By PREM SAGAR POUDEL -
New sensation is spread in the whole world from the 19th National Congress of Chinese Communist Party world’s great leader Comrade Xi Jinping was re-elected to post of General-Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Comrade Xi Jinping’s new era’s “Socialism with Chinese characteristics” will include in the party’s legislature and 18th Central Discipline Investigation Committee’s function report related decision and Chinese Communist Party’s legislature (amend proposal) related decision has passed which is raising the influence of the great glorious Communist Party of China.
First hundred years was the victory session of Communist Party of China and starting session of second hundred years the first complete meeting after the 19th National Congress was held, and then Xi Jinping’s political reputation has risen immensely upward, and China’s economic and social development has increased, strengthening the international space of china, and promoting the efficiency of China’s military capability, take the world into a family by developing altogether, and Nepal will have got parental role of the world’s great leader Comrade Xi Jinping which increases confidence, belief and realize by the communist, revolutionary power and small countries of the world.
The decision passed by the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will be beneficial to strengthen China-Nepal friendship and all strategic partnership relations, the historic brotherhood of China and Nepal will be strong and prosperous and the Nepal and China will establish a family relationship with confidence. Joint development of various parties, we also hope to promote creative cooperation in regional and international issues.
Nepal can hold the stability, play important role in regional stability, and experiences the success if unstable and weak country Nepal follows the Chinese governs system and policy. We, Nepalese are fighting with each-other in the name of the different political thoughts, political parties, racism and religion. We are wasting the power of development with fighting each-other. As a result, country has obligation to bear suppression by the foreign country and our people are the victim of unstable politics.
One party system was unable to give justice to people, could not develop in real sense, and couldn’t stop foreign interference, feeling or telling corruption increasing then people supported the multi-party system to throw one-party system, this system couldn’t bring happiness for Nepal and Nepalese people as well. Rather it flourishes corruption, instability, anarchy, foreign interference and so on heavily. It is possible to develop the country, peace stability and regional stability if the received achievement used in the favour of nation and people. But we couldn’t achieve progress because we move on power’s motive and the present condition we are clearly familiar. Such horrible condition now we are suffering is that we accept foreigner’s interference and motive to throw internal feudalism. We won’t have to wait long to regret if we don’t think seriously for the nation and people’s welfare.
China has been helping without any condition when Nepal faced difficulty. We never think and interested to get benefit from good neighbour like China. It’s our blunder mistake and lack of knowledge to use Chinese Card time and again to fulfil our individual benefit only. We are confining Nepal-China ancient, historic relation to Bhrikuti, Shrangchan Gampo and Araniko. Building mansion without base like this we are forgetting our history and neglecting our civilization, culture and relation and haphazardly we move towards subordination.
Nepal and China’s relation is one family relation and 5,000 years old, our ancestors had migrated from mid Asia to Old China’s “Khangshang”. After 200 years of living, there was drought and rivers, ponds etc. were emptied. Shortage of bread and butter they left that place and searching of prosperous and secured place and availability of roots and fruits, they came at the bottom of Kailash Parbat. They migrated here learning that Kailash Parbat was covered by snow all the time and near it Manasarovar which has sufficient water and around it lots of fruits and roots.
Our ancestors had migrated from China’s Khangsangma that’s why nearby people of Kailash Parbat (Kailash Mountain) had addressed them as “Khangshangren”, Khangshan means name of place and Ren means people and its means people of Khangshan. In the course of time, they were called “Khashanren”. The place spread around Kailash Parbat had called “Khashan” and the language spoken there was called “Khash” which is the origin/mother language of Nepali language. Khash language was similar to Chinese language. Later, Nepali language was made and spoken like today’s due to influence of Pali, Saskrit, Faraci, Urdu, English, and recently Hindi language. Upto now, hundreds words of Nepali language are similar to words of Chinese language.
Except this, at the end of twelfth century Khas King’s daughter married with Tibetan King’s brother and Khas King had handed over his kingdom to Tibetan King’s brother because he had not any son to govern the nation. To make alive this relation, he built “Kakre-Bihar” in 1305. This monument proves the special relation between Nepal and China. To observe modern Nepal’s history in 1792 Nepal-China Betrawati Treaty mentioned Nepal and Tibet are brothers and China as parent. Such events are mentioned in China’s Tibet history, Khasan’s history and China’s history.
In the present time westerners are striking sharply in our civilization and culture. They are spending billions of dollars on the policy of racial discrimination in Nepal on such policy which was failed in the twelfth century. Westerners plan is to control Uranium, copper, gold, valuable stone, herbs, natural gas and water recourses in this region after creating instability by disturbing our unity, mutual faith and brotherhoods between us. We should follow the way that showed by our history to escape from the conspiracy of westerners and for the nation’s development and stability.
Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Congress has been organized gloriously and it has given special message to world community. China wants peace, co-existence, development, prosperity and political stability in the world. China’s role might be parental for the country like ours, small, undeveloped, unstable and foreign interfered nation. Its solid proof is One Belt One Road project which is started by the China’s most powerful President Xi Jinping. One Belt One Road project is the most suitable and golden opportunity for landlocked Himalayan country like ours. If we welcome One Belt One Road project, our nation’s overall development will be certain. We will move ahead with win-win result.
Millions of Nepalese youth have obligation to serve aboard. Those youth’s skill and labour is wasting in no value. If we use their skill and labour properly, it will help the nation building a lot. China has announced the Kerung Border as the International Border long time ago. Nepal hasn’t finished or interested to widen the Kathmandu Kerung’s 150 km. road. To bring rail from China confined only in election slogan. The government wasn’t done anything to complete this project. If we join the railway line from China’s Kerung to Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini to India, it will play solid role for the overall development of the nation. We can reduce trade deficit between Nepal-China, we can access to Europe directly through China, exchange mutual help in social, religious, economic area between china and Nepal. Likethis, we can invite Chinese investment through One Belt One Road project and excavation uranium, copper, iron, gold, valuable stone, natural gas, oil mines and refining and producing of herbs saves billion of rupees to import medicines. And we can provide the employment to the youth running internal industries using local resources to stop brain-drain. And we don’t have to beg foreign aid. It will extremely help the nation to be independent.
Nepal Airlines Corporation is one of the oldest airlines in the world but its condition is too critical in the present time. Other countries developed rapidly but we buy foreign currency and later we handed them over, such kind of weak economy we are practicing. Nepal Airlines Corporation needs minimum 25 small airplanes. We can take soft loan from China to fulfil our needs. This earns billion of rupees from tourism and creates many employments. We have billion of rupees trade deficit every month to import petroleum product from India. We are importing Euro-3 standard petroleum product but we don’t have any agency to check it. If we observe it then it’s like Euro-2 standard petroleum product. If we import petroleum product from China or other countries then we can save billion of rupees as well. In this way, we can move ahead on the way of development and prosperity. If we become independent and return the Nepalese youth from abroad and use their skill and labour in our nation only then we can develop and make prosperous our nation.
Nepalese Prime-Minister KP Oli had already signed on the 10 Points Agreement. After solving some complication between Nepal and China, and follow the President Xi Jinping’s thought Nepal and Nepalese’s life style will dramatically change in no time. Time has handed over the responsibility in our shoulder. Should we move towards sketching developed and prosperous Nepal’s sovereignty, freedom, development, prosperous, and peaceful Nepal’s establishment and stability way or choose unstable and dependent way?
Courtesy from DanfeTV
Lessons from history for a new Pakistan
By M Waqas Jan -
As Prime Minister Imran Khan’s newly elected government pushes forward his vision of a ‘Naya (New) Pakistan’, it is important that the lessons learnt from the country’s troubled past also be kept mind. These include lessons learnt not only from the sub-continent’s colonial past, but also from the series of events that inevitably led to the East Pakistan debacle. While much has been written on the country’s struggle for independence from colonial rule, there exists a glaring lack of honest introspection into the events that led to the secession of East Pakistan. As 16thDecember, the date of Pakistan’s surrender of its Eastern Wing quietly passes by, it is worth revisiting why this ignominy has been more or less self-censored as part of the country’s national discourse.
As many scholars have noted over the last few decades, Pakistan’s history has itself become a site of contestation amongst various commentators. The very idea of an official narrative, with all its discursive underpinnings is one that has been argued against consistently by some of the country’s leading scholars. These arguments have themselves become enshrined in much lauded works such as K.K Aziz’s seminal ‘The Murder of History’ or for instance Ayesha Jalal’s ‘The Sole Spokesman’. With an emphasis on deconstructing the country’s dominant historical narrative, a common theme running throughout these works is the call for greater introspection from which to perceive and contextualize the present. By taking a step back and laying bare the many myths that have been propagated as part of Pakistan’s culture and identity, it is important that the lessons learnt from our troubled past are employed in the present, lest we remain doomed of repeating the same mistakes over and again.
Applying this approach to the history of East Pakistan, the consensual narrative that is widely presented revolves around how it was Indian interference that primarily led to the secession of a key territory comprising of 55% of the country’s overall population. It attributes India’s long-standing animosity towards Pakistan as the primary cause for the creation of Bangladesh. Hence, in the vast majority of history text-books being taught in schools throughout Pakistan, the emphasis has largely been on how India served as the architect of this traumatic and psychological setback to Pakistan, severing the close historical, cultural, and religious ties that had once bound East Pakistan together with its Western wing.
India a US proxy in South Asian region
C Kiran -
The British colonialism had apparently came to end in the south Asian region by 1947 ,whereas the virtual colonialism are still existing and are trying to implement and to exercise tactics with different dimensions to keep the region underdeveloped. This is not a hidden fact that since its inception, India is struggling to establish its hegemony in South Asia. To achieve this objective India uses political, economic and strategic influence and pressures over its smaller neighbours to keep them in compliance with its policies. In this regard, India has used money through its intelligence agency, RAW to help like-minded candidates in its smaller neighbours to win in their national elections. Apart from this, India also uses RAW to indirectly threaten the rule of some of the political leaders of smaller countries, who try to reject its dictates. India also signs agreements for defence and strategic partnerships with some neighbours to keep them under its influence and to keep other countries under pressure. Indian organs like RAW, Defense ministry, Home Ministry and persons like Ajit Doval are living the history and further dragging the innocent and secular people towards history. This phenomena is not only limited to Indian people, Indian establishment machineries are enforcing the same to their neighbour hood in their Neighbourhood Fist Policy. India even does water politics, with lower riparian countries, what to talk of its traditional strategy of using trade embargoes and sponsoring separatist movements in other countries along with assisting those through military interventions. Likewise, India sponsors terrorism in its neighbouring countries to disturb their peace and economic progress. Some recent examples of India’s interference in the internal affairs of its smaller neighbours are stated in the ensuing paragraphs.
As published in Nikkei, Asian Review dated 28 October 2018, the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena recently sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a move seen partly as a reaction to India’s behind-the-scenes politics. As stated in the Asian Review, Wickremesinghe used a trip to India in October 2018 to humiliate Sirisena, presenting the president as the stumbling block hindering a joint plan with India to develop a container terminal at the port of Colombo, when the Chinese are working there on many projects. In this context, Wickremesinghe’s office had released a statement saying Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed “regret” over the delayed plan to give India a say over the development of the Eastern Container Terminal at the port. This indicates that during the visit of the former Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, Indian Prime Minister tried to interfere in the internal policies of Sri Lanka. India has also signed a defence and strategic partnership with Afghanistan to increase its military and intelligence footprint there to keep Pakistan under pressure. Also, while India is acting as an impediment in the improvement of Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan, by using Afghan soil, India is also sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan to destabilize its Balochistan province and disturb the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, being built in Balochistan. India’s sponsorship of terrorism in Balochistan is evident from the statements of the US former Defence Secretary, Mr Hegel and former US Commander in Afghanistan, Gen. MC. Crystal, that by using Afghan soil, India was creating problems for Pakistan in Balochistan and the confession of an Indian spy Kalboshan Jadav, in Pakistan’s custody, that he was assigned to destabilize Balochistan.
Because of the assistance provided from India to Awami League in 1971, through its military intervention in Pakistan, Bangladesh Governments, especially the Awami League Government remain under India’s influence. By using such influence and pressure, while India is impacting Bangladesh politics in a major way, it is also acting as an impediment in the improvement of Pakistan-Bangladesh relations. Being landlocked countries, Nepal and Bhutan have always remained under India’s pressures. While Bhutan cannot make its independent foreign and defence policies, Nepal has experienced India’s trade embargoes, whenever it tried to ignore India’s dictates. The latest trade blockade was experienced by Nepal in September 2015, when the main trade route between Nepal and India was blocked by protesters from the Madhesi communities for two months. As reported by the Wall Street Journal dated 26 November 2015, the Nepal’s Government had termed the standoff an “unofficial blockade” by India because it blames its neighbour for supporting the Madhesi people.
Like Nepal and Bhutan, Maldives is also not free of India’s interference and interventions, as was evident from the Times of India dated 23 February 2018 reporting that the Maldives had warned India against taking “any actions”, that could hinder resolving the political crisis that was ongoing on in the country in February 2018 as New Delhi had expressed its deep dismay over the extension of emergency in the island nation. In view of the above discussion, it is quite evident that India wants to control domestic and foreign policies of its smaller South Asian neighbours by using its soft and hard powers, although no country in the region is ready to make its policies hostage to India’s overbearing strategy of dominance. That is the reason that since last some years all South Asian countries are endeavouring to develop closer relations with China as a counterweight. This carries a lesson for India to rationalize its policies with its smaller neighbours. It means US in forthcoming regional geostrategic dynamics of the Asian and South Asian region will operate through power hungry India therefore Modi has been granted with open license from US administration to violate the Human rights, compromise religious tolerance and to undermine neighbours infrastructure polices and developmental objectives.