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Cordial relations between Nepal and China

Posted by Ramesh Khati on June 10, 2009

Dirgha Raj Prasai

Dirgha Raj Prasai is a former member of parliament in Nepal, former consultant of the administrative staff college of Nepal. He has written many books and articles, and is now a political analyst based in Kathmandu contributing to different newspapers and sites.

The great leader of China, Mao Ze Dong, made his country recognized by the rest of the world fighting against imperial powers. Modifying (improving) the same policy, another leader Deng Xiaoping brought changes in Chinese communism. Even after the death of Deng Xiaoping, his Chinese policy was continued and China emerged as a global power. China, not only in the field of trade and business, was able to develop science, multilateral natural and cultural development. Adopting the path of open policy, China has stood against imperialism in the globe.
China provided cooperation to Nepal in many sectors, such as construction of the Araniko Highway, Prithvi Highway, Ringroad, Kathmandu-Bhaktapur highway and others. Establishment of the Trolley Bus, Basbanry Tannery Industry, Harisiddhi Brick industry, Sunkoshi Hydropower Project, store houses in Kathamndu and Birgunj, Bhaktapur Brick Industry, Narayanghat-Gorkha road, Hetauda Textiles among others. Unlike India, China neither humiliated nor black-mailed Nepal. After 1990, sadly as the Nepali Congress formed the government, Girija Prasad Koirala, the then prime minister, disposed off China gifted such industries at the cheapest price. This all happened under the instruction of India. Besides, the then PM Koirala is responsible in spoiling other industries as well which contributed unemployment problem in Nepal. Because of such pro-Indian leaders in Nepal, the country is suffering.
Still we are hopeful for the continued cooperation of China. The urgent need of the hour is to increase cooperation in trade and transport between China and Nepal. This can be facilitated by constructing a mountainous highway in Nepal from Taplejung to Darchula through Ramechhap and the upper regions of Pokhara and Kalikot. The widening network of Chinese railways can also be valuably utilized in this context as well. China should have liberal thought in order to enhance its trade and even to exhibit its existence in the region through its railways system. China should expand the railways to south Asian countries including Nepal and also to Europe. If so, China will teach a lesson to the so called imperialistic powers. And furthermore, it will give a strong message that China is friendly to the peace loving countries of the world. This great contribution of China will contribute in connecting South Asian countries, including Nepal, to Europe.
In the name of the United Nations, America is fermenting a conspiracy to destroy China by advocating ‘Free Tibet’ and for which they are making Nepal a base area. In Nepal, with respect to the one China policy, the King had closed Dalai Lama’s office in Nepal. Being furious with Nepal, America took the path republic in Nepal. On the other hand, India with the consent of the US and the UN, helped in establishing the secular and so called federal republic of Nepal. China must not forget that the Nepalese monarch is the only guarantee for both China’s and Nepal’s security. The Nepalese monarchy had established itself as an institution fighting against imperialism. Therefore imperialistic powers have been making several conspiracies against the Nepalese monarchy.
If a transit channel between Nepal and China exists, Nepal will largely benefit from this, for which, the railway being built in China must be used. The railway track which was built from Beijing to Lhasa has been operating since 2007. Now China must also mull over how it can benefit from the railway in terms of business expansion and identity here. China should extend its railway lines to Nepal and other South Asian nations, thus, and be able to counteract against the imperialist and colonialist nations, but at the same time establish friendly ties with peace loving nations like Nepal. The railway will also establish China as a bridge between the smaller nations of South Asia, including Nepal, and Europe. Nepal must also embark with internal and foreign support to build a highway from Taplejung to Darchula. Only then, Nepal will be able to recuperate its status as a beautiful, peaceful and great nation.
The construction of railways can also help a country to liberate itself from foreign intervention. After the railway from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Khasa is built, a railway line from Lhasa to Kerung must also be constructed. Trailing by the bank of the Bhramhaputra River, the distance from Lhasa to Kerung is almost 1000 kilometers. The distance from Kerung to Nepal’s Rasuwa is 20/22 kilometers. Following the line from Lhasa to Kerung, the distance from Laajya of Tibet to Kimathanka of Sankhuwasabha is 100-150 kilometers. The distance to Khasa following the same line is 50-75 kilometer. The distance from Khasa to Kathmandu via Tatopani is 120/130 kilometers. If the railway line is built along the bank of Trishuli River, the distance from Kerung Rasuwagadi to Bharatpur Gaidakot via Dhading is 300 kilometers. After the railway is built in Kerung, Rasuwa, Khasa, Tatopani and to Kimantha from Lajya of China, the areas will be developed. It is imperative to form a high level railway building committee between Nepal and China with a new package for transit.
If the railway line reaches Kerung, petroleum products can be brought from Kazakhstan and Russia, while gas can be purchased from Uzbekistan. Nepali products can be sold in the European nations and Russia.
Nepalese King Birendra and Bangladesi President Gen Zia Ul Rehman established the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) with the intension to prevent the interventions of India on small neighboring countries of Mr. Prasai- welcoming Dang Xiaoping in Nepal this region. But India with the support of SAARC is still trying to keep Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka under its control. This can not be tolerated. Regarding the matter, my clear viewpoint is ”Nepal should have courage to abandon the membership of SAARC and go ahead with the cooperation of China and other friendly countries. Nepal shall not sacrifice its self pride to India in the name of SAARC..”
Afghanistan has a transportation treaty with Iran, Pakistan and Russia. The same sort of treaty exists between Laos Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Currently due to Trade and Transportation treaty, Nepal seems to be dependent on India. However as railways and its link ways will be expanded, Nepal’s contact with the rest of the world will be increased through the railway linkages with Pakistan and Bangladesh. As a result, Nepal will get rid of Indian intervention. Nepalese people are also always in favour of China.

The writer Mr. Prasai welcoming the great leader Deng Xiaoping

The writer Mr. Prasai welcoming the great leader Deng Xiaoping

The author had an opportunity to welcome Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in Kathmandu in Feb 1977. Being impressed with his open minded ideas, we Nepalese were interested in the sustainable and liberal policy of China. During the visit of the Chinese leader, he had stated ‘Nepal is rich with its long history and culture. The Nepalese people love independence and freedom. Nepal has exhibited active contribution in the struggle against imperialism.” Like Nepal achieved integrated development within 10 years period under the leadership of King Mahendra, China developed unbelievably by adopting the sustainable open liberal policy under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping. But very sadly, the movement for Democracy disturbed this trend several times. But the revolutionary leaders couldn’t do anything for the country and democracy. The most unfortunate fact is that the majority of our political leaders (Congress ( Girija and his agents) UML (Madhab Nepal, Jhalanath, Bamdev) and Maoist ( Prachanda, Baburam Bhattarai, Narayan Kaji) are all Indian agents. It is worthless to expect anything from these leaders to save our nationality and independence.
In the present, the politics of Nepal has been corrupted. This is because the leaders, who were goonda and who looted the common people, joined politics. In the past, Congress leader Mr Girija hijacked an aero-plane, incited people to murder and printed fake bank notes in India. This led for the institutionalizing of corruption and kidnapping in the country. UML leaders too slaughtered many Nepalese people. The Maoists murdered 15000 common people and police and army personnel and also destroyed physical infrastructure of the country. They have not answered why they did this, even when they came to power. The Nepalese Communists, including the Maoist are getting lost by their confused and notorious activities. These are hated politicians as they have tried to grab the state power. It is useless for the Nepali people to have any hopes from such leaders who are destroying the unity symbols of Nepal viz. monarchy, Hindu kingdom, and Nepalese identities. Currently, there are traitors in Nepal. This is the right time when all nationalist powers- Nepalese people, nationalists of all parties, the court, security sources, national army, bureaucrats, labourers, peasants, and the King as well, be ready to make sacrifices in order to prevent the country from sinking.

Email: dirgharajprasai@gmail.com


2 Responses to “Cordial relations between Nepal and China”

  1. Baladev Rai said

    Dear Friends !
    Gorkha Times
    I extend thanks that you have released the very didactic article by Dirgha Raj Prasai. Mr. Prasai has been writting so many articles in all online for the sake of the country. You know, this article is very praiseworthy for all nationalists Nepalese people including Gorkhas.
    Please, I request to publish this article in other website also.
    Thank you.

    Baldev Rai

    • We’ll do whatever is possible from our side to reach out to people through this article. No wonder! Dirga Raj Prasai Ji is a very learned man and articles written by him are real eye openers. Thank you for your appreciation for him, if possible reach out to him through his email address.

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