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FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the National Day reception on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Chinese team in Nepal makes a peace offering to PM Oli. He doesn’t bite

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:34 PM IST
China wants the PM Oli-led government to rescind the presidential order dissolving parliament and has offered to use its influence with the rival faction led by Prachanda and Madhav Nepal to get them to back off
Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)
Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)

High-level Chinese delegation in Nepal trying to patch split between Oli and Prachanda

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Guo is expected to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar Nepal, who has replaced Oli as chairman of the Prachanda-led faction of the party.
Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi.(File photo)
Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi.(File photo)

Chinese ambassador steps up as Nepal’s communist party stares at a split

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:01 AM IST
The Nepal Communist Party was formed less than three years ago with the merger of PM Oli-led Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) and his rival Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda’s Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre.
Face-off: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, is headed for a showdown with Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda.(REUTERS)
Face-off: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, is headed for a showdown with Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda.(REUTERS)

PM Oli races to get new anti-graft watchdog boss, heads for a showdown with Prachanda

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Former home secretary Prem Kumar Rai could be appointed to head Nepal’s powerful anti-graft watchdog Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.
In this May 27 photo, members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest, also known locally as Mt. Qomolangma.(AP file)
In this May 27 photo, members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest, also known locally as Mt. Qomolangma.(AP file)

It’s 8,848.86 metres: China, Nepal jointly announce new height for Mount Everest

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 03:59 PM IST
Nepal until now had recognised the height of the mountain as 8,848 metres as measured by the Survey of India in 1954.
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