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Published On: October 12, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Kamal Subedi  | @Inspiredkamal

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Kathmandu

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in Kathmandu on a two-day state to Nepal on Saturday afternoon.  

President Bidya Devi Bhandari received Xi at VVIP lounge, Tribhuvan International Airport.

What leaders had to say all about Chinese President Xi's visit

Leaders of major political parties have opined that two-day sate-visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal will add a new milestone to Nepal-China bilateral ties.

Talking to Republica Online on Friday, the leaders advised capitalizing Xi’s visit for the country's larger economic interests. 

Chronology of Nepal-China high-level exchange of visits

Since the establishment of Sino-Nepal diplomatic relations on August 1 1955, traditional friendship and friendly cooperation between the Chinese and Nepali people have witnessed steady development. The relationship between the two countries remained trouble-free over the years. 

A glimpse of ongoing projects executed by China in Nepal

A nine-storey building at Basantapur Durbar Square which was severely destroyed by the 2015 massive earthquake is now being reconstructed with the financial support of Rs 1 billion 3 million by the Chinese government. 

The reconstruction work was inaugurated by Wang Yang, the Vice Premier of China during his four-day official visit on August 15, 2017.

Modi picks up trash from seaside town while hosting China's Xi

ndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went picking up trash on Saturday from a scenic beach resort where he is hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping for summit talks.

Modi and Xi are meeting in the southern town of Mamallapuram, home to centuries old wind-swept temple monuments but also popular with tourists for surfing in its perfect waves.

Kipchoge runs unofficial marathon in under two hours

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history on Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognized by the sport’s governing body.

The Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna’s Prater Park in one hour 59:40 minutes on a cool, misty and windless autumnal morning.

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