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KIRAN CHAPAGAIN

KATHMANDU, July 28: China has pressed Nepal to check anti-Tibet activities in the Nepali territory, saying such activities have posed “threat to its sovereignty and territorial integrity”.

The northern neighbor has also announced new financial assistance package to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Home Affairs and security agencies under the ministry to curb anti-Tibet political activities in the Nepali soil.

Tibet´s security concern and the fresh financial help came during the bilateral security meeting of both the countries held in Kathmandu on Tuesday, according to Nepali government officials who participated in the meeting.

“Any activities against Tibet in the name of religion and human rights are unacceptable as they have posed threat to sovereignty and integrity of China,” a government official quoted Chinese officials as saying in the meeting.

China has grown tremendous interest in Nepal in recent years, especially from 2008 when the streets of Kathmandu saw anti-China activities ahead of the Olympics games held in Beijing. The protests were aimed at drawing world attention to human rights situation in Tibet and to the cause of Tibetans living in exile.

Such demonstrations have been frequent, especially around the Chinese embassy and consular office since.

“They also expressed their concern over frequent protests in front of the embassy and the consular office,” said another official who attended the meeting.

Home Secretary Dr Govind Prasad Kusum led the Nepali side while Vice Minister for Public Security Chen Zhimin represented the Chinese side in the meeting held at China´s behest.

In response to the Chinese side´s concern, the Nepali side reiterated Nepal´s “one-China policy” and sought Chinese cooperation to address the security issues relating to Tibet.

At the meeting, China announced to give US $ 1.47 million (10 million Yuan) every year to the Ministry of Home Affairs to strengthen security apparatus to curb anti-Tibet activities, said the official. The Chinese home ministry will give the aid, which is not part of the regular assistance China annually gives Nepal, directly to Nepal´s home ministry.

During the meeting, Chinese delegation leader Zhimin handed over night vision cameras and other logistics worth two million Yuan (US$ 295,006) to Home Secretary Kusum, according to a statement from the Home Ministry. The help is meant for strengthening the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Department of Investigation.

Apart from home ministry officials, representatives from Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Finance participated in the meeting from the Nepali side.

Similarly, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Qui Guohong and officials from the Chinese Embassy had joined the 11-member Chinese delegation led by Zhimin in the meeting.

kiran@myrepublica.com

 
Published on 2010-07-28 02:00:01
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Sir,

the Mao regim in China came to power solely with assistance of my state, the USSR: I certify this, as Historian. Therefore, I consider the Maoist acitivity through the world as the really the Beijing activity. What is the "anti-Tibet" in the Chinese words? Tibet was always an independent state, and never a par of China. Now it is illigitimately occupied by the P.R. China. The next in turn for the Maoist Chinese "liberation" is Nepal. What is the matter? I can not understand how [more]
  - Sergei
when has nepal "helped"its neighbour by saying that Tibet is not a part of China?.

When Nepal can look after 10,0000 Bhutanese refugees with all the facilities, why can´t they stand 10,000 Tibetan refugees. It is simply a case of racial discrimination.

If Bhutan is bad in expelling the Bahuns, Nepal Government is equally bad in treating the Tibetans in this fashion.

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  - lhakpa gurung
The real fact is that us & other western nations are using Tibetan issue to create problem for China.



They, USA & western nation and even UN recognize Tibet as an integral part of China, what wrong with Nepal helping its neighbor to deal with the evil intention of the west.



Tibetan refugee should consider leaving Nepal & settle where they can freely help the west to break up China. [more]
  - deshman
The statement by the Chinese leaders talking about anti-Tibet activity is welcome. Atleast he realises that the country next to Nepal is Tibet. He should now realise that Tibetans and Nepalese have have no problem with each other. In fact in the west we live like one family. The problem is with the Chinese Government and now slowly people who are buying property in nepal and settling everywhere in business areas such as Thamel.Unlike India, Nepal spiritual legacy has remained for centuries undef [more]
  - lhakpa gurung
The west especially USA know exactly where to hit hard to its rivals. Tibet is the weakest point of China using weakest nation in the world to the bang the China. There are millions of hardcore refugees in the world, they are forgotten. Why Tibettans issueses are on the top agenda.

China has 100% right to defend its terrritory should China feel thrented from its neibours soil. India does same. We will so same. [more]
  - Seccunder Pradhan
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