Three Reasons Why India Sees a China Hand in Nepal’s New Map

On 16 May 2020, Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane blamed that Nepal raised the “issue at the behest of [China]”. Speaking at a webinar in New Delhi, Naravane said: “There is reason to believe that they [Nepal] might have raised this issue at the behest of someone else [China] and that is very muchContinue reading “Three Reasons Why India Sees a China Hand in Nepal’s New Map”

A Brief History of Lipulek Deals: India and China Agree, Nepal Protests

The Indian projection of Nepal as a recipient of unflinching support from and an ardent ally of China is not just incorrect but also exposes India’s fear of China. This article shows Nepal has made it clear, whenever it could, to the Chinese that it does not agree with the Sino-Indian deals on Lipulek. AContinue reading “A Brief History of Lipulek Deals: India and China Agree, Nepal Protests”

Nepal China Agreement in Beijing

Today Nepal and China agreed to expand and consolidate bilateral cooperation focusing mainly on trade, transit, investment, energy, tourism and infrastructure development, according to a statement issued by Nepal’s Foreign Ministry.  The agreement was reached during a meeting between Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Minister Kamal Thapa and the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi inContinue reading “Nepal China Agreement in Beijing”

नि हाओ नेपाल !

नेपालमा कसरी बढ्दै गएको छ चिनीयाँ रुचि, लगानी र व्यापार, अनि त्यसले कसरी बढाउदै छ राजनीतिक र सामाजिक प्रभाव ? [UWB note: This article, titled “Ni Hao Nepal!” and published in today’s Kantipur looks at the growing Chinese investment in Nepal that is expanding China’s cultural and political/strategic influence in Nepal.] दिनेश वाग्ले प्रधानमन्त्री बाबुरामContinue reading “नि हाओ नेपाल !”

Chinese Prime Minister Will Come to Nepal in December

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is arriving in Kathmandu on December 20 on a three-day visit, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said on Tuesday. “After the visit of the Chinese Premier, I will visit China,” PM Bhattarai told a select group of journalists. Wen will be the highest-ranking official to visit from Nepal’s immediate neighbours—India and China—since 2001.Continue reading “Chinese Prime Minister Will Come to Nepal in December”

China’s Political and Economic missions in Nepal: Investment- Yes, Interference- No.

More Chinese investments in Nepal is very much welcome because this will help us become self-sustained and independent. By Prithvi Man Shrestha The Chinese private sector is looking at Nepal as an investment destination. This was the message Chinese businessmen tried to convey in the 11th meeting of Nepal-China Non-Government Cooperation Forum in Kathmandu onContinue reading “China’s Political and Economic missions in Nepal: Investment- Yes, Interference- No.”