As Communist Party heads for a split, Chinese ambassador meets Nepal’s President

New Delhi, Dec 23: Days after a recommendation was made to dissolve Nepal’s parliament, Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the presidential palace Shital Niwas.

The meeting took place two days after the President signed off on Prime Minister K P Oli Sharma’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament. Oli’s decision to dissolve Parliament would given him a smooth run up to the elections and he would also split the Nepal Communist Party. 

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Amidst standoff, Pak’s Abdul Basit meets with Chinese ambassador in India

abdul-basitAs India tries to defuse tensions with China, a meeting of the Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit and Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohul took place. While the meeting that was held on Wednesday has been confirmed there is no clarity on what transpired between the two. The meeting is significant since China is trying to drum up support in its favour from several countries.

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