June 16, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Amid heightened tensions between China and India in wake of recent standoff between in Ladakh, Chinese daily the Global Times has criticised and Condemned Indian experts in strong words. GT is considered as the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China.
Referring to a webinar held last Friday, Global Times said: “[t]hese strategic experts lack strategic vision”.
The webinar was addressed by various Indian experts including former Indian deputy national security adviser Arvind Gupta, who raised the idea that India should support the “democratic movement” in Hong Kong, increase India’s “economic and technological relations’ with Taiwan, passively help people in Tibet “organize protests when Chinese leaders visit India,” and reject joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership unless Hong Kong and Taiwan are made members.
GT maintained that one China principle was a “prerequisite for establishing diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China”.
Using strong words, GT says: “[t]hese people are actually suggesting India play with fire by challenging China’s bottom line”.
“They have also underestimated China’s resolve to maintain territorial integrity. They want to jeopardize China’s core interests, but their illusionary views are unlikely to affect the Indian government’s acknowledgement of the one-China principle”, the write-up published by GT reads further.
“India itself is also troubled by separatist forces. In fact, many developing countries are facing the challenge of dealing with separatism. Indian strategic experts should have a deep understanding of this, rather than thinking of inciting separatism in other countries. With China’s rise, some Indian experts’ suspicions about China have also been growing. They need to have a candid dialogue with Chinese experts to deepen mutual understanding”, reads the concluding paragraph of the write-up.
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