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The BRI Is Back on in Nepal With Funding for Hydropower Plant

Approval of a loan to support a Chinese hydropower project could signify a breakthrough in the so far stillborn development of the BRI in Nepal. A provincial Chinese energy SOE, Sichuan Chuantou Energy, secured a $182.50 million loan from the Export-Import ...

Nepal Walks a China-India-U.S. Tightrope as Prime Minister Heads to Beijing

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (nicknamed “Prachanda”) arrives in China on Friday for the second overseas visit since he took office. His first, in June, was to India, and the choice of destinations shows the delicate balance Nepal has to strike between its giant neighbors. ...

China’s Ambassador to Nepal Sparks New Uproar in India

China's steadily worsening ties with India soured further on Tuesday when Beijing's ambassador to Kathmandu, Chen Song, criticized New Delhi's "policies towards Nepal and other neighbors" as "not so friendly." Chen's remarks sparked an angry response in the Indian media, which ...

State Department Sends Top Official to Asia and the Middle East to Bolster Ties Amid Rising Competition With China

Victoria Nuland, the State Department's under secretary for political affairs and one of Washington's most senior diplomats, arrived in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu on Sunday -- the first stop on a three-nation, week-long tour that also includes Sri Lanka and Qatar. ...