Though the 18th SAARC Summit kicks off in Nepal's Capital city Kathmandu, China is keen to make relation with the South Asian Club, SAARC but it has been waiting silently over the issue.
China, United States (US), Australia, EU and several other countries is an observer in SAARC meeting going to start after few hours.
China has not expressed its formal view on the membership issue of SAARC but even has not said "nope". The question of China playing a greater role in the body has come to attention with a number of Nepali politicians voicing backing for membership for China in the lead-up to the summit.
Beijing seeps to play important role in boosting economic presence in the asian region -with neighbours, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Maldives.