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India talks tough on one-China policy, says reaffirm one-India policy first

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  1. sangos

    sangos Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday took a tough line ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India later this month.
    NEW DELHI: India on Monday took a tough line ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India later this month. "For India to agree to a one-China policy, China should reaffirm a one-India policy," external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said.

    "When they raised with us the issue of Tibet and Taiwan, we shared their sensitivities. So, we want they should understand and appreciate our sensitivities regarding Arunachal Pradesh," the minister said.

    India has refused to endorse the "one-China" policy since 2010, removing it from a joint statement during the visit of former premier Wen Jiabao to New Delhi.

    Describing the India-China relationship as being "very good" but one of "competition and cooperation", Swaraj promised the forthcoming visit by Xi Jinping to India would be "substantial and solid".

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    She played down Modi's remarks in Japan which were believed to be aimed at China, saying those were actually not aimed at anyone. This was an attempt to gloss over a remark which must have rankled in China while making Modi's Japanese hosts happy. Swaraj said, "He never referred to any specific country. It was media's guess. He spoke about 18th century expansionism." Addressing Japanese businessmen, PM had taken a swipe at China, albeit without naming the country. "There are 18th-century-style ways and thinking that involve expanding (geographically) by taking away the land of another nation and going into seas," he had said.

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    A July 16, 2014 picture shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands ahead of a photocall during the BRICS-UNASUR Summit in the Bazilian city of Brasilia. (AFP photo)

    Swaraj said she was headed to Afghanistan in the next couple of days. Later this month, she said, India and Bangladesh would discuss the land boundary agreement and Teesta water sharing pact at the forthcoming joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting on September 20. "The Land Boundary Agreement was already introduced in Rajya Sabha and referred to the select committee. The select committee has been reconstituted now. Political consultations are under way," she said.


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    However, Swaraj was caught off-guard while fielding a question on the prospect of Scotland's independence. It was clear that she had not been briefed by her officials that there was a definite possibility of Scotland breaking away from Britain. Swaraj reacted incredulously when asked how India viewed the prospect of the possible break-up of UK. After gathering her thoughts, she said India would go with what Scotland wanted.

    India talks tough on one-China policy, says reaffirm one-India policy first - The Times of India
     
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    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    grant diplomatic recognition to taiwan

    get investements in Fabric mfg, electronics from taiwan to india

    taiwan Japan and south korea 3 put together have more than double the forex reserves than china (1.4 trillion dollars)

    which we can ask them to divert for investment in India in the following sectors

    Steel - japan & korea has 4 of the worlds top 10 steel makers


    Ship Building-

    japan taiwan korea has the worlds largest ship building cpacity and the shipyards are full of orders we can invite these firms to setup units in india along the vast coastline


    Taiwan can be invited in electronics and fabrics / garments industry in india
     
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    Taiwan and Japan are low on rare earth minerals which are needed in computer hardware chip making industry. These two nations can help us build a very robust computer hardware industry in India and directly challenge china as we also have a very robust software industry. India is also an exporter of rare earth elements.
     
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