China not happy with ‘imbalance’ of power in South Asia, offers to mediate between India, Pakistan

By: | Updated: October 12, 2016 1:27 PM

China is ready to step in to resolve the conflict between India and Pakistan as there is an "imbalance" of power in the South Asian region, according to a report.

Geng said CPEC is the result of the consensus reached between the leaders of China and Pakistan. (Source: Reuters)Pakistan-based geo.tv reported the Counselor for China-Asia relations of the Chinese Foreign Ministry as saying that the country is ready to play the role of a ?mediator? to reduce the tensions between India and Pakistan. (Source: Reuters)

China is ready to step in to resolve the conflict between India and Pakistan as there is an “imbalance” of power in the South Asian region, according to a report. The report comes a day after Chinese state media reported the country’s strategic experts as saying that India’s decision to fence its borders with Pakistan would harm India-China ties.

Pakistan-based geo.tv reported the Counselor for China-Asia relations of the Chinese Foreign Ministry as saying that the country is ready to play the role of a “mediator” to reduce the tensions between India and Pakistan.

The report identified the Counselor with a single name — Yuwan. During a media briefing, he said that China would “try” its best to resolve the conflict between India and Pakistan. He also said that China is “ready to provide full assistance” in the matter.

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While mentioning that there is an “imbalance of power” in South Asia at present, Yuwan hoped that the tensions between India and Pakistan would not escalate further.

Though the report doesn’t say if he was commenting on India while pointing out the “imbalance of power”, it is apparent that China’s support to Pakistan stems from India’s rise as a global power in the South Asian region.

Talking about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Yuwan said the project would be a “game changer” and completed with the Pakistan’s cooperation.

On Tuesday, a report in China’s Global Times quoted leading experts of the country as saying: “India’s move to completely seal its border with Pakistan was a ” very irrational decision” and would further complicate India-China relations considering Beijing’s “all-weather” strategic ties with Islamabad, a state media report today quoted leading experts as saying.”

“India is making a very irrational decision, since no exhaustive investigation has been conducted after the Uri incident, and no evidence proves Pakistan is behind the attack,” the Global Times quoted Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow from the official thinktank, Institute of International Relations of the Shanghai Academy, as saying.

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