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Outrage of ineptitude

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By Maila Baje “In what capacity do the Chinese keep meeting with former king Gyanendra Shah?” That pointed question by Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi at a cabinet meeting last week encapsulated the collective mind-set of today’s rule class. Stress, anger, trauma, anxiety, fear and much more psychosomatic were strung …

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Will ‘neocons’ control Trump’s foreign/security policy?

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: Commenting on incoming American president Donald Trump’s controversy over Taiwan, Clifford A. Kiracofe alleges (Beijing Review) that “neoconservatives and assorted Cold War hawks” are conjoined with the “Taiwan lobby” in Washington which “not only influences various politicians, but also makes significant contributions to certain think-tanks which, …

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Pous a significant month

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King Mahendra had introduced partyless Panchayat democracy on 1 Pous 2017 BS (15 December, 1960). After dawn of multiparty democracy on 18 February, 1991, for several years, the country passed through a transitional period. The political parties were unable to perform properly. In result, the then King Mahendra had to …

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Significance of establishing China Book Center in Nepal

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By Sundar Nath Bhattarai Establishing”China Book Center”, the first of its kind in Nepal,has a great significance for which we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding between China Study Center and China International Publishing House. This would assign our Center to act as China Book Center in Nepal. Our second …

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Northeast Asia’s uncertain, changing dynamics

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: The dynamics of inter-state relations in Northeast Asia offers an absorbing subject for cogitation. The principal actors are China, Japan and South Korea with the United States, Russia, Taiwan and North Korea playing an important supportive role in the unfolding drama, characterised by turbidity and suspicions. …

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Keep amending it to keep it alive

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By Maila Baje Call it the Dahal Doctrine. Think what you will about the controversy surrounding the latest proposal to amend the Constitution, but change is progress. We now have it on good authority of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal that amending the basic law is the beginning of its …

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Speculating on Sino-US ties in the Trump era

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By MR Josse KATHMANDU: The likely course of Sino-American ties post Donald Trump’s inauguration as United States president on January 20, 2017 is perhaps the most discussed/speculated topic in international relations today. That’s hardly surprising given (a) that Sino-US ties are arguably the most important bilateral relationship in the world …

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‘One China’ policy cannot be used for bargaining

On Sunday, US President-elect Donald Trump made some surprising remarks about the Taiwan question again. When interviewed by the Fox News network, he said, “I fully understand the ‘One China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘One China’ policy unless we make a …

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Gwadar shining

By Khn Finally, the day came when the trade operations at the Gwadar Deep Sea Port began. If one takes into account the huge trade openings this port is going to offer to Pakistan and, of course, the connected world, the impression about this port being a “Game Changer” would …

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