Incident Reports

Chinese tourists demonstrate in Kathmandu demanding repatriation


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: A group of around 50 Chinese tourists on Thursday demonstrated in front of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) demanding their repatriation to China amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese tourists held placards with slogans that read “We want to go back home”, “Chinese tourists stranded in Nepal”,

They called for immediate repatriation to their homeland.

“We want to go back home,” a Chinese tourist said, adding, “When others can go, why can’t we?”

According to him, they are just representatives saying that more than 400 Chinese tourists stranded here due to the lockdown.

Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi has already urged Chinese nationals in Nepal to stay safe and maintain distance.

Most of the Chinese here are students, who have come to Nepal for vacation.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Secondary Cause Lockdown Enforcement
Actor 1 - Number of people 50
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media