WASHINGTON/CANBERRA, Sept 17: China on Thursday denounced a new Indo-Pacific security alliance between the United States, Britain and Australia, saying such partnerships should not target third countries and warning of an intensified arms race in the region.

China is banning children from playing online games for more than three hours a week, the harshest restriction so far on the game industry as Chinese regulators continue cracking down on the technology sector.

KATHMANDU, August 18: The South and Southeast Asia Commodity Expo and Investment Fair (SSACEIF) 2021 is going to be held in Yunnan Province of China at the end of August.

BEIJING, Aug 11: A Chinese court convicted Canadian businessman Michael Spavor of espionage on Wednesday and sentenced him to 11 years in prison, in a case that is embroiled in a wider diplomatic spat involving Washington and Beijing.

BEIJING, August 4: China suspended flights and trains, canceled professional basketball league games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan, as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019.

KATHMANDU, July 30: China has agreed to provide an additional 6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, China is ready to provide the vaccine through the procurement process. Dr Roshan Pokharel, secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, said with this China will provide 14.4 million vaccines to Nepal. Out of these, 12 million will be provided through procurement process and 3.4 million in the form of grants.

KATHMANDU, July 26: China has continued to remain atop in clinching gold medals in the 32nd Summer Olympics underway in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan.

KATHMANDU, July 24: An aircraft of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is scheduled to fly to Beijing, China on Sunday to bring COVID-19 vaccines that were purchased by Nepal.

TOKYO, July 24: Yang Qian of China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in women’s 10-meter air rifle.

KATHMANDU, July 16: China has decided to provide a grant of additional 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is sending its wide-body aircraft to China regularly from July 21 to bring Vero Cell vaccines.

MUMBAI, July 14: The failure of China and India to resolve the standoff over their disputed border in the western Himalayas, despite an agreement last year, is not in the interest of either side, India's foreign minister told his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday.

Democratic Nepal and New China

July 9, 2021 15:10 pm

Irrespective of the changes in the international landscape over the past many years, Nepal and China have shown the friendliest behavior toward each other. They have supported each other and carried out development cooperation for mutual benefit.

KATHMANDU, July 8: A Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) aircraft is leaving for China to bring COVID-19 vaccines today.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Ministry of Health and Population has announced that the supply of vaccines from China under the procurement process will start from July 8. A press release from the ministry on Friday said that the first tranche of vaccines will be delivered within a week.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The national flag carrier- Nepal Airlines- is bringing anti-COVID vaccine from Beijing, China.

BEIJING, July 1: Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Thursday to complete "reunification" with self-ruled Taiwan and vowed to "smash" any attempts at formal independence for the island, taking a tough line on the 100th birthday of the ruling Communist Party.

SHANGHAI, June 25: The virus that causes COVID-19 could have started spreading in China as early as October 2019, two months before the first case was identified in the central city of Wuhan, a new study showed on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Hong Kong resident Tsang Yin-Hung, who made the fastest ascent of Mount Everest by any woman, and dozens of other mountaineers from China are unable to get out of Nepal because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Beijing, they said.

China’s anti-poverty success can be explained by what may be called a L-E-A-P strategy-- Leadership, Empowerment, All-sector participation and Paired assistance. Some elements of the strategy can help other developing countries move faster towards the Sustainable Development Goal of “ending poverty in all its forms” by 2030.

JIUQUAN, June 17: China launched the first three crew members on a mission to its new space station Thursday in its first crewed mission in five years.

UK, June 13: The Group of Seven richest democracies sought on Saturday to counter China’s growing influence by offering developing nations an infrastructure plan that could rival President Xi Jinping’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative.

BEIJING, June 8: China on Tuesday pledged further assistance to Southeast Asian nations in battling the COVID-19 pandemic as it seeks to boost influence with the region where chief geopolitical rival the U.S. is also looking to strengthen ties.

BEIJING, June 5: China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech's (SVA.O) COVID-19 vaccine in people aged between three and 17, its chairman Yin Weidong told state TV late on Friday.

BEIJING, June 2: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it has approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese shot to be used in poor countries.

China-donated 800,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Nepal

GUANGZHOU, May 31: China on Monday reported a sudden surge in COVID-19 infections in the country's south, with 18 new local cases on May 30 in the city of Guangzhou, causing a flurry of flight cancellation.

BEIJING, May 31: China announced on Monday that each couple would be permitted to have up to three children, a major policy shift from the existing limit of two children, after census data showed a dramatic decline in births.

China has played an important role in Nepal’s fight against the pandemic. In light of the recent cooperation between the two countries, Republica had an extensive conversation with  Hou Yanqi, ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Nepal, late last week. Here is an edited version of the conversation.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The government has decided to allow a regular flight each week to China, Qatar and Turkey starting from June 1.

KATHMANDU, May 26: China has announced a grant of 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Nepal.

BEIJING, May 23: Twenty-one people were killed when extremely cold weather struck during an ultramarathon on Saturday in rugged Gansu province in northwestern China, state media reported on Sunday, sparking public outrage over the lack of contingency planning.

CHINA, May 23: Twenty-one people were killed when extremely cold weather struck during an ultramarathon on Saturday in rugged Gansu province in northwestern China, state media reported on Sunday, sparking public outrage over the lack of contingency planning.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has brought 18,000 empty medical oxygen cylinders from China to Nepal via the Tatopani border point.

SHANGHAI, May 15: China has decided to cancel the 2021 spring climbing season from the Tibetan side of Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, because of coronavirus concerns, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

BEIJING, May 15: An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet.

KATHMANDU, May 12: As many as 83 civil society leaders and activists have urged China to provide additional vaccines to Nepal to curb further loss of human life due to COVID-19.

BEIJING, May 11: China’s weak population growth is falling closer to zero as fewer couples have children, government data showed Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce.

CHINA, May 10: China will set up "a line of separation" at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent the mingling of climbers from COVID-hit Nepal and those ascending from the Tibetan side as a precautionary measure, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.

USA, May 9: Remnants of China’s largest rocket launched last week are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere in the coming hours, European and U.S. tracking centres said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 8: China has said that medical supplies including oxygen cylinders that Beijing is providing to Nepal in grants are ready to be delivered to Nepal.

GENEVA, May 8: The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines.

KATHMANDU, May 3: China is donating the much-needed 20,000 oxygen cylinders to Nepal as the country struggles to cope with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 27: China has announced to provide Nepal with an additional grant of medical equipment and materials equivalent to RMB 5 million (approximately Rs 92 million) to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

TEL AVIV – US President Joe Biden has announced that he will withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, finally ending his country’s longest war ever. The move was indicative of a broader shift by the United States away from the Middle East – one that has been a long time coming. Will anyone take its place in the region?

SEOUL, April 18: The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.

CHINA, April 11: Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine that flooded in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, state-backed newspaper China Daily reported on Sunday citing local authorities.

BEIJING, April 8: A port city in eastern China has launched an ambitious plan to build the country’s fifth rocket launch site, under a longer-term goal to ramp up space infrastructure to meet the demands of an expected boom in commercial missions.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Government has decided to administer COVID-19 vaccines donated by China from April 7.

HONG KONG – The OECD is projecting an uneven K-shaped economic recovery from the pandemic in 2021. Richer countries with more extensive vaccine rollouts that can afford to reopen and reflate their economies will do so. Poorer economies will struggle to stay healthy and avoid debt crises. But the mantra that “no one is safe until everyone is” highlights the need to spread health, wealth, and self-respect to all. An increasingly prosperous China can and should play a central role in this effort.