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Perils Of Ignoring Key Issues

By P. Kharel Is the once peaceful and stable Nepal fated to rulers ignoring pressing issues and those ignored bent on airing their disenchantment through less than peaceful means? Should such situation to continue, political stability and economic prosperity will persist as mere promises never to be fulfilled by the …

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Playing Taiwan card dangerous for New Delhi

By Liu Lulu After the signing of the India-Taiwan memorandum of understanding to promote mutual industrial cooperation, Indian scholars recently suggested that it was “imperative to strengthen political and strategic engagement” between the two sides, which “cannot be dictated” by the mainland. Although the Taiwan question is not an issue …

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Christmas-ban debate in China misses big picture

Monday was Christmas. Many Chinese department stores are launching Christmas-themed promotions, enriching commercial streets across China with the atmosphere of Christmas. This has become common place in China’s commercial areas every year-end. Some news has circulated that individual cities and universities were banning Christmas, which has attracted the attention of …

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Nepal, Sri Lanka celebrate 60 years of ties

By Our Reporter Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shanker Das Bairagi has said that the friendly relations between Nepal and Sri-Lanka are a century long. Speaking at a programme organized on the occasion of 60 years’ of bilateral ties between the two countries last week, Secretary Bairagi added …

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Global trade at risk from Trump in 2018

By Robert A. Manning More uncertainty looms over the future of the global trading system than at any time since it was created after World War II. With decisions likely on the future of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), the …

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Tibet vows to free 140,000 from poverty in 2018

LHASA, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has vowed to pull 140,000 people out of poverty in 2018, local authorities said Wednesday. The region plans to remove 2,000 villages and 25 counties from the country’s list of impoverished areas. From 2016 to 2020, Tibet is projected to …

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India fears losing Nepal to China after Communist return to power

By Frank Chen The left-wing coalition formed by the two Communist factions in Nepal this month comes as the end-result of a stunning upset in the country’s parliamentary elections, in which the incumbent Nepali Congress party was cast out of power. The coalition, formed between the Unified Marxist–Leninist and Maoist …

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Tibet tops publication sales growth in China

BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — The sales of publications in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region surged by over 84 percent in 2016, according to a report made public on Tuesday. The report, published by the Books and Periodicals Distribution Association of China, said although Tibet topped the country in terms …

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Tropical area in southern Tibet receives record number of tourists

LHASA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — About 4.95 million tourists visited the city of Nyingchi in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in the first 11 months of 2017, up 18.94 percent year on year, authorities said Tuesday. Tourism revenue during the past 11 months increased by 15.6 percent year on year …

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Nepal-Thailand relations

By Bhakavat Tanskul Overview of Thailand-Nepal Relations: Thailand and Nepal established diplomatic relations on 30 November 1959 and it has been 58 years that our countries have developed close bonds of friendship based on mutual trust, respect and understanding. Our commonalities in religion and culture as well as economic interests …

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