India is one of the countries that China has exploited since the COVID-19 outbreak from Wuhan, U.S. diplomat David Stilwell said on Wednesday.
“What we have seen since the corona erupted from Wuhan is that the PRC (People’s Republic of China) is trying to take advantage of the situation, and I think India is one of those examples. So to our friends in China, Beijing, I want you ask to follow their commitment to resolve these things through peaceful means and dialogue, “said David Stilwell at a press conference.
The Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs also reiterated Secretary Pompeo’s remarks that the United States is hoping for a peaceful resolution of the India-China border.
The US diplomat’s comment comes after the Indian army thwarted an attempt by the Chinese army to enter areas near the south bank of Pangong Tso on the night of August 29-30.
The Indian Army said that on the night of August 29-30, PLA troops violated the consensus reached during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing stalemate in east Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements around the To change the status quo.
On a question about the border distance between India and China, David Stilwell added: “For the conflict in the Himalayas, we advise you, like all things, especially related to the disagreement between the PRC and its neighbors, to return to dialogue, resolve these things peaceful without coercion, use of force. “
Speaking about China’s involvement in other areas, he said: “… a lot of conflicts that are currently going on in China’s periphery. You mentioned Tibet. Xinjiang – still very concerned about what you are doing there. Activities in Hong Kong, South China Sea – I could go on and on. “
At the beginning of the press conference, Pompeo beat up the Chinese Communist Party for engaging in a clear and intense pattern of bullying from its neighbors.
“From the Taiwan Strait to the Himalayas and beyond, the Chinese Communist Party has been embroiled in a clear and worsening pattern of bullying its neighbors. This is also evident in the South China Sea,” he said.
“We hope for a peaceful solution to the situation on the India-China border,” he added.
India and China have been locked in a stalemate since April through May over Chinese army’s violations in various areas including Finger, Galwan Valley, Hot Springs and Nala Congressional.
Negotiations between the two sides have been ongoing for the past three months, including five talks at Lieutenant General level, but have so far yielded no results.