China lashes out at Nepal over commitment on ‘One China’ policy

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 9: Concerned by the ‘anti-China’ activities in Nepal in recent days, China has expressed its resentment to Nepal’s new government over its commitment on ‘One-China’ policy.

China has cautioned Nepal’s government over its long-held One-China policy saying ‘anti-China’ activities in Nepal have surged in recent days, reported Nov 8.

China was furious at the alleged meeting between the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba and representatives of the ‘Tibetan government-in-exile’ during a function organized by an Indian think-tank in Goa, India, the report added, citing highly-placed sources.

However, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who attended the 3rd India Ideas Conclave at Goa which was also attended and addressed by the political head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, said no such meeting has taken place.

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“This is totally false and fabricated. Nepal is firm on its One-China Policy. There are no doubts that Tibet is an integral part of China. I am fully committed to it. I did not meet any Tibetan leader there. I just participated in the inaugural session of the programme and returned to Delhi,” the Kathmandu Post quoted Deuba as saying in an interview on Nov 9.

Apart from the said meeting, allowing Taiwanese flag at the ongoing art exhibition being held at Nepal Art Council, decision by the Nepalese government to grant holidays prior to the visit of Chinese President and activities of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi had drawn the wrath of the Beijing’s displeasure.

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