China defends Pakistan after Modi’s ‘mothership’ remark, says it’s against linking terrorism with ethnicity or religion

In a sharp reaction to a question about Modi's characterisation of Pakistan at the BRICS Summit in Goa, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said China is opposed to linking any country to terrorism.

By: PTI | Beijing | Updated: October 17, 2016 4:19 pm
china, terrorism, pakistan, modi, china pakistan stand, china on pakistan, china stand on pakistan, narendra modi, brics, brics summit, terror “We oppose linking terrorism with any specific ethnicity or religion. This is our long-standing position. China and Pakistan are all-weather friends,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said.

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan a “mothership of terrorism”, China today strongly defended its all-weather ally, saying it is against linking any country or religion with terror and asked the world community to acknowledge Pakistan’s “great sacrifices”.

In a sharp reaction to a question about Modi’s characterisation of Pakistan at the BRICS Summit in Goa, spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said China is opposed to linking any country to terrorism.

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Answering a question on Modi’s criticism of Islamabad in aiding and abetting terror groups opposed to India, she said “on counter-terrorism, China’s position is consistent”.

“It is the same way we oppose linking terrorism with any specific country or religion,” she said.

“We oppose terrorism in all forms and we believe that international concerted efforts are needed to ensure stability and security of all countries,” she said.

“We oppose linking terrorism with any specific ethnicity or religion. This is our long-standing position. China and Pakistan are all-weather friends.

Noting that India and Pakistan are “all victims of terrorism”, she said Islamabad has made “great sacrifice to combat terrorism and this needs to be recognised by the international community”.

To another question about Modi’s criticism that Pakistan State continues to support anti-India terrorist groups giving them arms, financial support and helping them to cross the border to carry out attacks in India and whether it is China’s view that international community should not take a stand on Islamabad’s support to terrorists, Hu said: “I understand your concern.”

“But, as I said on counter-terrorism China’s position is consistent. It is the same way we oppose linking terrorism with specific country or religion,” she said.

“As per the problem between India and Pakistan, both the two countries are close neighbours of China. We truly hope that they can resolve these differences in a peaceful way through dialogue and consultation, so that India and Pakistan relations can develop. This serves the interest of the two countries and the region,” she said.

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    Ikok
    Oct 17, 2016 at 11:33 am
    Its a picture of 70 years friendship..dia on the other hand if had positive policies would might have been a member of UNSC ..
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      anonymous
      Oct 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm
      Chinese policies are anti-indian since INDIA gave asylum to DALAI LAMA in 1959, THEY have upsured Indian territory in Arunchal Pradesh, the entire TIBET. They have invested heavily in stan occupied Kashmir I. Each. BALOCHISTAN AND ADJOINING AREAS - CHINA STAN ECONOMIC ZONE (C.P.E.C). INDIA IN UN are trying to get ban J.E.M and MASUD AZHAR L.E.T AS TERRORIST BUT CHINA THE ONLY COUNTRY IS DEFENDING THESE TERRORIST'S and THEIR OUTFITS. THIS HAPPENED IN BRICS; WHERE IT DEFENDED INDIA'S ENEMY. INDIANS SHOULD STOP BUYING CHINESE PRODUCTS.
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        Ashok
        Oct 17, 2016 at 10:51 am
        Modi is wasting his time instead of focusing on economy he is obsessed with stan, day and night he is talking about stan and what do we get Pak Russian army holding military drills never happened before.
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          Kashif
          Oct 17, 2016 at 5:06 pm
          What a diplomatic slap on the face of all Indians lolzzz. By new super power of the world. Modi cried to get a single sentence against stan but failed .there were only two major powers in w brics I.e China and Russia both did not say anything against stan and modi failed miserably . so bite urself Indians
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            Kashif
            Oct 17, 2016 at 9:58 am
            Another slap on modis face . he always fail and doesnt have shame lol
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              Kashif
              Oct 17, 2016 at 9:59 am
              Indian ki fut kar hath main ah gai
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                Kashif
                Oct 17, 2016 at 10:07 am
                Jealous do not abuse u have failed with ur modi . stan is not isolated . modi is death to India . will through u all in war . he has no brain . slum dogs make toilets first
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                  Pak Army
                  Oct 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm
                  Mujahidin wl destroy India soon. Just wait and watch😃😃😃
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