Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong has said that China and India should “meet each other half way” to resolve the mutual issues and put the boundary dispute in “an appropriate place in bilateral relations” and at the same time also tackle differences in a constructive manner.
He made the remarks in an article published on the website The Policy Chronicle on Wednesday. In the article, titled—China and the world in the year of the Ox—Sun urged both the nations to “respect each other, enhance mutual trust [and] seek common ground while shelving differences”.
However, the Chinese government has indulged in exactly the opposite of what its envoy has called for. Even India has taken a tough position amid the dragging military standoff in Ladakh sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
India firmly asserted that the overall equation with China will depend on the peace and tranquility at the borders along the LAC and the evolution of the situation in the last few decades.
“We should put the boundary issue in an appropriate place in bilateral relations, address differences in a rational and constructive manner and not allow our differences to become disputes,” wrote Sun in the article.
The Chinese envoy described China and India as large developing countries at a critical stage of development.
“We should put the boundary issue in an appropriate place in bilateral relations, address differences in a rational and constructive manner and not allow our differences to become disputes.”
He added, “It’s important for China and India to respect each other, enhance mutual trust, seek common ground while shelving differences and meet each other halfway.”
Since May last year, China and India are dealing with a volatile situation along the borders, and both the nations almost came to war at a time when the whole world is hit by a pandemic.