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MONTHLY ANALYSIS – September 2019

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Summary China intensified its political and public diplomacy in September setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal, scheduled for October 12 to 13. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit was followed by that of a delegation of the Chinese Communist Party which participated in a joint symposium with …

Trans-Himalayan Connectivity

Xi’s Proposed Blueprint for Nepal-China Relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal has helped forge a new strategic partnership between Nepal and China. The strategic partnership is based on Xi’s blueprint for bilateral relations and has significant implications for Nepal’s democracy, development, governance and foreign policy. In a signed article published on October 11 in …

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Nepal’s Neutrality Dilemma

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In recent years, Nepal has become strategically significant in the eyes of key global players like China, America, and India. This has been the result of increasing tensions between China and America playing out in a test of the will between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Indo-Pacific Strategy. …

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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 …

News Digest (August 24-31, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS Ruling party-Nepal Communist Party Leader Ishwor Pokharel formally took responsibility for the school department.[1]  Prime Minister KP Oli and Leader Madhav Kumar Nepal agreed to end their argument. Aides worked relentlessly to end the ongoing dispute between them.[2]  The leaders were in dispute after the party elevated the …

CIAA Commissioner Implicated in Corruption

News Analysis – June 2019

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Summary The US has been tightening its grip in the South Asian region alluring the countries with additional financial assistance. Nepal as a country in the South Asian region cannot remain unaffected of the US assertion and has already received a huge commitment under the MCC. However, Nepal should have …

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 …

Democracy and Federalism

Nepal and China must Address Emerging Flaws

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When countries compromise national interests and promote fake narratives, it increases the level of inequality in bilateral relations. Since 1956, China’s contributions to Nepal’s evolution as an independent state and its quest for modernisation have been invaluable. A renowned Nepali diplomat recounted recently that when Mao Zedong was helping Nepal …

NCell and Capital Gains Tax

BRI Summit Re-strengthening International Relations

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International relations, being interdisciplinary in nature, connects nations from political, economic and cultural aspects. The practices and trends in global interstate system stimulate individual states to behave in the favor of its national interest. National policies and agendas are built to blend with the global trends within the boundaries of …

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. …

Corruption

Corruption

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Nepal this week had exploratory cases, which surprisingly, was solved in time with evident findings, given the pace of development of past cases. Cases regarding corruption, ineligibility, and ideological differences held government’s pace in development, resulting in unattended posts in the requisite governmental bodies. Government methods of controlling social media …