BEIJING: China on Monday urged the Indian side to honour its commitment on Tibet, respect its core concerns and avoid relations between both the countries from being further disrupted and undermined.
“We urge India to see clearly anti-China and split nature of Dalai group and honour its commitment on Tibet”, China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said during her regular press briefing while responding to a question about Dalai Lama’s participation in a recently held conference on Buddhism in India.
She said, in recent days, Indian side in total disregard of China’s stern representation and strong opposition, invited Dalai Lama to attend an international conference on Buddhism in India organised by the Indian government.
“China is strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to it.”
While answering a question regarding Chinese concept of building “a community of shared future for all humankind” incorporated into a UN Security Council resolution for the first time, reflecting the extraordinary charm and vitality of the notion, she said, it also embodied a growing global recognition of China’s great contribution to global governance.
She said the resolution called on the relevant parties to advance the Belt and Road Initiatives and propose specific requirement regarding security and other items.
To yet another question about China-Korea trade relations in the backdrop of deployment of THAAD missile defence system in the Republic of Korea, she said, “We support normal business exchanges between China and South Korean”.
The spokesperson, however, said China’s opposition to the THAAD missile defence system deployed in South Korea was clear and consistent.
About China’s participation in the negotiations to be held in New York for international arms control treaty, she said, “China has decided not to take part in the negotiation and this decision is based on the consideration of maintaining the existing international arms control and disarmament mechanism and advancing nuclear disarmament in an incremental manner”.
Hua Chunying said, China always maintained and actively advocated the comprehensive prohibition and total destruction of nuclear weapons, adding, “We must uphold the principle of maintaining global and strategic stability and security for all”.
She, however, said, despite this decision, China was ready to work with all sides for a nuclear weapons free world.
To a question, she said, “China is opposed to the efforts of Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) in advancing its nuclear and missile development, adding, China’s position on this issue was very consistent”.