chapter  14
China-Nepal Border: Potential Hot Spot?
ByChitra K. Tiwari
Pages 14

Chitra K. Tiwari China’s first recorded official relations with Nepal, a country located southwest of Tibet, occurred near the middle of the 7th century. Although boundary delimitation between the two countries began almost 1,300 years later, during 1961, the two trijunctions-where the Nepalese, Chinese, and Indian territories meet-have yet to be negotiated on both the western and eastern ends of Nepal. The as yet unfinished boundary line between China and Nepal extends for 881.6 miles (1,414.8 km), touching seven counties in Tibet from Drenthang Township of Dinggue County in Shigatse Prefecture to Purang County of Nagri Prefecture.