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Could yak wool be the new cashmere?
The Dukha: Mongolia's last reindeer people | CNN Travel
Resource-rich Mongolia rejects cap on foreign workers for 2018
Mongolia agrees $7.8 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others
Mongolian citizens offer cash, jewellery, horses to pay off gov't debt
Brazil hopes for economic collaboration with Mongolia
Turkish Prime Minister to visit Mongolia
2018-04-06 00:23:00 Central Asia | politics | 16:02, 04 April 2018 | AKIPRESS.COM - Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim will pay an official visit to Mongolia on April 6-8 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, Montsame reported. Turkish PM is expected to meet with Khurelsukh to exchange views on bilateral relations, development of cooperation in agriculture, light industry, tourism, road and transportation sectors   Read More ...
Mongolia-China border to be closed for Qingming Festival 2018
2018-03-30 05:22:50 Central Asia | society | 16:25, 29 March 2018 | AKIPRESS.COM - Mongolia-China road checkpoints will be closed on April 5 for the Qingming Festival or Ancestors' Day, official media report Thursday. International railway and air links of the two countries will operate on normal mode on that day. The Qingming Festival is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar   Read More ...
Ethnic Kazakhs in Mongolia celebrate Nauryz
2018-03-23 15:24:26 Central Asia | society | 12:05, 23 March 2018 | AKIPRESS.COM - Ethnic Kazakhs in Mongolia celebrated the Nauryz holiday of spring in the Bayan-Olgiy aimak. Prime Minister of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh participated in the celebrations that took place on March 22, the Ikon media outlet reported. The Mongolian PM congratulated the ethnic Kazakhs on the new year and wished all the best   Read More ...
Mongolia, Hungary discuss biofactory expansion project commencement
2018-03-13 10:06:16 Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia Batjargal Batzorig received on March 12 Ambassador of Hungary to Mongolia Mihaly Galosfai. They discussed joint efforts to launch the biofactory expansion project in June 2018. The Ambassador conveyed Hungarian Foreign Minister's plan to visit Mongolia for the project’s ground-breaking ceremony. During the meeting, the sides discussed ways to intensify the project to expand the Biocombinat state-owned enterprise   Read More ...
Mongolia president appeals to US for trade to protect democracy
2018-03-13 09:30:19 ULAANBAATAR: Mongolia's president has appealed to U.S. President Donald Trump for more trade between their countries, saying an economic downturn has threatened to destabilise the young Asian democracy sandwiched between China and Russia. Mongolia's role as an "oasis of democracy" in a region where authoritarianism in on the rise "does not contribute to economic development", Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga said in a letter to Trump dated March 12 and published on his website   Read More ...
INSIGHT-As copper booms, miners take hunt to Mongolian dunes
2018-03-13 08:41:36 LONDON (Reuters) - When temperatures rise and winds drop in the coming weeks, a band of explorers will hunt for copper riches in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. For years Rio Tinto has been the sole international copper mine operator in Mongolia, bound closely to a country where it has bet billions of dollars on the giant Oyu Tolgoi project. Others have steered clear due to the risks of operating in a nation with an unpredictable and young democracy and judiciary, a frail economy and extreme weather   Read More ...
As copper booms, miners take hunt to Mongolian dunes
2018-03-13 08:41:29 LONDON (Reuters) - When temperatures rise and winds drop in the coming weeks, a band of explorers will hunt for copper riches in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. For years Rio Tinto has been the sole international copper mine operator in Mongolia, bound closely to a country where it has bet billions of dollars on the giant Oyu Tolgoi project. Others have steered clear due to the risks of operating in a nation with an unpredictable and young democracy and judiciary, a frail economy and extreme weather   Read More ...
Japanese publisher withdraws kids’ comic after illustration mocks Mongolian hero Genghis Khan
2018-03-06 11:09:10 After it drew a barrage of criticism from Mongolians, Japanese publisher Shogakukan Inc. said Tuesday it is withdrawing the latest issue of a monthly cartoon magazine featuring an insulting picture of Mongolia’s national hero, Genghis Khan. The March edition of “Korokoro Comic,” which went on sale on Feb. 15, contains a cartoon mocking the founder of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century with a crude sketch of male genitalia across his forehead   Read More ...
Glaciers in Mongolia's Gobi Desert actually shrank during the last ice age
2018-03-06 09:00:04 The simple story says that during the last ice age, temperatures were colder and ice sheets expanded around the planet. That may hold true for most of Europe and North America, but new research from the University of Washington tells a different story in the high-altitude, desert climates of Mongolia. The recent paper in Quaternary Science Reviews is the first to date ancient glaciers in the high mountains of Mongolia's Gobi Desert   Read More ...
Could yak wool be the new cashmere?
2018-03-05 08:06:05 Could Mongolian yak wool be the new cashmere? Updated 2352 GMT (0752 HKT) March 4, 2018. Story highlights Mongolia is one world's biggest cashmere producers Cashmere-producing goats are damaging the land Knitwear label Tengri wants herders to switch to yak wool It used to be that they would throw away the hair -- until Nancy Johnston persuaded them it could be the key to preserving their traditional way of life   Read More ...
Spring Golden Eagle Festival kicks off in Mongolia
2018-03-05 03:30:45 An eagle hunter attends the Spring Golden Eagle Festival near the Mongolian capital city of Ulan Bator on March 4, 2018. The Spring Golden Eagle Festival, a traditional Mongolian festival, opened near the capital city of Ulan Bator on Sunday, with the aim to promote ethnic Kazakh cultures and boost tourism. Twenty eagle hunters aged 14-86 are competing in the 11th edition of the two-day festival   Read More ...
Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi mine to lift force majeure
2018-03-01 00:43:03 TORONTO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia’s southern Gobi Desert will lift force majeure effective March 1 and majority owner Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said on Wednesday that it expected to make up any sales-related effect over the next few quarters. Force majeure was declared Jan. 17 after protests by Chinese coal haulers disrupted deliveries by blockading roads near the Chinese-Mongolian border, leaving Oyu Tolgoi convoys unable to deliver copper concentrates   Read More ...
The Dukha: Mongolia's last reindeer people | CNN Travel
2018-02-24 16:09:10 For thousands of years, the Dukha people, also known as the Tsaatans, have lived in the remote, deep forest of northern Mongolia. Moving from pasture to pasture every seven to 10 weeks, this tiny community of nomadic reindeer herders is one of the few remaining tribes of its kind. Natives of Russian Siberia and Mongolia's northernmost province of Khovsgol, Dukha herders depend on their reindeer for nearly all aspects of survival, as well as cultural and spiritual identity   Read More ...
Mongolia protests Japanese kids' cartoon mocking Genghis Khan - The Mainichi
2018-02-24 05:45:56 TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Mongolia lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan on Friday after a monthly comic magazine aimed at children included a picture of national hero Genghis Khan with a crude sketch of male genitalia across his forehead. The comic's publisher Shogakukan Inc. apologized Friday evening in a meeting with Dambadarjaa Batjargal, the charge d'affaires at Mongolia's embassy in Tokyo   Read More ...
Mongolia protests to Japan over vulgar manga picture mocking Genghis Khan
2018-02-24 00:11:16 Mongolia lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan on Friday after a monthly kid’s comic magazine included a picture of national hero Genghis Khan with a crude sketch of male genitalia across his forehead. The comic's publisher, Shogakukan Inc., apologized Friday evening in a meeting with Dambadarjaa Batjargal, the charge d'affaires at Mongolia's embassy in Tokyo. In an earlier protest lodged with the Japanese Foreign Ministry, the embassy said the cartoon "lacks respect for the Mongolian people   Read More ...
Mongolia protests to Japan over vulgar manga picture mocking Genghis Khan
2018-02-23 16:10:44 Mongolia lodged a diplomatic protest with Japan on Friday after a monthly kid’s comic magazine included a picture of national hero Genghis Khan with a crude sketch of male genitalia across his forehead. The comic’s publisher, Shogakukan Inc., apologized Friday evening in a meeting with Dambadarjaa Batjargal, the charge d’affaires at Mongolia’s embassy in Tokyo. In an earlier protest lodged with the Japanese Foreign Ministry, the embassy said the cartoon “lacks respect for the Mongolian people   Read More ...
Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi weighs power supply options amid plant delays
2018-02-23 11:06:52 ULAANBAATAR, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Mongolia’s giant Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the Gobi desert will weigh alternative options in order to guarantee electricity supply over the coming years, it said on Friday, after casting doubt on state plans to build a new power plant in the region. Oyu Tolgoi, which is run by Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto, is under pressure to procure power from domestic rather than Chinese sources within the next four years, as stipulated in a 2009 investment agreement   Read More ...
Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF
2018-02-23 09:30:36 ULAANBAATAR: Smog in the Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said. The government needed to take urgent action to limit smog-induced health problems, UNICEF and Mongolia's National Center for Public Health said in a study, adding that a failure to act could push treatment costs up by a third by 2025, amounting to a further 4   Read More ...
Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis: UNICEF
2018-02-23 09:08:00 ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Smog in the Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. The government needed to take urgent action to limit smog-induced health problems, UNICEF and Mongolia’s National Center for Public Health said in a study, adding that a failure to act could push treatment costs up by a third by 2025, amounting to a further 4   Read More ...
Mongolian air pollution causing health crisis - UNICEF
2018-02-23 09:01:38 ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Smog in the Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, is causing a public health crisis, especially among children, with treatment costs likely to put the cash-strapped country under increasing strain, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said. The government needed to take urgent action to limit smog-induced health problems, UNICEF and Mongolia's National Center for Public Health said in a study, adding that a failure to act could push treatment costs up by a third by 2025, amounting to a further 4   Read More ...
Adventurer risks wolves and bears to skate 100 miles across Mongolian ice lake
2018-02-20 12:28:57 AN INTREPID adventurer has become the first person ever to ice skate across one of the world’s most barren and inhospitable landscapes. Jim Mee, of Shipton-by-Beningbrough, near York, recently completed the 100-mile crossing of Khövsgöl Nuur - a lake in northern Mongolia, dubbed the ‘Blue Pearl’, which freezes solid in winter. Braving temperatures that dipped down to -47ºc, and local wildlife including wolves and bears, he is now the first person to ever to skate the lake’s entire length   Read More ...
BRIEF-‍Oyu Tolgoi Gets Notification Government Of Mongolia Canceled Power Sector Cooperation Agreement
2018-02-16 01:40:56 Feb 15 (Reuters) - Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd: * OYU TOLGOI NOTIFIED OF GOVERNMENT OF MONGOLIA‘S CANCELLATION OF POWER SECTOR COOPERATION AGREEMENT * TURQUOISE HILL RESOURCES LTD - OYU TOLGOI RECEIVED NOTIFICATION GOVERNMENT OF MONGOLIA CANCELED POWER SECTOR COOPERATION AGREEMENT SIGNED IN 2014 * TURQUOISE HILL RESOURCES - GOVT‘S CANCELLATION, UNDER SECTION 1.3 OF PSCA, INDICATES THAT TAVAN TOLGOI POWER   Read More ...
Resource-rich Mongolia rejects cap on foreign workers for 2018
2018-02-13 09:30:58 ULAANBAATAR: Mongolia will not put a cap on immigration in 2018, authorities said on Tuesday, after lawmakers rejected new policy proposals that set to put tough restrictions on the numbers of foreign workers in the remote north Asian nation. Some members of Mongolia's parliament sought to limit the number of new resident permits granted to foreign or stateless people to 100 per year in a bid to protect domestic jobs in the resource-rich country   Read More ...
Resource-rich Mongolia rejects cap on foreign workers for 2018
2018-02-13 08:47:15 ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia will not put a cap on immigration in 2018, authorities said on Tuesday, after lawmakers rejected new policy proposals that set to put tough restrictions on the numbers of foreign workers in the remote north Asian nation. Some members of Mongolia's parliament sought to limit the number of new resident permits granted to foreign or stateless people to 100 per year in a bid to protect domestic jobs in the resource-rich country   Read More ...
Meanwhile... in Mongolia, there is excitement about young opera singers
2018-02-08 12:25:51 In Mongolia, there is excitement about young opera singers. In 2017, Mongolian baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar won the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Two years earlier, Mongolian baritone Amartuvshin Enkhbat was a finalist in the same competition, while Mongolian tenor Batjargal Bayarsaikhan won the Grand Prix at the K. Bazarsadaev Fifth International Vocalist Contest in 2015. What lies behind the country’s prowess in opera? Guardian reporter Kate Molleson traveled to Mongolia to find out   Read More ...
Mongolia lawmakers to consider strict immigration cap
2018-02-07 08:01:17 ULAANBAATAR: Mongolian lawmakers have proposed a new immigration cap, looking to protect domestic workers, even as citizens increasingly seek opportunities abroad. A parliamentary panel this week approved a proposal to limit to just 100 each year the number of new resident permits granted to foreign or stateless people over the period from 2018 to 2020, with just 30 each from China and Russia, legislator Tsend Nyamdorj said   Read More ...
Mongolia lawmakers to consider strict immigration cap
2018-02-07 07:47:59 ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolian lawmakers have proposed a new immigration cap, looking to protect domestic workers, even as citizens increasingly seek opportunities abroad. A parliamentary panel this week approved a proposal to limit to just 100 each year the number of new resident permits granted to foreign or stateless people over the period from 2018 to 2020, with just 30 each from China and Russia, legislator Tsend Nyamdorj said   Read More ...
Mongolia slaps $155M tax bill on Turquoise Hill’s mine; NGO claims company owes more
2018-01-30 20:06:33 Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. and parent Rio Tinto Group’s ambition to build one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines, called Oyu Tolgoi, in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, has hit a number of stumbling blocks in recent weeks. Last week, Jean-Sebastien Jacques, the chief executive of Rio Tinto, flew to Mongolia’s capital city to meet with prime minister Ukhnaagiin Khurelsuk about how to build “win-win” partnerships   Read More ...
EU removes Mongolia from tax-haven blacklist
2018-01-24 10:05:50 European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday to remove eight jurisdictions, including Mongolia, from the EU blacklist of tax havens, one month after the list was set up. Besides Mongolia, Barbados, Grenada, South Korea, Macao, Panama, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates were delisted “following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns,” according to a statement from the ministers   Read More ...
UPDATE 1-Rio Tinto sets up new exploration office in Mongolia
2018-01-22 08:08:33 MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rio Tinto will set up a new office in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, separate from its Oyu Tolgoi mine division, to focus on exploration and building local ties. The new office, which will expand to 80 staff this year, will support the company’s exploration program and local services units, as well as focus on growing relationships, the miner said in a statement on Monday   Read More ...
Rio Tinto sets up new exploration office in Mongolia
2018-01-22 01:06:29 MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rio Tinto will set up a new office in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar, separate from its Oyu Tolgoi mine division, to focus on exploration and building local ties. The new office, which will expand to 80 staff this year, will support the company’s exploration program and local services units, as well as focus on growing relationships, the miner said in a statement on Monday   Read More ...
UPDATE 1-Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi declares force majeure after border protests
2018-01-18 10:07:42 (Adds Mongolian government response, background) ULAANBAATAR, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia’s southern Gobi Desert declared force majeure after protests by Chinese coal haulers disrupted deliveries near the border, majority owner Turquoise Hill said Wednesday. Protesters used vehicles to obstruct the main access road in China leading to the Chinese-Mongolian border, resulting in Oyu Tolgoi convoys being unable to deliver copper concentrates to customers, the Vancouver-based company said   Read More ...
Chinese, Mongolian archaeologists discover rare items
2018-01-17 09:30:32 Chinese and Mongolian archaeologists have unearthed rare artifacts in a joint excavation in Mongolia. The artifacts include iron belts inlaid with gold and silver and iron swords with wooden scabbards, said Zhou Ligang, head of the Chinese archaeological team. They include pottery, ironware and bronze items typical of grassland culture, as well as items produced during China's Han Dynasty (202 B   Read More ...
Mongolian PM voices high expectations for economic deal with S. Korea
2018-01-16 08:06:23 SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Yonhap) -- Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh on Tuesday expressed strong expectations for a possible economic deal with South Korea, in the latest push to boost bilateral trade and investment. Khurelsukh said an economic partnership agreement will serve as a gateway for South Korea to make inroads into Central Asia and Europe while helping Mongolia advance into the Asia-Pacific region   Read More ...
Leaders of S. Korea, Mongolia vow to improve ties, work for denuclearization of N. Korea
2018-01-15 12:11:20 (ATTN: CHANGES headline, lead paras with outcome of meeting between Moon and the Mongolian prime minister; UPDATES with more details, minor changes throughout; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh called for efforts to upgrade their countries' relationship on Monday, while also pledging joint efforts to peacefully denuclearize the Korean Peninsula   Read More ...
China, Mongolia win gold prizes at 12th Budapest Int'l Circus Festival
2018-01-15 08:30:17 The Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe and the Mongolian Nomuna Troupe placed first at the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival Sunday at the Capital Circus of Budapest. Besides the two gold prizes, three silvers went to Andrejs Fjodorvs from Latvia, the Russian duo Funcoholics and the Russian trio Without Socks. Spectators watched a special lotus bloom during the performance of the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe   Read More ...
Mongolia's alternative to crisps
2018-01-14 22:04:07 Halfway up the mountain, Enkhbaatar disappeared. “Enkhbaatar, where are you?” We swivelled, trying to spot his white hat through the tangled branches. This was no place to lose one’s guide. We were only a few kilometres below the Siberian border, in a dense, subarctic pine forest known as a taiga. It was famously remote, even by Mongolian standards. Thunk. Something hit the ground near my feet and rolled down the slope   Read More ...
Shanghai police rule out homicide in Mongolian girl's death
2018-01-11 02:31:29 Shanghai police issued a statement on Wednesday on the death of a girl from Mongolia. Police in Xuhui district said the deceased girl was Boldbaatar Maralmaa, 21 years old. She was a student at Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University from September 2016 to July 2017. Police said they received report of her death on Dec. 29 last year   Read More ...
Parliament of Mongolia backs President's suggestion to declare air pollution emergency in Ulaanbaatar
2018-01-09 15:07:49 AKIPRESS.COM - Parliament of Mongolia approved a resolution on combating air pollution in Mongolia following the suggestionof President Khaltmaa Battulga to declare air pollution emergency in Ulaanbaatar in late December 2017. In response, a parliament working group was established. While discussing the air pollution resolution, Speaker of Parliament M. Enkhbold said: "The working group studied the matter and came to the conclusion that it is early to make such declaration according to the Law on State Emergency   Read More ...
North Korea's trade with Mongolia at record high in 2017
2018-01-06 04:04:43 SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Yonhap) -- Trade between North Korea and Mongolia reached a record high last year due to a surge in the North's tobacco imports, data showed Saturday. According to the figure released by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), trade between the two countries jumped by 43 percent on-year to reach US$2.29 million. The growth is largely due to the increase in Mongolia's exports to the North, which stood at $1   Read More ...