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Article 370: China repeats name for India, Pakistan to ‘peacefully resolve’ disputes

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Beijing had in 2019 strongly hit out on the transfer to revoke the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir

Beijing had in 2019 strongly hit out on the transfer to revoke the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir

China on Friday referred to as on India and Pakistan to “peacefully” resolve their variations in Kashmir, on the third anniversary of the transfer to revoke the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir below Article 370.

“On the Kashmir issue, China’s position is consistent and clear,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying mentioned.

Asked by the Pakistani media to touch upon the anniversary, the spokesperson referred to China’s feedback made three years in the past on the transfer, calling for events to “avoid taking unilateral actions to change the status quo or escalate tensions”.

Ms. Hua added that China “calls on India and Pakistan to peacefully resolve the dispute through dialogue and consultation”.

China had in 2019 strongly hit out on the transfer, significantly with regard to the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh, though India had, on the time, conveyed to Beijing that the adjustments had been totally inside with no bearing on the boundary dispute. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had additionally referred to taking again Aksai Chin, talking in Parliament in 2019.

A 2020 article by a scholar at a outstanding Chinese assume tank, the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), had on the time linked the transfer to the LAC tensions that started following the PLA’s a number of transgressions in jap Ladakh, saying India had “incorporated part of the areas under the local jurisdiction of Xinjiang and Tibet into its Ladakh union territory” and “forced China into the Kashmir dispute, stimulated China and Pakistan to take counter-actions on the Kashmir issue, and dramatically increased the difficulty in resolving the border issue between China and India”. 

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