed, Jim Cramer's Charitable, CNBC, NYSE Locations: Ukraine, China, India, Russia, U.S, America
Former Deutsche Bank co-CEO Anshu Jain dies
  + stars: | 2022-08-13 | by ( )   time to read: +3 min
Deutsche Bank Co-Chief Executive Anshu Jain speaks during the Institute of International Finance Annual Meeting in Washington October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsAug 13 (Reuters) - Anshu Jain, a top finance executive best known for helping German lender Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) take on the largest Wall Street firms, died overnight on Saturday after a five-year battle with cancer, his family said. Jain, who was born in India, spent two decades building Deutsche Bank into one of the world's top universal banks. He then headed bond trading and emerging markets and later, as head of the investment bank, he out-earned his boss, then-CEO Josef Ackermann. He was appointed to Deutsche's management board in 2009 and was responsible for the corporate and investment bank division from 2010.
Persons: Anshu Jain, Joshua Roberts, Jain, Cantor Fitzgerald, Larry Fink, Kenya’s Masaai Mara, Josef Ackermann, Anshu, Vera Eckert, Maria Ponnezhath, Franklin Paul, Clelia Organizations: Deutsche Bank Co, Institute of International, REUTERS, Deutsche Bank AG, Street, Bank, Deutsche, BlackRock Inc, University of Delhi, University of Massachusetts, Thomson Locations: Washington, India, Indian, Jaipur, Amherst, Kenya’s, Frankfurt, Bengaluru
Farooq explained why savvy investors can capitalize on undervalued crypto assets right now. However, according Mehdi Farooq, an analyst at Animoca Brands — the powerhouse behind crypto projects like The Sandbox — this is exactly the time to capitalize on undervalued cryptocurrencies. But Farooq believes that this present value is fair, and actually bolsters bitcoin's thesis as a store of value. While ethereum's cryptocurrency ether has already started to surge in anticipation of the event, Farooq believes that polygon will also capitalize on merge. 3) Leverages Indian talentFinally, Farooq believes polygon, an India-based company, has a strategic advantage over other crypto companies in capturing Indian blockchain talent.
Persons: Mehdi Farooq, Farooq, bitcoin, it'll, Sandeep Nailwal Organizations: Animoca Brands, Federal, polygon's, Disney, Adobe, ETH, Farooq, National Science, Engineering Locations: India
Rainwater across Earth contains levels of "forever chemicals" unsafe to drink, a study suggests. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), linked to cancer, are pervading homes and environments. That's because rainwater across the planet now contains hazardous chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Both substances' levels in rainwater "often greatly exceed" EPA limits, the study authors concluded. "Although in the industrial world we don't often drink rainwater [directly], many people around the world expect it to be safe to drink, and it supplies many of our drinking water sources," Cousins added.
Persons: Cyclone Asani, Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters They're, San Miguel Xicalco, Henry Romero, Ian Cousins, Cousins Organizations: Service, Science, Technology, University of Stockholm, Reuters, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, University of Stockholm Department, Environmental Locations: Kolkata, India, Antarctica, San Miguel, Mexico City, Mexico
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Michael Debabrata Patra, arrives at a news conference after a monetary policy review in Mumbai, India, February 6, 2020. U.S. sanctions on Moscow for its February invasion of Ukraine prohibit the import to the United States of Russian-origin energy products including crude oil, refined fuels, distillates, coal and gas. Patra said he was told the Russian crude was processed and converted into a distillate used for making single-use plastic. It works in strange ways," he saidIndia, the world's number 3 oil importer and consumer rarely bought Russian oil in the past. But since the war started, Indian refiners have been snapping up discounted Russian oil, shunned by many Western countries and companies.
Persons: Michael Debabrata Patra, Francis Mascarenhas, Michael Patra, Patra, Nidhi Verma, William Mallard Organizations: Bank of India, REUTERS, Francis Mascarenhas NEW, United, U.S . Treasury Department, Moscow, Thomson Locations: Mumbai, India, United States, New York, Indian, U.S, Russian, Gujarat, Michael Patra ., Moscow, Ukraine, New Delhi, Delhi, Russia
SRINAGAR, India, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Indian administered Kashmir on Saturday sacked four government employees, citing their involvement in activities "prejudicial to the interests of the security of the state". One of those dismissed is the son of the leader of a militant group fighting against India in the disputed Himalayan territory. India and Pakistan each rule part of Kashmir and claim it in full. India blames Pakistan for stoking unrest in Muslim-majority Kashmir and has stepped up pressure on Pakistan in recent years. Reuters was not able to reach any of the dismissed employees for comment.
Persons: Rupam Jain, Christina Fincher Organizations: Saturday, India, Kashmir University, Reuters, Thomson Locations: SRINAGAR, India, Kashmir, Pakistan
REUTERS/Akhtar SoomroKARACHI/NEW DELHI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Ali Hasan Baqai and Syed Abid Baqai, brothers split for 75 years by the partition of India and Pakistan, talk with their families on a video call, words and tears binding them but with no hope of reunion. Thousands of families like the Baqai brothers' remain divided three-quarters of a century after their countries were formed in the rupture of independence from British-ruled India in 1947. It was good to see Ali Hasan in Karachi, but it was nothing like "a hug, a touch, shaking hands or talking to them" in person. The Baqai families last met eight years ago when the older brother travelled to New Delhi. Ali Hasan, the older brother, was not allowed to attend the Indian funerals of his two sisters and mother in New Delhi.
Persons: Ali Hassan Baqai, Shaistan Ali, Akhtar Soomro, Ali Hasan Baqai, Syed Abid Baqai, Syed Abid, Ali Hasan, Asif Shahzad Organizations: REUTERS, Register, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Karachi, Pakistan, Akhtar Soomro KARACHI, DELHI, India, British, New Delhi, Kashmir
Both China and India have tried to expand their influence in Sri Lanka, which is facing its worst economic crisis in its post-independence history. Register now for FREE unlimited access to RegisterIndia has provided more help to Sri Lanka this year than any other nation. Sri Lanka formally handed over commercial activities at the port to a Chinese company in 2017 on a 99-year lease after struggling to repay its debt. The Pentagon says Yuan Wang ships are operated by the Strategic Support Force of the People's Liberation Army. Sri Lanka is a sovereign country and makes its own independent decisions," Arindam Bagchi, a foreign ministry spokesman, said.
Persons: Yuan Wang, Wang, Rupam, Ros Russell Organizations: COLOMBO, Register India, Pentagon, Strategic, Force, People's Liberation Army, Thomson Locations: Sri Lanka, India, United States, China, Asia, Europe
Building MomentumOther projects have sought to bring people from the two countries together over the years, including student exchanges and art projects, said Urvashi Butalia, the author of “The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India.”But she said Punjabi Lehar is unique because it celebrates the identify of Punjab, one of the states of British India that was divided by partition. (It was also the site of several bloody clashes afterward that pitted Muslims against Hindus and Sikhs.) “It harks to an identity that existed before partition, and in some ways continues after — a regional, linguistic, cultural identity, which links people together despite religious differences and rejects the assumption the British made at partition, that the only identity that needed to be foregrounded was the religious one,” Ms. Butalia said. Mr. Dhillon, who is Muslim, said that his interest in partition’s legacy comes from his grandfather, who would tell the family stories about their ancestral village in Indian Punjab, and the Sikh friends and neighbors he used to know.
Persons: Urvashi Butalia, Lehar, foregrounded, Ms, Butalia, Dhillon Locations: India, Punjab, British India, Indian Punjab
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