Nepal Claims China Encroaching on Territory

A Nepalese government report leaked to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) news, has accused China of encroaching into Nepal along their shared border in the west.

The report was commissioned last September following claims that China has been trespassing in the district of Humla, in the far west of Nepal.

According to BBC, the report claimed that surveillance activities by Chinese security forces had restricted religious activities on the Nepalese side of the border in a place called Lalungjong, near Mount Kailash, just over the border in China.

Following the publication of the leaked report, Nepalese Communications Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said any border issues with its neighbors would be dealt with diplomatically.

“Either with India or with China, if there are any issues at our border, we will resolve them through diplomatic means,” Karki said.

“Such problems should not arise, and the Nepal government will always make efforts to prevent such situations,” Karki added.

China and Nepal’s common border runs for nearly 870 miles along the Himalayan mountains, laid out in a series of treaties signed between the two countries in the early 1960s.

Meanwhile, China’s embassy in Kathmandu denied any encroachment.

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