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Nepali and Chinese Perspectives on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Nepal

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A. Nepali Perspective: With the current visit of a Chinese delegation led by its foreign minister Wang Yi, Nepal’s hope of seeing Xi Jinping in Nepal has heightened. Wang’s visit gave a positive impression to Nepal for the long-awaited visit of the Chinese president. After meeting Wang, Nepali leaders said …

On a path of de-democratization

End of the ‘tacking’ strategy

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With deeper integration, Nepal may no longer be able to swing freely between India and China as in the past. Since 1951, when the people overthrew the Ranas, Nepal has used the strategy of ‘tacking’ to sail through the influence exerted by China and India. For example, in 1956, King …

The Implication of BRI and Indo-Pacific in Nepali perspective

China’s 10th White Paper on Defence: Reading Between the Lines

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China released its 10th White Paper on Defence, giving the world a front albeit curated view into the inner workings of its military strategy and concerns. While going through it, one must remain consistently aware that this document has been created solely for external consumption and attempts to create a …

The 14th Dalai Lama

The Impending Battle to Choose the Next Dalai Lama

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The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso celebrated his 84th Birthday on the first week of June with Tibetans all over the world celebrating their spiritual leader’s life and leadership. The Dalai Lama’s birthday gave rise to the pertinent question yet again as he makes his way into old age; what …

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News Digest (July 22-28, 2019)

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The Ruling Party Opposition Politics Security and Strategic Affairs International Relations Gender and Social Inclusion Provincial Affairs Economic Development and Governance The Ruling Party NCP         The ruling party announced the district in-charge and sub-in-charge. The party’s topmost leaders, however, misused power and appointed their closet ones and not included many …

The Nepal-China Railway

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A Nepali delegation headed by Devendra Karki from the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport went to Beijing between 17th to the 23rd of June for a consultation meeting on the construction of the Kathmandu-Kerung Railway. According to the department engineer Kiran Karki, the delegation had been invited by the …

Modi in Janakpur

Nepal’s Indo-China Dilemma

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Modi’s nationalist sentiments, social base, and foreign policies enhancing India’s image had him win the election Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term on May 29, 2019, with his BJP winning the majority in the Lok Sabha Elections. With this, there …

News February 2019

News Digest May 15-21, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Bills and Parliamentary Affairs The government registered the Environment Protection Bill in the Federal Parliament with new provisions on carbon trading, reducing adverse impacts of pollution especially from vehicles, machine, equipment, industries, hotels and restaurants and pollution control measures during mountaineering, trekking, and sightseeing. [1] …

Nepal China Agreements

Nepal China Agreements

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Many preliminary negotiations between Nepal and China concluded to agreements this week. Agreements with China were made with all tiers of investors: Beijing-the central government, Yunnan-the provincial government, and private Chinese companies. Apart from China, Nepal also signed deals with Bangladesh on tax exemption, and with Japan regarding labor agreement. …

The Implication of BRI and Indo-Pacific in Nepali perspective

The Implication of BRI and Indo-Pacific in Nepali Perspective

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Nepal is a tiny Himalayan nation situated between two Asian giants China and India. The geo-strategic location of Nepal is very sensitive, and thus it is an important discourse for China and India in the current time. The upcoming superpower China is leading the BRI project to drive their political …