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Hou Yanqi

The author is Chinese ambassador to Nepal

China’s COVID-19 vaccine assistance shows sincere friendship

Published On: March 30, 2021 08:57 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

Despite the pandemic Nepal-China cooperation projects have shown steady progress

Friendship across Mount Zhumulangma: A bond for shared prosperity

Published On: November 1, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

China and Nepal are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers.  People from both the countries have shared connectivity, mutual benefit and exchanges along the border areas since ancient times. The magnificent and holy Mount Zhumulangma has witnessed the long history of exchanges between the two countries, and the vast Himalayas have become the bond of China-Nepal friendship.  In 1955, China and Nepal established diplomatic relations, which started a new chapter in the development of bilateral relations and injected new impetus into border cooperation between the two countries.

Aggression and expansion have never been China’s aspiration

Published On: September 3, 2020 07:00 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against the Japanese Aggression and The World Anti-Fascist War.  The Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression was an important part of the World Anti-Fascist War.  The Chinese people held ground in the main theater in the East of the World Anti-Fascist War, thus making a major historic contribution to its victory.

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.

China wants to build a community with a shared better future for mankind

Published On: June 17, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated around the world, which has hit over 210 countries and regions, claimed over 400,000 precious lives, and posed a serious threat to people all over the world.  As Antonio Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations, warned, the current coronavirus outbreak is the biggest challenge for the world since World War II.  He also called on the world to remember the lessons of 1945 and work together to end the pandemic and build a future of peace, safety and dignity for all.

How China helped during the earthquake and afterward

Published On: April 25, 2020 11:57 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

Today (April 25) marks fifth anniversary 2015 earthquake in Nepal and the memories on it are still fresh for me.  Back then, I was working in the Department of Asian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

Our collective efforts will defeat this pandemic

Published On: March 14, 2020 09:47 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

In the age of globalization, humankind is living in the same global village.  The future of everyone around the world is closely intertwined. We have increasingly emerged as a community with common destiny in which everyone has a little bit of others. Confronted by the sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), thanks to the Chinese people’s untiring efforts, the situation in China is increasingly trending in the positive direction. But unfortunately the virus is rapidly spreading across the world, and it is now a pandemic.  We are once again reminded that non-traditional security threats like infectious diseases, climate change, and financial crises have no international borders, and no country can stay immune.  Just as President Xi Jinping put it, “mankind is a community with a shared future. To prevail over a disease that threatens all, unity and cooperation is the most powerful weapon”.

Shock of the epidemic is temporary

Published On: February 15, 2020 11:27 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus pneumonia, acting with a high sense of responsibility to the health of the Chinese people and the people around the world, the Chinese government has taken the most comprehensive and rigorous control measures, including extending the Spring Festival holidays, postponing the re-opening time of companies, cancelling the international group tours, implementing traffic control, encouraging people to refrain from going out and gathering together.

Hong Kong will shine

Published On: August 14, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

Hong Kong will restore its normal order soon. “One country, two systems” policy will always be firmly upheld, and “Pearl of the Orient” will be shining again

New era, new opportunities

Published On: April 22, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Hou Yanqi

BRI is not a “debt trap” but an “economic pie” that benefits local population. It is not a “geopolitical tool” but a great opportunity for shared development