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Amid LAC dispute, US calls on China to stop ‘intimidating neighbors’


WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday criticized China for engaging in a “clear and intensified pattern of intimidating its neighbors” amid renewed Chinese forays into India, while demanding that Beijing also engage in dialogue with the United States. Dalai Lama.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled a tightening of the Trump administration’s position on China’s growing depredations of India on two occasions, including as Washington and Beijing instituted new measures to reduce US activity. diplomats and officials of the others and the US expanded the scope of its concerns on the Tibet issue.
“We look forward to a peaceful resolution to the situation on the China-India border … the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a clear and intensive pattern of intimidating its neighbors,” Pompeo said at a State Department briefing, at the time. who expressed concern about the Chinese calling to “sinize” Tibetan Buddhism and asking Beijing to enter into a dialogue with the Dalai Lama.
On the other hand, Pompeo told Fox News that “the whole world is beginning to unite around the central understanding that the Chinese Communist Party will simply refuse to compete fairly, reciprocally and transparently,” as the India report defended that sent a warship to the country. South China Sea.
“So whether it’s our friends in India, our friends in Australia, friends in Japan or South Korea, I think you’ve all come to see the risk to your own people, to your own countries, and you will see them partner with the United States. backing down (to China) on all the fronts we’ve talked about tonight, “Pompeo said in reference to India’s rejection of China’s maritime assertiveness.
The US coup came even as Washington instituted new requirements for Chinese diplomats holding meetings and events in the United States in what it suggested was reciprocal action against the downsizing of US diplomats in China facing constant barriers to their work. . Also among the US targets are the Chinese Confucius Institute’s cultural centers on US college campuses, which Washington now views with suspicion.
“I think the whole world is getting to see the risk associated with them,” Pompeo said, revealing that the United States will close them before the end of the year. He has also indicated that President Trump may take further steps to restrict Chinese students and scholars who come to the United States to spy.
Pompeo joined the Trump administration’s growing distrust of China by former US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, who said at a US-India event that Beijing had taken on a “naive” America and its leaders during the last decades, and Washington. Through his solid Indo-Pacific strategy, he is now learning who his true friends are.
Speaking at the 3rd India-US Leadership Summit Hosted virtually by the US India Strategy and Partnership Forum (USISPF), Haley said on Tuesday that Americans know that Indians are not a threat to them and as such it is time for Indians share your success. history.
“Through this India-Pacific strategy, in the future, the United States is learning who its true friends are. When you find out, yes, it is India. But now the Indians must go and show more who they are,” he said, explaining That Indians should stop being shy and talk more about their successes and achievements. “Americans do not feel threatened by indigenous people and they realize that indigenous people improve our country,” he added.
(With contributions from the agency)

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