Asia

China says its not expansionist

NEW DELHI: PM Modis visit to Leh in the middle of the military stand-off seemed to have peeved China with its foreign ministry saying that neither side should take any action that may complicate the border situation and its embassy in India countering Modis charge of Chinese “expansionism”.
While Modi had in his address to jawans, without naming China, said that the age of “expansionism” was over, the Chinese embassy here responded by saying it was “groundless” to view China as expansionist and to “fabricate” its disputes with neighbours.
“China has demarcated boundary with 12 of its 14 neighbouring countries through peaceful negotiations, turning land borders into bonds of friendly cooperation. Its groundless to view China as expansionist, exaggerate and fabricate its disputes with neighbours,” the embassy said.
The PMs decision to visit Leh, ostensibly at the risk of sending an escalatory signal, saw Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian earlier saying that China and India were in communicationRead More – Source