Washington: The Chinese language envoy to the US mentioned on Monday that nobody may “comprise” China now, expressing his displeasure over the formation of an “unique membership” within the Indo-Pacific area.
Chinese language ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai was responding to questions on the current India-centric coverage speech by US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and the choice of the Trump administration to promote to India high-tech army gear, together with state-of-the-art armed drones, and the Japanese proposal of a strategic quadrilateral dialogue involving India and Australia.
“I do not suppose that the gross sales of superior arms would actually serve that goal,” Cui mentioned.
Political analysts within the west have described the sale of arms to India as a US transfer to comprise China.
“By the way in which I do not suppose anyone would be capable of comprise China,” the Chinese language ambassador asserted in his uncommon press convention on the Chinese language embassy in Washington DC .
The highest diplomat was addressing media forward of US president Donald Trump’s go to to China early subsequent month. Trump is scheduled to embark on a 10-day go to to China. He would additionally go to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Cui mentioned China is “open to cooperation among the many regional international locations” for stability and prosperity. The connection between China and India “have been growing fairly steadily over time”.
Chinese language president Xi Jinping, he mentioned, has all the time mentioned that Pacific Ocean is massive sufficient to accommodate that growth each of China and the US, and the Asia-Pacific area is large enough to accommodate the event of China, India and Japan.
“On this regard I hope all events will do issues conducive to raised relations, higher mutual belief,” he mentioned.
With out mentioning the current stand-off between India and China, Cui mentioned he doesn’t suppose that “confrontation” is within the curiosity of both of the 2 international locations.
“I am fairly assured that each international locations have a transparent recognition of what’s going to serve their respective pursuits finest,” he mentioned, responding to a query on India and the transfer to have a strategic dialogue involving 4 international locations: India, Japan, US and Australia.
Any relationship between any two international locations within the area, between any regional nation and one other nation exterior of the area shouldn’t be a zero sum recreation, he mentioned when requested concerning the strengthening of India US relationship, which many say is geared toward China.
“Good relations between China and the US will not be on the expense of another nation. The identical must be true for relations between US and India and Japan and India,” he mentioned. “It’s not within the curiosity of those international locations if their purpose is to kind of “comprise” China,” the highest Chinese language diplomat mentioned.
Cui mentioned all of the regional international locations within the Indo-Pacific have shared pursuits in larger stability, peace and higher prospects for prosperity. So as to obtain that regional international locations need to work collectively to advertise nearer cooperation amongst them and possibly set up applicable regional mechanisms, he mentioned.
As such, China is open to cooperation with all its neighbours in order that Asia-Pacific will proceed to be a peaceable, steady and affluent area.
“We’re following developments within the area very carefully and hopefully different international locations can have the identical method as we now have,” he mentioned, responding to a query on quadrilateral dialogue between India, Japan, US and Australia.
Cui mentioned he doesn’t suppose that “any try to type unique golf equipment within the area following a so-called zero sum method will assist anyone”.