China takes the high ground in Nepal

August 26, 2018 13:00 pm

Upcoming China-Nepal joint military exercises underline burgeoning bilateral relations that have eroded India's influence in the Himalayan republic

Aug 25: China had strictly fulfilled its commitment after its entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), experts said, adding that its regulations established for joint ventures were completely consistent with relevant WTO rules, and therefore the US accusations were totally groundless.

Aug 25: South Korean and U.S. diplomats held talks over Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy on Friday, drawing fresh attention to whether Seoul will join the new geopolitical initiative seen as targeting an assertive China.

NEW DELHI, Aug 24: India and China have agreed to expand their military ties and enhance interaction to ensure peace on their common border, India said after a meeting between the old rivals’ defense ministers.

BEIJING, Aug 23: China, home to the world’s largest pig herd, reported its fourth outbreak of the deadly African swine fever on Thursday, with more than 400 pigs infected as the disease entered a fourth province, fanning worries about its rapid spread.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: A Chinese Art Exhibition has been kicked off at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal from today.

BEIJING, Aug 23:  The United States and China imposed more tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other’s automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing’s technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth.

MOSCOW, Aug 23: Washington trade tariffs against Beijing appear to be backfiring on the US coal industry, as Chinese importers are finding new domestic alternatives to soften the blow.

KATHMANDU, Aug. 23: In a bid to increase the production and productivity of maize in the country, a training program on Hybrid Maize Comprehensive Technologies was organized to the experts, scientists, representatives of the seeds companies and stakeholders.

BEIJING, Aug 22: Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe praised relations with India, describing them during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a friendship dating back to ancient times, as relations between the two countries warm further.

WASHINGTON, Aug 22: The United States is “deeply disappointed” by El Salvador’s decision to break diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favor of China and is reviewing its relationship with San Salvador as a result, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

TAIWAN, Aug 21: Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, as China presses the remaining nations with diplomatic links to Taipei to end them.

UNITED STATES, Aug 20: Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump's trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey released Monday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The government has begun a process to implement energy cooperation agreement held with the government of China in a bid to attract more foreign investment and expand hydropower market in the country.

JAKARTA, Aug 19: Sun Peiyuan has won the first gold medal awarded at the 18th Asian Games, winning wushu's changquan discipline ahead of local hope Edgar Marvelo.

SHANGHAI, Aug 18: China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.

CHINA, Aug 15: Australia pledged an estimated $815 million in aid for 2017–18 financial year, compared to China’s $4 billion for the 2017 calendar year. Most of Beijing’s funds are earmarked for infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG), a former Australian colony.

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.