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Nepal to buy 2 million doses of Covid vaccine from India

Nepal approved on Thursday the emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by an affiliate of China’s Sinopharm, a government official said, the second vaccine cleared after Oxford-AstraZeneca’s product. The move paves the way for China to donate 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to the Himalayan nation, which last month received one million AstraZeneca …

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‘Shame on you China’: Protest outside Chinese embassy in Yangon against Beijing’s support to military rule

Chanting ‘Shame on you China’ in unison, dozens of youths gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Yangon on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s support to the military dictatorship in Myanmar, local media reported. The young protestors were seen holding handmade and printed placards, while demanding China to stop supporting the military, according to Myanmar Now.

China to send top-ranking CPC leader to Kathmandu to prevent split in Nepal Communist Party

China is sending a four-member team led by a vice minister of the Chinese Communist Party to Kathmandu in what is believed to be its effort to prevent a split in the ruling the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), a media report said. Sources confirmed that Guo Yezhou, vice-minister of the International Department of the Communist …

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Nepal unity elusive, China delegation may return empty-handed

A Chinese delegation in Nepal, led by the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign affairs committee, may be forced to return to Beijing without the party unity they had sought to bring between PM K P Sharma Oli’s faction and the rival Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda camp. ​​Oli reportedly also held a meeting with Nepal President Bidya …

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Will have ‘India first’ policy, China port deal a mistake: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka wants to pursue a “neutral” foreign policy but will retain an “India First” approach in strategic and security matters, foreign secretary Jayanath Colombage has said. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said Sri Lanka cannot afford to be a strategic security threat to India, adding that Sri Lanka has to deal with other players for …

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China getting safe passage to occupy Nepal territory with Oli support

China’s expansionist designs are going unchecked in Nepal as it is gradually encroaching Nepali land at multiple locations with the tacit support of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. According to a report by the Survey Department of Agriculture Ministry of Nepal, China has illegally occupied Nepali land at several places spread over seven border …

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Vaccine diplomacy: India says Bangladesh to be priority recipient

India will supply Covid vaccine to Bangladesh on a priority basis as and when it gets the nod and mass production starts, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla said in Dhaka on Wednesday. Bangladesh was recently persuaded to refuse an offer by China to conduct human trials of their Covid vaccine among Bangladeshi citizens. China’s SinoPharm, has …

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As Nepal PM Oli faces calls to step down, China to his rescue?

A flurry of meetings between the Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, and top Nepal leaders, including President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, has exacerbated concerns both in New Delhi and in Kathmandu about possible Chinese interference in Nepal’s domestic politics. The meetings come at a time PM KP Oli, considered close to China, is fighting his …

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Everest shut down after Nepal suspends permits over coronavirus

Nepal on Friday suspended permits to climb Everest because of the coronavirus pandemic, closing off the world’s biggest mountain a day after China halted access from its side. “The govt has decided to suspend all spring expeditions and scrap permits for the time being. The decision can be reviewed after analysing the global scenario over …

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