Chinese ambassador appreciates Nepal’s stand on One China policyChinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong said on Friday that the northern neighbour appreciates Nepal governments’ stand on the One China policy.
Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong said on Friday that the northern neighbour appreciates Nepal governments’ stand on the One China policy.
Addressing a programme organised in Kathmandu to celebrate the Chinese Tibetan Lhosar, Yu highlighted Nepal’s relationship with China that has developed steadily with deepened cooperation in politics, economy, trade and culture.
“China and Nepal are friendly neighbours linked by mountains and rivers,” Yu said. The continuous development of bilateral relationship would not have been possible “without the support and contribution of the Tibetan compatriots in Nepal,” she added, emphasising the role of Tibet in fostering relations between the two neighbours.
Yu said it was a common responsibility of the Tibetan compatriots in Nepal to
maintain the stability and unity of Tibet and to realise the prosperity and progress of the Chinese autonomous region.
According to the Chinese envoy, Tibet enjoyed economic development, social stability and ethnic solidarity, with the gross production in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) reaching 114.8 billion yuan in 2016, an increase of 11.5 percent over the previous year.
Yu added that the first train that connects Guangdong province, Tibet, and middle-South Asia has opened, starting from Guangzhou, via Lhasa, Kerung to Kathmandu, covering a total length of 6,070 km, becoming a highway-railway combined transport channel that links Guangdong, Tibet and Nepal.
“The success of the inaugural flight of Himalaya Airlines, co-funded by Tibet Airlines and Nepal, opened a new page for Tibet Airlines on its path of entering the international market,” Yu said. “It is our common aspiration and responsibility to maintain the stability and unity of Tibet and to realise the prosperity and progress.”
The two-day programme showcasing culture and tradition of the TAR started on Thursday. Tibetan people and Chinese officials, among others, attended the event on the inaugural day. The event was attended by Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun on Friday.