Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, will shine again

Published On: July 10, 2020 08:45 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to her motherland.  On July 1, 1997, the Chinese government resumed exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, and that opened a new era, featuring the principles of “one country, two systems”, “the people of Hong Kong administering Hong Kong” and a high degree of autonomy. Hong Kong has since embarked on a journey of unity and common development with the motherland. Since its return, with strong support from the motherland, Hong Kong withstood the impact of the Asian financial crisis, the SARS epidemic, the global financial crisis and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, and emerged stronger as an international financial, shipping and trading center. It has made great progress in the economy, rule of law, people’s livelihood and other various fields.

Imagining a motherland: Gender and nationalism

Published On: July 9, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: Swasti Gautam

The boundaries set by the nation, state, families and societies often do not allow a woman to become a citizen. This leads to women not becoming the part of the nation but just a national embodiment.

How cult practices contributed to Covid-19 spread

Published On: July 9, 2020 08:40 AM NPT By: Dr Prakash Budhathoky

Cult practices are found to be responsible for spread of infection in a number of countries.

After the liberal international order

Published On: July 8, 2020 11:05 AM NPT By: Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

If Biden is elected, the question he will face is not whether to restore the liberal international order. It is whether the US can work with an inner core of allies to promote democracy and human rights.

Tackling youth unemployment post-pandemic

Published On: July 8, 2020 09:55 AM NPT By: Bikas Pant

Isn’t it the right time for the government to leverage the skills of youths to build a prosperous Nepal once the pandemic is over?

Unteaching tyranny

Published On: July 7, 2020 05:30 PM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

When a fellow professor in a teacher training program said last month that he takes attendance twice during class since going online, I was surprised by the tyrannical idea. What if a student lost internet connection or electricity, ran out of data or was sharing a device, had family obligations or a health problem? We’re not just “going online,” we’re also going through a horrifying global pandemic!

How kids communicate

Published On: July 6, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Usha Pokharel

I consider this lockdown period as a productive time for me. During this time at home, I have plenty of time during the day to read variety of topics and relate them to my experiences. I spend my evenings talking to my granddaughters in the USA.

Who is to blame?

Published On: July 6, 2020 03:22 PM NPT By: Umesh K Bhattarai

When relations between the two states deteriorate due to various reasons, dialogue is a tool to bring them back on track. Closing all prospects for talks means the individual state does not want to keep relations at all.

Why NCP must not split

Published On: July 4, 2020 10:20 AM NPT By: Devendra Gautam

NCP should learn bitter lessons from the past, keep its house in order and focus on ending corruption and ensuring good governance.

Use of fake news to disparage China

Published On: July 3, 2020 03:00 PM NPT By: Suresh Sharma

Psychologists Gordon Pennycook and David Rand claim “only unexpected information can filter through to higher stages of processing” because human responses gradually reduce ability to examine reliability of same information and the brain finally learns they are true.  The common citizens do not have the ability to distinguish such misinformation that largely determines its speed, reach, and impact to convince target audience.