Diplomacy

Nuclear proliferation caused by AUKUS will make the world sweat in the face of teetering security

Exactly one year ago, Australia, the UK and the US jointly unveiled the creation of their enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS.” Under their deal, London and Washington agreed to help Canberra build and operate Australia’s own fleet of nuclear-propelled submarines. One year on, as AUKUS is propagandized to respond to a so-called threat that does not exist at all, …

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MCC: A machine that is distinguishing Nepal !

By Khin Zaw Win Myanmar Scholar The passage of the MCC agreement has been one of the hottest topics in Nepal this year. It has been a highly controversial topic in its own right for many years, as many people opposed its signing. But there are some people in the country who have fallen into the trap of the United …

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Modi, Putin to discuss Russian-Indian cooperation in UN, G20 during SCO summit

Moscow [Russia], Sept. 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Uzbekistan on September 15 and 16 to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit where he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both leaders will discuss Russian-Indian cooperation within the UN and G20 during the SCO summit, Presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters Tuesday. “A conversation on the …

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Chinese leader Li to meet President Bhandari today

Kathmandu, Sept 14 : Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, Li Zhanshu, is paying a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 4 pm today. Similarly, the Chinese delegation led by Li is scheduled to make an on-site observation tour of the post-earthquake reconstruction projects …

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The signing of the MCC and the death of the Queen

By Nirmal P. Acharya This past week, the biggest international news was the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch whose rule spanned seven decades. Today, as I walked into the Ambassador Hotel for a cup of afternoon tea, the British Embassy right across the street from our Narayanhiti Palace, reminded me of the state visits the Queen …

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Xi to attend SCO summit in first foreign visit since pandemic, showing ‘focus on neighborhood diplomacy’

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the 22nd meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in his first foreign visit since the COVID-19 pandemic, and inject more Chinese wisdom to the SCO which remains cohesive and attractive to potential new members by advocating equity, justice and true …

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China, Japan are partners, pose no threat to each other: Wang Yi

China and Japan are partners and pose no threat to each other, and the political consensus should be implemented in policies, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday while making the remarks in a video speech to a forum held on Monday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations. The remarks …

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Anti-US base incumbent governor wins reelection in Okinawa, may hamper Kishida’s security strategy, Japan-US security alliance

Okinawa’s incumbent governor Denny Tamaki, the opposition-backed candidate who firmly opposes the relocation of a US military base on the southern island, won a second term in the prefecture’s gubernatorial election on Sunday. The election result reflects local people’s unchanged repugnance for the heavy and prolonged US troop presence and the anxiety of being dragged into tensions across the Taiwan …

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Stop MCC from making Nepal a playground of big powers’ competition

Khin Zaw Win Myanmar Scholar As a small country sandwiched between two rising powers China and India, Nepal is located in a sensitive geopolitical situation. King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the unifier of Nepal and the first monarch of the Kingdom of Nepal, described Nepal as a “Yam between two boulders”, referring to China on the North and India (The East India Company) to …

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Maoist Centre Chair Dahal and Chinese leader Li hold talks

Kathmandu, Sept 13 : A delegation led by CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, Li Zhanshu, have held talks. Li is currently on an official visit to Nepal at the invitation of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota. …

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