Author: Clementine Todorov

BANGLADESH: A NEW ERA – BANGLADESH AND CHINA UNITE IN TRADE

Photoshop by Clementine Todorov   CLEMENTINE TODOROV WRITES – As a nation struggling with environmental and economic setbacks, Bangladesh has taken a step forward to ally itself with China once again. Previously, the Republic of China had ties with Pakistan which fostered tension with Bangladesh since its rebellion and established independence as a nation in 1971.   On October 14th, Xi Jinping, President of the Republic of China, met with Bangladeshi officials to discuss their trade relationship. This visit validates the progress Bangladesh has made and has uplifted the spirits of the population, elevating the country’s international relations through their...

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BANGLADESH: IS MEDIA PLAYING A ROLE IN TERRORISM IN SOUTH ASIA?

CLEMENTINE TODOROV WRITES – In late August, at a press conference for his first official visit to Bangladesh, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that the Bangladesh media should cool it on terrorism coverage. “Perhaps,” Kerry said, “the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.” Telling reporters to say less about terrorism is a delicate topic for Bangladeshis, who are still struggling with their freedom of press and are concerned about the country’s state-enforced censorship. Sometimes, writers in Bangladesh and those who choose to...

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BANGLADESH: FLOODED‎ WITH WAVES OF ANXIETY

CLEMENTINE TODOROV WRITES — Whether they live in the Global North or South, climate change is affecting the way of life for everyone. While people of the Western world seems to be more concerned about their abnormal weather changes, they are less aware and empathetic towards countries like Bangladesh, whose residents are always in a constant battle with nature and its changing patterns. Since July 2016, Bangladesh has experienced another wave of floods these past few months in 16 districts, leaving 42 dead and over 25,000 displaced. In addition to largely disrupting to the economy, these floods displace families...

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