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Xi arrives in Kathmandu to forge a bold new chapter, pitch trans-Himalayan corridor


Xi shared with Modi that when he lands in Kathmandu for a State visit, he would become the first Chinese President to visit Nepal in 23 years.

Well before Delhi absorbs the meaning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second informal summit with Xi Jinping, it will have to come to terms with the Chinese leader’s grand plans to build a trans-Himalayan corridor between China and Nepal. One special focus of the corridor is a railway line that will connect Tibet’s capital Lhasa to Kathmandu and run eventually to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha close to the ...


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