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OBOR: Centrepiece of Chinese diplomacy and Xi’s visionary leadership

By MR Josse   KATHMANDU: OBOR – or ‘One Belt, One Road’ – is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visionary initiative explained by Chinese academic Chen Xiaochen as geared to speeding “economic development and globalization of the Eurasian continent, and other regions of the world, by advancing policy coordination, infrastructure connectivity, …

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OBOR: Vision of connectivity of a wider scale

By Sundar Nath Bhattarai Through the Belt and Road initiative Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for “working together to jointly build it”. The concept of OBOR envisages a vision of connectivityof a wider scale of unprecedented magnitude.It provides a new dimension of economic development through larger connectivity and closer …

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Kathmandu test

India will need to find new, adroit strategies to maintain its strategic leverage in Nepal Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat was conferred the rank of an honorary general of the Nepal Army last week, with the old-world pomp both countries pride themselves on. The truth, however, is that Kathmandu lies …

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Summit expected to cement Sino-US ties

By Li Haidong Following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s Beijing trip, the upcoming China-US summit has become the topic of heated discussions for media and think tanks. An early meeting, anticipated by many, will play a significant role to consolidate and promote the Sino-US relationship. The Beijing-Washington relationship is …

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Tibet experiences another warm winter

LHASA, March 31 (Xinhua) — China’s Tibet Autonomous Region experienced another warm winter in 2017 with the average temperature up 2.1 Celsius degrees compared with previous years, according to the local meteorological authority Friday. From December to February, the average winter temperature in Tibet was 1.8 Celsius degrees below zero, …

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Tibet marks Serfs’ Emancipation Day

LHASA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Officials and thousands of members of the public gathered in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, on Tuesday to celebrate Serfs’ Emancipation Day. “I can proudly say that Tibet is full of vigor like never before. A hundred flowers are in bloom,” said …

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Tibet develops new highland barley breed

LHASA, March 29 (Xinhua) — Scientists in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region have developed a new breed of highland barley that will boost the region’s grain yield. The average output of the new breed, “Dongqing No.18,” can reach 5,550 kg per hectare, 10 percent higher than that of the common …

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China to build new scientific observation station in Tibet

LHASA, March 30 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will build a new observation station in Tibet, to assist research and monitoring of the ecological system in the southeast of the autonomous region. The station, which will cover 2,600 square meters, is expected to be constructed this October …

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Ncell tax episode: Has the public been fooled?

By Our Reporter Malaysian telecom giant Axiata had bought Reynolds Holding, which held a majority stake in Ncell, from TeliaSonera at around US$ 1.03 billion in April last year. Reynolds Holding was TeliaSonera’s wholly-owned subsidiary, registered at Saint Kitts and Nevis – a tax haven. The TeliaSonera AB had sold …

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IME’s ‘Harsha Nai Harsha’

IME has launched a new scheme ‘Harsha Nai Harsha’ on the occasion of New Year 2074. Under the scheme, customers sending money from Japan to Nepal through Kyodai-IME will get various prizes.  According to the company, it will provide shopping voucher worth 5,000 Yen to two people daily. Similarly, the …

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