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

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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 (infomongolia.com) 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.

Mongolia Brief August 27, 2014 Part III



Mining Minister: About Oyu Tolgoi You will Lean Next Month
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, August 27 (MONTSAME) it was sounded on August 27 at the traditional "Open mining' conference for the media.

Mongolia Brief August 27, 2014 Part II



Summary of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Mongolia
By B. Dulguun
August 27 (UB Post) Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife Peng Liyuan, and other official Chinese representatives paid a two-day state visit to Mongolia from August 21 to 22, at the invitation of Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj.

Mongolia Brief August 27, 2014 Part I



Human Development Report 2014 to Be Presented
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 27 (MONTSAME) A meeting will run Thursday at Mongolia's State University (MSU) to present the Human Development Report-2014 entitled "Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience".

China steel output growth doesn’t gel with coking coal

Something doesn’t quite add up with China’s rising steel production, with falling coal output and imports so far this year.

New $15bn coal mine in Australia to hire over 5,000 workers

The developer of Australia’s US$15bn Carmichael coal mine, one of the world’s largest fossil fuel projects, said it will start hiring the over 5,000 people it needs for the construction phase beginning next year.

Poland asks EU to act on Russia's blocking transit of goods

* Polish Deputy PM seeks help from EU Commission
* Polish firms say Russia blocking transit of some goods

China's drone blasts off missile in SCO anti-terror drill

ZHURIHE, Inner Mongolia - China's military drones participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) anti-terror drills in Inner Mongolia for the first time on Tuesday.

Drama on the rise

For fans of Chinese TV dramas in Mongolia, Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the country last week no doubt brought some great news.

Mongolia to reduce radar separation standards in September

Mongolia will reduce radar separation standards between aircraft from 90 to 30 km in September.

New Chinese Drone Debuts in SCO Drill

A Chinese drone has made its debut in the multi-national anti-terror drills taking place in Inner Mongolia.

Drone fires missiles at Inner Mongolia SCO anti-terror drill

China's military drones participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) anti-terror drills in Inner Mongolia for the first time on Tuesday.

Summary of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Mongolia

Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife Peng Liyuan, and other official Chinese representatives paid a two-day state visit to Mongolia from August 21 to 22, at the invitation of Mongolian President Ts.Elbegdorj.

Local ‘Denan Project’ Members Visit Hospital Project in Mongolia

ROXBURY – Three Litchfield County representatives from the Woodbury-based charity The Denan Project recently returned from Mongolia, where they met with staff and patients of a new hospital to which the charity provides critical support.

Taiwan plans to help Mongolia in capital market

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan plans to help Mongolia set up trading on an emerging stock board and a deposit insurance system, Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) Chairman Tseng Ming-chung said Wednesday.

Ministerial talks boost partnership with Mongolia

Korea and Mongolia agreed to set up their first ministerial-level consultative committee to discuss bilateral issues and economic cooperation, as well as to bolster their comprehensive partnership ahead of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations next year, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.

Chinese Culture Week opened in Mongolia

President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan and Mongolia President Elbegdorj's wife Bolormaa together attended the ceremony for Chinese Culture Week, which celebrated the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Mongolia and the China-Mongolia Friendship and Exchange Year.

China and Mongolia’s cooperation focused on bilateral benefits

The two-day visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping started with official bilateral negotiations between both state heads.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mongolia Fortified Wine Market: New market analysis released

(live-PR.com) - Synopsis
Fortified Wine Market in Mongolia: Databook to 2017 is the result of extensive market research covering the Fortified Wine market in Mongolia.

China media: Mongolia ties

Media in China discuss China-Mongolia ties as President Xi Jinping visits the neighbouring country.

Matrade Eyes US$10 Million In Business Deals At Mongolian Trade Fair

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) is eyeing US$10 million business deals at its participation at the trade fair in Mongolia.

S. Korea, Mongolia boost ties

The government is strengthening relations with Mongolia, while paying close attention to the Central Asian country's abundant resources and geopolitical significance.

Aspire Mining closer to developing Ovoot with China-Mongolia ties

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

Mongolia Brief August 25, 2014 Part III



Military unit in Dornod province awarded State Order
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 25 (MONTSAME) Dornod aimag’s Kherlen soum-based a military unit named after Marshal Kh.Choibalsan has been awarded the Order of Military Merit pursuant to a decree of the President Ts.Elbegdorj, in frames of the 75th anniversary of the Khalkh River Battles Victory.

2014 DERBY WINNER CROWNED – SAM JONES (AU)

At 12:50pm Sam Jones of Australia has won the 6th Mongol Derby in emphatic style.

Travel Agent's Unexpected Encounter in Inner Mongolia

There are the things you can plan on a trip (restaurant reservations, spa treatments, private tours), and then there are things you can't.

Erdene Provides Exploration and Corporate Update : Commences Trenching Program at Khuvyn Khar Copper Project and Altan Nar Gold Project

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Mongolia: Ancient and modern mix hospitably

As an English-literature major and avid reader of spy novels, I have always enjoyed visiting the exotic or historic places in the books I read: Marrakesh, Kathmandu, Istanbul, Pompeii and Tintagel (in England) among them.

Xi in Mongolia: Trade, Security, and Neighborhood Diplomacy

Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a two-day state visit to Mongolia on Friday.

Economic Ties between China and Mongolia

Welcome to our weekly edition of Biz Buzz, looking at the emerging trends in the Chinese business world.
On this week's show, we get perspectives on China-Mongolia economic ties, horse industry in China, why Suzhou leads transformation in China, as well as rising tuition fees for college students.

Mining a Deeper Friendship

The vast Mongolian grassland is a strikingly beautiful place in the summertime.

Mongolia to see more Chinese movies, TV shows

Families in Mongolia will have more opportunities to watch Chinese movies and TV series as the two neighboring countries' heads of state signed an agreement under which China will provide Mongolia with translated versions of 25 outstanding productions free over the next five years.

Mongolia welcome on China’s train: Xi - Global Times

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday told Mongolian lawmakers that the inland country is welcomed to come aboard China's train of development.

Macmahon : Mongolia Update

ENP Newswire - 25 August 2014

Mongolia treats Chinese president with traditional pageant

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping was treated by his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj with a Nadam Fair performance here on Friday, before he concluded his two-day state visit to the inland country.

FM in Mongolia to promote partnership ties

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se arrived in Mongolia Monday to discuss ways of promoting a strategic partnership between Seoul and Ulan Bator, the foreign ministry said.

Xi Jinping Arrives in Ulan Bator Starting His State Visit to Mongolia

On August 21, 2014, President Xi Jinping arrived in Ulan Bator, starting his state visit to Mongolia.

Miners seek reset in Mongolia

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to Mongolia last week was a timely reminder of why foreign investors have poured money into the country over the past five years.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 25, 2014 Part II



Diplomats Compete in Basketball Match
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, August 25 (MONTSAME) Last Saturday, the staffers of the UB-based diplomatic missions and Embassies competed in a friendly basketball match.

Mongolia Brief August 25, 2014 Part I



Mongolia Attends APEC SOM First Time, as Observer
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 25 (MONTSAME) A Mongolia delegation led by Mr Ts.Batbayar, a head of the Policy, Planning and Research Department of the Foreign Ministry, has participated in the 2014 APEC Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) which ran August 20-21 in Beijing, China.

China satellite survey spots huge marijuana field, porous borders

(Reuters) - A Chinese satellite has spotted the country's biggest ever marijuana plantation as well as dozens of illegal cross-border paths, state media reported on Monday.

China-Mongolia cooperation goes beyond resources exploration

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The economic and trade cooperation between China and Mongolia has gone well beyond natural resources, and is extending to the fields of infrastructure and finance.

Mongolia and China expand size of bilateral currecy swap to $2.4 billion

SHANGHAI, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Mongolia and China agreed a three-year bilateral currency swap arrangement for 15 billion yuan ($2.44 billion), in a deal signed last week during a visit by China's president Xi Jinping.

LPSC Mayor impressed with Shenhua's Inner Mongolia mine

The Mayor of the Liverpool Plains Shire Council says seeing Chinese miner Shenhua's rehabilitation practices at one of its overseas operations has reassured him.

China, Mongolia will set a good example of friendship

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj signed a joint declaration here on Thursday to upgrade bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Mongolia Brief August 22, 2014 Part V



U.Bilguun: Knowing that few Mongolians studied in top American universities gave me a lot of encouragement
The following is an interesting interview with a Mongolian Harvard University student, Bilguun Ulammandakh, who’s majoring in politics and economics.

Mongolia Brief August 22, 2014 Part IV



MPs attend opening of Japanese-Mongolian calligraphy exhibition
August 24 (UB Post) For the 40th anniversary of Mongolian-Japanese cultural relations, the joint calligraphy exhibition “Sky, Sun and Partnership” opened at Blue Moon Art Gallery.

Mongolia Brief August 22, 2014 Part III



Stock Exchange news for August 22
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, August 22 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Friday, a total of 3 million 736 thousand and 591 shares of 13 JSCs were traded costing 452 million 155 thousand and 579.00 Togrog.

Mongolia Brief August 22, 2014 Part II



Speaker Z.Enkhbold Received by China’s President
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 22 (MONTSAME) Being here with the state visit, the President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Mr Xi Jinping received Friday Mr Z.Enkhbold, the Chairman of the State Great Khural (parliament) in the State House. 

Mongolia Brief August 22, 2014 Part I



Mongolian and Chinese Enterprisers Establish Cooperation Documents
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 21 (MONTSAME) Enterprises of the two countries signed Thursday cooperation documents in frames of the state visit of Mr Xi Jinping, the President of the People’s Republic of China to Mongolia.

China, Mongolia work to ease air traffic congestion

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Civil aviation authorities from China and Mongolia are scheduled to apply the same air traffic control separation standards from Sept. 18.

Bookham student driving 10,000 miles to Mongolia for charity

A UNIVERSITY student from Bookham who is taking part in a 10,000-mile intercontinental rally has reached Russia after driving a clapped-out old car across Europe and Asia for four weeks.

Peng Liyuan attends opening ceremony of Chinese Cultural Week in Mongolia

A Chinese Cultural Week was launched in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan and her Mongolian counterpart Khajidsuren Bolormaa attended the opening ceremony.

Start of new era of Sino-Mongolian relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping has returned back in Beijing, wrapping up a two-day state visit to Mongolia.

President Xi: Mongolia is welcome to 'board China's train of development'

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said here Friday that China is willing to provide opportunity and space of common development for neighboring countries including Mongolia and they are welcome to 'board China's train of development'.

Xi's Mongolia visit lauded as significant to bilateral ties, regional development

BEIJING, Aug. 23 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's fruitful visit to Mongolia is of great practical significance to the further development of bilateral relations, officials and experts said.

Xi's Mongolia visit opens new chapter of bilateral ties: FM

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's just-concluded state visit to Mongolia has charted the course for future development of bilateral relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Friday.

Friday, August 22, 2014

TSF 2014 Mongolia Tournament postponed to later date

The Mongolia leg of the Tiger Street 2014 tournament originally scheduled for August 23 in Ulaanbaatar has now been postponed to a later date.

China, Mongolia vow to enhance cultural exchanges

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China and Mongolia on Thursday pledged to further promote bilateral cultural and people-to-people exchanges in the years to come.

China supports Mongolia's entry into APEC

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China supports Mongolia's bid to join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) mechanism, said a joint declaration signed here Thursday by Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj.

China's Xi reassures Mongolia over 'independence, integrity'

Chinese President Xi Jinping told Mongolia on Friday (Aug 22) that Beijing respected its independence and integrity as he concluded a visit looking to forge closer ties with China's resource-rich but often suspicious neighbour.

China media: Mongolia ties

Media in China discuss China-Mongolia ties as President Xi Jinping visits the neighbouring country.

China state visit to Mongolia sees raft of rail, resource deals

Aug 22 (Reuters) - China and Mongolia have signed 26 new deals on railroads, mining and power generation during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit that began on Thursday, Mongolia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Mongolia Brief August 21, 2014 Part III



Premier meets parliamentary delegation of Japan
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 21 (MONTSAME) The Prime Minister of Mongolia N.Altankhuyag met with a visiting delegation led by Mr Moto Hayashi, a head of the Japan-Mongolia friendship group at the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP).

Trade fair inaugurates China-Mongolia customs arrangement

The China-Mongolia-Russia Economic and Trade Cooperation Fair opened on Wednesday with the inauguration of a center to process a cost-saving customs document in Erenhot, a city on the China-Mongolia border.

2nd LD Writethru: Chinese president arrives in Mongolia for state visit

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Ulan Bator Thursday for a two-day state visit to Mongolia.

China Focus: China-Mongolia trade opportunities abound

HOHHOT, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Delegates at an ongoing trade fair near the China-Mongolia border are buzzing with anticipation about a slate of new government policies that will boost cross-border business opportunities.

Proximity and complementarity strengthen China-Mongolia ties

Mongolia is a landlocked country in eastern Central Asia. It’s bordered by Russia to the north and China on the other three sides.

Chinese ambassador: President Xi's visit to Mongolia to enhance bilateral ties

President Xi Jinping’s visit to Mongolia is the first by a Chinese head of state in 11 years.

Mongolia eyes economic boost from China president's visit

* China, Mongolia sign deals on mining, finance cooperation
* Xi tells Mongolians more cooperation will benefit both sides
* Struggling economy forces Mongolia to tilt towards China (Recasts, adds China, Mongolia proposing summit with Russia)

Mongolia, China Pledge $10 Billion in Annual Trade

China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 21, 2014 Part II



Ulaanbaatar to Cooperate with Russian Irkutsk in Winter Tourism
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, August 21 (MONTSAME) The Mayors of Ulaanbaatar and of Russian Irkutsk discussed ways of cooperating in a development of winter tourism on Wednesday.   

Mongolia Brief August 21, 2014 Part I



Speaker Meets Japanese Parliamentary Delegation
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 21 (MONTSAME) The Chairman of the State Great Khural (parliament) Z.Enkhbold Wednesday received a visiting delegation headed by Mr Moto Hayashi, a head of the Japan-Mongolia friendship group at the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP).

China's Xi visits Mongolia with focus on trade

China's Xi Jinping began a two-day trip to neighbouring Mongolia Thursday -- the first Chinese president to visit in more than a decade -- with trade high on the agenda against a backdrop of resource nationalism.

Taking art to Outer Mongolia

Sheffield’s Panni Poh Yoke Loh is someone who believes in engaging with her fellow artists around the world and as a result has shown her work far and wide.

First Chinese president to visit Mongolia in over a decade

Chinese President Xi Jinping is on his way to Mongolia. His two-day visit is aimed at strengthening ties with China’s neighbor.

Chinese president arrives in Mongolia for state visit

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Ulan Bator Thursday for a two-day state visit to Mongolia.

Mongolia eyes economic boost from China president's visit

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Mongolia on Thursday for a two-day visit designed to deepen economic ties between the neighbours, with Mongolia desperate to kickstart its struggling economy with fresh investment.

Mongolia Hosts China's Leader, Seeks Port Access

Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.

Chinese President Starts Mongolia Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is embarking on a two-day visit to Mongolia today.

Mongolia’s foreign debt reaches 19.88 billion USD

Debtless Mongolia non-government organization (NGO) warned that the total foreign debt of Mongolia has reached 19.88 billion USD, or 37.7 trillion MNT, and accordingly, each citizen carries debt of 12.89 million MNT, according to the USD exchange rate on August 18.

Extreme sports scene in Mongolia

Extreme sports competition X-games Mongolia took place at the National Amusement Park in August 17, with a demo show of professional skateboarders from London, Paris, Tokyo, and Berlin.

D.Boldbaatar wins Rally Mongolia

The Rally Mongolia 2014 international cross-country rally was held from August 10 to 17.

Mongolia: A Land of Strong Women

"My name is Nomin, and I am forty-two years old ..."

Macmahon faces trouble in Mongolia

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – ASX-listed project house Macmahon Holdings on Wednesday reported it had suspended work at the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine, in Mongolia, owing to a disagreement with the client, Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (ETT).

Operations at Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi Mine Halted, Macmahon Says

Operations at Mongolia’s Tavan Tolgoi coal mine have been suspended amid a disagreement between state-owned mine operator Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi JSC and contractor Macmahon Holdings Ltd. (MAH)

Ethnic Mongolian Herders Evicted From Grasslands by China's Arm

Ethnic Mongolian herders from two border areas in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region say they have been forced to move from traditional grazing lands as the region is taken over by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).

China and Mongolia clash over how to exploit the Gobi desert

The Gobi Desert in East Asia conjures images of a remote landscape, with nomads riding across the steppe.

Mongolia Turns to China, Russia to Save Failing Economy

MOSCOW, August 20 (RIA Novosti) - Mongolia is focusing on reestablishing ties with China and Russia in light of the country’s weakest economic growth in four years, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Dalai Lama's Mongolia visit cancelled

The Dalai Lama's planned visit to Mongolia this month has been cancelled under pressure from China, according to several sources knowledgeable about Tibetan Buddhist affairs.

Xi Jinping looks to deepen ties in visit to 'wary' Mongolia

Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to Mongolia beginning today will see China and Mongolia boost trade and economic ties, but Mongolia is cautious not to become overly dependent on China.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

China-Mongolia ties: A strategic partnership built on trade & coop.

President Xi Jinping is the first Chinese head of state to visit Mongolia in 11 years.

Mongolia Seeks Economic Lifeline With Pivot to China, Russia

After two decades courting Western investors and political allies, Mongolia is refocusing on foreign ties closer to home seeking to revive its economy.

Mongolia Brief August 20, 2014 Part III



MPP Faction Head Meets Japanese Delegation
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 20 (MONTSAME) Head of the parliamentary faction of the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) S.Byambatsogt and his deputy D.Oyunkhorol Wednesday met with Sonoda Hiroyuki, Hayashi Moto, Nikai Hidetoshi, the members of the House of Representatives of Japan’s parliament. 

Mongolia Brief August 20, 2014 Part II



Selenge Province harvest sales begin
By D. Sergelen
August 20 (UB Post) Vegetable grocers of Selenge Province started selling harvested vegetables in front of Sky Department on Friday.

Mongolia Brief August 20, 2014 Part I



Who Will Accompany President Xi During Visit?
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 20 (MONTSAME) Two members of the Central Politburo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) are expected to accompany Mr Xi Jinping, the President of the People’s Republic of China, during his forthcoming state visit to Mongolia which will start on Friday.

Mongolia Brief August 19, 2014 Part II



Mongolia Takes 9th Place at World Tank Biathlon 2014
August 19 (infomongolia.com) On August 16, 2014, the first ever World Tank Biathlon was successfully concluded at the firing range in Alabino near Moscow, where 36 tank crews from 12 countries have participated in this newly introduced global military sporting event.

Mongolia Brief August 19, 2014 Part I

Mayor Meets Deputy Governor of Niigata City
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 19 (MONTSAME) The Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city Mr E.Bat-Uul Tuesday received a delegation led by Mr Hamada Eiji, a deputy governor of Japan’s Niigata city, who is taking part in the first Northeast Asian Mayors’ Forum running here.

China Eyes Trade Development With Mongolia

China and Mongolia will boost trade and economic ties as both countries prepare to sign a string of infrastructure and energy deals during Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the neighboring country scheduled on Thursday.

Mongolia preps rail agreements

President urges two countries to step up partnership

Interview: Mongolia president says ready to further promote ties with China

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj said that his country is ready to further promote its strategic partnership with China.

These Are the Countries with the Best Maternity Leaves

New dad Taylor Tepper argues that America needs to catch up with the rest of the world in terms of providing paid time off to new moms.

Xi's Mongolia Visit to Promote Bilateral Ties: Officials

Both Chinese and Mongolian officials say President Xi Jinping's forthcoming visit to Mongolia later this week will help promote bilateral ties and expand economic cooperation.

Trade and infrastructure to top Xi's agenda in Mongolia

Mongolia welcomes Chinese investment, as President Xi Jinping prepares to visit the country.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Colwyn Bay explorer praised by Sir Ranulph Fiennes for his Mongolia trek

The renowned adventurer has applauded Ash Dykes after he became the first man to single-handedly cross the breadth of Mongolia by saying it was 'an example of great determination'

Military to minimize flight delays during drill

ZHURIHE, Inner Mongolia - Chinese military will take steps to minimize delays to civilian flights as drones and fighter bombers join in an anti-terror drill, a spokesman for the China Air Force said Monday.

Chinese president's Mongolia visit to upgrade ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to neighboring Mongolia will upgrade bilateral ties and benefit regional prosperity, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday.

Why You Might Be Better Off Giving Birth in Iran

...Or at least in Rhode Island. New dad Taylor Tepper argues that America needs to catch up in terms of providing nationwide paid family leave.

Mongolia Brief August 18, 2014 Part III



Mongolia receives telegram from Pope Francis
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 18 (MONTSAME) Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has delivered a telegram to the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj.

Female Farming Agents Training Session Held in Inner Mongolia

The 7th Female Farming Agents Training Session was held in Hohhot, the capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on August 5.

Mongolia to exhibit at Kaohsiung food show for the first time

Several countries, including Mongolia, are scheduled to exhibit for the first time at the Kaohsiung Food Show, being held this year in early November.

MacMahon Holdings to reveal details on Mongolia project

Mining services company MacMahon Holdings (ASX:MAH) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX with its shares placed in pre-open.

MacMahon requested the halt pending an announcement about the company’s project in Mongolia.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Wednesday 20th August 2014, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

’108 Faces of Mongolia’ shares a rare history

The “108 Faces of Mongolia” exhibition opened at Zanabazar Fine Art Museum on August 13 and is on view through the end of this month.

Mongolia’s first metal festival to rock at UB Palace

Mongolia’s first ever international metal festival, Noise Metal Fest 2014, is taking place at UB Palace, Ulaanbaatar, on August 23.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes pays glowing tribute to 23-year-old Welsh adventurer Ash Dykes after epic Mongolia feat

The world’s greatest living explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has praised a young Welsh adventurer for becoming the first person to walk 1,500 miles solo across Mongolia.

'He is an example of great determination': 'World's greatest living explorer' Ranulph Fiennes praises British adventurer who walked 1,500 miles across Mongolia ALONE

Sir Ranulph Fiennes said Ash Dykes was one of the last 'adventuring firsts'
Longest day of walking saw Dykes covering 34 miles in 14 hours
It took 78 days to cross Altai Mountains, Gobi Desert and Mongolian Steppe

Mongolia welcomes Chinese investment, says Beijing before Xi visit

BEIJING: Mongolia welcomes Chinese investment, Beijing said Monday, as President Xi Jinping prepares to visit the country where there is growing opposition to overseas control of its vast, largely untapped mineral reserves.

China eyes trade route deal with Mongolia during Xi visit

(Reuters) - China expects to sign agreements to give landlocked and resource-rich Mongolia easier access to Chinese territory for its exports when President Xi Jinping visits the country this week, a senior diplomat said on Monday.

Medical experts train counterparts in Mongolia

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AFNS) -- The sounds of agony filled the air near the wooded back lot of the Central Armed Forces Hospital, or CAFH, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as an interpreter encouraged accident victims to ‘ham up’ their performances during mass casualty response training, as part of Operation Pacific Angel 14-4 Mongolia.

Monday, August 18, 2014

ACWF VP Conducts Survey in Inner Mongolia

Vice President and the First Member of the Secretariat of All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Song Xiuyan conducted a survey in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from August 5 to August 8.

Russian choppers in China for multinational drills

BEIJING Russian army helicopters have landed in northern China to take part in multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring continuing close ties between Beijing and Moscow despite tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Russia helicopters land in Inner Mongolia for anti-terror drills

ZHURIHE, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Eight Russian MI-8MT helicopters landed at the Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia on Sunday night to participate in joint anti-terror drills scheduled for Aug. 24-29.

Russian army helicopters land in Inner Mongolia for anti-terrorism drills

BEIJING: Russian army helicopters have landed in northern China to take part in multinational anti-terrorism drills, underscoring the close ties between Beijing and Moscow despite tensions with the West over Ukraine.

Mongolia Brief August 18, 2014 Part II



Khuvsgul's Music and Drama Theatre performs at Festival de Montoire
August 18 (news.mn) The 42nd Festival de Montoire international folklore festival was held to celebrate world culture in Montoire, France, from August 12-17.

Mongolia Brief August 18, 2014 Part I



Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj: I am Confident that Visit of His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping, President of People’s Republic of China will be Successful and Make Its Contribution to Advancing Relations between Our Two Countries
August 18 (MONTSAME) President of Mongolia, Mr. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj met Chinese journalists on 15 August 2014 and answered their questions.

Mongolia Brief August 15, 2014 Part V



N.Ulziibat: Nobody will buy products if they don’t include the latest technologies
By B. Dulguun
August 17 (UB Post) The following is an interview with N.Ulziibat, founder and CEO of ThemeTon LLC, about the company and other relevant issues in the IT sector.

Mongolia Brief August 15, 2014 Part IV



Russian Ambassador: We will reach agreement on Mongolian issues
By Ch. Khaliun
August 17 (UB Post) Zuunii Medee spoke frankly with with I.K.Azizov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Mongolia, ahead of President Putin’s upcoming state visit, and discussed bilateral relations and upcoming negotiations.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mongolia Brief August 15, 2014 Part III

Stock exchange news for August 15
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, August 15 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades held Friday, a total of 6,627 shares of 12 JSCs were traded costing MNT 23 million 804 thousand and 090.00.

Foreign troops arrive at Zhurihe training base

The military band of the PLA is playing for the foreign troops at the welcoming ceremony.

Russian troops arrive in N China for anti-terrorism drills

Commanders from Russia and China are seen at the railway station of Zhurihe training base, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 16, 2014.

Steppe out: Scenes from rural Mongolia

Mongolian yurts dot the landscape at the XIII Century Park in Erdene Soum, Tuv Aimag, some 96 kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Photos: Bai Tiantian/GT

Russian Ambassador: We will reach agreement on Mongolian issues

Zuunii Medee spoke frankly with with I.K.Azizov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Mongolia, ahead of President Putin’s upcoming state visit, and discussed bilateral relations and upcoming negotiations.

Kazakh troops reach SCO anti-terror drill site

A 279-strong Kazakh team on Friday afternoon arrived at its anti-terror drill destination in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

800 Russian troops reach China for joint drills

In a new boost to strategic ties between the two allies, Russian troops have reached the site of a joint anti-terror drill in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the Chinese military said in a statement on Saturday.

Mongolia Mining Report Q2 2014 Mongolia mining market on the cusp of a miniming boom in 2013

(live-PR.com) - Mongolia is on the cusp of a mining boom. The commencement of production at the Oyu Tolgoi (OT) copper and gold mine in 2013 is set to transform the entire landscape of the country´s mining industry.

Denan Project of Woodbury Provides Free Health Care to 50,000 Globally

Dick Young is quite the world traveler.

On Target: Tanks Battle It Out In Biathlon

Russia scored a direct hit on Saturday after finishing first and second in a tank biathlon world championship at a training centre near Moscow.

Xi looks to energy ties on Ulaanbaatar visit

Eyeing cooperation in the energy sector, Chinese President Xi Jinping will embark on a State visit to Mongolia from August 21 to August 22 at the invitation of Mongolian President, foreign ministry spokesperson Qin Gang announced on Thursday.

Athletes from Kenya and Ethiopia win Inner Mongolia's marathon fair

HOHHOT, Inner Mongolia, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Kibent Collins and Ethiopia's Megersa Megertutafa won the men's and women's marathon respectively in 2014 Ulanqab International Marathon that ended on Friday in Ulanqab City of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

President Xi's upcoming visit to further China-Mongolia economic ties: Mongolian lawmaker

ULAN BATOR, Aug. 16 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to Mongolia will significantly promote the economic relations between the two countries, a Mongolian lawmaker said.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Xi looks to energy ties on Ulaanbaatar visit

Eyeing cooperation in the energy sector, Chinese President Xi Jinping will embark on a State visit to Mongolia from August 21 to August 22 at the invitation of Mongolian President, foreign ministry spokesperson Qin Gang announced on Thursday.

Airways supports Mongolia on ATC separation

Mongolian air traffic control separation standards will reduce from 90 to 30 kilometres in September following an Airways New Zealand review of the Mongolian Civil Aviation Authority safety assessment requirements.

Angel experts train to save lives

by Staff Sgt. William Banton
Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

Goodwill through the language of CE

8/15/2014 - BULGON, Mongolia -- U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brede Grorud and Mongolian Armed Forces Sgt. Erdenetsogt Bachuluun, electricians participating in Pacific Angel 14-4, stand in the poorly lit gymnasium of Bulgon, a Mongolian primary school, effortlessly repairing the building's electrical system though they are unable to speak the same language.

Pacific Angel 14-4 Mongolia Eye Exams

8/15/2014 - Capt. Ben Kolle, an optometrist assigned to the 374th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, gives a Mongolian citizen an eye exam as part of Pacific Angel 14-4 in Bulgan, Mongolia, Aug. 15, 2014.