China ready for consultation with India over UNSC reform

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    BEIJING: Sounding positive to US President Barack Obama's endorsement of India's bid for permanent seat in the UNSC, China today said it understands New Delhi's "aspirations" to play a bigger role in the UN and is ready for consultations with it over reform of the world body.

    "China values India's status in the international affairs and understands India's aspirations to play a greater role in the United Nations and is ready to keep contact and consultations with India and other member states on the issues of Security Council reform," Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Hong Lei said during a media briefing.

    "China supports reasonable and necessary reform of the UN Security Council and will maintain priority to giving more representation to developing countries at UNSC so that they can play bigger role in Security Council," Hong said.

    He said China wants democratic and patient consultations over the issue.

    "We hope all parties should continue to have democratic and patient consultations so as to reach a package of consensus on reform related issues so that negations will become a process to narrow differences, safeguard unity and realise a win-win scenario," he said.

    Asked about Obama's assertion that US would also support India's membership for Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG), Missile Technology Control Regime, the Australian Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement, Hong said all countries should respect their international obligation of non-proliferation.

    "China believes that countries under the precondition of respecting the international obligation of non proliferation have the right to make peaceful use of nuclear energy and conduct international cooperation in this field. Meanwhile it should safeguard the integrity and effectiveness of the international non proliferation regime," he said.

    "We hope that cooperation between relevant countries could contribute to regional peace stability and development."

    The issue of India's permanent membership to the UNSC has always figured high in the talks between Indian and Chinese leaders.

    The issue was raised during President Pratibha Patil's visit to Beijing this year as well as Foreign minister S M Krishna's visit earlier.

    "China understands India's aspirations at the UN" was the standard phrase it came up with during the talks sounding cautious and ambivalent on the complex UNSC reform process.

    China has also voted for India's candidature to the non-permanent seat at the UNSC.

    Obama's endorsement of India's membership leaves only China to take a stand on the issue as the other four of the five permanent members — US, Russia, Britain and France — have already conveyed their support for New Delhi's elevation to the top organ of the world body.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...-reform/articleshow/6895366.cms#ixzz14nMuEk3K
     
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  3. o'conor

    o'conor Regular Member

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    china was saying the same thing in front when India was looking for NSG waiver yet they were the biggest hurdle India faced. They don't put their face in front always use others to get their goals & against India they have a very good scapegoat called pakistan.
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    China is now trying to blunt the new Indo US bonhomie. First the "elevation" to P5 status, and now endorsing (kind off) Indias bid for the UNSC. China sure is starting to feel the heat.
     
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    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    Lets wait and see.. Its just the beginning of a new era...
     
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    arya Senior Member Senior Member

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    there is no change we will not get the respect unless our force will get the position equal to china
     
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    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Economic equality is more important. Economic and military strength go hand in hand. India is not doing bad at all right now. We don't have to match gun for gun, bullet for bullet. India has done well enough to merit the attention it is getting right now.
     
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    Agantrope Senior Member Senior Member

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    China is doing the same thing as it did in 1962. First let them keep off the k-word, A or T-Word and then Aksai Chin, then we can think of this consideration. China cant afford to have this big military rivalry in their neighbourhood.
     
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    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Hows Pakistan taking this? What happened to the 'Coffee Club' ?
     
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    Chinese are playing a weird game. They rejected a US offered sharing of world power and wanted all for themselves. Now that the US is moving ahead to contain them, they are getting defensive. Wonder what signals it is giving to the world. One thing is for sure, China had better kiss and make up with india for its own good. The future for both countries would be brighter with being good friends than sworn enemies. A democratic govt there would probably help in resolving indo china issues at least if not all their border disputes.
     

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