Strategic culture, Professor Colin S Gray says, “rests primarily upon the interpretation of history and history’s geography.” In September 1949, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference met in its first session in Beijing to make final preparations to declare the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949. It adopted the Common Program stating: “The principle of the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China is protection of the independence, freedom, integrity of territory and sovereignty of the country, upholding of lasting international peace and friendly cooperation between the people of all countries, and opposition to the imperialist policy of aggression and war.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on October 13 wrapping up his two-day state visit to Nepal. The visit is now being reviewed and evaluated from different angles by the experts in terms of its impacts on reshaping bilateral relations in tune with the emerging needs. Undoubtedly, the visit of the head of state from as close and powerful a neighbor as China after a hiatus of 23 years was of great historic value. Quite naturally, it evoked great expectations and enthusiasm in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Wrapping up a two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday. Xi's visit has been taken as a watershed moment in the age-old friendly ties. Republica Online talked to two Nepali foreign affairs experts regarding the outcomes of the visit. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and China signed 18 deals and two letters of exchange to promote bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including physical infrastructure development, railroad connectivity and investment at the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Hotel Soaltee.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Nepal today and tomorrow. The visit of the Chinese head of the state to Nepal is taking place after a gap of 23 years. Jiang Zemin (who celebrated his 93rd birthday two months ago) was the last Chinese president to visit Kathmandu. President Jiang is taken as the third but the first successful Chinese leader promoted by paramount leader Deng Xiaoping.
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Nepal and China will hold discussion on the investment modality for the proposed Nepal-China cross-broader railway during the upcoming visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr Rajan Bhattarai, has said that the forthcoming visit of the President of People's Republic of China Xi Jinping to Nepal will be historic as such high level visit is taking place after 23 years.
WASHINGTON, AUGUST 2: U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday accused his Chinese counterpart of failing to meet promises to stem a deluge of the synthetic opioid fentanyl into the United States, after months of praising Chinese President Xi Jinping for his pledges.
BEIJING, June 9--Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan from June 12 to 16, Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday quoting a spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.