Reassessing BRI

October 15, 2019 01:00 am

The connectivity that BRI offers will open Nepal to the world market through different sea ports. Nepal then will no longer be a‘land-locked’country

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that anyone attempting to split China will be ruined.

Grammy-winning DJ Zedd was "permanently banned" from China after he liked a tweet from 'South Park', the adult animated show caught in a feud with the Communist government of the country.

The Chinese-Indian trade relationship

October 13, 2019 00:00 am

The Chinese-Indian trade relationship

The creators of satirical animated series “South Park” issued a mocking “apology” to China after media reports that episodes of the show were no longer available on some Chinese websites.

Next phase of China’s reform

October 3, 2019 00:30 am

To continue China’s integration into global networks, the authorities will need to overcome strategic challenges

Global Opinion on China is divided

October 3, 2019 00:00 am

China has marked the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule with a parade involving 15,000 soldiers and advanced military hardware.

China’s 70 years of progress

October 2, 2019 08:56 am

BEIJING – The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1 will be an exuberant affair, involving glitzy cultural events, an extravagant state dinner attended by Chinese and foreign luminaries, and a grand military parade in Tiananmen Square. And, at a time of high tensions with US President Donald Trump’s administration, it will be imbued with an extra dose of patriotic enthusiasm. But while China has much to celebrate, it also has much work to do.

President and his love

October 1, 2019 02:00 am

I read Mahabir Paudyal’s article on President Xi Jinping with interest and liked the part where he mentions how president is regarded in China (When Xi comes to Nepal, Sept 11).

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of founding of People's Republic of China.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat has targeted increasing tourist arrivals from neighboring India and China by 100,000 each in 2020.

Sept 27: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 27, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

ELVERUM, Norway, Sept 26: Norway does not plan to block China’s Huawei Technologies[HWT.UL] from building the country’s 5G telecoms network, cabinet minister Nikolai Astrup told Reuters.

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.

BEIJING, Sept 22: The State Council Information Office of China on Sunday released a white paper on its progress in the field of human rights over the past 70 years.

Lack of containers stall goods in Kerung

September 22, 2019 07:57 am

RASUWA, Sept 22: Due to shortage of containers in Kerung of China, traders are facing problem to import their goods and commodities from the northern neighbor. The shortage of containers to transport goods from China has led to a stockpiling of huge amount of goods inside godowns in Kerung in the eve of Dashain festivals.

HONG KONG, Sept 13: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam promised to prioritise housing and jobs to appease pro-democracy protesters in the Chinese-ruled city after three months of sometimes violent unrest, as scuffles broke out between pro-Beijing and anti-government demonstrators.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Sept 12: U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed China’s decision to exempt some U.S. anti-cancer drugs and other goods from its tariffs and announced a short delay to scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese goods.

HONG KONG, Sept 10: Interference by foreign parliaments in Hong Kong’s affairs is deeply regrettable, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city said on Tuesday, adding that an escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in the city.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Nepal and China have reached three separate agreements during the visit of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Kathmandu.

China and multilateralism

September 10, 2019 00:30 am

Even as China has established itself as an enthusiastic defender of multilateralism, existing institutions have often failed to give it its due

HONG KONG, Sept 7: Hong Kong police prevented anti-government protesters from blocking access to the airport on Saturday, but fired tear gas for a second night running in the densely populated district of Mong Kok.

HONG KONG, Sept 4: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam is expected to announce later on Wednesday the formal withdrawal of a proposed extradition bill that sparked three months of protests in the Chinese-ruled city, the South China Morning Post reported, citing unnamed sources.

Distancing India

September 4, 2019 01:30 am

Nepal’s 50 years of effort at distancing ties with India has come at the cost of hurting its economy and creating a hurdle to connect the country to the world outside

BEIJING, Sept. 3: China said Tuesday that it’s not the source of the fentanyl that’s killing Americans, contrary to President Donald Trump’s recent tweets blaming China for the drug deaths.

Testing times

September 3, 2019 01:30 am

With the new developments in Kashmir, Nepal may have to listen to and deal with the pressures and persuasions from India, China and Pakistan, all at the same time

WASHINGTON, Sept 1: The United States and China went ahead with their latest tariff increases on each other’s goods Sunday, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items in advance of the holiday shopping season.

HONG KONG, Sept. 1: Anti-government protesters used burning barricades to block roads near Hong Kong’s airport and damaged a train station Sunday following a night of violent clashes with police.

Flailing at China

September 1, 2019 02:00 am

Notwithstanding all the criticism of China in the West, progress on the road to the Next China actually has been quite extraordinary over the past dozen years

The United States Study Center at the University of Sydney in Australia recently released a report stating that China could swiftly overwhelm US forces in the Western Pacific if a conflict broke out.

U.S. singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s album “Lover” broke a new record for an international artist in China on Friday as it surpassed one million combined total streams, downloads and sales within a week of its release.

HONG KONG, Aug 30: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group were granted bail Friday after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June, while authorities denied permission for a major march as they took what appears to be a harder line on this summer’s protests.

Aug 29: Tapping factories in Brazil and India has not lessened Apple Inc’s dependence on China, the company’s supply chain data shows, raising the stakes for the iPhone maker as U.S. President Donald Trump wages a trade war and promises more tariffs.

How the U.S.-China Trade War Escalated

Anatomy of coming recession

August 27, 2019 00:25 am

NEW YORK – There are three negative supply shocks that could trigger a global recession by 2020. All of them reflect political factors affecting international relations, two involve China, and the United States is at the center of each. Moreover, none of them is amenable to the traditional tools of countercyclical macroeconomic policy.

BIARRITZ, Aug 26: President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed China wanted to make a trade deal after contacting U.S. trade officials overnight to say it wanted to return to the negotiating table.

BEIJING, Aug 25: China will fight back against the latest U.S. step to increase tariffs on Chinese goods, the ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily said on Sunday amid an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies.

HONG KONG, Aug 25: The Chinese territory of Macau elected former legislature head Ho Iat Seng as its leader on Sunday - the sole approved candidate.

As Kashmir burns

August 25, 2019 01:25 am

Kashmir Valley includes territories under control of India, Pakistan and China. It has a history of being ruled by outsiders with different faiths—Hinduism and Islam particularly. In 1819, it came under Sikh kingdom of Punjab while Ranjit was the king then under the Hindu Dogra rulers in 1846. The Sikh kingdom defeated by the East-India Company, which sold it to the Raja of Jammu, Gulab Singh. King Hari Singh, the descendant of Gulab Singh, later signed annexation treaty with the Union of India.

HANOI, Aug 24: A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam’s coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China’s actions in the disputed waterways.

HONG KONG, Aug 24: Chinese police said Saturday they released an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong as the city’s pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again, this time to call for the removal of “smart lampposts” that raised fears of stepped-up surveillance.

BEIJING, Aug 23: China on Friday announced tariff hikes on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest planned increase, deepening a conflict over trade and technology that threatens to tip a weakening global economy into recession.

HONG KONG, Aug 23:  Hong Kong braced for an anti-government protest “stress test” of the airport this weekend, as weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city showed no signs of let-up amid rising tension between China and some Western nations.

HONG KONG, Aug 23: Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies said on Friday its business has been less impacted by U.S. trade restrictions than the company had initially feared and it is “fully prepared” to live and work with the U.S. sanctions.

BEIJING,  Aug 22: An employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, China’s state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Minister for Finance Dr Yubraj Khatiwada, and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, held a meeting on Wednesday.

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.

YINGKOU, Aug 21: From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad.

WASHINGTON, Aug 21: President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they’re needed for more important long-term benefits. He contended he does not fear a recession but is nonetheless considering new tax cuts to promote growth.

BEIJING, Aug 21: Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world’s pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia’s pig herds.