President Xi to conclude India visit without ‘One-China’ allegiance

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

(, Sep10, 2014) – ‘One-China policy’, a mandatory Chinese requirement in any joint-declaration with other countries will again be left out when Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping visits New Delhi next week because of China’s inability to reciprocate with a ‘One-India policy’. India has refused to endorse the ‘one-China’ policy since 2010, when it removed it from a joint statement during the visit of the then Chinese premier Wen Jiabao.

“For India to agree to a one-China policy, China should reaffirm a one-India policy,” the Sep 9 quoted India’s External Affairs Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj as saying.

“When they raised with us the issue of Tibet and Taiwan, we shared their sensitivities. So, we want they should understand and appreciate our sensitivities regarding Arunachal Pradesh,” she has further said.

However, she has described India-China relation as “very good”, marked by both “competition and cooperation”. She has expressed confidence that the outcome of Mr Xi’s visit would be “substantial and solid”, reported Sep 9.

She has played down Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against land and sea expansionism being pursued by certain countries during his recent visit to Japan. Although seen as being clearly aimed against China, Ms Swaraj has expressed belief that it was actually not aimed at anyone, adding, “He spoke about 18th century expansionism.”

While addressing Japanese businessmen, Modi had said, “There are 18th-century-style ways and thinking that involve expanding (geographically) by taking away the land of another nation and going into seas.”


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