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Quad will discover no assist, says China

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‘A closed, exclusive clique targeting other countries runs counter to the trend of the times’

China on Friday repeated its more and more frequent denunciations of the India, U.S., Australia and Japan Quad grouping forward of the 4 nations’ first in-person leaders summit in Washington, saying the group would “find no support”.

“China always believes that any regional cooperation mechanism should not target or harm the interests of a third party. A closed, exclusive clique targeting other countries runs counter to the trend of the times and the aspirations of regional countries.

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Doomed to fail

It will find no support and is doomed to fail,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian mentioned in Beijing, calling on “relevant countries” to “view China’s development in a correct light and do more to promote solidarity and cooperation among countries in the region.”

China’s Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong, additionally took goal on the Quad in remarks made at a digital Track II dialogue held on Thursday, and printed on Friday on the web site of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.

“At present, some countries, with their ideological bias and Cold War mentality, vigorously seek closed and exclusive ‘small cliques’ with the aim of containing a third party, stoking bloc confrontation and geopolitical games,” Mr. Sun mentioned.

In remarks apparently aimed to function a warning to India on its more and more shut ties with the U.S., Mr. Sun added, “Once getting on another person’s ship, one is not in a position to have the steer in management.” “Twenty years ago, when the U.S. started the Afghan war, many countries boarded its chariot. Twenty years later, what benefits have these countries gained? We should uphold true strategic autonomy, not only in words, but more importantly, in deeds,” he mentioned, including that “both sides should remove disruptions to mutual trust, refrain from interference in each other’s internal affairs or engagement in any ‘alliance’ or ‘quasi alliance’ targeting the other, and avoid being alienated by third party.”

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