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China presses Nepal to curb pro-Tibet activities

July 30, 2010

Utpal Parashar
The Hindustan Times (India)
July 28, 2010

Kathmandu -- Terming them as threat to its
territorial integrity and sovereignty, China has
urged Nepal to curb pro-Tibet activities on its
soil. Nepal’s northern neighbour would provide
financial assistance to strengthen security
agencies in better monitoring and prevention of anti-China activities.

The decision was taken at the first border
security and law enforcement meeting between two
nations that concluded in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Since 2008, China has taken serious note of
Tibetans entering Nepal and anti-China
demonstrations carried out by Tibetan refugees
outside Chinese embassy and consular office.

In recent months there have been reports of
Chinese border police entering Nepal in search of
Tibetans and security forces of both countries
have conducted joint operations to prevent entry of Tibetans.

"Any activity against Tibet in the name of
religion and human right is unacceptable to us,"
Republica quoted a Chinese official.

Reacting to Chinese concerns, Nepali officials
reiterated the country’s One China policy that
regards Tibet and Taiwan as integral parts of China.

The Republica added that to arm security agencies
in curbing anti-China activities, China would
provide annual assistance of US $ 1.47 million to the home ministry.

The Chinese delegation also handed over night
vision cameras, metal detectors, search lights
and other logistical equipment worth US $ 295,000
to Nepal for better security on the Nepal-China border.

The Nepali delegation that included
representatives from security agencies was headed
by Home Secretary Govind Prasad Kusum while the
Chinese side was led by Deputy Minister for public security Chen Zhimin.
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