Why does Bhutan not establish diplomatic relations with our country?
Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 16 have not established diplomatic relations with China.Among them is our neighbor Bhutan.Bhutan is a Buddhist country. Strictly speaking, like Thailand, it is a buddhist country with a shrine in every home.In theory, buddhist believers should pay attention to a wide range of good karma.But only 54 countries and organizations have established diplomatic relations with Bhutan. Why?This is due to historical reasons.Bhutan lies on the southern slope of the eastern Himalayas between China and India.It is a very poor and backward country, dependent on foreign aid for years.Bhutan has two world firsts. It was the last country in the world to open up television and the Internet. It was the first country in the world to give up smoking.In the 7th century, Bhutan was a dependency of the Tubo dynasty, which was technically a dependency of China.It became a separate tribe in the 9th century.In August 1949, China signed the Treaty of Permanent Peace and Friendship with India.In February 2007, China signed the revised Treaty of Non-Indian Friendship with India.It stipulated that Bhutan’s external relations were “guided” by India.The problem is this Treaty of Non-India Amity.How does India guide Bhutan’s external relations?The first is the inability to establish diplomatic relations with major powers, such as Bhutan, among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.Also, countries that have conflicts or disputes with India cannot establish diplomatic ties.As for the specific how to operate, our nature is unknown, at least impossible as Bhutan’s a deputy prime minister, said, with every diplomatic relations between the countries need to build the embassy, have the embassy will send someone, will have to buy a house, it is not necessary to spend this money, and, like many countries even if no contact is not impact.Bhutan covers an area of about 38,000 square kilometers and has a population of 749,000, the size of only one county in China.GDP is only 2.5 billion dollars and GDP per capita is only 3,122 dollars.In fact, if political factors are not taken into account, the establishment of diplomatic relations with such a small country is of little significance to our economic development.For India, Bhutan is of great significance.Like Sikkim, in 1975, under Indian control, Sikkim held a plebiscite to abolish the kingdom of Sikkim and join India as a state of India. The 12th king, Peden Dunanga, fled into exile in the United States.India annexed a sovereign state after 20 years of constant infiltration from all sides.Bhutan today is a lot like Sikkim.India continues to provide economic assistance to Bhutan, and the vast majority of Bhutan’s foreign trade is also done through India.Will such a heavily dependent country go the way of Sikkim in N years?Below is the flag of Bhutan.There is a strong Chinese wind inside, a dragon happily holding four precious beads.The King family of Bhutan has a calendar full of happiness.