However, the overly intelligent Indo-pendent Nepali media made it a point either to ignore these two important statements coming as it did from some “powerful” quarters or at best preferred to provide little importance to it. It could have been that these two expressions were not of their “political” liking.
Nevertheless, the message was pretty meaningful both in content and nature.
The first message came from none less than an internationally acclaimed Chinese scholar Professor Wang Khongwe, who is associated with the Institute of Asian Pacific Studies based in Beijing and is considered to be a Nepal expert wherein he “reminded” all and sundry near and far that in case Nepal’s sovereignty came under attack from any quarter(s), China will not “tolerate” and would be forced to resort to do the needful in order to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of this country.
In an interview granted to a Nepali weekly, the Chinese scholar said that his country remains obliged to follow to what marshal Chen Yi-the then deputy foreign minister of
“Any attack on
“Marshal Che Yi’s expressions are still valid”, said the Chinese scholar.
During the course of the said interview Prof. Khongwe abundantly made it clear that his country was well aware of the forces that are in play in
“We have been watching all these events carefully and understand the political maneuverings being conducted against China, however, if they-read the extraneous forces-exceed the limits we will contain those faulty moves aimed against China within no time”, is what the Chinese scholar declared.
“We are in knowledge that after
This is not all.
Professor Wang who does not hide that his country has just begun to “understand” the Maoists has all the praise for the late monarch King Birendra. According to him, his country had positive relations with all the monarchs in
“This was the basis of Chinese relations with the Nepali Kings in the past”, Professor Wang gleefully declares.
Look how he describes late King Birendra who was under tremendous pressure during the first popular movement of 1990.
“During this movement (read 1990-ed), one foreign country even tried to rope king Birendra into signing a suicidal agreement that could jeopardize the sovereignty of
Perhaps this abundantly explains as to how much love and honor this Chinese scholar possesses for the late Monarch.
In effect, Chinese scholar’s views are not that of the Chinese official establishment, he has spoken on his own.
However, less than a week or so of Professor Wang’s political bombshell published in a Nepali weekly, yet another political explosive has been detonated by none less than the Chinese Ambassador Zheng Xiangling who while inaugurating a Chinese photo exhibition in Bhairahawa last weekend said three remarkable things that have ample political connotation underneath his message.
Ambassador Xiangling’s message are definitely official version indeed.
Firstly, Ambassador Xiangling says “
Secondly, Ambassador in the same breathe declares that “Nepalese themselves should solve it”.
Thirdly, the Chinese authority says “
And finally, he goes on to say that “
Now analyzing the expressions of the Chinese Ambassador, what come to the surface is that China is now watching the unfolding political events in Nepal but is also mindful of which “forces” were meddling unnecessarily in Nepal’s purely “internal affairs”. The Chinese indication is abundantly clear to those who have been closely watching
China is a reliable neighbor of Nepal, says the Chinese envoy. In saying so he is perhaps indicating “others” in the neighborhood” to act and behave like how
In saying so the Chinese envoy wants that
Above all, the Chine Ambassador wishes all the interested quarters who have been apparently meddling in Nepali affairs that since
The second strong message from
Remarkably, Chinese Ambassador’s somewhat “meaning” loaded statement has come only a day after the Indian Ambassador summoned the Maoists leaders, Comrade Prachanda and Dr. Bhattarai to his house and dictated the Nepali leaders to do this and not to do that. Analysts saw this particular event as an affront to Nepali ego. Alas! Our “honored” leaders could understand the psyche of the population.
To sum up, these two Chinese statements, one from the Chinese academic sector and the second from the official quarter, contain so many messages if analyzed “layer by layer” which are some what rough and tough, sweet and sour both.
By and large, what could be safely said is that
It is encouraging to note that China, better late than never, has begun taking slight interest in the happenings in Nepal and remains well abreast with what “ploys” are being crafted against Beijing by some political quarters in destabilizing China.