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India shouldn’t drag China into dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir: Expert

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  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    India shouldn’t drag China into dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir: Expert
    WORLD Updated: Mar 22, 2017 19:35 IST


    The India-Pakistan row over Kashmir shouldn’t hold up Chinese projects in the region as the territorial issue doesn’t relate to China, according to a leading Chinese expert on world affairs who believes New Delhi and Islamabad should resolve the problem instead of dragging Beijing into it.

    China needs to have access to ports such as Gwadar in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to move its huge shipments of cargo to other parts of the world, said Wang Zhan, a deputy to the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s Parliament, and president of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

    “I know India has lot of disagreements with the CPEC to Gwadar port. But if you are Chinese, considering (the situation in) Malacca Strait and the South China Sea, you would be looking for alternative passageways. We have so much cargo, we surely need the ports. We have to pass by the Indian Ocean to reach Europe,” he said.

    Speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times on the sidelines of the just-concluded NPC session, Wang said: “I know India and Pakistan have a dispute over (Kashmir.) If we go through the Kashmir area, which belongs to India, its a problem of sovereignty (for India) but now Pakistan has the right of administration (over PoK). So, it’s a problem between India and Pakistan and doesn’t relate to China.”

    Wang, who is also managing director of the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges, said China wasn’t the first country to bring up the Silk Road plan to connect regions and continents.

    Japan brought up the Silk Road in 1990s, an American Harvard professor brought it up in 2005, and Hillary Clinton brought it up in 2011. They all brought up the Silk Road concept earlier than China,” he said, adding some proposals were north to south and China’s east to west.

    “If all the projects in these plans could be realised, the countries touched in the plans would definitely develop, and the economic development would decrease the element of war and chaos,” he added.

    Wang said China’s increasing investments in infrastructure, such as ports, in South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka is purely for economic reasons.

    “For sure it’s for economic reasons. You can know the answer by the map. India is a peninsula, the trade between Europe and China have to pass by the sea near India and Sri Lanka. It’s decided by geography. We can’t go by Antarctica. If you think from China’s view, you will do the same,” he said.

    Referring to China’s objections to India drilling for oil in the South China Sea, Wang blamed Vietnam for the confusion.

    “In the 1970s, the Vietnamese had completely agreed that South China Sea belongs to China. Later, they occupied 29 islands and built infrastructure. India drilled for oil in the same area, so we protested. The South China Sea is China’s lifeline. It’s not necessary for India to get involved in the South China Sea disputes,” Wang said.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/world...hmir-expert/story-r03UI9SKyLs4nBIwfbjXEL.html

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  2. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Who the hell is dragging?

    China itself chose to poke the nose.
     
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    Naagraj 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    India didn't dragged china, it did by herself, by constructing illegal and illegitimate structures through Indian territory in name of cpec.

    Are these people who write really experts ya bas muh utha ke aagaye.
     
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    Chinese has some serious concerns about CPEC
     
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    cuibw99 FULL MEMBER

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    As far as I know, there are sure lots of Chinese people questioning this corridor since the the economic ROI looks like low, also some people think this might be a road rich in trouble.
     
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    Good to see you guys have more sense and skepticism than those gullible pakistani.
     
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    First of all,that terrain is not available for a few months in a year .
    Then again why should you provoke a neighbour that fuel Chinese growth in future.
    Pakistan cant be trusted .They will back stabb.
    Not their poor civilians but elites
     
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  8. Levina

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    Wow!
    Look who's talking?
    Isn't Aksai Chin still an illegal part of the expansionist China?
    China is as much a party to this quagmire called Kashmir, as Pakistan is.
    China (and its business venture CPEC )deserves no mercy.
     
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    ROI maybe low.

    Still better than going through SCS and Malacca strait. And did I say Pakistan is their new province?
     
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    The voice I heard is that the cost of shipping by sea going through Malacca strait is actually cheaper than going through Pakistan by land. I don't know how they calculate, but this is one of the major reasons some people in China don't like this corridor. But I think it might be different story if not only considering the pure economic ROI.
     
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    My good friend, it was a joke. If you are truly Chinese, you know china better than me. I have only traveled china and found it most amazing.

    I mean US and UK boast of their special relation, can you imagine if ever India and China had this special relation? 22nd century would have belonged to them. But we resort to chest thumping, back stabbing, ego stroking, bragging etc.
     
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    Personally, I kind of agree with you, and some of your points are also concerned by Chinese people.

    For this huge project, if it really carries out, I expect it should bring lots of business opportunities and job opportunities for Pakistan, and then improve the education level and life standard of Pakistan people along with implicitly changing the world view of local people, making them more intelligent and rational, gradually reducing the unpredictable negative impact from the religion.

    I guess so, but who knows.
     
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    I totally agree with you on this and I really expect this happening. Development, growth and cooperation should be always the firstly priority.
     
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    Not going to happen my friend .
    Pakistan's only benefit is their geographical location.Except that they are nothing .
    That nation born on the basis of religion.From the day one ,they couldnt live with their neighbours .
    Unnecessarily provoked for various wars and earn the hate of our leaders .
    After the failure ,they chose terrorism then neutral Indian civilians and rest of world began to hates them .
    Noone of this was their poor people fault but their elites brainwashed them for it and it is beyond the repair .

    For Pakistan ,China is just a source for comparing them with India .They need parity with us .Something that never going to happen due to obvious reason .
     
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    China is going to wish it didn't side with Pakistan in the future .
     

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