‘Nepal acted on behalf of Beijing’ argument erodes our ties: Chinese envoy in Kathmandu

Nepal’s new political map was a response to public demand to uphold its sovereignty, in line with Chinese Ambassador in Kathmandu Hou Yanqi.

In an interview to a distinguished Nepalese on-line publication, she mentioned Nepal’s territorial dispute with India at Kalapani shouldn’t be disturbed by “unilateral” motion and people who mentioned Nepal acted on behalf of China in truth meant to undermine China-Nepal ties.

“This is a measure by the Nepali government to firmly safeguard sovereignty and territorial integrity and comply with the public opinion. Any so-called “Nepal at the behest of China” accusation is baseless and comes with ulterior motives. Such accusations will not be solely an insult to the desire of the unbiased nation of Nepal, but additionally are endeavours directed at disruption of China-Nepal relations”, mentioned Ms. Hou in the interview to Rising Nepal.

She argued that studies about China buying territory from Nepal in the northern half of the nation was created by “irresponsible media and individual groups” as Nepal-China boundary was already demarcated “without any dispute”. “The Chinese side has always respected sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nepali side”, she mentioned.

The envoy urged Nepal and India to resolve the territorial dispute at Kalapani. “We hope the two countries will resolve their differences properly through friendly consultations and refrain from taking any unilateral action that may complicate the situation”, she mentioned.

The new map

Nepal handed the brand new map in the decrease home of Parliament on June 13and the Second Constitution Amendment, which gave constitutional assure to the map accomplished the legislative course of on June 18with the authentication of the invoice by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

The controversy erupted on May eight when India inaugurated a hyperlink street from Darchula to Lipulekh. Nepal had protested and termed the event a “unilateral action.”

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Naravane had mentioned Nepal was working on the behest of a 3rd nation, hinting at Chinese help to Nepal’s territorial assertion in the Limpiyadhura-Kalapani-Lipulekh area.

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