US Concerns China’s Attempt to ‘Bully’ India and Other Neighboring Countries
United States concerned about China’s attempt to “intimidate” its neighbors, including India, as Washington believes Beijing’s behavior in the region and around the world could be destabilizing, White House says , asserting that America will continue to stand by its partners. .
The remarks by White House press secretary Jen Psaki preceded the 14th round of military-level talks between India and China on the 20-month line in eastern Ladakh.
Asked about China’s aggressive behavior on its border with India and whether the subject was brought up during US talks with China or Washington by sending a message to Beijing about it, Psaki, at his conference Daily News Release Monday, said the United States was continuing to closely monitor the situation. along the Indo-Chinese border.
We continue to support dialogue and peaceful settlement of these border disputes, she said.
We have been quite clear about our vision of Beijing’s behavior in the region and in the world. We think it can be unsettling. And we are concerned about the People’s Republic of China’s attempt to intimidate its neighbors.
We will continue to support our partners on this point, Psaki said.
According to sources within the security establishment in New Delhi, talks between India and China at the “highest level of military commander” will take place on January 12 at the Chushul-Moldo meeting point, Chinese side of the real line of control in eastern Ladakh.
India looks forward to a “constructive” dialogue with China to resolve the issues of the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh, they said, adding that the main focus of the talks will be disengagement in the region. hot Springs.
The Indian side are expected to push for a disengagement as soon as possible in all remaining sticking points, including resolving the issues at Depsang Bulge and Demchok.
The 13th round of talks took place on October 10, 2021 and ended in stalemate.
The two sides made no progress in talks with the Indian military, saying after the dialogue that the “constructive suggestions” made by the latter were neither pleasing to the Chinese side nor could they provide support. “prospective” proposals.
During their virtual diplomatic talks on November 18, India and China agreed to hold the 14th round of military talks at an early date to achieve the goal of fully disengaging remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh.
The clash on the eastern border of Ladakh between the Indian and Chinese military broke out on May 5, 2020, following a violent clash in the regions of Lake Pangong.
Following a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process on the northern and southern shores of Pangong Lake and in the Gogra region last year.
Each camp currently has approximately 50,000 to 60,000 troops along the Actual Line of Control (LAC) in the sensitive area.
India, the United States and several other world powers have spoken of the need to ensure a free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific amid growing China’s military maneuvers in the resource-rich region.
China claims almost all of the disputed South China Sea, although Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim part of it. Beijing has built man-made islands and military installations in the South China Sea. China also has territorial disputes with Japan in the East China Sea.
The United States maintains that it will support its regional allies in the defense of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
America has periodically sent its naval and air patrols to the South China Sea, challenging China’s claims to sovereignty over the region and also asserting freedom of navigation.
The United States says it seeks to preserve peace and stability, defend the freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law, keep the flow of trade unimpeded, and oppose any attempts to use coercion or force to settle disputes.