Chinese social media filled with unchecked fake news about Nepal

A news article on weibo.com, China’s social media, misrepresented the five-year “Sino-Gorkha War” over the trade dispute as a Chinese Qing dynasty invasion of the Kathmandu Valley in 1792. C It is a well-known fact that Nepal has never been invaded by a foreign country. But the social media post wrongly mentioned the war between two countries and accused the king of Nepal of immediately submitting to the Qing dynasty.

A report from pardafas.com said, “He didn’t even mention which Nepali king did it, because the war was led by a warrior prince Bahadur Shah while there was Rana Bahadur Shah on the throne.” Claims on Chinese social media have also misrepresented the Sino-Gorkha War, also called the “Gorkha Campaign” by Chinese parties. The war, in fact, was initiated by the Nepalese side against the unscrupulous Tibetan rulers who misplayed and did not use quality coins in the trade conducted between the two countries. However, Tibet was occupied by the Qing dynasty in China and Nepal had to fight the oppressive Qing.

About this fact, the Chinese-language social media says: “Taking advantage of the victory (over Tibet), they (Qing) crossed the Himalayas and approached the city of Yangbu, the capital of Gurkha (today today Kathmandu). The desperate Gurkha King has expressed his willingness to submit to the Qing dynasty and pay tribute every five years.” The investigative portal said, “This classic example of fake news that was first shared by a person called Jiangnan Ziyunying is being broadcast on various other platforms. This is not verified by people on social media as no Nepalese king has submitted to the Chinese. dynasty nor did they descend to the valley to attempt to invade the Kathmandu valley.However, it is true that in 1792, there was a treaty signed between two countries where the Nepalese agreed not to interfere in Tibetan affairs and the Chinese side has allowed easy and free access to Tibet for trade”.

In the good faith of the treaty, Nepal and China paid tribute to each other by presenting each other with precious gifts. But this fact has been twisted, claiming that the artifact in the photo was offered by the Nepalese as a sign of acceptance of Qing Dynasty rule in Nepal. Pardafas could not verify the facts regarding the lacquered sandalwood statue of Sakyamuni which was allegedly given to the Qianlong Emperor by the Nepalese king. (ANI)

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