Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 29, 2014 Part II

Dairy Factory to Open in Selenge
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, August 29 (MONTSAME) Selenge aimag is to open its own dairy factory to produce final products.

Mongolia Brief August 29, 2014 Part I

Oyu Tolgoi Fires Workers
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, August 29 (MONTSAME) Oyu Tolgoi company has made an official statement on discharging 219 workers.

Thailand’s Bumrungrad eyes overseas growth as home demand slows

Bumrungrad Hospital Pcl, Thailand’s second-largest hospital operator, is looking for opportunities to expand in Vietnam, Myanmar and China, after a domestic political crisis prompted it to cut its revenue target this year.

Copper price could follow iron ore over a cliff

The price of copper has been swinging wildly since hitting a near four-year low in March.

Mongolia trading up

In a bid to lower trade barriers and eliminate Customs duties, Mongolia has struck its first major trade deal with Japan, which could pave the way for a broader network of free trade agreements (FTAs) while also boosting its chances of becoming a trade and logistics hub in the years to come.

Former N China deputy mayor given death penalty with reprieve

A former deputy mayor of Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve over charges of malpractice and corruption on Friday.

Peace Mission - 2014 military drill ends in Zhurihe, China's Inner Mongolia

Military bands from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries perform during the closing ceremony of the Peace Mission - 2014 military drill in Zhurihe, Inner Mongolia, north China, Aug. 29, 2014.

So, What if India Becomes a Member of the SCO?

Reports suggest that India, Pakistan, Mongolia and Iran will be invited to become full members of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation.If true, India’s membership could have a major impact on its relations with China, the United States and Russia.
It could also have a paradigm-changing impact upon India-Pakistan relations, with a radical effect on India’s energy security and its overall economy.

Happy Neighbors Are Good For You, Wealthy Ones Are Not: Some Insights From a First Study of Well-Being in Mongolia

There is burgeoning literature on well-being around the world, much of which finds consistent patterns in its determinants in countries and cultures around the world.

China hosts SCO live fire drill

ZHURIHE, Inner Mongolia, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Five Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states carried out a massive live fire drill on Friday in north China's Inner Mongolia.

China And Mongolia: Realising A ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ – Analysis

On 22 August, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his two-day trip to Mongolia, which is noteworthy not just because he signed as many as 26 agreements but because this was his second single country visit since he became President and also a first by a head of state after 11 years.

Wrestling with the Local Culture

I peered through the opening of the tent, intrigued and anxious.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 28, 2014 Part V

New hospital to address Mongolia’s cancer crisis

By C L Murphy
August 28 (UB Post) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mongolians are investing more money in their health and consequently, living longer, healthier lives.

Mongolia Brief August 28, 2014 Part IV

M.Nyamjargal: Every game I play is a World Championship

August 28 (UB Post) M.Nyamjargal is the first woman to become an international Grandmaster in Mongolia. She is the winner of the Asian Draughts Championship, a national champion and won the National Young Adults Championship six times.

Mongolia Brief August 28, 2014 Part III

Cabinet meeting in brief

By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 28 (MONTSAME) A programme will be implemented to have governmental staffers study experiences in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) with aims to augment Mongolia's representation in international banking and financial organizations and to strengthen the skills of staffers.

Iron ore falls again, hits fresh two-year low

Prices for iron ore tumbled again Wednesday for the eighth day in a row, hitting a fresh two-year low.

Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

A $20 billion pipeline of China-backed mining projects in Peru is set to place the country back in the second position among the world’s largest copper producers by 2016.

Moncement cement plant project, Mongolia

Senj Sant, a subsidiary of Monpolymet Group.

Ex-Torquay pupils travel through 'hell' on trek to Mongolia

Having passed through “Hell” to get there, a pair of ex-pupils from Torquay Boy’s Grammar School and two university friends have nearly completed their 4,300 mile journey from London to Mongolia’s capital.

New hospital to address Mongolia’s cancer crisis

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Mongolians are investing more money in their health and consequently, living longer, healthier lives.

Shingetsu Shikandai brings his work to Mongolia

Japanese artist Shingetsu Shikandai is exhibiting his artwork at Best Art Gallery from August 25 to 31, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of cultural relations between Mongolia and Japan.

Aspire Mining closer to developing Ovoot Project with China-Mongolia ties

Aspire Mining is a step closer towards developing its Ovoot Coking Coal Project in Mongolia after Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping official visit to Ulaanbaatar last week upgraded ties between the two countries to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Moving Mongolia forward – and why INS?

The Institute of National Strategy Series: Article 1, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 28, 2014 Part II

Funding for Oyu Tolgoi Underground Development to Be Resolved by September 30, 2014
August 28 ( The regular monthly "Transparent Mining" meeting hosted by Mining Ministry was held on August 27, 2014 and the following statements were delivered to journalists.

Mongolia Brief August 28, 2014 Part I

Energy Minister Meets China’s Inner Mongolian Delegation
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 28 (MONTSAME) The Minister of Energy M.Sonompil Wednesday received a delegation headed by Mr Wang Yuching, a director of energy company of Chinese Inner Mongolia.

Inner Mongolia BaoTou Steel Union : H1 Net down 69.93%

SHANGHAI, August 28, SinoCast -- Inner Mongolia BaoTou Steel Union posts that it gained CNY 14.67 billion incomes in the first half, down 23.7% yar on year.

Mongolia Becomes 3rd Largest Supplier of China Copper Conc. Imports

SHANGHAI, Aug. 28 (SMM) – Mongolia exported 108,200 tonnes of copper concentrate during July, up 124.17% year-on-year, Ulaan Baatar Post reported Aug. 27.

Korean Air boosts connections to Mongolia’s Urumqi with China Southern

Korean Air has announced a code-share agreement with China Southern Airlines on the Seoul-Urumqi route.

Cloud computing cable in Inner Mongolia deliberately severed

A section of optical fiber cable connecting Horinger county in Inner Mongolia and Beijing was deliberately cut, reports the state-run China News Service.

Details of former Soviet positions in Mongolia unveiled

Years ahead of the Soviet Union’s last-minute entry into war against Japan towards the end of World War II, the country massively fortified its position along the border area between Mongolia and Manchuria.