China hints at blocking India’s move on JeM chief in UN again

Last year China had put technical holds on India's application to designate Azhar as a terrorist.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published: June 20, 2017 2:00 pm
China, Pakistan, Masood Azhar JeM founder Masood Azhar. (File Photo)

China on Tuesday hinted at blocking a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar once again, saying that disagreements continue to prevail in the UN Committee related to terrorism issues in this particular case. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang’s comments came in response to a question on the Azhar issue ahead of its review by the 1267 Committee of the UN next month.

“We have talked about our position many times. We believe that the principles of objectivity and professionalism and justice shall be upheld,” Geng told media briefing in Beijing. Geng was responding to a question whether there can be a forward movement over China’s repeated technical holds to block India’s move to get a UN ban on Azhar.

“At present, some members have disagreement over the listing matter. And China stands ready to remain in coordination and communication with the relevant parties on this issue,” he said. Beijing put a technical hold to a move in the UN by the US and other countries to declare Azhar a terrorist for his role in the Pathankot terror attack.

Last year China had put technical holds on India’s application to designate Azhar as a terrorist.

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    l s
    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm
    One should not expect China to support India in the future. It is in it's own interest to shut India from all sides and angles. Never will China deceive Pak till it's objectives are over. China are masters in their planning, which Indian planners can never match. India should vastly change it's China desk personnel with many more mature planners and China experts.
    1. Satender Bansal
      Jun 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm
      Stop supporting Chinese market in India. Boycott and stop funding to their businesses. Chinese intentions and mind is always against Indians.
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        The Statesman
        Jun 20, 2017 at 4:49 pm
        China... Please support terrorists. The thing is it will bite your back so hard. It is not far from real that Masood will like the backs of Chinese. Sure China has a declining population but will be definitely taken care off. Good luck China with your new found love!!!!
        1. Sankaran Krishnan
          Jun 20, 2017 at 4:13 pm
          China shows its way and hope they will understand once China is hit with lot more terrorism and let us hope terrorists will do take care of China ton hit them or else if the idea is to lick them for some personal gains to attack India. both Terror Nation Pakistan and its selfish ally China are mistaken and India will deal it diplomatically which already Pakistan is seeing at the Borders - killing the Militants, Separatists, Terrorists , what a pity !!!!
          1. d
            Jun 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm
            China is the closest ally of pakis anything they do to harm India is welcomed by them.
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