OSAKA, June 29: U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set for a high-stakes meeting in Japan on Saturday that could salvage trade talks or plunge the world’s two largest economies into a deeper trade war.

OSAKA, June 28: Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that some developed countries are taking protectionist measures that are leading to trade conflicts and economic blockade - calling them the biggest risk of the increase in instability in the global economy.

BEIJING, June 21: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping held broad discussions over the political situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula and called for stronger bilateral ties in the face of “serious and complicated changes” in the region, the North’s state media said Friday.

SEOUL, June 19: Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un this week looking to strengthen their sometimes shaky bond at a time when both are locked in dispute with the United States — Xi over trade and Kim over nuclear weapons.

BEIJING, June 18: Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent standstill.

BEIJING, June 27: On Chinese state television broadcasts, President Xi Jinping is often shown clad in battle fatigues inspecting troops, praising their service, and hailing the People’s Liberation Army as key to the country’s rising global power.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, post-disaster reconstruction, and trade and investment under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

BEIJING, June 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a six-day official visit to China, has paid a courtesy call on Chinese President Xi Jinping today.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The teenage prodigy Sandeep Lamichhane made his official international debut representing World XI in a charity match against world T20 champions West Indies for Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on Thursday. The 666th T20-International match will go down as the first status-based match first ever played by Lamichhane.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane’s reputation continues to rapidly rise in international cricket as he was the latest name to be unveiled as a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World XI to face West Indies in May 31 charity T20I match. ICC World XI is set to take on West Indies national team in a T20I match at iconic Lord’s stadium in London to raise funds for Caribbean stadia ravaged by hurricanes last year.

Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by three runs to stay alive in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) playoffs race.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Kings XI Punjab has to chase a target of 187 runs against Mumbai Indians in the 50th match on ongoing Indian Premier League at Mumbai on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Kings XI Punjab has won the toss and elected to field first in a 50th match (N) of ongoing Indian Premier League at Mumbai on Wednesday.

Success continued to follow Lamichhane when he became the first Nepali player to be picked in the IPL 2018 when he was signed up by Delhi Daredevils. He justified his selection when he returned figures of one for 25 on his debut against a Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore.

KATHMANDU May 12: Kolkata Knight Riders has won the match against Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs in the 44th match of ongoing Indian Premier League held at Indore on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Kings XI Punjab has to chase the highest 246 runs target of this season-2018 presented by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 44th match of ongoing Indian Premier League held at Indore on Saturday.

New York, May 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes in a list that has been topped for the first time ever by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who dethroned Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person on the planet.

KL Rahul’s magnificent knock went in vain as Rajasthan Royals, desperately chasing a spot in the IPL 2018 playoffs, pulled off a vital 15-run over Kings XI Punjab.

KL Rahul, who smashed IPL’s fastest 50 earlier, paced his innings to a beauty to hand Kings XI Punjab a six-wicket win over bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 in Indore on Sunday.

BEIJING, May 5: To the world, China’s President Xi Jinping presents himself as a champion of free markets. At home, he’s leading a campaign to promote the works of communist philosopher Karl Marx, who 150 years ago famously warned of the dangers of global capitalism.

Riding on wonder spinner Rashid Khan's brilliant effort, Sunrisers Hyderabad produced an inspired bowling display to eke out a fighting 13-run win over in-form Kings XI Punjab.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Kings XI Punjab has set the144 runs target for Delhi Daredevils in the 22nd match of Indian Premier League at Delhi.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Kings Xi Punjab has set the 194 runs target for Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between two in-form teams in Mohali on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and elected to bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between two in-form teams in Mohali on Thursday.

BEIJING, April 11:  The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who’ve expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation’s interests and their own political agendas.

BOAO, April 10: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday promised to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs on products including cars, in a speech that comes amid rising trade tensions between China and the United States.

Morang XI into Birat quarters

April 1, 2018 08:52 am

MORANG, April 1: Morang XI has advanced into the quarterfinals of the ongoing fifth Birat Gold Cup Football Tournament by beating Bhutan’s Thimpu Football Club 2-0 in the curtain raiser on Saturday.

BEIJING, March 28: With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor.

BEIJING, Mar 28: China confirmed on Wednesday that Kim Jong-un met President Xi Jinping on a surprise visit to Beijing, and said the North Korean leader would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons and hold a summit with the US.

Missing the forest for Xi

March 18, 2018 00:30 am

China has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty without adhering to Western approach

BEIJING, Mar 17: Xi Jinping was reappointed Saturday as China's president with no limit on the number of terms he can serve.

BEIJING, March 13:  Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China’s Xi Jinping moved to further expand his powers Tuesday with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption agency.

BEIJING, Mar 10: The day China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a proposal to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely as Mao Zedong did a generation ago, Ma Bo was so shaken he couldn't sleep.

China’s Communist Party plans to repeal constitutional limits of just two five-year terms in office to allow President Xi Jinping, who is also party leader and commander-in-chief, to stay in power indefinitely.

DHANGADHI, Jan 10: Agni Rupandehi XI has advanced into the quarterfinals of the ongoing Far-western Khaptad Gold Cup football tournament, ending Bhutan’s Druk Star Youth Club’s Nepal tour, on Tuesday.

NELSON, New Zealand, Jan 3:  Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman scored unbeaten centuries as Pakistan beat a New Zealand XI by 120 runs Wednesday in a one-day tour match.

Sunsari XI wins Falgunanda Gold Cup

January 1, 2018 09:15 am

PANCHTHAR, Jan 1: Sunsari XI clinched the title of 9th Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament defeating Morang XI with 2-0 in the summit clash on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Biratnagar Warriors survived a Siddhant Lohani cameo to finish the group stage unbeaten. Biratnagar won the match by 8 runs. They now have 10 points after winning all five matches of the EPL 2017. They are on top of the points table. Kings XI has an outside chance of making it to playoffs if Chitwan Tigers and Lalitpur Patriots both lose their matches respectively by some margins.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Hong Kong captain Babar Hayat smashed five fours and four sixes on his way to second fifty of the EPL 2017 to power Biratnagar Warriors to 147/7 in 20 overs. Biratnagar has already qualified for the playoffs. Both teams are facing each other in their last game of the group stage.

A 33 runs partnership between skipper Shakti Gauchan and Pakistani batsman Israrullah sealed the second win in the third match by six wickets for Pokhara Rhinos.

A disciplined all-round bowling performance from Pokhara Rhinos after winning the toss and electing to bowl has restricted Kathmandu Kings XI for 98 runs in their 20 overs picking up eight wickets.

A 39 runs cameo promoting himself at number three the Kathmandu Kings XI skipper Farveez Maharoof delivered first win of their campaign in EPL 2017.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Great catching by Bhairahawa Gladiators combined with good bowling effort restricted Kathmandu Kings XI for 118 runs in 20 overs. Dipesh Shrestha picked up two wickets in two deliveries in his third over dismissing Bikram Bhusal and Sagar Kumar.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal cricket team has won the toss and elected to field first in the final match of the WCLC 2015-2017. Sagar Pun who was rested in the first match has been included in the team replacing Shakti Gauchan. Karan KC is again excluded from the playing Xi whereas the replacement for injured Dipendra Singh AIree, Anil Sah also misses out from making his debut for senior team.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Kathmandu Kings XI and Lalitpur Patriots are set to clash in the TVS Everest Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament’s opener on December 18 at TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur.

MMC defeats Rupanedhi XI

November 20, 2017 09:17 am

JHAPA, Nov 20: Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) has advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing 2nd Satashi Gold Cup Football tournament, defeating Rupandehi XI in the quarterfinal clash on Sunday.

What does Xi want?

November 6, 2017 00:30 am

Xi’s motive is not, as many in the West have wrongly inferred, to establish China as a superpower on par with United States.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The government has started adjusting the curriculum for Grades XI and XII in order to accord them to the Grades IX and X curriculum. The new curriculum is set to prescribe one additional subject each in Grade XI and XII.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The government has started adjusting the curriculum for Grades XI and XII in order to accord them to the Grades IX and X curriculum. The new curriculum is set to prescribe one additional subject each in Grade XI and XII.

Xi and Nepal

November 2, 2017 01:30 am

Ever since Xi came to power in 2013, the Chinese have been more forceful in pursuing their agendas in Nepal.