In a deeply suspicious move amid political chaos in Nepal, China is sending a vice-minister of the Chinese Communist Party to “assess the ground situation”. The local media reports, two Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders confirmed that Guo Yexhou, vice-minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China, is arriving in Kathmandu on Sunday for a four-day visit. According to sources, during the visit, Gui will meet the senior leaders of both the factions of the warring NCP. 

Sources in both the factions of the NCP confirmed that Guo, along with his four-member team, will land in Kathmandu on Sunday morning. Bishnu Rijal, Deputy Head of Department of Foreign Affairs of the NCP (Dahal-Nepal faction), while confirming that the Chinese side communicated about Guo’s visit to Kathmandu, denied details ‘at this point of time’. This comes after Nepal president Bidya Devi Bhandari had dissolved the Lower House on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s recommendation.