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China opens astronomical science popularizing base in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

LHASA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — The plaque for astronomical science popularization base was unveiled at the Ngari Observatory in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region Tuesday. The base, which stands 5,100 meters above the sea level, is designed to be a unique center for astronomical science popularization and education by taking …

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Challenges linger in China-India border talks

BY ZHANG JIADONG Chinese and Indian special representatives reached important consensus on boundary issues during their 21st round of talks over the weekend. Both sides agreed to take measures to deepen trust while strengthening communication and coordination over border issues. After 20 rounds of talks by generations of leaders, the …

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The CPEC triad

M ROSHAN THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia adds great strength to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project, as being the 3rd Strategic Partner. Although Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have shared long lasting cooperative and brotherly relationship built mainly on mutual religious beliefs, yet in international politics, nations choose to …

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Tibet’s major airport receives 4 million passengers this year

LHASA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, the capital city of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, has received a record 4 million passengers so far this year, local aviation authorities said Monday. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Tibet office, passenger volume at Gonggar Airport, …

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China reaching deeper and deeper into Nepal

BY BERTIL LINTNER “The Night Train to Kathmandu”, a 1988 surrealistic American movie set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, mixed fantasy and reality as a young woman traveled from India to the Nepalese capital in search of a non-existent city above the clouds. Of course, at that time there …

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India’s Hybrid wars and hegemonic designs

M ROSHAN QUITE a few treatises, articles and books have been written by renowned authors that expose India’s machinations and hegemonic designs. Published in 2017, the book titled “Machinations of RAW in Transitional Nepal” authored by Nepalese scholar Dr. Shastra Dutta Pant provides a deeper insight into the RAW’s covert/overt …

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RCSC observes 62nd anniversary of Nepal-Russia relations

By Our Reporter On 16 November, a solemn event dedicated to the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Russia took place. The event was organized by the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) in cooperation with the Nepal-Russia Friendship and Cultural Association, Mitra Kunj …

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‘Debt trap’ slur shows West’s double standards

BY SHEN SHIWEI “Debt trap” diplomacy in Western media has become more of a political propaganda than economic analysis despite facts from recipient countries making it clear that China is a major economic contributor and not involved in laying out a debt trap. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta asked in a …

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International PEN Congress in India

BY PRAKASH A. RAJ The annual congress of International PEN, a worldwide organization of writers was held in India for the first time in its century-old-history. It was held in the city of Pune, formerly known as Poona in the state of Maharastra. The motto of congress was “Freedom, Truth …

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Qinghai-Tibet Plateau receives biggest early winter snow in 57 years

XINING, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Continuous snow has swept Qinghai Province in northwest China since the start of November, accumulating record high precipitation in the region’s 57 years of history of meteorological records. Snow accumulation between Nov. 2 and 7 has reached 18 cm on the ground in Dulan County, …

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