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One China

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
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111New Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Dahal reaffirmed Nepal’s once China policy, discussed the possibility of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Nepal and thanked Beijing for its development assistance to Kathmandu during the meeting, according to a statement posted on Dahal’s personal website.

Ambassador Yu has met Prime Minister Dahal at a time when Beijing is reportedly miffed at Kathmandu for showing indifference towards its One Road One Belt initiative by not implementing trade and transit treaties signed last year between the two countries, and inviting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee before Chinese President Xi.

The recent India visit by NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba, Dahal’s coalition partner, also seems to have upset Beijing. Deuba had attended a conference in Goa, which was also attended by a top Tibetan leader.

China had donated fuel to Nepal last year when India blockaded against the Himalayan nation. Then-Prime Minister KP Oli subsequently visited Beijing and signed a historic transit treaty with China, which is expected to reduce Nepal’s trade dependence on India.

But after Oli’s ouster, the new ruling collation of the NC and the Maoists, believed to have been forged with India’s support, has done little to allay Beijing’s concerns.

 

 

 

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One Response to “One China”

  1. anonymous on Says:

    Bejings concerns are one China and Nepal to be a province like Tibet, puppet state.

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