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SPICE OF LIFE

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By P. Kharel Born to be Led Sandeep Lamichhane as a bowler making his debut in the IPL cricket in India made a brilliant presence, with a haul of five wickets in three matches with an impressive record in May 2018. But it is only when foreigners identify or crown …

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Awaiting Helsinki – and 1950 Treaty on the mind

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BY M.R. JOSSE KATHMANDU:  The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Nepal-India relations has after nine presumably fecund meetings in Kathmandu and New Delhi spread languidly over two years concluded its mission. Yet, none of us are any wiser about what its stellar achievements might be! The world has been informed …

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Economic prosperity through mixed economy

Pushpa Raj Pradhan

By PR Pradhan Former ambassador to China, Dr Mahesh Maske, in his article in the Annapurna Post vernacular daily, has cited on China’s economic prosperity through a mixed economy. A mixed economy is not a new phenomenon for Nepal as the erstwhile Panchayat system had adopted a mixed economy, or …

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“The Triad”: US, China & Russia in International Relations

Shashi P.B.B. Malla

BY SHASHI MALLA According to the Oxford Dictionary, ‘triad’ means a set or group of three, and ‘Triad’ alludes to a Chinese secret society involved in organized crime. It is our contention that in the current international constellation of powers, the rules-based system of international politics and organizations — established …

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Spice of Life

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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

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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

NP Upadhya

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?

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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

Pushpa Raj Pradhan

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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