Nepal: China’s clear message

N. P. Upadhyaya

Kathmandu: Nepal government, if it is worth the name, for the first time tasted the Chinese grand slap.

The Chinese Prime Minister, who has the capability and the ability to change the world equation if it so desires, as political scientist Deepak Gajurel claims, must have thought to teach a deserving lesson to the Nepalese ruling elite, more so who emerged to the surface in an artificial manner after the New Delhi sponsored 12 point " Sabotage Nepal" agreement .

And he took the tutorial in a befitting manner thus in the process Premier Wen summarily hinted to the redundant cluster of Nepali leaders that  "China attaches great importance to the people (stress added) and the country but not to those who have proved themselves as to be the marionettes of the friend across the border". At least the people in general take this gained through experience.

Premier Wen's meet with the Nepali leaders in "multitude" must have been well understood by Nepal's august leaders. He made all Nepali leaders to queue themselves and granted “audience” in series.

In doing so, Premier Wen wanted to remind the Nepali ruling elites that China will be in Nepal for all time to come what may and that Beijing too has abundant interest in Nepal's constitution draft and peace process. This is what he told. This does mean that Premier Wen in a direct manner sent the meaningful signals that any move taken by Nepal will be under close scrutiny of the Chinese regime as such activities may have profound impact on its prime security interests.

The most hilarious and the interesting act of the Chinese Prime Minister could be his weird and wonderful political acumen to manage to force the bunch of Nepali leaders, who met him in crowd which they in effect deserved, to spell out in chorus that " Nepal stands for One China Policy and that the Tibet Autonomous Region is an integral part of mainland China and also that Nepal will not allow its soil to be used by anti-China elements".

Fantastic.

The prime job of the Chinese visit was accomplished. In fact, Premier Wen wanted to get real commitments from the erratic Nepali leaders wherein he bagged considerable success which though remains yet to be tested in deeds. Should this mean that Nepali leaders will henceforth not talk double as usual?

As regards the financial assistance that Premier Wen provided to Nepal could have easily been sent to Nepal through his own flip-flop and over smart flamboyant Ambassador Yang Houlan, however, Wen himself came to see and recognise those Nepali "faces" who have remained instrumental in damaging their own country under "alien" instructions whose reverberation his own country’s soft underbelly, read Tibet, felt over these past troubled changed years.  

China must have felt that she has no stable friend in Nepal. Premier Wen saw for himself.  Nor China should expect this to take a formal shape at least for some years more. Weak diplomats make the country’s diplomacy to take slide.  

As regards Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's not even five hours stay in Nepal is concerned, what could be fairly said of it that Premier Wen who is handling the 'world politics' may have thought not to misuse his precious moments in Nepal together with the tainted leaders who have already lost their political credentials. This is the general feeling in Nepal to which China perhaps understands better. 

Beijing now is concentrating its entire efforts in building its strong presence in South Asia, is also in the process of having its heavy attendance, visible indeed, in the South China Sea and more so Beijing is slowly but very steadily penetrating in the Asia-Pacific region for having its vocal say by openly competing with the world biggest developed country-the United States. China is already in the Gulf. China's core interests must not be disturbed by the Obama administration in the Asia and Pacific reason, say Nepali sharp brains. Fiery speeches being made by Hilary Clinton and President Obama will further exacerbate the friction in between the two competing rivals. Very freshly, Beijing appears to heal the wounds of the Iranians. Its strong presence in the Gulf is for sure henceforth. For sure, China has already become a headache for the lone Super Power. Chinese presence in African continent appears now to have become a permanent affair.

Under these back ground, the four hours stay of Premier Wen in Kathmandu was more than needed. For Beijing, Nepali politics is no more than a pea-nut comparatively speaking.

Beijing has some more important jobs to be accomplished. Nepal is in its least priority. At best, Beijing can easily deploy its strong contingent of Red Army along the adjoining Nepal-China borders if things begin deteriorating in Kathmandu which is already in the pipeline.

Now it remains to be seen as to how the Indo-US Axis takes this visit and what clandestine measures it takes to tease China further. The process must have already begun, analysts presume.

Yet analysts hope that Nepali ruling elites will correct their habits.

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  • Posted on - 2012-01-19    by     Dirgha Raj Prasai
  • Respected Shree N. P. Upadhyaya jee ! Namaste ! Dai Narendra! I extend thanks that you have been exposing the fact of Nepal as well as Indian & Chinese interest in Nepal. The visit of the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in Nepal-14th Jan 2012, was very cordial and he agreed to provide bilateral aids to Nepal on the sectors of development, peace, hydro projects, and security. According to an official source, the six bilateral agreements were inked between Nepal and China, which are: Agreements on Financial and Technological Grants worth 200 million Yuan. Nepal Police Strengthening Grants worth 10 million Yuan, Armed Police Force Strengthening Grants 4 million Yuan. West Seti Hydropower Project Grants worth millions of Yuan. 20 million dollar Budgetary Grants on peace process. Nepal is landlocked and nuclear locked country between two big neighbors – India and China-but is inhabited by a brave, strong, and warlike people. But Nepal had been influenced by Chinese good conduct - while that of Britain was the Rule of Might. Such behavior has reflected in reality of Nepal, India and China. As Nepal and China enjoyed long and historical relations, China was well aware of Nepal's peace process, as to achieve social-economic development of the country. An Indian scholar Dr. Arvind Gupta writes: "The Anti-India feeling in Nepal is at its peak. The peace process in Nepal is extremely complicated. India helped bring about the 12-point agreement. It is doubtful that India can help bring the peace process to the desired outcome. There is no guarantee that the Constitution will be drafted soon and that even if it is drafted, that it will bring stability. The Nepalese Communists are not responsible for the country's identity and sovereignty. Due to the traitor's regime, Nepalese identity is danger position. The Christians are very active for Christianity in Nepal. They do not speak a word when Christians move from villages to villages violating Hinduism. Those wanting to sell the nation are taking the support of RAW and CIA. They continue to remain in power to pillage state treasury. They will be subjected to the retribution that the Nepalese will unleash on the mad dogs. Nepal could remain an independent and sovereign country only because of monarchy and China. From the very beginning of history Nepal and China have been regarding their sovereignty each other. Nepal supports- 'One China policy'- Tibet as an integral part of China. But, India's the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and CIA of America are active to destroy the Chinese integration. The most unfortunate fact is that majority of our political leaders are Indian agents including the PM Baburam Bhattarai and Maoist leader Prachanda. There are many leaders of Congress, UML, Maoist, Madhesi are the agents of RAW. It is worthless to expect from these leaders to save our nationality and independence. Unless traitors and corrupt leaders dominating in the big parties are chased away, democracy and nationalism will not be secured. They have no political vision. They are destroying the norms of National unity, prestige and the relation between Nepal and China in the name of Free Tibet. There is no alternative to parliamentary monarchial democratic system in Nepal. But never adjust the republican democracy which is designed by Indian conspirators. The definition of Nepal’s nationality is to maintain balanced bilateral diplomatic ties with both the countries, China and India, based on democracy and by protecting its pride. Yes, Cordial people to people level relations between Nepal and India has existed since ancient times. We have to keep friendly relations with India due to our similar cultural and religious traditions. But sadly Indian congress, ever since coming to power has been striving to destabilize Nepal. India, through its intelligence agency ‘RAW’, has been found continuously involved in destabilizing our national identities - royal institution, Hindu Kingdom and national language, which were developed along with the ideology of national unity, security and national identity. The permanent institution- 'monarchy' can put unite the national instigation as it remained since many years ago. So, Nepalese people need to reinstate the people's oriented monarchy. In between the two big neigh ours-China & India, the monarchy has been playing a balanced role. So, Nepalese monarchy is the most convincing identity of Nepal's independence and its sovereignty. We extend thanks the cordial Visit of the Chinese PM in Nepal in 14 Jan.2012. Thank you. Dirgha Raj Prasai Former Member of Parliament-Nepal Political Analyst.