China is sending its senior leader to Nepal

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As the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) faced a split last week, China is sending delegation led by Vice Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China Guo Yezhou to Nepal on Sunday.

Guo is scheduled to hold meetings with the leaders of both the factions of the ruling NCP. Although the details of the visit isn’t disclosed, it appears China is concerned about ongoing infightings.

On recent days, China and India are surging their activities.

ndia”s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla paid an official visit to Nepal on November 26-27. He visited at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Bharat Raj Paudyal.

China’s State Councilor and Defence Minister Wei Fenghe also visited Kathmandu for a day-long visit soon after the Indian foreign secretary completed his visit. Not to be left behind, China also sent its high-level officer after high-level visits from the Indian side. He visited Nepal when the rift inside the ruling Nepal Communist Party has widened. The Chinese movement inside Nepal has surged in recent days.

There are back to back high-level visits from India. The foreign secretary’s visit follows two recent high-level visits from India. Recently, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army, arrived in Nepal on November 4 on a three-day visit. It was the first high-level visit between the two neighbors since a border row hit ties earlier this year. Before that, Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), the external intelligence agency of India Chief Samant Kumar Goel paid a “surprise” day-long visit to Nepal in the third week of October.

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