Doklam stand-off: Atmosphere not right for Xi-Modi talks at G20, says China

Amid an ongoing stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies in the Sikkim section, Modi and Xi will be in Germany for the G20 Summit. The Chinese Army attempted to build a road at Doklam near the Bhutan tri-junction which lead to a stand-off with the Indian Army.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 11:35 pm
narendra modi, xi jinping, chinese president, modi xi g20 meeting, indian express Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. (PTI Photo. Files)

The atmosphere is not right for a bilateral meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the upcoming G20 summit, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said ahead of the G20 Summit in Hamburg.

Amid an ongoing standoff between the Indian and Chinese armies in the Sikkim section, Modi and Jinping will be in Germany for the summit talks. According to a PTI report, Indian sources in New Delhi said a meeting of BRICS leaders will take place on the sidelines of G20 summit tomorrow which is expected to have the presence of, among others, Modi and Xi, suggesting that there was no bilateral meeting between the two leaders scheduled in Hamburg.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang expressed hope that “India can immediately withdraw the border troops the Indian side of the boundary to uphold the peace and tranquillity of the China and India border areas”. “I think this is the pre-condition for any meaningful peace talks between the two sides,” he told a media briefing in Beijing when asked about the meeting between Modi and Xi on the sidelines of the G20 summit. He, however, said that the BRICS leaders meeting which will
be attended by Modi and Xi will take place on the sidelines of the summit tomorrow.

Earlier this month, the Chinese Army attempted to build a road at Doklam near the Bhutan tri-junction which lead to the current impasse. State-owned Chinese media, considered to be the mouthpiece of the government, published provocative articles in the past few days, stating that India will suffer “greater losses” than it did in 1962 if it “incites” border tensions with China.

The G20 Summit 2017 is due to be held in Hamburg, Germany, from July 7 to 8. This will be the twelfth meeting of the G20 countries.

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    k 4329
    Jul 7, 2017 at 4:28 am
    "Atmosphere not right for Xi-Modi talks at G20, says China" politely saying no meeting with American Chamcha.
    1. S
      Jul 7, 2017 at 12:38 am
      Ok done.. let's not meet...later we will decide whether to talk or not...
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        Mohammad Dar
        Jul 7, 2017 at 4:28 am
        Sure, right now, hog of hinduism hind licking master of prosti tution of hinduism immorality Modi, has 18 hindu stinky hinds to lick, to a shining quality, a very busy season for a hogs of hinduism immorality, skipping of one will not hurt, he may be able to do, his religious duty for the chines, some other time.
      2. S
        Jul 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm
        On the contrary, the tense atmosphere prevailing now between China and India is more appropriate and more necessary for the two Heads of government to utilise this opportunity to meet and take some steps to tone down the present stalemate to avoid any accidental war.
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          DR MISS
          Jul 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm
          China is barking afraid of Pm Modiji's tigerlike courage I think that China is passing time because It can be resolved by dialogue only. Ur army will conquer enter inside China Jai Jawan Jai Krishan Big victory for India from Dr Miss Anju Bhattacharyya
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            Mohammad Dar
            Jul 7, 2017 at 4:30 am
            Tiger and a hindu hijra, you must have lost your mind, or a hindu crook hog of hinduism immorality, pretending to be a human being.
          2. C
            Jul 6, 2017 at 11:38 pm
            It is impossible now that there will be any discussion on china border tassel in G20 meeting, because china explain that before any dialogue India shall vacate the area Dolama a china territory/ a disputed territory between China and Bhotan, where India intervene in this matter unnecessary and put the foot in their economcal path and block the road construction work.. India claim that they are their because it's security is being hampered. Both are very important and valid matters and the situation is very dangerious. It is now presumed that modi's visit on different countries including USA, and Israel are also connected with this issue. The climate of war is very strong, China is five times stronger than India at present, and it's policy are less talk than action/work. Let us hope this solve mannerly otherwise very grate loss unforeseen.
            1. A
              Jul 7, 2017 at 12:52 am
              Very good suggestion, war is never a solution for any problem but dialogue
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              Gulabchand Shah
              Jul 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm
              I have decided on my part that I will not buy any Chinese goods
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                Gulabchand Shah
                Jul 6, 2017 at 11:09 pm
                Why is IE giving credence to the Chinese view on this matter?
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                  yash sehgal
                  Jul 6, 2017 at 10:23 pm
                  But atmosphere is very right to kick this ping ping on his a##..let Modi ji come back to do it
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