Mongolia
Massive border jam threatens Mongolia's coal lifeline - Reuters TV
Need a kindergarten spot in Mongolia? Play the lottery
Australian University helps Mongolia's flourishing photojournalism community
China says hopes Mongolia learned lesson after Dalai Lama visit
Late-night barbecue, Mongolian style
Mongolia seeks to crush fossil black market
Falcon from Mongolia sighted in Madayipara
2017-12-09 19:17:10 Migratory bird Amur Falcon has been spotted for the first time at Madayipara here. The bird was sighted by Jayan Thomas, an ophthalmologist and bird enthusiast, on November 29. The sighting was confirmed by ornithologists C. Sashikumar and J. Praveen. Amur Falcon is a small pigeon-sized bird weighing just 150 grams. Dr. Thomas said the bird species was first reported from the Amur river basin near Mongolia   Read More ...
These women are challenging Mongolia’s gender norms with comic books
2017-12-09 09:46:04 Visiting museums while growing up, Zolzoya Bakthuyag, a 34-year-old lawyer, always wondered why the places that depicted the history of her country always exhibited men’s photos and paintings so prominently. “Mongolian women played a great role building the country too, but museums only hang men’s photos. It was confusing,” she said, sitting in her office in a high-rise building huddled by snow-peaked green hills in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar   Read More ...
Una especie de dinosaurio cisne fue descubierto en Mongolia
2017-12-08 00:04:51 Científicos europeos descubrieron una nueva especie de dinosaurio con características diferentes a las conocidas hasta hoy, se trata del ‘Halszka’, un dinosaurio con cuello de cisne, aletas delanteras con forma de alas y poderosas garras, según informó el 6 de diciembre del 2017 ABC en su edición digital. Según el medio, esta mezcla extraña le dotaba de unas características especiales que le permitían dominar el aire, la tierra y, sobre todo, el agua, es decir volaban, corrían y nadaban y lo hacían, al menos, en una zona del planeta que hoy corresponde a Mongolia, lugar en donde dónde se halló el esqueleto fosilizado   Read More ...
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur! Meet Halszkaraptor, A Mongolian Mash-Up
2017-12-07 12:27:52 If it looks like a duck…it may be a curious new dinosaur, Halszkaraptor escuilliei. The Mongolian maniraptor is a mouthful to say and a, uhm, glory to behold. But the most interesting thing about it is how it apparently lived. Fossiliferous Mongolia has given dinosaur enthusiasts a trove of discoveries over the years, from the hauls taken in during the escapades of Roy Chapman Andrews back in the day to more recent key finds, such as nearly complete skeletons of , once known only from its enormous arms   Read More ...
S. Korea joins hands with Mongolia on patient follow-up program
2017-12-07 08:07:00 SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's health ministry said Friday that it has reached an agreement with a Mongolian hospital to carry out patient follow-up measures aimed at improving the quality of medical treatment. According to the pact between the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and the Mongolian National University, a care center will be set up to provide services to Mongolian patients who have received treatment in South Korea   Read More ...
Duck-like dinosaur found in Mongolia so 'peculiar' researchers thought it was fake
2017-12-07 00:11:38 Duck-like dinosaur with crocodile teeth and clawed flippers so 'peculiar' researchers thought it was fake With a bill like a duck but teeth like a crocodile, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr Seuss could have dreamed up. Key points: 45 centimetres tall and roamed 75 million years ago Skeleton found in rock smuggled out of Mongolia Named Halszkaraptor escuilliei after late Polish palaeontologist It also had flippers like a penguin, and while it walked like an ostrich it could also swim   Read More ...
Synchrotron sheds light on the amphibious lifestyle of a new raptorial dinosaur
2017-12-06 20:12:07 A well-preserved dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia unites an unexpected combination of features that defines a new group of semi-aquatic predators related to Velociraptor. Detailed 3-D synchrotron analysis allowed an international team of researchers to present the bizarre 75-million-year-old predator, named Halszkaraptor escuilliei. The study not only describes a new genus and species of bird-like dinosaur that lived in Mongolia but also sheds light on an unexpected amphibious lifestyle for raptorial dinosaurs   Read More ...
Mongolia's president vetoes 2018 budget
2017-12-05 11:07:58 ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia’s president on Tuesday vetoed the 2018 budget passed by parliament in November, saying the planned deficit would violate the terms of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout agreement. Mongolia and the IMF agreed to a $5.5 billion bailout in May to stabilize its floundering economy and its currency, the tugrik, which went into freefall last year. In return, Mongolia agreed to end expansionary monetary policies, introduce austerity measures, raise some taxes and reduce welfare spending   Read More ...
A disappearing way of life on China’s prairie
2017-12-05 07:01:04 Lu Liu is a video journalist based in Beijing. DAMAO BANNER, China — Wu Rigen longs to return to his rural village in this small corner of China’s Inner Mongolia province to live full-time, back to his sheep and goats, back to the traditions his ancestors practiced for centuries. Wu is a shepherd, an ancient vocation for many of China’s ethnic Mongolians   Read More ...
China appreciates Mongolia's commitment to one-China policy
2017-12-05 02:30:31 China appreciates Mongolia's reiteration that it will adhere to the one-China policy and respect China's core interests and major concerns related to Tibet, Xinjiang and Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. Wang made the remarks here during talks with visiting Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar. "China and Mongolia are friendly neighbors," Wang said. "The new Mongolian government has sent a clear message to the Chinese side on maintaining mutual trust and properly handling sensitive issues, and the country has expressed a strong desire to deepen cooperation with China   Read More ...
North Koreans face Mongolia exit as UN sanctions bite
2017-12-03 17:30:57 ULAANBAATAR (AFP) - North Koreans have toiled and slept at construction sites in Mongolia, they have operated cashmere sewing machines, and their acupuncture skills are highly prized in one of the few democracies employing them. But the nearly 1,200 North Koreans living in the country wedged between Russia and China must now pack their bags as Mongolia enforces tough United Nations sanctions severely curbing trade with Pyongyang   Read More ...
North Koreans face Mongolia exit as UN sanctions bite
2017-12-03 11:47:49 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia | AFP | North Koreans have toiled and slept at construction sites in Mongolia, they have operated cashmere sewing machines, and their acupuncture skills are highly prized in one of the few democracies employing them. But the nearly 1,200 North Koreans living in the country wedged between Russia and China must now pack their bags as Mongolia enforces tough United Nations sanctions severely curbing trade with Pyongyang   Read More ...
Petro offers vocational training for Mongolian government
2017-11-29 15:12:29 The Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority (K-Petro) is offering vocational training courses to Mongolian officials seeking to establish their own oil management system. This is part of a technological partnership established in April under which K-Petro pledged to provide a mid- to long-term growth roadmap for Mongolia's petroleum management system. The state-run organization is also pushing ahead with a plan to offer them a more systematic expert program at Seoul National University   Read More ...
Mongolian foreign minister set for official visit
2017-11-27 12:03:32 Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar will pay an official visit to China from Dec 3-5 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced on Monday. It will be the Mongolian minister's first visit to China since a new government in Mongolia was established in October. Wang will meet with Tsogtbaatar, Geng said, and both will hold a joint media briefing   Read More ...
South China coastal city to host ethnic Mongolian carvinal
2017-11-17 06:30:15 China's ethnic Mongolian carvinal, Naadam fair, will be introduced to south China's coastal city Huizhou of Guangdong Province on November 25, organizers said on Friday. The two-day events, first of its kind in the coastal city, will showcase ethnic Mongolians' "three manly skills" including horse racing, Bokh or Mongolian wrestling and archery at the beach or on the yacht, organizers said   Read More ...
90-km line of trucks reported on border of Mongolia with China
2017-11-14 15:09:14 90-km line of trucks emerged on the Gashuunsukhait border crossing on the Mongolian-Chinese state border as of November 12, according to Mongolian media. On November 14, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry of Mongolia D.Sumiyabazar pledged to take urgent measures in response to "the logjam of coal trucks, stretching over 100 km at the Gashuunsukhait border crossing in southern Mongolia." The Minister visited the checkpoint and checked over the situation at the Gashuunsukhait border crossing in the course of his three-day working visit to Umnugobi aimag over the weekends   Read More ...
Massive border jam threatens Mongolia's coal lifeline - Reuters TV
2017-11-14 07:40:55 Transcript >> Crawling along adjusting highway in Mongolia is Gobi Desert. Thousands of trucks many of the pack with cola stuck in a grueling and sometime deadly traffic jam. That destination is laboring China but the que to the Buddha stretches back more than 80 miles.>> I have nothing to do except to wait in line in my truck. I do things to try to distract myself, but it's very boring   Read More ...
Need A Kindergarten Spot In Mongolia? Play The Lottery
2017-09-28 16:09:01 Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Mongolia's baby boom is pushing its schools to breaking point, with desperate parents facing the stark choice of relying on a lottery system or paying for pricey private classes in capital Ulaanbaatar. Spots in coveted government-funded kindergartens, for children aged two to five, are determined by an online ballot. Those who miss out risk being left out of the early years education system altogether -- unless they can afford a fee-paying option   Read More ...
Need a kindergarten spot in Mongolia? Play the lottery
2017-09-28 13:30:27 ULAN BATOR: Mongolia's baby boom is pushing its schools to breaking point, with desperate parents facing the stark choice of relying on a lottery system or paying for pricey private classes in capital Ulaanbaatar. Spots in coveted government-funded kindergartens, for children aged two to five, are determined by an online ballot. Those who miss out risk being left out of the early years education system altogether - unless they can afford a fee-paying option   Read More ...
Need a kindergarten spot in Mongolia? Play the lottery
2017-09-28 08:00:24 ULAN BATOR: Mongolia's baby boom is pushing its schools to breaking point, with desperate parents facing the stark choice of relying on a lottery system or paying for pricey private classes in capital Ulaanbaatar. Spots in coveted government-funded kindergartens, for children aged two to five, are determined by an online ballot. Those who miss out risk being left out of the early years education system altogether – unless they can afford a fee-paying option   Read More ...
Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to China appointed Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Mongolia concurrently
2017-09-26 10:07:03 AKIPRESS.COM - Azamat Usenov, the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to China, was appointed Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Mongolia concurrently. He will be based in Beijing, China, the press service of the Kyrgyz president's office said citing the presidential decree. It should be reminded that former Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to China Kanayim Baktygulova had also served concurrently as envoy to Mongolia. Full access to all news articles in English   Read More ...
India and Mongolia plan to begin formal talks on uranium
2017-03-11 10:12:40 AKIPRESS.COM - India and Mongolia plan to begin formal talks this month on trading in uranium, a mineral abundant in the northeast Asian country and a key attraction for New Delhi as it seeks a tighter partnership with nations on China's periphery, The Telegraph reported. Mongolia holds one of the world's largest reserves of uranium, which fuels nuclear plants that India is counting on to generate an ever-growing chunk of its energy pie   Read More ...
Conflicts of interest keep Mongolian child jockeys in the saddle
2017-03-10 17:10:33 Mongolian courts banned them, human rights groups slammed them and the labour ministry demands they cease, but none of that has stopped Mongolia’s politicians from letting child jockeys saddle up. Despite the outcry, coaches still hire child riders to race at breakneck speeds across the freezing steppe in high stakes contests with powerful backers. The contests have been met with outrage on social media, where commenters share photos of young riders suffering painful falls from the saddle and call on authorities to enforce the court order suspending the event   Read More ...
No joy ride: Mongolian child jockeys risk their lives in dangerous horse races despite ban
2017-03-10 09:47:24 TSAGAAN HUTUL (AFP) - Mongolian courts banned them, human rights groups slammed them and the labour ministry demands they cease, but none of that has stopped Mongolia's politicians from letting child jockeys saddle up. Despite the outcry, coaches still hire child riders to race at breakneck speeds across the freezing steppe in high stakes contests with powerful backers. The contests have been met with outrage on social media, where commenters share photos of young riders suffering painful falls from the saddle and call on authorities to enforce the court order suspending the event   Read More ...
Multistake choir performs in 'Mongolia's Got's Talent'
2017-03-09 14:59:24 ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA. The combined Ulaanbaatar Mongolia East and West Stake choir reached the semi-finals of the second season of the nationally televised show “Mongolia’s Got Talent!” in December 2016. Seminary and institute students ages 14-28 comprised much of the choir, with the exception of a few young married adults. Approximately half of the choir members were returned missionaries. Television audiences were curious about the choir and how it made it to the national stage   Read More ...
Canadian miner Kincora leads Mongolian copper rush
2017-03-08 15:48:58 AKIPRESS.COM - Canadian miner Kincora Copper plans over coming months to start exploration drilling in Mongolia, its CEO told Reuters, calling the area "one of the last frontiers" for top quality copper assets. With technologies such as electric vehicles expected to stoke demand, the mining industry is keen to discover copper reserves as existing mines get depleted. Kincora's CEO Sam Spring compared Mongolia to Chile, the world's largest copper producer, in the 1970s when it was still under-explored and said he hoped to find another Oyu Tolgoi, using a team with experience of finding tier-one copper assets   Read More ...
Mongolia looks to develop its downstream oil industry
2017-03-08 15:48:32 A plan to develop oil refining capabilities could see Mongolia enhance its energy security, curb its energy import bill and broaden the scope of its manufacturing industry. The proposed refinery, to be located in the Sainshand soum (district) in the province of Dornogovi, is forecast to cost around $700m, with a further $264m to be spent on pipelines needed to bring crude to the plant from local fields, Oxford Business Group reported on March 7   Read More ...
You’re never lonely in Mongolia
2017-03-07 16:23:12 Each night I return home to one of the greatest luxuries available to human beings: an empty room. There is no one to speak to if I do not wish to make conversation, and no one to make demands of me as I sit idly in front of my window. I only became conscious of this privilege when I moved to Mongolia two years ago. Most of my friends there, including those living in apartments and houses, shared one room with the rest of their immediate family   Read More ...
Mongolia struggles through financial instability
2017-03-07 15:52:57 Mongolian shares rose 4% in March according to Bloomberg's top company index, after the IMF extended another multi-year bailout for USD 440 million which can unlock an immediate additional 3 billion from bilateral and multilateral partners. China, which receives 90% of its neighbour's mineral exports, will bolster a $2 billion currency swap as part of the package, coming just five years after the expiration of the 2009's post-crisis program, reports news   Read More ...
Ulaanbaatar to host Mongolia Gold 2017 Conference and Exhibition
2017-03-06 15:46:03 AKIPRESS.COM - Mongolia Gold 2017 Conference and Exhibition will be held on March 17 in Ulaanbaatar. The event is organized by the Mongolian Mining Exchange in cooperation with Ministry of Mining and Heavy industry, Mongolbank, BCM and HKIMA, reports news.mn. The conference will discuss a wide range of issues connected with the gold mining sector and will set goals for seeking ways to improve and stabilize the legal environment for gold mining   Read More ...
Mongolian Ambassador presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II
2017-03-04 10:11:32 AKIPRESS.COM - Newly appointed Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland S.Bayar on March 1 presented his diplomatic credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, reports news.mn. Mongolia and the United Kingdom established diplomatic relations in 1963; Ambassador S.Bayar is the 13th Mongolian Ambassador to the UK to present his credentials since then. Following the ceremony, Ambassador Bayar introduced the staff   Read More ...
Mongolian Foreign Minister addresses UN Human Rights Council
2017-03-02 11:40:15 Mongolia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, has delivered remarks at a high-level segment of the 5th meeting of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. The session is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from February 27-March 24. In his remarks, the Foreign Minister outlined policy, actions and measures carried out by the Government of Mongolia towards the protection and promotion of human rights on a national level and in   Read More ...
Mongolia, Taiwan broaden support for blind
2017-03-01 10:24:08 The Taiwanese government donated a braille embosser to the Mongolian National Federation of the Blind (MNFB) on Wednesday to support learning experiences of the blind and visually impaired, reports The UB Post. After handing over the embosser worth $15,000, Taiwan’s representative to Mongolia Huang Kuo-Jung and his secretary discussed further directions of mutual cooperation with Head of the MNFB D.Gerel. The Taiwanese side mentioned that this was their first donation   Read More ...
Mongolia and China extend swap agreement
2017-02-24 15:39:24 AKIPRESS.COM - The Bank of Mongolia and the People’s Bank of China have agreed to extend the local currency swap agreement. This positive decision was confirmed during a meeting between Deputy Governor Lkhagvasuren Byadran and Deputy Governor Yi Gang on February 22 in Beijing, reports news.mn. Currently, the two central banks have conducted RMB 15 billion swaps, due to end in 2017. It is now, however, expected that the maturity   Read More ...
Australian University helps Mongolia's flourishing photojournalism community
2017-02-24 05:05:54 A scholarship program at RMIT University in Melbourne is providing rare opportunities for Mongolian photojournalists to hone their craft in Australia. The independent journalism community in Mongolia is small – the Press Council of Mongolia, the country's first independent media council, was established only in January last year – but it is vibrant and growing. "Pre-independence in 1990, Mongolia had three official government sanctioned media outlets. In 2017 there is   Read More ...
Camel Festival 2017 to be celebrated in Mongolia's Bulgan
2017-02-23 10:22:56 The annual Camel Festival 2017 will be held on March 6 and 7 in Bulgan soum of Umnugovi Province, reports The UB Post. During the two-day event, camel polo contests, an anklebone shooting competition, photo exhibition featuring photos of Mongolian camels, and traditional music and dance performances will be organized. Camel herders from around the country will come to attend the festival with their camels. The Camel Festival has already   Read More ...
Mongolian bond prices jump following $440 million IMF bailout
2017-02-22 15:55:19 The price of Mongolia’s benchmark 10-year bond rose after the announcement on Sunday that the International Monetary Fund will lead a bailout the nation, Bloomberg reports. The yield declined and the price of the bonds due in 2022 rose more than 4 cents by 1:50 p.m in Hong Kong, after the news of a $440 IMF million loan package as part of a $5.5 billion bailout. The tugrik was little   Read More ...
Mongolian courier delivers on horseback in snow
2017-02-22 06:16:11 When weather turns bad in Mongolia, it's the horses that come to rescue, as this story shows. A courier, Altan Boliger, in Bayannur League, Inner Mongolia, rode a horse to deliver packages in heavy snow on Tuesday when a massive cold front hit the region. The traditional Mongolian method left both locals as well as internet users impressed after a short video clip of Boliger and his horse was uploaded   Read More ...
Mongolia reaffirms commitment to one-China policy
2017-02-21 06:13:15 Mongolia reaffirmed its commitment to the one-China policy on Monday during the visit by the country's foreign minister, after bilateral relations were disrupted by the Dalai Lama's visit to the landlocked country in November. Hailing the Mongolian foreign minister's statement, Wang said it was important for the two countries to boost ties from a new beginning. Vice President Li Yuanchao also met with Munkh-Orgil on Monday, during which both   Read More ...
Mongolia to get help from China
2017-02-21 06:10:23 Observers said that since the bilateral ties are emerging from a time of political frustration, Beijing's latest help is a sincere move to assist the landlocked neighbor to diversify its economy. The measures include providing assistance and favorable loan terms to Mongolia and extending a bilateral currency swap deal that is vital to Mongolia's foreign trade and currency stability, according to a joint news conference after Wang's talks with his   Read More ...