Q: According to reports in Nepal, the Chinese leader will postpone or cancel his visit to Nepal scheduled for October. Can you confirm and give us more details? How does China view its relationship with Nepal after Prachanda took the helm as prime minister?
A: We have been in communication with the Nepali side through the diplomatic channel about high-level exchanges between the two countries. The Chinese side commends the new Nepali government for their continuous emphasis on relations with China. Guided by the concept of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, we will work with Nepal to strive for new progress in bilateral relations.
(Statement from China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying during a Regular Press Conference on September 12, 2016)