The present Sher Bahadur Deuba government is trying to break this notion. Rather, now the opinion has been formed that Nepal has tilted towards America. It is evident, China is worried about that.
The former communist governments of Nepal were inclined towards China. Then there was an impression that Nepal had joined the Chinese camp. The present Sher Bahadur Deuba government is trying to break this notion. Rather, now the opinion has been formed that Nepal has tilted towards America. Obviously, China is worried about that. So last week news came that China has given a clear message to the government of Nepal that its One China policy should not be affected due to ‘other internal or external aspects’. It is worth noting that recently many American officials visited Nepal. Special attention was drawn by the visit of US Deputy Minister of Human Rights Uzra Zeya to Nepal recently. During that time Jeya also met Tibetan refugees in Nepal. This is bound to create anxiety in China. So now he has reminded Nepal of One China Policy. This means that Nepal would see Tibet or Taiwan as an integral part of China. China gave this message during the 14th meeting of the Nepal-China Bilateral Consultative Group. According to Nepali media, the Chinese side did not directly mention Uzra Zeya’s meetings in Nepal. But the meaning of the message given is clear.
So Nepal today stands at a crossroads. This situation is also due to the differences existing in the country. China’s reaction to Uzra Zeya’s activities came later. Prior to that, former Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (UML) chief KP Sharma Oli had objected to this. He has alleged that Zeya tried to instigate Tibetan refugees. In this form Zeya violated the principles and rules of foreign policy of Nepal. Oli is still a powerful leader of the country. It is possible that after the general elections to be held this year, he may again become a major role in the power of Nepal. The implications of his statement are clear. That is why at the moment it is difficult to say anything about in which direction Nepal will move beyond the crossroads.