Prospects of peace as India-Pakistan tensions have eased: China

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    Prospects of peace as India-Pakistan tensions have eased: China

    BEIJING: Quoting from the epic Mahabharata and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a top Chinese leader has said the easing of tensions between India and Pakistan has increased the prospects of peace in South Asia.

    Expressing China's interest in deepening ties with the subcontinent, Vice President Li Yuanchao yesterday said efforts by India and Bangladesh to settle their border differences too have boosted the chances of peace.

    "In recent years, with eased tension between India and Pakistan and positive developments in the rebuilding of Afghanistan, reconciliation among South Asian countries has been gaining momentum," Li said while addressing the China-South Asia Peace and Development Forum at Kunming city.

    "South Asian countries have endeavoured to seek peaceful resolutions of their disputes through consultations," he said.

    "India and Pakistan, for example, are continuing with peace talks; Bangladesh and India have settled their land border; and countries in the region are making efforts to negotiate for a joint water resource management policy."

    Li said China is committed to handling territorial and maritime disputes with neighbouring countries through "dialogues and consultations", and has "successfully resolved land border issues left over by history with 12 neighbours".

    China wishes to work with South Asian countries to settle disputes and conflicts through peaceful negotiations with reconciliation and opposes the use or threat of force, he said.

    "The Indian epic Mahabharata tells about how the ancient Indians ceased unjust wars for the sake of peace. And in China, proverbs such as 'peace is most precious' reflect the philosophy of peace cherished by the Chinese nation," he said.

    "We should enhance dialogues and consultations to peacefully resolve disputes. Rabindranath Tagore, the great Indian poet, once said: 'Brute force shows but the weakness of mankind.' It is dialogues and consultations that are the correct way to resolve conflicts and disputes," Li said.

    Prospects of peace as India-Pakistan tensions have eased: China - The Economic Times

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    Note how the Chinese love to follow this Chinese fable:

    东食西宿

    齐有一女两家求之其家语女曰欲东家即左袒欲西家即右袒其女两袒曰愿东家食而西家宿以东家富而丑西家贫而美也。

    战国时, 齐国有一个女子, 生得十分美丽,父母爱她如掌上明珠。她家附近住着两家人, 东家是ㄧ位大财主可是相貌生得丑怪! 西家住着一个读书人,很有才学, 相貌也很英俊,但家徒四壁十分贫苦。

    有一天, 东西两家同时请人来说媒, 她的父母无法下决定, 于是问她说 : 「现在东西两家都来求婚, 妳自己喜欢哪一家呢? 」 女子娇羞万分,一语不发。父母以爲她害羞难於起齿, 于是说 : 「既然妳不敢开口, 那么妳如果喜欢东家就举起左手; 如果喜欢西家就举起右手。」

    结果那女子把两只手都举起来. 她的父母大异, 问道:「这是什么意思?」

    她答说: 「东家人富而丑, 西家人贫而美, 我愿嫁到东家食, 又嫁到西家宿。」

    English Translation

    dōng shí xī sù - East Eat West Sleep

    A long time ago there was a beautiful girl, whom her parents adored. As she was of an age to get married, there came two suitors. From the east came a very wealthy man, but he was very ugly. From the west came a handsome studious man, but he was very poor.

    The girl was asked which of the two men she preferred. She was very shy and did not want to say anything.

    So her parents told her, "Raise your right hand if you prefer the man from the west, or raise your left hand if you prefer the man from the east."

    The girl raised both hands.

    The parents asked her why, and the girl replied, "I can go to the east for food and clothing, and I can go to the west for sleeping."

    Dōng shí xī sù is said when commenting on greedy people.
     
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    The Chinese leaders are forked tongue.

    They say something and do something else!
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Settling border disputes is one part of the problem. Sponsoring terrorism is something else. And the article says nothing about aggression of China on its borders with India.
     
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    Chinese version of peace I think, like how Tibet and Xinjiang are peaceful.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Such hypocrisy from Vice President Li Yuanchao.
     
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