The US and China

Asian capitalism, notably China is competing with the US for global power. Asian global power is driven by dynamic economic growth, while the US pursues a strategy of military-driven empire building. Even a cursory read of a single issue of the Financial Times (December 28, 2009) illustrates the divergent strategies toward empire building. On page one, the lead article on the US is on its expanding military conflicts and its &lsquowar on terror&rsquo, entitled &ldquoObama Demands Review of Terror List&rdquo. In contrast, there are two page-one articles on China, which describe China&rsquos launching of the world&rsquos fastest long-distance passenger train service and China&rsquos decision to maintain its currency pegged to the US dollar as a mechanism to promote its robust export sector. While Obama turns the US focus on a fourth battle front (Yemen) in the &lsquowar on terror&rsquo (after Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan).

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Message

Let the cooperation between China and SAARC reach new heights With the aim of furthering substantial exchanges and cooperation between China and the friendship organizations in South Asia, the first China South Asian Friendship Organisations' Forum was held in Beijing from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30.  The China South Asian Friendship Organizations' Forum organised the event in which the participants discussed on the theme ' New Concepts, New Strategies for China South Asia Cooperation.'    Around 50 representatives from 19 friendship organizations in South Asia and Chinese participants from friendship associations of both national and provincial level were present the meet.  Representatives from various Nepali friendship associations including Nepal China Society also participated in the event. Prem Kumari Panta, president of the Society delivered the following speech during the event on the behalf of Nepal- China Society.   

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Bilateral Relationship

The history of Nepal-China relations could be traced back to the 5th century when sages and saints engaged themselves in visiting far and wide in the pursuit of knowledge and peace. The marriage of Bhrikuti to the Tibetan King, Song Sang Gampo, in the 7th century and the White Pagoda in Beijing constructed under the guidance of Nepalese architect Araniko are testimony to the historical relations between Nepal and China.   These centuries old traditional relations were formalized with the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 1 August 1955. Nepal has established Consulate General's Offices in Hong Kong and Lhas

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Objective

Realising the need for a competent organization in order to strengthen the close, mutually beneficial and friendly relationship existing, through the ages, between the Nepal and the neighbouring People's Republic of China and further contribute to the development in the areas such as arts, technology, science, culture etc. by sharing the knowledge and experiences gained by the peoples through an institution in the larger interest of both the countries and making contribution to their overall development, Nepal-China Society has been founded in April, 1993. The Nepal-China Society shall strive for further strengthening the close, cordial and friendly relationship so happy subsisting, through the centuries, between the peoples of two countries by providing opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and experience through exchange visits of social workers, social scientists, artists, professors, technicians and experts from various areas. It shall also endeavours to contribute to the task of nation-building in Nepal by keeping abreast of the progress made 

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