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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Dry Smile Feeding on situational jokes and rustic parables, Prime Minister K.P. Oli returns from his visit to China which can be summed up thus: He went; he met; and he returns without any subtance. Oli knew the visit’s fate, even if his minions might have been …

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A bland, low-key and singular China visit

BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU:  Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, upon return from his China visit on Sunday, claimed, via a press statement, that its achievements exceeded its objectives, which included, among other goals, boosting mutual goodwill and the preparation of modalities for implementation of past agreements. On the other hand, …

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Communism with Chinese characteristics to enter Nepal through Rail

By N.P. Upadhdhya The Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for making serious efforts to break new ground in major country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics, with the guidance of the thought on diplomacy of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era. In an address made on June 23, 2018, …

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Train of thought or deed?

By Maila Baje Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s six-day visit to China brought to the fore the clash between the general and the specific gripping the bilateral relationship. During his news conference at Tribhuvan International Airport upon return, Oli was justified in asserting that the visit had served to deepen …

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Chinese rails in Kathmandu

By PR Pradhan Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home with the message that Chinese rails will arrive in Kathmandu in the days to come. Chinese supreme leader and President Xi Jinping, during the meeting with our Prime Minister Oli, also hoped that the Chinese rails will reach Kathmandu …

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Spice of Life

By P. Kharel Mole in the Rabbit Hole Charles Shovraj, now serving life term in a Kathmandu jail for murder, once boasted of the possibility of smuggling an elephant through the Tribhuvan International Airport. Subsequent events confirm that Shovaraj’s was not too big an exaggeration. Inormation leaks like water in …

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A tell-tale relegation and an incurious media

By M.R. Josse KATHMANDU: Amid popular preoccupation with, and excitement over, the FIFA World Cup, 2018 football carnival now well underway in Russia, not very many may have noticed that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s ongoing China visit had been relegated from a majestic ‘state visit’ status to the more …

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Strained India-China relations after SCO meet, game changer CPEC

BY N. P. UPADHYAYA Kathmandu: As was expected and believed, the Indian lobby in Kathmandu have suddenly become active and has begun talking, sorry to say, nonsense and absurd. Vilifying China has begun under instructions from above perhaps. Their target this time is definitely Nepal-China relations which is about to …

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Ruction on the right

BY MAILA BAJE While the left’s struggle to reconcile the lingering contradictions resulting from its enigmatic unity has grabbed much of our headlines, the right, too, finds itself in a complex contest to maintain relevance. The three Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) factions appear to understand the urgency of unity but …

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