Chinese Vice-Chairman Teng Hsiao-ping's visit to Nepal in the Himalayas has ended with the announcement of Chinese industrial aid.
Chinese Vice-Chairman Teng Hsiao-ping's visit to Nepal in the Himalayas has ended with the announcement of Chinese industrial aid. China agreed during the three-day visit to set up a sugar refinery, a paper mill and a ceramics factory there. The announcement was made by Nepalese prime Minister Mr Kirtinidhi Bista after Mr Teng's departure from Katmandu.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Bista was at Katmandu airport to say farewell as Mr Teng prepared to leave for China. he told newsmen that a Chinese team would be visiting Nepal in the near future to study locations for the industrial projects. He said that the visit had been considered a great success by both sides.
Mr Teng's trip to Nepal, and a six-day stay in Burma last week, were his first trips abroad since his return to power from official disgrace last July. He has now taken over the role of China's Chief travelling statesman. According to observers, the visit to Nepal underscored China's desire to retain some influence in the area following India's taking control of the neighbouring region of Sikkim under former premier Mrs Indira Gandhi.