Chinese leaders made 129 visits to Nepal between 2000 and 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE Chinese leaders made 129 visits to Nepal between 2000 and 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese leaders made 129 visits to Nepal between 2000 and 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
Diplomacy

China is spending big on diplomacy in Central and South Asia, but is it worth it?

  • Beijing’s foreign ministry budget has been growing by 11 per cent a year and will soon match that of the European Union
  • But observers say China focuses too much on other nations’ political elite and not enough on ordinary people

Topic |   Diplomacy
Chinese leaders made 129 visits to Nepal between 2000 and 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE Chinese leaders made 129 visits to Nepal between 2000 and 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese leaders made 129 visits to Nepal between 2000 and 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
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