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Belt, Road a boon to Central, Eastern Europe

BY ZHAO MINGHAO Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently on an official tour to Serbia and Poland. He visited the Czech Republic in March. China has been embarking on a connectivity-oriented foreign policy. Central and Eastern European countries have played an increasingly vital role in China’s diplomacy and they are …

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Beyond Torkham border gate

In his policy statement, Sartaj Aziz, the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs said in Parliament that, Pakistan has informed the Afghan Government about the construction of border gate at Torkham. He further explained that, “When Afghan authorities expressed their reservations; we took them into confidence and told …

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U.S. does not support “Tibet independence”: Kerry

BELGRADE, June 18 (Xinhua) — The United States maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China and does not support the independence of Tibet, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday. During a telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Kerry said the U.S. policy on …

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China to accelerate Tibet’s clean energy development

LHASA, June 17 (Xinhua) — China will speed up the development of clean energy in Tibet Autonomous Region from 2016 to 2020, under the principle of “putting the environment first,” according to an energy official. The initiative will boost the local economy and increase strategic reserves of clean energy, Nur …

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China to build five more stations on Qinghai-Tibet railway

LHASA, June 15 (Xinhua) — Five more stations are to be added to the Qinghai-Tibet railway, said local authorities on Wednesday. Six other stations are to be renovated, said Wang Qing’an of the project command center. Environmental protection will be a top priority, with water sources protected and vegetation protected …

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EU ban on Nepali airlines continues

Against the expectation of the government of Nepal, the European Commission has continued the ban it imposed on Nepali airlines from flying into the 28-nation bloc. The EC stated that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal failed to rectify air safety short-comings forcing the European Commission to continue with its …

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NT revises rates for fibre to home service

Nepal Telecom (NT) is revising the rates of its fibre to the home (FTTH) services. The rates, which will be effective from Friday, have been revised for package distribution and sales, customer-premises equipment (CPE) charge and rate of optical fibre, as per a media release issued on Wednesday. For FTTH …

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Nepal fails to construct road to Korala border point

As a result of the Indian blockade that crippled the country last year, the Nepal government started holding talks with Chinese authorities to open new Nepal-China borders on the north. Following this, China started constructing the road connecting Korala point. China has already extended its road network to the Korala …

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Tata Motors opens its new showroom in Dang

Tata Motors on Wednesday opened a new showroom in Dang. Issuing a statement, Tata Motors said the new showroom was ‘a new stylish, best-in-class showroom, for superior customer experience in Nepal’ and showcases all the range of Tata Motor’s passenger vehicles. Inaugurating the showroom, Dang Chamber of Commerce and Industries …

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