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South Korean President Begins Central Asian Trip

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has begun a tour of resource-rich central Asia, aimed at boosting bilateral ties with three nations. South Korean news reports say the president will stop in Mongolia Monday for talks with his counterpart Tsakhia Elbegdorj on labor, natural resources, and energy. Korea’s manufacturing sector employs workers from Mongolia and other […]

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US, Asian Firms to Develop Massive Mongolian Coal Field

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Companies from China, Russia and the United States have emerged as the big winners in the competition to develop one of the world’s biggest deposits of coking coal, used for steel-making. Mongolian officials Tuesday announced their decision, which will be submitted to parliament for approval on Wednesday. The companies and consortiums, which include Japanese and […]

Mongolian, US Presidents Pledge Increased Economic Partnership

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj and U.S. President Barack Obama have pledged to increase bilateral trade, investment and people-to-people connections. The two leaders met Thursday at the White House at the end of Mr. Elbegdorj’s four-day trip to the United States. In a joint statement after the meeting, both presidents said they will “further develop” their […]

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Mongolian President Visits Washington Amid Warming Ties

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj is in Washington for a meeting later Thursday with U.S. President Barack Obama. Mr. Elbegdorj, who has been traveling in the United States since Monday, was expected to receive a warm welcome in Washington, where his country is seen as a model for democratic reform in his region. U.S. Assistant Secretary […]

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Czech Republic Sends Endangered Horses to Mongolia

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Czech military jet headed to Mongolia Tuesday with four special passengers — rare wild horses. The Prague Zoo sent the Przewalski horses on their 6,000 kilometer journey as part of the zoo’s effort to reintroduce the endangered animals to their native habitat. Upon arrival in the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator, they will be […]

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Chinese Coal Driver Sentenced to Death in Killing of Mongolian Herder

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese coal driver has been sentenced to death for killing a Mongolian herder in a case that sparked weeks of unrest across Inner Mongolia. China’s official Xinhua news agency said the sentence was handed down Wednesday after a six-hour trial in the Chinese autonomous region. The court found that driver Li Lindong killed the […]

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Coal Drivers Go on Trial in Death of Mongolian Herder

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say two Chinese coal miners have gone on trial for murder in Inner Mongolia in a case that prompted large-scale protests in the region. The official Xinhua news agency said Wednesday about 160 people witnessed the trial, including relatives of both the accused and the victim. The agency said prosecutors said the […]

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China Touts Mining Overhaul in Restive Inner Mongolia

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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China says authorities have begun an overhaul of the coal mining industry in its vast Inner Mongolia region, in the wake of protests against environmental damage from coal mining, and the hit-and-run death of a local shepherd by a coal truck driver. The official Xinhua news agency described the reforms, announced Wednesday, as a one-month […]

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