China will “resolutely safeguard its sovereignty in border conflicts with India even at the cost of war”
Beijing, July 3: The Chinese state-run media on Sunday urged India to shun its concerns and “strategic anxiety ” over a rising China and instead of being rivals, assess the benefits of ‘One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative and seize the opportunities to become cooperative partners. “Concerns over a rising China have, to some extent, spiralled into a kind of strategic anxiety regarding the country among some Indian politicians. Their misleading, unfound China-phobia, however, might lead to strategic myopia and hurt India’s own interests,” Xinhua news agency said in a commentary.
The commentary said “while the Indian decision to boycott the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative may be understandable, “staying away is not the best choice New Delhi could have made”. Terming that India is hurting its own interests by not taking part in it as the ‘One Belt and Road’ (OBOR) is not a “Chinese project.” It is a multilateral initiative, with win-win results at its core. “It could have voiced its concerns and opinions on public occasions or in official statements as China is always willing to discuss all problems and possibilities with India on the basis of mutual benefits.
The Belt and Road provides a monumental opportunity for the win-win cooperation between India and China, which are quite complementary economically,” it said. Chinese experts have warned of war if the standoff between New Delhi and Beijing at the Doklam area, the longest between the two countries, is not handled properly. Speaking to the state-run Global Times, the experts added that China will “resolutely safeguard its sovereignty in the border conflicts with India even at the cost of war”.
Experts from China speaks
Chinese experts have warned of war if the standoff between New Delhi and Beijing at the Doklam area, the longest between the two countries, is not handled properly. Speaking to the state-run Global Times, the experts added that China will “resolutely safeguard its sovereignty in the border conflicts with India even at the cost of war”.
“There could be a chance of war if the recent conflict between China and India is not handled properly, observers said, noting that China will resolutely defend its territory and safeguard the border,” the Global Times report said. Experts called on both sides to resolve the conflict through dialogue and negotiations, it said. “Both sides should focus on development rather than conflict or war,” Zhao Gancheng, director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies, told the newspaper. “A conflict between the two may give other countries a chance to take advantage, for example, the US,” he said.
“India should change its hostile attitude toward China as a good relationship is beneficial for both sides,” Wang said. The Chinese experts also took exception to reports that India’s Defence Ministry is surveying the China-India border in order to build an “all-weather railway corridor” with the broad-gauge network for swift movement of troops and weaponry. “India is trying to catch up with China in the construction of a frontier defence,” Zhao said.
China has sent military ships and warplanes to the South China Sea
Meanwhile, China has sent military ships and warplanes o the South China Sea following the incursion by a US destroyer near the Xisha Islands. Earlier, it was revealed that a US destroyer sailed near Xisha Islands, which are located in the South China Sea and claimed by China, Efe news reported.
“China dispatched military vessels and military aircraft because of caution of the US vessel,” Foreign Ministry representative Lu Kang said. “The Chinese side firmly encourages the US side to instantly stop such provocative operations that damage China’s power and debilitate China’s security,” he included. Lu said the invasion was completed under the affection of “route flexibility” without earlier endorsement from China.
He underscored that the islands were “an intrinsic piece of the Chinese domain”. Despite the fact that the US and China had achieved a level of understanding after a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in Florida, grindings between the two nations over the South China Sea proceed.