CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Emerging threats from Nepal Outstanding to China Factor. 3. China-Nepal Relations and Policy. 4. China's Engagement in Nepal. 5. Nepali Maoism and the Chinese Revolution. 6. International Migration in Nepal.
The geostrategic location of Nepal makes it a strategic inderlocutor of two big regional powers, China and India. In terms of advantages of geography, historical, cultural and religious links, Nepal has leaned sharply towards India. For the economic survival of the resource starved Nepal, India is far more important than China can ever hope to be. This is the mandate of geography, given some of the world’s highest snow bound mountains as its boundary with Tibet and, in high contrast, the level and invisible border with India that almost invites you to cross over either way you want. China’s technological prowess is however challenging the constraints imposed by geography. The proposed Lasha-Kathmandu railway has already caught the imagination of the people. Its extension into the rest of Nepal is being seen not only as feasible but a natural follow up move. As the book addresses this crucial issue quite deftly, it is hoped that it would prove to be a source of great information for the reader.