Visit Nepal 2020 mega campaign kicked off with fanfare in December last year. It ended as a one-time ritual, just as unattended plantation of vegetation at Tinkune and blacktopping a few kilometers of already passable roads in rapidity, spending millions of rupees like water to impress Chinese President Xi Jinping during his October visit to Kathmandu last year.
The year 2019 is bidding goodbye and we are entering New Year 2020 today. Looking back, there have been few positive happenings and several disappointing indicators for Nepal in 2019. To start with positives, the much-awaited visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping took place this year.
PALM BEACH, Fla. Dec 25: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony to sign the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal agreed to this month.
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Information minister and government spokesperson Gokul Baskota has said that the strategic partnership mentioned in the joint statement during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping doesn’t reflect the military cooperation between Nepal and China.
DHARAN, Oct 17: It has already been more than a decade since the government started constructing the Koshi Highway connecting Jogbani in the southern border to Kimathanka in the northern border. But there has been no sign of progress so far.
KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Co-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Nepal has laid the foundation for realizing the idea of a trilateral partnership between China, Nepal and India.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Co-chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Nepal has laid a foundation to materialize the idea of forging a trilateral partnership between China, Nepal and India.
KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who flew to Beijing concluding his two-day state visit to Nepal on Sunday, gave some interesting food for thought to the top guns of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) when he stressed the importance of integrity and good governance in a communist party to run the government.
KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Elevating their relationship to the level of “strategic partnership,” Nepal and China have agreed to intensify implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to enhance connectivity. The agreement was reached during the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal, 23 years after the last visit by a Chinese President, has kept social media users busy for weeks. Opinions of the general public, as well as experts started flooding as the government started preparing for President Xi’s visit.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Nepal is likely to affect air movement in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) as the domestic and international flights will be halted for two hours on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Flowers of various types have been used to decorate the Kathmandu streets in a gesture to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in Nepal. It is estimated that at least Rs 50 million has been spent on planting flowers or using them in pots along the roads as decorative items.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: From erecting welcome gates and arches at various places to patching up and painting roads and squares and growing gardens overnight, the authorities in Kathmandu left no stone unturned to decorate and beautify the capital city to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping who is arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday on a two-day state visit.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Chinese President Xi Jinping is arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday on a two-day state visit to Nepal. The visit of Chinese President after a hiatus of 23 years is being widely seen as a milestone visit from the northern neighbor to further deepen economic cooperation between the two countries.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The first-ever ideological debate between Nepal and China has concluded on Tuesday signing a six-point memorandum of understanding amid a function in Kathmandu. The MoU that was signed by Nepal Communist Party’s Foreign Affairs Department chief Madhav Kumar Nepal and Song Tao, International Affairs chief of the Communist Party of China, in the presence of Prime Minister KP Oli and NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Just a few weeks before Chinese President Xi Jinping’s expected visit to Nepal, top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) including Prime Minister KP Oli and a group of senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have begun a two-day closed-door symposium on how the NCP should move ahead in terms of ideology, party organization and development model.
KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Days after China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi returned home, China, holding a series of meetings in Kathmandu with Nepalese leaders including the head of state, a senior minister of the KP Oli government has announced that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrapped up his three-day official visit to Nepal on Tuesday after holding consultations with the government and top leadership of major political parties about the anticipated visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal next month.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day official visit to Nepal on Sunday. The visit is expected to expedite implementation of various projects that Nepal and China have agreed in the past and also lay the ground for the much-anticipated visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal.
CAMBRIDGE – Chinese President Xi Jinping seems to be on a roll. He has sent a rocket to the dark side of the moon, built artificial islands on contested reefs in the South China Sea, and recently enticed Italy to break ranks with its European partners and sign on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump’s unilateralist posture has reduced America’s soft power and influence.
WELLINGTON, March 25: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she will travel to China at the end of the week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid concerns of strained relations between the countries.