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Nepal can benefit from China
China, our neighboring nation and a leading economic power, has been a faithful ally to Nepal since time immemorial. Despite cultural variation, the bilateral relations have always been cordial and welcoming. The establishment of diplomatic relation in August-1, 1955 has created a stronger bond between both the countries. The acquaintance is furthermore enlivened by respect for each other’s sovereignty, mutual cooperation, and territorial integrity as well as independence.
China has assisted Nepal in different sectors like education, agriculture, hydropower, roadways, technology and tourism through different projects to strengthen socio-economic development. Different cultural exchange programs have helped understand each other better. Many Nepali students are benefitting with higher studies in different Chinese universities with scholarships, experiencing and sharing the diverse cultural backgrounds. The technical and economic assistance has helped Nepalis uplift their living standard. The latest bilateral agreement to connectivity project may add a better yardstick for further development in the communication sector in Nepal.
China with the focus in global governance believes in a balanced and equitable universal order. It shares its experience with the developing nations to come out from inequality and insufficiency to plenty and prosperity. Its astounding transformation in development is praiseworthy. If it is possible to change the nation with the highest population in the world and be the leading economic power in a few decades, Nepal can do a lot in quick time, since it shares inconsequential geography and demography in comparison to China. Nepal can learn a lot from China.
We know, attaining the height of development was not easy for China and it would not be wise if we fail to consider the contribution of Chinese people in making what the country has now become. Acknowledging what we can do, we can play a significant role for our nation’s progress. Learning from the experiences from our neighbor, we can achieve the development goals for our nation.
Learning comes through observation and experience. China’s economic model may be commendable to Nepal. What we want, after all, is a prosperous nation. Achieving prosperity is not an easy task. It comes through hard toil. Collective and combined effort from concerned authorities along with public participation may enhance fruitful yearning in the development works.
Envisioning a prosperous nation is not our blunder, but getting rid of obstacles is still a thorny road. A better plan to mobilize the creative force of youths in infrastructure development is what we need at present. Once we grasp the positive vibe, no one can obstruct our hunger for change.