China Keeps Pushing
Vice President Jha? Are you serious? China tips its hand by showing everyone how far it is willing to go by having Ambassador Yang Houlan meet with Jha. Basically, the spearhead of Chinese visions of influence in Nepal met with the single most worthless and irrelevant politician in Nepal (and that's saying something).
What's the point? Well, politically and practically, there IS no point. Houlan is simply following orders and playing the Chinese "saturation" game of engaging any and every person in the country in an attempt to garner support.
China can see it has an opening now that India and the RAW have blown their chance. blogdai marvels at Delhi's laziness in this regard. Are they ready to cede Nepal to China?
It's well known that India is backing a resurgence of the Monarchy in Nepal, but China is moving for position at a much faster pace. China smells blood in the water and won't be denied their rare opportunity to gain position over India via Nepal.
Chinese Ambassador Houlan arguing with vice president Jha that the flower arrangements are "anti-Chinese" and must be replaced.