1. ​India ‘spoiled, smug, self-centred, self-righteous’: Chinese state media on India’s NSG bid

​India ‘spoiled, smug, self-centred, self-righteous’: Chinese state media on India’s NSG bid

Defending China's opposition to India's entry into the NSG as "morally legitimate", a state- run daily today hit out...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2016 1:50 PM
In a hard hitting editorial, Global Times said it was rules not China that prevented India's entry into the 48-nation elite nuclear trading body. (Reuters) In a hard hitting editorial, Global Times said it was rules not China that prevented India’s entry into the 48-nation elite nuclear trading body. (Reuters)

Defending China’s opposition to India’s entry into the NSG as “morally legitimate”, a state-run daily today hit out at India saying the West has “spoiled” the country making it a “bit smug” in international affairs.

The mouthpiece of the Chinese Government, “ Global Times “ has strongly criticized India for attempting to seek admission to the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) without being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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Reacting to New Delhi’s failed bid to seek NSG membership at a plenary meeting of the grouping in Seoul, South Korea, last week, an editorial in the state-run Global Times described some Indians as too self-centered, self-righteous, and added that “nationalists in India should learn how to behave themselves” rather than criticizing Beijing for blocking the bid on what it termed justifiable grounds.

“Some Indians are too self-centered and self-righteous. On the contrary, the Indian government behaves decently and is willing to communicate. Throwing a tantrum won’t be an option for New Delhi,” the Global Times editorial reads.

The article pointed that, “India’s nationalists should learn how to behave themselves. Now that they wish their country could be a major power, they should know how major powers play their games.”

Justifying China’s role, the editorial pointed that that “India is not a signatory to the NPT, but is the most active applicant to join the NSG.”

The article said the Indian media played up the prospects of New Delhi’s bid and some even claimed that among the 48-members of the NSG, 47 have given it a green light, except China.

It added, “Since its foundation in 1975, all NSG members shall be NPT signatories. This has become the primary principle of the organization. Now India wants to be the first exception to join the NSG without signing the NPT. It is morally legitimate for China and other members to upset India’s proposal in defense of principles.”

The article highlighted that due to Beijing’s role in stopping New Delhi’s bid a few Indian media outlets started vilifying China’s position and some Indians even called for a boycott of Chinese-made products and a withdrawal from the BRICS group.

The Global Times said it was rules not China that prevented India’s entry into the 48-nation elite nuclear trading body. It said at least 10 countries, including China, have opposed the accession of non-signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) into the NSG.

In a veiled attack, the article read that the U.S. role in backing India’s admission to the NSG actually serves to contain Beijing.

“U.S. backing adds the biggest impetus to India’s ambition. By cozying up to India, Washington’s India policy actually serves the purpose of containing China,” the article read.

“The US is not the whole world. Its endorsement does not mean India has won the backing of the world. This basic fact, however, has been ignored by India,” it added.

Asserting that the Western world has been giving too many thumbs up to India and thumbs down to China, New Delhi is spoiled today.

“Although the South Asian country’s GDP accounts for only 20 percent of that of China, it is still a golden boy in the eyes of the West, having a competitive edge and more potential compared to China. The international “adulation” of India makes the country a bit smug in international affairs,” it read.

Highlighting India’s absorption in the Missile Technology Control Regime on Monday and denial to China’s access in the 34-nation MTC now 35th, the article read that New Delhi’s news of admission didn’t even make a ripple among the Chinese public and added that Chinese have become more mature in dealing with these setbacks caused by international relations.


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  1. A
    Aap ka
    Jun 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm
    It seems, somebody's got butt hurt 😉
    1. J
      Jun 28, 2016 at 11:55 am
      Really feel sorry ....dia Inc. please manufacture quality stuff in India without any further delay.We will pay price but do not want to pay for made in china
      1. Mahendra
        Jun 28, 2016 at 1:43 pm
        This is out of jealousy towards India. India never opposed China's entry into any world forum. While China is opposing India's candidature whether in NSG or UNSC is out of political reasons. China does not want India to be a global player. That is the major issue. But come what may India is inching towards global power. As regards 20% of China's GDP India can easily catch up as it has got potential to be a big player-talent, recourses and ability to achieve the goal. Let China not forget that its GDP was same as India's in 1991. The GDP growth was halted due to lack of political will of Indian leadership. Now time is come to show the mantle. Modi's government wants to achieve the same, GDP of eight trillion $. The world economists have forecasted India to be third economic power only after US and China in near future. India can stand to China's challenge, the western world knows that. Hope China would be realistic. Instead of supporting his ally against India it will do well to have cooperation with India in the best interest of the world economic development, peace and prosperity. Hope better sense will prevail over Chinese leadership.
        1. G
          Jun 29, 2016 at 1:25 pm
          If India is this insignificant to mature and internationally aware China, why the does its top echelon care what we do, or how we do it ? Coming from a potion that deems itself too good for any company, this sounds comical 😆.
          1. R
            Ranjeet Singh
            Jul 1, 2016 at 10:18 am
            Rant of a frustrated mind.
            1. Suresh Deman
              Jun 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm
              Riding two horse at the same time is herculean task and uming your opponents are fools in an gross under estimation. Modi is a 'Golden Boy' created by West and US to carry out their anti-China agenda in the South-Pacific was completely exposed. China is no fool an although they do not appear to be as radical communist as they were during Mao's times but certainly they continue to follow his strategy which is as follows: "If the enemy is sharp you become sharp and if the enemy sharpers you become sharpest". Hence, China beat India in its own game as they beat West and US in the market game with largest GDP in the world in terms of PPP and the second best in GDP!Modi's diplomacy failed as India has never been criticized so severely in the last 35 years as it did under Modi regime! Hopefully, lessons will be learnt!
              1. S
                Jun 29, 2016 at 12:46 am
                Considering the human rights violations that China commits in Tibet and the opportunistic aggression in 1962 and not to forget the overt as well as covert support to countries that are safe havens for terror, all this speak about being "responsible power" by the dragon is all smoke (read BS). The China speaking of GDP can't supply its poor with even a dollar a day and has thousands of empty homes in cities called ghost towns. Rhetoric doesn't change reality.
                1. V
                  Jun 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm
                  Wow, and what a mature, balanced, nuanced, eloquent, perceptive article from China! :-)
                  1. R
                    RAVIKUMAR T
                    Jun 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm
                    China has no moral rights to talk about India when France is already a member of NSG without signing NPT. Hegemonic atude is shown around by China in SCS as well as in NE Asia.
                    1. Vinay Mahindrakar
                      Jun 28, 2016 at 9:02 am
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