Kathmandu, Nepal, November 24, 2020: As tensions escalate in ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) resulting likely dissolution of the incumbent government, foreign powers, particularly the neighboring India and China, have also been intensifying their activities in Nepal.
After having meetings with various leaders of the ruling NCP including the Prime Minister and co-chair of NCP KP Sharma Oli, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi met co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter's residence in Khumaltar Monday morning.
The Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yanqi met with Dahal at a time when an intraparty rift within the ruling NCP is at its peak due to factional feuds between the two rival factions- one led by Dahal and the other led by KP Oli.
However, this is not the first time that the Chinese ambassador Yanqi has expressed concerns in the internal dynamics of the ruling NCP.
There is also a speculations that Chinese ambassador Yanqi has played key role to manage the differences of the ruling NCP. It is claimed that Oli had agreed to call the secretariat meeting for November 18 as per the suggestion of the Chinese ambassador Yanqi.
Most of the NCP leaders’ meeting with ambassadors or foreign officials used to be courted into controversy for various reasons. A meeting between Oli and Samant Goel, the chief of Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) held last month was one of the major reasons behind the recent factional feud in the NCP.