KATHMANDU, May 24: China has urged Nepal to embrace a ‘very pragmatic approach’ to deal with foreign payment service providers and platforms including Alipay and WeChat Pay.

KATHMANDU, May 24: While stating that construction of the trans-border railway between Nepal and China through high-altitude mountain terrain is not an ‘easy job’, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi has said that they have the determination to implement the project even as it requires further ‘scientific studies’.

BEIJING, May 22: China’s three biggest airlines have requested compensation from U.S. planemaker Boeing Co for losses incurred by the grounding and delayed deliveries of 737 MAX jets, as regulators gather to discuss design changes for the troubled aircraft.

BEIJING, May 20: Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets.

WASHINGTON, May 20: The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.

BEIJING, May 20: Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its outlook on the country’s regulatory environment is “bleak”.

Understanding China

May 20, 2019 01:30 am

Attempts to contain and convert China will be counterproductive. Understanding China and working together with it to shape a secure and prosperous future is the need of the day

SINGAPORE/BEIJING, May 17:  China is planning to lower wholesale aviation fuel prices as early as July, part of Beijing’s pledge to reduce business costs in a slowing economy, said an oil industry executive and a spokeswoman with the Chinese aviation authority.

WASHINGTON, May 16: The Trump administration hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions on Wednesday, adding another incendiary element to the U.S.-China trade dispute just as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would visit China soon for more talks.

RUPANDEHI, May 16: Chief Minister (CM) of Province 5, Shankar Pokharel, and Governor of Gansu Province of the People's Republic of China, Tang Renjian, held an official meeting on at the chief minister's office on Wednesday.

China announced 25 percent tariffs on U.S. goods worth $60 billion, effective June 1st.

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BEIJING, May 15: China is running out of options to hit back at the United States without hurting its own interests, as Washington intensifies pressure on Beijing to correct trade imbalances in a challenge to China’s state-led economic model.

President Trump escalated his trade war with China, hiking tariffs to 25% from 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

HONG KONG, May 11: Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over an extradition law that will extend Beijing’s powers over the financial hub.

BEIJING, May 11: Animal rights groups have cheered the release of 37 spotted seal pups rescued from traffickers into the wild in northern China.

BEIJING, May 10: A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman says Beijing is hoping the Trump administration will meet China “halfway” in their dispute over trade.

BEIJING, May 9: China said Thursday it will retaliate if President Donald Trump goes ahead with more tariff hikes in a fight over technology and trade, ratcheting up tensions ahead of negotiations in Washington.

China will continue to ramp up its efforts to create green cities. This means reducing air and water pollution, including through the construction of innovative vertical forests

SAN FRANCISCO, May 8: Chinese railroad workers were highly disciplined and well organized, and they made huge contributions to the first American Transcontinental Railroad that put the United States on a path to economic prosperity, a docent of the California State Railroad Museum told Xinhua Tuesday.

GUJRANWALA, May 8: Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, May 7: China backtracked on substantial commitments it made during trade talks with the United States, prompting President Donald Trump to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods slated to go into effect on Friday, top U.S. trade officials said on Monday.

BEIJING/WASHINGTON, May 6: China said on Monday that a delegation is still preparing to go to the United States for trade talks, after U.S. President Donald Trump dramatically increased pressure on Beijing to reach a deal, saying he would hike tariffs on Chinese goods this week.

Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Two major political parties — the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) — appear sharply divided over how to fund the Nepal-China railroad, which requires investment of several billion of dollars.

Unusual ritual

May 6, 2019 01:25 am

Yes, President Bidya Devi Bhandari went to China on a state visit pegged to address Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, and returned home last week. That is a fact. It is also true that her only predecessor President Ram Baran Yadav visited the communist country up north twice but was not accorded a state visit status. Beyond that there is little to go overboard, unlike what Nepal Communist Party (NCP) government headed by KP Oli’s wants people to accept.

SHANGHAI, May 4: China’s natural gas consumption grew steadily in the first quarter amid the country’s fight against air pollution, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

China’s selective memory

May 4, 2019 01:05 am

NEW HAVEN – This is a big year for anniversaries in China. On May 4, the People’s Republic will commemorate the centennial of the May Fourth Movement, the student-led protests in front of Beijing’s Tiananmen Gate in 1919 that marked the birth of Chinese nationalism. And then, one month later, on June 4, will come the 30th anniversary of the violent suppression of pro-democracy student protests on the same site. This milestone, by contrast, will not be officially acknowledged, much less commemorated, in China.

SEOUL, May 3: A South Korean automakers’ group called on Friday for an end to generous state subsidies for sales of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), citing a potential threat to local automakers and Beijing’s “discrimination” against EVs equipped with Korean batteries.

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KATHMANDU, May 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali returned home today after participating in the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and upon visiting the Tibet Autonomous Region of People's Republic of China. Minister Gyawali was seen off by deputy general secretary of Tibet, Chhi Dang Hu, at the Gongar airport in Lhasa.

HONG KONG, May 2: China can scale a 2023 population peak. A new study suggests the country’s populace may top out in about four years, earlier than expected. That’s disheartening for the likes of Mattel, Lego and education companies. But it also reflects a richer, better-educated nation. That, and a workforce bolstered by employees who stay on longer, may soften the blow.

LHASA, May 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the role of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) was critically important for Nepal to propel BRI, Protocol to the Agreement on Transit and Transport or any project in new border entry point with China.

BEIJING, May 1: China and the United States held “productive” trade talks in Beijing on Wednesday and will continue discussions in Washington next week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, as the two try to end their trade war.

Apple Inc said sales in China were stabilizing and touted how increasing demand for services and accessories such as Apple Music and the Apple Watch helped offset a record drop in iPhone revenue.

President Bhandari in Lhasa

April 30, 2019 15:29 pm

BEIJING, April 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who has been on the nine-day State visit to the People’s Republic of China, at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping since April 24 has arrived Lhasa from Beijing.

Nepal, China sign 7 major agreements

April 30, 2019 07:00 am

BEIJING, April 30: Nepal and China have inked seven different agreements including Protocol on Implementing Agreement on Transit Transport during the state of visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to China.

False narrative on China

April 30, 2019 01:00 am

Fixation on China as an existential threat to American Dream has led to tit-for-tat tariffs, escalating security threats and warnings of a new cold war

Nepal and China sign protocol on TTA

April 29, 2019 20:54 pm

BEIJING, April 29: Visiting President Bidya Devi Bhandari held a bilateral meeting with her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Monday. The bilateral meeting followed a signing ceremony on various agreements between the two countries.

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KATHMANDU, April 29: Foreign policy experts have said that the incorporation of Nepal-China Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network including Nepal-China cross-border railway in the joint communique issued after the conclusion of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation is a major achievement for Nepal.

Trade with China through Tatopani

April 29, 2019 02:00 am

After four years of complete closure, Nepal’s trade with China through Tatopani border point is resuming, most probably from May 20.

Road to war with China

April 29, 2019 00:30 am

It would be a huge mistake for America to adopt a cold-war posture toward China. Such a policy could ultimately raise the specter of the “Thucydides Trap” of war with a rising China

BEIJING, April 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari who is presently on the nine-day State Visit to China has said economic transformation is the agenda of priority of Nepal.

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BEJING, April 28: Chairman of the Economic Joint Committee of China Commercial Stock Enterprises, Wang Fuking, and the top officials of Nepal-China Economic and Trade Forum, called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari here today.

BEIJING, April 28: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) of China will support the economic transformation of Nepal, expanding its connectivity to the global market.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Exports growth to China, the second largest trading partner of Nepal, has been falling in the current Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Mayday for protectionism

April 28, 2019 00:30 am

Whereas America built less than one million gross tons of ships between 2014 and 2016, South Korea and China produced a combined 140 million tons

CNI chair visits China

April 27, 2019 08:44 am

KATHMANDU, April 27: Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) chairman Satish Kumar Moore met Chinese Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Vice-Chairman Lu Pengqui during his recent visit to China.