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Nepal can’t backtrack on BRI, says UML leader : Nepali leaders are only talking about loans and haven’t explored funding alternatives, Rajan Bhattarai says (kp 19/07/2024)

Demonstration held against Chinese interference at Pokhara International Airport (kh 08/07/2024)

Congress insists on grants, not loans for funding BRI projects : Cites existing high debt burden as reason for its position, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 02/07/2024)

China’s  Media Influence in Nepal and Elsewhere, by Harsh Pandey (kh 01/07/2024)

Nepal, China officials to meet next in Kathmandu for boundary talks : Two countries are preparing for a joint boundary inspection to investigate issues and disputes on their common border (kp 30/06/2024)

BRI In Spotlight Once Again, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/06/2024)

Beijing bets on tourism diplomacy as soft power tool : After implementing free visa policy and promising to start flights from China to Nepal’s two new international airports, Beijing announced 2025 as ‘Visit Nepal Year in China’, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/06/2024)

Funding modalities differences delay BRI execution deal : A minister says China failed to address some of Nepal’s concerns on time. He also hinted at geopolitical factors, by Anil Giri (kp 26/06/2024)

China’s Vice Foreign Minister Sun arriving in Nepal today (kh 24/06/2024), Nepal, China may ink BRI implementation plan today : Foreign secretaries of the two countries are discussing bilateral relations and cooperation in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 25/06/2024), 16th meeting of Nepal-China Diplomatic Consultative Mechanism being held today (rep 25/06/2024), China’s growing clout in Kathmandu, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 25/06/2024)

Nepal-China boundary talks conclude in Beijing : Details of decisions expected today, official says (kp 20/06/2024)

Transformative Potential Of BRI Projects, by Tanka Rana (rn 19/06/2024)

Tourism entrepreneurs worried as Chinese airlines threaten to halt flights to Nepal over VAT dispute on air tickets (rep 18/06/2024)

Educational fair strengthens Nepal-China university ties: DPM Shrestha (kh 18/06/2024)

Visiting CPPCC Vice-chair Bater calls on Prime Minister Dahal : Chinese leader says his country places great importance on its relations with Nepal (kp 17/06/2024), Let’s tango toget, her : Nepal and China must find ways to bridge gaps in their understanding of issues of mutual interest (kp 17/06/2024), A surge in high-level visits from China, by Sambhu Kattel (ae 17/06/2024)

After 18-year gap, Nepal-China border talks next week : Dispute extends from Dolakha’s pillar 57 to issues in Humla, Gorkha, and Kimathanka in Sankhuwasabha, by Anil Giri (kh 15/06/2024)

Improving Trans-Himalayan Land Link, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 13/06/2024)

Nepal to seek action on Chinese pledges at bilateral meeting : Kathmandu is hosting the 16th Nepal-China foreign secretary-level meeting later this month, by Anil Giri (kp 12/06/2024)

Tibetan police arrested two Nepalis, lawmaker claims : The government has been clueless about the incident, he says (kp 12/06/2024)

China conducts done delivery test on Mt Everest without Nepal’s consent (kh 08/06/2024)

China ready to help upgrade Barhabise-Tatopani Road: Ambassador Chen (kh 30/05/2024)

China’s Focus On New Energy Industry, by Ambassador Chen Song (rn 30/05/2024)

Chinese envoy in Nepal courts controversy with apology demand from journalist over X post (rep 29/05/2024) [This is not the first time he has failed to show diplomatic manners. China has had better ambassadors in Nepal!], Debate erupts in Nepal over Chinese Ambassador Song’s social media conduct (kh 29/05/2024), Campaign objects to Chinese Ambassador’s threats to journalists (kh 29/05/2024)

China gaining ground in Madhes, by Shristi Kafle (ae 27/05/2024)

Tiptala border point reopens after Covid-19 pandemic (rep 24/05/2024), 14 border trade points including Kimathangka resume (nlt 25/052/2024), Utilize reopened Nepal-China border points for mutual benefits (rep 27/05/2024)

Nepal pursues return of stolen Buddha statue from China (kh 20/05/2024)

Mobility up in Rasuagadhi border point for Mansarobar tour (kh 20/05/2024)

7 years on, Nepal and China still at odds over BRI execution : Bureaucrats and politicians blame geopolitics for delay, apart from Nepali leaders’ reluctance to take Chinese loans, by Anil Giri (kp 13/05/2024)

Nepal from the perspective of Beijing, by Simone Galimberti (ae 08/05/2024)

Tibet to provide financial aid to Nepal’s northern border districts for five years : Ministry of Local Development is selecting projects needed in 15 districts bordering China (kp 03/05/2024)

China’s BRI and Nepal, by Raj Kishor Yadav (ae 30/04/2024)

Neighbours India and China make tall promises at Nepal Investment Summit : Beijing plans to open flights to Pokhara and Bhairahawa airports, announces visa fee exemption for Nepali travellers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/04/2024)

Four projects to be funded by China are in final stage of negotiation : They are Ring Road works, Araniko Highway upgrade, transmission line, Hilsa-Simkot road (kp 27/04/2024)

Stakeholders call for transparency as Beijing pushes for early implementation of BRI projects in Nepal (rep 26/04/2024)

Nepal-China Aid Project meeting held in Lhasa (kh 25/04/2024)

Tibetan youths in the crosshairs: Compulsory conscription and consequences (kh 24/04/2024)

Geoeconomics of alternative energy : Political negotiations can help Nepal benefit from Chinese power projects as long as India is kept out of the arrangement, by CKLal (kp 24/04/2024) [Be sure, this would be contrary to US power interests!]

Beijing’s message: Won’t tolerate anti-China activities in Nepal : Parties and stakeholders should be involved in projects, CPC leader tells Nepali Maoists, by Anil Giri (kp 20/04/2024) [This wording makes it sound as if Nepal is a subordinate vassal state of China!]

DPM Shrestha's Cgina visit : High Profile, Low Key. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayan Kazi Shrestha concluded his high-level low key visit to China successful, by Keshab Poudel (ap 12/04/2024)

An assessment of Foreign Minister’s China visit, by Gopal Khanal (ae 09/04/2024)

China willing to reopen 14 traditional trade transits, says DPM Shrestha (kh 03/04/2024) [And why hasn't China done this for a long time if it is interested in close relations with Nepal?]

Deputy PM Shrestha says he proposed new corridors to China : Under its ‘peripheral diplomacy’, Beijing has entrusted Tibet, Sichuan and Chongqing with engaging Nepal, by Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2024), DPM Shrestha pushes for Nepal-Tibet-Chongqing-Sichuan Development Corridor (rep 02/04/2024)

No significant hurdles in BRI implementation process: Foreign Minister Shrestha (kh 01/04/2024) [And what later?]

Nepal seeks free visa privilege from China: ‘Positive response to diplomatic request’ (rep 01/04/2024)

Foreign Minister Shrestha returning home today concluding 8-day visit to China (kh 01/04/2024)

DPM Shrestha calls for Chinese cooperation to solve problems facing people in border region (rep 30/03/2024)

Shrestha’s China visit: Symbolism over substance, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 29/03/2024)

BRI: What’s the plan? More than a specific initiative, this is a question of how Nepal balances its strategic interests (kp 28/03/2024), Nepal-China agree to conclude BRI Implementation Plan 'soon' as Beijing presses for swift implementation of BRI projects, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 28/03/2024)

DPM Shrestha meets senior Chinese leaders : He will call on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday and discuss Chinese-funded projects in Nepal (kp 26/03/2024), Nepal, China renew pledge to sign BRI execution plan ‘soon’ : Two countries to reopen 14 traditional border points, by Anil Giri (kp 27/03/2024)

Nepal-China relationship under new coalition in Kathmandu, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 25/03/2024)

Chinese eye Nepali orthodox tea : Until mid-March, the export of orthodox tea to China jumped 88.31 percent. Insiders say the opening of Chinese market to Nepali tea is significant, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/03/2024)

Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra: Tourism industry fears wipeout this year too : Beijing denied nearly 50,000 Indian pilgrims access to the pilgrimage site in Tibet. No signs of new permits, by Krishna Gautam (kp 22/03/2024)

DPM Shrestha’s due China visit puts BRI execution in focus : Main opposition Nepali Congress has strong reservations over the plan. Party says Nepal cannot afford costly loans (kp 21/03/2024), Govt likely to delay agreement on BRI implementation with China (kh 21/03/2024), Deputy Prime Minister Shrestha steps up consultations ahead of China visit : Government likely to buy time before going ahead with implementation of Belt and Road Initiative, a minister says (kp 22/03/2024), Deputy Prime Minister Shrestha to visit China on Sunday (kh 23/03/2024), China visit focused on implementation of past accords: DPM : Shrestha consults secretaries of various ministries to list out projects to be taken up for bilateral cooperation (kp 24/03/2024)

BRI: A ‘Pandora’s box’?. by Randhir Chaudhary (rep 13/03/2024)

Chinese military delegation arriving from Lanka today : A major general-led team visited the Maldives and Sri Lanka as part of its South Asia tour (kp 09/03/2024)

Pokhara epicentre of Sino-Indian rivalry : The Great Game between China and India is being played out in this scenic tourism capital, by Durga Rana Magar (nt 08/03/2024)

China expresses “willingness” to work with Nepal’s new government (kh 05/03/2024), China expresses hope for political stability and economic progress in Nepal following new govt formation (rep 06/03/2024) [Why does China expect political stability from this new government, in which the autocratic left-wing party leaders, who are constantly at odds with each other, only have a relative majority?]

Nepal and China to renew talks on cross-border transmission lines : Besides Rasuwagadhi-Kerung, Nepal will propose another cross-border line connecting Kimathanka in Sankhuwasabha to the Chinese side, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/03/2024)

Cracks surface on Chinese-constructed black-topped road within a mere two weeks (kh 03/03/2024)

Gorkha locals urge Home Minister to initiate efforts to reopen border with China (kh 25/02/2024)

Military diplomacy in focus amid mega peacekeeping exercise : As US Indo-Pacific commander arrives, high-level Chinese military delegation is due to visit Kathmandu in March, by Anil Giri (kp 25/02/2024) [Blatant exertion of influence as part of an unabated power struggle between China and the USA in Nepal!]

On The Belt And Road Cooperation And Partnership 'Model Agreement' : The Model Agreement, a comprehensive expert document, comprises 15 key chapters addressing all legitimate criticisms directed at the BRI as a global project, by Bipin Adhikari (sp 23/02/2024)

Koshi Province now has a road link to China, with Taplejung track cut open : With ‘breakthrough’ in the Phungling-Gola-Tiptala section, the east is connected to both India and China by road, by Ananda Gautam (kp 21/02/2024)

Tibet border closure hits family reunions, local trade : Tibetan officials say they are still awaiting Beijing’s permission to reopen the border, which was shut in January 2020 to tame the Covid pandemic, by Ananda Gautam (kp 14/02/2024)

Govt highlights special initiatives in cross-border trade with China: Prime Minister Dahal (kh 10/02/2024)

China assures Dahal six key projects will be expedited : Foreign affairs adviser says envoy Chen told prime minister that groundwork would start after the Chinese holidays, by Anil Giri (kp 09/02/2024)

Deportation of Chinese volunteer exposes Maoist Center’s power struggle and betrayal (kh 07/02/2024)

Unrestricted influx of Chinese criminals raises security concerns in Nepal (kh 06/02/2024)

Chinese Vice Minister Haiyan accuses “some countries” of trying to strain Nepal-China relations (kh 28/01/2024), China says rivals trying to sabotage its ties with Nepal : Visiting Chinese leader asserts BRI is not a debt trap and expresses concerns over investment climate, by Anil Giri (kp 29/01/2024)

Deputy PM Shrestha emphasizes significance of Chinese assistance for Nepal’s prosperity (kh 27/01/2024)

Chinese politicians meeting Nepali leaders : A delegation from Chinese Communist Party has arrived on a four-day visit at the invitation of the Maoist Centre (kp 27/01/2024), Chinese delegation calls on Dahal, Oli : Leaders of major political parties have been invited for a joint consultation conference today at Hotel Soaltee (kp 28/01/2024)

Chinese Vice Minister Sun Haiyan visiting Nepal today (kh 26/01/2024)

Nabil fails to cash hydel project bond from Chinese bank : Himalayan Bank, Bank of Kathmandu, and Investment Bank faced similar issues in the past in China and Italy, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/01/2024)

Communist unity top on agenda as Chinese flock to Nepal : Watchers say they are trying to lay ground for a Nepal that is no threat to China. This includes tackling other powers, by Anil Giri (kp 19/01/2024)

Trends in Chinese investment in Nepal, by Nihar R Nayak and Purushottam Poudel (ae 19/01/2024)

Nepal committed in not allowing anti-Chinese activities, Dahal says : Speaking at an inaugural ceremony of Chinese New Year celebrations, the prime minister says Nepal and China are reliable friends (kp 15/01/2024)

Chinese envoy commits swift advancement in upgrading Narayanghat-Butwal road (rep 12/01/2024)

Chinese leader calls on Vice President Yadav : Deputy secretary of standing committee of Yunnan provincial committee of the CPC arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday (kp 07/01/2024)

China’s BRI: A rising global environmental problem, by Manoj Ghimire (kh 29/12/2023)

The disconnect with China : How it is getting increasingly harder for Nepal to talk to and deal with its northern neighbour, by Biswas Baral (kp 25/12/2023)

Traders look north as demand for onion rises : After Chinese onions started to arrive, Indian authorities have quietly permitted the export of the essential kitchen ingredient to Nepal, despite the sweeping ban announced on December 8, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/12/2023)

Parliamentary delegation led by Maoist Chief Whip embarks on China visit (kh 18/12/2023)

Nepal should choose roads over rail to China, experts say : Concerns over lack of implementation of deals (kp 13/12/2023), Feasibility study of Nepal-China railway on track, department says : Aerial survey and mapping are likely to be completed within this month, according to Rohit Bisural, director general at the railway department, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/12/2023)

Leaders, experts stress on implementation of agreements with China : The participants opined that Nepal needs to understand China's strategic concerns better and express Nepal’s interests with China (nlt 13/12/2023)

BRI projects: A message to Nepal in Mandarin : The Chinese envoy’s remarks on Nepal-India electricity trade were a pointer that China was not happy with the present dispensation, by Birendra Prasad Mishra (ae 11/12/2023)

Nepal, China to discuss implementation modality for cross-border power line : The two sides agreed to construct the 220kV Kerung-Rasuwagadhi-Chilime power line with a Chinese grant during Prime Minister Dahal’s China visit in September, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/12/2023)

China, Nepal and the neighbourhood : China is working on amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness to get to prosperity, by Chen Song (06/12/2023)

Secretary-level meeting held in China to expedite works on Kathmandu-Kerung railway (rep 28/11/2023)

Nepal's Inconstant Neighborhood Policy : There is widespread perception that Nepal is on track to losing credibility with both the neighbors, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 25/11/2023)

Scholars pin hopes on China’s BRI for poverty reduction in Nepal, South Asia : They praised China’s success stories in poverty eradication and development and said that South Asian countries, including Nepal and India, should draw lessons from China (nlt 23/11/2023)

China Adopts Regional Approach to BRI in Nepal, by Manoj Ghimire (kh 22/11/2023)

Right To Development, by Upendra Gautam (rn 21/11/2023)

All round pressure to open Tiptala border, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 17/11/2023)

Chinese Communist Party provides relief materials to earthquake victims (rep 16/11/2023)

Korala border in Mustang to open today after four years of closure (kh 13/11/2023), Korala checkpoint opens for all Mustang people (kh 14/11/2023), Korala check point, the fourth Nepal-China land port, opens for business : Chinese ambassador to Nepal Chen Song described the opening as the outcome of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s 2019 Nepal visit (nlt 14/11/2023) [But only for Mustang people?]

Chinese ‘regional approach’ apparent in Tibet delegation’s Gandaki outreach : As the region bordering Nepal, Beijing assigns Tibet to work with Kathmandu on BRI projects, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 12/11/2023)

Beijing to reopen fourth border point with Nepal : The closure of the Chinese border in 2020 has affected a large number of Nepalis exporting goods such as handmade carpets and handicrafts to China, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/12/2023)

China set to open Korala checkpoint from Nov. 13 (kh 11/11/2023)

Belt And Road: No Belt, No Road – The Stalled Journey In Nepal, by Bipin Adhikari (sp 10/11/2023)

Visiting CPC Tibet Secretary meets with Prime Minister Dahal in Baluwatar (kh 09/11/2023), Tibet secretary of Communist Party of China in Kathmandu : Wang’s visit aims ‘to maintain the good momentum of high-level exchanges between two countries’ (kp 09/11/2023)

Nepal replugs China grid plan to power up northern villages : During Prime Minister Dahal’s China visit, the neighbour had expressed willingness to consider Nepal’s request, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/11/2023)

Two Chinese planes with earthquake relief items land in Pokhara (kh 08/11/2023), China delivers relief materials to Nepal’s earthquake victims (kh 08/11/2023)

China to provide additional Rs. 260 million as earthquake relief assistance (rn 07/11/2023), China pledges additional Rs 280 million aid package for Nepal’s earthquake victims (kh 07/11/2023)

Army Chief returns home from China visit (kh 03/11/2023)

Top Chinese leader visiting Nepal next week (kh 03/11/2023)

People of Gorkha border duped as promised gate access to China fails despite valid passes (kh 02/11/2023)

Nepal awaits Korala border reopening as China readies infrastructure on its side : Officials say they expect Chinese support for upgrading facilities on the Nepali side (kp 31/10/2023)

Two projects of Nepal listed as Belt and Road outcome : However, rather than being new ventures, the projects are already in operation in Nepal. The outcome document remains mum on Pokhara airport (kp 29/10/2023)

Myth Of Debt Trap Diplomacy : False narratives, geopolitical tussle, chronic instability and reluctance of top political leadership have largely been attributed to the slow or no progress in the selection and execution of BRI projects in Nepal, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 29/10/2023)

FNCCI President Dhakal’s increased business ties with China spurs controversy (kh 27/10/2023)

Dahal’s China visit and Nepal’s foreign policy, by Prakriti Adhikari (ae 19/10/2023)

Building a shared future : China seeks to enhance solidarity and cooperation with countries around the globe, including Nepal, by Chen Song, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal (kp 19/10/2023)

PM pledges to make Nepal-China trade point in Mustang operational : He also said that the Chinese side has agreed to assist Nepal in the construction of physical infrastructures along the Korala point (nlt 18/10/2023)

PM Dahal’s China Visit: Strategic Autonomy Facing Uncertainty, by Binoj Basnyat (kh 17/10/2023)

DPM Shrestha to participate in BRI event in Beijing : Nepali delegation will leave for China on Monday, by Anil Giri (kp 13/10/2023), Third Belt and Road Forum: Nepali delegation to meet with Chinese ministers : Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the event participated in by representatives from more than 140 countries and over 30 international organizations (nlt 17/10/2023)

PM Prachanda's visit to China : Recalibration Of Nepal's Policy?, by Keshab Prasad Poudel (sp 13/10/2023)

Issuance of departure and entry permits begins for Nepal-China border villages in Mustang (rep 12/10/2023)

Tibet border reopening provides relief to Nepal villagers : The Nepal-China border point at Lapchi in Dolakha has reopened for the residents of Lapchi to trade in Tibetan markets, by Kedar Shiwakoti (kp 11/10/2023)

PM’s China Visit Builds Trust, by Yuba Natjh Lamsal (rn 11/10/2023)

Unauthorised Chinese crusher plant sparks fury : The China State Construction Engineering Corporation has been mining stones in Palpa without environmental assessment, by Madhav Aryal (kp 10/10/2023)

China misusing media to shape false narratives, suppress critical data in South Asia, by Manoj Ghimire (kh 10/10/2023)

China is willing to import more quality agricultural products from Nepal: Ambassador Chen (rep 09/10/2023)

Nepal yet to decide its delegation to Belt and Road Forum : Physical Infrastructure Minister Prakash Jwala and National Planning Commission Vice-chair Min Bahadur Shrestha are likely to participate but there’s no official confirmation, by Anil Giri (kp 06/10/2023)

China opens doors to 15 types of medicinal herbs from Nepal : Two countries signed a protocol of phytosanitary requirements for the export during Prime Minister Dahal’s China visit (kp 04/102023)

China wants Nepal to implement agreements: Prof Dr Jha (rep 02/102023)

Two-way trade through Tatopani remains a mirage : Nepali traders say they are not allowed to sell their goods in Chinese cities even though the border has been reopened, by Anish Tiwari (kp 03/10/2023) [Dahal's one-week visit to China has really been very successful!]

Why does Nepal matter for China?, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 01/10/2023)

Will Expedite Implementation Of Past Deals?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 01/10/2023)

Back from Beijing, Dahal has nothing to show for Belt and Road plans : Prime minister says the map issue was raised in China but it does not figure in any official statement (kp 01/10/2023)

Has Nepal lost interest in the cross-border railway network with China? (rep 01/10/2023)

Nepal-China agree to open all checkpoints: PM Dahal (kh 30/09/2023), PM Dahal about direct flights from China to Pokhara International Airport (kh 30/09/2023)

Chinese tourists enter Nepal after Tatopani border reopening : According to the Tatopani Immigration Office, 820 Chinese tourists from various provinces of China have entered Nepal from the border point till September 25, by Anish Tiwari (kp 30/09/2023)

Revealing China’s Intentions and Malice Through Nepal’s Infrastructure Development, by Randhir Chaudhary (kh 29/09/2023) [book review]

What Nepal stands to gain and lose from BRI, by Anupam Bhattarai (ae 28/09/2023)

Border entry passes distributed to locals of Olangchung Gola (rep 28/09/2023)

PM’s visit: No breakthrough, no notable gains, say observers : Nepal shifts from ‘one-China policy’ to ‘one-China principle’, by Anil Giri (kp 27/09/2023), Dahal in China : The PM did not compromise on Nepal’s core interests. But he didn’t secure major concessions either (kp 28/09/2023)

Building Nepal-China power line will take time : Two countries have agreed to build the 220kV Kerung-Rasuwagadhi-Chilime line during Dahal’s China visit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/09/2023)

Nepal China Chamber of Commerce and Wuxi CCPIT sign agreement to boost tourism and business (kh 27/09/2023)

Dolakha village adjoining Tibet is emptying due to prolonged border closure : Residents say the government has not taken diplomatic initiative to reopen the border so that they could ply traditional trade, by K, Nepal and China issue joint statement strengthening bilateral ties and multifaceted cooperation (repedar Shiwakoti (kp 26/09/2023), Nepal and China agree to revisit bilateral Trade and Payments Agreement (rep 26/09/2023)

Indians, Chinese apply to build electric vehicle plants : Automobiles are Nepal’s second largest import after petroleum products in terms of value, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/09/2023)

Nepal, China sign 12 agreements during Prime Minister Dahal’s official visit to China (nlt 25/09/2023), PM Dahal inks dozen distinct agreements and an MoU during China trip (kh 25/09/2023), Nepal seeks to sidestep China’s GSI request : Talking to Kantipur in New York, Dahal had categorically denied chances of Nepal joining a security-related alliance, by Anil Giri (kp 25/09/2023), Nepal and China sign 12-point agreement : Joint Statement between Nepal and the People's Republic of China (Full text) (kh 26/09/2023)

FNCCI urges Chinese banks’ presence in Nepal (kp 25/09/2023)

PM Dahal to address Nepal-China Business Summit in Beijing today (kh 24/09/2023), CNI, CCPIT reach understanding to/ form Nepal-China Business Council (rep 24/09/2023)

PM Dahal pledges to protect Chinese investors and entrepreneurs (kh 24/09/2023)

Mustang locals demand smooth operation of Korala transit point (rep 24/09/2023), Locals demand operation of Korala transit point (ht 24/09/2023)

Nepal supports Xi’s vital initiatives and concepts, Dahal says : Beijing encourages Chinese enterprises to start business in Nepal and promote Nepali exports to China, Xi responds, by Anil Giri (kp 24/09/2023)

Nepal’s trade deficit with China widens, by Dilip Paudel (rep 23/09/2023)

PM Dahal to meet President Xi of China in Hangzhou today (kh 23/09/2023), Prime Minister Dahal China-bound seeking support for 30 projects : The prime minister left New York after addressing the UN General Assembly, by Anil Giri (kp 23/09/2023)

Nepal's Maoist leader visits China : Prime Minister Dahal's visit to Beijing comes at a time when Nepal is the most fragile and fungible it has ever been, by Bhaskar Koirala (nt 22/09/2023)

Balancing the dragon and the elephant : Nepal needs support from all donor countries and partners for sustained growth, by Pragya Ghimire (kp 22/09/2023)

PM Prachanda paying official visit to China from Sept 23 to 30 (rn 21/09/2023)

Time to synchronise : It is unfair to accuse China of setting up a debt trap simply because it is involved in financing them, by Gao Liang (kp 20/09/2023)

PM’s China Visit : Why It Matters For Nepal, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 19/09/2023)

Reflections on Nepal-China relations : China’s economic investment in Nepal has increased, but its contribution to creating jobs is meagre, by Chandra D Bhatta (kp 17/09/2023)

PM Dahal set to sign BRI Project raising debt concerns (kh 15/09/2023), Cabinet okays eight deals for Dahal's China visit : Pacts on agro-industrial parks, cultural cooperation, north-south corridors and transmission line on the cards, by Anil Giri (kp 16/09/2023), Tibet border closure hits livelihoods of Nepalis in mountain villages : Besides trade, the seasonal employment from which Nepalis in outlying villages of Bajhang earned their living has been hugely affected, by Basant Pratap Singh (kp 16/09/2023)

Signing of BRI implementation plan uncertain : Congress chief Deuba, ex-minister Khadka advise Dahal against the signing in Beijing, citing strategic concerns, by Anil Giri (kp 14/09/2023)

PM’s China calling : There have been no substantive results despite the two countries reaching landmark agreements in recent year (kp 12/09/2023)

China’s engagements in Nepal and challenges : The Nepal-China BRI agreement has remained in limbo for long, despite claims of success of the initiative in Nepal, by Sourav Dahal (ae 12/09/2023)

The address of the Chinese envoy: Disregard for political sensitivity, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 12/09/2023)

China, Nepal and the BRI dilemma : One major factor for the BRI that remains in limbo is the obscurity about its funding modality, by Prashanti Poudyal (kp 12/09/2023)

Language becomes a barrier to Nepal-China border security, by Tapendra Karki (rep 10/09/2023)

Asian nations in deep trouble as Chinese nationals inflict huge cyber-related damages, by Manoj Ghimire (kh 10/09/2023)

Nepal imports goods from third country through Chinese ports after seven years of transit agreement (rep 09/09/2023)

Call for Restraint to Deepen Nepal-China Ties, by Pramod Jaiswal (rep 09/09/2023)

Controversies surface in Kathmandu on the eve of Nepal PM’s China visit : New Chinese map and Chinese ambassador's statement on India's policies on Nepal have become the subject of controversies in Kathmandu (nlt 07/09/2023), More than just Chinese whisper : Diplomats shouldn’t jeopardise relations between neighbours with their impromptu remarks (kp 08/09/2023)

Poor then, poor now : Now is perhaps not the right time to go to China with a begging bowl in hand, by Deepak Thapa (kp 07/09/2023)

A painful balancing act in China : Even as Beijing receives Dahal, its disappointment with NCP’s break-up might manifest in negotiations, by Anurag Acharya (kp 07/09/2023)

BRI and Nepal’s equidistance foreign policy, by Devesh Jha (kp 06/09/2023), BRI Nepal: Bridging hearts and minds by linking mountains and rivers, by YB Thapa (ht 06/09/2023)

Nepal's Cultural Links With Mansarovar, by Shyam Bahadur Khadka (rn 06/09/2023)

China, India and Nepal border dispute: Political in the time of trade supremacy, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 05/09/2023)

Chinese Ambassador Song displays ‘undiplomatic demeanor’ : Song's undiplomatic address on policy shortfalls in neighboring nations sparks controversy (kh 04/09/2023), Chinese envoy's statements on Nepal-India bilateral relations, trade ignites controversy (rep 06/09/2023), NC leader Yadav attacked after his criticism of Chinese Ambassador’s undiplomatic statement (kh 06/09/2023), Minister Yadav criticizes Chinese Ambassador’s statement as contrary to diplomatic protocol (kh 06/09/2023), Chinese ambassador takes flak for his remarks on Nepal-India relations : Foreign Minister Saud says Kathmandu has taken notice of Chen Song’s comments. Some have called for clarification, by Anil Giri (kp 07/09/2023),  Parliament to take up Chinese ambassador’s ‘undiplomatic’ remarks : Chen had pointed out that in the last fiscal year, Nepal exported electricity worth Rs 10bn to India, while simultaneously importing electricity worth Rs 19bn from India, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 07/09/2023), Lawmakers call for cautioning Chinese envoy over his controversial remarks : Ambassador Chen is under fire for his ‘undiplomatic’ comments on Nepal-India relations, by Anil Giri (kp 08/09/2023)

PM’s China visit: BRI projects to buffalo meat export on list : As the prime minister’s office and foreign ministry sort out proposals, officials say half a dozen MoUs will be signed, by Anil Giri (kp 03/09/2023)

On reopening day, 200 Nepalis shop in Khasa : People living close to Tatopani hope border town becomes vibrant again after two-way flow of travellers resumes, by Anish Tiwari (kp 02/09/2023)

Chinese Gang Crimes: From gold smuggling to match-fixing, by Tapendra Karki (rep 01/09/2023)

Neighbours snub Nepal’s new map : Both India and China have refused to recognise the map that Nepal’s Parliament unanimously passed in 2020, by Anil Giri (kp 31/08/2023), Kathmandu Mayor Balen cancels China visit over map discrepancy (kh 31/08/2023), NSU protest in front of Chinese Embassy for disregarding Nepal’s updated map (kh 31/08/2023), Govt to take up map issue with China (ae 31/08/2023), China 2023 map leaves out new map of Nepal, by Bal Krishna Sah (ht), China urged to use Nepal’s official map : Kathmandu mayor cancels visit in protest. Government to communicate with China before making its stance public, by Anil Giri (kp 01/09/2023), New Chinese map continues to draw flak in Nepal : Earlier Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah cancelled his China trip citing omission of Nepali territory in the Chinese map. On Friday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement (nlt 02/09/2023)

Tatopani reopens for travel from tomorrow : The Nepal-China border point has been closed since the 2015 earthquake destroyed the infrastructure, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/08/2023), Tatopani border checkpoint to remain open from today (kh 01/09/2023), Nepal-China border at Tatopani reopens after a lengthy closure of 8.5 years (rep 01/09/2023)

Travel traders in Pokhara demand regular flights from Chinese cities : The travel trade entrepreneurs' demands include declaring Pokhara as a destination for Chinese tourists, opening the Consulate General of China in Pokhara, and launching packages to attract Chinese tourists to the lake city, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 31/08/2023)

Nepal PM vows to open more border points with China : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said this while responding to the questions raised by lawmakers in parliament on Tuesday (nlt 29/08/2023) [Were the border points closed by Nepal or by its friendly neighbour China? And why have they not been opened for so long?]

Closure of Tiptala transit for long hits economic activities (rep 27/08/2023) [Is this what China means by friendly cooperation?]

Nepal to request China for waiver of Pokhara airport construction loan : Ministries have come up with a long wish list for prime minister’s China visit next month, by Anil Giri (kp 26/08/2023)

China-Nepal industrial park project in Jhapa to progress as IBN expedites PDA process (rep 26/08/2023)

Chinese criminals involved in illicit activities acquire Nepali citizenship and passports (kh 23/08/2023)

Two north-south corridor roads may be on Dahal’s China agenda : Dahal is scheduled to visit China, flying straight from New York on September 22 after addressing the UN, by Anil Giri (kp 22/08/2023)

DoI instructs authorities in Rasuwa to facilitate in China entry permits (ht 21/08/2023)

PM anticipates significant energy agreement during China visit (kh 18/08/2023), Dahal to take cross-border power transmission proposal to China : Beijing’s cooperation will also be sought to supply electricity to remote Nepali villages from the Chinese grid, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/08/2023)

Nepal Vice President participates in China South Asia Expo, reiterates Nepal’s one-China policy : Vice president's China trip comes on the eve of the proposed visit by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prchanda to Beijing in September (nlt 17/08/2023)

Chinese army team arriving in Kathmandu (kh 16/08/2023), Nepal, China to resume joint military drills : With Vice President Yadav, foreign minister Wang renews commitment to BRI projects, by Anil Giri (kp 18/08/2023)

Chinese contractor’s sluggish work hits a snag on Muglin-Pokhara Road Project as deadline looms (kp 15/08/2023), Chinese firms’ strategy: Contract acquisition at low cost, bargaining through work delays (kh 15/08/2023)

Politicians are making a beeline to China. But what’s the catch?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 15/08/2023), PM Dahal’s forthcoming China visit: Nepal plans to sign power trade agreement (ae 15/08/2023)

Managing Nepal-China Border Security, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rn 13/08/2023)

China’s border closure leaves Nepal’s sacred traditions in limbo, by Shreeman Narayan (kh 11/08/2023)

Resounding verdict: Nepalis choose India over China in latest public opinion survey (kh 10/08/2023)

BRI And Its Global Implications, by Suresh Ale Magar (rn 09/08/2023)

Nepal to receive 21 drones from China’s Tibet Autonomous Region for security enhancement (kh 09/08/2023)

Vice President Yadav visiting China next week to attend 7th China-South Asia Expo in Kunming : This will be Yadav’s first foreign trip since taking office. After the expo, vice governors of Yunnan Province are coming to Nepal (kp 08/08/2023)

Beijing to allow people’s movement in Tatopani border point : Before the earthquake, nearly 30,000 Chinese tourists used to enter Nepal from the Tatopani border point (kp 05/08/2023)

China entry permit issue hampers goods transportation affecting businesses in Nepal (kh 03/08/2023) [Not really a benevolent neighbour!]

BRI shatters Nepal’s hope to graduate from LDC status, by Shriman Narayan (kh 02/08/2023)

68 Years Of Nepal-China Diplomatic Ties, by Lila Mani Paudyal (rn 01/08/2023) [And that is why the border crossings are closed most of the time and otherwise trade is a one-way process?]

Nepali traders ‘cautiously optimistic’ as Nepal-China border points resume after a hiatus of years, by Sajira Shrestha (rep 30/07/2023)

China’s engagement in Nepal’s infrastructure sector discussed : Discussion was held at a seminar to launch “China’s Emergence in Nepal’s Infrastructure: Status, Issues and Challenges,” a book published by a Kathmandu-based think tank (nlt 29/07/2023)

Revenue office seeks details of smuggled gold from Hong Kong customs : ‘How could a quintal of gold get a pass from the Hong Kong customs?’ Nepal’s department asks in a letter, by Anil Giri (kp 28/07/2023)

Upper Dolpa residents struggle to make ends meet as Tibet border remains shut : Locals of Dolpobuddha, Sheyphoksundo, and Chharkatangsong pay a hefty price for goods transported on mules, by Tripti Shahi (kp 27/07/2023) [China is really proving to be a good and benevolent friend to the Nepali people!]

India and China’s ruling parties and their relationship with Nepali parties, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 27/07/2023)

Rasuwagadhi witnesses a surge in people’s activities (kh 27/07/2023)

China launches ‘Lively Village’ project in Sindhupalchok : Under the project, China will provide financial and technical support to Kuvinde village of the district for agriculture and livestock development (nlt 25/07/2023), China pledges Rs145 million aid for Nepal’s seven provinces : The money will be used for agriculture-related projects aimed at poverty alleviation, by Anil Giri (kp 025/07/2023)

Speaker Ghimire and Chinese leader stress Rasuwagadhi-Kerung railway construction (kh 24/07/2023)

Belt, road and roundabout : China’s statement that Pokhara airport is under the BRI has legitimate justifications, by Semanta Dahal (kp 23/07/2023)

High level CPC delegation visiting Nepal (rep 23/07/2023), CPC Politburo Member Yuan Jiajun arrives in Kathmandu for three-day visit (rep 23/07/2023), Chinese leader pays courtesy call on President Paudel, holds virtual meeting with PM Dahal : Communist Party of China politburo member Yuan Jiajun also met Defence Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka on Sunday (kp)

Nepal-China sign MoU on development and exchange of agricultural technology, skills (nlt 21/07/2023)

Finance ministers of Nepal and China discuss issues of mutual interests : The two finance ministers also discussed the commitment of aid made by the President of China during his visit to Nepal in 2019 (nlt 18/07/2023)

Revving up diplomacy: China unleashes fleet of vehicles as gift to Federal Parliament (kh 18/07/2023)

Nepal exports animal feed to China (kh 15/07/2023), Nepal exports first batch of haylage to China : The potential for fodder export is huge and the annual exports will fetch Rs4 billion, according to Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Chen Song, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 16/07/2023)

Govt in discussions for implementing China's BRI plan (rep 13/07/2023)

CPC politburo member visiting Nepal : Yuan Jiajun will be senior-most Communist Party of China official coming after formation of Dahal government, by Anil Giri (kp 12/07/2023)

Kerung locals to get permanent entry permits to China on citizenship basis (kh 08/07/2023)

Foreign ministry expresses concern over foreign diplomats' attendance at Dalai Lama's birthday celebration (rep 07/07/2023) [The Dalai Lama is no longer the political head of Chinese-occupied Tibet, but only a prominent representative of Tibetan Buddhism. So where is the problem?]

China opens Kailas-Mansarovar pilgrimage… …But only for Nepalis, and conditions apply, by Shrijan Pandey (nt 07/07/2023)

Diplomatic initiatives needed to fully reopen Tatopani border point: Minister Basnet (kh 07/07/2023)

DPM Shrestha urges China to sign implementation deals on BRI projects : Says he asked Chinese leaders to ramp up aid to Nepal in line with the northern neighbour’s economic progress, by Anil Giri (kp 04/07/2023)

Chinese officials were curious about implementation of BRI projects in Nepal: Deputy PM Shrestha (kh 02/07/2023)

Possible five-layered plan for the US-China co-existence, by Saurav Raj Pant (kh 01/07/2023) [Both China and the US follow a contrary path and prefer to bring Nepal into their respective hegemonic aspirations!]

DPM Shrestha urges Chinese side to increase flights to Nepal (kh 01/07/2023)

Why is China lumping Nepal projects under its Belt and Road Initiative? Beijing might have been listing projects to show increasing engagement between Nepal and China, expert says, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 30/06/2023)

Nepal Must Focus On Sound Diplomacy, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 30/06/2023)

Parallel military diplomacy : Nepal should seek to retain the status quo with India and promote technical cooperation with China, by Hindu Sanskriti Karki (kp 29/06/2023)

China’s steps up engagement with Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 27/06/2023)

Pokhara International Airport is not under BRI: Minister Kiranti (ae 26/06/2023), Nepal yet to execute BRI projects, says Foreign Minister Saud : His statement comes as rebuttal amid Chinese claims that Pokhara International Airport is part of the BRI, by Anil Giri (kp 27/06/2023)

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal plans to visit China in September : Ministries working on the agenda. Foreign Minister Saud could go in July to lay the ground, by Anil Giri (kp 23/06/2023)

Chinese Ambassador Song affirms Pokhara Int’l Airport construction as part of BRI (kh 21/06/2023), China envoy again packs a geopolitical punch as new Pokhara airport suffers : Chinese officials say it is Nepal’s decision to have only nine projects under the BRI framework, not theirs, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 22/06/2023)

Confused on China : If we are unclear about what we want, meaningful progress in bilateral ties will remain elusive (kp 20/06/2023)

Geoeconomics over geopolitics : Nepal faces challenges in managing diplomacy on three levels—global, regional and bilateral, by Achyut Wagle (kp 20/06/2023)

What is behind China’s growing post-Covid engagements with Nepal? Chinese are worried third parties may derail bilateral relations, according to leaders and experts, by Anil Giri (kp 19/06/2023) [On balance, this is probably also a reaction to the intensive US engagement in Nepal. It seems that both countries have their own global interests at heart.]

China seeks Nepal’s support for GSI and GCI : Global Civilisation Initiative ‘advocates upholding common values of humanity and international people-to-people exchanges’, by Anil Giri (kp 14/06/2023) [And what about the values of humanity of the Tibetans and the Uyghurs, to name just two examples where these values are ignored by China?]

Storytellers from up north : Chinese journalists find Nepal adaptable and familiar in terms of family and community values, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 12/06/2023)

China’s actions spark fears of potential assault on Tibetan culture, by Manoj Ghimire (kh 07/06/2023)

A circuitous route to Beijing : Many strategists in New Delhi often choose to ignore that China is an integral part of South Asia, by CK Lal (kp 07/06/2023)

CPC leader in Kathmandu on eve of Dahal’s Delhi trip : Chinese side could still be exploring the possibility of unity among leftist parties in Nepal, Maoist Centre leader says (kp 31/05/2023), Chinese leaders reach Parisdanda after PM’s residence in Baluwatar (kh 31/05/2023)

Govt report reveals unauthorized Chinese construction, encroachment upon Nepal’s territory (kh 30/05/2023)

NA hell-bent on procuring weapons from China; CoAS Sharma still goes falsehoods (kh 26/05/2023), Nepal Army plans to buy APCs. Chinese supplier is on US blacklist : It wants to procure 26 armoured personnel carriers from Chinese firm Norinco for use in UN peacekeeping missions, by Anil Giri (kp 27/05/2023)

Skipped Boao Forum on Chinese advice, prime minister tells Parliament : The prime minister says the boundary row with India will be settled through diplomacy on the basis of facts and historical evidence (kp 24/05/2023)

‘China’s interactions with South Asia hinge on Nepal’ : Observers feel Nepali parties have no discipline. This impression arises from the belief that Nepal is willing to compromise on its principles, leading to a lack of trust in the country, interview with Hu Shisheng, director of South Asian Studies at the China Institute of Contemporary International Studies (CICIS) (kp 22/05/2023)

Balancing Act: Nepal's Delicate Dance with China and India, by Nabraj Lama (rep 20/05/2023)

Six years after BRI agreement, Nepal has little to show for it : Nepali officials seem unaware the deal, involving cross-border rail, is renewed every 3 years, by Anil Giri (kp 17/05/2023), Bungling on BRI : A lot can be learned from the six largely unfruitful years of cooperation under the initiative (kp 18/05/2023)

Nepali traders fed up with China’s random border policy : The Tatopani border point re-opened on May 1 after remaining closed for eight years then closed again the next day, by Krishana Pradhan and Anish Tiwari (kp 14/05/2023)

Is China planning to recruit Nepalis in PLA? Speculative reports in Indian media say Delhi’s new policy created void to be thus exploited, by Anil Giri (kp 13/05/2023) [This is hardly imaginable. Why should China recruit foreign mercenaries? This smells of targeted Indian fake news!]

China’s BRI becoming increasingly burdensome, unappealing, by Manoj Ghimire (kh 11/05/2023)

Rare sight: Envoys of world’s rival superpowers talk Nepal’s development : Chinese ambassador to Nepal Cheng Song and US ambassador to Nepal Dean R Thompson stand together to discuss Nepal's development (nlt 11/05/2023)

Pilgrims to Kailash discouraged by new Chinese rules : Nepali tour operators say the complex rules are designed to control the entry of foreign pilgrims, particularly Indians, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/05/2023)

NA set to open LC to procure weapons worth Rs 6 billion from China (kh 07/05/2023)

Tibetan Refugees’ Seven Decades in Foreign Lands, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 05/05/2023)

Locals in remote Mugu urge government to reopen Nakchenangla pass : For the locals of Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality, Tibet is much closer. They have to walk for five days to reach Gamgadhi—the district headquarters—to buy daily essentials, by Raj Vahadur Shahi (kp 05/05/2023)

Two-way trade from Tatopani-Khasa border resumes (ae 01/05/2023), Nepali trucks being stopped at Tatopani border point : The cargo has to be transferred to Chinese trucks for onward transport under a new rule issued by China, officials said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/05/2023) [Free trade as China understands it! Nepal should slowly think about whether China is really a cooperation partner for the future!]

NA makes significant strides to procure arms from China; approaches Army Welfare Fund (kh 01/05/2023)

China to release Rs80 billion pledged to Nepal since 2008 : The funds from the northern neighbour will be used for infrastructure development in Nepal, according to officials, by Anil Giri (kp 30/04/2023)

Food shortage in Sankhuwasabha villages as China border closure continues since 2020 : Bhotkhola Rural Municipality distributed rice in the affected villages of Thudam, Ridak and Chhumusur on Wednesday, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 27/04/2023)

Chinese team in the field for detailed study of Kathmandu-Kerung railway (rep 25/04/2023)

7 years since transit deal with China, no shipment has moved : Nepal’s bid to break away from its sole dependence on India for third-country trade has not succeeded so far, by Anil Giri (kp 22/04/2023), Nepal’s delicate dance on BRI : There has not been any progress on any of the nine chosen projects, as the two countries are yet to finalize a BRI implementation plan, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 24/04/2023)

Bilateral security meeting stresses on re-opening Tatopani transit point (rn 18/04/2023)

Commercial explosives imported from China after India’s refusal : Officials say India has been reluctant to supply explosives to be used in projects involving Chinese firms. The new imports are meant for a cement factory and a hydropower project, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/04/2023)

Chinese companies showing little interest in power summit : Indian companies are expected to flood the event being held in Kathmandu on April 18-19, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/04/2023)

Nepal has two main border points with China. But why does trade suffer? Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point had been closed for more than three years, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/04/2023)

No clarity on BRI projects as Nepal, China officials meet : There was no concrete discussion on GSI and GCI, Nepali officials say, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 08/04/2023)

Five dry ports planned at Nepal-China border (ae 04/07/2023)

No trade, no food. Life’s hard in remote Mugu : Hundreds of households pushed to poverty after commerce with China came to a halt, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 07/04/2023)

Unpacking trade ties with China : Nepal trades more with distant economies like Italy and France than with its immediate neighbour China, by Prashanti Poudyal (kp 06/04/2023)

Locals want China to re-open Kimathanka checkpoint (rep 06/04/2023)

Nepali and Chinese officials to discuss border, security issues but skip GSI : A foreign ministry official says there will be open and frank discussion on all topics including some disputed ones, by Anil Giri (kp 05/04/2023)

Don’t shut them again : More than the BRI, Nepal would arguably benefit from hassle-free border points with China (kp 04/04/2023)

Nepali traders laud reopening of Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point : Some traders say that Chinese border points have a habit of opening and closing randomly, causing them much distress. They have called for a consistent trade and transit policy, by Krishana Prasain and Janak Bahadur Shahi (kp 03/04/2023)

Nepal requests China to resume Kathmandu-Lhasa direct flight (rep 03/04/2023)

Nepal has 10,000 foreign workers, highest from China (kh 03/04/2023)

Tourism industry loses millions with Kailash Yatra closed : China has yet to welcome pilgrims to the Tibet site that was closed after the outbreak of Covid pandemic in 2020, by Sangam Prasain and Rupa Gahatraj (kp 01/04/2023)

Nepal-China foreign secretary-level talks to be held in Beijing next week : Meeting comes ahead of the sixth anniversary of Nepal’s signing up to the BRI, by Anil Giri (kp 01/04/2023)

Kerung and Tatopani border points set to reopen fully for trade, travel : Nepal-China mechanism in Lhasa agrees on Wednesday to reopen Kerung point from April 1 and Tatopani from May 1 (kp 30/03/2023), Rekindled hopes on Nepal-China trade (ae 31/03/2023)

Nepal and China to meet in Lhasa for secretary-level border and trade talks : The meeting of the joint mechanism scheduled for March 29-30 in the Tibet Autonomous Region is expected to facilitate bilateral trade (kp 26/03/2023)

Understanding BRI in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 24/03/2023)

Chinese experts blame geopolitics for PM’s reluctance to attend Boao Forum : Implementing agency for BRI in Nepal suggested just as the MCC has set up MCA-Nepal, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 18/03/2023)

BRI platform for economic cooperation, not a geopolitical tool: Chinese envoy : Nepal has not been able to take advantage of China’s Belt and Road Initiative six years after signing it, officials say (kp 17/03/2023)

Nepal’s ambassadors wait—months on end—for political access in Delhi, Beijing : Indian, Chinese foreign ministers have yet to grant Sharma and Shrestha the audience (kp 17/03/2023) [This is a sign of contempt for Nepal by China and India!]

Chinese contractors emerge as major players in Nepali projects : As of the end of last year, Chinese enterprises had signed project contracts worth USD 10.74 billion in Nepal, with a turnover of USD 5.48 billion (ae 16/03/2023)

Beijing’s long game in Kathmandu : Ideological convictions mean little in Kathmandu, but money never fails to get fast results, by CK Lal (kp 15/03/2023), Prime Minister Dahal urges China to invest in Nepal : In the past five years until 2022, China had signed project contracts worth $10.74 billion in Nepal, according to a Chinese official (kp 15/03/2023)

Nepali and Chinese industrialists meet to explore new business opportunities in Nepal (rep 14/03/2023)

Beijing’s Nepal policy will see more continuity than change: Chinese experts : Xi Jinping, after being elected for an unprecedented third term, has appointed Qin Gang as China’s foreign minister, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 13/03/2023) [In other words, an urgently needed improved cooperation is not to be expected despite the massive American intervention?]

Chinese tourists are returning to Nepal after three years : China’s culture and tourism ministry on Friday gave permission to its citizens to travel to 40 countries, beginning March 15. Nepal tops the list, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/03/2023). China adds Nepal to list of approved outbound tourist destinations for citizens (rep 11/03/2023), China’s positive gesture (rep 13/03/2023)

khara Int’l Airport could be Nepal’s Hambantota : Experts view it as China's debt-trap ploy to gain a strong foothold in Nepal (kh 10/03/2023)

Tibet to invest 1.99 bn dollars in improving conditions of villages along LAC: Report (kh 26/02/2023) [??]

Architecture Immortalises Relationship, by Pabin Dhakal (rn 24/02/2023)

Nepali and Chinese officials discuss power trade : The northern neighbour proposes constructing a 220kV cross-border line to import electricity from Nepal during winter, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/02/2023) [But especially in winter, Nepal is still not in a position to export electricity!?]

Nepal’s stated policy keeps it from joining China’s GSI : After opting out of American IPS and SPP initiatives in principle, it looks difficult for Nepal to say yes to the GSI, by Anil Giri (kp 23/02/2023)

Cross-border railway dream of generations of leaders and peoples of Nepal and China : Cooperation between Nepal and other nations, such as the US and India, should be conducted on a basis of equality, interview with Chinese Ambassador Chen Song (kp 20/02/2023)

Belt and Road to nowhere : While negotiation with China on financing modality is possible, we are yet to see if it addresses our concerns, by Sourav Dahal (kp 16/02/2023)

Tibet calls for UN fact-finding mission to address atrocities by China (kh 14/02/2023)

Coalition of the unwilling? China wants Nepal to be part of global development and security initiatives, which are sketchy at best, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 10/02/2023)

Chinese Ambassador Song calls on Speaker Ghimire (kh 08/02/2023)

Nepal-China to meet on cross-border transmission line in two weeks : The third round of bilateral meeting is scheduled to take place after a gap of three years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/02/2023)

Karnali folks struggle as China closes border for export of herbs (rep 31/01/2023)

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has negative impacts on partner countries: Report (kh 27/01/2023) [see SSRI report]

Chiraito herb hits all-time high of Rs1,000 per kg : Tibet used to be the largest buyer of the plant; but after China closed the border, traders turned their attention to India, by Ananda Gautam (kp 25/01/2023)

China proposes a meeting in February for cross border power line in Nepal : The Joint Technical Group comprising representatives of Nepal Electricity Authority and State Grid Corporation of China has not met since March 2020, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/01/2023)

China resumes outbound group tours excluding Nepal from the list of ‘relevant countries' : The disappearance of Nepal from the list, according to Nepali travel trade entrepreneurs, could affect the government’s target of welcoming 1 million tourists in 2023 (ae 24/01/2023)

Despite reopening of border, restrictions still hinder Nepal’s exports to China : Nepal’s exports to China in the last fiscal year 2021/22 stood at just Rs 808m, a drop from Rs 2.1bn in FY 2018/19 (ae 20/01/2023), Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point closed till February 3 (ae 20/01/2023), China closes Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border in less than a month of resuming trade : This time, China takes an excuse of Chinese New Year celebration for obstruction (rep 21/01/2023) [This is flimsy and unacceptable as a justification!]

Why is Nepal Dallying BRI Projects?, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 19/01/2023)

Kerung border reopening brings little joy to traders : Exports from Nepal are allowed to pass every fortnight while imports to Nepal are permitted to pass daily, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/1/2023) [This is obviously China's understanding of equal partnership and free trade!]

Who is comfortable with new govt?: China, India, or both?, by Bishwo Gauchan (ht 13/01/2023)

Nepal, China prepare for high-level visits, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 12/01/2023)

New Chinese envoy hints at diplomacy of candor (ae 09/01/2023)

China’s Nepal plan: Firmer footing, weakened Delhi, by Pramod Jaiswal (ae 09/01/2023)

Demand for Nepali products in Tibet grows after two-way trade resumes : According to the exporters, the Tibetans have started placing orders for the goods via telephone, by Balram Ghimire (kp 08/01/2023)

New Chinese ambassador arrives in Kathmandu (kh 08/01/2023)

More than 300 Chinese vehicles imported through Rasuwagadhi crossing in current fiscal year (rep 04/01/2023)

China’s BRI claim over Pokhara airport shows desperation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 04/01/2023)

Nepal-China: Border is open, not the trade (ae 03/01/2023)

China seeks Nepal’s support to promote GSI (ae 02/01/2023)

Is the new Pokhara airport under China’s BRI radar? Yes, claims Chinese Embassy. Nepali officials say no official document mentions the international airport as such, by Anil Giri (kp 01/01/2023)

China relocates Tibet’s nomads in garb of ecological conservation  (kh 28/12/2022)

Four signs that suggest China may be happy with new government in Nepal (nlt 28/12/2022)

Nepal-China trade resumes at Rasuwagadhi border point : The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu has said that resumption of two-way trade from Kerung will promote Nepal’s exports to China, reduce trade deficit in Nepal, solve trade imbalance and improve connectivity (nlt 28/12/2022), China reopens Kerung-Rasuwagadhi border to Nepali exports : Chinese goods have been entering Nepal intermittently through Kerung, but it was no go in the other direction (kp 29/12/2022)

Beijing upbeat as Dahal becomes PM, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 27/12/2022)

Chinese expert team for feasibility study of Nepal-China cross-border railway arrives (rn 27/12/2022)

China to pursue BRI cooperation with new Nepal government : With the concerted efforts of Nepal government and through consultation and coordination of various political forces, Nepal will enjoy stability and development, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said (nlt 26/12/2022), China expects strategic collaboration and cooperation with Nepal on various issues including BRI (rep 27/12/2022)

Prachanda-led government: Was it China’s clandestine move? (kh 26/12/2022)

Former foreign ministers of Nepal stress on grants or concessional loans on BRI projects : Nepal signed the BRI agreement in 2017 but not a single project has been undertaken, nor any provisions implemented so far (nlt 24/12/2022), ‘BRI is good but Nepal should tread carefully’ ; Regional experts suggest the country should learn from others and better negotiate financial terms, saying priority should be on grants to fund projects (kp 24/12/2022)

China exerting pressure on Nepal’s Left parties for unity (kh 23/12/2022) [???], Reports that charge de’affaires met with top leaders are false, says Chinese embassy : Issuing a clarification, Chinese embassy in Kathmandu said that Wang Xin did not meet with KP Oli, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Upendra Yadav (nlt 24/12/2022)

Two-way trade via Kerung could resume by January first week : But Tatopani border is unlikely to open anytime soon, by Anil Giri (kp 23/12/2022)

Kerung-Kathmandu rail: China offers feasibility deal, Nepal stalls : The matter will be taken up by the incoming federal government, say Nepali officials, by Anil Giri (kp 18/12/2022) [The incoming government will probably be one of the most unstable governments Nepal has ever had! Therefore, such decisions are improbable. In addition, the USA will probably try to prevent any cooperation of Nepal with China in the context of its global power ambitions!]

Kalanki-Maharajgunj road widening project in limbo : The widening of the 8.2km section was set to be carried out by the Chinese government, and the work was initially planned to start from early 2020, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/12/2022)

Chinese tourist boom turns to bust after Covid : Arrivals expected to rise after Kerung and other Chinese border points open, and Pokhara Airport begins flights, by Sangam Prasain and Deepak Pariyar (kp 16/12/2022)

Amid political transition, Nepali Army trying to purchase 27 APCs from China opaquely (kh 12/12/2022)

Construction of transmission line connecting China in limbo, by Himal Lamsal (rep 08/12/2022)

Tibetan govt stands with Beijing’s ‘zero-COVID policies’ victims (kh 04/12/2022)

Maoist leader Pun to visit China : Pun’s potential political engagements in China remain unknown (kp 27/11/2022)

China proposes Chen Song as its new ambassador to Nepal (kh 23/11/2022)

Closure of Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border puts Nepali traders on the edge of bankruptcy : The border point has been shut down for the past thirty-four months despite several pledges made by authorities in Kathmandu and Beijing to open it, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 18/11/2022)

Nepal, China seal a deal for utilisation of Rs15 billion in Chinese grant : Beijing will reportedly start sending experts for feasibility study of the cross-border railway by the end of this year, by Anil Giri (kp 16/11/2022), Starting anew with China
The pact on utilisation of Chinese grants could be an opportunity to get things on bilateral front moving
(kp 17/11/2022)

Election hubbub raises hopes of revival in Tatopani : Once a hotspot for transit commerce on the northern border with China, Tatopani lies abandoned since the 2015 earthquake destroyed the infrastructure, by Anish Tiwari (kp 13/11/2022)

Nepal-China ties: Irritants of the 60s and 70s : After establishing diplomatic relations in 1955, two incidents had nearly spoiled the relations between the two countries. What were those incidents? Here is a detail, by Laxmi Basnyat (nlt 12/11/2022)

Why is Chinese minister making an ill-timed visit to Nepal? (kh 10/11/2022), Senior Chinese official coming today despite Nepal’s reservations : Delegation plans to tour heritage sites including those being restored with Chinese aid even as major elections loom, by Anil Giri (kp 11/11/2022)

China strengthens surveillance network in Tibet, opens new big data center in Lhasa (kh 08/11/2022)

Nepali Congress claims border dispute with China in its official document : The existing border disputes with both India and China will be solved through political and diplomatic dialogues, states the manifesto of Nepali Congress (nlt 29/10/2022)

Avoid risky dealings with Beijing, by Adhiraj Regmi (kh 27/10/2022)

Why Nepal should balance geopolitics and take advantage from China, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 25/10/2022)

Some thoughts as I bid farewell to Nepal : China firmly supports Nepal in safeguarding its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, exploring a development path that suits its own national conditions, by Hou Yanqi (kp 24/10/2022)

Expect stiffer US-China contestation in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 20/10/2022)

Xi came, Xi saw but Xi couldn’t conquer hurdles in bilateral ties : Three years since the Chinese President’s historic Nepal visit, there is not much to show for it, by Anil Giri (kp 18/10/2022)

What Xi’s third term means for Nepal?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 13/10/2022)

Chinese Ambassador’s farewell call on Speaker Sapkota (kh 08/10/2022)

China provides 14 excavators to 14 municipalities (kh 02/10/2022)

China’s rise cause of concern for neighbours, developing countries (kh 01/10/2022)

Can Nepal afford an ‘$8 billion’ rail line from Lhasa to Kathmandu? Questions galore over costs and benefits of the ambitious project. Nepali leg alone is expected to cost over $3 billion, by Anil Giri (kp 01/10/2022)

Traders relieved as most of the goods stranded in China roll into Nepal : The border closure had greatly worried Nepali traders. They would have suffered heavy losses had the shipments arrived too late for the Dashain shopping season, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/09/2022) [Nevertheless, China's policy towards Nepal does not inspire confidence!]

Closed Korala border point obstructs import of Himalayan Goats from Tibet (kh 27/09/2022)

When will the undeclared Chinese blockade end? China is just clearing the Nepal-bound cargo containers stuck at the border, but is least bothered about barrier-free movement for Nepali traders, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 26/09/2022)

Rasuwagadhi transit point sees increased imports of good (kh 25/09/2022), All containers stuck at Rashuwagadhi enter Nepal (rn 26/09/2022)

Two Nepal projects selected under China’s GDI : Nepal Smiling Children Project will feed 3,600 in Kathmandu. Next project will help remote, by Anil Giri (kp 23/09/2022)

Nepal and China to study trans-Himalayan railway : China is to start a feasibility study for the trans-Himalayan Tibet-Nepal Railway, but there environmental and technical questions, by Ramesh Bhushal (nt 23/09/2022)

Scant Chinese Diplomacy and Divided South Asia, by Ashis Adhikary (rep 19/09/2022)

Rastriya Ekata Abhiya protests Chinese expansionism after President Yadav freed (kh 16/09/2022)

China reopens Rasuwagadhi and Tatopani border points (kh 15/09/2022), China to release all stranded cargo trucks by Sept 27 : Nepali traders were frantic they might miss the festival shopping season this year too if their goods did not arrive on time, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 16/09/2022), Consignments enter Nepal via Rasuwagadhi border point (kh 18/09/2022)

Making sense of China’s engagement with Nepal’s Parliament, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 15/09/2022)

Chinese Speaker inquires about left unity, commits to reopening borders : Li was also keen to know about the status of the MCC Compact and commended Nepal’s stand on the SPP, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 14/09/2022) [Nepal in the global power struggle of the superpowers!]

Nepal and China agree to enhance cooperation on multiple fronts under the BRI framework : The six-point agreement emphasised cooperation on governance, legislative and supervisory practices, by Anil Giri (kp 13/09/2022)

Untimely whispers : As a high-level leader from the north visits Nepal, we must ask when the border gates will fully open for trade (kp 13/09/2022)

Chinese distributor of Oppo mobile phones in Nepal absconds without paying rent (kh 13/09/2022)

KUKL terminates Rs 3 billion contract with Chinese company (kh 13/09/2022)

China’s top lawmaker Li arriving today on four-day official visit (nlt 12/09/2022), Visiting Chinese Speaker may have speculations of left unity to shrug off : Even in the past, China has clearly expressed its wish for a strong and united communist party in Nepal, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 12/09/2022), China’s top lawmaker Li lands in Kathmandu (kh 12/09/2022)

Eight containers roll into Nepal as China opens the border a crack : There could be more than 100 cargo containers waiting on the other side of the border, Nepali traders say, by Krishana Prasain and Anish Tiwari (kp 12/09/2022), Nepali containers start getting approval to cross Nepal-China border (kh 12/09/2022) [This probably has to be seen in connection with the Li visit!], China assures to clear all containers destined to Nepal (nlt 13/09/2022)

Relooking early phase of Nepal-China relations : There are interesting episodes in Nepal-China relations. Every such episode has contributed to making of the Nepal-China relations in one way or the other, by Laxmi Basnyat (nlt 11/09/2022)

Many sides to Nepal visit of China’s top legislator : The Chinese appear interested in strengthening ties with Nepali MPs following the passage of the MCC compact, by Anil Giri (kp 09/09/2022)

China bars vehicles carrying goods for Dashain from entering Nepal (kh 08/09/2022)

Nepal should make its position clear on China’s GSI, by Saurav Raj Pant (kh 07/09/2022), Nepal on the horns of dilemma over China’s Global Security Initiative : Experts say Kathmandu should stay away from Chinese President Xi’s concept, by Anil Giri (kp 07/09/2022)

500 cargo containers stopped in China, Nepali traders in trouble, by Dilip Poudel (rep 05/09/2022), Traders in difficulty as transit points on the northern border remain shut (nlt 06/09/2022)

Chinese Speaker Li Zhanshu arriving on September 12 : The top official is visiting Nepal at the invitation of Speaker Agni Sapkota, by Anil Giri (kp 03/09/2022)

Closure of northern border points enrages Nepali traders, they call on Nepal and China to resume operation : Obstruction of goods at the northern border points is feared to result in losses of billions to the Nepali traders, while also causing China’s reputation damage in Nepal (nlt 31/08/2022)

Over 400 cargo trucks carrying imported goods worth Rs 5 billion stranded at Nepal-China borders : Over the past few years, China has been imposing restrictions on the transport of Nepal-bound goods under various pretexts (rep 30/08/2022)

BRI project is detrimental for Nepal : Why should Nepal invest in BRI for the benefit of China?, by Ganesh Kumar Mandal (kh 23/08/2022), BRI will take Nepal to the path of Sri Lanka, by Prakash Dulal (kh 24/08/2022)

Border uncertainty in north troubles traders again— ahead of festivals : Containers holding goods imported for Dashain remain stranded at check points since last week, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/08/2022) [China is proving to be an extremely unreliable trading partner! Nepal should be very careful about closer cooperation!], Trade in limbo : The Covid-19 saga cannot be continuously used as a pretext to shut the border points (kp 23/08/2022), Chances of China allowing stranded goods to enter Nepal before Dashain slim, officials say : Nepali embassy in Beijing says it will negotiate with Chinese authorities as traders fear their investment worth billions of rupees will sink if they miss the festive shopping season (kp 24/08/2022) [Trade diversification is of utmost importance for Nepal, if only to reduce dependence on India. Unfortunately, China is proving increasingly unwilling to provide an alternative.]

FM Khadka’s Visit To China Adds Impetus To Bilateral Bond, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 21/08/2022)

Dr. Khadka’s China visit :  Balancing Act. With grants and promises, Nepal minister Khadka returns from China (sp 19/08/2022)

Resetting Nepal-China ties : China has very persistently pushed its agenda when it comes to containing Nepal's interactions, by Achyut Wagle (kp 16/08/2022)

No progress on Nepal-China Railway Project despite feasibility study agreements on every high level visit (rep 13/08/2022)

Parsing the two statements after foreign minister’s visit to China : The Chinese and Nepali sides in their official statements have mentioned—and omitted—issues that were discussed, which observers call unusual, by Anil Giri (kp 12/08/2022)

China imposes unannounced blockade at Rasuwagadhi, Tatopani border entry points (kh 12/08/2022)

Are Nepal-China relations thawing?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 11/08/2022), What after the China trip? (ae 11/08/2022)

China announces to conduct feasibility study for Kerung-Kathmandu railway : Foreign Minister Dr Khadka is on a three-day official visit to China at the invitation of China’s State Councilor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi (nlt 11/08/2022), China announces to commission Kerung-Kathmandu railway feasibility study (kh 11/08/2022)

Beijing announces new Rs15 billion aid to Nepal : During talks with Khadka, Wang promises feasibility study for a fertiliser plant, hi-tech lab for blood cancer cure, disaster relief, Covid assistance and railway survey, by Anil Giri (kp 11/08/2022)

If Taiwan hurts China, so does Lipulekh and Kalapani to Nepal, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 11/08/2022)

Doing ‘business’ with China can be disastrous, by Saroj Mishra (kh 10/08/2022)

Khadka flying to China amid US ‘displeasure’ and Taiwan tensions : Foreign ministry officials say the visit was planned long ago and is aimed at building confidence with focus on implementation of past agreements, by Anil Giri (kp 09/08/2022)

Civil society calls for scrapping Chinese development project BRI (kh 06/08/2022)

China-US face-off over Taiwan puts Khadka’s visit to north in limbo : Officials say they are closely watching the developments and yet to decide on Beijing’s RSVP invitation, by Anil Giri (kp 05/08/2022), Foreign Minister Khadka to visit China on August 9 (kh 05/08/2022), Nepal’s geopolitical catch as Washington and Beijing lock horns over Taiwan crisis : In case Nepal finds itself in the US-China geopolitical push and pull over the Taiwan question, how should it handle the situation?, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 06/08/2022)

China believes Nepal will continue to abide by one-China policy: Ambassador Hou Yanqi (nlt 03/08/2022) [Attempts to politically influence Nepal within the framework of the global power struggles between the USA and China continue unabated!]

Chinese high court rules in favour of HBL and BoK (ht 03/08/2022)

Chinese authorities forcibly moving Tibetans to Indian border to bolster control (kh 30/07/2022)

China’s BRI will lead Nepal to debt trap besides undermining sovereignty, experts warn (kh 29/07/2022)

This is how Chinese criminal empire spread in Nepal, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 28/07/2022)

China Belt & Road spending dips in H1, with no investment in Russia - research (kp 25/07/2022) [!!]

Amid geopolitical push and pull, experts advise caution to Nepal in relations with China and the US (nlt 23/07/2022)

Nepal, China to carry out joint border monitoring : According to an agreement reached between Nepal and China in 1963, the border should be monitored and updated every 10 years. However, it has not been done regularly (nlt 21/07/2022)

Message Of Liu's Visit, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 19/07/2022)

Unexplained story of BRI, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 18/07/2022)

Nepal’s geopolitical dilemma : The US is continually pushing Nepal to the forefront of its China strategy, shrinking its leeway, by Gao Liang (kp 18/07/2022)

Liu Invokes BP To Coax NC, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 17/07/2022) [??]

Paradox of Nepal’s national interest: Every party agrees on fundamentals, differs in practice : National interest discourse in Nepal is largely linked with foreign policy conducts. It is often a matter of how Nepal should deal with neighboring India and China and far-off powerful America, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 15/07/2022)

Nepal and China agree to resume Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point (kh 15/07/2022)

Liu’s visit: Nothing but predatory meddling in Nepal’s internal affairs, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 15/07/2022)

Nepal, China crucial talks today, with aim to revive mechanisms to settle boundary row : Two countries have failed to conduct joint inspection of the border since 2011. Recent reports suggest disputes in some places, including Humla, by Anil Giri (kp 14/07/2022), Nepal, China agree to activate existing boundary mechanisms : Mechanisms will be formed soon, either during Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka’s upcoming China visit, or at another bilateral meeting, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 15/07/2022)

BRI Is Beneficial For Nepal, by Aarati Neupane (rn 14/07/2022)

China “openly lobbying” against United States in Nepal (kh 12/07/2022), Beijing in a bid to engage Congress as it explores unity of left forces in Nepal : Chinese delegation’s visit carries multiple messages amid geopolitical shifts, experts and observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 13/07/2022)

Lhasa police offer rewards for reporting dissenting views, Tibetan activism: Report (kh 09/07/2022)

Senior Chinese Communist Party leader visiting Nepal (rep 08/07/2022), Top-level Chinese visit piques curiosity about its purpose : Chinese Communist Party’s international department chief is arriving on Sunday amid talks about a possible left alliance and Nepal’s perceived tilt towards the West, by Anil Giri (kp 08/07/2022)) [China and the USA are primarily concerned with global supremacy. Their engagement in Nepal is only a small piece of the mosaic. And Nepal's weak politicians have the mistaken view that they can use both to their advantage!], Foreign Department Chief of CPC arrives in Nepal (nlt 10/07/2022), Visiting CCP leader Jianchao meets PM Deuba (kh 10/07/2022), CCP foreign department chief Liu meeting Nepal’s communist leaders (kh 11/07/2022), CCP foreign department chief Liu holding talks with Oli, Nepal and Khanal today (kh 12/07/2022) [A blatant case of intervention in internal Nepali affairs. What does this Chinese party official actually want in Nepal?], CCP foreign department chief Liu and UML Chair Oli hold talks (kh 12/07/2022), Liu signals China’s disinterest in communist alliance in Nepal : During a meeting with UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, Liu didn’t speak directly about the communist alliance while adding that China will not interfere in Nepal’s internal affairs (nlt 12/07/2022) [If you believe it, you will be blessed! This superfluous visit of a party official alone is an interference]

Towards an even brighter future : China-Nepal relations have achieved significant progress since the establishment of diplomatic ties, by Hou Yanqi, Chinese ambassador to Nepal (kp 07/07/2022)

Chinese invest billions in Nepal’s tourism industry; all businesses illegal, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 06/07/2022)

Closed border brings export of yaks and carpets to China to complete halt, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 30/06/2022)

China takes a less muscular approach to left unity in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattari (ae 30/06/2022)

BRI document reveals how China attempts to dominate Nepal’s economy with its currency and free trade provisions : China seeks economic hegemony in Nepal through BRI; experts raise concerns over not making BRI document public, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 27/06/2022)

Beijing says it commends Nepal’s decision not to move ahead with America’s SPP : China stands ready to work with Nepal to jointly safeguard regional security, stability and shared prosperity: Foreign Ministry spokesperson (kp 23/06/2022),
China speaks about SPP: Experts say comment on Nepal-US bilateral matters not welcome : ‘China is not respecting Nepal’s sovereignty by unnecessarily commenting on its sovereignty’, geopolitical experts react to the Chinese official statement (nlt 24/06/2022)

China puts up a wire fence in no-man’s land in Gorkha (kh 23/06/2022)

Shrestha appointed Nepal's ambassador to China (kp 23/06/2022)

Dozens of Chinese contractors blacklisted; scams unbridled, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 20/06/2022)

Beijing approved Panchen Lama promotes Sinicization of Tibetans (kh 18/06/2022) [Probably China will also select the next pope!]

How long will China’s undeclared blockade on Nepal continue?, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 17/06/2022), Nepali importers using southern route due to fickle Chinese transit policy : Traders say they are tired of the frequently changing Chinese transit rules and promises which have caused them massive losses, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/06/2022) [China is really a good neighbour!!!!!]

Meeting With Purpose : Foreign Secretary Paudyal Thanked China For The Preparation Of The Return Of Nepali Students To China (sp 03/06/2022)

China’s Policy: To occupy Nepal’s major projects and keep them in limbo, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 01/06/2022)

China nudges Nepal on One-China policy : Beijing seems to be wary amid a series of visits from the United States and a senior official’s recent meetings with Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 26/05/02022)

Nepal and China stress on timely implementation of agreements (rn 26/05/2022)

BRI westward expansion of China looks bleak amid Russia-Ukraine war (kh 25/05/2022)

China using sports to legitimatize human rights violations: Tibetan activist (kh 24/05/2022)

Visiting US official meets with Tibetan refugees despite Kathmandu’s caveats : Nepal is in a precarious situation as it navigates carefully to maintain a fine balance amid rapid geopolitical shifts, by Anil Giri (kp 22/05/2022)

Five years on, BRI projects are nowhere on the horizon : Nepal’s preference for grants over loans from China has made project implementation further doubtful, by Anil Giri (kp 20/05/2022)

Chinese Ambassador pays courtesy call on Home Minister Khand (kh 18/05/2022)

The Chinese who are learning Nepali, by Aneka R Rajbhandary and Suniva Chitrakar (rec 18/05/2022)

BRI: 5 agreements in 5 years; all documents confidential, by Krishna Timalsina (kh 12/05/2022)

Experts raise concerns over Chinese educational policy to ‘deTibetanize’ Tibetans (kh 10/05/2022)

Failure to impose fake Panchen Lama embodies China’s colonial rule over Tibet, by Raghab Sharma (kh 29/04/2022)

Chinese envoy Yanqi stresses BRI cooperation for deepening Nepal-China ties (kh 21/04/2022), BRI cooperation between China and Nepal is a road of hope, by Hou Yanqi (nlt 21/04/2022), Policy changes in Nepal cause for concern for investors: Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi says Nepal-China trade has increased, calls soft blockade claim baseless (kp 21/04/2022), China asserts, with envoy addressing issues—help for Nepal to world order : Hou Yanqi says Beijing stands for its southern neighbour as she sheds light on the difficulties investors face in Nepal and challenges in cross-border railway from north, by Binod Giri (kp 22/04/2022), China miffed with Deuba govt’s decision to deny Chinese company to develop Budhi Gandaki Hydro Project (rep 22/04/2022)

Nepal receives 5.7 million syringes, nine X-ray machines from China (nlt 19/04/2022)

Nepal should not be a ‘fighting ring’ for geopolitical games: Chinese Ambassador Hou (kh 15/04/2022) [China and the USA, but also India, should adhere to this as a matter of priority!]

BRI and MCC : Implications for Nepal, by Dron Lamichhane (rep 11/04/2022)

Tibetans take to self immolation to protest against China (kh 09/04/2022), Human rights ‘guardians’ look away Tibetans’ self-immolations (kh 10/04/2022)

Chinese company's license to build Budhi Gandaki Project scrapped, Nepal says it’ll build the 1200MW project on its own (rep 08/04/2022)

Time for Nepal to reboot ties with India and China, by Pragya Ghimire (ae 07/04/2022)

Many agreements, little action : Any future Nepal-China deal should include an implementation schedule to ensure it is carried out, by Purushottam Ojha (kp 04/04/2022)

Wang's Nepal visit : Adds Impetus To Implement Bilateral Deals, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 03/04/2022)

Reaction to Wang Yi’s Nepal visit in Chinese media : Delayed and toned down reaction to Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s trip to Nepal seems deliberate, by Aneka Rebecca Rajbhandari (nt 01/04/2022)

Experts doubt implementation of latest trade deal with China : Beijing has agreed to provide duty-free treatment to Nepali goods, but the northern neighbour has been barring exports from Nepal for years, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/04/2022)

The aftereffects of Wang Yi’s Nepal visit : The Russia-Ukraine crisis, America’s influence in the Himalayan region and the political environment in Kathmandu were high on his agenda (ae 05/04/2022)

What’s this humble grass that made it to high-level Nepal-China talks : Haylage is greatly sought after as animal food on the other side of the Himalaya, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/03/2022)

Beijing’s preference to reset ties : Wang’s South Asian tour seemed to be more about damage control than other matters, by Achyut Wagle (kp 29/03/2022)

Wang’s Visit Deepens Friendly Ties, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 29/03/2022)

Wang urged to get China border opened (ht 28/03/2022)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi returns home (kh  27/03/2022)

Wang visit: Nepal, China sign nine agreements, none on BRI : Nepali side conveys it wants more grants from China than loans. Two foreign ministers underscore the need for concerted efforts to expedite execution of ongoing projects, by Anil Giri (kp 27/03/2022), Nepal to receive Rs 11.4 billion in Chinese aid (rep 27/03/2022), Pokhara International Airport handed over to Nepal (rep 27/03/2022), Nepal, China Agree To Study Cross Border Power Supply, by Modnath Dhakal (rn 27/03/2022), Oli urges Chinese Foreign Minister to expedite projects under BRI (nlt 27/03/2022)

China opposes attempt to engage Nepal in geopolitical games: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi : "China believes that all countries are equal regardless of size, and respects the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all countries." (nlt 27/03/2022) [Yes, China, the USA and India unfortunately do not respect this!]

Govt draws China’s attention towards frail national economy due to closure of Nepal-China border (kh 26/03/2022)

Nepal and China sign nine agreements : One of the agreements is on a technical assistance scheme for the China-aided feasibility study of the cross-border railway (kp 26/3/2022), Nepal, China sign nine bilateral agreements (nlt 26/03/2022)

Wang visit an opportunity for Nepal, China to make amends : Observers say it’s time to rise above boilerplate statements and work jointly towards removing irritants and fixing what’s broken for enhanced cooperation, by Anil Giri (kp 26/03/2022)

Fixing the broken parts in Nepal-China ties : Foreign Minister Wang Yi must use his Kathmandu visit to clear the growing distrust between Beijing and Kathmandu, and seek to better understand Nepal, including its age-old links to Tibet, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 25/03/2022)

China’s Foreign Minister arrives in Kathmandu (kh 25/03/2022), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang arrives in Kathmandu : The high-level delegation from the north is on a three-day visit to Nepal. At least 10 agreements are likely to be signed (kp 25/03/2022)

Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit: Nepal, China to sign multiple bilateral agreements : According to a Foreign Ministry source, a memorandum of understanding will be signed on the technical aspects as a part of the feasibility study of the Rasuwagadhi-Kerung cross-border railway (nlt 25/03/2022), “Nepal should be cautious while accepting loans from China”, interview with Bishwambhar Pyakuryal (kh 25/03/2022), Economic crisis in Sri Lanka : The reason is not Chinese debt but the policy adopted since 1977 in the name of liberalisation, by Krishna Sunuwar (kp 25/03/2022), A slew of deals likely as Chinese foreign minister lands in Kathmandu today : Wang Yi will meet some political figures as well during his three days in Nepal where he is flying straight from Delhi, by Anil Giri kp)

What kind of financial help are we getting from China? On each of the nine projects Nepal has shortlisted under the BRI, it has to negotiate loans with Chinese banks, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 24/03/2022)

Chinese Foreign Minister’s Nepal visit: What should Nepal say to China? Political leaders Nepal Live Today talked to stressed on reassuring the northern neighbor about addressing its security sensitivities and seeking development assistance (nlt 24/03/2022), Visit of Chinese Foreign Minister and Nepal’s concern, by Arun Kumar Subedi (kh 24/03/2022), China refuses to assist Sri Lanka amid massive economic crisis (kh 24/03/2022) [Nepal must ensure in its talks with China that it will not suffer the same fate one day.  The future and meaning of BRI are highly questionable anyway since Putin's brutal war of aggression against Ukraine.], China's supportive role expected for prosperity : Minister Wang is the first highest foreign dignitary to visit Nepal after PM Deuba came to power (ht 24/03/2022)

232 metric tonnes of urea imported from China (kh 24/03/2022)

“Chinese Foreign Minister needs to assure us that they would not interfere in Nepal’s internal matters”, interview with Bijay Kant Karna (kh 23/03/2022) [However, this does not protect against the economic consequences of a cooperation with China, as Sri Lanka is currently experiencing!]

Beijing mission is a priority, but Nepal has had no envoy there for 5 months : Nepal’s political parties have made ambassadorial posts a tool to appoint people of their choice disregarding ethical and political principles, by Anil Giri (kp 23/03/2022)

NITDB instructs Chinese side to expedite construction of Rasuwa-Timure dry port (kh 22/03/2022)

Talking points for Nepal as the Chinese foreign minister is visiting Kathmandu : The government should ask for reestablishing regular exchanges with Tibet as high priorities during the Chinese foreign minister's visit, by Safal Aryal (nlt 21/03/2022), How China burdens under-developed countries with debt, by Himal Koirala (kh 21/03/2022) [Things Nepal should have in mind!], Chinese FM Wang arriving in Kathmandu on Friday on a three-day official visit (rep 21/03/2022), Chinese foreign minister visiting on March 25-27 : Nepal and China are expected to make a few announcements, sign some agreements, by Anil Giri (kp 22/03/2022)

Chinese citizens obtaining work permits in Nepal 4.5 times higher than Nepalis working in China (kh 20/03/2022)

Nepal, China may sign deal on feasibility study for cross–border railway, by Anil Giri (kp 19/03/2022)

China livid at MCC compact’s passage, unhappy with its Nepal envoy, by Shambhu Kattel (ae 17/03/2022), Beijing gets antsy as Kathmandu and Washington draw close, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 17/03/2022)

Import through Rasuwagadhi border point goes up (nlt 17/03/2022), Increase in imports through Rasuwagadhi transit point (rep 17/03/2022)

BRI to be in focus when Wang Yi visits Nepal this month : Signing on at least two projects likely during the Chinese foreign minister’s trip, on the heels of ratification of American grant that Beijing has taken exception to, by Anil Giri (kp 15/03/2022) [In face of Putin's war of aggression, the BRI project has clearly lost value. The trade routes to Europe sought by China are likely to be blocked in the long run.]

Chinese company which bagged Melamchi reconstruction contract reluctant to work (kh 15/03/2022)

Nepalis lose livelihoods after being shut out of tri-junction area : In the old days when trade was flourishing, Nepali traders used to import goods from Taklakot using porters, mules, sheep and horses, by Manoj Badu (kp 14/03/2022)

Kathmandu-Beijing ties appear to be sinking: What went wrong? Politicians and officials in Beijing and Kathmandu have much to reflect on, do soul-searching and correct the course to keep the friendly ties between the two nations from sliding, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 13/03/2022)

Chinese agrees to increase volume of trade via Rasuwagadhi transit (rep 12/03/2022) [A further reduction in the trading volume has hardly been possible for months!]

Tibetans protest in London against China’s illegal occupation of Tibet (kh 11/03/2022)

Planned visit from the north after MCC pact’s passage piques curiosity : Chinese foreign minister set to travel to Nepal, most likely on March 26-27, amid Beijing’s reservations about Kathmandu’s nod to the Washington grant, by Anil Giri (kp 10/03/2022), When Wang comes calling, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 10/03/2022), Making sense of China’s forceful diplomacy in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 10/03/2022

China using draconian methods to destroy identity of Tibetans (kh 06/03/2022)

Government decides to allow Bhutanese refugees to do business : Officials rule out immediate plans to register Tibetan refugees and issue identification cards to them, by Anil Giri (kp 06/03/2022)

MCC And The Weaponization Of Aid : MCC, with its super power political pressure, has also badly distorted the 12-Point Delhi Deal inspired 2006 “democracy” and the politics of major parties, exposing the two-faced sleaze within them, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 04/03/2022)

Immature diplomacy costing Nepal dear : Both America and China violated diplomatic protocols by trying to force Nepali leaders to toe their respective lines, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 03/003/2022)

Protest rally held in Taiwan on occasion of Tibet National Uprising Day against Chinese atrocities (kh 03/03/2022)

MCC through, with a Chinese shadow : China, like never before, chose to directly meddle in Nepal’s decision-making process, by Achyut Wagle (kp 01/03/2022), China reacts positively (ht 01/03/2022)

Nepal’s Ambassador to China Pandey “exceeds” ambassadorial limits : Presents himself as a spokesperson of China: Foreign affairs expert (kh 25/08/2021)

Everest diplomacy in the Sino-Nepali relationship : Everest has emerged as a marker of the evolution of Nepal-China ties from conflict to collaboration, by Birat Anupam (rec 23/08/2021)

Tibetan refugees in Mustang have something to cheer about, by Sundar Kumar Thakali (ae 19/08/2021)

Pokhara Metropolis gets health supplies from China (kh 16/08/2021)

Business community calls for trade resumption via Tatopani point (kh 15/08/2021)

Nepali students in Chinese universities losing hope : Medical graduates from various Chinese universities protest in front of the offices of Nepal Medical Council and Center for Education and Human Resource Development, asking for permission to complete their internship in Nepal, by Pratik Ghimire (ap 12/08/2021)

Chinese Way To Fight Poverty, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 12/08/2021)

Chiraito traders clearing out stocks  as Tibet market remains closed : Tibet is the largest buyer of the herb, but Chinese authorities do not plan to reopen the border soon, insiders say, by Ananda Gautam (kp 10/08/2021)

Chinese ambassador calls on Minister Bhusal (rep 30/07/2021)

Chinese Ambassador Yanqi pays courtesy call on Finance Minister Sharma (kh 30/07/2021)

Nepal-China Ties Ideology Should Take A Back Seat, by Zhou Shengping (rn 28/07/2021)

China’s Ploy in Bhutan: Grabbing Territories by Building Infrastructure, by Sanjeeb Bikram Sah (kh 23/07/2021)

Rasuwa Customs reports import of encouraging number of vehicles from China (kh 22/07/2021)

China to provide additional 1.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance (rep 16/07/2021), China pledges additional 1.6 million vaccine doses to Nepal : Beijing has already provided 1.8 million doses of  Covid-19 vaccine on two occasions (kp 17/07/2021)

No light at end of trans-Himalayan train tunnel : Engineering, financial and geopolitical challenges remain for Kerung-Kathmandu railway line (nt 16/07/2021)

No need to fear China (for the next 20 years) : Despite the alarming news reports and Western think tanks’ analyses, China would want to resolve its issues with others without having to fire a single bullet, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (ae 15/07/2021)

Nepal’s transit deal with China makes no headway even after five years : Agreement to allow Nepal access to seven Chinese sea and land ports for third-country trade remains idle because of Kathmandu’s failure to push for its implementation, by Anil Giri (kp 11/07/2021)

CM Shahi, NC leader Shahi inspect China-encroached territory in Humla (kh 11/07/2021)

China aims to create an alternative regional bloc in South Asia : Observers say Nepal needs to tread carefully as the Beijing-led Poverty Alleviation Centre minus India is part of Chinese attempts to expand its influence and countervail New Delhi’s clout in the region, by Anil Giri (kp 11/07/2021), The proof of the pudding : The incompetence of SAARC is helping China gain a foothold in South Asia (kp 12/07/2021)

Democratic Nepal and New China : Irrespective of the changes in the international landscape over the past many years, Nepal and China have shown the friendliest behavior toward each other. They have supported each other and carried out development cooperation for mutual benefit, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 09/07/2021)

Chinese border shutdown hits Nepali pashmina producers (ae 08/07/2021)

Chinese President Xi to hold virtual meeting with top leaders including PM Oli on Tuesday (kh 05/07/2021), Why CPC did not allocate time for Nepali leaders to address World Political Conference? (kh 07/07/2021) [This illustrates the low importance Nepal has in the eyes of the Chinese leadership!]

Govt seals deal with China on COVID vaccine procurement; supplies to begin from July 8 (kh 03/07/2021)

China provides food stuffs to Olangchungola, Yangma folks kh 01/07/2021)

China holds high-level meeting with 30 nations, including Nepal, of BRI Asia-Pacific region (kh 24/06/2021)

Nepal talks about vaccines from China. And the Chinese are not happy : Concerns from Sinopharm and Chinese Embassy forced Health Ministry to ‘refute’ media reports. But everyone, including prime minister, is giving statements on the jabs, by Anil Giri (kp 19/06/2021), China unhappy with Nepal over disclosure of Sinopharm COVID vaccine price (kh 20/06/2021) [It is well known that China does not respect individual fundamental rights such as the citizens' right to information! Nevertheless, it should not impose this behaviour on other nations that China wants to help!]

‘Chinese company’s non-disclosure on price impeded vaccine procurement’ (kh 09/06/2021)

Nepal signs non-disclosure agreement to buy Chinese Covid-19 vaccines but legal questions remain : Nepal’s law does not allow such an agreement. Nepal wants to buy 10 million doses, but Sinopharm can only supply 2 million now and the price is not fixed yet, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/06/2021)

Decoding Chinese signals in Nepal : Maybe the Chinese are signaling that more vaccines will follow only after the ouster of PM Oli, and it is their way of punishing him for snubbing Chinese requests to step down, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (ae 03/06/2021)

Buying Chinese vaccines easier said than done, officials and experts say : Though some provisions have been eased, the  non-disclosure agreement condition proposed by Sinopharm could pose a challenge to procurement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Anil Giri (kp 28/05/2021)

Leaders of CCP and political parties of Nepal holding zoom meeting today (kh 26/05/2021)

‘Nepal Rastriya Mandap’ promoting Nepal in China (kh 26/05/2021)

Nepal opens its fifth diplomatic mission in China : Ambassador Pandey inaugurates the Office of the Consulate General in Chengdu in Sichuan Province (kp 24/05/2021)

Govt’s frantic move: Takes credit for oxygen cylinders brought by traders : Health supplies stuck at Chinese customs for 4 days, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 17/05/2021)

18,000 empty oxygen cylinders from China arrive at Tatopani border (rep 16/05/2021)

Concern in China over Nepal Covid-19 surge : Chinese social media users urge their government to help Nepal fight the pandemic, by Aneka Rebecca Rajbhandari and Raunab Singh Khatri (nt 14/05/2021)

Anti-COVID-19 Cooperation : Can China’s Move Fill Regional Void?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 09/05/2021), China’s pandemic diplomacy : The diplomatic offensive shows China’s desire  to be well connected in South Asia, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 10/05/2021)

As India battles the coronavirus crisis, China bids to assert influence in region : Beijing attempts to fill the void as the rival, a country dubbed vaccine powerhouse,  continues to report record high new cases and is in dire need of international support, by Anil Giri (kp 01/05/202)

Security officials of Nepal, China hold talks at Miteri Bridge amid COVID-19 (kh 30/04/2021)

China grants five million Yuan to Nepal to combat COVID-19 : Virtual conference held between five SAARC nations and China; India, Bhutan and Maldives excluded (kh 27/04/2021) [???]

Chinese border closure hits Nepali entrepreneurs hard : With no export orders, manufacturers and exporters are facing tough times and have started looking for other sources of income observing the situation, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/04/2021)

China misses out Nepal as it hosts Boao annual conference : Blame Nepal’s failure or Beijing’s displeasure, but not getting an invite for the event carries some meaning, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 21/04/2021)

Import of electromechanical equipment stuck in China for months due to lockdown resumes, by Himnath Devkota (rep 12/04/2021)

Illegal activities of Chinese nationals on the rise in Nepal : 1,468 Chinese nationals deported in the last seven years, by Milan Dahal (kh 11/04/2021)

Nepalis lose livelihoods after China closes border due to Covid-19 : The closure has affected Nepali traders and hundreds of seasonal workers from Bajhang, Humla, Dolpa, Darchula and Mugu districts, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 03/04/2021)

World Bank to help Nepal inoculate 72 per cent population (ht 03/04/2021)

Six injured in a clash between Chinese contractors and laborers (kh 24/03/2021), Road expansion project: Atrocities of Chinese contractors on Nepali workers (kh 25/03/2021)

Construction of Rasuwa dry port stalled since virus outbreak : It is slated to be ready by May 2022, but only 10 percent of the work has been completed, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/03/2021)

Nepal’s road to China : The two countries’ relations in the future will be guided by their past, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 19/03/2021)

Olangchungola checkpoint remains closed for 16 months (rep 16/03/2021)

China plans to build crucial "passageway" to South Asia through Tibet region: Report (rep 06/03/2021)

Nepali importers turn to sea to escape the vagaries of northern borderTraders don’t mind the extra cost and time since there is no risk of their shipments being held up, they say, by Krishana Prasain and Balram Ghimire (kp 05/03/2021)

China to provide additional 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance (rep 02/03/2021)

Tatopani border reopens after 10 days (rep 22/02/2021), Rasuwagadhi-Kerung Check Point To Be Reopened In Full Swing From Monday (rn 28/02/2021)

Chinese vaccines for Nepal : China is willing to fight against Covid-19 side by side with people from all walks of life in Nepal, by Huang Dekai and Li Hongxuan (ae 10/02/2021)

China shuts checkpoints due to Lunar New Year : Both Rasuwagadhi and Tatopani checkpoints connected with China have been closed once again (ht 16/02/2021)

Tatopani border point reopens after three weeks : The border was closed on January 20 for the repair works on the Miteri bridge that links Nepal and China, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/02/2021), Nepal-China border point partially open, by Rajesh Verma (ae 12/02/2021)

China expresses concern over evolving political situation in Nepal following House dissolution (rep 08/02/2021)

What’s cooking in Nepal-China relations? China has maintained an ‘undeclared blockade-like situation’ at Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi, by Achyut Wagle (kp 02/02/2021), Traders say China imposing ‘undeclared blockade’ : Shipments are still being held up at the northern border for over 16 months now on the pretext of Covid-19 pandemic, much to importers’ chagrin, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/02/2021), Despite promises, bilateral trade with China struggles to bounce back :  While Beijing appears to be reluctant to open border points on different pretexts, Nepal has failed to raise the issue strongly, much to the disappointment of traders, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/02/2021)

Export of Nepali goods via Rasuwagadhi transit point still remains suspended, by Himnath Devkota (kp 01/02/2021)

China to provide three lakh vaccine doses to Nepal (ht 01/02/2021), Sinopharm’s vaccine yet to get approval in NepalChina has decided to provide 300,000 doses in grant.  But officials say licence is must for importing the jabs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/02/2021)

Nepal-China relations: Beware the dragon, by Shiva P. Tiwari (ae 22/01/2021) [see part II (29/01/2021)

Tatopani checkpoint to remain closed for three weeks (ht 22/01/2021)

Nepal is falling into a trap of India, China and the US : America might use its weight to obligate Nepal to honor TPSA and get the MCC endorsed. India might stand behind. China might warn Nepal against doing that, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 18/01/2021)

Performing Intricate Balancing Act, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 09/01/2021)

China’s foreign aid agency is all set to make foray into Nepal’s northern region : China International Development Cooperation Agency to fund 15 pilot projects in 13 of the 15 districts that border Tibet, by Anil Giri (kp 05/01/2021)

Why China Is Upset At NCP Split, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 03/01/2021)

Nepal can decide its own political fate : If India, China and the US desire to have some show in Nepal, it is high time they learnt to be on the sideshows amicably, by Mahesh K Maskey (rep 31/12/2020)

Beijing recalibrating its Nepal policy as political situation unfolds fast : China may have sent a team to explore unity formula for Nepal Communist Party, but its concerns are wide-ranging after recent developments following House dissolution., by Anil Giri (kp 30/12/2020)

Bhotekoshi residents demand complete opening of Tatopani border point : The partial opening of the border point has hampered local businesses and the transportation sector, by Anish Tiwari (kp 28/12/2020)

Beijing sending Vice Minister Guo Yezhou to Kathmandu as ruling NCP sees a vertical split (rep 26/12/2020), Beijing is sending a senior party leader to Nepal as political crisis unfolds : Guo Yenzhou, a vice-minister in the Chinese Communist Party, is arriving today, days after Nepal Communist Party split following the House dissolution by Prime Minister Oli, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2020), Senior Chinese Communist Party leader arrives in Kathmandu “to assess” Nepal's evolving political situation after House dissolution (rep 27/12/2020), Chinese team gets down to business as it arrives : The delegation led by Guo Yezhou, a vice-minister of Communist Party of China, holds talks with President and prime minister, by Anil Giri (kp 28/12/2020), Chinese delegation explores unity formula for Nepal Communist Party : The team during meetings with Dahal, Nepal and Khanal sought to know how the situation reached a tipping point and what political course Nepal may take, leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/12/2020), China has legitimate reason to be concerned with internal situation in Nepal, say experts (rep 29/12/2020)

China has no preference about which party comes to power in Nepal, but it wants a stable government, says a Chinese expert (rep 22/12/2020)

Hilsa, Lapcha border points in Humla opened for a day after 10 months of closure : Sixteen trucks loaded with goods entered Nepal from China through the border points at the request of Namkha Rural Municipality, by Kalendra Sejuwal and Chhapal Lama (kp 19/12/2020)

Supply Of Goods Begins From Hilsa (rn 15/12/2020)

China’s announcement of making Nepal a ‘land-linked’ country limited to papers : Nepal's trade with China declines by 25 percent, by Gajendra Basnet (kh 04/12/2020)

Preparing for the clash of empires : Slew of recent visits by Indian and Chinese military, intelligence and diplomatic officials underscore Nepal’s new geo-strategic status, by Bhaskar Koirala (nt 04/12/2020)

Nepal-China border closure affects northern villages of Sankhuwasabha, TaplejungLocal residents living in border settlements are having a tough time managing  essential commodities and finding markets for their products, by Ananda Gautam and Dipendra Shakya (kp 01/12/2020)

Political quake in the offing : Collision of Indian, Chinese political tectonic plates, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 30/11/2020)

Chinese stopover militarily significant, politically symbolic : Officially, it is a continuation of exchanges between the two armies, but insiders say Wei’s visit is reaffirmation of the messages an advance team from north delivered last week, by Anil Giri (kp 30/11/2020), Evolving regional, int’l situations were part of discussion during General Fenghe’s Nepal visit: Chinese Defense Ministry (rep 30/11/2020)

China, Nepali Congress ramp up war of words on border encroachment : NC sticks to its stance; China uses its mouth-piece for allegations, by Amrit Raj Kaphle (kh 30/11/2020)

As Kathmandu plays host to guests from south and north, concerns grow over geopolitical games : Nepali leadership needs to strike a fine balance when it comes to dealing with neighbours  and friendly nations so as to earn support for its larger national interests, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2020)

Chinese defense minister’s Nepal visit is an opportunity to strengthen mutual trust, by Leela Mani Paudyal (rep 29/11/2020), Chinese Defense Minister says his visit is aimed at deepening bilateral ties, military cooperation (rep 29/11/2020)

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe arriving Sunday (kh 28/11/2020), Here to take China-Nepal relations to a new height: Chinese Defense Minister (ht 29/11/2020)

Traders fear they may miss winter sales season too : The northern border reopened in mid-October after being closed for several months, but only a small number of containers were allowed to pass, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/11/2020)

No binary foreign policy : China should learn from India’s mistakes in Nepal (nt 27/11/2020)

Taking On The Himalayan Challenge, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 27/11/2020)

Stirrings in the wok of conspiracies : The visits and manoeuvres of several high profile figures from India and China should not be taken lightly, by CK Lal (kp 25/11/2020)

Chinese Ambassador meets NCP Executive Chairperson Dahal (rep 23/11/2020)

Cross-border travel ban extended till Dec 15 (ht 20/11/2020)

Chinese Defense Minister arriving in Nepal next week as ruling NCP is plagued by bitter intraparty dispute, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/11/2020) [Competition between China and India with massive US interference?], Is China exerting emphatic influence in Nepal? (kh 20/11/2020), Not to be left behind, China also sending top official to Nepal after visits from IndiaAccording to experts, the visit by a senior Chinese Cabinet member will send a strong message of the diplomatic and strategic importance Nepal has for the rising global power, by Anil Giri (kp)

Rising value of yuan likely to raise import cost, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 20/11/2020)

वैदेशिक सम्बन्धका उल्झन : चिनियाँहरू नेपालको राजनीतिमा मुछिएर पाउने सम्भाव्य कूटनीतिक, भूराजनीतिक, भूआर्थिक वा सामरिक लाभ सायद अनुमानित लागतको तुलनामा त्यति धेरै देख्दैनन् [Complications of foreign relations ॥ The potential diplomatic, geopolitical, geopolitical, or strategic benefits of the Chinese involvement in Nepal's politics may not be as great as the estimated cost], by CK Lal (ka 18/11/2020)

Amid growing intra-party conflict within ruling NCP, Chinese Ambassador meets PM Oli (rep 18/11/2020), Chinese Ambassador Yanqi makes another frantic move to avert NCP split (kh 18/11/2020)

What is Nepali Congress thinking about China?, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 14/11/2020), China ramps up intimidation of border findings, sends letter undiplomatically (With full text), by Gajendra Basnet (kh 14/11/2020) [Whatever the facts of the case, if Mr Shahi makes such claims, then he is in the burden of proof, not China!]

Entrepreneurs warn of sit-in at border points with China if import not eased (kh 10/11/2020)

Minister Bhattarai stresses on completing Olangchunggola roadway, Tamor corridor (kh 08/11/2020)

Himalayan Bank and Bank of Kathmandu win bank guarantee case in China, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/11/2020)

Could Nepal be another Afghanistan? Nepal could witness revolutions and counter-revolutions supported by US-India or China, bringing the superpower rivalry home to us, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (ae 06/11/2020)

Nepal’s troubled borders: Need of dialogue and diplomacy, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 02/11/2020)

Businessman commits suicide after goods stuck at Chinese border : Kerung-Rasuwagadhi border point in undeclared blockade for 10 months (kh 30/10/2020)

Tatopani border point comes into operation, by Anish Tiwari (kp 29/10/2020)

हुम्लामा सीमा मिचिएको छ, मिचिएको छैन : हुम्लामा सीमा मिचिएको छ, मिचिएको छैन , by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (np 29/10/2020)

Nepal’s relations with India and China are independent of each other, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 16/10/2020)

Will the eagle face the dragon in Kathmandu? Kathmandu boasts having more foreign policy analysts per square kilometre than elsewhere in South Asia, by CK Lal (kp 14/10/2020)

Consolidating Nepal-China Relations, by Balmukunda Regmi and Sun Yong (rn 07/10/2020)

As border with China is closed, Nepali carpets in Taplejung find no market : Traditional carpets from the district are sought after across the border for their warmth, price, and durability, traders say, by Ananda Gautam (kp 04/10/2020)

Tatopani Border Point To Open From Tomorrow (rn 04/10/2020)

Youths demonstrate in front of Chinese Embassy against encroachment : Anti-China voices continue to roar in Kathmandu (kh 04/10/2020)

Nepal cannot prefer to be pegged and become China’s pet state, interview with Arun Subedi (kh 04/10/2020)

What a ‘missing’ border pillar tells us about Nepal-China relations : The Humla episode has revealed severe weaknesses in Nepal’s foreign policy outlook, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 02/10/2020)

China hands Nepal list of 188 products it wants to import, ignoring a previous list of 512 products (rep 02/10/2020)

Nepal, China Agree To Implement Transit Transport Agreement, by Laxman Kafle (rn 30/09/2020)

Both northern border points of Nepal to come into operation (rep 30/09/2020)

Interview by Nepal envoy to Beijing for China’s Global Times causes furore ; Foreign policy analysts say the statements by Mahendra Bahadur Pandey are undiplomatic and go beyond his brief, by Anil Giri (kp 29/09/2020)

Ease China border impasse : The government must speak with Beijing to ensure a swift supply of goods (kp 29/09/2020), Trading via Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi still closed despite government assurance: Importers (rep 29/09/2020), Goods worth billions stuck in China due to lack of commercial negotiations (kh 29/09/2020), Tatopani checkpoint to resume operations from October 5 (kh 29/09/2020)

What’s the matter with China? How true is the recurring story of Chinese occupation of Nepali land? What is the purpose of this story?, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 25/09/2020)

Nepal and China in border row over missing pillar : Both sides claim that an area where the Chinese have erected 11 buildings falls within their territory. Several years ago there were only two, by Anil Giri (kp 23/09/2020), Nepali youths demonstrate against China over border encroachment (kh 23/09/2020), China denies encroaching Nepal’s land in Humla; border pillar missing (kh 23/09/2020), No Border Problems Between Nepal And China (rn 24/09/2020), Buildings Built By China Are Not In Nepali Territory: MoFA (rn 24/09/2020), North of the border : Nabaraj MahataraNorth of the border, by Nabaraj Mahatara (nt 25/09/2020)

West’s Notion Of Humanity And BRI, by Zhu Bo and Gu Hongyo (rn 22/09/2020)

Chinese interference in Nepal remains largely unchecked : Construction of nine unauthorized buildings in Nepal’s territory unacceptable, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 21/09/2020)

Over 1,000 cargo trucks stuck at Nepal-China border points (rep 17/09/2020)

Forty-one Chinese nationals being deported (ht 15/09/2020)

What does China want from Nepal? China’s interests in Nepal have evolved over the years. It has never been as politically invested as it currently is, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 07/08/2020)

BRI Opens Up Development Opportunities, by Zhou Yuhua (rn 07/ß8/2020)

BRI Can Bring Infrastructure Revolution, by C. Mani Chaulagain (rn 04/08/2020)

65 Years Of Nepal-China Diplomatic Ties Investment Prospects From China, by Leela Mani Paudyal (rn 01/08/2020), As Nepal and China celebrate 65 years of friendship, a great deal of work lie ahead of us, by Mahesh K. Maykey (rep 01/08/2020)

The elusive dream of a land-linked Nepal: Nepal is not economically strong and politically stable to be a bridge between India and China, by Neelesh Maheshwari (kp 31/07/2020)

Fake news can destroy Nepal's relations with India, China and the US: By the time Foreign Ministry refuted the report of land encroachment by China, the ‘fake’ report had been circulated for over a year and reached over millions and millions of readers, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 27/07/2020)

Nepal-India-China tri-junction: The most important elements to settle the border issues are dialogue, discussion, friendliness, neighbourliness and mutual understanding, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (kp 26/07/2020)

Tatopani checkpoint closed again (kh 24/07/2020), Road connecting Rasuwagadhi border point resumes after five-day blockade (rep 27/07/2020)

It’s time to start learning Mandarin: When the layperson on the street cares more about the MCC Compact than the pandemic response, it is clear that the status quo is changing—again, by CK Lal (kp 22/07/2020)

There is no question of Nepal choosing a side: The resurgence of China and India brings great opportunities and new dynamics in our relations with them, by Shekhar Koirala (kp 20/07/2020)

Brawl In The Himalaya Nepal Needs To Remain Neutral, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 12/07/2020)

Chinese envoy meets NCP senior leader Nepal ahead of ruling party’s crucial Standing Committee meeting (rep 06/07/2020), Chinese Ambassador on the move yet again; meets NCP senior leader Nepal (kh 06/07/2020), Why does Chinese Ambassador Hou hustle as NCP feud escalates? (kh 06/07/2020) [???], Chinese ambassador making the rounds at a time of internal crisis invites much criticism: Ambassador Hou’s meetings with party leaders and officials have led to speculation over the role that she is playing in the ruling party’s internal affairs, by Anil Giri (kp 07/07/2020), Yanqi-Nepal meet China’s bid to keep NCP united? (ht 07/07/2020), After Madhav Nepal, Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi meets NCP’s Jhalanath Khanal on Tuesday (ht 07/07/2020), Chinese envoy Hou intensifies meetings to resolve NCP row (kh 07/07/2020),
Chinese envoy Hou-NCP affinity: Isn’t it time to say ‘no’ to external panacea?, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 08/07/2020)

Rasuwagadhi border point to come into operation from today (rep 06/07/2020), Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border opens for cargo trucks: The key crossing point between Nepal and China would remain open for one-way trade traffic for now amid coronavirus pandemic (kp 07/07/2020)

China Respects Nepal's Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity: Ambassador Hou Yanqi (rn 30/06/2020) (interview)

A sense of reality and possibility: The prospects of hostile India-China relations are not shocking for the developed world, though it is extremely harmful to Asian economies, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 29/06/2020)

India refuses to sit for talks and there is no boundary dispute with China, foreign minister says: Pradeep Gyawali’s clarifications on Friday come after a number of media reports stating India’s offer for talks and boundary disputes with China, by Anil Giri (kp 27/06/2020)

Nepal, China agree to reopen second border point for supply of goods after five months: As per the agreement, Chinese cargo drivers will drop the goods off at the Nepal border point in Rasuwagadhi and once the Chinese loaders and drivers leave, Nepali drivers and loaders will receive the shipment and take them, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 27/06/2020)

Survey document shows Chinese encroachment in seven districts (ht 26/06/2020), MoFA refutes media reports on Nepal-China boundary (rep 26/06/2020)

How will the pandemic affect BRI projects in Nepal?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 26/06/2020), Nepal’s costly embrace of China, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (ae 26/06/2020)

Rasuwagadhi border point to come into operation within a week, Chinese cargo vehicles to arrive upto Miteri Bridge, by Himnath Devkota (rep 25/06/2020)

What Xi Jinping Thought means for the world and Nepal: Young communists and socialists across the world can gain a lot of knowledge and experience from studying and analyzing Xi Jinping Thought, by Kaushal Ghimire (rep 24/06/2020)

What does the PM have to say about ‘encroachment by China’? (ht 24/06/2020)

NCP and China’s Communist Party interaction on party operation underway (kh 19/06/2020), Ruling party’s virtual meeting with the Chinese Communist Party draws widespread criticism for being ill-timed: Politicians say that such meetings at a time of heightened tensions between India and China will raise questions about Nepal’s commitment to its own non-aligned foreign policy by Anil Giri (kp 20/06/2020)

The dragon atop the world: Chinese interests lie in the Indian Ocean region, not exclusively on the Himalayan front, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 18/06/2020)

Nepal makes no headway on BRI projects, by Amrit Raj Kaphle (kh 08/06/2020)

A Look At Sino-Indian Tensions, by P. Kharel (rn 01/06/2020)

China’s silence adds to Nepal’s woes on Lipulekh: Kathmandu expects China, which is a party to the dispute over the Lipulekh Pass, to tell India to address Nepal’s sovereignty and territorial integrity concerns. China has been noncommittal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 22/05/2020)

Deal to open trade route through Lipu Lekh does not affect outstanding boundary questions between Nepal and India: China tells Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 19/05/2020) [Have they lost their minds? Do they really think Nepalis are stupid?]

The art of being heard: What the Chinese narrative on Mt Everest tells us about shaping international views, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 15/05/2020)

China delaying Nepal-bound medical equipment, by Shambhu Kattel (ae 15/05/2020)

China Donates Additional Medical Supplies Including 40,000 PCR Test Kits (rn 12/05/2020)

Import Via Tatopani Resumes, by Laxman Kafle (rn 11/05/2020)

Did China factor abate NCP’s heightened rift? (kh 04/05/2020)

How these 10 countries are falling into China’s debt trap (kh 01/05/2020) [not including Nepal yet]

Chinese ambassador Yanqi intensifies political meetings amid heightened rift in NCP (kh 01/05/2020), In a series of meetings, Chinese envoy calls for unity among ruling party members: Analysts say that while China is interested in keeping the Nepal Communist Party intact, it doesn’t have any preferences when it comes to who leads the government, by Anil Giri (kp 02/05/2020)

President Bhandari, Chinese President Xi Hold Telephone Talks (rn 28/04/2020), China will continue its support to Nepal to combat COVID-19 pandemic: Chinese Prez Xi (rep 28/04/2020)

COVID-19 Test Of Nepal-China Ties, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 26/04/2020)

Medical Equipment, Safety Materials Being Imported Via Tatopani Border Point (rn 25/04/2020)

China hands over second batch of medical supplies to Nepali authorities (rep 22/04/2020)

Former minister Pandey new envoy to China (ht 18/04/2020)

Locals protest in Tatopani against the opening of the border: The locals allege that the border is being used to conduct business activities by allowing the entry of goods other than essential materials, by Anish Tiwari (kp 16/04/2020)

China and India respond to Nepal Army’s request for supplying medical equipment and drugs: The procurement unit is studying the price lists and modes of payment, which will be forwarded to the Cabinet on Sunday, Army official says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/04/2020)

Tatopani border opens for one-way cross-border movement of goods from China to Nepal: There’s no certainty yet when Rasuwagadhi border point will be opened for trade with the northern neighbour, as Nepal is under lockdown to stem the spread of Covid-19, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/04/2020), Nepal receives first shipment via Tatopani in more than two months (rep 10/04/2020)

China reluctant to open customs points (ht 06/04/2020)

Govt starts fresh process to procure medical supplies from China (rep 06/04/2020)

Chinese defy lockdown; clash with locals in Lamjung (kh 31/03/2020)

Rasuwagadhi and Tatopani borders yet to come online, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/03/2020)

Govt to reopen two border points with China to ease imports (rep 26/03/2020)

Government requests India and China for protective gear and medical equipment: Minister Bhatta says Nepal will follow Chinese model to deal with Covid-19 cases, by Anil Giri (kp 23/03/2020), Government to close down border with India and China for a week: With calls growing to close the border amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in India, a Cabinet meeting decided to shut down all borders with both neighbours, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/03/2020), Borders with India, China closed for a week from today: Movement of cargo vehicles won’t be affected, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/03/2020)

Working With MCC And BRI, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 16/03/2020)

Containers stalled at Rasuwagadi start entering Nepal (ht 14/03/2020)

Government unlikely to reopen Rasuwagadi border soon (ht 12/03/2020)

Managing China: Nepal’s challenge: As Chinese involvement in our lives increases, situations where our core values come in conflict will increase, by Naresh Koirala (kp 11/03/2020)

Gandaki steps up monitoring at projects employing Chinese workers, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 11/03/2020), 71 Chinese workers quarantined at Pokhara Airport construction site: They had returned to Nepal carrying the Chinese authorities’ certificates that they were free from Covid-19, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 11/03/2020)

Joint Prevention System Against COVID-19, by Guangying Duan and Huazhong Tu (rn 11/03/2020)

Oli recalling Paudyal from China is part of his attempt to manage party dynamics: On Sunday, Oli recalled Leelamani Paudyal, the ambassador to China, and proposed Mahendra Pandey, believed to be a confidante of Madhav Kumar Nepal’s, in his place, by Anil Giri and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/03/2020)

Market facing shortage of Chinese apparels (ht 02/03/2020)

Chinese Visa Application Center launched in Kathmandu (rep 25/02/2020)

Chinese Embassy takes exception to article carried by Post on coronavirus: The Post on its February 18 edition had carried an op-ed, previously published by The Korean Herald, about China’s handling of the outbreak (kp 19/02/2020), Journalists and diplomats seriously concerned over Chinese embassy statement: The Chinese embassy’s statement objecting to an article published by the Post is against press freedom and breaches diplomatic protocol, they say, by Anil Giri and Tika R. Pradhan  (kp 20/02/2020), Why China’s statement targeting The Post is a cause for concern: The Chinese embassy’s statement, ultimately, is not just about the Post, or its Editor-in-Chief. It is a rebuke to not bite the hand that feeds (kp 20/02/2020), Editors condemn Chinese ambassador’s statement (ht 20/02/2020)

Nepal-China trade hit by coronavirus threat (rep 18/02/2020)

Rasuwagadi border to be closed till February 21 (ht 15/02/2020)

Nepal awaits China’s approval for evacuation flight, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 14/02/2020), Nepal Airlines to rescue Nepalis from Hubei on Saturday: While cockpit crew will be quarantined for a week, all others, including cabin crew and passengers, will be placed in isolation for at least two weeks, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/02/2020), 175 Nepali nationals finally evacuated from coronavirus-hit areas of China, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 16/02/2020)

The dragon, the elephant and the yam: Sustained economic expansion and upturn is not national but regional in nature, by Chaitanya Mishra (kp 09/02/2020)

Nepal, China likely to trade 2,000 MW of electricity by 2030, by Himnath Devkota (rep 09/02/2020)

Nepalis in China make frantic pleas to return home: Say there is lack of drinking water and shortage of food, including vegetables, in their hostel, by Sabitri Dhakal (kp 08/02/2020), The government has said it will evacuate Nepalis from Hubei, but it has yet to make preparations: Health officials and pilots say that evacuation will be a complicated procedure that requires meticulous planning, by Sangam Prasain and Arjun Poudel (kp 09/02/2020), National Human Rights Commission directs government to take immediate measures to evacuate Nepalis from China’s Hubei province: The rights body, in a statement, has also decided to call government officials to take stock of the situation of Nepali’s in the disease-hit area and the government’s effort to bring its citizen back, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 10/02/2020), Government to send a plane on Saturday to evacuate Nepalis stranded in Wuhan: Cabinet to finalise plan today to send in a 274-seater A330 to rescue citizens from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, by Anil Giri (kp 11/02/2020)

Crucial meetings and projects with China pushed back after coronavirus outbreak: A number of Chinese-funded hydropower plants are likely to be delayed as Chinese workers who went home for the Lunar New Year are under lockdown, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 06/02/2020)

MPs flay laxity to evacuate Nepalis from China, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 05/02/2020), Chinese envoy tells Nepal to make necessary preparations before evacuating its citizens (rep 05/02/2020), Nepali students in Wuhan desperate to return home, by Aditi Baral (rep 06/02/2020)

Government focuses on Nepalis in Hubei, but travellers from rest of China are neither screened nor quarantined: Three health workers screening hundreds of passengers at TIA is a tough ask, chief doctor says, by Arjun Poudel (kp 04/02/2020)

A tale of three countries: Nepal could turn into a geopolitical and geostrategic playground of India, China and the United States, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp 03/02/2020)

Coronavirus hits Nepal-China trade (ht 03/02/2020)

As government plans to evacuate Nepalis from Hubei, experts stress preparedness at home: Nepali embassy in Beijing has asked Nepalis wishing to return from the virus-hit Chinese province to fill out forms and contact it, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/02/2020), 180 Nepalis have made requests to return home, Nepali Embassy in Beijing says: While the embassy says it is all prepared to evacuate Nepalis, officials in Kathmandu are struggling to find places where the returnees could be quarantine, by Anil Giri (kp 03/02/2020), 5 Nepali students in China barred from boarding flights home: One Nepali in 14-day quarantine, by Chetnath Acharya (rep 03/02/2020)

Campaign launched in Nepal to send 500,000 face masks to China (rep 02/02/2020)

Nepalis caught up in Hong Kong protests: Many left Kathmandu because they were fed up with protests, but some Nepali students join demonstrations, by Will Patterson (nt 31/01/2020)

Distressed and panicked, Nepalis in Hubei say they want to come home: At least 177 Nepali students and workers from the Chinese province have asked for evacuation, according to the Nepali Embassy in Beijing, by Anil Giri (rep 30/01/2020), Nepal unlikely to evacuate citizens from China, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 30/01/2020)

Rasuwagadhi border to close for 15 days to prevent coranavirus, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/01/2020)

Health Ministry rules out evacuating Nepalis from China at the moment: At least 100 Nepalis, mostly students, are in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Nepali embassy in Beijing, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/01/2020)

Tracing the roots of Nepal’s China policy: During Prithvi Narayan’s time, Nepal’s policy on Britain was shaped by suspicion and fear. But relation with China was shaped by two seemingly contrasting factors: fear and hope, by Sujit Mainali (rep 27/01/2020)

China not to alter course of rivers flowing into Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/01/2020)

Nepal, China to hand over nationals illegally crossing mutual border, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 23/01/2020) [As was to be expected, this means that in future Tibetans fleeing from the Chinese occupying forces in their home country will be handed over to the Chinese occupying power.], ‘Provision could be targeted at Tibetans’ (ht 25/01/2020)

Nepal-China Cross-border Transmission Line: Load flow test to be conducted within a month (rep 23/01/2020), DPR of Nepal-China cross-border transmission line near completion (ht 27/01/2020)

Opening of track linking Taplejung headquarters to China border point elates locals: For the track to reach the Nepal-China border point, the construction company still needs to cut a passage through a nearly one-kilometre rocky cliff face, by Anand Gautam (kp 20/01/2020)

New policy for foreign non-governmental organisations aims to address concerns raised by India and China: The policy will discourage organisations from running programmes that can hamper Nepal’s relations with neighbouring countries, Social Welfare Council officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/01/2020)

Nepal’s partnership for peace with MCC and BRI: Nepal can learn a lot from Sweden’s approach to geopolitics to reassess its ties with India, China and the US, by Katak Malla (kp 12/01/2020)

China embassy issues travel documents for the 122 Chinese nationals who were arrested last month: The documents, issued after cancelling the passports of the Chinese nationals, have been sent to the Department of Immigration for verification (kp 07/01/2020), Nepal’s arrest and deportation of 122 Chinese raise legal and ethical questions: The Chinese were deported despite Nepal Police’s failure to establish any criminal charges against them—and to a country that practices capital punishment, by Anil Giri (kp 09/01/2020)

‘BRI seeks to promote free trade through enhanced connectivity’, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 05/01/2020)

Envoy Hou terms China-India Plus trilateral cooperation, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 04/01/2020)

Chinese tourist influx to Nepal in 2020: Travel trade hopes to raise visitors from China to half-a-million in 2020, by Josie Wang (nt 03/01/2020)

After failing to establish charges, government to deport all arrested Chinese nationals: Police had arrested 122 Chinese from different parts of Kathmandu for their involvement in suspicious activities, by Anil Giri (kp 03/01/2019), Arrested Chinese to be deported by tomorrow (ht 06/01/2020), DAO releases arrested Chinese on bail (rep 06/01/2020) [??]

Transit Protocol with China to come into effect from February, but there are obstacles ahead: The primary challenges to third-country imports via Chinese ports have to do with infrastructure in Nepal and a lack of knowledge about Chinese processes, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2020)

A reading list for the new year, focused on China: As our northern neighbour makes further inroads into Nepal and the world, here are a few books that help decode modern China, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 27/12/2019)

122 Chinese nationals arrested from different parts of the Capital: Police say the arrested, who had arrived in Nepal on a tourist visa, are being investigated for their involvement in illegal activities, including financial crimes, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 24/12/2019), At least 800 Chinese nationals are under watch in Kathmandu: The revelation follows the arrest of 122 Chinese nationals on Monday in a joint Nepal-China operation, by Anil Giri and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 25/12/2019), Arrest of 122 Chinese nationals was not a ‘joint operation’, security agencies say: Although the Chinese Foreign Ministry had said that Monday’s arrests were a joint operation between China and Nepal, Nepali security agencies say they acted solely on their own, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2019), Detained 122 Chinese nationals likely to be deported (ht 30/12/2019)

Battleground Nepal: China's Belt and Road Initiative vs the US MCC Compact: The country has to walk a tightrope between global powers, but the US-funded Compact is too important to reject, by Achyut Wagle (kp 24/12/2019)

Secret to winning the Chinese singing contest: not speak a word of Mandarin: Two event management groups partnered with Chinese media to organise a singing competition, which the organisers say can help bring two countries closer, by Shashwat Pant (kp 24/12/2019)

China ready to purchase electricity from Nepal, by Himnath Devkota (rep 22/12/2019)

Three years of inaction have led to doubts if the transit agreement with China will ever materialise: Despite Nepal notifying the Chinese about the readiness of its transit preparations in July, China has yet to respond, by Anil Giri (kp 19/12/2019)

Rasuwagadhi border sees a decline in the number of tourists entering Nepal: The border point is a major point used by Chinese tourists to enter Nepal, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 16/12/2019)

NCP hints at possible US-China confrontation in Nepal (rep 16/12/2019)

Unsettling times: The global stability can be secured only by maximizing US-China-India trilateral cooperation, by Suresh Sharma (rep 15/12/2019)

Nepali and Chinese officials stress road connectivity to boost tourist arrivals from China: Nepal was able to attract a meagre 0.1 percent out of the total Chinese visiting abroad, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 14/12/2019)

The year the Sino-US tussle came to Kathmandu: Stuck between Indo-Pacific and BRI, it is in Nepal where the US-China trade war has manifested itself, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 13/12/2019)

After India ban, Chinese onions take local market, by Sujita Pradhan (11/12/2019), Daily onion import through Tatopani crosses 100 tons, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 12/12/2019)

Labeling in Chinese language must for export of food items to China (rep 30/11/2019)

Extradition treaty with China: US Congressmen urge govt not to sign treaty (ht 25/11/2019), Protect Tibetans: Tibetan community in Nepal has raised serious concerns over the treaty that could be used to persecute them under Chinese pressure (ht 26/11/2019)

At upcoming talks, Nepal and China to discuss Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini railways: The two sides will discuss ways to conduct the feasibility study for the railway lines on Chinese expenditure, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 23/11/2019)

Smugglers using Kimathanka border point in Sankhuwasabha to move gold into the country: Arrests of three people, including a gold carrier, has made it clear that smugglers are using the border point to bring the precious yellow metal from Tibet, say police, by Dipendra Shakya (kp 22/11/2019)

Government to form panel to inspect borders with India, China: India's new political map placing Kalapani, which Nepal has claimed as its territory, within Indian borders has created quite an uproar in Nepal (kp 22/11/2019)

Connecting Asia: The moot question is whether China and Nepal can provide a conduit for linking pipeline from Central Asia to South Asia. It needs trilateral dialogue among China, Nepal and India, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 20/11/2019)

Nepal should not agree on China-India Plus cooperation model, says Ex-PM Nepal, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 19/11/2019)

Chinese scholar says Nepal shouldn’t fear China while warning it will crush Hong Kong protests: Zhang Weiwei, author of a number of books on China, also said that Beijing trusts Nepal to handle its concerns regarding Tibetan refugees, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/11/2019)

The geopolitical scenario in South Asia: China and India are marching forward with their competitive aspirations to draw global attention, by Bam Dev Sharma (kp 17/11/2019)

China urges Nepal, India to resolve Kalapani issue through talks: Rejects allegations of Chinese encroachment of Nepali territory (rep 16/11/2019)

China may force us into an alliance citing common security threats, interview with Geja Sharma Wagle (ae 15/11/2019)

Charge-sheet filed against Chinese JV (ht 09/11/2019)

Chinese airlines have 48 weekly flights to Nepal but Nepal Airlines hasn’t even acquired a permit for Guangzhou: All airlines are required to undergo a safety audit when flying to a new region, but a Chinese audit has been delayed three times, with no guarantee it will happen anytime soon, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/11/2019)

Nepal says it is ready to implement transit deal but China has yet to respond: The Transit and Transportation Agreement gives Nepal access to seven Chinese land and seaports but requires both sides to officially communicate their readiness, by Anil Giri (kp 04/11/2019)

Over 29,000 tourists enter Nepal from Rasuwagadhi in 10 months, by Himnath Devkota (rep 04/11/2019)

Reimagining relations with China, by Sushma Joshi (ae 01/11/2019)

Chinese influence has grown in Nepal, says top US official: This growing influence has led to growing restrictions on the Tibetan refugee community in Nepal, according to a briefing delivered to the US House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Asia and the Pacific (kp 24/10/2019), ‘Tibetan community facing growing restrictions in Nepal’ (ht 24/10/2019)

Nepal has been measuring Everest for two years, but China will join in announcing its new height: Officials at the Land Reform Ministry and Survey Department said they were unaware of the agreement between Nepal and China regarding the joint announcement, by Anil Giri (kp 23/10/2019)

China to upgrade dirt track that connects Tiptala Bhanjyang and Olangchungola: The Chinese government has allocated Rs 960 million for the upgradation of the road in Taplejung, by Ananda Gautam (kp 23/10/2019)

A template for geopolitical stability, the Xi way: The Xi Jinping Thought has several variations to suit local conditions in client countries, by CK Lal (kp 23/10/2019)

China to provide Rs 2.4 billion in military assistance to Nepal (rep 21/10/2019) [Why??]

Nepal-China Relations Understanding Strategic Partnership, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 20/10/2019)

China’s insecurities, by Mukesh Baral (rep 20/10/2019)

Nepal seeks China’s support for human resettlement in mountainous regions, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/10/2019)

China to provide Rs 2.5 billion in military aid to Nepal: It appears that that defence cooperation will be prioritised in this ‘strategic cooperative partnership’ between the two nations, security analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 18/10/2019)

A Landmark Visit Of President Xi Jinping, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 17/10/2019)

China may ‘misuse MLAT against Tibetan refugees’ (ht 15/10/2019)

Nepal-China Ties As Region’s Stabiliser, by Wang Li and Himal Neupane (rn 15/10/2019)

President Xi’s Nepal Visit, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 15/10/2019)

Good neighbourly ties: A win-win situation, by Kapil P. Lohani (ht 15/10/2019), Promoting Friendship With China, by Mohan P. Lohani (rn 15/10/2019)

Nepal and China elevate bilateral ties to a ‘strategic partnership’ but no one’s certain what that entails: Analysts believe that a strategic partnership has security and military components but caution against a hasty interpretation, by Anil Giri (kp 15/10/2019), Government has agreed to promote Mandarin in Nepali schools and not everyone seems pleased: Parents’ group says the government should not foist the language course on children, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/10/2019)

Reassessing BRI: The connectivity that BRI offers will open Nepal to the world market through different sea ports. Nepal then will no longer be a‘land-locked’country, by Roshani Giri (rep 15/10/2019)

Nepal-China cross-border transmission line in G2G model, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/10/2019)

Xi's South Asian sojourn: China understands that its ambition to be the global superpower will not be easily achieved without taking its immediate neighbours into confidence, by Achyut Wagle (kp 15/10/2019)

Xi departs, signing over two dozen agreements and memorandums: The Chinese president returned to Beijing on Sunday after a whirlwind trip where he met with Nepali leaders and officials and announced a slew of projects and packages, by Anil Giri (kp 14/10/2019), Nepal, China sign MoU to develop 50-km road linking Kathmandu and Rasuwagadi: The road, including two tunnels, will reduce the distance to the town bordering China, but with feasibility study yet to be done, construction is at least three years away, by Prithivi Man Shrestha (kp 14/10/2019), Xi wraps up Nepal visit with 20 pacts: Main agreements aim at boosting connectivity between the two countries, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 14/10/2019), Nepal reiterates commitment to One China policy (ht 14/10/2019), Landmark visit (ht 14/10/2019), Govt fails to raise ‘petro trade’ issue with China during President Xi’s visit (ht 14/10/2019), Karnali Corridor: Gateway to development and prosperity, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 14/10/2019), Build on agreements (rep 14/10/2019), ‘No project for Far-west in China deal’ (ht 15/10/2019)

On his first day in Kathmandu, Xi announces Rs 56 billion in economic assistance over the next two years: The Chinese president also announced that China would conduct the detailed project report for the long-awaited Kathmandu-Kerung cross-border railway, by Anil Giri (kp 13/10/2019), Xi arrives, heralding the rise of an influential geopolitical actor in Nepal: The visit of the Chinese President might come with material benefits for Nepal but it is laden with geostrategic symbolism, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/10/2019), China to help make Nepal land-linked: Xi, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 13/10/2019), Heavy security for visiting VVIP, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 13/10/2019), 11 Tibetan refugees among 22 held (ht 13/10/2019), China will help transform Nepal from ‘landlocked’ to ‘land-linked’: Prez Xi: Xi announces Rs 56 billion in assistance between 2020 to 2022, by Kosh Raj Koirala and Ashok Dahal (rep 13/10/2019), Social media users welcome Xi, criticize govt for ignoring public, by Priyanka Adhikari (rep 13/10/2019), Important in every way: Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal (rep 13/10/2019), Learning From Chinese Experience, by Zhou Yuhua (rn 13/0/2019)

With Jinping’s visit, Pokhara entrepreneurs hopeful business will grow: Last year, 154,000 Chinese tourists arrived in Nepal, according to data of the Tourism Board, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 13/10/2019)

Much hype, little work to show: Rasuwagadhi border point lies in a state of disrepair: While the Chinese side of the border has received a major facelift, that of Nepal remains in a sorry state, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 12/10/2019)

Walking the tightrope: The Chinese president’s visit is likely to have tremendous political significance but how Nepal calibrates its foreign policy will be key (kp 12/10/2019), Xi Jinping in Nepal: What message will the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal send across the border down south, from where he is coming to Nepal?, by Devendra Gautam (rep 12/10/2019), Bonds of history: In absence of high-level visits from China, goodwill and cordiality had been shadowed. President Xi Jinping’s arrival in Kathmandu will renew cordial ties between China and Nepal, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 12/10/2019), Moment to cherish: President Xi’s visit will be marked as the most important moment for Nepal in recent history. Xi is not only charismatic he is also a global leader, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 12/10/2019), Historic High Level Visit, by Navin Subedi (rn 12/10/2019)

Towards a shared future: President Xi’s visit to Nepal provides an opportunity to take the friendship between the two countries to new heights, by Gao Liang (kp 12/10/2019)

Nepal set to welcome Chinese prez after 23 years , by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 12/10/2019), Opposition parties warn govt against debt trap (rep 12/10/2019)

Kathmandu readies itself for Chinese president’s visit: Agreements related to infrastructure, connectivity, trade, commerce and energy are expected to be signed during Xi Jinping’s visit, by Anil Giri (kp 11/10/2019), Nepal, China to discuss extradition treaty: An agreement on the treaty, however, is unlikely, during Xi Jinping’s visit, officials say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/10/2019) [What about the security of Tibetan refugees in Nepal?], Mainstay Of Nepal-China Ties, by Binod P. Bista (rn 11/10/2019), Security is tightened as Xi Jinping arrives today: Besides regular patrols across Kathmandu, police presence has notably increased around Tibetan refugee settlements, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 12/11/2019), At least Rs 50 million spent on flowers and plants to decorate Kathmandu streets (rep 12/10/2019)

Xi's visit may enhance Nepal-China energy cooperation, by Ramesh Lamsal (rep 09/10/2019), Chinese President Xi Jinping is arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday on a two-day state visit, foreign ministry confirms: It will be the first visit by a Chinese president to Nepal in 23 years since Jiang Zemin visited in 1996 (kp 10/10/2019), Preparations to welcome Chinese President Xi in full swing (ht 10/10/2019), Chinese Prez Xi Jinping to visit Nepal on October 12 (ht 10/10/2019), MoFA announces Chinese President Xi's visit to Nepal, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 10/10/2019)

When Deng Xiaoping came to Kathmandu: Forty years before Xi came visiting, Deng announced the birth of a new China in Kathmandu. What will Xi's visit bring?, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 04/10/2019)

The enigma of Xi Thought: Other than the application of an ethno-national template in politics, its relevance in Nepal is even less clear, by CK Lal (kp 02/10/2019), China: A threat to Nepal’s democracy? Nepal has only recently escaped from the shackles of autocracy—the Xi Thought has no place here, by Mahesh Kushwaha (kp 02/10/2019)

Prospects Of Nepal-China Cooperation, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 01/10/2019)

High-level visit will take Nepal-China relations to new era: Chinese envoy (rep 30/09/2019)

Creating a shared future: China and Nepal should work toward creating a community with a shared future, joint  responsibilities and common interests. We can set an example for other countries, by Lu Guang Sheng (rep 29/09/2019)

China does not export its ideology, says Chinese ambassador in response to criticism: A two-day training programme in Kathmandu led by the Communist Party of China on Xi Jinping Thought had drawn criticism from various quarters, by Anil Giri (kp 27/09/2019)

Why are Nepal's two major parties attempting to adhere to imported ideologies?: Either of the schools of thought, one from China and the other from India, is bound to cause severe indigestion in Nepalis, by Pramod Mishra (kp 26/09/2019)

A blueprint for consolidating power: China exports Xi Jinping Thought to Nepal: China’s new political doctrine, named after its president, used to be plastered all across the country. This week, it entered its next-door neighbor, by Anuo Kaphle (kp 25/09/2019)

Nepal Communist Party and Communist Party of China formalise relationsThe parties sign a six-point bilateral agreement amid a training programme  conducted by Chinese officials on Xi Jinping Thought in Kathmandu, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/09/2019)

Training programme on Xi Jinping Thought raises concern among opposition leaders: While some in the Nepali Congress see it as an attempt to curry favour with the Chinese, others are afraid of an ideological shift in the ruling party, by Anil Giri (kp 24/09/2019)

Chinese leaders to share Xi Jinping Thought (ht 20/09/2019)

High-level Chinese team takes stock of Kathmandu’s preparations for Xi’s visit: The way preparations are going, the Chinese president is likely to spend a night in Kathmandu, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 19/09/2019)

Nepal and China should use BRI to spread prosperity and happiness, by Madhav Sharma (rep 19/09/2019)

BRI purely an economic cooperation initiative: Dahal (rep 16/09/2019)

China prioritizes PM’s area while making investments: Investment in industrial area and river control, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 14/09/2019)

Nepal disapproves of Washington's Indo-Pacific Strategy, Beijing says: According to a statement released by Chinese foreign ministry, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the ruling communist party co-chairman, disavowed the Washington-led initiative, by Anil Giri (kp 11/09/2019)

When Xi comes to Nepal: When Xi comes to Nepal, he will break the 23 years gap of presidential visit to Nepal. Can this inspire the US which has never sent its sitting president to Nepal?, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 11/09/2019)

Is there any takeaway from the Chinese foreign minister's visit?: It seems that all Nepal is capable of getting China to agree to are the agreements themselves (kp 11/09/2019)

Nepal, China to implement past pacts: Wang Yi calls on Prime Minister Oli, President Bhandari, by Roshan S. Nepal (kp 10/09/2019)

From BRI projects to investments, Nepal presents a wishlist to China: The President, prime minister and foreign minister all asked the Chinese foreign minister for assistance in various development projects, including cross-border railway, by Anil Giri (kp 10/09/2019)

Chinese foreign minister to discuss implementing past agreements and gauge possibility for Xi Jinping’s visit: Wang Yi’s meetings with government officials and political leaders are likely to revolve around a possible visit in October by the Chinese president, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 09/09/2019), Chinese FM Wang arrives on three-day visit , by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 09/09/2019)

CAAC team to visit in mid-September (ht 08/09/2019)

CMs of six provinces pitch for Chinese investments (rep 08/09/2019)

Authorities start ‘quiet’ preparation for visit of Chinese President Xi, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 04/09/2019), Minister Yi to prepare ground for Xi Jinping’s Nepal visit, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 05/09/2019), Chinese Foreign Minister to arrive on Sunday for a three-day visit: Wang Yi will not be signing any pacts or agreements but will instead lay the groundwork for Xi Jingping’s stopover in October, sources say, by Anil Giri (kp 06/09/2019)

Nepal-China ties are set to improve further: China has been banking on the Belt and Road Initiative to influence relations with countries; Nepal being one of them, by Sweta Khadka (kp 02/09/2019)

End of the ‘tacking’ strategy: With deeper integration, Nepal may no longer be able to swing freely between India and China as in the past, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 26/08/2019)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang to arrive in the second week of September: Wang’s visit is likely to set the stage for a possible visit in October by Chinese President Xi Jinping, by Anil Giri (kp 24/08/2019)

A new balance of power in Nepal’s neighbourhood: Hong Kong and Kashmir will test the two Asian giants in their quest for global power, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 23/08/2019)

49,000 bamboo stools exported to China, by Himnath Devkota (rep 18/08/2019)

BRI And Benefits For Nepal, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 17/08/2019)

Will they build it? History suggests that Nepal-China railway project does not have an easy answer, by Biswo Poudel (rep 12/08/2019)

China’s focus on Rasuwagadhi-Kerung puts Tatopani-Khasa border in the shadows: Traders say China is concerned about unlawful activities in Khasa, including a possible movement of Tibetans, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/08/2019)

Nepali women duped in China have returned home, but their ordeal is not over yet: Most of them have filed complaints at the foreign employment department demanding compensation, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/08/2019)

Rasuwagadhi customs to be equipped with walk-through gate, X-Ray machine, by Himnath Devkota (rep 01/08/2019)

Nepal and China still haven’t notified each other on readiness to implement the transit deal: The Transit and Transportation Agreement, which will give Nepal access to seven Chinese land and sea ports, will only come into effect once both sides officially notify each other, by Anil Giri (kp 30/07/2019)

Chinese court orders review of earlier decisionHBL, BoK optimistic to receive counter guarantee money in Melamchi project case, by Umesh Poudel (ht 30/07/2019)

Nepal and China must address emerging flaws: When countries compromise national interests and promote fake narratives, it increases the level of inequality in bilateral relations, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 29/07/2019)

44 Nepali female workers repatriated from China, by Nribesh Nepal (rep 28/07/2019), Nepali women stuck in China finally arrive home: The women say they are hopeful that the employment agency that cheated them will return their money, by Tsering D. Gurung and Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/07/2019)

Big hauls of gold are being smuggled through the northern border, authorities say: Lax border security, and poor telligence, infrastructure and investigation are encouraging gold smuggling, officials say, by Nayak Paudel (kp 28/07/2019)

Govt tables motion in House to support Chinese as official language of UNWTO (rep 28/07/2019)

MoCTCA team departs to  China for revision of ASA (ht 24/07/2019)

Guard your apprehension: We should not try to weigh China’s assistance against some other country’s intention prevalent in other parts of the world, by Suresh Sharma (rep 21/07/2019)

Chinese company refuses to send Nepalis home without compensation for losses: Thirty-three out of the 44 women want to return to Nepal, but their company has demanded that  the Nepali employment agency pay them upwards of $600 per woman, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 20/07/2019) [Is this the way of cooperation and trust that China wants?]

With just 10 months left in BRI pact, not a single project has made any real progress: Besides a feasibility study for Kerung-Kathmandu  railway, no projects have reached negotiation phase, by Anil Giri (17/07/2019)

Rasuwagadhi customs office; Agri products enter country sans pest residue testing, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/07/2019)

Cabinet okays revision of air service agreement with China, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/07/2019)

Nepali women duped and sent to China for work want to return home. Nobody knows how—or when: The women were promised $400 a month in a packing job at a garment factory,  but were instead put into stitching and paid $15, by Tsering D. Gurung (kp 11/07/2019), Trapped abroad: Cases of Nepali migrant workers stuck in exploitative jobs should be handled quickly and effectively (kp 12/07/2019)

As they clash to conquer: Until Sino-US rivalry drags on, both China and America will try to have Nepal in their fold. How should Nepal respond?, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 11/07/2019)

Govt halts Dalai Lama birthday celebration: Diplomats from western countries express serious concerns, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 06/07/2019) [Nepal's Hindu politicians wold never stop celebrations for Hindu religious leaders from in the same way hegemonial India! This is disrespect to the millions of Nepalese citizens who are traders of Tibetan Buddhist beliefs!]

Nepal and China to form joint command to control cross-border crimes, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 05/07/2019)

‘Province 3 will benefit from sisterly relations with Gansu’ (ht 05/07/2019)

Province 5, Sichuan now sister provinces (ht 04/07/2019

China’s rise will help Nepal: Its push for a global value chain and India’s growth will both allow Nepal more opportunities, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 02/07/2019)

Imports surge via Rasuwagadhi customs point: Readymade garment, apple, footwear, bags and spectacles were the major items imported, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 01/07/2019)

Only five trucks have crossed the Tatopani border since its reopening: Chinese side has imposed a host of restrictions, pointing to unresolved issues by the Nepal government, traders say, by Rajesh Khanal and Anil Giri (kp 28/06/2019)

Diplomacy, in 280 characters or less: In Kathmandu, top diplomats from the United States and China are using Twitter to engage with Nepalis—and to wield soft power, by sering D Gurung (kp 26/06/2019)

China offers record number of training programmes and scholarships to Nepali civil servants: Northern neighbour is currently offering more than 850 opportunities for bureaucrats, up from just 20 in 2004, by Anil Giri (kp 25/06/2019)

Man labelled Dalai Lama’s agent, deported to US: Immigration officials at TIA did so because a man with his name was on China’s most wanted list, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 25/06/2019) [???], China asked Nepal to ban a Tibetan official from entering the country. Nepali officials got the wrong man: Home Ministry officials said the Chinese side directly communicates with the Department of Immigration, whose top official has sole authority to make decisions, by Anil Giri and Tsering D. Gurung (kp 27/06/2019) [Does the Nepalese government blindly obey all instructions of the Chinese? In any case, the unlawfully rejected person shall be entitled to a public apology from the Nepalese Government and an adequate compensation payment.], US Embassy seeks clarification after Nepal refused entry to US citizen: Immigration officials barred Penpa Tsering, acting on a blacklist sent by the Chinese Embassy, by Anil Giri (kp 28/06/2019)

China urges Nepal to wait, as railway project will take over seven years: There are a lot of technical, engineering and geological  reasons to consider before preparing a detailed project  report, Chinese officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 24/06/2019)

Total exports growing, except to China (rep 23/06/2019), Earnings from exports to China plunge 29 percent: Shipments in the first 10 months of the fiscal year were valued at Rs1.78 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/06/2019)

Nepal committed to implementing BRI projects: FM Gyawali, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/06/2019)

Nepal to seek access to all Chinese airports in new aviation agreement: Delegations from the two countries scheduled to meet in Beijing to thrash out the details, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/06/2019)

Nepali delegation leaves for Beijing to discuss railways: Officials expect a deal over the detailed project report for Kathmandu-Kerung railway, by Anil Giri (kp 18/06/2019), Kathmandu-Kyirong railway: DPR to be finalised in next meet (ht 21/06/2019), China seeks clarity on 5 points ahead of DPR, by Chetnath Acharya (rep 21/06/2019)

Tatopani tales: Ropening of the Tatopani trade route will facilitate and ease imports between Nepal and China, but the country is yet to exploit benefits from trade ties by increasing exports (ht 16/06/2019)

Mandarin made mandatory in many schools: ‘Chinese embassy footing teachers’ bill’, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 15/06/2019)

Army chief leaves for China on Sunday, but no confirmation on signing of any deal yet: Assistance for a defence university and joint military drill between the two countries are high on General Thapa’s agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 14/06/2019) [There is also no guarantee for an always open southern border as history has proved time and again!]

Understanding the modern Nepal-China border: Despite deepening relations, one cannot expect the northern frontier to be as open as the southern one, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 14/06/2019)

Debating BRI: Nepal needs to mainstream the BRI debate and analytically distinguish its pros and cons for Nepal’s long-term economic growth, political stability and operational autonomy, by Bipin Ghimire (rep 10/06/2019)

Friendship bridge in Rasuwagadhi comes into operation, by Balram Ghimire (kp 07/06/2019)

China urged to let Nepalis work in Taklakot (ht 07/06/2019)

China pledges Rs 2 billion in grant for railways, but where will it go? The aid could either go towards funding a detailed project report for the cross-border Kerung-Kathmandu railway, or towards a feasibility study for two domestic lines, by Anil Giri (kp 07/06/2019)

China bars Humla residents from entering Tibet, prompting concern in Kathmandu: Chinese authorities on the border have cited murder of  a Chinese woman by a Nepali last month, by Anil Giri (kp 06/06/2019)

Together for prosperity: It would not be pragmatic for Nepal to expect BRI projects to be built entirely on Chinese grants. Nepal can expect more grants and less loans but not absolute grants, by Dai Yonghong and Huang Zhengduo (rep 06/06/2019)

Building bridges: The BRI can be an incredible opportunity for least developed countries to leverage their (limited) soft-power and bring diverse parties together to advance global development, by Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai and Pratyush Nath Uprety (rep 30/05/2019)

Tatopani border point likely to reopen soon (ht 27/05/2019), Tatopani border point reopens after 4 yrs (ht 30/05/2019), Make Tatopani passage reliable (rep 30/05/2019)

Chinese envoy says cross-border railway is not an overnight projectIn her first press meet, Hou Yanqi tries to assuage concerns surrounding Belt and Road Initiative and debt trap, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/05/2019), Nepal-China railway project will be executed: Envoy Hou, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 24/05/2019)

Under pressure from Speaker and parties, lawmakers say sorry for attending Tibet convention in Europe: Ekwal Miya and Pradeep Yadav lament that they were unaware of the event’s theme, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/05/2019)

Use of Chinese digital wallets banned in Nepal, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 21/05/2019), Register pay apps: Nepal should take up the issue directly with the Chinese government, which must show magnanimity and support to resolve it (ht 22/05//2019), China’s mobile payment giants relent: WeChat Pay and Alipay keen to work legally in Nepal, by Rupak D Sharma and Roshan S Nepal (ht 24/05/2019), China urges Nepal to embrace ‘pragmatic’ approach on digital payments, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 24/05/2019)

Understanding China: Attempts to contain and convert China will be counterproductive. Understanding China and working together with it to shape a secure and prosperous future is the need of the day, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 20/05/2019)

China sends 64,578 tourists to retain top spot as source market (kp 18/05/2019)

Government unaware of parliamentarians’ participation in Tibet convention in Latvia: Officials say the trip is against Nepal’s  official One-China policy, by Anil Giri (kp 14/05/2019), Parliament Secretariat probes two lawmakers who attended Tibet forum in Latvia: Officials at the secretariat say the Chinese Embassy called to express ‘serious concern’ over the lawmakers’ trip (kp 15/05/2019), Nepal has committed to One-China policy, and yet, violations continue: Two incidents in the past week have once again raised questions  in Beijing and Kathmandu over Nepal’s adherence to the policy, by Anil Giri (kp 16/05/2019)

Kailash pilgrimage uncertain as Tibet govt tightens permit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 14/05/2019)

Nepal seeks Chinese grant to prepare detailed report of rail via Kerung: Officials argues that securing a Chinese grant will make it easier for them to request India to fund study for the railway from south, by Anil Giri (kp 10/05/2019)

Border police post vacant since six months, by Suman Malla (rep 09/05/2019)

China deal offers Nepal more options for third country trade, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/05/2019)

Nepal needs much work before using Chinese sea and land ports: Roads and other infrastructure at border points and some  technical issues are key, officials and experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 07/05/2019)

Unusual ritual: Beijing sees Nepal’s dominant communist party infested with unreliable, squabbling and power-seeking upstarts who see-saw between India and China, by P. Kharel (rep 06/05/2019)

Breaking Geopolitical Barriers, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 03/05/2019), Deepening Nepal-China Relations, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 03/05/2019)

Good neighbours: Provided that Nepal can balance geo-political realities, BRI will aid in development, by Gao Liang (kp 02/05/2019)

On and off screen: Nepal and China could reach an accord to nudge their film industries to join forces, by P. Kharel (kp 01/05/2019)

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari meets top leaders of Tibet Autonomous Region (ht 01/05/2019)

Nepal signs deal with China to access sea and land ports: Two countries ink six other agreements during delegation level talks between presidents, by Anil Giri (kp 30/04/2019), New face of BRI: Xi’s keynote shows that there has been a polar shift in the global strategic balance, by Achyut Wagle (kp 30/04/2019), Xi to visit Nepal ‘at a convenient time’: Conveys China’s support for development of infrastructure, including cross-border railways (ht 30/04/2019), Breakthrough deals with China (rep 01/05/2019)

Inclusion of railway in China’s Belt and Road renews optimism in Nepal: But question is: When’ll Chinese train start chugging given tough terrain, geopolitics and funding issues?, by Anil Giri (kp 29/04/2019), Belt and Road Forum's joint statement lifts Nepal-China railroad hopes (rep 29/04/2019)

Tatopani border point to reopen in May, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 28/04/2019), Tatopani trade route to reopen in mid-June, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 29/04/2019)

China pledges Rs 16.8 billion in assistance for Nepal (kp 27/04/2019)

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari reaches Xi’an, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 25/04/2019)

On the road to China: Metaphorically, maintaining Araniko Highway is also about maintaining tricky geopolitical gaze on Nepal, which seems to be intensifying now more than ever, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 24/04/2019)

Six agreements likely as prez visits China, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 24/04/2019)

Air connectivity discussion with China in July (ht 25/04/2019)

Progress in two key BRI projects unlikely during President’s China visit: Officials say preparation not enough for projects Nepal was planning to pitch under Chinese initiative, by Anil Giri (kp 24/04/2019)

Belt & Road Forum declaration to incorporate projects for Nepal: One of the major components is the trans-Himalayan connectivity network, by Anil Giri (kp 22/04/2019), New era, new opportunities: BRI is not a “debt trap” but an “economic pie” that benefits local population. It is not a “geopolitical tool” but a great opportunity for shared development, by Hou Yanqi (rep 22/04/2019), Belt and Road Initiative: Nepal’s concern and commitment, by Shanker Man Singh (ht 23/04/2019), Debt trap warnings over BRI projects motivated by bias: FM Gyawali (rep 23/04/2019)

Exports to China drop by 27 per cent (ht 18/04/2019)

Nepal, China to sign half a dozen deals during President’s visit to Beijing: Pacts on transit protocol, traditional medicine  and projects under BRI on cards, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 16/04/2019)

Balance in a turbulent world: Maintaining a strategic balance between China, India and the US-led Western world remains a challenge for Nepal. But some recent events show we may be losing this balance, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep) [The leadership of the Western world by the USA is increasingly being questioned under its current president. India's Indo-Pacific security interests also differ substantially from the ideas of the Americans, who primarily orient themselves along their own interests and power claims. Accordingly, Nepal must concentrate on its own security interests or to say it with Trump: Nepal first!]

China’s changing strategies: Nepal is neither the first nor exclusive to the pro-Beijing drift of South Asian countries, by Swaran Singh (kp 15/04/2019)

Ports of trade: Nepal must utilise the Chinese ports to give a boost to third country trade and reduce the ballooning trade deficit (ht 11/04/2019)

Flow of Chinese tourists yet to meet expectations (ht 10/04/2019)

China starts providing temporary pass to Nepali drivers from all districts, by Himnath Devkota (rep 10/04/2019)

The Chinese are coming: Recovering Nepal from Chinese embrace has preoccupied Delhi but balanced ties with China and India are Nepal’s political compulsion and sovereign necessity. Unsettling it will invite back-breaking repercussions, by P Kharel (rep 08/04/2019)

Chinese expert hopes Nepal won’t join Indo-Pacific strategy (rep 04/04/2019)

Chinese development agency to aid 15 northern Nepali districts, by Anil Giri (kp 30/03/2019)

Foreign policy dilemma: Nepal cannot antagonise emerging superpower China or the sole superpower, the US, by Madhab P Khanal (kp 26/03/2019)

India and the Pacific Region: With rising new Asian powers like India and China, the balance of power in world politics is shifting dramatically, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/03/2019)

US urges Nepal not to repatriate Tibetan refugees (rep 19/03/2019), Nepal has reassured it will continue to protect rights of Tibetans in the country, US Secretary of State says: Pompeo says US emphasis on a free and open Indo-Pacific region is very much in Nepal’s interest, by Anil Giri (kp 19/03/2019) [The rights of the Tibetans must be respected, but the Trump administration does not understand Nepal's special position between India and China! The Indo-Pacific politics is merely a US interest!]

Construction of Miteri bridge gains momentum: The Chinese builder plans to complete the reconstruction of the infrastructure in the bridge area within May 2019, by Anish Tiwari (kp 19/03/2019)

Rs 35b and two years: Cost of detailed project report of Kathmandu-Kerung rail: Nepal and China are set to discuss the issue at a meeting  later this month or by the second week of April, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 19/03/2019)

Rasuwa Customs meets revenue collection target 4 months early, by Balram Ghimire (kp 16/03/2019)

Exchanging words in Kathmandu: China showed just how it felt about recent US remarks on the Belt and Road Initiative, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/03/2019)

After ‘minor’ corrections, Nepal and China all set to sign transit protocol: The agreement, which officials from two countries will sign in April, ends Nepal’s long dependence on India for third-country trading, by Anil Giri (kp 02/03/2019)

Nepal, China to explore petro prospects (ht 02/03/2019)

US official’s comments on BRI irresponsible: China; US envoy had questioned the motive of Chinese investments in Nepal (ht 27/02/2019), 'US official's remark on BRI projects fabricated rumor to harm Nepal-China ties', by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 27/02/2019)

Where we failed on trade: Major trade routes Nepal struggles to open with China today were customary trade routes to travel and supply goods to Tibet and vice-versa, by Bipin Ghimire (rep 24/02/2019)

Chinese ambassador meets industry, commerce and supplies minister (rep 23/02/2019)

Looking east: A strategic marketing plan is needed to tap into the outbound Chinese tourism market, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 21/02/2019)

Rough road ahead: From land acquisition to hiring of personnels-challenges abound to implement contracts under the BRI, by Bipin Adhikari and Bidushi Adhikari (kp 15/02/2019)

Protecting economic interest: Nepal should always focus on transport and connectivity in order to promote the economic activities including trade and investment, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 13/02/2019)

Nepal-China Eco Industrial Park: Landowners apply for compensation as protests fizzles out, by Yuvraj Bibas (rep 13/02/2019)

‘India, China can’t discuss Lipulekh in Nepal’s absence’: Won’t accept Lipulekh as Nepal-India-China tri-junction; Won’t sign on strip map unless Kalapani, Susta issues resolved, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 11/02/2019)

Two Chinese firms roped in for 4G LTE expansion project (kp 04/02/2019)

‘New trade routes must to boost bilateral trade’ (rep 04/02/2019)

China formally hands over Kalanki-Koteshwor project, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/01/2019)

Why Nepalis are learning Mandarin, and Chinese are learning Nepali: Study in China is no free lunch for Nepalis, by Rachel Zhang (nt 25/01/2019)

Nepal should hedge: How should Nepal respond to a changing security context and handle pressures from greater powers like India and China?, by Mangal Bahadur Thapa (rep 22/01/2019)

Nepal trims projects under BRI from 35 to 9 at Chinese call: Further negotiations on Belt and Road Initiative schemes yet to start n Officials say they’re working on financial and investment modalities, by Anil Giri (kp 18/01/2019)

Know each other better: China hopes that the development of bilateral relations will benefit ordinary Nepali, by Gao Liang (kp 18/01/2019)

China roped in for oil and gas drilling: China Geological Survey will drill at six to seven locations to determine the quantity and the quality of potential oil deposits, by Rajesh Khanal 8kp 18/01/2019)

Chinese construction along Nepal-Tibet border puts strategic land at risk: Embankment on the Arun river could flood 200 ropanis of land; Local officials say China won’t address their concerns, by Dipendra Shakya and Anil Giri (kp 14/01/2019), First things first: Steps to avoid the loss of strategic land in Nepal-Tibet border must be taken (kp 15/01/2019)

Tap the opportunities: Low level of economic integration combined with untenable trade deficit is making Nepal vulnerable to external shocks, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 08/01/2019)

India, China yet to rebuild school buildings, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 03/01/2019)

Experts warn of security risk as Chinese firm is chosen to equip PM’s Office, by Anil Giri (kp 31/12/2018)

New Chinese envoy Hou arrives, by Anil Giri (kp 30/12/2018)

The Chinese are coming: Two entrepreneurs prepare for the expected influx of Chinese tourists by educating them about Nepal, by Ruixue Zhang (nt 28/12/2018)

China to start upgrading Syabrubesi road soon, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/12/2018)

Dithering on BRI: Narrative of debt trap and specter of colonialism have been deliberately raised to downplay the importance of BRI in this region, by Suresh Sharma (rep 23/12/2018)

Kathmandu-Kerung railway: Nepal urges China to fund feasibility study; Nepal lacks both budget and technology to conduct feasibility study for the ambitious railway project, by Anil Giri (kp 22/12/2018)

City signs monorail MoU with Chinese company, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/12/2018)

Elected representatives, govt employees visiting Kerung up, by Himnath Devkota (rep 19/12/2018)

Unraveling threads of similarityBeijing and Kathmandu have a lot more in common than we think, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 18/12/2018)

'Hubei province of China willing to invest in Nepal' (rep 18/12/2018)

China awaits design approval of second phase of Ring Road expansion project (ht 16/12/2018)

China invites President Bhandari to visit in April, by Anil Giri and Anuj Adhikari (kp 14/12/2018)

Kathmandu-Kerung railway chugs ahead as China tables report: Chinese officials also keen to start a pre-feasibility  study of Kathmandu-Pokhara railway, by Anil Giri (kp 11/12/2018)

Chinese company starts rebuilding  Miteri Bridge in Sindhupalchok, by Anish Tiwari (kp 05/12/2018), Tatopani border likely to open in May, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 06/12/2018)

Nepal, China to cut red tape to aid projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/12/2018)

Nepal, China to review status of joint projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/12/2018)

America is watching: Nepal will have to watch not only how India is responding to Nepal’s engagement with China but also be mindful that United States is watching us as much, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 29/11/2018)

Nepal, India and China: Fostering ties that bind, by Bal Krishna Dahal (ht 28/11/2018)

Nepal-China power line plan hits funding snags, by BBiibek Subedi (kp 21/11/2018)

Officials from Nepal, China to meet in Kathmandu next month: Meeting will discuss funding modality and detailed project report work for cross-border  railway, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/11/2018)

Beijing proposes new ambassador: Incumbent Yu Hong to be recalled mid-term, by Anil Giri (kp 19/11/2018)

Nepal floats Trans-Himalayan Buddhist Circuit (kp 14/11/2018)

With eyes wide open: Chinese investment in South Asia brings both benefits and burdens, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 14/11/2018)

Nepal seeks access to Chinese airports, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/11/2018)

KMC mayor, deputy off to China: Kathmandu nominated for Outstanding Foreign Friendship City award, by Anup Ojha (kp 13/11/2018)

New dimensions of cooperation: Non-traditional security governance requires a transnational approach, by Gao Liang (kp 13/11/2018)

Nepal products shine in China, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 07/11/2018)

Chinese organisations silent after deal to make forays into Nepal: Two parties signed an understanding on cooperation  in July for engaging at least 26 Chinese NGOs in Nepal, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/10/2018)

Chugging towards development: The trans-Himalayan railway must be built by mobilising political commitment, by Dinesh Paudel (kp 29/10/2018)

Nepal and China sign deal on military cooperation, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 28/10/2018), China provides RMB 150 million defense assistance to Nepal (rep 28/10/2018), DPM Pokhrel meets Chinese officials (ht 28/10/2018)

Construction of dry port in Rasuwagadhi yet to begin: Chinese side delays work due to unknown reason, by Himnath Devkota (rep 27/10/2018)

China begins repairing Araniko Highway, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 26/10/2018) [Why on earth has not Nepal itself begun and successfully completed this important task long ago?]

Deputy PM Pokhrel leaves for China (kp 24/10/2018)

Balancing the end game: The tripod strategy has paid off handsomely for China in Central and Southeast Asia, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 24/10/2018)

Tatopani customs to open by May: Mahaseth (kp 15/10/2018)

Unleashing Karnali’s Prosperity, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 12/10/2018)

Belt and Road Initiative: Negotiation stalls on 35 proposed projects, by Anil Giri (kp 10/10/2018)

Online visa application kiosk installed at Rasuwagadhi immigration, by Himnath Devkota (kp 10/10/2018)

Fast lane ahead: The investments made in transport infrastructure will benefit generations to come, by Gao Liang (kp 08/10/2018)

Trading through China: A transit agreement with China was a long time coming. Nepal should have pursued one in the aftermath of the 1989-90 blockade by India, by Paras Kharel (rep 02/10/2018)

China is Nepal’s Key development partner: Yu (kp 29/09/2018), Nepal, China will strengthen cooperation under BRI: Envoy (rep 29/09/2018)

Nepal, China to boost ties in energy sector (kp 29/09/2018)

Easy money: Many countries have got into trouble after failing to service enticing foreign loans, by Nirnaya Bhatta and Max Morch (kp 27/09/2018)

Nepal-China meet on energy cooperation tomorrow (ht 27/09/2018), Nepal-China energy talks today (kp 28/09/2018)

Boosting Sino-Nepali tourism: The importance of connectivity cannot be overemphasised in spurring tourism across the borders, by Gao Liang (kp 23/09/2018)

Vice President Pun leaves for China today (kp 19/09/2018), VP Pun urges China to invest in Nepal (kp 21/09/2018)

Rasuwagadhi Customs Point misses revenue targets, by Himnath Devkota (rep 19/09/2018)

Nepal’s Connectivity With Neighbours, by Upendra Gautam (rn 17/09/2018)

Dahal unlikely to meet top Chinese leaders: NCP Spokesperson Shrestha says Dahal does not have any set agenda for the visit (kp 16/09/2018) [Hopefully, this trip is paid from his own pocket!]

China to extend Tibet rail to India border via Nepal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/09/2018)

Nepal must invest in Galchhi-Kyirong cross-border transmission line (ht 10/09/2018), Joint steering committee to discuss energy cooperation (kp 11/09/2018)

Country’s tourism promoted in Sichuan (ht 10/09/2018)

BRI In 5th Year: Sino-Nepal Ties See Momentum, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 09/09/2018)

China allows Nepal access to its ports: The pact on Transit and Transportation protocol ends Indian trade monopoly, by Anil Giri (kp 08/09/2018), Nepal set to get access to seven China ports (rep 08/09/2018) [What does this mean if there are no functioning roads on Nepali territory? The govt has not been able to repair the road via Kodari even three and a half years after the earthquake!], Traders: Access to China’s ports not a magic bullet, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/09/2018), No more in dependence: The trade and transit agreement with China ends Nepal’s dependence on India (kp 10/09/2018) [Without functioning transit routes?], Road to trade with China begins now (rep 10/09/2018)

Cross-border Connectivity, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 07/09/2018)

Railroads and the China card: Tactics such as playing one neighbour off against the other are not a viable strategy, by Santosh Sharma Poudel (kp 06/09/2018)

Nepal-China meet on TTA protocol to be held this week (ht 03/09/2018), Nepal-China transit talks today (kp 05/09/2018), Transit and transportation protocol talks ‘positive’ (kp 06/ß9/2018)

Nepal, China to study Tatopani border: Move to revive customs office; Dry port construction picks up pace with 50 percent of Customs building, warehouse and parking complete; The project will build a border inspection building, cargo warehouse, litigation-warehouse, a parking lot with a capacity of accommodating at least 158 large containers and 33 cars (kp 02/09/2018), Customs office in Tatopani ‘could start in one year’: Dry port construction to complete by May 2019, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/09/2018), Partners to lay foundation stone of Friendship Bridge (kp 05/09/2018)

Nepal-China trade: Third meeting on transit and transportation next week; In 2016, Nepal and China signed the agreement to open a gateway for Nepal to use Chinese seaports to enhance its trade (kp 30/08/2018)

‘People boost China-Nepal relations’ (kp 28/08/2018)

Over 100 Nepali students get Chinese govt scholarships for higher studies (rep 28/08/2018)

Nepal, China agree on rail study: Station in Kathmandu Valley changed from Manamaiju to Sankhu, by Anil Giri and Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/08/2018)

Cross-border transmission line: Nepal-China joint technical team to meet next week (kp 22/08/2018)

Locked between two neighbors: The strategic significance of Nepal’s geographic location will soar on account of China’s economic superpower status and India’s vast potential for emulating China, by P Kharel rep 22/08/2018)

Nepal Awaiting Xi’s Visit, by Mohan Lohani (rn 20/08/2018)

Chinese traders eying Nepali cardamom, by Khagendra Adhikari (rep 20/08/2018)

Rasuwagadhi trade route remains shut due to bridge damage, by Himnath Devkota (rep 19/08/2018), Nepal-China road link severed: Transportation disrupted along Pasang Lhamu Highway after floods damaged a bridge, by Krishna Thapa (kp 20/08/2018)

Frontier governance: Successful governance of Tibet has provided a good external environment for Nepal, by Gao Liang (kp 16/08/2018)

Connecting with China: Railway could become game-changer for Nepal to get connected with rest of the world, by Bhim Nath Regmi (rep 15/08/2018)

Cooperation across the snows: Nepal and China have joined hands to work for mutual socio-economic development, by Suman Kumar Regmi (kp 14/08/2018)

All that glitter: Life of Nepalis in Hong Kong revolves around work, which is unstable and unpredictable in the ‘contract culture’ of the globalizing economy, by Lal KC (rep 13/08/2018)

Discussions to be held on reopening Tatopani route: After the Tatopani-Khasa overland route was closed, a major portion of Nepal-China trade is being conducted through Kolkata port (kp 11/08/2018)

The Geopolitics Of BRI And Nepal, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 10/08/2018)

Dharahara reconstruction project: Chinese Embassy refuses to vet papers claimed fake by bidders, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 10/08/2018)

How Nepal can lure Chinese tourists: Language is the main barrier for Chinese tourists. Hotels in Nepal should train their staffs in basic Chinese language and culture, by Subas Chandra Dahal (rep 09/08/2018)

Humla residents hit as China tightens border (kp 08/08/2018)

Nepal-China power line panel plans first meet: The panel, which consists of five representatives from each country, will hire a consultant to prepare the DPR besides finalising the construction and funding modality of the first ever trans-Himalayan electricity line (kp 08/08/2018)

Kathmandu-Kerung railway project: Nepal, China to discuss report in 3rd week of Aug, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/08/2018)

About 7,000 Chinese tourists visit Nepal via Rasuwagadhi till July, by Himnath Devkota (rep 05/08/2018)

Second pair of rhinos off to China on Aug 16 (kp 04/08/2018)

Humla locals happy to work in Taklakot, by Jay Bahadur Rokaya (kp 04/08/2018)

The connectivity prospects: Agreement on connecting Nepal’s capital with railway of China and India may open opportunity for Nepal to become land bridge between two countries, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 02/08/2018)

Towards a stronger partnership: On the 63rd year of friendship, China renews its commitment to partnership with Nepal, by Yu Hong (kp 01/08/2018)

Chinese organisations: 26 NGOs set to make forays into Nepal, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 31/07/2018), 30 Chinese NGOs all set to work in Nepal, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 31/07/2018)

Government halts process of sending eight Tibetan refugees to India (ht 31/07/2018)

Visiting Chinese Deputy Minister meets with Dahal and Deuba (kp 31/07/2018)

Nepal for early execution of transit pact with China: PM (kp 30/07/2018)

Rasuwagadhi border point closed down, by Himnath Devkota (rep 29/07/2018)

Chinese investment pouring in Jhapa, by Yubaraj Biwas (rep 28/07/2018)

Eight Tibetans being sent to India, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 27/07/2018)

Nepal-China team to build cross-border power line (kp 26/07/2018)

Nepal proposes July 30-31 for protocol talks (kp 24/07/2018)

Exports to China rise substantially (ht 22/07/2018)

Nepal-China military drill in Sept, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/07/2018)

Feasibility study begins in 9 rivers of Jhapa for embankment project, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 19/07/2018)

Dharahara reconstruction: NRA to verify documents of Chinese firms through Nepali mission in Beijing, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 19/07/2018)

Rise of China in Nepal: In the last 10 years, India is gradually losing its influence in Nepal while Chinese influence has increased at all levels, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rep 19/07/2018)

Chasing China dreams: Though China’s presence in Nepal has been growing, it is highly unlikely that it would go out of the way to ‘help’ Nepal by raising India’s heckles, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 17/07/2018)

Foreign Ministry to facilitate connectivity projects (kp 16/07/2018)

Take cognizance: The Belt and Road Initiative seems to be replicating China’s unfair policy towards weaker nations, by Ayush Manandhar (kp 16/07/2018)

Redefining neutrality: What are the new markers of Nepal’s neutrality when Nepali leaders are redefining Nepal as a bridge between India and China?, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 16/07/2018)

Dealing with China: We need to wait and see under which modality China will provide us assistance for railway infrastructure: through grants or loans, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 15/07/2018)

Bhadra and Rupasi off to China to start a new life Prime Minister Oli presents a pair of rhinos to Chinese envoy, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/07/2018)

Dispute delays transit protocol pact with China, by Anil Giri (kp 12/07/2018), Nepal, China yet to finalise protocol, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 12/07/2018)

New political dynamics: The Sino-Nepal bonhomie will take bilateral ties to a new high, by Gao Liang (kp 10/07/2018)

Much ado about a routine: What is there for the Chinese to find substantively significant in this government that they did not see in previous governments?, by P. Kharel (rep 09/07/2018)

Nepal-China tibet trade facilitation committee meeting: China for conducting field study to reopen Tatopani (kp 08/07/2018)

Team to visit China to discuss transit, transport protocol, by Anil Giri (kp 06/07/2018)

CoAS Chhetri leaving for China today (rep 03/07/2018)

Govt plans to gift a pair of rhinos to China on July 12 (kp 01/07/2018)

Nepal pashmina gets boost from Chinese buyer (kp 01/07/2018)

Achievements of PM’s China Visit, by Uttam Maharjan (rm 28/06/2018), On China: Major takeaway of Oli’s visit is Nepal needs deft diplomacy to gain from China’s growth (kp 28/06/2018)

Transit protocol with China in July: PM; ‘Geological study crucial for railway’, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/06/2018), Bilateral talks silent on West Seti, Budhigandaki (rep 27/06/2018), Nepal-China transport deal likely in July (kp 28/06/2018), ‘China has agreed to five new border entry points’ (rep 28/06/2018)

China’s strategic convergence: Nepal should be cautious about China’s strategic and foreign policy convergence in Nepal and guard itself against ‘interference’ into domestic politics, by Rohit Karki (rep 27/06/2018)

New trans-Himalayan dictum: Oli’s China visit has overlooked Nepal’s benefit in Trans-Himalayan Multi-dimensional Connectivity Network, by Achyut Wagle (kp 26/06/2018)

Nepal requests duty-free access for 512 products (kp 26/06/2018)

Nepal-China in New Era of Connectivity, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 25/06/2018)

Nepal should ask China, India to build railway links on grants (rep 24/06/2018), Nepal plans to get set for India, China rail projects (kp 25/06/2018), Confusions galore: There has been an agreement on railway from China to Nepal, but there is lack of clarity on its execution (ht 25/06/2018)

China to help Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign (rep 24/06/2018)

PM Oli winds up Beijing visit on high note: Nepal and China say Kerung-Kathmandu railway ‘most significant step in history of bilateral cooperation’, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 22/06/2018), China to extend railway link to Kathmandu, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/06/2018), The great march, by Om Astha Rai (nt 22/06/2018), Nepal, China to study expediting development of 3 North-South corridors (rep 23/06/2018), Govt fails to seal concrete deal on ‘fuel storage’ with China (ht 23/06/2018), PM Oli’s China Trip: Railway Dream Coming True!, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 24/06/2018), PM hails rail pact with China (kp 25/06/2018), ‘PM‘s China visit made no breakthrough’ (kp 25/06/2018), More optics, less substance, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 25/06/218), Oli’s China Visit and Critical Voices, by Prem Khatry (rn 26/06/2018)

Oli, Xi strike strong personal rapport: Transition is now over, Nepal has a stable govt: PM Oli tells China, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 21/06/2018), Nepal vows security to investors, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 21/06/2018), Nepal, China sign power grid pact (kp 21/06/2018), PM Oli requests China to help develop Nepal (kp 21/06/2018), Nepal, China agree to expedite 8 major projects: Framework agreement also reached for 75 KV cross-country transmission line, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/06/2018), Prime Minister Oli meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 21/06/2018), Achievements exceeded objectives: PM, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 25/06/2018)

China flexes loan muscles in SAsia: Despite the financial support from China, the trade deficit of these countries with China has been increasing, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/06/2018)

In Beijing, PM sets tone for China visit: Recalls 2016 agreement on trade and transit, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 20/06/2018), Construction of trans-Himalayan railway govt's top priority: PM Oli (rep 20/06/2018), Avoiding debt trap: China seeks to break Indian monopoly in Nepal on hydropower and other infrastructure development projects, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 20/06/2018)

Nepal: Opening up for China, by Upendra Gautam (rn 20/06/2018), China revisited: China aggressively wants a place in the new world order and Nepal should learn to benefit from its rise, by Bishnu Raj Upreti (kp 20/06/2018)

PM leaves for China today: No agreement against national interest, Oli tells House; Delegation has 120 members, by Anil Giri and Binod Ghimire (kp 19/06/2018), Nepal hopes to boost China ties: Chinese experts urge China, Nepal and India trilateral relations to spur infrastructure development and trade in South Asia, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 19/06/2018), On Nepal-China relations: This visit expects two leaders to create win-win cooperation, lasting relationship and exemplary friendship, by Rajeshwor Acharya and Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 19/06/2018), Oli visits China: PM’s visit to China is an ideal time to deepen Nepal-China engagement, by Lekhnath Pandey (kp 19/06/2018), Deals with China will be in line with national interests: PM; Focus on the implementation of past agreements (rep 19/06/2018), Outcome matters: PM Oli’s China visit (rep 19/06/2018), Seize the moment: China is concerned about possible plays by Western powers on Tibet issue from Nepali soil though Nepal unequivocally maintains ‘One China’ policy, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 19/06/2018), Testing times for Nepal: What makes Oli’s China visit particularly important is evolving geo-political scenario following rapproachment between Xi Jingping and Narendra Modi, by Abijit Sharma (rep 19/06/2018), Communist connection: China’s interest in Nepal goes beyond proverbial Tibet concern and ‘one China policy.’ It is as much about diluting aggressive Indian interest in Nepal, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 19/06/2018), National interest will be at the centre: PM, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 19/06/2018)

Deal on cards for three oil depots: One of the facilities will be for aviation fuel in Bhairahawa at the under-construction international airport (kp 16/06/2018), Officials uncertain about Transit and Transportation Protocol signing with China (kp 16/06/2018), Cabinet clears way for DPR of Nepal-China power line (kp 16/06/2018), Call for clear agenda for talks with China (kp 16/06/2018), PM Oli’s China Visit Opens New Chapter of Cooperation, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 17/06/2018), PM Oli’s China Visit: Ensuring Implementation Of Past Deals, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 18/06/2018), Oli consults with ex-PMs on China visit (kp 18/06/2018), Plan to gift two rhinos to China ahead of PM visit falls through, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp18/06/2018)

Nepal and China to sign hydel project JV, by Anil Giri (kp 15/06/2018), Over eight agreements to be signed during Oli's China visit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 15/06/2018), New vistas of cooperation will open: Gyawali (ht 15/06/2018)

Tatopani border to reopen in May (ht 15/06/2018)

China South Asia Expo has 200 Nepali stalls, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/06/2018)

Dozen agreements on PM’s China visit agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 14/06/2018), PM heading for China on June 19, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 14/06/2018), To Beijing for ritual: Oli reminds Beijing of leopards not changing their spots, whereas New Delhi embraces him as a prodigal son back on track after straying onto the wrong meadow in 2015, by P. Kharel (rep 14/06/2018), Oli aims to get past pacts implemented, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 14/06/2018)

Oli’s Upcoming China: Visit Deepening Bilateral Ties, by Mohan P. Lohani (rn 13/06/2018), A new hope As PM Oli is set to vist China, hopes of enhanced bilateral cooperation renew, by Binoj Basnyat (p 13/06/2018)

The three-body problem: The efforts of Oli government in restoring relations with India should not be taken as obstacle to continued closeness of Nepal with China, by Gao Liang (rep 13/06/2018)

Trade with Tibet to remain open even during monsoon, by Himnath Devkota (rep 12/06/2018)

Cabinet approves two proposals for PM’s China visit (kp 11/06/2018), During his China visit, PM Oli’s primary focus will be on implementing past pacts, interview with Rajan Bjattarai (kp 11/06/2018), Extradition treaty not on PM’s China visit agenda, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 11/06/2018), Energy ministry finalises projects for PM Oli’s visit to China (ht 12/06/2018), Officials leave for China to seal transit, transport deal (kp 12/06/2018)

China to construct two cross-border bridges (rep 11/06/2018)

Gyawali meets Chinese official (kp 11/06/2018)

Exports to China nearly doubled: NRB (kp 11/06/2018)

Understand Nepal: The Chinese should know that there is a country (Nepal) and people (Nepalis) to its south which wish well of China, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 10/06/2018)

Shanghai meet to go ahead without Nepal: FM Gyawali to leave for Mongolia to participate in LLDC conference; Nepal, which gained the status of SCO dialogue partner in 2015, had expected invitation for the summit, by Anil Giri (kp 08/06/2018)

PM has lengthy China shopping list, by Anil Giri (kp 06/06/2018)

Govt seeks Chinese help to curb gold smuggling (kp 06/06/2018)

Now is the time: Development, peace and stability should be the foundation for trilateral relations, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 06/06/2018)

Govt plans to send rhino pair to China ahead of PM’s State visit (kp 04/06/2018)

Ahead of PM's China visit, Nepal looks to brand itself internationally (rep 04/06/2018)

CPC for bigger NCP role in South Asia movement (ht 01/06/2018)

PM's China Visit New Impetus To Relations, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 30/05/2018), Energy, railway and trade top Oli’s list, by Anil Giri (kp 01/06/2018)

Three is company: Nepal can unleash the Greater Himalayan Region’s true potential only if it adopts trilateralism, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 30/05/2018)

Misreading Nepal: As Nepal leans further toward China, not just politically, but also socially and economically, India may be left wondering why its narrative is failing in Nepal, by Bishal Thapa (rep 29/05/2018)

Shrestha off to China ahead of PM's visit (rep 26/05/2018)

Great stride forward: China strides towards deepening reform and expanding opening-up, by Yu Hong (kp 25/05/2018)

Squashed in the middle: A Kathmandu-New Delhi-Beijing diplomatic corridor is an urgent need for Nepal, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 24/05/2018)

Fuel storage expansion pact with China likely during PM Oli’s visit (ht 24/05/2018)

June 19 proposed for PM Oli’s China visit, by Anil Giri (kp 21/05/2018)

Export to China via Rasuwagadhi doubles in nine months, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 21/05/2018)

Hongshi-Shivam cement factory starts trial production: The plant will be able to produce 6,000 tonnes (120,000 bags) once it begins commercial operation within a month. The plant will double its output to 12,000 tonnes daily in the next two years, by Narayan Sharma (kp 20/05/2018)

China proposes joint DPR of cross-border transmission line (kp 19/05/2018)

Naxalbari to Lhasa, via Kathmandu: China, after its war with India, lent support to several insurgent groups in India. The Naxalites were one of them, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 18/05/2018)

Diplomatic manoeuvrings: Nepal and India need to work together for regional stability and economic growth, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 18/05/2018)

Living with China: Great Indian irony is that when Nepal seeks to diversify trade with China and attract Chinese FDI, they take it as an intrusion on their area of influence, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 16/05/2018)

Govt scouting land for storage of petrol from China, by Prakash Timalsina (rep 16/05/2018)

Govt working on talks agenda for PM’s China visit (rep 16/04/2018)

Diversify borrowing: Nepal needs investment to make economic advancement but overdependence on any single country could land Nepal in the debt trap, by Naresh Koirala (kp 15/05/2018)

PM Oli to visit China in June: Date to be announced soon; Transit Transport Protocol to be signed, by Anil Giri (kp 14/05/2018), China takes exception to Oli’s speech (ht 16/05/2018)

India-China Collaboration, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 11/05/2018)

Govt to rejuvenate past agreements with China (ht 09/05/2018)

Understanding BRI: As China remains engaged in improving connectivity in the neighborhood, there is a great optimism about BRI in Nepal, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 08/05/2018)

China to conduct feasibility study: Recent study says railway line possible, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/05/2018)

Missed opportunities: Two economically powerful countries are our permanent neighbors. They should be Nepal’s natural strategic partners for development, by Kedar Neupane (rep 06/05/2018)

Pact resumes Tatopani port work: Chinese company to lead RMB147 million project; Dry port includes parking for 158 large containers, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/05/2018)

No longer a yam? Will Nepal develop an alternative vision for connectivity if the trans-Himalayan economic corridor doesn’t work out?, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 04/05/2018)

ICD Larcha to open for business within a year (ht 04/05/2018)

Modi-Xi yin yang: Nepal has in the past lacked the acumen and strategy to bring both India and China on-board in cooperation, by Achyut Wagle (kp 01/05/2018)

Nepali team in China to discuss rail from Kyirong to Kathmandu (ht 01/05/2018)

'Do not compromise on national interests in the name of equidistant relations' (rep 30/04/2018)

Chitwan rhino male caught for gift to China: National park officials have already prepared two types of boma for sending the animals to China (kp 29/04/2018), Nepal to present rhinos to China (ht 30/04/2018)

Revisiting Sino-Nepal ties, by Gao Liang (rep 29/04/2018)

After Kyirong, NT plans to bring Chinese internet via Tatopani (ht 26/04/2018)

Nepal seeks one-day pass to visit Kerung: Nepali traders have to regularly visit Kerung, from where goods bound for Nepal make a final departure, by Balram Ghimire (kp 23/04/2018)

Cautious optimism in Nepal as India and China show sign of rapprochement, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 23/04/2018)

Nepal-China Ties on Even Keel, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 20/04/2018), Nepal, China Enter New Era Of Cooperation, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/04/2018)

Gyawali to meet top Chinese officials today, by Anuj Adhikari (kp 18/04/2018), FM visit spurs China-aided projects: I have a dream to travel from Nepal to China in a modern train: Gyawali (kp 19/04/2018), Beijing pitches for trilateral links, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 19/04/2018), China says Nepal a natural area for cooperation with India (ht 19/04/2018), In China, FM Gyawali outlines five areas of cooperation, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 20/04/2018), China real and trusted friend: Minister Gyawali (ht 20/04/2018), Belt route will ‘revive Nepal and China ties': Gyawali says trans-Himalayan development is critical , by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 21/04/2018), Nepal-China railway govt’s priority: Gyawali (ht 21/04/2018), China urged to build railway under grant (rep 22/04/2018)

Deepening Nepal-China Relations, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/04/2018)

Foreign minister heads for China on Monday: Projects under Belt and Road Initiative, high-level visits top the agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 14/04/2018), Gyawali to prepare the ground for PM’s China visit, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 14/04/2018), Foreign Minister Gyawali leaves for Beijing (ht 17/04/2018), Budhigandaki not on China visit agenda, says Gyawali (kp 17/04/2018), Railway, transmission line to top FM's China agenda (rep 17/04/2018)

Rawal asks govt about its absence at Boao Forum (rep 13/04/2018)

Foreign Minister Gyawali set to visit China on April 16: The visit will focus on laying the groundwork for PM Oli’s visit to China, sources say, by Anil Giri (kp 12/04/2018)

Singha Durbar runs on solar power, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/04/2018), China hands over 1MW solar system in Singha Durbar (ht 11/04/2018)

Amity With All, Enmity With None, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 11/04/2018)

Construction activities at Larcha dry port resume, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/04/2018), Tatopani border point likely to reopen soon (ht 09/04/2018), Building activities hint reopening of Tatopani, by Anish Tiwari (kp 11/04/2018))

Unfinished business: Prime Minister Oli should take up bilateral issues during his visits to India and China, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 03/04/2018)

NEA picks new route for Nepal-China power line (kp 03/04/2018)

China to open Kimathanka, Olangchungola border points (ht 02/04/2018)

China backs Nepal’s foreign policy (kp 30/03/2018)

Keeping the balance: Nepal’s economic relations with neighbours should be nurtured in a pragmatic manner that ensures sovereignty, by Surendra Regmi (kp 30/03/2018)

India, China key allies, says Oli: Nepal’s ‘foreign policy priorities start from neighbourhood (kp 27/03/2018)

The Himalayan opportunity: Nepal is best positioned to be at the centre of the intensifying regional and global discourse, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/03/2018)

China for stronger ties with Nepal: Envoy Yu (kp 27/03/2018)

Community of Shared Future for Mankind, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 26/03/2018)

Reexamining OBOR: With significant increase in Nepal’s trade with China, improved connectivity and cross-border infrastructure have become our real needs, by Kishan Datta Bhatta (ht 26/03/2018)

Online test: Chinese language proficiency (kp 25/03/2018)

China’s BRI and Nepal, by Balmukunda Regmi (kp 25/03/2018)

Earnings from exports to China surge 72pc (kp 25/03/2018)

Homework: Nepal can gain much with Chinese support in development but we must plan projects better (kp 21/03/2018)

PM Oli opens APF Academy (kp 20/03/2018)

Track 2 diplomacy: Nepal should not let its international relations be handled by incompetent diplomats, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 20/03/2018)

OBOR delegates call on FNCCI president (rep 20/03/2018)

Plan to trade power with China, B’desh, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/03/2018)

Nepal’s pro-China myth: It is meaningless to label political parties and government heads with ‘pro-China’ or ‘pro-India’ tags. As long as they are pro-people, they deserve full support from all, by Gao Liang (rep 19/03/2018)

Gyawali: Govt for balanced relations with India, China, by Mukul Humagain and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/03/2018), Indian PM, Chinese prez will visit Nepal in 2018: FM Gyawali (rep 18/03/2018)

China to help reopen Tatopani border point (rep 16/03/2018)

Alignment of Nepal-China power line to be finalised, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/03/2018)

China’s Two Sessions & Neighbours, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 12/03/2018)

Connecting Nepal: Nepal’s infrastructure policy should be directed toward getting as much benefits as possible out of BRI, by Bamdev Paudel (rep 11/03/2018)

‘Nepal committed to One-China Policy’ (ht 08/03/2018)

Bids called for feasibility study for Korala dry port (kp 05/03/2018)

Exporters trained on import rules and market preferences of China (ht 04/03/2018)

Nepal-China fuel trade discussions gain momentum (ht 28/02/2018)

Chinese experts to study fuel exploration, extraction prospects (ht 23/02/2018)

Beyond neighborhood: Going beyond neighborhood will help free Nepal from clutches of geopolitical vulnerabilities and lessens our asymmetric dependence on neighbors, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 22/02/2018)

Visiting Chinese minister meets with party leaders (kp 21/02/2018), China committed to supporting Nepal, says Guo Yezhou (ht 21/02/2018)

18,000 Chinese tourists entered Nepal via Rasuwagadhi in 2017, by Himnath Devkota (kp 19/02/2018)

A global focus: Nepal’s geo-strategic position makes it the fulcrum in the balance of regional and global politics, by Asmita Verma (kp 18/02/2018)

40k Chinese tourists expected during Chinese New Year (kp 16/02/2018)

‘Develop surface links under Silk Road plan’ (kp 13/02/2018), Nepal urged to finalise projects under Belt and Road Initiative (ht 13/02/2018)

As China sees Playing the role of a transit country, Nepal can become a stage for cooperation instead of a “boxing arena”, by Gao Liang (kp 06/02/2018)

Nepal-China power line feasibility report filed: The proposed transmission line will be 80km long n Estimated to cost Rs 10 billion, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/02/2018)

Fuel trade with China in doubt as govt shuts NTL (ht 01/02/2018)

Anxiety of stability: Oli seems to be laying the groundwork for balancing relations with India and China but how it will play out is yet to be seen, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 30/01/2018), Politico-diplomatic quandary: Nepal must have a pragmatic and consensus based foreign policy to pursue balanced relations with India and China, by Som P. Pudasaini (kp 31/01/2018)

Chinese envoy hails bilateral ties under NC-led govt (kp 25/01/2018)

Rasuwagadhi dry port building okayed, by Balram Ghimire (kp 23/01/2018), Efficiency of ports, acceleration in project implementation stressed (ht 21/01/2018)

Nepal approves preliminary design of Timure dry port (ht 17/01/2018)

Container movement through Rasuwagadhi to be stopped for a week, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/01/2018)

Chinese rider on Tatopani: Joint command mechanism; Nepal wants China to modify the proposal as there are sensitive issues involved, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 14/01/2018)

OBOR: Road to Prosperity, by Dinesh C. Devkota (rn 13/01/2018)

China’s president may visit in second week of April, says Agni Sapkota (ht 13/01/2018)

China provides post-flood recovery help: China, in partnership with the UNDP, to provide $4 million to support recovery efforts in Tarai region affected by one of the worst floods in recent history (kp 12/01/2018)

Trilateral cooperation: Rather than looking for equidistance, Nepal should try and achieve more proximity with both its neighbours, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 12/01/2018)

Chinese JV gets NEA nod for 220kV substation in Barhabise (kp 10/01/2018)

‘Chinese nationals top list of expats obtaining work permits’, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/01/2018)

OBOR and agriculture: OBOR can help Nepal achieve Sustainable Development Goals through agriculture development as agricultural cooperation has started to flourish among OBOR countries, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 07/01/2018)

Chinese Red Cross to build warehouse for Nepal Red Cross (kp 05/01/2018)

Tread with caution: Both Nepal and China look excited about BRI projects. But Nepal needs to carefully assess experiences of other countries before moving forward, by Purna Bahadur Thapa (rep 03/01/2018)

Beijing yet to respond to proposed Transit Protocol, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2018)

Interconnecting ways: Construction of economic corridor between Nepal and its immediate neighbours may bring immense benefits to all three, by Aditya Baral (kp 02/01/2018)

A peaceful rise: A new development model based on cultural values is expected to emerge in Nepal, by Sangita Bhandari (kp 29/12/2017)

Chinese investment pouring in hospitality sector (rep 29/12/2017)

China proposes joint security mechanism along border with Nepal, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 26/12/2017)

Geopolitical romanticism: Nepal should see both India and China from a creative, geo-cultural perspective where hostility is given no place, by Abhi Subedi (kp 24/12/2017)

Dissecting the BRI: The potential benefits are juxtaposed with concerns stemming from contrasting political winds of the dragon and the tiger, by Sandesh Paudyal and Binaya Bogati (rep 21/12/2017)

‘China committed to helpingneighbours in every sector’ (kp 20/12/2017)

Oli and co visit Rasuwagadhi border point, by Balram Ghimire (kp 20/12/2017)

Chinese president may visit Nepal in March (ht 19/12/2017)

The foreign hand: Nepal dislikes intervention and appreciates a ‘hands-off’ approach when it comes to its internal affairs, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 15/12/2017)

Chinese investors scout for opportunities in Lumbini, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 15/12/2017)

Who won: India or China? Having secured a mandate to rule for next five years, no one should be surprised if new Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli makes a concerted effort to improve frayed ties with India, by Biswas Baral (rep 14/12/2017)

Dealing With Neighbours, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 13/12/2017)

Ministries fail to submit project proposals for BRI (kp 11/12/2017)

MoF issues 5-day deadline to submit BRI project proposals (kp 27/11/2017)

Border with China sealed for 72 hrs (kp 24/11/2017)

When giants clash: Cancellation of Budhi Gandaki did not go down well in Beijing. So why was Chinese envoy at such pains to talk up good relations with Nepal?, by Biswas Baral (rep 23/11/2017), Chinese worried about Nepal’s frequent regime change and policy inconsistency, interview with Bhaskar Koirala (rep 23/11/2017)

Conflict in Himalayas: Economic opportunities availed by China’s BRI could help make societies more conflict-resilient, by Renaud Meyer and Laurence Brahm (rep 19/11/2017)

Envoy Yu lays emphasis on Nepal-China relations, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/11/2017)

Chinese team to hold railway studies (kp 07/11/2017)

West Seti hydropower project: NEA, CTGC to hold final talks to form Joint Venture firm, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/11/2017)

Xi and Nepal: Ever since Xi came to power in 2013, the Chinese have been more forceful in pursuing their agendas in Nepal, by Biswas Baral (rep 03711/2017)

China willing to support Nepal’s tourism, agriculture development (kp 01/11/2017)

China South Asia Expo in Kathmandu on Nov 2-5 (rep 23/10/2017)

Equidistance is fantasy: Nepal has deep-rooted ties with India, and China will never be able to take its place, by Biranchi Paudyal (kp 18/10/2017)

All Eyes on CPC Conclave, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/10/2017), China closes Rasuwagadhi border for six days , By Himnath Devkota (rep 18/10/2017)

Beyond the handshake: Leader of a rising world power, Xi would want to leave global footprint, but can Nepal grab the opportunity?, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 16/10/2017)

Rasuwagadhi checkpoint at risk of landslides, by Him Nath Devkota (rep 15/10/2017)

Made in Nepal: Nepali Congress President Deuba knows better than anyone else that China these days does not have to pick favorites among the Nepali political actors, by Biswas Baral (rep 12/10/2017)

‘Nepal committed to implement BRI’ (kp 09/10/2017)

The Mandarin trail: We should urgently promote Chinese language to deepen soft power ties between China and Nepal, by Laxmi Sapkota (rep 09/10/2017)

Imports via Rasuwagadhi soar 51 percent in 2mths, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 27/09/2017)

Govt asked to scrap Budhi Gandaki deal with Chinese firm: Two parliamentary panels jointly direct government to scrap contract with the China Gezhouba  Group Corporation, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/09/2017), Govt told to scrap Budhigandaki deal with Chinese contractor (ht 26/09/2017)

China expects to become Nepal’s key stakeholder: Ambassador Yu (kp 25/09/2017)

China’s Nepal Policy & BRI Prospects, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 24/09/2017)

Govt’s preparation for China connectivity ‘inadequate’, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/09/2017)

Nepal-China border talks inconclusive: The two sides discussed on opening up 13 border points to ease the connectivity (kp 21/09/2017)

Meeting to finalise TTA protocol only after elections (ht 19/09/2017)

Newly opened highway links China with Nepal (kp 19/09/2017)

Post-Doklam blues: The war of words between the two rising global stars, nuclear powers and Asian giants continues to be a matter of great concern for Nepal, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 17/09/2017)

Over 500 trucks stranded in Kerung due to tighter security, by Balram Ghimire (kp 16/09/2017)

Building Mutual Trust In China-India Ties, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 15/09/2017)

Chinese investors show interest to invest in Lumbini, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 14/09/2017)

Gorkha locals flock to Tibetan market to purchase food items, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 12/09/2017)

China-Nepal-India Economic Corridor, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 11/09/2017), Project selection for BRI funding goes on: Team headed by finance secretary preparing  projects to be forwarded  to the Chinese side, by Anil Giri (kp 11/08/2017)

Internet connection thru China in testing phase, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 11/09/2017)

Nepal establishes Consulate General Office in Guangzhou: Nepali businessmen say it will further trade activities between the two countries (kp 11/09/2017)

Imports via Rasuwagadhi customs double (ht 09/09/2017)

Belt and road initiative: China looks askance at Nepal’s commitments; Officials say words must be translated into action, the sooner the better, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/09/2017), MoU on mechanism for energy cooperation (kp 08/09/2017)

Mahara off to China on six-day visit (ht 07/09/2017), DPM Mahara meets top Chinese leaders (ht 08/09/2017), Nepal, China to expedite cross-border railway, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 08/09/2017), Connectivity means a lot to Nepal: Mahara (ht 09/09/2017)

BRI Implementation: Nepal Should Overcome Obstacles, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 06/09/2017), Changing tide: Chinese experts have already warned that India could cite security concerns to derail BRI projects in Nepal, by Abhijit Sharma (rep 06/09/2017)

Budhi Gandaki listed as component of BRI, by Binod Ghimire and Bibek Subedi (kp 05/09/2017)

Mahara to leave for China on Wednesday (kp 04/09/2017)

Love thy neighbours: Strategically-located Nepal needs to establish mechanisms to capitalise on its strengthened bilateral ties, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 03/09/2017)

Carefully on China: We should have sought to improve ties with China from a position of strength, not gone to Beijing with begging bowl when India decided to tighten the screws, by Biswas Baral (rep 31/08/2017)

Rasuwagadhi-Kerung becomes int’l crossing point (kp 31/08/2017)

Booming tourism aids Tibet’s green growth (kp 31/08/2017)

Govt awaiting response from China on three road projects (ht 30/08/2017)

100 get scholarships to study in China (kp 27/08/2017)

Nepal-China ties ‘figured prominently’ in PM Deuba’s Delhi engagements, by Anil Giri (kp 26/09/2017)

Doklam clouds over Nepal: After the border blockade and recent floods in Tarai, partly attributable to India-built roads and dams, there are very few intellectuals in Nepal who are ready to take up India’s cause, by Biswas Baral (rep 24/08/2017)

PM Deuba will have to demonstrate independence in Nepal’s foreign policy, interview with Mahesh Maskey (kp 21/08/2017)

Nepal-bound cargo stranded in India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/08/2017)

Sabre-rattling in the HimalayasNepal should develop a policy that addresses the interests of China and India while protecting its own interests first, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 18/08/2017)

Duty-free access for Nepali products sought (ht 17/08/2017)

PM: Nepal committed to past deals with China (kp 17/08/2017), Trans-himalayan handshake: China and Nepal should move ahead with trans-Himalayan development, with or without India, by Hu Shisheng (kp 17/08/2017)

Nepal, China sign three pacts: Two sides formalise 1 billion RMB (Rs16 billion) Chinese aid for reconstruction of the Kodari Highway announced in 2015, by Anil Giri (kp 16/08/2017), Nepal, China sign three crucial agreements (ht 16/08/2017)

Inland Clearance Depot construction delayedChinese consultant submits incomplete design for Timure ICD (ht 16/08/2017)

Nepali, Chinese companies sign deals worth $21.165m, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/08/2017)

Chinese Vice-premier’s Nepal Visit, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 14/08/2017), Chinese vice-premier arrives (ht 15/08/2017), Chinese Vice-premier Wang Yang returns home (ht 18/08/2017)

Experts say Doklam standoff opens avenue for Nepal to settle its boundary issues: Experts say Nepal has a perfect opportunity to raise its boundary issues, as Kathmandu will be hosting two high-profile guests from the south and the north in the coming week, by Anil Giri (kp 10/08/2017)

Tibet Airlines starts Chengdu-KTM flights (kp 09/08/2017)

‘Nepal won’t take sides on China-India row’, by Anil Giri (kp 08/08/2017)

‘Nepal committed to One-China policy’ (ht 04/08/2017)

Neighbourhood Policy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 02/08/2017)

‘Nepal-China relations have stood the test of time’ 8ht 02/08/2017)

Chinese vice premier arriving on Aug 14 (ht 02/08/2017)

Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point: Nepal, China trade set to normalise soon (kp 01/08/2017)

Nepal-China Diplomatic Ties, by Dipendra Gautam (rn 01/08/2017)

Draft of transit protocol with China finalised (ht 31/07/2017)

Rasuwagadhi awaits infra development, by Balaram Ghimire (kp 28/07/2017)

Equidistance or asymmetry? (nt 28/07/2017)

Nepal to receive Chinese internet bandwidth from Aug (ht 25/07/2017)

Doklam deterrent for Nepal: China apparently has the best interest of Nepal at heart, while India is forever scheming to undermine our sovereignty and territorial integrity, by Biswas Baral (rep 24/07/2017)

Korala port process gathers momentum, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/07/2017)

MoC concludes feasibility study of FTA with China, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/07/2017)

Track opened to link Taplejung with China border (kp 22/07/2017), Taplejung connected with China via road (kp 23/07/2017)

Reassuring the neighbours: Our parties need to formulate a clear strategy to address ties between China, India and Nepal, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 23/07/2017)

Nepal, China trade halted due to landslide, by Krishna Thapa (kp 22/07/2017)

Asia’s Rejuvenation Through The BRI, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 21/07/2017)

Beyond borders: Nepal should make a convincing case for the  establishment of AIIB’s headquarters in Lumbini, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 21/07/2017)

Thucydides trap: Blame or claim, by Atindra Dahal (ht 20/07/2017)

Nepali language study expanding in Chinese universities, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 18/07/2017)

Maoists for requesting China to generate 5,000 MW of hydropower, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/07/2017)

Squeezed in the Himalaya: Nepal and Bhutan find themselves in a tight spot as Sino-Indian tensions grow, by Sean Shoemaker (nt 14/07/2017), The Himalayan thaw (nt 14/07/2017)

Fasten your Belts: The gung-ho excitement over BRI needs to be tempered with Nepal’s own realist ability to propose win-win projects under it, by John Narayan Parajuli (rep 12/07/2017)

Nepal-China trade route via Korala: Govt agencies in Mustang get lands to build office facilities, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 07/07/2017)

The BRI trap: Regardless of whether Nepal will benefit from the Chinese initiative, it was compelled to be a part of it, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/07/2017)

Veep leaving for China today (kp 04/07/2017), Vice President Pun leaves for China (kp 05/07/2017), BRI crucial for better links with China: Vice Prez Pun (kp 07/07/2017)

Nepal to seek access to two land, three sea ports in China: Proposal to be put on the table ‘very soon’, says ministry official; An early deal on the protocol on the TTA willensure landlocked Nepal’s early trade diversification with the third countries , by Sanjeev Giri (kp 03/07/2017)

Nepal’s non-alignment: Nepal expects both neighbours to understand that it is walking a tight rope while dealing with them, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 02/07/2017)

Nepal to be connected with Chinese internet in August, by Ashim Neupane (rep 02/07/2017)

High-level Nepali visit at Gansu trade fair likely, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 01/07/2017)

OBOR initiative: Its implications for Nepal, by Surya Bhakta Pokharel and Bishnu Prasad Bhandari (ht 29/06/2017)

3 panels to work on BRI projects: Finance secretary will coordinate and facilitate the selection of projects and forward the concept to the foreign secretary, who will do further work (kp 28/06/2017)

Contest between giants: Managing growing Indian and Chinese interests will be a major foreign policy challenge for Nepal in the days ahead, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/07/2017)

Nepal’s Posture Over BRI, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 24/06/2017)

Nepal-China meeting: Opening avenues; The eleventh meeting of the Diplomatic Consultation Mechanism between Nepal and China has concluded with positive notes (sp 23/06/2017)

China to reopen Tatopani after reconstruction (rep 21/06/2017)

Equidistance revisited: Equidistance indicates maneuvering of small states like Nepal while dealing with big powers like India and China, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 21/06/2017)

Nepal, China to dwell on BRI, past deals (kp 20/06/2017), Nepal-China consultation mechanism to hold meeting (ht 20/06/2017), China seeks proposals
on projects under BRI: Calls on Nepal to suggest other areas of cooperation from Beijing
(kp 21/06/2017)

OBOR for all: Chinese version of globalization retains features of both hard and soft power, by Dinesh Sapkota and Shankar Tiwari (rep 19/06/2017)

Indian, Chinese envoys call on PM Deuba: In the meetings, the ambassadors from India and China discussed the political situation in Nepal and various bilateral issues with Prime Minister Deuba (kp 17/06/2017)

Nepal-China trade fair kicks off at Korala (rep 16/06/2017)

Deuba’s Indian china: Deuba’s pro-West image, in the reckoning of some, makes it difficult for China to trust the new prime minister with OBOR, by Biswas Baral (rep 15/06/2017)

OBOR can be a model project of the century: FNCCI President (rep 15/06/2017)

China to rebuild Nuwakot Durbar from next fiscal year, by Krishna Thapa (kp 08/06/2017)

Himalayan feat: Pushpa Kamal Dahal adeptly kept balanced ties with India and China during his second term, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/06/2017)

OBOR signing cements ties with China: Mahara (kp 07/06/2017)

Nepal, China sign deal to build mega 1,200MW hydro project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/06/2017), Govt signs MoU with CGGC to develop Budhigandaki project (ht 05/06/2017)

China’s Belt And Road Initiative, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 03/06/2017)

OBOR And Development Opportunities, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 02/06/2017)

Kodari ROAD will reopen soon: Minister for commerce (kp 02/06/2017)

Work on Larcha dry port to resume post monsoon: The port in Larcha is the only dry port on Nepal-China border (kp 02/06/2017)

Milestone in Nepali-China ties: Excitement over OBOR aside, India will continue to remain a vital partner for Nepal, by Som P. Pudasaini (kp 30/05/2017)

What China wants: Never in their over 3,000 years of written history have the Chinese aspired to rule over distant lands, by Biswas Baral (rep 29/05/2017)

NATTA signs agreement to promote tourism in China (kp 27/05/2017)

‘Nepalis eager for OBOR implementation’ (kp 26/05/2017), Silk Road euphoria: Nepal’s preoccupation with domestic affairs has prevented  it from moving ahead and joining the rest of the world, by Aditya Baral (kp 6/05/2017)

Night train to Beijing: Rail connectivity with China, if it gets India’s approval, will boost economic growth and reduce income inequalities in the region, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 25/05/2017)

Tatopani border closure: Hundreds of youths leave country after losing jobs, businesses, by Anish Tiwari  (kp 24/05/2017)

Not smooth as silk: Indian reservations over OBOR may mean a lost chance for India, Nepal and China, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 24/05/2017)

Over to OBOR: The ‘One Belt, One Road’ is a multifaceted scheme to replace Washington Consensus with Beijing Consensus, by CK Lal (rep 22/05/2017)

Nepal, China to construct cross-border SEZ: A joint committee to be formed soon to finalise operation, business modality (ht 20/05/2017)

Dark clouds over Asia: Disputes, distrust and an arms race threaten to disrupt economic growth in the region, by Suresh C. Chalise (kp 19/05/2017)

“Nepal in talks with China to build $8 bln cross-border rail link” (ht 15/05/2017), China agrees to provide financial assistance for cross-border railway link, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 15/05/2017), Fact and fiction: OBOR membership is a desperate attempt of Nepali government to establish its nationalist credentials by appearing close to China, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 15/05/2017) [?], Nepal proposes China for road, rail links (kp 16/05/2017), Nepal, China designate focal persons to expedite cross-border railway project, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 16/05/2017), Train of thought: The train will bring cheap Chinese goods. But will we then send it back empty on its return leg?, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 16/05/2017), The great deal of China: BRI offers great opportunities but only if Nepal is strategic enough (kp 18/05/2017)

BRI To Boost Nepal-China Relation, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 15/05/2017)

Nepal to sign framework deal on OBOR, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2017), Nepal decides to sign ambitious Chinese OBOR project (ht 09/05/2017), China’s OBOR: Pain or gain?, by Atindra Dahal (ht 10/05/2017), Nepal, China to ink deal on OBOR today: Agreement signing follows months of confusion and negotiations (kp 12/05/2017), Nepal, China sign deal on OBOR (kp 13/05/2017), OBOR deal lays ground for further Nepal-China cooperation, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 13/05/2017), Into the unknown: Will Nepal act only as a bridge to ferry goods between China and South Asia, or will its exports also be facilitated on preferential basis?, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 13/05/2017), DPM Mahara-led delegation in Beijing (ht 14/05/2017), India could cite its security concerns to derail OBOR projects, interview with Hu Shisheng (kp 15/05/2017), India skips China’s Silk Road summit, warns of “unsustainable” debt (ht 15/05/2017), China’s silk road plan: Xi raps protectionism amid some concerns (kp 16/05/2017)

Bandwidth supply from China delayed (kp 08/05/2017)

Closed Rasuwa border likely to open today (kp 02/05/2017)

Nepal to accept presence of Chinese banks: Official (kp 01/05/2017)

DPM Mahara to represent Nepal in OBOR meeting: Two other ministers in the delegation to Beijing, by Anil Giri (kp 28/04/2017)

Nepal-China consultative meet today (kp 27/04/2017)

Prospects From China's Initiative, by Upendra Gautam (rn 25/04/2017)

Need to cash in on China’s outbound boom stressed (kp 20/04/2017)

China provides 11 types of poll materials: EC purhcases indelible ink on its own (rep 18/04/2017)

Sino-Nepali military drill from Sunday: NA (kp 14/04/2017), Nepal-China joint military drill from Sunday (kp 14/04/2017), 10-day Nepal, China joint army drill starts today (kp 16/04/2017), Nepal, China joint drill begins (kp 17/04/2017), Nepal-China joint military training concludes (rep 26/04/2017)

Three Nepalis rescued from China (kp 13/04/2017)

China provides stationery, other materials worth Rs 144 million for local level elections (ht 13/04/2017)

Nepal’s Ties With India, China, by Madhavji Shrestha (kp 12/04/2017)

OBOR for Nepal: China may have a hidden motive behind its OBOR. But we should not hesitate to take advantage of this initiative for that reason alone, by Rabindra Adhikari (rep 05/04/2017), Silk Road, here we come: The One Belt, One Road Initiative will expand Nepal’s trade horizons tremendously, by Pawan Roy and Saurav Raj Pant (kp 07/04/2017)

Missed opportunity: Prime Minister Dahal shouldn’t have gone on to Beijing from BOAO when his counterpart was absent, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/04/2017)

Nepal-China Ties On Track?, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 04/04/2017)

Construction of road to Tibet to begin (kp 02/04/2017)

Climate cocktail: Could China be thinking of dovetailing OBOR with the UN’s SDGs in Nepal?, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 31/03/2017)

PM's Visit And Nepal-China Ties, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 29/03/2017), PM in Lhasa, returning today (kp 29/03/2017), Dahal visit improved relations: Chinese experts, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 30/03/2017)

China pledges Rs 136m assistance for local polls:  PM says he ‘had open and candid discussion with Chinese president’; Two leaders hold talks on important issues related to bilateral interest, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2017)

Belt and Road platform to promote Nepal pashmina (kp 27/03/2017), Chinese president presses for execution of past pacts: Promisses PM Dahal Rs 40 million for local level polls, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 28/03/2017)

Nepal and geopolitics: No small concern; Some Chinese scholars openly claim that Nepal’s strategic location provides an advantage to China, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 27/03/2017)

Chinese defence minister returns, India army chief arriving Tuesday (kp 26/03/2017)

Prachanda’s China Visit, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 24/03/2017), ‘Nothing official about it!’ (kp 24/03/2017), Visit important in furthering ties: PM (kp 24/03/2017), Dahal, Xi ‘may finalise’ text on OBOR: Nepal has expressed reservations about free trade and financial transactions proposed by China, by Anil Giri (kp 24/03/2017), Nepal keen to be involved in OBOR, PM tells Chinese minister (ht 24/04/2017), PM expresses support to Xi’s OBOR project (kp 25/03/2017), ‘Reopening of Tatopani border China’s priority’ (kp 25/03/2017), Nepal seeks Chinese support for Rasuwa-Lumbini railway (ht 25/03/2017), Dahal for speeding up implementation of deals with China (kp 26/03/2017), PM stresses inclusive globalisation at Boao: Invites Asian business community to invest in various sectors in Nepal (kp 26/03/2017), PM seeks free market access for benefits of globalisation (ht 26/03/2017), PM: Partnership with China can change our economic landscape (kp 27/03/2017)

Optical fibre link with China delayed till May (ht 23/03/2017)

Spooked by China: Today India is ready to do just about anything to disrupt China’s relations with the smaller South Asian states, by Pamir Gautam (rep 23/03/2017)

TTA protocol held up due to govt, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/03/2017), No major deal likely during PM’s China visit: Nepal to submit official response on OBOR, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/03/2017), It’s official: No deals will be signed with Beijing; Some crucial bilateral issues will be discussed: Mahat (kp 23/03/2017), Tatopani border reopening one of key agendas: PM (kp 23/03/2017), Confused character: PM Dahal and his govt’s approach to deepening ties with China has been lackadaisical (kp 23/03/2017), Nepal ready to sign OBOR, other major deals: Mahat; Cites ‘technical reasons’ for failure to ink any deal during PM visit (rep 23/03/2017)

China Is A Friend, Not A Card, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 22/03/2017)

Chinese defence minister arriving on a three-day visit tomorrow (22/03/2017), China pledges Rs 3b support to Nepal Army: Chang, Khand discuss joint military exercises, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/03/2017), Nepal for joint military exercise with focus on disaster mgmt: China pledges Rs 300 million aid to Nepal Army (rep 24/03/2017)

Dahal to meet Xi in Beijing on March 27, by Anil Giri (kp 21/03/2017)

China proposes to construct cross-border transmission line, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/03/2017)

Chinese defense minister visiting Nepal next week: OBOR and Maritime Silk Road major agenda, by Deepak Kharel (rep 15/03/2017), OBOR to India: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is visiting China now because he wants to avoid the OBOR Summit being held in Beijing in May, by Biswas Baral (rep 16/03/2017), Officials say headway on OBOR, TTA unlikely, by Anil Giri (kp 18/03/2017), Sign OBOR MoU Or Get Left Aside, by Nadalal Tiwari (rn 20/03/2017), Will it happen? PM Dahal is in no position to agree to join China’s OBOR initiative or even for review of the 1960 Nepal-China friendship treaty, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 20/03/2017), PM’s China call: Nepal likely to pledge on OBOR (ht 21/03/2017)

Dahal prepares to visit China for BOAO conference, by Anil Giri (kp 14/03/2017), PM to visit BOAO from March 23 to 26: Meeting with Xi likely on sidelines; Beijing trip uncertain (ht 16/03/2017)

Our basic needs first: China will lose goodwill in Nepal if it prioritises OBOR over other agreed issues, by Uddhab P. Pyakurel (kp 10/03/2017)

Aid in pre-1990 Nepal: Both India and China have contributed to the building of infrastructure, seemingly with a mind to serve their interests, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 08/03/2017)

OBOR: Economic or strategic? Nepal could join OBOR for the strategic purpose of asserting her sovereign rights and for enacting her policy of equidistance, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 07/03/2017)

Poll body seeks support from India and China: The Election Commission says it has sought support from the neighbouring countries to prevent a lengthy procurement  procedure, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/03/2017)

Border checkpoint neglected (ht 05/03/2017)

Travel ban to be lifted in northern regions (kp 04/03/2017)

China completes first phase of Araniko Highway repair project (kp 04/03/2017), China hands over Araniko Highway after repair (ht 04/03/2017)

Consulate office opening in Guangzhou in final phase (kp 03/03/2017)

‘Routes to China must for trade boost’, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/03/2017)

NCCCI holds 14th AGM (rep 01/03/2017)

Chinese envoy calls on PM (kp 01/03/2017)

Nepal to sign OBOR MoU with China soon: PM, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 27/02/2017)

China welcomes election date announcement (kp 22/02/2017)

Chinese ambassador appreciates Nepal’s stand on One China policy (kp 18/02/2017)

Tibetan Losar celebration in capital (rep 17/02/2017)

Water diplomacy: Nepal can work with China and India to develop river management infrastructure, by Pramod Aryal (kp 16/02/2017)

Trump jitters: Nepal’s ties with neighbours India and China could be affected by shifts in US policy, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 14/02/2017)

Prospects and challenges: While implementing ‘One Belt One Road,’ emerging global power will face obstacles from the current global power, by Devendra Gautam (rep 14/02/2017), Nepal dillydallying on OBOR since Oli's ouster as PM: Project would entail huge grants for infrastructure; Delay rousing China's suspicions; Eperts argue for more homework (rep 15/02/2017)

China-granted induction stoves to be sold (ht 11/02/2017)

South Asian corridor: China’s OBOR initiative can power the growth of Asia and the world in the next two to three decades, by Aditya Baral (kp 07/02/2017)

China urged to reopen Tatopani checkpoint (kp 04/02/2017), Survey of Tatopani infrastructure for resuming trade with China, by Anish Tiwari (kp 05/02/2017)

From yam to bridge: China’s One Belt One Road initiative presents great opportunities for Nepal due its strategic location, by Li Tao (kp 03/02/2017)

Mitigating risks of a military approach: The Nepal-China joint military exercise probably serves  Chinese interests, but does it do the same for Nepal?, by Bhoj Raj Poudel and Rupak Sapkota (kp 31/01/2017)

Proletarianism to globalism: Modi has done on the subcontinent what Trump has done at the global level: vacate the leadership position for China, by Achyut Wagle (kp 30/01/2017)

Debunking a few myths: Nepal was never a buffer state, and China and India prefer maritime routes for trade, by Madan Shahi (kp 29/01/2017)

Integrated check point at Rashuwagadi: Govt expedites construction (kp 27/01/2017)

Bridge to where? We should convince our neighbors that Nepal doesn’t see trilateral cooperation as a strategic concept, but as an economic and socio-cultural phenomenon, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 26/01/2017)

Old connections and new opportunities: Security-centric view about borders must change as India grapples with market-related issues and opportunities, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 25/01/2017)

Chinese private firm makes debut in Nepali hydropower sector, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 23/01/2017)

Businesses along Arniko Highway suffer due to Chinese border closure: Officially, Chinese government has cited geographical  vulnerability of Khasa as  the reason for shutting  down the trade route, by Anish Tiwari (kp 21/01/2017)

Chinese delegation meets Maoist Centre leaders (kp 20/01/2017)

With China Nepal Loses Nothing But Chains, by Upendra Gautam (rn 19/01/2017)

Three’s a crowd: From New Delhi’s perspective, the OBOR is Beijing’s strategic muscle-flexing in Asia aimed at strengthening ‘string of pearls’ to encircle India, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rep 19/01/2017)

Members of Chinese think tanks in Capital (kp 17/01/2017), ‘Nepal, China all-weather friends’ (kp 18/01/2017), China-Nepal symposium concludes: The two-day conference discussed various aspects of Sino-Nepal relations and one-belt-one-road initiative introduced by China (kp 19/01/2017)

West Seti hydropower project: Nepal, China put initials on joint venture pact, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 17/01/2017)

NAC to take delivery of Chinese planes, finally: An NAC team led by Poshak Gnawali, director of the Engineering Maintenance Department, left for China on Sunday to take  delivery of a 56-seater MA60 and a 17-seater Y12e (kp 17/01/2017)

Operation of Nepal-China optical fibre link likely from Feb (ht 14/01/2017)

Chinese envoy Yu meets UML leader: Says constitution amendment  is internal matter of Nepal; Pledges to work to  materialise bilateral  agreements reached between Nepal  and China (kp 13/01/2017)

The real danger is when both India and China conclude Nepal is a burden, interview with Nischalnath Pandey (rep 12/01/2017)

West Seti hydro project: Chinese team arrives in Nepal (kp 12/01/2017)

Nepal expects fillip from tourism promo in China: Nepal has witnessed constant growth in Chinese tourist arrivals since June 2009 (kp 07/01/2017)

China fights back: China too is now starting to cultivate its own competing group of politicians, bureaucrats and security personnel in Nepal, by Biswas Baral (rep 07/01/2017)

China-Nepal bilateral relations: After reports of abuse on social media, fewer Nepali women are getting married to Chinese men, by Pan Lan (nt 06/01/2017)

First Nepal-China Joint Military Drill, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 02/01/2017), Just another drill: The non- threatening joint exercise with China will send a message that Nepal Army knows what is best for it and that no single power can easily influence it, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 09/01/2017)

Smuggling of medicinal herbs to China on the rise (ht 31/12/2016)

Rasuwagadhi becoming a ‘new transit for gold smuggling’ (kp 30/12/2016)

China to provide Rs 15.7bn assistance (ht 30/12/2016)

Nepal and China to stage joint military exercise (kp 30/12/2016)

Nepal, China agree to manage Rasuwagadhi-Kerung border point: Two sides agree to ease cross-border trade,  heighten security and repair boundary pillars (kp 29/12/2016)

‘Govt sensitive about China ties’ (kp 29/12/2016), Due priority given to relations with China, says Foreign Minister Mahat, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/12/2016)

Dancing with the dragon: Dahal government hasn’t been able to handle the sensitivities of our northern neighbor with the seriousness the issue deserves, by Subhash Ghimire (rep 27/12/2016)

China issues travel restriction to Nepal: Move could be a major setback for Nepali tourism that was seeing gradual growth, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 24/12/2016), No restrictions on Chinese Tourists: Chinese embassy in Kathmandu has denied rumours of official restrictions on the travel of Chinese tourists to Nepal, by Qiu Tian and Pan Lan (nt 30/12/2016)

KMC, China’s Chengdu to become sister cities (kp 23/12/2016), Kathmandu and Chengdu become sister cities (kp 24/12/2016)

Tibetan team meets Nidhi (kp 23/12/2016)

China positive to open Tatopani check point (rep 23/12/2016)

PM Dahal inaugurates bridge over Hilsa River: The bridge over the Hilsa River in Mugu connects the mountainous district with China’s Tibet, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 21/12/2016), Hilsa bridge connects Karnali with China, by DB Buda (rep 26/12/2016)

Hanumandhoka Heritage inventory completed (kp 20/12/2016), Special puja organised for Kashthamandap, by Anup Ojha (kp 20/12/2016)

Beijing ready to open Kodari Highway: Li Qibao (kp 20/12/2016)

Senior CPC leader Liu arriving today (ht 18/12/2016), Take benefit from OBOR: Visting Chinese minister (kp 19/12/2016), Nepal-China need to work on understanding: Liu (ht 20/12/2016), Liu’s message: Room for improvement in relations, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/12/2016)

Silk Road bonanza: The Belt and Road Initiative advanced by China presents huge prospects for Nepal, by Aditya Baral (kp 16/12/2016)

Nepal-China trade goes online: Daigou sellers turn to WeChat and TaoBao to sell Nepali handicrafts in China, by Qiu Tian and Pan Lan (nt 16/12/2016)

NCC, Chinese team sign MoU to boost trade (kp 16/12/2016)

Book Penned by Xi Jinping: An Essential Reading For Nepal, by Upendra Gautam (kp 15/12/2016)

Senior chinese leader Liu arriving (kp 14/12/2016)

China’s efforts in Nepal can act as a bridge to India if suspicions are set aside, by Hu Weijia (rep 13/12/2016)

Govt accepts Rs 15.8b Chinese aid for reconstruction (rep 12/12/2016)

Policy Towards Neighbours, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 10/12/2016)

Chinese police offer relief to flood victims (kp 09/12/2016)

NT, China Telecom ink pact to deliver IP service in Nepal (ht 08/12/2016)

China builds road up  to Tiptala Bhanjyang, by Anand Gautam (kp 04/12/2016)

Betrawati-Rasuwagadhi-Kerung Trade Route: Token system introduced for containers; Road repair work in the Chinese side has affected movement: of containers: Officials, by Nirajan Paudel (rep 28/11/2016)

16 Tibetans caught hopping across border (kp 26/11/2016)

Trilateralism, RIP: Nowhere and at no time have India and China cooperated and coordinated strategy on third countries. Why would they in Nepal?, by Biswas Baral (rep 24/11/2016)

Chinese investment in SEZ yet to be decided (ht 21/11/2016)

Between the lines: Government needs to be able to decode properly the signals sent from Beijing, by Prem Raj Joshi (kp 20/11/2016)

Platform established to support OBOR initiative (ht 20/11/2016)

Chinese envoy calls on Mahara, Mahat (kp 19/11/2016), Chinese envoy sees VP, Nidhi (kp 22/11/2016)

Paudyal assumes office in Beijing (kp 19/11/2016)

Nepal-China transit talks to begin in Lhasa today (kp 16/11/2016), Nepal, China to hold talks on transit pact (ht 16/11/2016), China to let Nepal use Tibet roads: Official says facility will make it easier for Nepal to reach supplies to Humla and Olangchunggola for example (kp 18/11/2016), Transit-transport talks with China positive, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 19/11/2016), Nepal-China transit treaty protocol to be finalised in March (ht 24/11/2016)

Prosperous Nepal-China Border, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 16/11/2016)

Ministry’s laxity delays NA barracks construction in Korala, by Binod Tripathi (kp 13/11/2016)

Envoy Paudyal given ministerial rank (kp 12/11/2016)

Nepal urges China to ease fuel import: The request was made by a visiting Nepali delegation  to Chinese State Minister for Industry and Commerce Chang Mao in Beijing (kp 12/11/2016)

PM makes a pitch for broader trans-Himalayan cooperation (kp 11/10/2016), ‘Investment required in infrastructure’: Prime Minister emphisises developing Nepal as transit corridor for regional trade (ht 10/11/2016)

Making new inroads: China has been trying to woo South Asia in much the same way that it has successfully wooed other neighbouring regions, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 09/11/2016)

New Chinese envoy arrives (kp 08/11/2016)

China questions Nepal’s commitment to ‘One China’ policy, by Kosh Raj Koirala (08/11/2016), ‘I didn’t meet any Tibetan leader in Goa’ (kp 09/11/2016), ‘Committed to one-China policy’: Deuba dismisses reports that he met Tibetan leaders in Goa, by Sarin Gjimire (kp 10/11/2016), Photo shows Deuba with Tibetan leader (kp 11/11/2016), Deuba's photo morphed, says NC: Party reiterates commitment to one-China policy, Panchasheel (ht 12/11/2016)

Crucial Nepal-China trade road too risky, by Niranjan Paudel (rep 08/11/2016)

Nepal to raise BRB harassment issue: Bhattarai has also called for a resolution of the matter through the diplomatic channel to ensure that such  incidents are not repeated in future (kp 07/11/2016)

Govt to allow NTL to start petro trade with China (ht 07/11/2016)

Environmental data sharing top priority, says envoy (ht 07/11/2016)

MoU signed to boost Nepal-China trade (kp 03/11/2016)

Pleasant surprise: The chance trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Brics Summit was very fruitful; Prime Minister Dahal emphasised that efforts had been made to strengthen bilateral relations with India and China while maintaining high-level diplomatic norms, by Rishi Raj Adhikari (kp 31/10/2016)

Upadhyay, Paudyal appointed envoys to India and China (kp 30/10/2016)

Nepal, China meeting to develop protocol of trade, transit treaty (ht 25/10/2016)

Protocol on transit transport pact: Nepali team to visit China in Nov first week, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/10/2016)

PM says Nepal wants to be part of China’s OBOR plan (kp 22/10/2016)

Going from red to green: China’s strategy for a clean energy future holds important lessons for Nepal, by Smriti Basnet (nt 21/10/2016)

Chinese investors keen to invest in Nepal: Minister (ht 20/10/2016)

China expresses interest in ‘exploring trilateral cooperation’, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 19/10/2016), The green bridge: Nepal must make diplomatic efforts to revive the trade and romance of the Silk Road, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 19/10/2016), A triangular relationship: Shifting geopolitics is once more buffeting Nepal’s ties with India and China, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 21/10/2016), Tripartite tête-à-tête: If Nepal doesn't set its politics right it will continue to be treated as a footnote to history (nt 21/10/2016), Trilateral Co-operation In Limbo, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 22/10/2016)

Nepal-China Ties: Whirlwind Tour, by P. Kharel (rn 17/10/2016)

Khand: China lauds NA’s peacekeeping role (kp 17/10/2016)

Will Xi or won’t Xi? Hysteria over Jinping’s potential visit to Nepal sans preparations, by John Narayan Parakuli (kp 15/10/2016), Xi says ‘will visit Nepal at earliest convenience’: Nepali side expresses commitment to implement deals reached in past, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/10/2016), Xi stresses on unity for statute implementation (ht 16/01/2016) [In case of India, this would have been called 'intervention'!], Xi, Dahal stress connectivity (kp 17/10/2016) [What on earth does this mean?], Govt claims neighbours positive on trilateral co-op: Prime Minister Dahal’s secretariat says the meeting of the three leaders was scheduled at Nepal’s request, by Anil Giri (kp 17/10/2016), A go-ahead in Goa: Connectivity holds the key to trilateral cooperation among Nepal, India and China (kp 17/10/2016), 'Nepal wants to be dynamic bridge between India, China'; China always supportive of Nepal's national integrity: Xi (rep 17/10/2016), PM describes meeting with Modi and Xi as ‘rare and pleasant’ (kp 18/10/2016), Trilateral meeting talk gets sceptics (kp 19/10/2016)

Dahal to meet Xi at BRICS (kp 14/10/2016), At BRICS, Dahal and Xi to dwell on high-level visits: Talks on implementation of past deals also on cards, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/10/2016)

Yu to succeed Wu as China’s ambassador to Nepal (kp 07/10/2016)

Finance Secy-level meet after BRICS, China hints (kp 04/10/2016)

Chinese investors show interest in Nepal Special Economic Zone (ht 01/10/2016)

Advantage China: With SAARC, a perfect platform for India to establish its preeminence in South Asia, on the brink, all that the Chinese have to do is bide time, by Biswas Baral (rep 01/10/2016)

Beijing floats ‘Border Economic Zones’ idea (kp 29/09/2016)

Will meet Chinese prez at BRICS Summit: PM, by Anil Giri (kp 27/09/2016)

Give me a reason: With no substantial bilateral deal in the offing, and Kathmandu inching closer to New Delhi, there was no reason for Chinese president to come, by Biswas Baral (rep 15/09/2016)

China ‘in touch’ with Nepal about Xi’s visit (kp 13/09/2016)

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