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Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia canceled under pressure from China
The Dalai Lama’s planned visit to Mongolia this month has been canceled under pressure from China, which labels the Tibetan spiritual leader as a separatist, according to multiple sources knowledgeable about Tibetan Buddhist affairs.
Mongolian pres. eyes Japan visit in July, Abe to discuss abduction
Japan and Mongolia are in talks on setting up a meeting between their leaders in late July in Tokyo, Japanese government officials said Monday.
Japan, Mongolia oppose attempt to change status quo by force
Japanese and Mongolian defense ministers agreed Thursday to oppose any attempt to change the status quo by force, in light of China’s claim to the Japan-administered islands and Russia’s annexation of Crimea, southern Ukraine, Japan’s Defense Ministry said.
N. Korea’s de-facto embassy in Tokyo business-worthy: Mongolian buyer
The Mongolian company that recently made a winning bid for the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean association at auction did so purely for business reasons, its president said Thursday.
Mongolia’s nomads turn to private land
Mongolia’s nomads have roamed its sprawling grasslands for centuries, pitching their yurts wherever they find pasture for their animals, but now Tsogtsaikhan Orgodol is staying put as part of a scheme to tackle chronic overgrazing.
End of election season spells stability and growth for Mongolia
First copper exports from Rio Tinto’s $6.6 billion Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia – believed to have been delayed due to populist pressures arising in the run-up to presidential elections this week – may start early next month after incumbent Tsakhia Elbegdorj secured a second four-year term, analysts said this week.
More than 1,700 N. Korean workers employed in Mongolia: report
A total of 1,749 North Koreans are working in Mongolia with most of them employed in the construction sector, a news report said Wednesday.
Mining wealth distribution key issue in Mongolia polls
Mongolia goes to the polls Wednesday to elect a new president as the country’s mining boom raises questions over the role of foreign investors and the distribution of new found wealth.
Japan, Mongolia agree to cooperate over N. Korea’s abductions
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Mongolian counterpart Luvsanvandan Bold agreed Tuesday to cooperate in dealing with North Korea, including its abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
In Mongolia, a backdoor to the Hermit Kingdom
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — They come and they go without much international fanfare: delegations of North Korean ministers in Mongolia, invited by the pro-Western government to discuss trade, cultural ties and questions of “mutual interest.”