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  • Where countries are Tinderboxes and Facebook is a match

    Where countries are Tinderboxes and Facebook is a match

    MEDAMAHANUWARA: Past the end of a remote mountain road, down a rutted dirt track, in a concrete house that lacked running water but bristled with smartphones, 13 members of an extended family were glued to . And they were furious. A family member, a truck driver, had died after a beating the month before. It was a traffic dispute that […]

     
     
  • China‘s Xi Jinping says internet control key to stability

    China‘s Xi Jinping says internet control key to stability

    SHANGHAI: China must strengthen its grip on the internet to ensure broader social and economic goals are met, state news agency reported on Saturday citing comments from President , underlining a hardening attitude towards online content. Under Xi‘s rule, China has increasingly tightened its grip on the internet, concerned about losing influence and control over a younger generation who are […]

     
     
  • Over 50 Chinese-made aircraft delivered to Belt and Road countries: Report

    Over 50 Chinese-made aircraft delivered to Belt and Road countries: Report

    BEIJING: Over 50 Chinese-made aircraft, which can be used for both passenger and cargo transportation, have been delivered to eight Belt and Road countries, the planes‘ manufacturer said on Saturday. The latest two Y-12E aircraft were delivered on April 17 to Nepal, where they will be used for domestic short distance transportation, AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) Co Ltd […]

     
     
  • China moots India-Nepal-China economic corridor through Himalayas

    China moots India-Nepal-China economic corridor through Himalayas

    BEIJING: China on Wednesday proposed construction of India-Nepal-China economic corridor with multi-dimensional connectivity through the Himalayas as it seeks to expand its influence over the new Nepalese government headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, widely regarded as pro-Beijing. China‘s proposal came after visiting Nepalese foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held talks with his Chinese counterpart . “Let me […]

     
     
  • China to try to persuade Sushma Swaraj on China-Nepal-India corridor

    China to try to persuade Sushma Swaraj on China-Nepal-India corridor

    BEIJING: China is expected to try to persuade external affairs minister to revise New Delhiā€™s outlook towards its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and agree to an economic corridor between China, Nepal and India. Swaraj is due to visit China on April 22. The Chinese proposal is similar to the which includes a range of projects. New Delhi opposes the […]