Infographics: China in Africa

July 13, 2016 00:05 am

Since 2000, China has emerged as Africa’s largest trading partner and a major source of investment finance as well. Large numbers of Chinese workers and entrepreneurs have moved to Africa in recent years, with estimates running as high as one million. China’s engagement with Africa has no doubt led to faster growth and poverty reduction on the continent. It is also relatively popular: In attitude surveys, 70 percent of African respondents have a positive view of China, higher than percentages in Asia, the Americas, or Europe.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 12: An international tribunal ruled unanimously Tuesday that there is no legal basis for China's "nine-dash line" claiming rights to much of the South China Sea.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Lawmakers and other leaders from the main opposition Nepali Congress today have left for China at the invitation of the Communist Party of China.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Putting aside plan to sign commercial petroleum supply agreement with China, the government has started a study on the prospects of producing fuel in the country itself.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The government has decided to gift two rhino pairs to China. A meeting of Council of Ministers on Sunday decided to that effect.

BEIJING, July 7: Water levels are starting to recede in central and eastern China Thursday following a week of heavy downpours that broke levees, flooded cities and villages, halted public transportation, and left at least 181 people dead or missing.

China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumors.

Minister Pun said that a discussion would be held through diplomatic channel as issues related to tax and transport are still unclear in the report. The government has made a plan to import 33 per cent of total demand of the petroleum products from China.

The China paradox

July 4, 2016 00:15 am

Many Chinese fear that the “Chinese Dream” may be just that: a dream

BEIJING, July 2: Three days of heavy rain in southern China have left 50 people dead and another 12 missing and destroyed thousands of homes, authorities said Sunday, as areas along the Yangtze River braced for more floods.

BEIJING, July 2:  Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China's broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old, in the latest legal wrangling for the tech giant in China in recent weeks.

LONDON, June 28: Pop sensation Lady Gaga has reportedly been added to a list of hostile foreign forces banned by China’s Communist party after she met with the Dalai Lama.

BEIJING, June 27: China has warned people to be aware of what it says are nefarious motives of the Dalai Lama after he met with Lady Gaga and spoke about love and compassion.

BEIJING, June 26: Local authorities say a long-distance bus has smashed into a guardrail in central China, sparking a fire that killed 35 people and injured 20 others.

Beijing, June 24: At least 98 people were killed and 800 more were injured after a tornado -- accompanied by hailstorms, thunderstorms and lightning -- hit eastern China early Thursday afternoon, the government said.

BEIJING, June 23: State media reports say 11 workers have been killed in an accident at an aluminum refinery in central China.

Opportunity for China

June 20, 2016 00:31 am

China could become a major source of innovation, equaling or even exceeding America

KATHMANDU, June 11: Nepal's relations with India is "incomparable" and its growing ties with China was not at the cost of India, Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa said in New Delhi on Friday. Indian media reported that Thapa said that there was no threat to Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's government though Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal had set certain conditions to continue his party's support to the coalition regime.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Leading an 11-member delegation, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China Friday morning. Pun is visiting the northern neighbor to participate in the 4th China-South Asia Expo and the 24th Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair to be held in Kunming from June 12.

China express

June 8, 2016 14:17 pm

The argument that the Himalayas offer the best defense against China is contradicted by rapid expansion of Chinese rail lines in Tibetan plateau A few weeks ago I was talking to a New Delhi-based Nepali academic who has closely followed recent Nepal-India engagements.