Four famous amateur model grandmothers took off their masks during a saunter down the streets of Beijing on Thursday to demonstrate life returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic eases.

SHANGHAI, July 9: Air pollution has caused an estimated 49,000 deaths and $23 billion in economic losses in the cities of Beijing and Shanghai alone since Jan. 1, 2020, according to a “clean air counter” launched by environmental groups on Thursday.

BEIJING, Feb 2: Abhishek Dahal, a Nepali student in Tianjin, a city near to China’s capital Beijing, had no plan to return home to Nepal. But fearing that he might be trapped in China for an indefinite period due to suspension of flights by international airliners following the rising death toll from coronavirus, Dahal decided to return home early.

BEIJING, Dec 26: Besides the Great Wall of China, Nepalis visiting Beijing also seek to observe the dead body of Mao Tse Tung and offer their condolences. The embalmed body of the Chinese leader, who died on September 9, 1976, is preserved in the southern side of the centrally located Tiananmen Square.

HONG KONG, Oct 24: Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters, some waving Catalan flags and banners urging “a fight for freedom together”, rallied in support of a separate Catalonia on Thursday, broaching an issue that is anathema to Hong Kong’s Communist Party leaders in Beijing.

KABUL, Sept 23: A Taliban delegation met China’s special representative for Afghanistan in Beijing to discuss the group’s peace talks with the United States, a spokesman for the Islamist insurgency said.

Sept 12: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 12, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

BEIJING, Sept 12: China’s capital of Beijing is on track to drop out from the list of the world’s top 200 most-polluted cities this year, with hazardous smog concentrations falling to their lowest on record in August, data compiled by IQAir AirVisual showed on Thursday.

BEIJING, Aug 21: Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits.

BEIJING, August 6: Protesters in Hong Kong must not “play with fire” and mistake Beijing’s restraint for weakness, China said on Tuesday in its sharpest rebuke yet of the “criminals” behind demonstrations in the city whom it vowed to bring to justice.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Embassy of Nepal organized 'Nepal Photo & Painting Exhibition 2019' in Beijing on Thursday, making the 64th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China.

BEIJING, July 31: Beijing-based startup iSpace is planning up to eight commercial rocket launches next year, after last week becoming China’s first privately funded firm to put a satellite into orbit, its executives told Reuters.

BEIJING, May 10: President Donald Trump’s latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect Friday and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China’s technology ambitions and other trade strains.

The Chinese are coming

April 8, 2019 01:05 am

There need be no doubt any longer. The Chinese are coming conspicuously and visibly—big and fast. Forthcoming months will witness Beijing unveiling a multi-pronged strategy, according to Chinese academics who talk to Nepali visitors. As a counter to the Chinese thrust in expanding their reach and influence, the United States sets renewed sight on Nepal as a crucial site for its strategic activity.

BEIJING, March 30: China has never forced debt upon participants of its new Silk Road project as “prejudiced” critics have suggested, the country’s top diplomat said on Saturday in a strongly worded defense of a key policy platform of President Xi Jinping.

NAIROBI, March 10: The improvement in air quality that has been recorded in Chinese capital of Beijing in the last two decades could serve as an inspiration to world's mega cities grappling with atmospheric pollution, said a UN Environment report launched in Nairobi on Saturday.

NEW DELHI, Mar 5: New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital city in 2018, two groups monitoring air pollution said on Tuesday in a study of the amount of fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 in 61 capital cities around the world.

BEIJING, Feb 26 : In its attempt to lure more Chinese investors and enterprises in Nepal as well as to prod the Chinese investing firms for their participation in the upcoming Nepal Investment Summit scheduled next month, the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing organised a pre-summit conference on Nepal Investment Summit on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: A three-member delegation led by Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi reached Beijing on Wednesday to participate in the twelfth meeting of the Joint Consultation Mechanism between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and China.

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Dec 7: President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.

BEIJING, Dec 6: China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The twelfth meeting of the Joint Consultation Mechanism between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and China will be held in Beijing later this week.

BEIJING, Nov 12: A $300 bottle of wine sold in the United States and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places: at the foot of the Himalayas in China, where farmers sing traditional songs while picking grapes.

BEIJING, Sept 11: China’s health commission is getting rid of three offices that were previously dedicated to family planning, it announced late on Sunday, the latest signal that Beijing may further reduce restrictions on childbirth to combat an aging population.

MOSCOW, Aug 30: US President Donald Trump has blamed Beijing for the lack of progress on North Korea’s denuclearization, saying China has put North Korea “under tremendous pressure” in response to a trade war Trump had started in the first place.

TAIWAN, Aug 21: Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: A two-week long ‘Nepali Food Festival 2018’ kicked off in Beijing on Wednesday.According to the press statement released by Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, the festival is being held at the Beijing Minzu Hotel in Wangfujing in central Beijing on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and the People's Republic of China.

BEIJING, July 26: A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson.

Book Bird team visiting Beijing

June 30, 2018 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 30: A team of writers is visiting Beijing from July 1 to 9 representing Book Bird Nepal, a Nepali non-profit having sisterly relations with 'China-Nepal Cultural Exchange Center' for collaboration in various activities related to literature, arts, culture, education and tourism.

KATHMANDU, June 24: In a bid to share information about Chinese universities to the Nepali students and provide quality education, 'Beijing Education Fair' has been organized in Kathmandu.

PM Oli arrives in Beijing

June 19, 2018 19:09 pm

BEIJING, June 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has embarked on his six-day official visit to China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart. Li Keqiang, has arrived in the capital city, Beijing, on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, June 16: U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind.

To Beijing for ritual

June 14, 2018 12:30 pm

Oli reminds Beijing of leopards not changing their spots, whereas New Delhi embraces him as a prodigal son back on track after straying onto the wrong meadow in 2015

SEOUL, South Korea, May 2: China’s foreign minister arrived in North Korea’s capital on Wednesday and could meet with leader Kim Jong Un while trying to ensure a larger role for Beijing in the new round of nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang that had been driven by Seoul and Washington.

BEIJING, Mar 28: China confirmed on Wednesday that Kim Jong-un met President Xi Jinping on a surprise visit to Beijing, and said the North Korean leader would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons and hold a summit with the US.

BEIJING, Mar 27: The arrival of a special train in Beijing and unusually heavy security at a guesthouse where prominent North Koreans have stayed in the past have raised speculation that Kim Jong Un is making his first visit to China as the North's leader.

The program brought together prospective Chinese investors as well as senior officials of three hydropower-related companies of the Government of Nepal for interactions on facilitating Chinese investments in Nepal’s hydropower sector.

From Beijing to Silicon Valley

December 18, 2017 07:50 am

How can we connect with Silicon Valley in order to attract some of the best companies to come and invest in Nepal?

BEIJING, Aug 4: Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, saying China's "restraint has its limits" and publicizing live-fire drills in Tibet.

Night train to Beijing

May 25, 2017 00:15 am

Rail connectivity with China, if it gets India’s approval, will boost economic growth and reduce income inequalities in the region

KATHMANDU, May 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak, Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki and other members of a visiting Nepali delegation attended a welcome reception hosted by Ambassador of Nepal to the People's Republic of China Leela Mani Paudyal at the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing on Saturday.

PM Dahal in Beijing

March 25, 2017 20:31 pm

KATHMANDU, March 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has reached the Chinese capital Beijing after attending the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference in Boao, Hainan province of China on Saturday. He is on a week-long official visit to China.

BEIJING, March 18: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial disputes.

Two influential Chinese newspapers on Monday warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that Beijing will "take off the gloves" and Taiwan may be scarified if he continues to provoke Beijing over the self-ruled island once he sworn in on Jan. 20.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING,Dec 6: The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.

BEIJING, Dec 5:  With Donald Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy.

Andy Murray is hoping to cap his strong season with a late-season run at Novak Djokovic's long-held number one ranking as he arrived in Beijing on Sunday.

Constitution Day observed in Beijing

September 21, 2016 16:31 pm

BEIJING, Sept 21: The Nepali Embassy in China on Tuesday organized a program on the occasion of Constitution Day. The event marked the first year of promulgation of new constitution in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his meeting Tuesday with Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara in Beijing has highlighted the importance of execution of agreements and treaties between Nepal and China for the economic and infrastructural development of Nepal. Mahara is in China as a special envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Mahara heading for Beijing today

August 15, 2016 11:45 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara is all set to visit Beijing Monday with an invitation to Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Nepal. DPM Mahara is visiting the northern neighbor as a special envoy of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.