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Volunteerism in Mongolia


It is said that success is ultimately measured by what you have done for others rather than for yourself. In this sense, how successful are Mongolians? What are we doing for others without being asked to? How are we volunteering? How many people have you helped without thinking of your own personal interests and not [...]

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Cash and grab culture?

Submitted by James Mccourtney At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning [November 8], I and my Mongolian co-workers arrived back in Ulaanbaatar after a working visit to Umungovi. As we were exiting the bus, we were aggressively accosted by about six half-drunk “taxi drivers”. They were almost fighting with each other, and at one point one of [...]

November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mongolia steps up transport infrastructure

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By Paulius Kuncinas With renewed backing from international lenders, Mongolia is moving ahead with plans to broaden its logistics base and improve access to export markets, with a raft of transport infrastructure projects shifting into gear. While a slowdown in the global commodities market is expected to see GDP more than halve from 7.8 percent [...]

November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Journalists worked exceptionally during emergency, says MJU President

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN The Mongolian public was shocked and disturbed by Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (Erdenes TT) employee S.Erdene’s action on November 13, when he set fire to himself during a press conference. Mongolian social media users condemned journalists after the incident, and said that reporters didn’t help when a man was about to die. The [...]

November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

D.Jambajamts: Mongolians forgot their tradition of preserving the environment

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Trans. by M.OYUNGEREL Mongolnews interviewed D.Jambajamts, a ranger in charge of the Bayangol Mountain pass in Songinokhairkhan District, about his life as a ranger. Rangers are vital to environmental studies. The note down all important events of seasons, such as the first rain, first snow, migration of birds, when rivers melt and freeze, when animals [...]

November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

‘R.Burmaa’s draft Election Law is a threat to press freedom’

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Trans. by B.DULGUUN Only seven months remain until the next election and politicians and parties are battling to increase their chances of getting reelected. Despite ongoing dispute over seats in Parliament and government, some members are looking ahead and attempting to create better conditions for themselves. The Election Law has been revised four times since [...]

November 18th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Widow of assassinated democratic revolutionary arrested

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By E.OYUNDARI, M.OYUNGEREL The police arrested widow of the late politician and democratic revolutionary S.Zorig, D.Bulgan, on November 13 for reasons that have not been made public. D.Bulgan was arrested in her home on the night of November 13, according to a report by the police. After 72 hours in police custody, law enforcement authorities [...]

November 18th, 2015 | Posted in breaking news,Opinion | Read More »



Approximately 67 percent of Mongolia’s total population lives in urban areas today, and 40 percent of urban residents live in Ulaanbaatar. The reason why the population of our capital city has doubled since the beginning of this century is that people migrated here seeking employment opportunities, looking for better education, trying to get closer to [...]

November 16th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Erdenes TT worker sets fire to himself in a press conference protest


By Ch.KHALIUN Last Friday, Mongolians witnessed an attempted immolation during a press conference, where Head of the Solidarity Trade Union of Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (Erdenes TT) S.Erdene set himself on fire to protest the decision of the company’s authorities to transfer over 200 workers to a Chinese company. S.Erdene was able to walk away from [...]

November 16th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion,Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

Amnesty Law: A poor eraser for the government’s faults


By M.OYUNGEREL Mongolia had nearly 7,000 prisoners in its jails in 2015, and out of the 3,084 who were forgiven under the newly adopted Amnesty Law, 2,071 were released last Friday. The sixth draft of the Amnesty Law was approved in August 2015 as a part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the [...]

November 11th, 2015 | Posted in Opinion,Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

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