The Nepal & China Love Affair

When India is busy trying the damage-control mode to ease off the border dispute with the Chinese Army at the Doklam and LAC, China is busy dealing with the split in the Communist Party of Nepal leading to show of power by Comrade Pushp Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and the shying away from political life by KP Sharma Oli the incumbent Prime Minister.

The upheaval in the political scenario has many repercussions for the post-COVID world which simply show the way how China will manipulate the nations/ investments where China believes that it has controlling stakes. The simple reason for the Chinese meddling with the internal sovereignty of young nations of the third world hints at the ambitions of the Chinese at hitting the bull’s eye by claiming the chair of the world’s super-power.

The Nepalese rebels in history got a chance to initiate and carry on with their revolutionary activities with the aid of the Chinese money. The leaders sitting in offices of power today were bred and raised by the Chinese Communist Party for their benefit just like they raised and bred the Communist Party of Korea in the corridors of history. The Chinese army and the money played a key role in de-stabilising the post- Paras era in Nepal.

Then later on when the Indian side began to flirt with the Nepalese people, the Chinese infiltrated the Nepalese soil with ‘guerilla’ tactics of Maoist fashion. The Communist struggle in Nepal led to deterioration of the Nepalese economy, and then the Communists landed up holding the maximum power among the Nepalese.

The Nepalese politicians have had a long history of flirting with the Indian netas owing to the cultural and historical ties of the land-locked nation with the Indian people, this led to chaotic moments between successive Prime Ministers of Nepal facing the wrath of not just the Chinese, but the China’s man inside, “Prachanda”.

Today, since the globe is undergoing a paradigm shift in the scales of power and its economic equations with the rest of the world, the Nepalese people are paying the cost of their allegiance to China by sacrificing their sovereignty. This is the same manner in which the Chinese have planned to twist the governments all over the nations where they have their investments, unfortunately this means trouble for the Indian nation’s regional aspirations.

The Chinese affair with Nepal or vice-versa will need more investments from pro-Nepal political forces to counter the Chinese influenced Nepalese politics, and set precedent for the nations of the world to learn how not to put narrow interests at the fore while dealing with global peace and regional stability.