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US-China-North Korea imbroglio


By MR Josse KATHMANDU: In last week’s column, some attention was directed to the current state of play on the US-China-North Korea relations front, principally against the backdrop of Pyongyang’s reckless, inexorable determination to pursue her nuclear weapons/missiles programme – despite the condemnation and opprobrium of the international community, manifested …

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Book Review : The East is East


The East is East Breaking Nepal By Saurav, Sujit Mainali Pub.Hami Publications Price. Rs 699/- Na Lekhiyeko Itihas (trans. Unwritten History) By Radhakrishna Mainali Pub. Alchemy Publications, Baneshwor, Kathmandu Ed. Madhav Basnyet, Mana Bahadur Basnet Reading the two books together is an invaluable exercise in unraveling contemporary Nepal. Radha Krishna …

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Belt, Road new approach to improve global economy, trade

By Liu Jianxi New Zealand became the first Western developed country to ink a cooperation deal with China on the One Belt and One Road initiative Monday. “We have been interested in this initiative since President Xi Jinping first announced it,” New Zealand Ambassador to China John McKinnon said earlier …

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Pakistan Day observed


Javed Ahmed Umrani, Charge d”Affaires (a.i.) of Pakistan hosted a reception on 23 March on the occasion of the Pakistan Day. Vice President Nandakumar Pun was the chief guest at the event. A large number of political leaders, high-ranking government officials, security chiefs, heads of the diplomatic missions, businessmen, journalists …

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Big data center to service companies in Tibet

LHASA, March 27 (Xinhua) — A cloud storage center will be built in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, to service investment and trade between Chinese companies and their counterparts in South Asia. Construction started on the center on Monday, with a total investment of 10.5 billion yuan …

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Trade through quake-hit Gyirong port in Tibet surges in 2016

LHASA, March 21 (Xinhua) — The total volume of trade at the border port of Gyirong in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region hit 3.4 billion yuan (490 million U.S. dollars) in 2016, a 4.5-fold increase year on year, Lhasa customs said Tuesday. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, …

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Airlines revenue up Tibet flights ahead tourist high season

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese airlines on Sunday revved up flights to Tibet Autonomous Region ahead of the annual tourist high season of summer and autumn. Tibet is linked to 30 domestic and foreign destinations including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, and Kathmandu by regular passenger air routes. Flights are suspended …

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Tibet to plant more forests

LHASA, March 24 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region will plant more forests in the next few years, the regional department of forestry said Friday. The region’s average annual expansion forest cover is scheduled to surpass 60,000 hectares by 2020. A total of 55,000 hectares of forests were planted …

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China to conduct 2nd scientific survey on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, March 26 (Xinhua) — The government of Tibet Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences have agreed to launch a large-scale survey of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 40 years after the first was conducted. Scientists will set out in June to investigate changes in resources, ecology and the environment on …

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