China on Wednesday said the Sino-India boundary dispute is a bilateral matter under negotiation and described Washington’s efforts to push the Indo-Pacific policy as an “outdated bloodless war strategy”.
The Chinese foreign ministry used to be reacting to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s remarks in New Delhi on Tuesday that america stands with India on the ongoing military faceoff with China along the Line of Actual Keep watch over (LAC).
“The border matters between China and India are things between the two countries. Now the situation across the border is in most cases steady and the two sides are in resolving applicable issues through consultations and negotiations,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin said at the steady ministry briefing in Beijing on Wednesday.
Wang used to be responding to a question on Pompeo pushing for closer ties with India in the backdrop of the Sino-India border clash.
On Tuesday, referring to the Indian soldiers who were killed in Galwan Valley on June 15, Pompeo said Washington will stand with New Delhi to offer protection to its sovereignty.
Actual numbers are tough to come by but both militaries are said to have deployed thousands of soldiers at a couple of friction points along the LAC in eastern Ladakh in the longest – since May – and worst military faceoff in decades.
Criticising, and that specialize in, Washington fairly than on India, Wang said: “We all the time imagine that the development of bilateral relations between any countries must be conducive to peace and stability and development of the region. It must not harm the interests of a third party.”
“In meanwhile, any concept for regional development must be in line with the trend of the times for peaceable development and win-win cooperation. The Indo-Pacific strategy proposed by america is preaching outdated bloodless war mentality and preaching confrontation and geopolitical game.”
Beijing perceives the Indo-Pacific strategy, involving america, India, Japan and Australia and aimed at freedom of maritime navigation, as a move to counter its influence in the region, critical as a result of sea commerce routes.
Wang added: “It is aimed to uphold the hegemony of america. This runs counter to the common interest of the region and we urge america to stop this.”
Wang continued to criticise america when asked approximately Pompeo’s visit to Sri Lanka where he’s expected to influence the leadership in Colombo against Beijing.
“I just responded to a question concerning Pompeo’s remarks in India. I need to add that forcing small and medium-sized countries to pick out sides is a habitual behaviour of sure US politicians.”
The spokesperson referred to a Lankan foreign ministry observation that said Colombo will care for its foreign relations in accordance with the wishes of its citizens and applicable laws and not of foreign powers.
“Sri Lanka and China are traditional friendly neighbours. We have been conducting friendly cooperation on the basis of equal-footed negotiations and mutual benefit which brings tangible benefits to the two people. This will never be altered by any smears or slanders by other people or other countries.”
“We will be able to work with Sri Lanka to expand and deepen our strategic cooperative partnership, to cause more benefits for our people and to contribute to regional peace, stability and development,” Wang added.