Nepali children wearing traditional clothes at Tribhuvan International Airport bid farewell to China’s President Xi Jinping after his two-day visit in 2019. Photo: EPA
Nepali children wearing traditional clothes at Tribhuvan International Airport bid farewell to China’s President Xi Jinping after his two-day visit in 2019. Photo: EPA

Why is the US struggling to give US$500 million to Kathmandu? Ask Nepal’s China-friendly Maoists

  • Millennium Challenge Corporation grant would fund road and power projects, but sceptics see it as an attempt to rival Beijing’s growing belt-and-road clout
  • Wrangling over the issue has raised doubts about the survival of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s ruling coalition

Nepali children wearing traditional clothes at Tribhuvan International Airport bid farewell to China’s President Xi Jinping after his two-day visit in 2019. Photo: EPA
Nepali children wearing traditional clothes at Tribhuvan International Airport bid farewell to China’s President Xi Jinping after his two-day visit in 2019. Photo: EPA
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