On Wednesday US President Donald Trump intervened into the critical border situation between India and China. He declared,“ready, willing and able to conciliate” between the two Asian neighbours. The word could annoy Beijing more than New Delhi.
As soon as Trump tweeted his offer, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian replied at a press conference in Beijing. He told that the condition on the China-India border was “generally stable and controllable.” Also, communication also happened through both ends by their front-line military units and their proper strength to “properly resolve relevant issues through dialogue and consultation.”
Zhao added,”We have the dedication to abide by agreements signed by the both sides and to maintain peace and stability in the border region between China and India.”
China’s ambassador, Sun Weidong, performed a pitch for putting ties back on an even keel. He did not mention about border stuffs but said,”We did not assert threat to each other and our bilateral cooperation will remain forever.”
Indian officials did not comment about the relationship development. But from trusted sources, the two sides contacted each other diplomatically and both New Delhi and Beijing will address the situation shortly.
Indian representatives do not allow any unilateral solution along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) though it works as a peaceful resolution of the worst stand-off since the 73-day confliction between border troops at Doklam in 2017.
Once Trump offered to reconciliation between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir and been refused by New Delhi.Again he shared in this twitter,“We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you!”
The US has uptodate information about the India-China border confliction. Trump’s tweet came a week after his administration’s outgoing point person for South Asia, Alice Wells, who supports India’s position and declares this confliction as “reminder of the threat caused by China”.
Wells told,”The aggression of China was not always verbal. Whether it is in the South China Sea or along the India border, Chinese attitude is quite disturbing. And it automatically raises question on how China wants to use her power.”
However, India is likely to rebuff the conciliation of Trump as a matter of policy. Because, they don’t want any third party mediation attempt. On the other had Chinese representative Sun wanted to work on each other’s trust and basic judgements.
Moreover, Trump continuously attacked China for spreading Covid-19 to US rapidly. He also demanded an independent investigation about the virus outbreak for Wuhan Lab.