Ties with India fragile, must keep away from confrontation: Chinese envoy

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 30

The Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong on Thursday in contrast India-China ties to “glass” and mentioned neither facet needed the Galwan Valley incident to occur.

But the envoy caught to the stand that Indian troops had been in charge for having adopted an aggressive stance on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since April this 12 months. He was talking at a webinar organised by the Institute of Chinese Studies headed by former Indian envoy to China Ashok Kantha.

Sun disagreed with the opinion of former Indian envoys to Beijing that India-China ties had been at a turning level after the Galwan Valley conflict.  

“At this critical moment, we should handle relations cautiously and resolutely avoid the whirlpool of suspicion and confrontation. Our relations today are hard-earned and should be cherished all the more,” he noticed whereas asking them to not bounce to conclusions on the idea of “temporary differences and difficulties”.

Besides reiterating the views already made by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Sun cautioned towards India’s imposition of punitive measures on Chinese commerce and funding. “Our economies are highly complementary, interwoven and interdependent. Forced decoupling is against the trend and will only lead to a ‘lose-lose’ outcome,” he mentioned.

India has already banned 59 Chinese apps, restricted investments from China and has already narrowed the scope of Chinese merchandise in Government tenders.  

The Chinese envoy identified that commerce cooperation in mobiles, infrastructure, car manufacturing and medication has created numerous native jobs and made out there price efficient merchandise for Indian shoppers.

“It is a reflection of globalisation. Whether you want it or not, the trend is difficult to reverse. Both are deeply embedded in the global industrial supply chain. The development of economic and trade cooperation is determined by international division of labour,” mentioned Sun.

In an try to shift the purpose posts, the envoy mentioned the “invisible virus” somewhat than China is the menace for Indians and supplied help now and sooner or later when the vaccine is developed.

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