Chi­nese think­tank lauds for­mer King's role in ce­ment­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions

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Ob­serv­ing the 62 years of es­tab­lish­ment of diplo­matic re­la­tions be­tween Nepal and China, the Nepal Em­bassy in Beijing re­cently or­ga­nized a seminar on Nepal-China re­la­tions. Pre­sent­ing a pa­per at the seminar, Prof. Hu Shisheng of the China In­sti­tute for Con­tem­po­rary In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions (CICIR) lauded the role of for­mer King Gya­nen­dra in ce­ment­ing Nepal-China bi­lat­eral re­la­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port that ap­peared in An­na­purna Post ver­nac­u­lar daily, Prof. Hu heartily ap­pre­ci­ated the role played by Nepal in con­trol­ling il­le­gal en­trance of the Ti­betans in the Nepali ter­ri­tory. Prof. Hu in­formed that since 1974, the Dalai Lama has not been able to en­ter Nepal. He also said that the Nepal gov­ern­ment is al­ways work­ing to­gether with the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment in con­trol­ling free-Ti­bet ac­tiv­i­ties and il­le­gal en­trance of the Ti­betans in Nepal. He said that since 2005 on­ward, the num­ber of

Ti­betans en­ter­ing il­le­gally into Nepal is nom­i­nal. He ex­plained that the then King Gya­nen­dra's strict policy against the freeTi­bet ac­tivists, the num­ber has de­clined. In the pre­vi­ous years, around 2000 Ti­betans used to il­le­gally en­ter Nepal and go­ing to third coun­tries, how­ever, dur­ing the rule of for­mer King Gya­nen­dra, the num­ber was re­duced to one hun­dred only, he in­formed. Due to Nepal's friendly policy to­wards China, Dalai Lama had never been able to en­ter Nepal, he said and added that since 1974, Nepal has never al­lowed her soil to carry out anti-China ac­tiv­i­ties. Both Nepal and China are sen­si­tive on each other's sen­si­tive is­sues, he said. “The re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries are mov­ing for­ward on the ba­sis of con­fi­dence; we never in­ter­vened on each other's in­ter­nal af­fairs, for ex­am­ple, China never sup­ported the Maoist led ten year long con­flict,” he said and added, “China oc­ca­sion­ally ad­vised the po­lit­i­cal par­ties to end con­flict through talks”.

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