Ahead of strategic dialogue, China says its stand on India’s entry into NSG remains ‘consistent’

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and China's Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui will hold a new round of strategic dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2017 6:39 pm

 

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Ahead of strategic dialogue between India and China, Beijing on Friday continued to dispel the view that it was against India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and reiterated that “this is a multilateral issue”. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and China’s Executive Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui will hold a new round of strategic dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said, “We stick to two-step approach namely, first NSG members need to arrive at a set of principles for the entry of non-NPT state parties into NSG and then move forward discussions of specific cases,” Geng said.

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Asserting that China’s stand on the matter is “consistent”, Geng said that other non-NPT state parties, apart from India, were also making applications. Pointing out that the NSG issue is a multilateral one, he said, “We hope India can understand China’s attitude and position on the two matters (the other being the Masood Azhar issue).”

Geng further said that China and India are two largest developing counties having a wide range of converging interests. “China India cooperation benefits not only two countries but the region and developing world which can contribute to our solidarity,” he said.

Both sides will have an in-depth exchange of views on the international situation and other regional and global
issues of mutual interest in the meeting, Geng added.

Last year, India’s ambitious bid to become a member of the NSG had failed as China and at least seven other countries blocked consensus at the elite group which controls transfer of nuclear technology in the world.

With inputs from PTI.

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First Published on: February 17, 2017 6:24 pm
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    Ashok
    Feb 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm
    China will never allow India into NSG without stan no matter how hard we try.
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      Sivaraman
      Feb 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm
      India should follow Two china policy, PROCURE THAT TOO FROM WEST.
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        Vikas
        Feb 17, 2017 at 4:53 pm
        RAW?
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          MyTake
          Feb 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm
          Some body's is still turning in the grave chanting, "Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai"! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Habibi! Habibi!
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            MyTake
            Feb 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm
            Thanks for your wisdom!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Habibi! Habibi! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Marhaba!
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              Romik
              Feb 17, 2017 at 6:19 pm
              I do not buy Chinese products when ever possible. ALso encourage to stop using products from this Communist totalitarian state!
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                David
                Feb 17, 2017 at 10:23 pm
                Jaishanker is a Tamil brahmin dumb!
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                  Jai hind
                  Feb 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm
                  Google it
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                    Antony
                    Feb 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm
                    I think our foreign secretary is wasting time in talking to this terrorist supporter country China. They will respect only strength. Build up our military and arm Vietnam same as they armed China with nuclear weapons and missiles .That is the only solution here.
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                      Sachin
                      Feb 17, 2017 at 7:33 pm
                      Don't believe these Chinese. Remember 1962 war!
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                        jayaram reddi
                        Feb 17, 2017 at 9:44 pm
                        Consistent means opposed. Chinese lie and China is a rogue country. You can't trust them. You need to tell them a few things. 1) One China policy is their own. We don't believe in it. 2) South China sea belongs to all the adjoining countries. 3). Tibet needs independence.
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                          Manu USA
                          Feb 17, 2017 at 5:55 pm
                          Stop buying Chinese stuff. They will be Brook.
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                            vijay
                            Feb 17, 2017 at 11:43 pm
                            No need to talk
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                              Modi chootiyam
                              Feb 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm
                              Fair position of Chinadia shud understand it avoid cross its limits.
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                                Kanwar puri
                                Feb 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm
                                It will be fruitless to talk with china. It is a selfish country with no moral values. This tradition of immorality started during the Chinese empire when they created their own citizens like slaves. So, to expect anything positive from Chinese is immpossible. It is extreamly important that Americans pull out their investments from china and do not let china become a super power for the sake of security of the rest of the world.
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                                  David
                                  Feb 17, 2017 at 9:01 pm
                                  Really! lt;br/gt;Fuuck this talks.....useless.lt;br/gt;Deal tough with China.lt;br/gt;We have thermo nuclear weapons. This is not 1962.
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                                    BoycottChina
                                    Feb 17, 2017 at 7:14 pm
                                    PLEASE DONT BUY ANY CHAINESE ELECTRONICS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;NO MOBILES, NI PHONES, NO TVs, NO ELECTRONICS WHATSOEVER.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;CHAINESE ARE USING YOUR MONEY, TO SUPPORT JIHADEEZ OF MIDDLE EAST.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;THEY HAVE DONE THIS, FOR THOUSAND LAST YEARS, AGAINST INDIANS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;ONLY THIS TIME, THEY ARE CAUGHT RED HANDED,lt;br/gt;BCOZ OF INTERNET AND CROSS CONNECTED WORLD.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;INDIANS ARE FILLING POCKETS OF CHAINESE WITH MILLIONS UPON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, WORTH OF FOREIGN CURRENCY, BY BUYING THEIR GOODS.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;STOP THIS AT ONCE AD FOR ALL.
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                                      Susanta Basu
                                      Feb 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm
                                      Only Policy of China is that its lackey stan should be member. Whom they delivered nuclear materials and design clandestinely.
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                                        vivek
                                        Feb 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm
                                        No use china is firm on its commitment to stan not to allow India any leeway
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