The Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong has said a sound China-India relationship is an important and positive factor in maintaining world stability. He was speaking at a virtual meeting to celebrate the 71st national day of the People’s Republic of China on October 1.
“However, the history of friendly exchanges between the two peoples, which has lasted more than two thousand years, won’t be hampered by the pandemic or temporary difficulties in bilateral relations,” he said.
Indian and Chinese troops are within shooting range in Ladakh. Both the countries have mobilised thousands of soldiers, tanks, military planes, howitzers, missiles and other offensive equipment in and around eastern Ladakh. The seventh round of military talks for de-escalation is scheduled for the 12th October.
Last week, India and China held the 19th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC). As per the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, the talks focussed on “the implementation of the five-point consensus reached by the two foreign ministers in Moscow, settlement of the remaining issues on the ground, and de-escalation in the China-India border area.”
Both the countries have accused each other of discriminatory and restrictive trade measures at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). China said that India has banned the use of a huge number of mobile apps originating from China. India has hit back pointing out that China has ‘most restrictive digital economy frameworks in the world’. India also said that all software suppliers have to conform to domestic regulations.
The virtual meeting of the 71st national day of the People’s Republic of China was attended by representatives from the various Indian organizations including India-China Friendship Association (ICFA) and Dr. Kotnis Acupuncture Health and Education Center.