China will soon take call on UN ban on Masood Azhar

Last month, India had hit out at China for demanding "solid evidence" for getting Azhar banned by the UN, saying the extent of his actions were "well-documented" and the "burden of proof" was not on it.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 7, 2017 9:24 pm
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China will soon take a call on India’s demand to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist by the UN as it is investigating his terror activities, a senior functionary of Communist Party of China said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a security conference, Ma Xiangwu said China was considering India’s proposal on Azhar as well as various other aspects of the matter like whether supporting the move may land it in a bigger problem.

“We are considering it… We will take a decision on it soon,” he said, asserting that all forms of terror must be eliminated.

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Last month, India had hit out at China for demanding “solid evidence” for getting Azhar banned by the UN, saying the extent of his actions were “well-documented” and the “burden of proof” was not on it.

China had put a technical hold twice last year when India moved an application to ban Azhar after the Pathankot terrorist attack. Beijing again repeated its action this year when the US moved the application at the UN.

He said while examining India’s proposal, China was investigating Azhar’s activities.

Ma said there are “differing explanations” of terrorism worldwide based on the perceptions of individual nation states.

“There are two classifications of terrorism in the world, global terrorism and regional terrorism,” he said, adding China was also facing the challenge of combating terror.

He said the current state of the anti-terror action in China is complex and difficult to understand and that the situation in China is severe, but well controlled.

“Nevertheless countering terrorism remains a long drawn process,” he said.

According to Ma, China is economically and militarily powerful and, therefore, can tackle terrorism using both means.

Addressing the conference organised by leading think-tank Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, former Commander of Sri Lankan Army Daya Ratnayake said innovation and adaptive techniques can be used to counter terrorism effectively.

“The defeat of terrorism in Sri Lanka serves as an example of how counter insurgency and counter terrorism can be successful,” he said.

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  1. M
    Mar 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    It is going to be a bad luck for humanity to have non peaceful rise of China as global player and give it a platform to have global say on major issues! All decent and peace loving countries of the world need to come together to address this issue before Any major catastrophy takes place?
    1. M
      Mar 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm
      Uncle Sam is waiting to meet China in South China sea!
      1. M
        Mar 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm
        What does a country know about human rights when it kills and sells body parts of convicts for money? Do you know which country is that!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What does a country know about human rights when it kills and play holy with human blood in the name of God!? Do you know which country is this?
        1. R
          Mar 8, 2017 at 12:36 am
          India is deluding itself thinking China will change its stand. China will however change when it is O.K. for stan. Ememy's enemy is friend for China and Pak. is now its ally. No idealogy or principle is involved in its stand.
          1. I
            Mar 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm
            How does the clification "Global" vs. "Regional" help? Did he mean its ok to live with regional terror but not global? This is the same BS that porkistan is pretending to be true.
            1. L
              l s
              Mar 8, 2017 at 6:27 am
              It seems , China wants India's support on some issues, so has come to fool the Indian politicians. India, will as usual think there is a change of mind, and in the end get fooled by china.
              1. M
                Mahender Goriganti
                Mar 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm
                Ignore what China or anyone else does or not. Stage few more surgical strikes and act like US, Israel or China does. lt;br/gt;Close all Madras, Handover Kashmir to army for next 10 years declare all of Kashmir as war zone and evacuate all.
                1. R
                  Mar 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm
                  never trust China
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