Article by Natasha Fernando and Vijay Prasad Jayshwal about the participation of Nepal in the Belt and Road Initiative and relations with China.
On April 18, 2018, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi proposed to his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali during an official visit to Beijing, the creation of a new corridor of the new Silk Roads that would link Nepal to both China and India.
On January 12, 2018, a new fiber optic network connecting Nepal to China was inaugurated in Kathmandu. Until then, Nepal was entirely dependent on India for its access to internet. Another cable had already been launched by China in December
On 27 March 2017, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal met with Chinese President Xi Jinping; the two statesmen discussed cooperation between their countries and the Prime Minister of Nepal stated he wanted his country to participate in the “Belt