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  1. Democracy for high Himalayas comes by yak teams, helicopter

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Liam Cochrane

    ... Liam Cochrane in Kathmandu On the snowy trails of Nepal's Himalayas, teams of porters, ponies and yaks are busy hauling election kits to remote polling stations in preparation ... president's organisation has a two-person 'roaming team' who specialise in hiking in the Himalayas to assess the election in remote villages. This is the kind of special effort needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626496/democracy-high-himalayas-comes-yak-teams-helicopter
  2. Life's a heavy burden for Everest porters

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... With no roads, tourists to the Himalayas need porters and, as a result, they are everywhere. In the second of a three-part series, Thomas Bell reports from the Everest trail on the plight of porters in dangerous conditions. The rocky trails leading to Mount Everest are a busy highway of porters carrying expedition equipment, tourist luggage and bottled beer. Despite the region's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593763/lifes-heavy-burden-everest-porters
  3. Annapurna

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Graeme Nicol

    ... Graeme Nicolson Fare Nepalese. Ambience Walking into this snug SoHo eatery feels like you have just stepped off a backpacking trail and into a small village restaurant high in the Himalayas. Cosy and comfortable with soothing Nepalese music and paintings, the intimacy of the dining area adds to the communal feel. Cost About HK$250 per person. Turn-ons The friendly service, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695359/annapurna
  4. India foils attempt to bring China into South Asian group

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forays into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' region- considered China's backyard- Beijing wants to give New Delhi a run for its money south of the Himalayas. The moves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712578/india-foils-attempt-bring-china-south-asian-group
  5. Sino-Indian glacier research pact stalled

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ordered its Space Research Organisation and the Science and Technology Ministry to undertake extensive glacial surveys across the eastern and western Himalayas. China and India failed earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690893/sino-indian-glacier-research-pact-stalled
  6. Pakistan talks of stronger ties with China

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on energy imports via the Malacca Strait. Mr Aziz acknowledged building pipelines through the Himalayas would be difficult, but was confident of success. Wang Jianzhou, chief executive of mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590013/pakistan-talks-stronger-ties-china
  7. The real promise of Nepal's Marxists

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm 'It was totally inevitable for a cause like the Maoists to arise in Nepal,' observes Ian Baker, a scholar, explorer and author of many books on the Himalayas and Buddhism. 'It is largely a rural-based revolution of people marginalised from Nepal's development and evolution.' Over recent decades, he notes, 'western donor countries [by ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586892/real-promise-nepals-marxists
  8. Trekkers forced to 'donate' after peace deal fails

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Liam Cochrane

    ... Liam Cochrane in Manang Maoists' mountain checkpoints reappear as elections cancelled As foreign trekkers struggle up a hill in the thin air of the Nepali Himalayas, they are greeted by a red Maoist flag and a group of young men waiting patiently to collect their 'voluntary donations'. For those who agree to pay, it is a chance for a snapshot and a tale to tell back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614812/trekkers-forced-donate-after-peace-deal-fails
  9. Who's the real fanatic?

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... poverty on both sides of the Himalayas. Pakistan, once allied with China against India, is watching with cautious optimism. That is because a new, cross-Himalayan consensus of economic development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583015/whos-real-fanatic
  10. A pawn of the major powers

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... though tribal influences are strong, and Pakistan's abiding problem is that it was a rag-tag creation out of British India. It is a large chunk of territory between the Himalayas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967066/pawn-major-powers

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