CHINA Communication channels on China-India border issues unimpeded, Indo-Pacific strategy outdated Cold War mentality

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Communication channels on China-India border issues unimpeded, Indo-Pacific strategy outdated Cold War mentality

Global Times

18:52, October 28, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leave after addressing a joint press briefing in the lawns of Hyderabad House in New Delhi on October 27, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

China and India are properly handling the border issue through negotiations, and communication channels between them are unimpeded, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at Wednesday's media briefing.

He said that the border issue between China and India is a matter between the two countries, and the situation on the China-India border is generally stable.

Wang's remarks were made in response to questions on India and the US working together to strengthen ties.

Wang said that the development of bilateral relations among countries should be conducive to regional peace, stability and development and must not infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of a third party.

The Indo-Pacific strategy proposed by the US advocated an outdated Cold War mentality, promoted bloc confrontation and upheld the dominant position and hegemonic system of the US, Wang said, urging some US politicians to stop hyping up the so-called China threat and sowing discord between countries in the region.

Amid the prolonged standoff with China in the border region, India, which previously sought to strike a balance between China and the US, has moved to cozy up to Washington, with the two signing a satellite intelligence pact and vowing to jointly counter the threat of China during Tuesday's India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.

Chinese analysts believed India's unwise choice has seen its status in the eyes of developing countries greatly diminished, and its strategic focus of becoming a traditional geopolitical power gradually becoming lost.

Global Times

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