Chinese Media Accuses America Of Trying To Elevate Sikkim Standoff

A Chinese daily media accused the US and other countries of attempting to increase the Sino-India standoff and to replicate the South China Sea trick and seek strategic advantages.

An op-ed article in the state-run Global Times said, more than five weeks into the border standoff between China and India, some countries other than the two directly involved are trying to step in.

Mr. Doval, India’s National Security Advisor, is scheduled to arrive in Beijing this week for a meeting. His visit will not convince China to drop its demand for Indian soldiers to be pulled back as a precondition for talks, the newspaper claimed.

Neither China nor India have refused the chance of a bilateral meeting between Mr. Doval and his counterpart.

The paper is also accusing United States that the US seems to be everywhere when conflicts come up and it seldom takes an impartial posture to help address the problems. “There are certain forces in the West that are instigating a military clash between China and India, from which they can seek strategic benefits at no cost to themselves. Washington applied this scheme in the South China Sea disputes,” it alleged.

While the US is not a claimant, it has criticized what it has termed Chinese “militarization” of the sea.

“It’s necessary to note that half a century ago behind the border war between China and India, there were the invisible hands of the US and the Soviet Union,” it said.

The article also stated, “neither China nor India wants a war.”