The Left alliance’s Party Unification Coordination Committee is likely to form two joint task forces on January 9, to work on the unified party’s structure and political ideology, according to The Himalayan Times.
Hardnews looks back at its year-long in depth reporting on China. In April, we looked at the growing tension between between India and China after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. We provided a detailed account on the visit, its implications and China’s desperate need to co-opt Tibetan Buddhism. In July and August, in the backdrop of the Doklam stand-off, our reporters travelled to Nepal and Sri Lanka to ascertain the impact of the fallout on the neighbourhood.
Nepal’s oil import bill for October-November jumped 40 percent due to a surge in demand during the federal parliament and provincial assembly elections with candidates hitting the campaign trail in motor vehicles, helicopters and airplanes.
China is selling dreams for a price – greater influence over the Himalayan state
The 2015 Madhes blockade has changed the matrix of politics in this region of Nepal
With China taking greater interest in the internal politics of Nepal and funding several projects in the country, all eyes in the neighbourhood are on the Himalayan nation. However, as most of the projects awarded to Chinese firms lie in limbo and mired in cost-overrun, it is time that Kathmandu pauses to evaluate its engagement with the dragon
At no other time in the past were so many Nepalis so strongly anti-India and in favour of deeper engagement with China
Subindra Bogati Kathmandu
Nepalese still have harrowing memories of the damage that the 1962 war between China and India caused them. They do not want the Doklam stand-off to spin out of control
Abeer Kapoor Delhi
An unprepared Nepal has been blindsided by the glitter of proposed Chinese investments which could compromise its sovereignty
Hardnews Bureau Delhi
Could the Mahant of the Gorakhnath temple be the catalyst in bringing India and Nepal closer?
Abeer Kapoor Delhi