China reacted cautiously to Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's four-day visit to India, saying international diplomacy is not a zero sum game.
Replying to a question Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has started his visit to India, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's said, “I haven't read the report mentioned by you. But I would like to point out that the international relations in the 21st century are not zero-sum games and do not mean that one country needs to counterbalance another.
“Both Nepal and India are important neighboring countries of China. We welcome the sound development of the Nepal-India relations and hope that India can put the growth of the China-Nepal relations into perspective. The Belt and Road Initiative is open and inclusive and it is conducive to promoting the connectivity, common development and prosperity of the regional countries. We welcome the participation of all countries on the basis of voluntarism and in the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits,” she said.