Closure of Tiptala pass along Nepal-China border causing inconvenience to people in Taplejung

For the past three years, the Tiptala pass along the Nepal-China border’s Taplejung district has been blocked. According to EPardafas, the Tiptala pass closure has put a strain on the residents in border regions financially and caused inconvenience.  China shut down Tiptala Pass on the Nepal-China border three years ago […]

Why Did China Banish Its Chief ‘Wolf Warrior’?

If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Prominent Chinese diplomat Zhao Lijian gets moved out of the public eye, the U.S. Congress forms a new committee on strategic competition with Beijing, and China-South Korea relations […]

Biden’s Half-Hearted Policy Towards Southeast Asia

But showing up in Southeast Asia was not the only way the administration stepped up its engagement. In May, Biden hosted a historic U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit at the White House, bringing together nearly all ASEAN leaders. (Myanmar’s junta leader was not invited , and then-Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte did not […]