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China’s President Xi Jinping congratulated India on becoming a full member of the SCO

China’s President Xi Jinping congratulated India on becoming a full member of the SCO

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Meeting Modi on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Astana, Xi also congratulated India on becoming a full member of the grouping. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying, briefing newspersons on the meeting, said that Modi agreed that China and India should deal with the sensitive issues between them. Hua said that Xi told Modi that both sides “should address major and sensitive issues.” “The Chinese side attaches great importance to this relationship with India, and will work together with India to complement each other’s major development strategies and stay in close communication and coordinate with each other on major regional and international affairs and maintain sound and steady growth of the bilateral relationship,” Hua said. “During the meet
China threatens India before Dalai Lama’s visit in Arunachal Pradesh

China threatens India before Dalai Lama’s visit in Arunachal Pradesh

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China warned today that it will take “necessary measures” to defend its territorial sovereignty and interests after India “obstinately” allowed the Dalai Lama to visit the “disputed” parts of Arunachal Pradesh causing “serious damage” to the bilateral ties. China also lodged a protest with India’s Ambassador in Beijing Vijay Gokhale over the Dalai Lama’s visit. “India in disregard to China’s concerns obstinately arranged the Dalai Lama’s visit to the disputed part of the eastern part of China-India border, causing serious damage to China’s interests and China-India relations,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters. China firmly opposes this move, she asserted. “China’s stand on the eastern part of the borders is consistent and clear. India is keenly