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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Significance of establishing China Book Center in Nepal

By Sundar Nath Bhattarai Establishing”China Book Center”, the first of its kind in Nepal,has a great significance for which we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between China Study Center and China International Publishing House. This would assign our Center to act as China Book Center in Nepal. Our second …

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Pokhara EPG meeting put off

By Our Reporter The 3rd meeting of Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India Relations (EPG-NIR), which was supposed to be held in the scenic Pokhara city on December 22-23, was put off, according to a news reports published by The Himalayan Times. An EPG member from the Nepali side, Rajan Bhattarai, …

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China-Nepal: Soft power connectivity

By Upendra Gautam President Bidya Bhandari released Nepali edition of a book on The Governance of China by President Xi Jinping amidst a special ceremony at Presidential House in Shital Niwas, Kathmandu on 18 December 2016.  Liu Qibao, member of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee (CPCCC), and Minister …

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The Streets Again

The impasse in the legislature is to be followed officially in the streets what with the opposition alliance announcing the date for their rally in Kathmandu. It is not just speculation that the streets have been warming up already at their behest but the declaration that they are to hold …

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External Relations & Domestic Constraints

By Prabasi Nepali Domestic Politicians Taking Us for a Ride As usual, our beloved politicians are at loggerheads whether the constitutional amendment should first be pushed through parliament, or whether the three-tier elections should first be held — the famous ‘chicken or egg’ dilemma. It does not concern them a …

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Northeast Asia’s uncertain, changing dynamics

By MR Josse KATHMANDU: The dynamics of inter-state relations in Northeast Asia offers an absorbing subject for cogitation. The principal actors are China, Japan and South Korea with the United States, Russia, Taiwan and North Korea playing an important supportive role in the unfolding drama, characterised by turbidity and suspicions. …

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Peoples’ desire of preventing externalities in constitutional process

By Shambhu Deo Neo-political dimensionssuch as democracy, proportional representation added with federalism and secularism are clichéd views ofNepalese politics used in constitutional process. These are borrowed dimensions for Nepal, which do not match majority of peoples’ aspirations and national interests. Thesecontainmuch of external interests in finding space in Nepalese politics …

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India’s unsafe nuclear programme

By Jaml A new and comprehensive assessment of the Indian nuclear weapon-making capacity has been given in a book titled ‘Indian unsafeguarded nuclear programme’, published by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (ISSI). The authors say the study contains evidence that India has the largest and oldest unsafeguarded nuclear programme …

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China’s influence in Asia: a challenge more than a feat

By Su Tan China will remain the most influential country in Asian affairs in the decade to come, surpassing the US, according to the latest poll released by the Global Times Global Poll Center on Saturday. This opinion was held by 44.6 percent of 16,172 respondents in the survey that …

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Pulling the one-China thread will lead Trump nowhere

By Jiao Kun Donald Trump’s inauguration is still one month away, yet the US president-elect’s recent actions and speeches on one subject have already triggered great concern and feeling of uncertainty both inside and outside his country. During an interview with Fox News last Sunday, Trump said “I don’t know …

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