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China presses Nepal to curb pro-Tibet activities

world Updated: Jul 29, 2010 00:47 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times
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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.