Mount Everest Empties as Covid-19 Strikes Tourism in Nepal

The Himalayan country’s economy has taken a blow from a lack of climbers and a plunge in remittances as infections spread.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #himalayas, #kathmandu-nepal, #mountaineering, #nepal, #remittances, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

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India Returns Captured China Soldier in Sign of Easing Tensions

After months of tension that turned violent at times, the release signaled a respite in a dispute that has led to a buildup of forces along the disputed mountainous border.

#border-barriers, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #politics-and-government

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India Captures Chinese Soldier Along Disputed Mountain Border

But in a sign of a possible thaw, the Indian Army said it would quickly free him.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations

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Pakistan’s Most Terrifying Adversary Is Climate Change

The country debates women’s honor inexhaustibly but pays little attention to the ferocious and imminent dangers of climate disasters.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #karachi-pakistan, #pakistan, #world-bank

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China Has a New Plan to Tame Tibet

It failed to coax cultural assimilation with economic incentives. Now it’s going for coerced labor and micromanaging people’s very lifestyles.

#agriculture-and-farming, #buddhism, #china, #chinese-language, #communist-party-of-china, #dalai-lama, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #forced-labor, #han-chinese-ethnic-group, #himalayas, #immigration-and-emigration, #immolation, #inner-mongolia, #jamestown-foundation, #jiang-zemin, #labor-and-jobs, #language-and-languages, #lhasa-tibet, #minorities, #nomadic-people, #politics-and-government, #qinghai-province-china, #religion-and-belief, #reuters-group-plc, #sichuan-province-china, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tashi-wangchuk, #tibet, #vocational-training, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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China and India Pledge to Ease Tensions After Border Clashes

The foreign ministers of the two countries issued a five-point statement aimed at ending a simmering confrontation. A previous pledge was followed by the deadliest clash in decades.

#china, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #wang-yi

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Shots Fired Along India-China Border for First Time in Years

Each side blamed the other as tensions between the two nuclear powers increased along their disputed high-altitude boundary.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #firearms, #himalayas, #india, #ladakh-india, #politics-and-government

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India Bans 118 Chinese Apps as Indian Soldier Is Killed on Disputed Border

The Indian government is blocking Chinese apps from its huge domestic market to strike back against China amid a tense border standoff.

#china, #computer-and-video-games, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government

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Melting Glaciers Are Filling Unstable Lakes. And They’re Growing.

A census of the world’s glacial lakes shows there are more than there used to be, and their water volume is growing.

#arctic-regions, #cloud-computing, #floods, #glaciers, #global-warming, #himalayas, #lakes, #nature-climate-change-journal, #nepal, #research, #satellites, #your-feed-science

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Caught Between Indian and Chinese Troops, at 15,000 Feet

Ladakh is a place of high-altitude pastures, lonely herders and desolate moonscapes — and a byword for intractable geopolitical disputes.

#china, #himalayas, #india, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #ladakh-india

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Family Connection in a Teapot

My Tibetan family has a long history with tea. With many of us still largely sheltering in place because of the Covid-19 epidemic, now is an ideal moment to connect over a cup.

#buddhism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #darjeeling-india, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #himalayas, #quarantines, #tea

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Will India Side With the West Against China? A Test Is at Hand

The United States and its allies have long wanted India’s help in confronting China. Now, a deadly border clash seems likely to push India in that direction.

#china, #himalayas, #india, #modi-narendra, #united-states-international-relations

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Anger Surges in India Over Deadly Border Brawl With China

Protests and boycotts are the talk of the day as Indians grapple with the deaths of 20 soldiers in chaotic clashes with Chinese troops.

#boycotts, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #ladakh-india, #modi-narendra

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India-China Border Dispute: A Conflict Years in the Making

The stakes have never been higher in the deadliest clash in decades between troops from two nuclear powers.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #politics-and-government

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What Is the ‘Line of Actual Control’ Border Between India and China?

The countries went to war over the boundary in the Himalayas in 1962. Despite an uneasy truce and a “Line of Actual Control,” clashes still erupt.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #politics-and-government

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3 Indian Soldiers Killed in First Deadly Clash on Chinese Border in 45 Years

The troops were apparently killed by rock-throwing Chinese soldiers as fighting along the Himalayan frontier resumed amid efforts to de-escalate tensions.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations

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China and India Move to Defuse Tensions After Clashes in the Himalayas

The confrontations between troops along their shared border led to injuries and the most serious tensions between the two Asian powers in years.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #modi-narendra, #xi-jinping

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China and India Brawl at 14,000 Feet Along the Border

As China projects its power across Asia, and along the disputed India-China border in the Himalayas, India is feeling surrounded. Both sides insist they don’t want a war, but thousands of troops have been sent.

#bhutan, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #global-times, #himalayas, #india, #international-relations, #kashmir-and-jammu-india, #modi-narendra, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #territorial-disputes, #trump-donald-j, #xi-jinping

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As Himalayas Warm, Nepal’s Climate Migrants Struggle to Survive

Pushed out of their village by a drought and lack of food, a group of Nepalis are fighting to amplify the voices of those forced to relocate by the planet’s warming.

#agriculture-and-farming, #bangladesh, #bay-of-bengal, #glaciers, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #himalayas, #india, #mount-everest, #mountains, #nepal, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-nations-development-program, #world-wildlife-fund

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