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Catch the Chinese train

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan There is a popular saying in Nepali, “Time and Tide Never Wait for anyone”. We have talked much about the 19th NC CPC and Belt and Road Initiative of China. Now, it is the time to materialize talks by importing Chinese investments for infrastructural development and …

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Indian jealousy unlimited; CPEC unstoppable now

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA Indian jealousy, as is its convention, has increased in these days and recent weeks observing the stunning developments that have taken place against its desire and hope in and around the entire South Asian region. Positive developments, as they are, however, the Indian regime has taken …

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Revision of transboundary river treaties

BY RATNA SANSAR SHRESTHA, FCA Transboundary river means river that transcends boundaries. Rivers crossing boundaries of multiple users, countries and regions are transboundary rivers. Even lakes can be transboundary if shared by a number of countries (like Lake Superior in North America). In Nepal’s context Koshi, Gandaki and Karnali are …

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The biggest loser in Nepal’s elections

PRAKASH A. RAJ Nepali Congress, the grand old party of Nepal was reduced from the largest to a third place as a result of parliamentary and provincial elections held in November-December this year. Rashtriya Prajatantra party (RPP) a pro-Hindutva party, supporting constitutional monarchy could win only one seat in first-past-the-post …

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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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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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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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Observing 60 years of bilateral relations between Nepal and Sri Lanka

By WS Pereira As you are aware, Sri Lanka has maintained and expanded into a multifaceted and mutually rewarding historically admirable relationship with Nepal since the two countries established diplomatic relations on 1st July 1957. Sixty years of diplomatic relations with Nepal is an important milestone in our bilateral ties. …

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Waiting for a government

By Yubaraj Ghimire K. P. Oli, the man likely to take over as Nepal’s next prime minister, flew down to Rasuagarhi on the Nepal-Tibet Border with Ishwar Pokharel, general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (UML), last Tuesday. He made no political speeches during the few hours …

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Delhi’s seduction course; time to test China’s goodwill

By N. P. Upadhyaya The secret ballot vote reversals in Nepal have visibly jolted many a brains, both academic and some erratic ones, in New Delhi. The official establishment though has taken a conciliatory tone and has vowed to work with Nepal in a friendly manner which appears remote though. …

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