His statement that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday referred to the Galvan violence as well as his stand on India’s support of India amid military tensions with China over the LAC has left Beijing quite restless. He said on Wednesday that the India-China border dispute is a bilateral issue and negotiations are on. China further said that Washington’s Indo-Pacific policy was to push into an ‘out-dated cold war strategy’.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry was replying to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks in New Delhi on Tuesday, in which he said that the US stands with India amid the military standoff with China over the LAC.
Wang Wenbin said in Beijing during a regular ministry briefing on Wednesday – “The border dispute between China and India is a matter between two countries. Now the border is calm and both sides are resolving the necessary issues through dialogue and consultation. ”
Wang was replying to questions asked by Pompeo on the Indo-China border dispute over what he termed close ties with India. On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State, referring to the martyrdom of Indian soldiers in the violence in the Galvan Valley, said that Washington would stand with New Delhi to protect its sovereignty.
It is difficult to say the actual figures of the troops on LAC but it is being said that thousands of troops have been deployed by the armies of both the countries in various conflict zones in East Ladakh since May. This is a major confrontation between the soldiers of India and China in the last several decades.
Criticizing and focusing on Washington rather than India, Wang said- “We always believe that bilateral relations between any country should be conducive to peace and stability and development of the region.” This should not harm the interests of any third party. “