Diplomacy

Philippines’ Marcos kicks off Vietnam visit with S.China Sea maritime cooperation in focus

More conflicts to rise if coast guard deal harms China’s interests: experts Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos left for Vietnam on Monday for a two-day state visit, which is anticipated to mainly focus on the agriculture sector and coast guard cooperation, against the backdrop of the tensions in the South China Sea provoked by Manila. Chinese experts said on Monday China …

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Experts worry nuclear arms race as US reportedly to station weapons in UK

After UK media reported over the weekend that the US plans to station nuclear weapons for the first time in 15 years in the UK amid the “increasing threat” from Russia, experts said the move will only trigger more turbulence in Europe and a potential nuclear arms race. The US plans to place the B61-12 gravity bomb, three times as …

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Progress of China-US talks on AI hinges on if US has right mind-set

In the evolving landscape of international relations, the collaboration between the US and China in the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, particularly with an emphasis on security concerns, emerges as a critical juncture that could significantly influence the stability of China-US ties. This issue gained prominence in November of last year when, during a landmark meeting in California, President …

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Wang-Sullivan meeting creates momentum for future progress in China-US ties, contention on Taiwan question to persist: experts

Senior Chinese and US diplomats Wang Yi and Jake Sullivan concluded meetings lasting more than 12 hours on Friday and Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand, which were characterized as “candid, substantive and fruitful” strategic communication on implementing the consensus reached by the two heads of state at the San Francisco summit. Chinese experts believe the latest talks signaled that both China …

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Compilation of essays on Nepal-Bangladesh relations launched

Kathmandu, Jan 28: The Nepali Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh and the Bangladesh-Nepal Friendship Society (BNFS) has held an essay competition on Nepal-Bangladesh relations. The Essay Competition received an overwhelming response with 306 essays submitted by the students from 84 public and private universities in Bangladesh. An eminent panel of judges meticulously evaluated the essays. Accordingly, Aanika Hasan from BRAC University, …

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BRI advocates cooperation, connectivity, not confrontation: Foreign Ministry

As the world enters a new period of turbulence and change, more people realize the epochal value and global significance of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The initiative promotes connectivity instead of decoupling or division, and pursues win-win cooperation instead of confrontation, a spokesperson from China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. The remarks came in response to a …

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China’s mutual visa exemption with Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand reflects a trend

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin recently announced that Thailand and China will sign a visa exemption agreement. Starting March 1, citizens of Thailand and China can travel between the two countries without a visa, with a maximum stay of 30 days. On Thursday, China and Singapore also signed a mutual visa exemption agreement, which will officially take effect on February …

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Wang Yi reiterates sensitivity of the Taiwan question in ‘candid, substantive and fruitful’ talks with Sullivan

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi held a new round of talks with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in Bangkok on Friday and Saturday, where the two sides engaged in “candid, substantive, and fruitful” strategic communication on implementing the consensus reached by the two heads of state at the San Francisco summit and properly handling important and sensitive issues relating …

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Xi urges China, France to jointly open up path of peace, progress for human development

As today’s world is once again at a critical crossroads, China and France should jointly open up a path of peace, security, prosperity and progress for human development, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Saturday. Xi made the remarks as he exchanged congratulations with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, on the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two …

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Chinese Vice Minister pays courtesy call on PM Dahal

Kathmandu, Jan 27: Communist Party of China’s Vice Minister of the International Liaison Department, Sun Haiyan, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. During the meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar this morning, they discussed the various issues of bilateral welfare and interest, said PM Dahal’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Rupak …

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